Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Overlooked.....

Well, it is only -28C this morning...so I doubt it got down to -35C as predicted. The sun is shining as it does so much of the time and the sky is a lovely blue. Still, it is cold enough at this. The para-meds, police, firefighters and various church groups and volunteers are searching the streets, doorways and alleys for the homeless and busing them to shelters each night in an effort to prevent deaths. It doesn't always work... but they do keep trying. I have in my dim, distant, forgettable past, huddled under old coats and blankets in a cold car on several wintery nights.... it is not a piece of cake let me tell you. It always makes me more than thankful for having a lovely warm house surrounding me, never mind just a roof over....
There is some warming happening in the next few days; by the weekend they are saying -7C for the high...and only -20C for the lows....much more acceptable but it would still be brutal to be on the streets.
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..... the second "Overlooked"................










or, is it??
Is anybody playing along with this? I saw the site on somebody's blog; might have been Susan's....she features a blog of the week and I like to check them out. The woman who dreamed up the idea seemed pretty stunned to find that so many have played along.....

She calls it "Overlooked". It will eventually be a series of photos and journal or scrap book pages. Not that I scrap, but have decided to make some pages... in a small book I use for "notes to self" about bears, dolls, etc. Things that are not so much overlooked as they are just not really thought about or considered... and only then, because we use or see them daily. Right up my alley. Not that I overlook much..... as a matter of fact, it is the little things and small happenings that I love. Little things amaze me. Always have. Often have I said...I am cheap to keep and easy to entertain. Honestly, I just entertain myself so easily with little things that it becomes ridiculous. Probably why I always have so much to gab about or to show pics of..... the minute things entertain me. Might also be why I make miniature or small crafty things.... do like small...what can I say?













First object for challenge....our coffee mug. ... then she gives hints etc. on how to do a page.. and we each made our own LO (I have discovered that means layout) ...see ??..no matter where you go or what you do... you always learn some "little thing"........ we have posted them to Flickr and sent them to the group. Hundreds are playing along.

She has just posted the second challenge.... "collections".

7 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...
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Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That sounds very interesting, Vee. I'll have to check that out and might even try if she actually gives directions...I am so uninspired of late.

Stay warm, raining here.

P.S. Sorry about delete...can't spell.

C.C. said...

I am following Vee around the blogosphere today! This is the third comment I've left right after her! It's great your community is so vigilant about keeping the overlooked safe and warm. I can't imagine having to sleep outdoors (or in a car, Bumblevee!) in that type of weather. Bless your heart, that must have been so hard...

Linda Fleming said...

Oh my, but it makes me shiver to even think about your temps. I am so glad you have a warm and comfortable home and are not sleeping in a car! I couldn't bear the thought of our sweet Vee living in a car. I'd have to drive to Canada, find you and bring you home with me!

Folksie Linda said...

Hi Vee, Are you positive we are not related? I hope you are staying warm... that is terribly cold! Thinking of you! Hugs, Linda

BumbleVee said...

little things and a warm, special, place to live...what could be better. I say it all the time, we are soooo lucky ...

hahah.... I would have run off to Florida with you in a heartbeat Linda!

hey Folksie...I know darn well we must be kin....

Vee...I will be checking to see if you post your mug...

BumbleVee said...

Overlooked