There are a lot of things that could really get you down if you let them. The economy, the swine flu, the housing market, the fact that my toddler threw an epic fit (from out of nowhere, he's been so good for almost a month now) in the middle of the food store. He wanted to get down and I said no. Then a few seconds later he dropped his lollipop and it shattered on the floor and that sent him into hysterics. It was so crowded in the food store, I couldn't get him out of the cart without bumping the people in front, the side or behind me. So I just hugged him, and he threw his little spaghetti arms around me and pressed his little face into my chest, or lack thereof. Let's not get bogged down in the specifics shall we? And I whispered, "It's ok, everything's ok, J's ok." I stayed like that throughout most of the food store, even though it was difficult for me to pick up boxes or cans. And I repeated that over and over. Towards the end of our trip J lifted his little head and said, "J's ok." That's when I realized I think I was actually trying to comfort myself.
I stocked up on food yesterday so that we don't have to eat out for about 2 weeks. I'm fairly certain that if the flu virus isn't here already, it's on it's way. This is a major city with a very transient population. I'm feeling slightly paranoid about going to the Mall or to Target or Walmart, anywhere that large crowds of people hang out. Yeah, I'm a little OCD about germs, it comes with the education I think. I was inspired by my blog for this one:
Just Play Layout
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Patterned paper: Beach Towel; Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Ready, set, chipboard; Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Rub-ons; Cosmo Cricket Lil Man Ready, set, Chipboard; plus white and black bazzil cardstock.
Instructions: You can either draw a square shape with cut-out via photoshop or draw square shape tracing something square on your white cardstock. I added my text via the computer, and also my title. But you could easily use rub-ons or letter stickers depending on your preference. Then I added patterned paper and chipboard accents, and added the Cosmo "Smile" rub-on". And Matted the whole thing on black cardstock. Very simple.
The "Just play" is actually for me. Because life doesn't go quite how you plan it. Trying to let go of all the things I'm holding onto so tightly that really don't matter.
On a different note, I had the strangest dream last night. It was like I was walking around like an ant in the sneak peek photos we see of different kits and stuff. Everything was so big and bright, the embellishments were huge! Maybe it was a sign, too much caffeine for me. Happy Thursday! (Is the weekend ever going to get here?! Come on already!) Until tomorrow.
ETA: A Kiss on the Chic kits go on sale tonight 7:00 pm pacific time, on Laura's blog. You don't want to miss all that October afternoon goodness!