I realize I haven’t been doing one. There’s no real reason. Mostly it’s because I haven’t been doing a lot of scrapping the past few weeks. I think I’ve done 4 pages since the beginning of the month (all on one day last week). I have a finite amount of finished pages and if I keep putting one up every day I’ll run out in a few weeks.
So, now I just put one up when I feel like it, lol.
Also (thanks to my ADD) I’ve had to switch gears to a new hobby so I don’t get bored with scrapping. I’ve been playing the Sims 2 a little more this week. I just got the new EP–Apartment Life and had fun building a crazy apartment complex where the apartments are all odd sizes and shapes and overlap each (in every direction).
I finished watching all the Angel episodes last week and picked up watching Buffy again. When I stopped before I was just starting season 4. Now I’m in the middle of season 5. So I’ve been doing that a lot more. I’ve only seen most of the episodes once.
And, of course, the kids are back to school now. That means I’m a little more busy. I’m up at 6:30am every morning. I have to help my 5yo get dressed (she can’t put her uniform on without help), I have to get my 2yo changed and dressed because my husband is also back to work and that means Nora (the 2yo) has to walk with us in the morning.
Because of all the changes I started a new routine for us (I think I mentioned that before) and now I take Nora and we go for a walk after we drop the older kids off. Then we come home, have a snack, and then I clean something until lunch and then find something else to clean after lunch.
It’s working pretty well. On Monday I was just super busy with the kids and school so no cleaning (I had to walk to and from the school 3 times that day then we walked to the store–all by lunch time. On Tuesday I took Nora for a walk then we visited with a friend until lunch. Then I cleaned the living room and mopped before school got out. On Wednesday my husband had off (he worked one whole day and then had 2 days off, lol) so I left Nora and went for a quick walk to the store just to get a Dr. Pepper (major craving) then at 9:30 I started cleaning the kids’ room. I stopped for 15 minutes at lunch time and then went back to work. It took me until almost 1:30pm to get it all cleaned and straightened up. Then, of course, my son wet his bed that night so now his stuffed animals and sheets are on the floor (waiting for the matress to dry).
I’ve done like 6 loads of laundry in the last week. Normally I do the kids’ laundry on Sunday and me and hubby’s whenever the basket gets full (usually every other week). I’ve already washed the kids clothes twice, the baby’s clothes, my clothes and 2 loads of towels/bedding.
Yesterday I took the day off. My knees are killing me from all the walking and going up and down the stairs and my legs are just sore. It’s a good feeling kind of sore but it still hurts to move so I figured I deserved a break after all the cleaning I did on Wed. Instead I played the Sims 2 and watched Buffy and just did nothing. Well, I did a couple loads of laundry, a load of dishes and cooked dinner.
No rest for the wicked, right?
Today (if it doesn’t rain) I’m going to take Nora for a quick walk then to the park to kill time until the library opens at 9am. Then we’re going to the library for a bit (she’s never been and I’ve never been to this particular branch so it should be fun). Then we’ll go home, have a snack and I’ll probably clean her room. She decided to redecorate with black crayon all over. Hopefully I can get most of it off. Then we’ll have lunch and I’ll clean up the dining room.
Or maybe I’ll skip that and do the kitchen. It needs the most work and tomorrow is our annual block party and my friend and her kids are coming over to celebrate with us which means people are going to be in my house and it is a mess (well, certain rooms are).
And, since you got this far, here’s a random scrapbook page:
I did this one early in my scrapping career with Microsoft Picture It. I really like this picture even though it is blurry. Good memories.