Attitude of Gratitude Day 11 - A Change

Attitude of Gratitude Day 11 - A Change

The Weather

Journaling reads: When I let Asher out to go to the bathroom I could not believe how warm, windy and muggy it was! Probably just a few of the reasons why I had a tornado watch notification on my phone this morning. It was cloudy, but lots of blue sky, too, peeking through the clouds, as was the sunshine. I donned my hoodie, grabbed my purse and the grocery list and headed to the store.

I didn’t need the hoodie outside, but I am usually freezing in the grocery store. Mark told me he was leaving work around 11 and since it was almost that time when I left the house I decided to stop and see if he wanted to grab lunch before he headed home. But he had eaten breakfast so was not really hungry, so I headed on to the store.

The wind had really picked up and by the time I finished my shopping and headed to the register I heard someone say that it was pouring out! Well, I rushed out the door after paying for my groceries and pulled my hood over my head and dashed for the car! I love that my key fob allows me to open the trunk hatch before I get there. I only had about 5 bags (because I packed them myself) so nothing got too wet, including me! The hoodie saved me from lumping together! ;)

I’m thankful for the carport that allows me to unload groceries under shelter! By the time I got home the rain had diminished quite a bit. I expected to see Mark’s car in the driveway, but he was in the woods under the shelter and enjoying watching the rain while reading! He will really enjoy spending time down there when it rains after he gets the tin roof on the cabin!

Speaking of changing weather, I am so thankful that Nicole ended up being downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall in Florida so soon after the last devastation from Ian. I pray the two people who were electrocuted by a fallen electrical line are the only two casualties! I’m thankful my sister weathered the storm safely! And I’m assuming her daughter and family are safe, too, being just 2 miles from Kim. Thank You, Lord, for safety through the storms. When I talked with Kim on the phone yesterday she said the Lord brought the song, “Till the Storm Passes By” to her mind. Verse 1 lyrics and the chorus read:

In the dark of the midnight have I oft hid my face
While the storm howls above me, and there's no hiding place
'Mid the crash of the thunder, Precious Lord, hear my cry
Keep me safe till the storm passes by
Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no more
Till the clouds roll forever from the sky
Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand
Keep me safe till the storm passes by

Thank You, Lord, for Your safety through the storms of life. 11/11/22
Credits list
Process: I began with a paper of Rachel’s. Using 2 of Anna’s brushes and one paint element of Rachel’s, I grouped them together to create a photo mask that I used on a copy of the middle photo. I stretched it and blended it into Rachel’s paper. There are 2 edge overlays; one is blended into the background and the other on top of that to give the dark edges. The elements are a mix from both designers.

Carefully Curated | Whatever the Weather Mixed Media Artistry by Rachel Jefferies
Carefully Curated | Whatever the Weather Misc Mixed Media Paperie by Rachel Jefferies
Carefully Curated | Whatever the Weather Journaling Prompts + BONUS by Rachel Jefferies
MultiMedia Rain No 1 by Anna Aspnes
Stained Edge Overlays No 1 by Anna Aspnes
ArtPlay Palette Storm by Anna Aspnes
Stained Edge Overlays No 2 by Anna Aspnes
Fonts are Arial Narrow and Aprillica Regular
Photos are mine
Designer(s) Used:
  1. Anna Aspnes
  2. Rachel Jefferies
What a beautiful page! I love everything about it. Your placement of the photos is fantastic...I always struggle with multiple photos and I sure love what you did with these. I'm saving it for a future lift. Love the blue boots at the bottom and the rainbow at the top. And your journaling is so heartfelt...really so much to be grateful for every day! Thanks for sharing!
The photos tell your story so well. The idea of having a shelter to sit and read while listening to the rain sounds ideal to me (add a hot cup of tea and I'd say heaven). Another wonderful page in this series.

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