Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another layout

Wow, I am feeling so much better today that I actually managed to do another layout this evening. This is also another layout for the color challenge over at MCS. TFL and have a great evening!

Slow mode

Had a little bit of a scare on Sunday night with my MS. It started acting up in the evening after working on a scrap page. I decided to go off to bed and then woke about about a half hour later being unable to move my legs at all and the top half of my body wasn't working to well either and hands hardly moved and then had vertigo on top of all of this. I've been very lucky with my MS over the years that it has been very slow progressing and this was the first time I have had so many things shut down at the same time. It was a bit scary. I did finally manage to get back to sleep about 5am and by the time my DH got up for work most of it returned to normal. So I was moving pretty slow yesterday and slept most of the day. Today I am so much better and am breathing a sigh of relief that it was almost back to normal. Or as normal as I can be, lol.

I did manage to get a couple of scrap pages done since the last post. The first one here is my daughters silly dog wanting the rabbit to play with him while he was in his outdoor pen. We had a challenge at MCS to use our handmade flowers on a page so this was my entry. I made all of the flowers except for the one just under the "Y" which is of course a Prima flower.

This next one was for a color challenge at MCS. We had to use rust, blue, yellow/gold and white. I don't have to much white in the layout but there is some. My son coaches my grandson's baseball team and they won their tournament that they had on Fathers Day weekend. My granddson was so excited to phone me and tell me this. Way to go Scott!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Busy week...

I got home from the mainland on Monday and all of a sudden it's Thursday evening, where did the days go to? It was raining here when I got home but since Tuesday the weather has been beautiful, warm and sunny - it's about time that summer showed up, lol.

I don't know about the rest of the sahm's and retirees but my week goes by my dh's work week and when he takes a holiday day in the middle of everything it totally confuses me (not that it takes much, lol). Yesterday at work they were really slow so he decided to leave work and use up some of his holiday hours to cover the day. So here he was back home at 10am, which totally screws up my day as I now have to work around him and what ever he is doing. One good thing was he got the lawn all mowed. I managed to get most of my housework done while he was doing that so that was good. We ended up wandering over to our neighborhood pub around the corner in the late afternoon and grabbed a bite to eat and visited with friends that we see there. It was just so nice to be able to sit out on the patio and soak up some vitamin D from the sun. Funny how everyone is always in such a good mood when the sun is shining.

Today after finishing off my house chores I was able to get out in the yard and weed eat and started cutting back branches from one of our fruit trees. It kind of hangs over the big sand box that we have in the yard (from the previous owners) so I thought it would be nice if the grand kids could actually play in it without get branches in their faces and possibly poking their eye out, lol. I'm hoping that tomorrow will be sunny again so I can get that all finished up before the next dump of rain.

Between getting unpacked and taking care of house chores I did manage to get one layout done.
Over at My Creative Scrapbook they had a great sketch for June and when I saw it I knew it would be perfect for these pictures I took of my grandson while I was on the mainland. Scott was jumping on the trampoline and trying to master the bum drop (when you land on your bum and then try to get back onto your feet without falling over). He was so cute when he finally managed to do it he just lifted his arms up in the air and gave himself a big cheer. So here is my take on the sketch. TFL and hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Still on the mainland...

It's Wednesday evening and all is well. My daughter's surgery went well, meaning they didn't find anything bad (which is good), but now they still don't know what is giving her all the pain. So I guess the next step will be to another type of specialist. Hopefully they get this all figured out soon. She's not feeling to bad but still moving a little slow as she has a sore tummy now from the surgery.

While I was off doing errands today for her I stopped in at a little craft store that is in Steveston (not that you would know where that is unless your from the Vancouver, BC area). They had a small section of scrapbooking goodies and I found some awesome papers from Graphics 45. I just love their papers with the old nostalgic look. I have some great old family photo's that will look awesome with these papers so I can't wait to get home and play with them.

Well I think I shall head off to bed now. I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I'm heading off to the mainland again this afternoon. My daughter is having some surgery n Tuesday so of course I'm a typical Mum getting all nervous for her. Surgery is is a very simple one but you know how us mothers all get, lol. So I will spending time down there taking care of her and making sure she's all good before I leave and come back home.

I managed to get another layout done yesterday. This is a picture of my son(in the blue hat) and one of his friends at the annual Vancouver Sun Run, a 10 klm marathon. He's never been into running and this was his first time ever doing a marathon (with no training for it). There were over 50,000 people this year and he in came in 20,412 and did it in 1 hour and 13 minutes. Of course it helped that there was a pretty girl to impress, lol. I was very proud of him for doing this.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend and TFL!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sunshine - Yeah!!

Wow - two whole days in a row with sunshine! And today I was actually able to go out with no jacket...the little things that excite me, lol. Apparently we are going into a week of nice weather, it's about time.

I did manage to get one of my pictures from our camping trip on Quadra Island finished today. This is of a sunset we had on one of the sunny days we had while camping. Our site was right on the beach so this was taken from the little deck we had off of our trailer we rented.

We had a challenge over at My Creative Scrapbook to do a layout by making our own patterned paper. This didn't quite come out like I envisioned but I guess you can't learn if you don't try. I took some of my paints in different shades of pinks and purples to pick up the colors of the sunset. Since this was taken at the ocean beach I used one of my stamps that kind of reminded me of plants floating on the ocean floor and the small round things looked like shells and stamped in two of the corners. In the same set of stamps I had one of just the shell looking thingy and stamped that over the paper and then finished off with spraying pink glimmer mist over the page.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June already?

Well you'd never know it was June by our weather..it's crazy, I feel more like it's September what with all the rain and cooler temperatures we've been having. I think this is the first time I've not had a tan in June already.

We did manage to go camping last week though, mind you we only had one sunny day out of the five days. Luckily we were not in a tent. We rented a trailer. Normally we would have taken our camper but there was a bit of a mishap while trying to load it onto the truck - we won't even get into that story! We did have fun in spite of everything. Friends of the family kind of have a big family reunion camping trip every May, which over the years has kind of turned into family and friends of family camping trip. Since we moved from the mainland to Vancouver Island five years ago we have been going as the place they all go is only a 15 minute ferry ride from us. The rain managed to hold off for the most part until after we all headed off to bed so we were still able to sit around the campfire, having cocktails, smores (just isn't camping unless you make smores) and talking. I was quite happy though to get home to my own bed and a proper shower. Now I have pictures to download from the trip and start scrapping them.

I hope everyone has been having a good week and better weather than what we've been having, take care!