Hello friends! Ok, first off, I want to say that I am going to make a concerted effort to blog more and include some personal stuff again. I have realized that my blog has gotten very boring... All I post is the necessary posts and nothing about life in general. Although some may find my life in general boring. If so, skip to the end of this blog post!
Life in general has been tough. Which is probably why I haven't been blogging much. I have been on a social sabbatical in many ways! The bottom line is this - my head is always hurting SO bad that I don't feel like being social. Yep, seven months since surgery and I am still a mess. And I don't like to admit that, so I just don't talk at all. I am committing here that I am going to go see a pain specialist and try to get some help. I can't keep living this way or I'm going to go a bit insane. Or perhaps that has already occurred!
On Tuesday I turn 50. I'm not one to get depressed about birthdays. I don't need any hoopla. I just like to spend time with my family and eat all kinds of sugary treats. Low key I am. Well, this year, I don't have ANYTHING to be excited about. I am turning freakin' 50. Need I say more. As my daughter's friend put it - I'll be turning half a century. There ain't nothin' about that I like - at all! It scares me. It is officially OLD age! But I don't feel old, doesn't that count for anything? When I was young, I thought 50 was soooooo old and now it just doesn't seem that way to me. Yikes. Scary. Old age. ME! ahhhhhhhhh And to further boohoo the day - I am not eating sugar in 2013. Can the year just go a bit faster?!?!?!
So with that update, everyone feeling really happy right now? Well there is some good news on the horizon. For me anyway. My sweet boy is coming home in 52 days. FIFTY TWO DAYS!!!!! I cannot even believe it has been two years without him already. But then again, I can't believe I'm turning 50 so perhaps dementia has set in. I am so incredibly excited! He has been in Argentina for two years serving a mission for our church and I have only spoken to him on the phone three times. I'm a little worried how he is going to react to having a new puppy in our house as in Argentina, the dogs run wild and are not all adored pets. And he has been bit by one! He might try to eat sweet Annabelle. I really hope he hasn't changed THAT much as I miss him just the way he was.
Ok, that was my life in general update. And now back to your regularly scheduled Project Life/Studio Calico progam! Now do you see why I have been staying quiet?!?!?!
I did a challenge this week on the Studio Calico Blog with Anna-Marie Wolniak who is one of the most talented scrapbookers around. The challenge is to use the SC printables on a layout or project. It goes until tomorrow night - so check it out and create something if you have time! To get to the blog post go HERE and add your layout to the SC gallery and link in the comment section.
This spread was made with almost ENTIRELY the January Block Party printables. There are a lot more images of this on the SC blog or you can click it to enlarge.
I seriously LOVE the SC printables. They are so inexpensive and you can do so much with them. I change the colors and the sizes and layer them and emboss them and do everything possible to them. Check out what Anna-Marie did to them as well. You can purchase the February Front Row printables here and here and here. Each month they come out with new ones that go with the kits for that month. On the blog post, I show you how you can change the color of the printables making them custom for your needs as I did with these: