Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Life of Late

Wow... it's been awhile since posting. A lot has happened in those 6 weeks or so, the majors being:

  • A colonoscopy/endoscopy procedure, the results of which I still haven't got because...
  • We had to rush to the US after receiving the news that Mike's brother, Pete was tragically killed
  • Spent two weeks in the US with family
  • Came down with the flu on the way home and spent 4 days in house quarantine waiting to be cleared for swine flu... which we were yesterday (thank God)
  • Our budgie, Piper, passed away suddenly yesterday morning.
Needless to say, we are looking forward to life returning to "normal". Despite the awful circumstances, it was great to see Mike's family and friends, and meet some I hadn't yet met.

Grief is still raw for everyone. I know I'll be exploring it further in some layouts in the near future. I have realised that I have very few layouts of Mike's family, and I need to change that, as I want to be telling both our stories.

I didn't get to complete all my design team duties this month, but had finished a few finished before we went away, and got a few more projects finished in the early hours of Monday morning (yaay for waking up at 3 to 4am the last 4 days!). Go check out everyone's fantastic work in the gallery.

In other scrapping news, I did a little cleaning/rearranging of my scrap area yesterday, particularly my stamp collection. As I sorted through all my clear stamps, I realized there were one or two (okay, 4) sets that I hadn't even opened, let alone used. So I'm challenging myself to 1) stamp something (no matter how big or small) on every creation I make for the month of June, and 2) use those stamps I haven't yet used!

1 Comment:

  1. aussiescrapper said...
    Wow Ames, what a 6 week period that has been, I pray for the next to be so much better for you, I am sorry to hear about Piper also, I am so glad you did that beautiful layout with Mike recently with her in it. I love your idea about the stamping, sad isn't it that the fixation with stamps I have is huge and yet can honestly count on my hand the layouts I have used them on, but what a great idea to challenge that and use them, I am going to also tag along for the ride if you don't mind, tonight when I sit down will use a stamp and/or stamps I haven't used for a while or at all and use it on my layout. Thanks again for the great idea. Please let us know re: test results of the test before you went away although I am sure things will be fine. Love Mel

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