Monday, April 27, 2009

Feeling better lately

Spring has sprung here in New England. The sun has been shining, the daffodils are blooming and it's hard to stay in a funk when the world feels new. Thank you to all my friends for the well wishes during this difficult time. My hubby has been on a few different interviews and hopefully will be hearing something soon.

I am waiting to hear when my official start date for full time will be at my current job. There are two of us waiting for a position. And only one approved at this point.
But I am blessed to work with a kind woman, one who is willing to let me take the full time position ahead of her, because she knows how much we need it. Not everyone is that selfless. I get choked up thinking about it. Heaven holds a special place for people like her.

It has been unseasonably warm here the past few days, reaching highs in the 90s!
The other day I packed a picnic lunch and took Tommy down to the local lake. Of course I brought my camera along. We had a great time playing in the sand.

Then we went to the playground, where there is this "rock climbing" wall. Tommy cracked me up because he was yodeling to himself as he climbed up the ladder. Where does he come up with this stuff?

I've been scrapping and finally feeling like I've done a few things worth sharing.

First are a few layouts for I Am a Scrapaholic:

The Crate Papers and the embellishments in this kit are just delicious. Here's a few sneaks of another page:

Don't forget, Dreamgirls has moved!
Here is my layout for the current challenge:

Hope you'll come check us out!
Getting late here, so I'm shoving off.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

When life hands you lemons...

I've been handed a lot of lemons lately. I'm doing my best to make some lemonade.
That's why I haven't blogged lately.

Just before we left for vacation, my husband learned he will lose his job at the end of this month. We didn't see it coming and we're still sorting out what we're doing next. We kept it secret from my parents and the kids and put on our game faces. We had a wonderful time, put life on hold for a week. But since we've been back, reality came knocking.

The uncertainty has been weighing heavily on my mind and I know I haven't been myself.

As a result, my creative mojo has gone on hiatus the past several weeks. I've spent a lot of time reading and just lurking around on the computer to let my brain just rest a bit. I've sat out the past few Dreamgirls challenges and taken some time off from some MOSD. Thank you to my team mates there for being so supportive.

Well, it's late here - I worked the evening shift and needed to just decompress for a while. Stay tuned for some DT projects, coming soon.