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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WOYWW 356 - What? Again?! Really?!

I think I've lost a few days. I haven't finished visiting desks from last week and yet, here we are again!

WOYWW is a wonderful world of desks and friends - real life ones as well as friends we talk to online. For me, WOYWW has been a constant. No matter how I am it is always there. And so are the friends. A simple word. A virtual hug. Always there for me.

Pop over to WOYWW headquarters to see what and why we do this

I've not been so good. February and March have blurred into one. I'm resting and coping, but still. I've done very little crafting though have found colouring to be a great therapy. It's helped me cope with the pain. Giving me a focus.

Anyway desk -

 As said I've been colouring. Using my Prisma pencils I've finished these pages. The colouring books are Wild Savannah and the Secret Garden. I've bought quite a few of these posh colouring books!!
The other thing to be found on my desk is Baxter. Once again he grabbed the opportunity to chill out and watch the world go by. Well the desk is empty he seemed to say to me!
I have managed to go to footy a few times. Thank goodness for my wheelchair and my mum who pushes me around so I can meet up with friends in the bar before the game. Mum's not bothered about the football, but she comes so that I can still go now that Keagan has moved away. A pre-match selfie!

Anyway you all take care. Zo xx


Annie said...

Hi Zo. I really love your colouring and am so pleased the crafty therapy really helps you. I'm sure lots of us use our crafting to get us through the day for one reason or other and, like you, I value the friendships made through blogging very highly......they are such a lovely bunch out there aren't they?
Have a great week.
Annie x # 13

glitterandglue said...

Hello Zoe. Oh, how true that WOYWW friends are there all the time. I hadn't managed to post earlier this year - and got an email from Neet checking all was well, and that hubby was still alive!!! It meant so much to me.
I'm sorry you have had such a struggle this past two months - do you usually begin to feel a little better as the weather improves? Trust you may!
Your colouring is beautiful - some of these colouring books really are amazing, aren't they? I bought the secret garden one for hubby - but I don't think he has started it yet.... best remind him. As you say - good therapy!
Glad you are able to still get to some of the football. Enjoy.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #21

lisa said...

Your colouring is beautiful, Zoe and it's great that you find it to be good therapy.
Bless your Mum for taking you too the footie, you certainly look like each other!!
Hugs Lisax #48

Laura said...

Such gorgeous colouring Zo!
Happy Desk day!

Kelly said...

Hey Zoe!
You color beautifully! I look at those blank pages and can't imagine I could make them as pretty. Guess that's why I've not bought one. Continue to take your time and I'm sending Healing as well as Creative Blessings your way! Kelly #44

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Our crafty online friends are some of the best friends aren't they? Also so inspiring and there for us. Love your coloring book pages and had a good chuckle at the doggie in the window. It's nice that your Mum can help you get out and about from time to time. PJ #54

Lisca Meijer said...

I'm sorry to hear you are having such a rough time. Football is a great distraction, and so good of your mum to take you to a match even though she doesn't care for it.
Your colouring is beautiful! I can well understand it is good therapy.
How is Keagan doing? No news is good news....
Happy WOYWW and hang on in there!

Diane Futrell said...

I'm so you've had such a rough time lately. I hope things start going uphill. Sending you hugs!!
Great coloring.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #34

Helen said...

what great colouring! hopefully when April gets here if it's warmer you will be in less pain - does it work like that? how kind your mum is to go to footie with you. Helen #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've not been so good recently but am glad that the colouring has been great therapy for you. You really are an artist, your shading and colours are is your lovely mum, what a star she is 😊
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Zoe, sorry to read that you haven't been too well. Hope you are starting to feel a little better. Love the colouring, so vibrant. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xx

Sharon said...

Beautiful colouring. It can be quite relaxing and therapeutic. Sorry you aren't feeling so good but glad you have your mum around to help and give you support.

Sending a virtual hug your way
Sharon K #42

My name is Cindy said...

Sorry I've not been around Zoe, but I'm guessing from your post you've been having a bit of a rough time. Thank goodness for crafting and the internet eh? Hope you feel better soon. I got three big colouring books for Christmas but have only dipped into them so far. Maybe I need some new prisma pencils to get me started hee hee. Your colouring is lovely but no surprise there! Happy WOYWW Cindy #27 and sending a virtual hug.

Vicky Fisher said...

Each week i try to visit everyone but till further notice failed. Sorry to hear you're in so much pain, that is something I wish upon nobody have suffered a lot of pain when I had my hernia a couple of years ago I understand it all too well. Your coloring is wonderful. happy WOYWW Vicky #8

Diana Taylor said...

I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling so good - I hope you are now beginning to feel a bit better. I love your colouring, that one with the birds should be framed, it's beautiful. I saw the Secret Garden book in Waterstones the other day - it really is gorgeous!
Diana #24

MiSchra said...

Hey Zo! You say "a little crafting" WOW Those zentagles of yours are just so bright and beautiful... and yes, LOTS of work :-)
Hope your feeling and coping better at the moment!
LOL and a bright and sunny weekend to you and your loved ones! Take care <3

Angela Radford said...

Pleased the colouring is helping. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy belated woyww, Angela x 25

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for visiting. I played some catch up peeping about your blog. Here I love the colors you are using on these beautiful papers. Your Baxter and my Baxter (a cat) seem to have the same habit. Glad to hear you are out and about, always good to be with people. Prayers things improve for you. And you should be very proud of your son. A nice looking young man, with an interesting future. Sons are so special. Enjoy a wonderful weekend. Here the promise of some long lost SUNSHINE and warmer temps. The dreary days are about to do me in, but always Light at the end of the tunnel.

Stacy Sheldon said...

:) I never make it to all the desks, no worries but it is funny how the weeks are flying by faster and faster the older we get yes? I love what you have done with your coloring books. ( I have bought some but, not touched them) I am thinking I may start with the smaller post card sized ones just in case I get something that finishes that would be fun to turn into a card front I think. Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #64

Nikki C said...

Zoe your colouring is always so amazing to look at sorry you've been not at your best. At least Your able to go out and enjoy a day here and there. Don worry I think I lot of us play catch up on woyww I know I do hugs Nikki 2

Laura said...

Hi, Zo, your coloring is beautiful. I'm sorry to hear that the last couple of months have been difficult and that you've been in pain. How lovely of your Mum to take you to your beloved football matches. Best wishes for better times ahead. Happy WOYWW and thanks for your visit. ~ Laura #62

Sharon Madson said...

Your color book page is very inspiring. I have a book, but have only done one page. You do it very well! I am sorry for your difficult time right now, but glad you have your Mom to take you places. Thank you for stopping by my space. Sending hugs. #66

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your coloring skills are superb. I love the hummingbird page. Have fun watching the football game and Happy WOYWW!

Anne L said...

Good morning Zoe. Belated WOYWW and hope you are feeling better is always great to get out of the house and hope it was a great game. I just love your coloring it is so beautiful and the colour just pop of the page. I personal haven't got into coloring much as I can not blend them well together. Your dog in the window is so adorable reminds me of my dog he does that as well but as soon as he sees my husband come home he losses all control excited and jumping everywhere. Have a super fantastic week and thanks for the visit. Hugs~Anne L#3

sue jones said...

Thanks for the visit and kind words on my blog. I totally agree that the colouring books are very theraputic. I keep some at school for when pupils are stressing and dont want to talk about it. I love your beautiful pages. I hope April sees you feeling a lot better - take care .Soojay xx

BJ said...

Gorgeous colouring, love the bird one and how you have coloured them differently despite the symmetry of the picture and I didn't even notice at first and it looks FAB. Thanks for visiting me BJ#49 sorry it took so long to reply.

Tracey said...

Fab photos Zoe & I love your colouring :o)
xx said...

Hi Zoe hope you are starting to feel a bit better, know just how you feel I still have good/bad days and I did hardly any crafting for a long while as I could not get my act together such a lot has been going on with the PIP stuff its been horrendous. I love the colouring you have done its gorgeous. Keep your chin up girl am only a chat away. Love Alison xxx