This page is the result of the frayed edges of my sanity lately:
Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper Jack's world x 3, Maya Road Chipboard hearts. The colors in Jack's world make me happy, and I needed that while making this layout. Framed my text print out and added paper, hearts and photo on top.
When the going gets tough, the tough take a break. I'm thinking of visiting my parents this week, but taking the child-in-constant-motion on a car trip seems daunting. But, I think a little break from our same old routine would be good.
This weekend was expensive. Dh needed a new Mac laptop for work. We had to get new cell phones because mine (after 4 years) died. I make do, go without and wear things out. And I have a hard time admitting that it is time to replace them. I tried to get a new battery for my dinosaur, but "they would have to special order it." My phone is dead, I don't have that kind of time. I felt so stupid in the cell store, everything is marketed to people half my age. (And I'm in my 30s, so that's saying something.) I didn't want a Crackberry, nor did I need the bells and whistles of an iphone. I've only sent 3 text messages in my life. I just wanted what I had, but that was impossible. Everything changes I guess. We just got the free upgraded phones to our existing account, with a new service plan for a couple of dollars more than we were paying. However we still had to buy the car charger and pay some fees, so our "free" phones cost about $100. And I could tell the very hip person working at the Verizon store thought we were the lamest people in the store for choosing the "free' phones. It's not a cheap thing. It's a simplicity thing. I can't stand to have and pay for more than I need or will use. Maybe I'm just too ADD to focus on all that stuff, while I'm driving, drinking a latte, singing to my child, swearing at bad drivers, and trying to read the GPS in bumper to bumper traffic. Call me crazy. The uber cool Verizon dude did.
I have so many Fall pictures from last year, it's going to be a challenge to do this year and last year too. Here's a start, it's Scribble Scrabble Autumn Afternoon Line:
I love the Scribble Scrabble Autumn Chippers, just love them. In case you are interested, I think Memorable Seasons might be having a design team call soon. Just wanted to give you the heads up on that, Jill is really great to work for and Chrissy the head of the DT is wonderful.
Well, the tough needs to charge her lame phone and pack. If you pray, I'd really appreciate a prayer for the car ride. 'Cuz I'll be on the road with all the people who did opt for the upgraded data service plan. :) Have a great Monday!
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