Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm taking a break now...

I might have mentioned this elsewhere in the blog somewhere but I'm suffering from a chronic disease called ME/CFS. In my case I'm getting a lot worse at this time of the year (I guess the extreme lack of sunshine and daylight we get in Sweden at this time of the year has something to do with it) and I have A LOT less energy than I have in spring and summer. Because of this I feel that it's time to take a blog break for medical reasons until I'm feeling better again. At the moment the blog and the journal just feel like a stressful chore and not at all the creative and therapeutic experience it was when I begun and well, both I and the journal deserve better than this so I'm postponing the wrecking until I feel better again.

My other blogs will still remain active though (well, as active as a balcony blog will be in winter LOL), in case you miss me too much. LOL

Friday, October 9, 2009

Weekly Update 28-31

Maybe I should call this a Monthly Update instead? Last month's been one of those months that's just been running away from me. I haven't had much time or inspiration for neither wrecking nor blogging but I'm slowly getting back in to my regular routines again (I hope/think) so I will hopefully do better than "Monthly updates" at least. (I said HOPEFULLY!)

The cover week 28

I had to use tape to get the sticker to stick

The cover today (week 31)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekly Update: 26+27 weeks

This has been some crazy weeks!!! Last week I'd actually both taken the photos for the weekly update in time as well as prepare for a wrecking post that WASN'T part of a weekly update. But that week I ran in to a bunch of computer problems that postponed everything. And on the Sunday I all of a sudden got a new kitten! (Yes, pretty much that surprising) After that she's taken most of my time since (especially in the beginning since I had to introduce her to my older cats.)

So before we move on the wrecking, here is my little sweetie Smulan. As all kittens she's a fellow wrecker. LOL

Smulan! (14 weeks)

The onwards to the wrecking. The front cover is getting a bit full of fruit stickers now (there's a text sticker in the bottom left corner that you can hardly see) so I've started gluing them to the back now. And it's still just bananas that come with stickers right now. *sigh*

Week 26

The wrecking I did last week was actually a hard one. I can't do easy ones all the time can I? LOL It wasn't hard as in a lot of work but it was one of the challenges where I've had to force through once of my barriers. You just don't play with food or waste food!!! That's for spoiled and rich people. And it also felt REALLY yucky to smear food in the journal.

I've been given this one a lot of thoughts since I got the journal because i couldn't come up with a way to interpret it that felt okay to me but still was true to the challenge. Documenting the dinner with a photo felt like cheating and using something like fruit juice or jam (that felt like less yucky to stain the blog with) wasn't actually dinner. So what to do????

Then I boiled some of my home grown runner beans (that you're probably very familiar with if you follow my balcony blog) and saw that the water turned green and came up with a solution that felt both comfortable enough but also didn't feel like cheating. The beans WERE a major part of my dinner, but nothing got wasted, the journal didn't become yucky and it still made and interesting change to the paper. Yay!

Staining in hot water


The result!

This week I haven't done any wrecking though, I've left that part to Smulan (so far she's only wrecked candle and one of her toys. LOL)

Week 27

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Weekly Updates: 24 + 25 weeks

Guess what? I've done some wrecking again!!! Not much but STILL!

Writing backwards (and mirrored)

Mirrored image to make it easier to read,
but still a bit weird. LOL

I'm NOT doing the translation backwards! LOL

Time to get some wrecking done again

Ooops i was only going to write backwards, this probably turned out mirrored as well

24 weeks

25 weeks

At the moment I'm adding a banana sticker/week to the cover. LOL Bananas are the only fruit that comes with stickers at the moment. And none of the fresh berries my mom has picked have any stickers either. LOL

The front cover is getting a bit full now (there's a sticker with text below the cat that doesn't show up very well on photos)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekly Updates: 22 + 23 weeks

I guess I've gotten in to the habit of updating every other week right now. There's a lot of things going on IRL that eats away on my time and energy.

22 weeks

23 weeks

The really great news is that I've actually done some wrecking today! Yay! I felt that I need to get back to wrecking again so I decide to do a simple exercise.

First I picked up the journal with my arms from the table and then I picked it up from the floor with my feet and flung it on the couch next to me. (The little drawings are mine)

Pale, swollen feet. Yuck! But they're clean and odor free at least. LOL

A little hint to other wreckers that also suffers from pain and aches in feet and legs due to medical problems. Don't do this! It's really painful!

I'm still proud of myself for succeeding but the clever solution to this exercise would of course be to ask someone to pick it up with THEIR hands. That wouldn't have involved MY hands at all but it would have been less painful. (It would also have saved me from showing this embarrassing photo of my pale and swollen feet. LOL)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Yay! A fellow wrecker!

I've really missed having a fellow wrecker to share this experience with, it's much more fun that way. But my old fellow wreckers have taken a lot longer breaks than I have (so I really SHOULDN'T feel guilty for only updating once a week, I AM still updating after all) so I've been a lone for a while now.

But recently a friend of mine has gotten brainwashed and she's both ordered a journal of her own and started a new blogg for it.

Felicity's Wreck This Journal

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weekly Updates: 20 + 21 weeks

This time I'll have to do a combined update because I'm WAAAAYYYY behind as always. *blush* The balcony blog is taking up most of my blogging time at the moment (and I have less blogging time as it is during the summer)

20 weeks

21 weeks

This is what I do instead of journal wrecking these days!
(at least ONE of the things I do)

Crossword puzzles is a summer thing for me, just like jigsaw puzzles belong between Christmas and New Years. I guess the difference is that it's a lot easier to carry around the crossword puzzle and solve it outdoors as well. That's just a liiiitle bit tricky with jigsaw puzzles. LOL