Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I need a hobby

...that doesn't require a computer screen! I've put off a lot of the scrapbooking projects that I've had in the back of my mind for far too long. Why? Because I didn't want to look through all those pictures I knew I had of Murphy. Maybe I'm just being a big baby, but I just haven't been ready to look at that furry face since she died. I know I probably *need* to just bite the bullet and dedicate a scrapbook project to her, but I haven't bring able to bring myself to it. She may be "just a cat", but she couldn't have been any more a part of our family than if she was one of the kids! Eleven years is a long time, and Murphy's silly personality is sorely missed.

So WHY am I putting this off? Why am I torturing myself, not engaging in a hobby that was a wonderful outlet for me and one of the very few things I did just for me? It seems silly, to avoid a whole activity just because I don't want to run into painful memories. In fact, I know from experience that documenting the good memories helps to rid myself of the bad. So I guess it's time to dust off the scissors and adhesive sticks, get out the patterned paper and chipboard and just start scrapping. After all, I've missed scrapping almost a year of Danica's life. I am WAY behind!

Maybe I'll go indulge in a scrapbook magazine to get my creative juices flowing. Hmm...and maybe I'll even see if I can find some kitty stickers or cat-themed paper!

1 comment:

Qtpies7 said...

I'm getting myself mentally ready to start scrapping again. I haven't scrapped since Hope-Anne was 2! And now I lost most of Trinity's first 2 years of life in our computer crash. I don't know what to do. We moved them to our other computer before we wiped it out, but we can't find them, and then had to wipe that one out, too. So there is no hope for me on getting them back.
I'm going to ask my parents if they kept all the pics I've sent to them over the last few years. I printed almost nothing out.

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