I took a deliberate internet break this past week, could you tell? Okay, I lied. Life got between me and the puter. But seriously, I got a lot done! My house almost looks...dare I say....CLEAN?! Oh, and the scrapbook.....there are real pages in there now! I just bit the bullet and started sorting through the thousands of pictures, and started at the beginning. Yikes.
All of my pictures are now out of those icky, toxic static-cling pages that held them in albums. They're in boxes. Not exactly a perfect home for pictures, but hey, one step at a time, right? Hey, there's only so much I can do with the supplies I've got, ok???
Ooh, I did hit a crafter's paradise last Saturday, and I'm still kicking myself for being so frugal. I knew the craft shop in Hanau was closing down, and their big "blowout sale" was going on, so I stopped in. I found a few things I'd wanted to get, but had no clue how their sale was being run, so I only got a handful of 'must have' items and headed for the register. A few tag templates, another alphabet template, and I FINALLY got the gumption to buy one of those cool pigment Petal Point inkpads with eight colors. I figured I'd take my chance that it'd be marked down from the $14.95 price tag. Um....it was. I picked one of their random sale stickers out of their Fall Sale pumpkin and got my discount--80%!! Wowsers!!! All of a sudden I was wishing I'd gotten more!
I did complete a few more pages--one from high school (yes, I am THAT far behind, wanna make something of it?), one of the lovely little one-bedroom apartment we lived in near the gate at Redstone Arsenal in Hunstville when we finally left home, and a couple from Jon's first year. I'm getting there.
And today, my first 'online' day, what am I doing? Gathering idea lists for Grandma for Christmas. Fun. I can hardly think of anything to blog about!