Another Scrapbooking Day Gone

  • Feb. 4th, 2008 at 12:56 AM
rredhead

Without any actual scrapbooking taking place.
Sundays are supposed to be my scrapbooking days.
For the past several weeks, I’ve gotten nothing done. Max and Jack were sick. Jack has a tendency to want Mommy. Although he had been doing better, the past week or so Max has been very short-tempered with Jack, which makes Mommy feel like she needs to help out.
I was working on work email last night – thank you notes for interviews (more on that in a later post), and was up until 2:30am. Jack woke up at 3:30am. He was scared of the wind. I tried bringing him into our bed. He didn’t sleep. Brought him back to his room at 4:15am, then he woke up again around 5:00am. I finally put him down for good at 5:30am. So, in all of that time, I got an hour’s sleep. Jack and Max came in to wake me sometime after 10:00am. I went back to sleep, and had dreams within dreams. I woke up for good at 12:20pm.
Max hadn’t gotten any sleep, so I foolishly offered to help with Jack. This was foolish because, a) I knew I didn’t really want to do it, I just felt like I had to, and b) because my knee has been seriously hurting this past week (again, more on that in a later post). So, after trying to put Jack down, during which he kept kicking my knee (it’s just where his feet land, it’s not malicious), I was in so much pain, there was no way I could sit and do regular (paper) scrapbooking. So, I decided to try some digital scrapbooking.
My plan for 2008 has been to digitally scrapbook each month at the end/beginning of the month. So, I spent some time perusing digital download sites, and spent about $20 on some new kits.
Jack  never napped.
Meanwhile, I have over 400 pictures from January 2008, none of which were named or cropped. I hate that digital cameras don’t take true 4×6 photos. Even if I am going digital for the scrapbooks, I still order pictures for Jack’s birthmom and some family members who don’t have email. Very frustrating.
Jack went to sleep between bites of his dinner, around 6:30pm. Max put him down.
I went down to eat dinner around 7:50pm. Jack woke up. Max was short-tempered, so I went up and read Jack a book. I thought I would then deliver Jack to Daddy and go back up and maybe start a page.
Yeah right.
Max went to put Jack down at about 9:30pm, at which point I came up here to install all the kits I downloaded today. I had to organize all of the images and whatnot, and that took me until almost 1:00am.
So, I got NOTHING done, page-wise today.
In my paper world, I’m half-way through my friend Penny’s visit from October 2005. I have 5 more pages of that to do, then the rest of October. November should be 2 pages. December will be long because of all the Christmas cards, photos, and newsletters. I might finish 2005 before the summer at the rate I’m going.
I haven’t decided if 2006 will be digital or paper. Probably mostly digital. Oh, and the weddings from 2005 (Dafna & Michael and Pete & Nina) will also be digital. I should have just done those. I have the pictures and everything ready, it would just be a matter of free-styling the layouts, then looking for coordinating embellishments.
There’s a scrapbook retreat at the end of this month. It’s $220 for 2-1/2 days and overnights. I thought I’d stay over one night, but that’s $200 in itself. I’m trying to figure out what we can afford, and what gives me the most time. If I could go to the retreat, there’s a distinct possibility that I could finish 2005, especially if I actually get some scrapbooking time in the next two Sundays.
I was just counting Sundays on the calendar, then I realized – it’s still on January.
Oh bother!
I’m going to try to post every night this week, as I have a lot to say:

  • Pain Update
  • Jack Being Cute Update (note to self: dolphin in the water, Mickey Mouse)
  • Job Hunt Update
  • Meant to Be Update
  • Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
  • Current Music:”In the Water”, Signing Time!

Tags:

  • motherhood,
  • scrapbooking,
  • vent

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