Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Abandoned but not forgotten.

My desk, fellow deskers, are as abandoned as it looks. life has been hectic and crafting has taken a back seat for the moment. School is busy, life is crazy - in short, I am spinning. A quick recap of the last month, sees my DD returning from Holland and moving back home, she got a job teaching at my school (her alma mater), she made the SA Water polo team that are leaving for Aberdeen next week, her American friend came and is living with us for the moment, the two of them got Hi-jacked in our driveway last week and I am trying to keep it all together, just hanging in by my fingertips.

The desk, as you can see is all but bare, not much happening except the box card and box of tags made for my dear friend, the school's swimming coach's 60th birthday. Had fun playing with my Silhouette with this one.
Thought I would show you what my actual 'work desk' looks like at the moment. I was watching a video by an Afrikaans singer, Joe Niemandt, about fear and got the idea to let the girls write their biggest fears (rational and irrational) down on Post-it notes. I then mark them and we then had a big ritual where we symbolically burn all our fears. They loved the whole exercise and I even got a few thank yous and a few tears were shed. Special privilege to teach at a girls school where we are able to share our fears with each other. This is the notice board before we burn the fears. Makes me happy, just looking at it. The heading was added by the girls, gotta love that they love making the class look good too. 

I am off to the National Water polo tournament in Durban on Friday, can't wait to just sit and enjoy watching my child play. Have a great week everybody.


  1. What can I say? Huge hugs coming your way to help you in this plate spinning time that you are having. Really hope all goes smoothly and life settles down for you very soon. It sounds like we are both coping through trying times this week.
    Annie x. #41

  2. Oh dear! Yes, yes, prayers are being offered up.
    Krisha #12

  3. I love the post-it notes idea for helping the kids deal with their fears.just speaking and writing them helps.The symbolic burning- great!!
    Thanks for visiting me.
    Judy #4

  4. Wonderful idea with the post it notes! Sorry things are crazy right now. Be well!

  5. That would be freaky to be hi-jacked in your own driveway hope everyone is ok and that is a wonderful thing to do with the post it notes burn your fears away hugs Nikki 5

  6. Love the post-its. Art heals. Thank you Mom for keeping it all together!
    Thanks for visiting, your kind words and the snoop around your place!
    Robyn 6

  7. Wow, your DD and her friend, hijacked in your driveway. Hope all is well now. Those post-its.. very cool!
    Happy WOYWW... Love your desk full of craftyness. See you next week.
    Kimmer #91... last , but not least AGAIN.. LOL

  8. Happy Belated WOYWW. How awful with the hijack - hope you are all OK. I love the results of your playing with your Cameo. Ali x. #42

  9. That is a terrifying thing to happen. I am glad they are both ok, and well done to your daughter for getting fit enough to get into that waterpolo team. I love that idea with the post-it notes, very cathartic. Thank you for your visit this week and I hope everything goes well for you and your family this week. xx Maggie #8

  10. Sending prayers your way! Hope you find time for some creative outlet. Diane #88

  11. Your card is great and that was a wonderful idea for the post it notes. Hi-jacked? Does that mean they got the car? Thanks for the offer of a hug! I'll accept a virtual hug and send you one as well.
    Thanks for visiting me!
    peggy aplSEEDS@3

  12. One dramatic post Tertia leaving us hanging saying yr daughter and friend were hijacked... drama plus, if playing water polo in Durban she must be ok, so that is agreat blessing. Pray for those girls you teach too. ... a foundational time in their lives. Shaz in Oz. X #15 thanks for popping over.

  13. Scary about the hijacking but very cool about the fears board. Good luck to the team! Kelly #77

  14. Oh dear--mine (as you know) is abandoned as well! Apparently I'm in good company.

    Good grief, seriously in your drive???? Yikes!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww!
    #16 this week with a
    jewelry organizer

  15. Goodness, I couldn't imagine how scary that would have been for your DD and friend. Hope you are all okay after that. The fears board sounds like a great idea and love that card. Congrats to your DD for making the water polo team and her new job.
    Have a great day.
    Von #23

  16. So many positives to cherish rather than focussing on the awful hijack...good for you for seeing the silver lining. Your poor DD and friend, they must have had an awful experience, good for them for forging on with their lives.
    Hugs, LLJ xxxx

  17. OMG hijacked in your driveway how horrible I do hope everyone is alright and the girl get over it soon, also that the police caught the culprits. Great ideas for the fears board, also good luck or should I say how did she go with the tournament? Sorry I am having one of those weeks too and running really late.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 19