|Three-fourths of the files here are for scrapbook journaling.|
But on the bright side, it is now that time of year I love being back in the kitchen. There was one afternoon earlier this week that the "cozy kitchen time" feeling struck in a big way. Although the temperature was nearly eighty (the big cold front was coming through at that time), the blustery winds and lead colored sky already felt like November.
Yesterday I simmered a whole chicken with onions and celery for soup, the broth is finished and waiting in the big Lodge dutch oven in the refrigerator to be made into chicken noodle or chicken veggie soup this weekend. The white meat will be used for a casserole later. Tonight's menu will be oven stew. The season has indeed changed.
This afternoon I plan on some scrapbook journaling, this time the page will look more like what I usually create. I have years and years worth of magazine pages cut out and ready to use.
Not too long after we moved to this house at the edge of the forest, I took a few dozen magazines that I had been saving (and an X-Acto knife) and started cutting out pages that had images I wanted to file. I worked sitting on the family room floor while watching TV for a few days in a row to create the first files.
Sitting on the floor is not a problem. Getting up again is another thing entirely. ;)
Then this past year, I did the same thing with another couple dozen magazines I had put back just for this purpose. I added new file folders this time to those already created years earlier and then spent another long session filing away those magazine pages.
Remind me to begin a new practice of removing magazine pages before letting them stack up so high! But they are now all ready for a new season of journaling. I will, when possible, write a post all about them.
I also want to send out a big thank you to everyone who has been entering their Amazon shopping through either the widget on the side bar or by following a link (all links with a * next to them are associate links).
I receive a very small percentage of the purchase and it doesn't cost you any extra at all. Just the time to come to Coffee Tea Books & Me and click on any item in the Amazon Widget. You do not have to purchase the item you click on, it is just like opening the door to the store. You don't have to come back again, it works for your entire purchase. You only have to enter through the widget again when you begin a new shopping session.
It is such a blessing to see the credit build up! It even counts when you are purchasing a very inexpensive third party item or e-book as it may not be worth any money but it counts as a purchase. The more purchases, the higher the percentage.
I know in these busy times, going to any blog with a widget takes more time but it is a way of blessing the work of the bloggers! Thank you muchly. I use the credit to purchase a book now and then or birthday-Christmas gifts for the family. Not to mention items like a new heavy duty flashlight!
So now it is time to brew a small pot of tea and make my way to the Study. Victoria is in her late morning sleep mode which means (hopefully) she will not try to "help" me when creating. Have I mentioned I have my crochet yarn from a project I am starting now located on top of the refrigerator. Yeah... guess who was responsible for that?
Added: I found the above gingerbread men header in some old photo files. It has always been one of my very favorite headers! I think it is fine for November, don't you?