Yes, we're leaving first thing monday morning for 5 days on a little island resort. There will be nothing to see and do except sun, sea and sand. The boys will be perfectly happy, dh who thinks he will do very well as a beach bum will be perfectly happy, and I too will be perfectly happy except I will be offline and with no scrapping for 5 days! It will be a good break, I'm sure, and I'm bringing lots of issues of Creating Keepsakes, and also, printed copies from my ramblings on my blog, which I hope to cut and paste into my personal journal, with more journaling! :)
The store is running without a hitch, and you all have surprised me with your overwhelming support! THANKS so much!! Unfortunately I won't be able to come up with anything new for a while till we're back. But as a big thank you, I'd like to share a frames kit I did last year, you can download it below.
Some thoughts and observations from the last week:
On date night, dh and I went to watch Sex and the City. It was good fun, and a treat to see those clothes. But the amount of nudity was a rather uncomfortable for me. Actually our local censorship board did not allow the TV series to air on our local TV at all. We could only watch it by buying the DVDs. I'm glad they did it even though there was outcry from some who feel there should be freedom of choice. When I got home I checked and found that the movie received a rating of M18 which means those under 18 are not allowed to watch. I know in this day and age, if they can't go to the movies they will still find a way if they wanted to, but I'm not sure I want my children to be able to easily access these movies with questionable morals (though realistic, some may argue) at age 18. Well, they will anyway, so I know it is up to us to build strong bonds with them through the teen years, and hopefully be able to influence them in the right direction. It's not going to be easy!
On a lighter note, on the same night, dh and I wondered into a hip part of a mall catering to teenagers and young adults, and found to our amusement, the exact (replica?) of the Yonex sports bag he used to sport as a teen, and a polka dot dress (just like one) I used to love, up on the window display of a VINTAGE Shop!! Okay, now we are vintage!! I have a few more dresses and blouses they will probably like to have in there! LOL
Yesterday we took a day off and went on a 5 km walk around what we call the Southern Ridges, it's a bit of green amongst concrete jungle, but the park authorities did a wonderful job of building tree top walks, bridges and connectors, and it was just wonderful. Here are some pics
Also check out these layouts by Nikki McDougal, just so fantastic. I loved how she used her photos as backgrounds. Thanks Nikki!
And here's a little something to say THANK YOU sorry this is currently not available