Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Organize your Stuff: Week 12 (round 5): WOYWW 138


Thank goodness it is Wednesday, and We have POWER! *YEAH!!!!*

That means that we are able to share our crafty space as a part of that wonderful WOYWW (What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday), hosted by that always awesome Julia at the Stamping Ground. Come and see what everyone else is crafting and where they do it!

This is what our desk looks like today…




We have honestly not been that crafty this week. We lost power on Thursday, and then we did not get it back until Sunday night. So, for those WOYWW-ers, the POW apologizes for not visiting, we really really wanted to! Instead, OCD Me had us emptying and cataloging all the food from our refrigerator/ freezer, throwing it away, then cleaning the insides from top to bottom.

However, Creative Me did complete the above card right before this post. It is our Design Team entry for Tuesday Trio’s Sketch #103: Warm colors. Creative Me was definitely not in a warm color mood, sometimes it is not up to us. Girl Friday made a card too.

Well, what has been up? Not much. We have definitely been bonding. We had five “snow” days. The first few were for snow, but then it turned to ice and rain and power outages.

We had ice cream soup on power outage day #2 since the freezer started failing.
Then we retreated to a friend's house an hour north, as using a car as the world's most expensive cell phone charger and camping out at the Cutters Pointe coffee had lost its luster.  Super S thanks for opening your home!

Where in the world is Fabulous Spouse?  He has been in transit to Afghanistan since Friday, in a different country every day. Here is a picture of him at a layover in Bangor, Maine.

Fabulous Spouse then had a 24 hour layover in Germany and a two day stop in Kuwait. He finds it amusing, that there is a Starbucks even out there at a base in the desert (new since 2007)! Now we are waiting for him to find the internet and let us know that he has made it safely to his endpoint.

So, happily heated and electrified, We are off to hop around the WOYWW world. Come join us!

34 comments:

Annie said...

So glad your heating/lighting is back on for you....you don't know what you've got til its gone. Lets hope it stays on so you can stay warm and enjoy your crafting.
Hugs,
A x

Helen said...

What a long time to be without power - what a pain! thanks for friends who help out though.

okienurse said...

Oh I am oh so grateful I moved south and we don't have the winters that take the power away that often. I can remember living in Missouri 1979 and being without power for over a week. not a good thing. Glad to hear it is back on. Also glad to hear DH is at destination and doing well. Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's at times like that when you find out who your true friends are! What a pain to be without power for such a long time - your winters are obviously harsh but beautiful, that first photo is stunning!
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Glad u have power and heat , poor u..glad ur friends helped...happy woyww hugs trace x no16

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us nosey parkers today. It's always inspiring to see. Hope you have plenty of creative fun this coming week. Glad you have power back, it must be hard without it for so long.
Neil#55

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Ok 2nd try, first one got while walled :( We haven't had any long powercuts (by this I mean more than an hour or 2) for about 20 years - they got fed up over here and buried all the electricity cables........ Hope you hear from you DH soon - always good to know people have arrived safely when they are travelling.

Danielle said...

I am happy that your power is back on and that y'all are home safe. Your desk looks like it is filled with stamping goodies. I hope you find some time to play.

Angie said...

5 days with out power OMG you coped very well ...all that lost food would have me weeping ...even if I was insured. What a journey for your hubby too. Love the Valantine cards.

May said...

So glad you have power now thats a long time to be without bless you, Have a great week and a warm one, Hugs May

Mary Pat Siehl said...

glad all is safe!

love all the stamping goodies!!!!fun

Diana Fisher said...

Good to have power back! And pretty neat about that Starbucks. Hope your spouse has a safe and productive trip!

Lou said...

Oh all that time without power sounds awful I hope it satys on now, that must be awful and all your frezzer food lost i would have been so upset. I do hope that will be the last of it for you. Thank goodness for good friends. I also hope you hear from your hubby very soon, Best wishes to both of you Lou #84

Hazel said...

Not good to lose the power like that. Love your card. Hope you get news soon from your OH (Hazel, WOYWW #28) x

Pamela said...

Great card!! Hope everything settles down for you.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry about your power outage!
We lost power twice in 2006 for five days each time and it was miserable.
But sounds like you made the most of it!!

Karen said...

Gosh what a long time to have no power or heating, I am glad it is all working again for you now :) Lovely cards and some great photos.

Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #80

Stephanie said...

Losing power is the worst..and a horrible time of year for it to happen. Hope everything is all back to normal soon.

Twiglet said...

Thats a long time to be powerless. Hope all is Ok now. Keep cosy. Thanks for the ideas for my leather scraps - I think I will try some embroidered cuffs and maybe a brooch or two first! Have a good week. x Jo

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I could go without power for a day just to get my food organized and my fridge cleaned! I love your card too, very cool. I always like seeing your desk. ((hugs)) to your DH so far away.

Nicky said...

Glad you have power back, love the card you made lovely warm colours - hope you have no more power issues

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo great desk, so busy! Eeek! about the power! Glad it is back! Kim

Sam said...

Glad to hear you have got your heating and power back on. Lucky you have super friends. I don't like ice cream in the winter so ice cream soup would not have been good for me!
Happy Scrapping and hugs to you all! I am sure Hubby will contact you as soon as he can! Send him a hug from Wales, UK too!

My name is Cindy said...

Awesome card, glad you are empowereed once again!! Hope FS gets in touch soon and thanks for popping by to see me. Cindy #51

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

5 snow days.... sounds very weird to my sun and rain soaked australian brain... we are in heavy flooding summer rains at the moment, and had kids sent home from school yesterday, so maybe it is our version of a snow day... glad you managed to get some work done... happy woyww

sandra de said...

Great card ... sorry to hear about your weather ordeals. Its just rain, rain, rain and then some floods in our part of the world.

Tracy said...

Cute cards.
I am so happy for you that you have your power back on.
We keep our coolers in the shed, so if the power goes out for a long time, we can put the pricey food in there, and not worry about critters getting it :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

glad to hear you have your power back. no more ice cream soup! cute pic of your hubby. happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

The Crafty Chick said...

Wow drama-filled week then! So the icecream could have been put outside in snow-ville to re-freeze perhaps, or am i missing something? LOL
Looks very cosy now, but nothing worse then no power in snow bound situations. I have a generator here for just that situation!

Leandra

Brenda B said...

I thought about you last week when I was watching the video of all those people sledding down the streets in Seattle!! Modern conveniences are fantastic when they work aren't they? Starbucks in the desert! Whatever next, I bet they sell a lot of Iced Lattes!!

Hugs
Brenda 99

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lack of electricity makes me sad. It sounds like you made it through just fine, cups of ice cream soup for all. You made a great card for not being in the mood!

Tammy said...

Oh my - I didn't have heat one night this week, I can't imagine not having it - in the PNW - for 5 days! Goodness! Glad you had a place to go. And equally glad that you could get back into your crafting space! That's the important thing! :)

Li'l Pidge said...

No power, that sucks!
Its taken me a while to get around the desks, but thanks for sharing and visiting mine.
kyla x38

Pauline said...

A desk full of fab stuff :-) Thanks for the peek have a good week xxx