Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My countdown

TEN "essentials" that I cannot scrapbook without:
My scrap space. I'm a stay at home scrapper.
A tidy home. No dishes in the sink, a clean floor...
Photos that make me smile.
My cutterpede
Dotto adhesive, although I'm considering others right now. It's annoying me!!
Ink, patterned papers…a day isn't complete without ink on my fingies!!
My water bottle
Chocolate...just one little one
My computer...99% of my journaling is done on it
Time...I like having an afternoon, not 15 minutes. But I'll take that too!!

NINE words I love are:
"I love you", "Are you home?" "I'm stopping by"

EIGHT things that define my happy place:
home, family, friends, sun, relaxation, music, Bible study.

SEVEN things I love about my "every day" life …
Sleeping in. Love it every single time!!
Crock-pot meals...especially on scrapping days
Scrapbooking late at night when the house is quiet.
Playing with my little man.
Time to myself.
Talking/texting my kids and nieces.
Online chats with friends.

SIX places I'd love to visit before I die:
The Grand Canyon
Beaver Island again
The states I've not yet seen

FIVE things I do everyday, without fail:
Drink tea
Hug my son
Check emails
Connect with someone
Exercise (day 3...but still)

FOUR websites I frequent:

THREE layouts I love:

I love this one because of the colors, the title strip and it's me and my little man. There just aren't that many pix with me...as with my kids, I have to literally GIVE someone the camera and tell them to take the pictures

These are some of my favorite pictures. Besides him just being bug eyed and silly looking, he's got so much personality. I also liekd focusing on the one big picture that was my favorite with the others playing "supporting characters". My favorite expressions all on one page!!

I liked this one because of the circle. It's a total sketch layout, but the colors are indicative of the season, the rubons I've had for years and sitll looked good and it was jsut plain fun to do. Gotta love my ink!!

TWO decisions I've never regretted:
graduating college...I almost quit with 2 classes left
having children...I love my kids to death, and no matter what buttons they push (which is pretty rare these days), those buttons were installed with years of love and intimacy and connection. They make me laugh, challenge me as a woman, make me proud...

ONE additional and very important thing you should know about me:
I made this blog even more private. I have things I've filtered out of my own ramblings in case someone read it. I removed people I KNOW haven't respected my privacy and feel one step better about my life...And I'm on the brink of 45 (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN???)


Coffee_Cassie said...

Not true!!! I take pix of you with him almost every time you're here or I'm there! Now I'm the one who has to take self-portraits to be in the pix. Oh well... such is the life of a mom, huh?

Ger said...

You are right...you DO take pix of me with him. You are my camera hero!! LOL
And I DO take pix of you,but i know what you mean. the day to day stuff seems like it's always you doing to yourself. But you have great creative ideas to make it happen!!