Monday, 30 April 2012

March's Numbers On Paper

I'm not quite sure where the month of April has gone, but I suddenly realised that the end was nigh and I still hadn't blogged my March Month In Numbers!!!  Not wanting a repeat of last year's Project 12 (which also stalled during March) I have set to work to remedy the situation, putting these numbers straight down on paper - using scraps from my April Counterfeit Kit - and also prepared the opposite page ready for April's numbers too.

Layout - March & April in Numbers - Jimjams
The titles were cut with Man, Oh, Man! Sizzlit dies 
from the film-strip frame waste from my Bellagio Fountains page
5 = blue toes for Mum who fell awkwardly after helping with the Talking Newspaper recording.  Luckily nothing is broken, just badly bent. {She's still limping but on the mend after six or seven weeks}

32 and 1 are for the physio appointments, consultant appointments and steroid injection I had for my various ailments ... getting old is no fun at all!

1 = an unexpected overnight guest, delayed on her way home to the Isle of Man when the ferry company texted her to say that the ferry had broken down ... and was returning to Douglas without any passengers!  Luckily she was able to reverse her journey slightly and stay with us.  We put the world to rights over a couple of glasses bottles of wine!

2 = free tickets for the Moscow State Circus at the theatre where I work occasionally. It was a brilliant show on our tiny stage with laughter at the various clowns, wincing at the contortionist's impossible angles and wonder at the strength, grace and skill of the various acrobatic acts. 

24/7 = Hubby's cover at work ... much too restricting even though he wasn't called out!

7 = nights I spent in Vegas with 5 friends.  I dared to do my 1st helicopter flight and notched up my 100th geocache while I was there too.

4 = days spent in Krakow by Child No.3 who "enjoyed" her visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and now wants to get married in the Salt Mines!

Salt Mine Chandelier

There wasn't quite room on my page for some of my other numbered notes so I'll add them here:

4 = books taken to Las Vegas, where, apart from the travel guides, I didn't read a thing!  Once I was back in the UK, I did manage to read 1 story about harvesting people for organs to order - yuk - "The Fifth Vial" by Michael Palmer.
45 = minutes spent on the phone to No.2 Son trying to determine what he thinks he's doing at university!
200 = blog posts celebrated with a Tagxedo tutorial.

Layout detail - Punched counterfeit washi tape - Jimjams
I used a border punch to add interest
to some more counterfeit washi tape
If you pop over to Notes on Paper I'm sure you will find that other people joining in with Julie's "My Month In Numbers" will be a lot less tardy than me ... they've probably done April's already (I know Julie has)!


Julie Kirk said...

Thanks for joining in ... don't worry I don't record late entries in red pen ;-) In fact, you're the 2nd person to have just remembered March's numbers when they came to do April's.

You sound like you had a great month, very internationally flavoured!

You're on the board now:

Julie :-)

Unknown said...

I have never seen this before - what a super idea :0) Love the colours...a brilliant use of your scraps!

Lynn said...

Well done on getting March done - I can't quite fathom how we got through April so quickly! Your Las Vegas trip sounds fantastic.

Lesley G said...

I remember you telling me that this is what you were doing and now I see it on your LO I really love the idea and your page

Sian said...

I love all the little pieces of your life this project reveals. Hope the toes are feeling better and that the steroid injection provides some relief :) and I'm still marvelling at that helicopter trip

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

What a great way to use your kit, and a great project idea. I missed that you were doing a project like this, I love it!

I have to tell you - I was reading quickly and not carefully and thought you said you work occasionally for the Moscow State Circus. I thought - wait, she's in Moscow, how did I miss that? I reread and straightened out the confusion in my own mind, but now I'll always think of you and your time in the circus!!haha

Kirsty.A said...

Better late than never. Some good numbers there. I like the idea of tags. I've just bought some tiny coloured ones so i might steal this idea for April, if you wouldn't mind

Jo.C said...

Mine are just in blog land - haven't managed to get any on paper yet so well done for that :0)

Irene said...

An action packed time for your family. Your mum's toes sound painful and I know what you mean about the getting old syndrome; I have far too many aching joints. Las Vegas with friends, how wonderful and the helicopter ride.

Alison said...

I empathise with the phone call...Kirsty and I have the same sort of conversations!
Alison xx

Sandra said...

What a busy but fun month you've had

Louise said...

lots of numbers there - a lovley layout of a fun packed month....apart from the toes and injections!!

Melissa said...

Sounds like March was a fun month. I'm trying to create my Month in Numbers layout within a few days of the new month . . . so far so good this year. For April, I started a draft blog post and have been adding in a few numbers when they occur or come to mind, so I think I'll get my April up in a day or two. Great idea to go ahead & prep your April page, too. I'm using a digi template for mine, so it's easy to pop everything in.

Effie said...

Love how you've presented your Month in Numbers

Lisa said...

I really like the idea of the month in numbers but I'm just not sure I should be adding another idea to my list of monthly items! Great layout though

Jennifer Grace said...

March sounds like it was a good month, especially the trip to vegas. Did you enjoy the helicopter ride? I'm jealous! x

Lizzie said...

Ireally like your layout for this - it's ideal for recording short notes of your month.
Sounds like you were really busy - no wonder you didn't get round to recording the month while it was happening!

Thank you for the WBD book by the way - it arrived in this morning's post and is now by my bed. I promise to pass it on asap!

Have a good week!

Sheena said...

Sounds like you had a great month x
We visited krakow over Easter & your daughter is right the Salt Mines would be a great place to get married but the lift back up is not too pleasant!

Unknown said...

What a great month it looks like you had. Great page too.

Missus Wookie said...

neat page, I do like the border punches, have just splurged and bought a set.

Neat idea to do April's too - always good to be prepared :)