Wednesday 26 January 2022

WOYWW 660: Same Old, Same Old

Things have settled well into a routine now in 2022 - I have developed a rythmn for bothwork and play and feel a lot less stressed as a result.  My desk shot for WOYWW (please visit Julia to find out more) was taken yesterday afternoon as I was getting out the bits and pieces for today's daily journal page. 

If I don't plan things out the night before then I spend too long before work getting the page complete.  Hubby has also been making a lot of soup in the new soup machine so you can see the latest bowl of carrot and coriander in the background lol.

I tend to try and find enough similar material to do two pages so that I can tie in the opposite ones.

After today, masks will no longer have to be worn in school even in the corridors, however I have chosen to continue wearing one.  I have so far managed to avoid catching Covid and really hope to continue to do so.

Happy WOYWW everyone, I'll be round to visit later or in the morning as usual.


Helen said...

it's a very good idea to prep your daily page ahead of time! I wouldn't have time to do it before work at all. I don't intend to stop wearing my mask either, although we don't at work as we have always been very spread out luckily; and the mayor of London has said they'll still be required on transport anyway which I think is good. How was the football? Helen #4

Lynnecrafts said...

Hi Sarah, your pages look great. There’s a real steampunk feel to many of them.
It seems crazy to me to stop wearing masks just yet. I hope you stay clear. It must be hard work doing language teaching in one.
So glad you’ve sorted your work/life rhythm to your satisfaction.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 12

Neet said...

I am hoping that masks will continue to be worn by the majority although around here there don't seem to be many doing so when mandatory.
Good idea to prep the night before, once you get into a rhythm it makes life less stressful - good luck with it.
Stay safe, Hugs, Neet 6 xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Loving your collages, Sarah! The key is probably gathering the right materials, so they're at hand when you need them. A husband that cooks is definitely a keeper! xx Take care, zsuzsa #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love your daily pages, anything with postage stamps on is good in my opinion! It’s a clever idea to prep everything the night before, just get to in the morning! I’m continuing to wear a mask as well, such a simple thing to do to protect yourself.
HUgs LLJ 11 xx

Lynn Holland said...

I do love an organised crafter, I wish I was haha.
Have a super journaling week, what you are doing is fab
Lynn x 13

glitterandglue said...

Morning Sarah. This is all sounding very positive - well done on all the thought that has gone into the "less stressful" sense. Love your little pages - great fun - and obviously reflecting hw you are feeling. Trust all goes well with the no masks in school...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Diana Taylor said...

Your collages are fabulous - I am impressed with your organisation, as a collage a day seems quite an ask when you are also out at work most days.
Hope you have a good week,
Diana xx #18

Christine said...

I so agree about the masks, I do not intend to stop using one. Wearing a mask gives me peace of mind although I have still had covid it was much milder thanks to the vaccinations.
Love the journal pages, I though they were cards at first!
Have a good week
Christine #20
BTw hope Eva is ok. Give her my love

Crafting With Jack said...

Great collages and I love those big stickers. Good idea to keep to mask wearing. Happy WOYWW Angela #2

BJ said...

Oh My absolutely ADORE your journal pages. Ask me to choose a fav- CAN'T. Love how you tie the two pages together with subtle differences/placements. Then the soup machine! - Made me think of soup dragon from the clangers, now there's a throw back if ever there was one!
Glad there are some sensible still mask wearers, me included, although we don't for Thursday night badminton and one member tested positive last Friday! Eeeek.
I seem to have managed to avoid as well and have had 2 -ve tests so far this week which is good as the last one was so I could confirm my appointment for a CT scan on Saturday for my ears. Will test again tomorrow and Saturday to make extra sure both for badminton on Thursday and the scan on Saturday - - Phew perhaps you didn't need all that info but it's typed now LOL. Thanks for your visit always appreciated. BJ#15

Lindart said...

Lovely pages! And it is so nice how they go together. I'm not the plan ahead type at all, I sit down and just do whatever my head tells me to! Sometimes it's not taking to me, and I have to do something else! Have a great week, Lindart #27

Julia Dunnit said...

I think we’re going to continue with masks too…I’ve noticed on a couple of independent shops locally there are signs asking customers to do the same. Some of my local family have just finished being in isolation, it does seem to be very much easier to catch now! Glad you’re in a rhythm with preparing and then doing your pages, a nice accomplishment way to start and a day with. I hope the bowl of soup wasn’t all you had….it’s the law you know,to have at least a small hunk of bread!

Annie said...

I think you are very wise re face masks Sarah. It really is no good every time numbers come down to remove all the protection...we will continue to wear ours and I ask all customers coming in for fittings to wear one. I can honestly say if you can avoid catching it then it’s wise cos I’ve never felt so poorly before.
Annie x #9

Stacy Sheldon said...

that sounds smart Sarah, ( to continue at work with the mask ) hopefully someday soon we will all be on the backside of this but, for now just take care of you. So many people I know who have caught it, its hard on them ( even vac'd people ) Love the idea that the days can tie in together when you open the book flat you know what I mean? :) ~Stacy #26

Spyder said...

I love making soup, that's one thing I can cook! Love your journal pages...Happy WOYWW Stay safe ((Lyn)) #1

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Sarah, another late one for me but really wanted to get round. Brilliant journal pages and well impressed with the soup machine. I bought one years ago and sadly have hardly used it for some time. You are very sensible about the masks. Two schools in Lincoln have already said that they will continue to ask children and staff to continue wearing them, it's the only way to keep the schools running smoothly. Sending hugs, Angela x16x

Susan Renshaw said...

Wish I had thought to challenge myself to a journal page a day this year - mind you Ido do quite a few. I am totally behind with the end of last year's Wanderlust and the beginning of this. Just don't know where the time goes!
Anyway lovely pages - and I hope you enjoyed the soup...
Happy WOYWW!
Susan #8

My name is Cindy said...

Love your pages Sarah, I'm like you I nearly always do a double spread (when I do one). I disturbs me of they don't match!! You sound super organised, at the moment I'm lucky if I've done all my exercise and got dressed by 12!! However did I go to work? Happy WOYWW, stay safe, stay well, love n hugs Cindy xx #22

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, I've been prepping this evening too. Not that I need too, it's just habit after years of going out to work. Your pages are lovely and I love the quote about a smile being the same in any language. Have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #28

Kyla said...

ooh loving your pages and it sounds like you have really sorted out a schedule that works for you well I also love your stamp "everyone smiles in the same language" not heard that before but yes fantastic.

Hope school is going ok, I too also wear a mask in work even though we dont have to and I plan on continue doing so.