Sunday, August 16, 2009

Various


There's a new addiction in this household. Scrapbooking. After we came home from NY, my best friend created a scrapbook for J to remember the trip. She finished it a few weeks ago and I was enthralled with the book. Now I'm trying to learn how to be crafty. It's a dangerous thing. Also very stressful because I'm not crafty naturally. I struggle and over think every stinking thing. At the moment I'm trying to create a scrapbook for J with all her worldly travels. Currently it takes me 4 hours to do 3 pages. At this rate I may never be done.

Picky Puddin is on a self-imposed fast. The stinker won't eat anything. I hate it when she does this. I wish she would march herself to the pantry and announce which dinner she would eat so that I didn't open 5 different cans only to have her turn her nose up. So far her face drips with disdain whenever I open Grammy's Pot Pie, Harvest Moon, Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Turducken, Wingaling, or Smothered Comfort. This is the only brand that she has consistently eaten so I suck it up and get it for her. She will.not.eat.dry.food.of.any.kind. I found out the hard way. Please don't ask.

Tomorrow morning we'll leave and be at the lake for a week. No internet. Boo. Although there will be much swimming and tubing going on. I am armed with books and scrapbooking stuff.
I will miss all of you. Don't do anything really exciting while I'm gone. K?

7 comments:

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

I love scrapbooking stuff. The organizers thingies and all the stuff but.... I have a confession.... I was going to save it for a Too True Tuesday, but the truth is... I hate it. There. I said it.

Tiruba said...

I am super slow at scrapbooking, too. I have T pick out the pictures and colors which speeds things up a lot because I can never decide. 4 hours for 3 pages...sounds like you are going at my pace! Have fun on vaca!

Christa said...

I have been addicted to scrapbooking for the past 7 years. I love to do it when all of my kids are asleep and it's quite. It's so relaxing. I know of some really great idea books from Close to My Heart. They help take away the struggle of figuring out what to do with your layout.

obladi oblada said...

Oh, have a good time at the lake, although you will be missed.

Have you looked into digital scrapbooking? It takes up less space, and is quicker, I have found. Scrapbooking is fun and addictive for sure!

Kristina P. said...

I think I have this crafty side to me, but I can't do scrapbooking.

Tracey said...

I keep thinking about taking up scrapbooking but I'm not crafty either. I also think I'd become a little obsessed! It just seems like it would be such a good, winter evening bonding activity. Can you post a picture or two of your creations?? I need inspiration!

Have a great time at the lake!!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Have fun at the lake!!!! I make scrap books for our foster children to take when they leave. Easy. Fun. Quick. But when it comes to making one for me, I just AGONIZE over where to begin - all the details and design decisons - I just can't seem to make one for me!!!! Good Luck - and share some pages for inspiration.