Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday rolling around again

I can't believe another week has passed and it is already Wednesday! Time seems to be flying by. I should be off doing other things but can't resist joining in with Julia and the gang over at Stamping Ground for another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. There was a big get together over on that side of the pond and Lunch Lady Jan posted lots of pictures. Wow, it looks like they had a great lot of fun!

My poor desk is a big mess. First on the agenda before I craft on Wednesday will be cleaning up. The mess is making me feel quite claustrophobic again. I have been busy working on Mum's calendar, more cards and a birthday card that needs to be finished today! Yikes, talk about leaving it until the last minute!

It seems I've been spending more time on phone with daughter than crafting these days. Her last day at work is Friday and she has to move out of her apartment and back here (75miles) for a month before moving 900 miles to Minnesota. Yikes. She has a new job that far away. Her background check came back good so she is officially hired. She's been calling around checking on apartments and conferring with me. Still hasn't made up her mind. It isn't easy when you have no clue what the area is like or what the apartments look like. As we don't like that close to one another everything is being done between us by phone. I think she might be getting a little stressed out - I know that I am!

I'll leave you with a couple of cards I did manage to get finished.


  1. Hi Sharon, cool looking cards. It must be very difficult to rent somewhere to live unseen. Hope all works out well. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #10

  2. Moving 900 miles into the unknown must be stressful indeed. We didn't even have the courage to move to the other side of Gloucestershire last year! Good luck to your daughter - hope all goes well and works out for the best. Lovely cards - looks like you're getting all set for Christmas. Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

  3. I feel right at home here! if you can't make a mess you can't make anything!!!!!
    thanks for visiting. Robyn 3

  4. Love the cards - I particularly love the scene through the black window frame, very striking and elegant. Good luck to your daughter, I hope everything goes smoothly for her, moving can be such a stressful time.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier and I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #20

  5. Hi Sharon, With all that's happening with your daughter, you did well to get those two lovely cards done.

    Hope all goes smoothly for your daughter and she finds an apartment she is happy in.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #18

  6. Great cards. Gosh that is stressful moving so far and no idea about area etc. What a worry for you and your daughter, I hope it all works out well. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x 19

  7. Gosh you have a lot on your plate right now. I hope that all goes really well for your daughter and that she is very happy in her new job and home. xx

  8. Ooh Sharon you have a lot going on, I hope the tidying and crafting prove a relief in some way, emotionally supporting your daughter in such a big move is just what Moms are for, but oh boy, I feel it for you!

  9. Wow! Sharon no wonder you're stressed - hope your daughter finds somewhere soon.
    Have a good week
    Christine #43

  10. Your desk kind of looks like mine .. but we BOTH know where stuff is, right!?!?!

    Happy WOYWW


  11. Nice busy desk, Sharon, even if a bit messy! I'm amazed you've managed to get anything done, with everything that's going on with your daughter. Hope she gets settled in and is happy in her new place. Thank you for your lovely comment - so enthusiastic about what I've been doing! So glad you like it. Hope your mum is OK. Scan anxiety is the worst... I had an awful experience with the last one because nobody would tell me the result and all I knew was that there was something, and I of course thought the worst, but it was just some clots on my lung. I wasn't able to do much art last year when I was feeling poorly, but managed a bit in between - you have to grab the opportunities as they arise, between chemo cycles, when you start picking up after surgery, etc. It's hard to concentrate, too, when you've got a lot on your mind and all you can think about is hospital appointments and medication etc. etc., not to mention the effort of keeping everybody up to date with news!

    I have no idea what to expect with the Skype meeting tomorrow, but in preparation I've put out a whole lot of my work all around the room so she can have a virtual tour if nothing else!!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #23

  12. Busy desk, just how it should be. I agree it's difficult when you don't know a place. Hope she gets sorted soon. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela X 17

  13. The cards look amazing!

    Good luck to your daughter. I hope it turns into a great adventure, and she's got a good mum and that's a great springboard. x

  14. Mess is GOOD!! I am an untidy worker, but love cleaning up after too!
    Must be stressful with your daughter's big moves. Wishing her all the best!
    Thanks for your visit.
    Judy #9

  15. Hi Sharon, sounds like you have a lot happening at the moment. Hope all goes well with your daughter's move. Love those christmas cards..... have not started mine yet.
    sandra de @24

  16. Remember to look after yourself as well Sharon - I know what it's like to be worrying about parents and children. Sometimes we forget ourselves.
    Like those cards you've made, the window and view one is fab!
    Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx

  17. Some great cards Sharon, i pray it all works out well for your daughter, guess there isn't someone you know who lives in the area who could check out the lie of the land??
    May God give you wisdom, not easy being a mum no matter how old they are.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x #5

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  18. Yay - some Christmas cards, more than me! Thanks for the visit BJ#28

  19. Hello Sharon. Your cards are beautiful and yup things are always seeming to be left to the last minute this time of year. Myself I am trying really hard to stay on the ball with it all and still I am coming up short on my list. Wishing all the best with your daughters move. Thanks for visiting me earlier and sorry getting back so late. Have a great week. Hugs Always ~Anne L# 15

  20. If it is any consolation I usually make around 100 cards and this year I have done 16. Talk about last minute!!!
    I am sure things will solve themselves with your daughter but I can understand the stress you are going through at the moment, I know I would be the same.
    Take care, nice cards.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

  21. It seems like the year just flew by I usually start my cards in July but it didn't happen this year. Life has its own plans! Good luck with all the upcoming adventures. Thanks for the visit!

  22. It's hard to be creative without the work space getting messy in the process! Maybe a couple of boxes or baskets to keep things somewhat contained while being worked on?

    Choosing apartments long-distance is hard. We did the same when my daughter had to move 400 miles away to do her Masters. We were able to "view" some of the apartments on-line. We made our selection based on proximity to the campus, being on a direct bus route to campus (there was a bus stop right in front of the apartment building), security measures, amenities, etc. We did make a trip up there to see the place before we signed the lease - is that something your daughter and you might be able to do? Good luck with getting everything sorted out.

  23. Happy Belated WOYWW. Finally sitting down with my laptop - rather late! I hope your daughter gets her moves completed without too much stress, at least we can now view properties on the internet. My stepdaughter has just moved to a new area and chose her flat (what you call an apartment!) via a website. Thankfully it is as good as the photos. I was very proud of myself for getting my cards all ready for the post - but then remembered I did say to myself that I would make a few cards for very close family, so had better get on with them tomorrow. Ali x #29

  24. Good that you have had some crafting time with your daughter! Hope that all goes well! Is it not possible to stay in accommodation while she looks for somewhere when she gets there? Chris x 27

  25. Sharon, I do feel for your daughter, having to Ĺ•ent somewhere unseen. Can she Google areas and street view them, might give her some idea.
    Thanks for popping over to my page and your kind remarks.
    Chris #11

  26. Great desk, so much going on! we moved last year from MA to San Antonio Texas, took an apartment sight unseen. Seems this is very common. We got a great place and loved it! Now we are moving to NY next week!! Have a great weekend! Ginny #45

  27. Good luck to your daughter... how awful to be so stressed out during this time of year (well, actually it is awful in every season of course...) I hope things will settle down quickly and that she finds a nice place. Thanks for your visit earlier this week... oh, December: busy times so I'm a late with my desk visit.. have a gret weekend! Hug from Holland, Marit #16

  28. I can appreciate what a 900 mile move is like! I moved from the UK to the south of France and then back again (after three years) nearly 10 years ago. The joy of the modern world is that the 900 miles are just a phonecall/email/text away....

    I'm sure it will all be fine - enjoy the month you have with your daughter!

    Thanks for stopping by (love that card with the window!)

    Morti @ 35

  29. Thanks for the visit last week, I appreciate all the great comments my WOYWW friends left. It was a tough week. Wow your daughter's move is kind of a BIG EVENT. What city will she be working? I lived in Mpls right out of high school but it has changed sooooo much. We go about once a month for shopping etc. Hope it works out well for her.


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