T Tuesday: chaos continues edition

Hello…thank you for continuing to visit my blog each week especially since my posts have become weekly…nowhere even close to daily as I would like. Evidently I am in a season of life that has me focused outward instead of inward. My mom is having some health issues so between her flurry of appts and my own children throwing curve balls at me…I’ve been in clinics, hospitals and ER’s more often than not lately. I’m feeling a bit run down myself today to be honest. Running on adrenaline will eventually cause you to crash. Never the less I am here. I am not even going to pretend that I am going to make it around to everyone this week…or even perhaps next. Sorry about that.

Anyway…enough of those things that are out of my control…and on with the post.

I took a bit of time yesterday to prep a new art journal and actually work in it. It was so much fun to create. I know I’ve said that dozens of times but it is always true! 

Playing with layers and getting the pages soaking wet to watch the color bleed has been very therapeutic in some strange way.

Since Spring is officially here it’s past time to think about starting my seeds.  Over the weekend Mr. G came up with a plan to enclose the plant cart since we purchased a new full spectrum light. Evidently some of the light is UV and will damage eyes.  We honestly weren’t as concerned about our eyes as big, dumb Marvin. The plant cart is a favorite perch and in addition he has a love affair with plastic. Guess what!?! I keep my seedlings in a big plastic tote. We were afraid of Marvin going blind from the UV light as he obsessively licked the plastic tote. Not even kidding.

It’s not the prettiest thing but it will keep all the eyeballs safe and still grow plants. The side facing the outdoors is removable so I can let the plants get natural light during the day and of course be able to water and monitor their progress. I promise I’ll share more once I actually get the seeds started.

Tuesday holds a pre-op appt for mom and something fun..lunch with some girlfriends. Super excited to see those girls!

As I’m writing this I hear lots of birds outside…I look and there is a flock of robins. I quickly snapped a photo and was able to distinguish 7 but honestly I counted at least 20 out there within my sight. I guess the robins have decided that Spring is here as well!

What are you doing today?


  1. That is a beautiful spread in your latest altered book. I was impressed with the image on the bottom right. For some reason, I thought it was a button when I first saw it.

    Very impressive UV container. I had NO idea some UV lights are harmful to eyes.

    Thanks for sharing your bird picture, your new UV cart, and your lovely new spread with us for T this Tuesday.

    Hope things improve in your life soon, dear.

  2. Love the pages and the technique you used for the background.

    Such a busy life you lead but it will get better I’m sure

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Hope you have a fun lunch with your friends as it sounds like you can really use a little time out. 🙂 Hope everything settles down. Enjoy your T day. (Also love your new page). Hugs-Erika

  4. Meggymaysays: Reply

    Its a fantastic journal spread, creating art that gives us pleasure is a therapy in itself..
    Life sounds busy for you, but I favour an old saying…tomorrow is another day.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  5. Linda Ksays: Reply

    lunch with friends is a great way to unwind with all you have going on at this time. I’ve seen robins since February but not so sure Spring is with us yet…
    wishing you calmer days . Happy T day!

  6. Enjoy your lunch with friends and try and take care of yourself too Missy! You know that thing they tell you when you fly that goes something like give the oxygen to yourself first so you can help others.
    Sending all good wishes for your Mom.
    Great pages you created.
    Happy T Day and Happy Spring!

  7. Robins are here year-round, and I do love those yard-birds. They’ve started eating at my feeders lol!

    I confess that I have written several posts at a time while I’m at the computer anyway, and then scheduled them for different days. Is that cheating? I hope not 😉

    I hope all goes well with your mother’s operation and your other family stuff. Sometimes physical life gets so busy or complicated that on-line life takes a back seat. Since I subscribe to your blog, your posts pop up in my news reader all on their own like magic. I couldn’t keep up with blogs without that system.

    Happy T Tuesday!

  8. I know its hard when you are pulled in all directions at once-but please be sure to take care of yourself first-hugs.
    Your journal page is lovely and I love art therapy
    No worries about visiting-
    Happy T Day

  9. It sounds like you have a lot going on at the moment, sending all the best for your mum! Lunch with your girlfriends sounds like the perfect pick me up 🙂 . Glad you got the UV light sorted out to keep Marvin safe and I’m amazed at how many birds descended on your garden – wonderful! Thinking of you and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 🙂

  10. Halle i will definitely keep you and your mom and family in my thoughts these next few weeks…

    Robins are everywhere here too… Nice to see them.. i really didn’t see them when we lived in CA… Happy happy T day…Hugs! deb

  11. That’s a beautiful page, Halle. Really beautiful – your layering and the way the rust color bled and blended in. Art can be wonderful therapy for me too.

    I hope your mom’s surgery goes well and that life will calm down a bit for you and your family soon. It sounds like you’re in one of life’s periods where it never rains; it pours.

    Enjoy your lunch with the girls. You need a break!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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