Hello from Sunday night (I didn’t think I had THIS much to share)

December 1, 2013


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I’ve seen a fair few 4am mornings these days courtesy of Milo who has an alarm clock in his little cat brain. It’s fine by me. I love the mornings and relish the still, quiet time. Reflective time. Chloe, on the other hand, is turning into quite the night owl. She’s having a hard time falling asleep and then sleeps till 10-ish…unless she has a morning class. What’s that all about? I wonder what evolutionary reason there might be for being a morning or a night person? Did the morning people run out and hunt and gather food for the night people who stayed awake watching and guarding against predators? Maybe…I’ll go reread my Bill Brysons and see if I can find out. 🙂

I’ve ordered a couple of books from Amazon and they came in a box. Naturally Morgan thought the box and papers were for her.

Lately I’ve started a new art project for the helluvit. I did some mixed media on card stock. At first I chose four pieces of card and started tearing and gluing papers together but then the four were done too fast and so I did six more. And also had to find a congratulations card for a friend’s daughter who has graduated law. Do you know how hard it is to find a nice congratulations card at Christmas time? I’m telling you…very!

Saturday evening C and I had tixs to the opera. Now I love opera, but C…not so much, but she loves listening to the pure voices. So I washed the paint and glue off my hands and we dressed and put our lipstick on and off we went to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.


There was a police situation in Vancouver and the worst case scenario happened and both the bridges, the only way for me to get downtown, were closed almost all afternoon. That meant monster traffic…in the rain. So I left early to make sure we got there in plenty of time. It turns out that by 6pm the traffic wasn’t so terrible and we made it with plenty of time to relax, grab a drink and have some fun people watching. The lobby of the theatre began to fill with all sorts of interesting people.



The opera was a modern opera called Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten. Fun production, brilliant acting, beautiful voices…not a single melody in sight…(sigh). We enjoyed it but also didn’t enjoy it…you know what I mean? I promised C a good Puccini or Wagner next.


Sunday morning dawned much brighter. Morgan wasn’t having any of it though.

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C came and cuddled up in my bed and we talked philosophy. No…seriously…we talked out the ethics and morals of Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanours. Does anyone like that movie? Imaginative, wasn’t it? C had to write a 400 word forum post saying whether she agreed with or disagreed with Rabbi Ben’s Divine Command Theory outlook on morals. But since she’s never been raised with any kind of dogma, and doesn’t even know the first thing about God, Christ…etc…it was a bit of a brain twister for her…but she got it done.

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Sunday bad-for-you lunch: home made french fries. I know…but it’s only once in a while.

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Then I got back to work on my ten cards.



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I had so much fun over these past three days making these cards that now I want to make more. I painted little surprises into each one, like birds or a cat, or villages and flowers. And I stamped each one with a special little VR stamp instead of signing them. Now I don’t know what to do with them, although my friend Dawn does a brilliant card exchange which might be fun to take part in.

Morgan still wasn’t having any of it. 🙂
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Now that I’ve carried on for a mile and a half and if you’ve stuck with me then you’re my brave loves… 🙂 It’s Sunday evening now and I’m sitting in the living room beside a fire and thinking that, with all the turmoils and ups and downs and heartaches, this life isn’t so bad after all. Hope your weekend was lovely too. I’m about to go stalk all of you who I usually stalk and then some more of you and then anyone I can think of and, If I haven’t found you, if you leave me a comment, I’ll come see you too. 🙂

Linking with Mary for Mosaic Monday.

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  • Reply Lavender Dreams December 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Oh, I love your cards! When I saw all of that wonderful paper that’s what I thought of! I love busy weeks! Looks like you’ve had fun. Sweet hugs!

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Diane, thank you so much. Sweet hugs back to you. 🙂

  • Reply Beth Terrence December 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Veronica. Thanks for sharing your weekend adventures. I love the cards and the kitty, too! I am just getting ready to make a deck of cards and feel really inspired by you work. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Many Blessings, Beth.

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you so much Beth. Wow, a whole deck? That sounds wonderful. When you do can you please show me? I’d love to see. 🙂

  • Reply Raphael Love (@RaphaelLove) December 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    These are some truly awesome shots. Can I get some of the Fries they look simply delicious! I also really like the creativity in the cards as well.

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Hello Raphael. Thank you so much, and, sorry, we scoffed them all… 🙂

  • Reply dawnsrays December 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Well you have been a busy busy bee! Your cat is alway a-dor-able
    I’m trying to think of the last time I was at the opera, hmmm. Oh yeah, never. LOL Been to a few ballets though.
    Make up by candle light, you vixen you 😉
    Oh yeah, I know what you can do with one of your card. . . send it to me, duh hahaha. No really, we’ll swap addresses and I’ll get you back.
    Fabulous Sunday sharing, darling–thanks for the sweet mention {{mwah}}

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Done! 🙂

  • Reply Mascha December 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Oh, the cards are beautiful! And if you have once begun … you need to keep moving forward, that’s the fun – I know that! Incidentally, I have a small Chinese stamp with my name (made ??me a Chinese) and red Chinese stamp ink …
    I also love the early mornings, when the day is still so fresh and long, and all is quiet –
    Habe a great new week

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you Mascha. That stamp sounds lovely…and red ink! I should go buy some different coloured inks. 🙂

  • Reply julochka December 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    the cards are great! especially the circles and the gold paint bits…it makes me want to get out my violated book and violate it a bit more.

    i have a 4 a.m. kitty as well, my little Stella. it’s not so good when you go to bed past midnight…

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Violate away! I left my copy of Humument in England. Would love to do something like that. Are you doing something similar? Show me when you can please. Stella and Milo should talk! 🙂

  • Reply Poppy December 2, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Veronica, you are a ‘dot.com’ girl now, I see, congrats! Thankful that we can still cross paths, considering you’re in a new ‘bloghood’ and I’m firmly planted in my ‘blogspot’! I always enjoy the highlights of your busy, but with breaks, weekends, and today’s post is no exception. From the dramatic lip stain application to the so-so opera and your creative card construction, I’ve enjoyed my visit! When will Morgan realize that sometimes, you just gotta go with the flow! ;-D

    Have a lovely week!

    Sending warm hugs from sunny Crete,


    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Hello warm girl! It’s going down to freezing here in Van. I can’t even imagine Toronto! Morgan…well…she’s sort of a one of a kind. Lol. Big hugs (to steal some of that warmth) 🙂

  • Reply eileen December 2, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Sounds like a busy but wonderful weekend..Your kitty is cute and I love your cards. Lovely post, have a happy day and week ahead!

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you Eileen. I hope you have the best of weeks too. 🙂

  • Reply georgeplace2013DebiSwim December 2, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Enjoyed this very much. I always enjoy seeing your art, just beautiful!

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Reply Sabra Bowers December 2, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Love the cards. They would be wonderful for postcard poetry month. I hope to participate in the next year. You are THE best photographer. I’ve not posted on my blog in a few weeks…life is too hectic. But there are a couple of blogs I faithfully read and yours is one. Have a lovely week.

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      You’re such a sweet sweetie Sabra. I treasure our friendship since we first met. It’s going to be two years next April since the challenge, isn’t it? 🙂 Big hugs.

  • Reply Debra @ Frugal Little Bungalow December 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Your cards are amazing and I enjoyed your slice of life post and photos very much. I have a cat and yes it loves boxes and paper and just anything new that you happen to put down somewhere..she has to go sit on it as fast as she can get there ! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you so much Debra. 🙂 What is it with cats? You should have seen me trying to recycle the newspaper this morning. If she wasn’t in the recycling bag she was sitting on it.

  • Reply Ruby December 2, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Interesting post Veronica….thank you! And you have one contented cat,absorbed in his own safe world…..
    Happy Monday!

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Ruby, those cats march to their own drummer. 🙂 Have a lovely day. 🙂

  • Reply cottagetails December 2, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Funny how cats like boxes and wrapping paper.

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      It’s so true! 🙂

  • Reply Rajesh December 2, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Beautiful work with cards.

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you Rajesh, now I want to make more!

  • Reply the cape on the corner December 2, 2013 at 9:46 am

    what sweet cats! they love to play with junk, don’t they? I love anything travel related, so those papers are fabulous to me!

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you so much. I love ephemera and love saving it and giving it a new life. Can I ask you your name? I love to know my friend’s names but it’s perfectly fine if you’d rather not say. 🙂

  • Reply EG CameraGirl December 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Your cards are wonderful! It’s been a while since I made some myself but no I feel inspired. Your weekend sounds like it was lively and full of fun!

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Oh, if you make some tell me so I can see. 🙂 So much fun to do a bit of art, isn’t it?

  • Reply Lorrie December 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    You’re the second blogger I’ve read today who went to the opera this weekend and saw that production. The french fries look sooooo good. Homemade is always the best. I love the card project. I want to do some Christmas cards this week.

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Lorrie, what did the other people say? Hmm, wonder if they liked it or not. If you do some Christmas cards let me know, I’d love to see them. 🙂

  • Reply Glenda December 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Awww! Love the pretty kitty! I think I could handle an order of those fries.:)
    Really like the card collage/mosaic – very pretty!
    Thanks for stopping by. The crochet is my daughter’s creations. I have tried, but just never did get the hang of crocheting or knitting.

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you so much Glenda. Your daughter is talented. Chloe had knitted hats and they turned out beautifully. But I’m afraid I’m just like you. 🙂

  • Reply Daryl December 4, 2013 at 8:08 am

    well except for the opera, to me, it seemed like a purr-fect weekend!

    • Reply Veronica December 5, 2013 at 3:59 am

      It was a good one. (Weekend, not the opera) 🙂

  • Reply Pondside December 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    This is my favourite sort of post – a slice of real life, a little creativity, a few things that are new to me, or things I’d like to be doing………..like going to the opera. Your cards are really good-looking!

    • Reply Veronica December 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      Aw, thank you so much Pond. Cone to the mainland and we can go to the opera together, and then you could stay in the guest bedroom and catch the ferry the next day. 🙂

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