Friday, September 22, 2006


Wow, if I've ever been thankful for a Friday, it's today.

*A side note: Holli, I've not been ignoring your offer of smoothies and/or coffee's just that Rob and I are supposed to go to the $3 movies... a cheap date night. Hey, does that mean I'm a cheap date? I'm not sure, but we're talking again, which is good. Anyway, if rain checks apply in this situation, might I have one? I love both coffee AND smoothies, and I love hanging out with you, therefore I'd LOVE to take you up on that. Just let me know when Tim works seconds again, and if our schedules mesh, I'm there, sis! *

Okay, back to the regularly scheduled post:

We've hammered out some details at home that have made our lives much more peaceful. Calm has returned, tempers have subsided, and life is semi-normal again. Wheh. I can't stand tension. Ugh! I think both of us had a lot of misconceptions about stuff we said. Basically, he thought I thought he was a disappointment and a failure.... (?) and I thought he thought I couldn't do anything right. It was a mess. I am so glad we're talking, not yelling at this point.

Tomorrow evening is a fun event that I always look forward to if I'm able to attend. Twice a year my scrapbooking friends have a 12 hour crop. One in the spring and one in the fall. I often have to miss these events because of having a second job or sometimes the kids have stuff to do. Sometimes I show up in the evening for a few hours if time permits. When my grandmother was in the hospital/nursing home, I didn't get to go to any of them.

Anyway, this crop goes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and almost all of my scrapbooking group will be in attendance. I think I am able to make it from 2 in the afternoon until around 7 in the evening. I decided not to work the second job I had lined up, so I am free to be a part of this event.

I am currently working on a big project for my mother-in-law, Shirley. Her 60th birthday is in October. I am doing an album of her life and family. I'm sending out photo safe "journaling boxes," which are lined papers we use in our albums. I'm sending several to her siblings and kids and extended family members. I'm asking that they record their sentiments/birthday well wishes on the papers and send them back to me. Then I will decorate the album, arranging the journaling boxes with the pictures and present the album to her on her birthday. Shirley truly loves her family, so I want to let her know that her love is returned with interest. I'm excited about this project, and hope to get a lot done on Saturday.

Well, off to work I go. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Right now it's dark and rainy here...but if I'm inside scrapbooking tomorrow, let it rain! I'll cross my fingers for a sunny day Sunday.


Elliemarie said...

I am so happy to hear things have settled down at home for you!

Alright, I have been meaning to ask this for a while-what's a "crop"? I know it's part of your scrapbooking, but I'm not sure exactly what it entails. Whatever it is, I hope you have a lot of fun and unwind.

The project you are working on for your mother-in-law sounds wonderful! What an incredibly thoughtful gift-I'm sure it will be something she will treasure!

Have a great weekend!

neicybelle said...

i know what you mean by being glad it's friday...this has so not been a good week...i really am glad things have settled down and i'm really excited you guys are going out on a date night or not, it's a good thing!!

sounds like a busy weekend! hope you have a great time!

Holli said...

YEAH!! I am so happy you and hubby worked it out - I had no doubt. But I know that when there is tension in the house w/ the spouse it feels as if the whole world is falling apart!
Rain checks always apply to you sister! I'll let you know the next 2nd shift. ALSO! You are invited to go to a costume crop (9 to 9) food and all with me in Oct.11th Dress in costume and lets have fun. It's a creative mem. consultant having it (she goes to my church). Let me if you are interested!

J.F. said...

Glad to hear that you and Rob are talking again. Also that's a cool idea about doing a scrapbook for your mother in law, she will love it! Have a good weekend!