Ever feel like you sort of hit the ground running on a Monday?
I was finishing up a project til about 3:30 this morning, so I don’t know if ‘running’ is really the word to describe the action, but I defiinitely feel like I’ve slipped into the week’s current, ready or not.
I first need to say that I’m SO impressed by the AWESOME type-on-a-photo layouts that have popped up in the CK gallery over the weekend. GREAT job. I’m seeing such a cool mix of digi and paper layouts, and I love that. I love that the computer works for ALL kinds of scrapbooking.
Don’t forget that if you’d like to create a layout with the PS Friday technique and post it in the CK gallery by midnight tonight, I’ll be choosing an artist at random to send a RAK to. So you still have some time. :)
It was an awesome weekend. Gabby and Aubrey and I hit Carolina Memories again, now that there are more CHA goodies in stock. It’s the perfect distance away for a little scrappy road trip + lunch at Saladelia, the great mediterranean-inspired deli behind the store. Picked up a bit more of that super-fun Pheobe line from BasicGrey. And had a serious eye on the new Silhouette from QuicKutz. Wow, that little machine looks awesome, and I was picturing all the incredibly cool (and impossible before now for this hand-cutting challenged girl) stuff I could cut out with this machine. Have you seen a demo? What do you think?
We got to play in the playhouse that our neighbor gave us because his girls outgrew it. It’s perfect for our small ones, who love to go in and shut the door and then.. what else? Wait for the pizza man to come. *sigh* Sometimes parental example shows through a bit too much, huh?
This is Jared, starring as the Piza Man, delivering pizza (aka leaves) to Rowen. They both tasted some, gave some to Elliott (who is just starting to get the idea of pretend eating - so cute!), and they say it was delicious.
This weekend we also made homemade ice cream (not leaves this time. Real.). Not once, but twice. Ghirardelli chocolate both times. Our house was full of friends for two nights in a row, and that was great. And that’s the reason for the 3:30 a.m. bedtime last night, projects having been put off in favor of fun and friends and ice cream.. so it was worth it. :)
And the project in question is coming out with the 100th issue of Creating Keepsakes in July. So stay tuned for that. :D
Alright, the current is carrying me toward the shower now, and then ‘whither then, I cannot say’ (alright, it’s the grocery store and the park with the kids, but how often do you get to quote Bilbo Baggins on a Monday?) :D
Monday’s Conversations with Rowen
New acts appearing pretty much every minute she’s awake.
At Target as we walk away from the register:
“Mama, what does the Target store sell?”
“All kinds of things. We bought some things here today. We bought some bread, and some cheese.”
“And some candies, and apple juice, and receipts.”
“They sell receipts?”
(And she looks at me like, of COURSE they sell receipts - you handed me one to hold when we walked away from the register.)
Sitting down eating our lunch (in the Target cafeteria):
“Mama, say hi to that big picture over there!” (Pointing at this abstract wall mural)
“Hi, big picture.”
“It says hi to you.”
Swinging in the backyard:
“I’m going so HIGH, mama! High like a fire truck!”
Her balloon had floated up to the top of the stairwell.
“Mama (standing on the stair just underneath the balloon, about 5 feet too short), I can’t reach my balloon!”
“I can’t reach it either, I’m not tall enough.”
“When daddy comes home he can reach it, he is the tallest man of ALL!” (He’ll be happy to know that, at 5’ 9”, he’s offically the tallest man of all.)
You know, it is a lot of fun playing the straight man to such an unknowing comic genius. I love this girl to pieces.