Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What Happened?!!

I've had a rough few days at work and apologize for being AWOL. Just very distracted by some events that made me alternately mad and sad. Hope today's posting freebies will make up for my absence.

Many thanks to those of you who've taken the time to send notes of appreciation, encouragement, and support. It sometimes feels as though the digital-scrapping community is its own sorority -- the very best that such organizations can offer, I'd like to think. I love the opportunity to make new friends around the world, particularly as I've had a lifelong love of learning about geography and the diversity each segment of the world contains.

Through digi-scrapping I've learned that there are some very talented ladies in South Africa, for example!!! LynetteJ sent another very nice two-page layout in which she used some word I made some time ago (coordinates with Pamela's wonderful Digitreats' JUMP kit). I love to work on two-pagers, too. I think that I think in clusters so often, that I like that symmetry. Great job, Lynette, and thank you SOOOO much for sharing your work with me.





Seeing the photos in Lynette's layout reminded me of my great-nephews recently. The oldest one, age 7, had one of those OVERNIGHT growth spurts, and I swear his feet look the size of a teenager's! [I wouldn't tell him that, though] My niece had just bought all three of her sons new school shoes, then had to turn around and buy more before school even started.

This next piece is one I plan to use to scrap an afternoon tea my husband and I enjoyed Sunday afternoon. The anticipated downpour from Hurricane Ike changed our plans for a birthday party for my hubby, and when I asked him what he wanted to do instead, he said "have a proper tea." So, we went to a downtown hotel that has wonderful traditional afternoon teas.
My British husband misses that sometimes, and frequently indulges in his tea in the mornings with bread and cheese. Every time we visit his family in the UK, we enjoy cream tea several times at some of our favorite tearooms. They're not all just for tourists, especially in some of the smaller villages. One of the delightful things about taking tea is that it makes me slow down and unwind. Wish I could do that every day. This sentiment below describes how I feel about it exactly!

Do you see yourself in this last quotation for today? For a long, long time, I felt 25 on the inside -- a very nice place to be. I don't feel that young anymore, because I can see myself drawing away from the more youthful things -- I don't even pretend to understand some of the music, but some of it is quite good. I try to keep an open mind!




I'm beyond grateful that it's Wednesday. I'm not wishing my life away, but I'd much prefer a shorter work week -- or being able to stay at home more. Sigh. Heavy sigh. Wishful thinking. :)

Hope your week is going splendidly.

Blessings,

Melanie

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5 comments:

Brandi's Creations said...

All three are just great! Sorry you've had such a long tiring week. Hope you can relax soon :)

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 18 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Lynette said...

Thank you again for the lovely wordart...I am babysitting my grandson so often I will probably wear out as your wordart says:)

Dinphy said...

I'm not a thee drinking person, ;)
but the other two quotes I adore and agree on! lol.
Thank you so much, downloaded them instantly!!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

I have used the tea quotation in my book of me. Here it is if you want a peep :)
http://sarahs-scrap-book.blogspot.com/2008/09/k-is-for-kettle.html