Yeah, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged.
Remember the LOAD challenge? I kind of bit it in the participation department after the first week. Bummer. Not at all what I had planned when I stocked up on a month’s worth cardstock, alphabet stickers, ideas, and good intentions…but sometimes that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
(image courtesy of SendThemCookies.com)
Life threw me a curve, as it is wont to do from time to time, and honestly, I have been preoccupied and have not felt like scrapbooking. As much as I love scrapbooking for capturing memories and reminding me what is important in life, my focus has been elsewhere, and recording the minutiae with patterned paper and photos fell off the radar. I am totally okay with that. The drive to chronicle my story should never trump the drive to fully immerse myself in experiencing it firsthand – ups, downs, and all. I have gained some valuable perspective and insight over the past weeks that will be carried with me and undoubtedly reflected indirectly on future pages. I am on the upswing and hope to squeeze out another LOAD page or two before the month ends…we’ll see how it goes.
Meanwhile, amidst the admittedly cryptic life lessons, I have lots of good stuff going on that more than balances the challenging stuff.
- I have a couple of fun things in the works for Big Picture Scrapbooking. I will hopefully be able to reveal more next month.
- I am up to my eyeballs in kid/school stuff, including but not limited to end of the year projects (if you need to know anything about the electric eel, including how to sew one from a pattern drawn on posterboard and illuminate it with Christmas lights spliced to a battery pack, I’m your girl), open houses, drama performances, fundraisers, awards banquets, high school graduation preparations (eeeeeks!), kindergarten registration (eeeeks again!!). And you know what? I love it all!
- I am officially the mom of a Fall 2009 Chapman University freshman. Kendra was accepted into the Creative Writing BFA program with a partial merit scholarship. I am so proud of her! Now I just need to decide which bank to rob to come up with the rest of the tuition. (Kidding of course! Everyone knows the banks have no money either).
That’s about it for now. I’m suddenly hungry for chocolate chip cookies, and if I hurry I can get a batch in the oven just in time for dessert.