January 25, 2007

THURSDAY THOUGHTS - To Write or Not to Write

My creativity was at an all-time high last week, and then it dropped just like I thought it would. This week has been a more "normal" week for me, being harder to motivate and taking more down time. I know that's good for me, so I enjoy this time too.


On my way into work this morning I was thinking about a dream I had and what a great heroine this person would be. I wanted to stop everything and write again. Now, here's my dilemma....should I develop this character and story even though I had started another one that hasn't been touched for ages? Comment or e-mail me your thoughts please...

January 19, 2007


Here's a layout I worked on last night. It shares what I am feeling lately and something I think we can all work on.

The journaling reads:

Let go of fear.
Let go of worry.
Let go of jealousy.
Let go of anxiety.
Let go of depression.

It is a sad, lonely road
you do not need to be on.

You have light.
You have love.
You have friends.
You have creativity.
You have God.

Live your life now!

What can you let go in your life? Share your thoughts and layouts with me.

Korbin Sings in Class

Many of you know we've been having problems with Korbin's behavior at school. His teacher calls us at least once a week. He doesn't sit still, he wants to play and make sound effects (so much like his dad that way!) and he has a bad habit of swinging his arms or anything he's carrying around and sometimes he hits other classmates doing so. He's always been touchy-feely with his hands, and they are never at his side. He also says a few words that the school will not allow: poopy, stupid and butt head being his latest. We don't mind him saying those words but the school does, so we punish him when he gets home with soap in the mouth. We have to be consistent with what the school tells him.

Well....Korbin's sheet from yesterday indicated that during choice time he decided to sing "I like big butts and I cannot lie." He's heard this song on the radio and thinks it's funny. I have to tell you that we both laughed at the thought of this. When we felt like we weren't going to burst out in giggles we calmly explained to Korbin that songs like that are not to be sung at school. I'm seriously wondering what the teenage years are going to be like. *sigh*

January 11, 2007


I've just gone through a hard couple of weeks. I could finally see that the medicaton was not working for me and that I was still feeling depressed. I've now switched medications and have been experiencing a few side effects from the change over, but I am doing better.

I have the day off today and I slept in until 8 o'clock. Even better, I woke up remembering some dreams that I had. It's been a LONG time since I could say that and I used to be able to recall my dreams every single night. I miss that. I am going to spend the rest of the morning doing some scrapping. I feel like a creative genius right now, the ideas have just been overflowing and I keep grabbing my journal to sketch out some more layout ideas.

This afternoon I have a meeting at Korbin's school - not looking forward to that but I'll get through it. I am not sure how this meeting will turn out but right now I feel like we are heading into a conflict. What's easiest for the school versus what is best for Korbin. Issues with kids can be so hard.

I am spending the day OFF my computer except for late tonight when I have to work on the ScrapFriends newsletter. I've volunteered to edit it and am having a crash course in HTML. It's fun to learn something new.

January 9, 2007

Scrap Friends

I had some time to poke through the ScrapFriends gallery this afternoon. So inspiring! I lean heavily toward the graphic pages. Does that mean I should start scrapping that way? I love a bright touch of color on a layout - nothing excites me more. Well, maybe a little creative bling like Lorealle did. Check out her Diva LO in the gallery. Just so awesome! (A link to SF is available on the left hand side of my blog.)

Browsing through the gallery gets my creative juices flowing. One thing that really popped out at me today was the color GREEN. It just speaks to me. I need to create!

January 4, 2007


Ali Edwards is a very inspirational artist who I have been admiring. Her style is not perfect but it is always fresh and always just a little unexpected. She can make the simplest things look beautiful. I am always inspired by Ali's words, her artistic eye, and her ability to enjoy each moment of her crazy life. I check her blog as often as I can. This week she encouraged her readers to choose a word to symbolize your year ahead.

My word for 2007 is EVOKE.

I will bring that childlike sense of just being in every moment into my life. The freedom to not have everything match.. To feel okay laughing out loud even when I am by myself. To feel how life can be fun and to enjoy every moment of it. To not be afraid to try new things. I will evoke my freest and happiest sense of self in 2007. I can do that. I want to do that. No, I *will* do that.

May the year ahead be a fun and happy time for all!

Goals for 2007

I've set new goals for myself for 2007:
  • start exercising regularly
  • 250 scrapbook pages
  • a weekly personal stamp challenge - to use one stamp or stamp set each week as much as possible
What goals have you made for yourself?

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