Friday, April 13, 2007

Single Mum.....

Yes, I'm a single Mum.....how dare he go and leave me? And during school holidays too!!! Can't wait till he gets back on Tuesday. LOL.....DH has just gone overseas for work. I'm missing him lots and we're talking for at least an hour a day which is helping. During the day, it's easy enough to pretend that he's at work but the evenings are when I miss him the most. Sigh...roll on tuesday!

I've had a nice week...
Tuesday I went over to Kylie's and she made us pancakes for lunch. Yummo! Jeromel had a great time playing with Jessica and Hannah. It was fascinating that they would go outside and play in the sandpit and I believe they were building a castle...then they would run inside to the girls bedroom and play dolls house...then back outside again.

Wednesday I had an impromptu lunch. Vita emailed the day before asking if she could come over for a visit and drop off a couple of card making idea books to me in the morning. So I asked Mich if she would mind coming over on wednesday instead of the thursday we had pre-arranged. And then on the spur of the moment, I invited Felicity as well. It was great....we got to have a really good chat and the kids all got along well....although there were some tears when it came down to sharing trains. It was Felicity's first time to my place and she was keen to see my scrap room.....lol....there is no scrap room...there is only scrap space...she was amazed at how little stuff I have. LOL...it all fits on one table. I had a big cull not long ago and rakked a lot away and sold some at the trash and treasure stand at crop for kids. I am officially paper poor....am down to half a cropper hopper full of paper....and half a cropper hopper full of bazzill. Yes....half!!! I think I have rectified that though....I shopped online!! LOL

Today, I had a mini date with my little man ....we went to Chadstone to get some photos developed and I shopped. I had retail therapy.....this time....with non scrapping and non food and non kids related stuff. I bought a pair of shoes from Colorado and two tops. Came home in the evening with some take out for dinner and realised that my email was stuffed up. I couldn't work out what was wrong....I rang Mich for help and her DH finally helped me work out that my computer had run out of memory. I rang optus help line hoping that they would have a backup of my emails....sigh.....no luck. So if you have emailed me anything yesterday (thursday)....then please email it again.

Ok...scrapping....

This layout is of my 2nd son Jarryd.....@15 it's just a matter of style. Jarryd loves clothes....fussy about clothes....labels matter and he's only 15!! Luckily he will save his pocket money and money from his part time job at the golden arches to buy his clothes. The boy saved all his tags for over a year...he pinned them onto his lamp until the whole lampshade was covered!! He came out of the room last week with a handful of tags asking if I wanted to use them for scrapping...bless him....he's a well trained scrappers son. I couldn't resist doing a layout on him for the Aussie Dares blog challenge
Eversince the inchies topic was raised in BB and Vivian Bonder showed her inchies....I was mesmerised....what a cool name...what a cool idea....I mean....decorate a square inch? yah...I can do that!!! Maybe not as well as Vivian Bonder....but I was going to give it a shot. When Mich was over yesterday she brought up the inchies topic as well and I raided my stash and gave her some to do a layout as well. I've had these photos and papers for a while now and finally got around to scrapping them last night. Thought that the inchies would make nice embellishments for the layout. And I was right! I love the effect....I'm going to use inchies again!! Where's your inchies layout Mich??

10 comments:

Julie said...

Love the pages here Ruey. Your inchies look cute. I may have to try something like them myself.

Hope you are coping being a single mum. lol

shirls said...

great layouts, ruey. love the inchies one:)

tuesday's not too far away:)no one to tell you it's bedtime;)

connie said...

Loving the layouts Ruey!!!...hope tuesday comes by super fast.. as much as my DH is a pain i would miss him heaps if he went away for too long...

take care

C...xxx

JazzScraps said...

Great LOs Ruey!! Love them!! Hope you cope well being single mum...understand how it feels! I was that for 2 years when Hubby went overseas to study and I had to stay back in Brunei with the kids..feels yucky, doesn't it?

Scrapper-holic said...

Hey i recognize the photos from the inchies LO. I recall putting a huge dent in the vodka supply that nite. Hee.

Loving the LOs especially how u used the tags!

JazzScraps said...

Saw your LO published in Scrapbooking Memories Vol.8 No.10 issue!! Really NICE! Loved the effects the brads did and the Dimensional Magic alpha chipboards!!

Great work Ruey!

vita said...

Ooh, I love Jarryd's layout. I suppose that is something Amanda will get into soon? Thanks for Wednesday. Hope to catch up again soon.

Pandachu said...

Oh I love that LO of urs that Jazz mentioned too. Dimensional Magic sounds so cool! It was my fav LO of the lot! (and I'm not being biased here)

The Clarks said...

Love it !!!!!!! and the inchies are fab !!! Hope single Mum time wasn't too stressful for you
Trish

mich said...

I don't really have an excuse now that you've announced that I've been challenged to do the inchies layout, do I? LOL.... Ok, Ok... it's coming.

You do know that my house is immaculate now, don't you? How could I start scrapping?!?!?!?!