Monday, September 15, 2008

"Mutherhood is not for sissies. You wouldn't last one day in the 'hood!"

It's been an interesting 24 hours, and this is probably more information than you want to know but this is life right?

I stayed up way too late at Studio Calico waiting for the sneaks of the Oct kit. When I finally went to bed at midnight, J was up for the 3rd time that evening. But he settled down pretty quickly when I took him to our room and everything seemed ok. I was awoken again at 4 am by my dog jumping off my bed, something he never does. He started vomiting immediately, and I pulled up the rugs and put him in my bathroom. Not sure what that was all about, hairball? I would have taken him outside, but I was afraid J would wake up again and I would be outside. After he settled down and I gave him some water, he went back to sleep. The next time I would be awakened, it was because I had the strange sensation of rolling over into the contents of a leaky diaper. Let's just leave it at that. By 6 am everyone was up, however no one was very happy about it.

I spent the weekend cleaning. I cleaned the bottom level of our townhouse on Friday morning, the middle level on Saturday morning, and on Sunday I had no choice but to clean the top level, as my bathroom floor had vomit on it and my sheets needed a good laundering as well. But it's all clean now. J likes to play with the vacuum, so he didn't mind.

Anyway, I feel I earned my guacamole this past week. As we got in the car this afternoon to go retrieve that Chipotle goodness, I couldn't stop thinking about Aleida. So I turned the music up to drown out my anxiety, Blink 182 What's my age again. When we got to Chipotle J started clapping. I laughed so hard. He is definitely my kid. My dh however will probably shortly demand a paternity test, as the child hates pizza.

Here are some layouts I did last week. I thought about adding more journaling, but they were done. On to the next one right?

This one is Cosmo Cricket's Mr. Campy Patterned paper x 2, Cosmo Blackboard Tree shape with die cut Mr. Campy Tree hugging sticker. I added the Rub-on stitching for fun, otherwise I think it's pretty self explanatory.

And this one has been on my desk for a week or more. I kept trying to figure out if it is done. I think it is:

This one is Cosmo Cricket's Haunted Patterned Paper x 3. I added the photo with mat to the patterned paper on top of the cardstock with title and journaling. Then I added Cosmo's Haunted Rub-on Spider web and Cosmo's Mr. Campy Ribbon, plus some Making Memories Felt Alphas. I wasn't sure the rub-on was going to work, it had to cover 3 levels. But it covered like a dream! I've gotten burned by rub-ons before, but I've never had any trouble with the Cosmo rub-ons.

And the questions! I'm just going in the order they were left.

lorraine said...
Your post was very moving. Sometimes we forget to thank people. Thanks for reminding me to do just that! You are on 2 great DT's. Do you feel pressure to create, or is it still so much fun?

Answer: I still think it is so much fun! The design teams I'm on require a certain number of pages a month, but they have never told me that I had to scrap a page about my mom, or to use this paper, or anything like that. So I still think it is very fun and I pretty much get to just do what I like to do. Doing stuff for CHA, due to the time crunch can be stressful, but that is the only time I can think of.

meredith said...
First thank you for the chance at the giveaway! I just found your blog today, and how ironic that I am sitting on the fence about starting a blog and sharing my work and putting myself out there. The quote is great. You are not a scrapbooker until you scrap! Thanks for the inspiration. How long has it taken you to get to 100 pages?

Answer: That's a good one! I started last Sept, but I only finished 5 pages by Christmas. Then we moved. Then I started the blog at the end of Jan. So I would say 95% of the pages were completed in 7-8 months.

erin m said...
Congrats on all of the scrapbooking-related milestones!
Here's my question to you:
Just curious to find out what sites you visit on a daily basis, and what your routine you check one specific site first, something else second, etc?

Answer: Um, I visit 2 peas, Studio Calico,, and Memorable Seasons (all links under inspiration on the sidebar), not necessarily in that order. Depends on my mood, the day, if I have anything to upload anywhere, what I'm uploading, etc. I also visit my friends blogs when I have a moment.

Hope you are having a great day, let me know! And do not worry if you missed out on the RAK, lots more where that came from.


janel said...

Being a mom is filled with unexpected joys, and I could relate to your awakenings. I hope you get a chance to take a nap today. Have loved all your "fall" pages, and the warm colors that make J's sweet little face reflect the fun you guys are having. Have a great Monday.

Susan Beth said...

Tough night! Sorry about that, hopefully tonight will be better!

Great layouts. Love the tree hugging photo! Amazing! And I love the Haunted line - just bought some on Saturday. Need to do something with it soon!

NancyJones said...

OH wow you did have a ROUGH night didnt you. Bless your heart.
I don't miss those days at all.
I really love those pages you did. This is my favorite time of year with the colors that are out. I love all the fall coloring and then the christmas ones right after!
I have to get my hands on some cosmo haunted papers. We have no lss here so I will have to surf hehe

Davinie said...

Love your pages. Congrats on 100! I LOVE that quote you used. Very appropriate.

camport said...

gotta love those sleepless nights! Especially when they involve bodily fluids.

Love the pages and am so so sorry to hear about your friend.


Lauren said...

What cute layouts! I so love that Mr. Campy tree! I could use some guacamole right now, Yum!

Rita said...

I'm sorry you had a rough night. I know the feeling of being up at 6 am and not being happy about it! Your layouts are spectacular! The photos are gorgeous and I love how you used the CC paper!

Jen said...

Yep, I'd say that you deserved your guacamole. :) How is it that J loves the vacuum? My guys is scared to death and I have to carry him around if I want to vacuum in his presence. ugh.

Linda Beeson said...

I am so in love with these two layouts! Those paper choices were the BEST!!!