Monday, November 1, 2010

Cocoa Daisy November Poker Face


The summer is gone I can't believe, it went so fast.
Why do only the cold and lonely times, seem to last?
- Patty Smyth, There are no mistakes in love

Goodbye October, and honestly, good riddance. I lost my grandmother, J has been sick again, I was so busy raking the leaves that I didn't even have time to indulge in a PTSD moment this year. I am sad that fall seemed to blow right by though, like it never happened. May as well have just gone from blistering hot weather to frigged cold. Did I mention my car battery died last week (due to the extreme shift in temperature?) Yep, goodbye Oct., see you around.
Haven't been online much, been taking a digital sabbatical and enjoying my life. Being outdoors, I love being outside with J. Trying to do things slower, one at a time, focus on what I'm doing. I've given up multi-tasking and happier for it. I tried getting up early in the morning, just for the peace and quiet, seems my body prefers it's peace and quiet under the covers. (Enjoys it so much that getting up 20 mins earlier is all I can manage right now, but it's a start.) Been eating healthier, until the car battery incident when I consumed a handful of skittles upon arriving home. I don't twitter or facebook, and I try to only check message boards once every day or two. However, this came back to haunt me when I missed the reveal at Cocoa Daisy this month. Had layouts ready to go and everything, but forgot to check the day before. I found out the evening of but didn't have my projects photographed. Oops. I keep forgetting the 28th is carved in stone over there now. Here are my pages for the month of November, the kit is called Poker face:







You have to see this shaped stamp exclusive to the kit, very cool. We are going to see a surgeon about getting tubes in J's ears, hoping this will also help his speech. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts below. Happy Monday to you! Until tomorrow.

9 comments:

Jill said...

These pages are SO lovely. I love your style.

janel said...

Miss you, but I understand how busy these years are...and praise you for getting priorities in order...spending time outside...scrapbooking these moments...because before you blink you will be my age and they will be memories. All the daily decisions seem to overtake "life" at times, but I guess that is why it is life. Think of you often and you are in my heart!

lisa truesdell said...

sending hugs - i hope november is kinder to you adn yours.

anne29 said...

very nices pages! I love the first one with your beautiful boy!!!

Keshet said...

LOVE all of these so much. Love love. Glad you're enjoying the digital break--it's very needed every so often.

Lisa Dorsey said...

So very sorry to hear about your grandmother Danielle. Stunning layouts as usual. Hope you get to a happier place real soon.

Houston said...

Beautiful pages, as always! Still thinking of you so often... (((HUGS))).

Stacey Michaud said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother...sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. Your pages are gorgeous as always...hearing about your unexpected loss reminds me of why we scrap.

Chris Hertel said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. I got to have my grandma for about 32 years. I have very found memories of my "bubba". Here's to NOVEMBER! and to the end of 2010, let's hope 2011 is stellar!!