Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January 28

This is a morning ritual - talking with a group of friends on the Scrap Monkeys message board.

January 27

Last night my husband and I attended a reception in honour of the 10th Anniversary of the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute. The reception was in the lobby at City Hall and the pictures shows the founder and CEO of the institute, our friend Rodney Ouellette, speaking.

Monday, January 26, 2009

January 26

I spent much of the day doing laundry and packing for our trip to South America and Antarctica.  This is the bag I will be taking on the Antarctic cruise part of the trip.  It can't weigh more than 33 pounds.

January 25

This weekend the Timbits Hockey Tournament was held.  This is a fun tournament for age 5-8 year old players and sponsored by Tim Horton's, a chain of coffee and doughnut shops. During the Saturday and Sunday Junior hockey games the participants and their coaches paraded during the 2nd intermission. This tournament is held all over Canada but started in Moncton.  Many now-famous NHL players have passed through the Timbits hockey program.  "Timbits" by the way are little doughnuts, like "doughnut holes", so a good name for these tiny hockey players.

January 24

My Brother-in-Law Bob ready to blow out the candles on his birthday cake at a celebration of his 50th birthday at a local restaurant. Bob's mother sits next to him.

January 23

This cardstock and other items are well travelled.  Somehow in ordering it, the country part of my address got changed from Canada to Afghanistan! I didn't notice and the whole shipment was sent from Scrap Your Trip in Florida to Afghanistan and then sent back again because I wasn't there and then finally to me after we straightened it all out with a few emails back and forth. They ended up not charging me extra shipping to Canada and gave me a lot of the cardstock at no charge because it was slightly damaged in transit back and forth to Afghanistan.  This was offered to me and I accepted it and I have to say the damage was pretty minimal in my estimation and the paper is certainly usable. I highly recommend this online store!  Anyway it arrived today. 

January 22

Today I received this album and page protectors, made by We R Memory Keepers, from As my Becky Higgins/CK kit is on back-order (just found that out), I decided to use this set-up for my Project 365. I downloaded the journaling boxes and other items that were posted by CK and Becky, printed some to go ahead with and started filing my pictures and notes.

January 21

Here comes the #5 bus, which stops just across the street from my house.  I take it to go to the hairdresser. It's so convenient, almost like a (big) taxi only cheaper!

January 20

The Inauguration of Barack Obama of course!  I watched on TV.  Of great interest even to us Canadians. I took several pictures of this event.Add Image

January 19

Here's one of our cats, Mo, in his new favourite sleeping spot.

January 18

Sunday January 18
A group of us from the church met with a student (center standing) who is doing a research project on church history (United Church of Canada) so we could answer questions.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New photos

January 15 - Mother and daughter cat.  Mom (Boots) is stretched out in front and her remaining daughter, Cookie, is curled up near the pillows.
January 16 - Weather network website showing how cold it was in Moncton
January 17 - Me and my Christmas Mini-Album Class .  I taught this at the crop I had on Saturday and it is the first time I had so many people in a class.  They all enjoyed it anyway.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January continues

Some more pictures for my Project 365 book.  
Moncton High School - the school my three daughters all attended. In the news a lot
 lately because it requires considerable repair work.  An architectural treasure which was built in 1953. Photo taken January 13.

Our 4 cats: Boots, who was a stray we acquired almost 13 years ago (black, white boots,fluffy). Cookie, her one remaining daughter who was 12 on August 31 (black, white boots, short hair). Mo (black and white but more white) and Oliver (orange). Also Boots' medication for a thyroid condition which we have to rub in her ear twice a day.  Photos taken January 14.

Final package and tickets for our trip to Argentina and Antarctica: We leave here on January 29. Photo taken earlier but will be used for January 14.

I still can't get my MIL's birthday dinner picture to load. Giving up on that.

Monday, January 12, 2009


January 10 - My mother-in-law's birthday dinner at a restaurant.  Not the best picture but when I took it my memory card was full so no more chances to take one

January 11 - Our junior hockey team, the Moncton Wildcats, play the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (unfortunately the Eagles won this one).

January 12 - My scrap room.  Just messy enough that it shows I have been working.  Also a bonus picture of our cat, Mo, sitting in a basket.

(note - having trouble uploading the last picture.  I'll finish later). Oh for some reason the picture from my mil's birthday won't upload. Then I got a second picture of the hockey game and can't get rid of it. I don't know why...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January 8 and 9

January 8 - One of our dogs, Nicky, who is a White
German Shepherd and is about 12 years old, loves to sit out in the snow.  Here he is in our back yard.

January 9 - There was a tribute to the armed forces troops at our
 junior hockey game last night. Lighting was tricky but this is the best picture I got. There was a pipe band, troops and their families there and cadets carried out a big Canadian flag.  Spectators were asked to wear red.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What I did last year

One of you asked how I did the project last year.  There is a description of this on my other blog "Pam's Place" which is linked on the left.  Thank you for your interest!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Some more pictures

January 5 - Canada and Sweden face off at the beginning of the World Junior Hockey Championships (on TV).   Canada won and I have another picture of them with their medals, all in a pile the way they do, but I like this face-off one.

January 6 - I partially tidied up a store room that had a big mess of suitcases etc. This is the result.

January 7 - Christmas ornaments in the process of being put away.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Some more pictures

The January 1 picture is in the first post below.  Here are January 2, 3 and 4:
Jan. 2 - New calendar and files for bills
Jan. 3 - Turkey pot pie with phyllo pastry
Jan. 4 - Daughter Alix and Mother-in-Law Annette

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Project 365

I did this last year and really enjoyed it.  What is Project 365?  It involves taking a picture every day of the year and using that process to record the year in your or your family's life.  There was a bit of talk about it last year and I thought it would be a great project and really enjoyed doing it.  This year there is even more talk because of a new kit out from Creating Keepsakes and Becky Higgins to help do this project.  Many people I know are starting this year so I thought I would create this blog to document my success in Project 365 for 2009.  I hope it will encourage those who are starting for the first time.  To see how I did it last year, check out the post on my other blog, "Pam's Place.  See links on left.

Some ideas I found helpful last year:
- If you have a chance to take some "generic" or seasonal pictures one day, do so.  They will come in handy on those days in the week you don't get a specific picture.  Give yourself permission to use these photos from "nearby" days. 
- If you miss a few days during the year, don't give up.  You will still have an amazing picture of your life over the course of the year.
- Nothing special happening in your life?  Take a picture of your radio, your coffee pot (both morning necessities for me!), your favourite TV program, your computer... or the always reliable and cute dog or cat.
- Use this project to help you really look around at your day to day life. What does your supermarket look like? Did you notice that in the spring there are bags of earth outside it? In fall, pumpkins? At least mine has those. What seasonal decorations does your town put up? Carry a camera to church and take a picture of the Thanksgiving or Christmas decorations.  Just how messy is your scrapbooking room anyway, and how does that show that you have been busy?

Anyway, here are my photos so far for 2009:
Jan. 1 - My daughter in the nearby park where she and my husband went to take photos.
Jan. 2 - new calendar and boxes of files for receipts
Jan. 3 - that's today! not sure yet!

What are yours?
With 363 to go,