Friday, February 26, 2016

Real life

February 22

Good morning.  I know, I know.  I missed a post.  Well, I thought that my time was mine now that my children were grown and on their own.  No one really warned me about the grandchild thing.  Miss Z is not feeling well and my DIL is starting a new job, so grandma is on duty for a couple  days until everyone is feeling better.  Right now, she is napping, so I am trying to get a bit of office stuff done.  Letters need to be written, blog needs to be updated, checkbooks need balancing and bills need to be paid.  And ..... Go!

She is so sweet (and still) when she is sleeping.  Once she gets up though ... the busiest little person I have ever seen.  She is crawling and cruising furniture.  Everything goes in her mouth!  So grandma must watch her every minute!  LOL  I am so blessed that I get to do this.   

I have slipped on my enthusiasm for crafting every day this month.  I was doing so good!! And then, I guess real life intrudes.  I have come home from work tired and un motivated and that makes it hard for me to get back in my scrapbooking room.  Does this happen to you?  I think it helped when I was on top of my calendar and goals for the week.  That is the next step today.  Get the calendar out and plan the rest of the week.  Make some goals.  Get them done!  

I'm very excited to be taking a bit of a mini class with my photography club this weekend.  We are going to be touring and learning from a portrait studio.  Making pictures of people is my favorite type of photography, so I am excited to soak up a bit of knowledge.  When I took a weekend workshop this fall, I had so much fun and learned so much.  I want to continue to move forward with this.  

February 26

The heart is committed, it's just the world that thinks I shouldn't do this!  I start a post and life interferes.  Oh well, we move on and continue to the goal, isn't that how it is done?  Maybe this is like Yoga, it's a 'practice' not a 'thing'.  LOL

So, this week.  I have finally painted the upstairs bathroom and the flooring people should be here in the morning to get the new lino in there and carpet in G's bedroom.  Big steps forward in moving on with life.  I am pleased to see things happening finally.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.  I know that I can survive this, especially with the support of such wonderful friends.  Thank you all so much for being there for me!  It is my heart!  

I got to babysit Miss Z Monday night instead of prepping the bathroom for paint.  I thought it was a good trade (wink wink!) She was so much fun!  And, I got to see the little Irish temper come out. She was not happy when I wouldn't let her climb my stairs.   She yelled at me quite loudly for a long time.  Funny, it didn't change my mind, but it was sure entertaining. 

I've got the CLUB orders in for CTMH and I am excited to get the new papers we will be working on!  I think they are going to knock our socks off when we see them in person.  I'll be spending some time this week looking for pictures to scrap on them.  I don't know that I have many with the KALEIDOSCOPE colors, but maybe I'll have time to set some up!  

And, now that I have finally finished all of the Christmas lay outs, I will have time to play!  
 I was still using up the WHITE PINES paper pack and ideas.  I added the holly CRICUT cuts to all of the pages I did.  And Made more embellishments with the CRICUT in the form of the beads and tag cuts.  I thought they turned out cute!

 I'm not sure how well you can see it, but I accented the beads with a white pen to give it dimension.  This little step makes all the difference. My favorite white pen - the SAKURA GELLY ROLL. Mine is really old and I don't bring it out much, but it works like a champ when I do!

The last 2 pages of Christmas, I promise!  LOL 

So glad to have Christmas in the bag!  It really makes me feel caught up, even though I am no where near caught up with all my scrapbooking, at least my Christmas pages are all caught up.  Now to catch up the in between!  See you next week .... connie

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