Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Stuff and a Scrap Rant (only a wee one!)

Kim has her appointment today with the four doctors. We will soon know when and how this thing will happen. She handles it all beautifully.

Headed to my sister's today for "Art Morning." She has invited all of her painting friends and creative friends to come over and paint (or whatever!) for the morning, since their class ended. Mom and I are going, and will probably hit a delicious lunch on the way home! Hooray! Yeah, I know, I'm lucky to have a day off....I never stopped yesterday in order to be able to go today. I got the laundry done, vaccuumed, cooked dinner, did dishes, and mopped after work, just so I could be free this morning! I also put clean sheets on the bed, and my down duvet with my new IKEA cover. Mmmmm! What good sleep that was! All warm under the feathers- I'm ready to go back! Definitely on the top ten list of "good things:" a bath and clean sheets!

I did this page last night. I finished my requirements for the design team, and decided to do something purely for myself. I tend to compare myself with all the fabulousness that's out there, and think "Oh I SUCK." but I just gotta do my thing, ya know? I love this page. Maybe it will only sit on a shelf for the next 30 years, but I still love it. I love the pp, the colors, all that delicious ribbon, and I am crazy about the picture. Sound like I'm tooting my own horn? Just expressing my happiness with it, so that when it gets passed by (they all do- sigh. But I keep trying!) I will not devalue it in my mind. It is what it is. An expression of affection and gratitude.

Journalling reads: I adore this picture. Look at their faces-the contentment is blatant. The love on Kim's face as she glances at Emma who's gazing ahead. They were playing "I Spy." It seems this love was rehearsed in eternity past- evidence that He is here-knowing what Emma needed, what Kim needed, what I needed. It is a comfort beyond measure to know she is happy with "Kum."

Captured Elements: Earth Spice (Deepa) -HKS rubons and tape

11 comments:

em said...

loving all the pinks and your painted bits! and those little ball things along the photo! so cute!

sweethc said...

I think you did a wonderful job with this, Sarah.

Colleen said...

well i think it is gorgeous. i'd be happy with it too. sometimes i just sit and look at my finished layouts. i think everyone does it.

so toot away girl!

Jen said...

Seems like everyone has the publishing blues lately...but I want you to know I think you are super duper talented. For real.

HUgs and smooches, J

Kim said...
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Kim said...

I just got back from the cancer center. This post takes me back to a moment outside of time and space. A moment when all was okay. Thanks for the memory. It was just what I needed. Then... and now. Love you my sister.

Tammy said...

Sarah

Your layout is wonderful...you know I get in funks like that too where I think everyone elses stuff is art and my stuff just stinks...you know it doesn't really matter as long as YOU like it. So go ahead and toot that horn!

missy said...

Makes me happy just to look at it..

April said...

so pink & pretty!! i love it!

go sarah go!

xoxox

Goody said...

It is a great comfort to me also! Thankyou Kim for such loving care of my little dumpling Emma! I love you forever....and ever...and ever....and ever..............

Jocelyn said...

Art Morning- super cute idea. I love the layout- so artistic and creative, girl!!