So sorry for my absence! The house is FINALLY on the market! I can breath a little sigh of relief..but not much. We have an open house this weekend and trying to get ready for that. It's hard work trying to keep the house "showable" with two young kids. Thankfully, my hubby has been great about doing a lot of work!
I was able to get away this past weekend to scrap with a group of fun gals. Unfortunately, I felt too stressed to be very creative. :( Stinks since I was really looking forward to getting away. Friday before I was set to leave I received a call saying that one of my best friends was in the hospital due to a suicide attempt. I was very upset because I had no clue my friend was struggling so badly. Plus, we lost a mutual friend almost a year ago due to suicide. I was able to go visit her for about an hour. I'm glad to say today she is finally feeling better. I hate this..I hate death. After losing my mom almost two years ago, I'm overly sensitive about losing people. It just seems to be 1000 times worse now. Doesn't help that my maternal 72 yr old grandmother is dying of lung cancer. I left the retreat early and went to my aunt's for a family get together. Grandma has been living with my aunt for over a year and a half now. I hadn't seen Grandma in a few weeks and I was saddened about how much worse she was doing. She wasn't able to respond to any of us. It reminded me a lot of when my mom was dying. Just very sad. So if you smoke, please stop!!
On the way home from East Peoria, my car was acting funny. Unfortunately, one of the front tires came off (just adding to my stress). Plus, my cell was dead. A group of good samaritans stopped and helped me and allowed me to use their cell phone. One was a firefighter and was able to take the bad tire off. They stayed until my husband arrived. He said I was lucky that I hadn't flipped my car. If I would have been going any faster, it could've been very bad. At that point, I was just happy to be alive and had to laugh at the entire situation.
I told my husband I think my scrap weekend deserves a "re-do" :) I haven't convinced him of that yet!!
I will post pics of some of my work soon. Until then, sharing a lay out that I did at my last retreat: