Saturday, January 17, 2015

This week

Not much going on this week.  Work.  School.  Dance.  Basketball.  Piano.  I spent a lot of time creating this week. I really wanted to sit down on Tuesday to make some cards.  Finally take advantage of all the fun things I've aquired since starting work at Stampin Up. The stars aligned and I had a hour and a half to myself.  I pulled out my supplies and got to work.  And then I sat and stared at the different elements I had made, The Property Brothers jabbering confidently in the background. I didn't know what to do with any of the pieces.  I sat there for the entire time not knowing how to put together a single card. Thankfully, I did not give up.  I found myself back at my desk the next day and was able to put together some cute cards.  Thursday I did more.  It's always scary when I feel like I have nothing to offer, even it's just a simple thing like making a card. A friend at work reminded me that I do not have to reinvent the wheel.  I can totally copy from Pinterest.  Which is what I did and after a few cards I even came up with one or two of my own.  Isn't it funny how when it comes to writing, copying someone else's work is plagiarism, but copying someone's scrapbook page or card is a very high form of flattery? (I know it's more complicated than that, but still...)

The weather has been pretty pleasant this week and today was gorgeous.  McKay took his skateboard to a friend's house today (cue the foreshadowing music).  Jeff and I went to Sophie's basketball game (she's pretty quick on the court!) and then I headed to the grocery store with Chloe while he took Soph for team pictures.  When McKay came to help me unload the groceries he only took one bag.  I rolled my eyes and told him he could carry more than one.  He grabbed a second bag with his right and tried to lift it.  Tears started.  Uh oh.  Lyndsi helped me after that.  Jeff rolled in shortly and I had him look at McKay's wrist.  Long story short, McKay has a broken arm.  It's a buckle fracture that will most likely not need to be casted, but he does have to wear a brace.  Apparently he was trying to do an ollie and flipped off and landed funny on his arm.Our first broken arm.  Maybe he should get an award. :)

January make me want to dejunk.  At least this year.  I've slowly been tackling little spaces around my house.  The craft room was first.  4 bags of fabric later, it's feeling much better.  And more organized.  Friday, with the help of Chloe and my friend Emily, we did the playroom. It was really exciting to box up toys that no one plays with.  Lots of dumb little things got thrown away. THAT was nice.  Today was the coat closet.  Ugh.  I've been dreading that one.  I think I cleaned out 5 different "church" bags.  Lots of coloring pages, old programs and original art work in the trash.  It looks so much better now.  I know no one will see it but it sure makes me feel better having it done.

Looking forward to next week.  

1 comment:

cosmos cami said...

The only reward for such work lies in ourselves. I love cleaning stuff no one ever sees.