#carveDecember: Days 11-12

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Two more snowflakes, what else…

This week I am working from home for three days and then going on holiday and we are traveling to Munich to visit a friend (I hope it will be that way because Mother has got a cold, and it does not look good at the moment).

It was a nice warm day today, but I did not go out. I decided to have a juicing day to clean up my liver a bit because my cholesterol results last week could have been better. It’s been fine until now and at 7 pm I am allowed some cooked vegetables. Before that I will go quickly to the post office to pay electricity bill and send one more happy mail. I may drop by the Art shop too… 😉

#carveDecember: Days 7-10

It’s time for an update on stamp carving. Here are four new stamps:


This photo is horrible but that’s the best I could do without daylight and I didn’t see any until Thursday.


This photo was taken on Thursday when I stayed home thinking that I will take Mother to doctor. I did not, but I used the daylight for good purpose.


I really like this one. I made it yesterday.


And finally this quick one, so called garbage stamp because it’s carved from a leftover piece of rubber. It’s only 1.5 cm or 3/4 inch if I am not mistaken in conversion.

That’s it. We went to the food market and the post office (happy mail sent). We had breakfast and coffee in our usual place. As it was really warm I went out for a run and now I am contempleting cooking a quick dinner and going out to the central Christmas market to have some mulled wine and admire the lights. Hope your Saturday is being good to you 😉

#carveDecember: Days 5-6

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I apologize for the quality of the photos… Since Monday I don’t see any daylight when at home, so this is the best I can do. On Monday I carved the snowflake – I wanted to practice carving circles, so I thought of a snowflake consisting of circles only. It was difficult, but it did not turn out so bad. Yesterday I had very little time, so I had to satisfy myself with a little garbage stamp, which I carved probably in less than five minutes. It still looks ok, I think.

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Last night we went to a local Christmas market to admire decorations and drink some mulled wine. It was very cold, but we found a place next to a wood stove where they baked some pizza-like Hungarian specialty called kemences langos. Of course, we had a serving of that to go with our wine and enjoyed the warmth coming from the stove.

This morning I submitted my application for a new driving license, so one more worry is crossed out from my list and there are only two and a half days until Saturday. Tomorrow is a ‘mother’s doctor’ day and on Friday an ’embassy’ day. I am becoming progressively more relaxed and happy with myself as days go by. All will be good!

#carveDecember: Day 2/31

Here is one more snowflake:

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I also started another mandala yesterday and worked on it a bit today before heading out for an adventure 😉

Got up early, went to the doctor’s, they took my blood, I got my driving license certificate, so everything looks good. I am feeling exhausted though. The weather is funny, not so cold, but terribly windy. It was raining when we parked to go to the doctor’s office and even more rain when we got out. And then there was a lot of sunshine when we arrived back home. Typical.

So, no gym even today. I feel tired and with a bit of headache, like I am getting sick, so better not risk it. I am going to have a short rest before I make popcorn and install myself in front of TV to watch Netflix. Oh my… I hope I will be better tomorrow so I can go, you know where… 🙂

#carveDecember: Day 1 of 31

It’s December and it’s time for carving stamps for 31 days. It’s a challenge started by Julie Balzer from Balzer Designs where you carve rubber stamps during the month of December and display them using #carveDecember tag. I joined the fun last year and I was so excited about it that I invested into a new carving tool this year and was impatiently waiting to put it to daily use from today.

I’ve been obsessed with snowflakes lately, so the logical thing to do was to carve a snowflake:

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There you go, the fist stamp for this December.

Otherwise, it’s been really cold last couple of days and I rarely went out. Today my gym pass starts to be valid, and I should move my butt and head for the gym, but that will not happen, as I feel tired and warm and peaceful, so no way… Tomorrow I have an appointment with a doctor for my annual blood test and driving license certificate. I have to get up early and get generally upset with driving, finding parking, meeting people, and similar nonsense (I am an introvert, remember), so I give myself leave to not move from home. Tomorrow afternoon I will go to the gym, I promise. And tonight, it’s baked pumpkin with nut butter and honey and Netflix. I do love my winter nights inside…