My new job is going great and both girls are adjusting well to their new schools, and DH is being incredibly patient with my complete lack of organization at the moment-hence the neglected blog. I have been doing a few (hundred) crafty things for my nephew's upcoming wedding, but I didn't want to post those yet. Other than that, my life has been one big battle to keep the laundry from suffocating family members in an avalanche, and wrangling the girls into keeping enough clean dishes for our meals. It has been so busy that when I did finally sit down on the couch, Shadow took the opportunity to play lap dog and tried to keep me there. Some nights I did let him win! :)
I thought the last weekend would offer me a complete day without any obligations, and while DH slept (worked nights) and the girls vegged out in front of the tv, I could manage to squeeze in some much needed crafting time. Instead, my Mom called me at 9 am and asked if I still wanted the volunteer trees that were growing in their landscaping. My brother was there doing some yard work and was going to get rid of them, so instead of crafting, I played arborist and dug up 5 trees and about 15 bushes. This was followed by an afternoon of replanting them, and since I was already sweaty and very dirty, I mowed the lawn. This weekend was a local festival and we spent most of the weekend enjoying the food, games, visiting, parade, and even a 5K (I walked it...).
Sunday, after the parade, the clouds decided they were holding all the water they could stand and it started raining. This put an end to our last trip through the booths and watching the closing events. Instead, we came back home and I spent the afternoon getting crafty!
I am so far behind on my Christmas card goal, and really needed to make a few cards, and we won't even talk about my scrapbooking...did I do any of that?? No... I spent over an hour just organizing and clearing off my table, and then I finished up some cards that were all but done. I decided to work on two different Paper Pumpkin kits and I think the simplicity of the kits was just what I needed to get my mojo going. Today I came home from work and made a scrapbook page that will be posted later on.
But I'm sure you didn't just come here to read about my very interesting time :) So here is one of the PP kit cards that I made.