Sunday, May 22, 2011

Some Weekend Scrapping

There's some big changes going on in my life right now. My oldest son graduates from high school this week - I've been through it with my stepsons, but it's a little different when it's my own, I guess. He had his last day of high school this week, and it felt so strange to me. He's working in the family business for now, and then will go into culinary arts in the fall. We're thinking for now he'll just commute, so at least I don't have see him leave... yet.

Also, I've been so very, very busy with our business. What was an hour or two of work per day, was suddenly something I was working on most of the day. It's not like it's all that much work, it's just working at home with a 2-year old, and trying answer emails and phone calls, and TRYING to keep the house going (I say that VERY loosely), it just made the work drag on and on and on. I was keeping up with it, but everything else was going to pot. Obviously my blogging and scrapping lagged, but much more importantly I wasn't being much of a mom, when that was the whole point of me not working outside of the home. And, I just kind of let the work take over me. So, to get to the change, I have someone coming here tomorrow, and I am going to teach her what I do. In all honestly, I fought it. I really didn't want to let someone else take over MY work. MY part of the family business. The part of me that I felt was invaluable to everyone else. But, my husband reminded that the whole point of being a stay at home mom was to be a mom, and a wife. And while I thought before it was my scrapping commitments that were getting into the way of that, I now see that it was partly that, but much more that I couldn't bear to share my load. So, I am still a little nervous about it, but for the most part, I'm going to just be a mom and wife again!! And I'm excited about that!! Very!!!

Anyway, feeling a new freedom, I spent some time scrapping yesterday. Not trying to hurry through it. Not trying really to please anyone but myself. Trying to make something for my daughter with whom I was having some troubles with yesterday, to remind her that no matter what, I love her! And this is what I made.

Isn't she a doll?

Patterned paper, border - Sassafrass; Cardstock - Bazzil;, Die Cuts - Making Memories; Journal spot - Elle's Studio; Frame - My Mind's Eye; Green Alpha, stamp - American Crafts; White alpha - Pink Paislee; Circle alpha - Jenni Bowlin Studio; Ink, punch - Martha Stewart; Adhesive - Tombow

1 comment:

Brandy Layton said...

This is so sweet! I am working on that kit in between I want to make it really unique.