Thursday, 8 October 2009

Some Small Miracle.

A miracle occurred in this house last night. Not a huge miracle. Lives were not saved. Disasters were not averted. Wars were not won. What did happen was this:

I COMPLETED AN ONLINE SCRAPBOOKING CLASS!

Yup. My Learn Something New Everyday Album. All done. Finito. Completo.

After taking countless number of Shimelle's classes and not making it to the end of them I'm completely ecstatic that I've actually managed to accomplish this.

You've seen up to Day 22, so here's the rest:

September 23rd

September 23rd


The age old lesson I that I only ever "almost" learn.

September 24th

September 24th


THE most hectic week of the year for me. Horrifically busy, but it still only lasted a week.

September 25th

September 25th


Too many Fridays in a row in work meant no time for housework to get done.

September 26th

September 26th


A little jaunt over th'pennines for some scrapping time with Miss Louise.

September 27th

September 27th


Horrible light-headed, nauseous feeling all morning - I just had to go back to bed.

September 28th

September 28th


For all I'm organised at work, when it goes down to the wire I'm definitely a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl.

September 29th

September 29th


We do love a bit of Dr Seuss in our house. Reading "Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?" to Grace when this paragraph really jumped out at me. A little reminder in these times that there's always someone worse off than you:

It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you're lucky you're not.

September 30th

September 30th


It might be finished, but it certainly wasn't finished "on time". Ah well.

End Page

End Page


Just a few little words to round up the album. Here's the finished thing:

Finished LSNED Album


Hurrah to actually finishing things. There may be hope for me yet.

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This morning was Miss Grace's first school assembly (that is the first assembly held by her class where they've all actually had to stand up and speak). The theme was friendship and they all had a line to read about what friends do for them and about a little recipe for friendship. Grace also had the extra task of standing at the front with one of her classmates and putting "ingredients" for the recipe into a big bowl. She read her line beautifully and handled the extra responsibilty really well. At the end they were allowed to come over and see us before they went back to class she when I told her how well she'd done and how proud I was she cried! Poor little love! I think she was a bit over-emotional with the nerves and the build up to it etc. When I asked her what was wrong she said "I've got that lumpy thing happening in my throat and I can't stop it!" I just love how they can put into words so easily what I think adults would have trouble describing. I knew exactly what she meant by that. We trundled off to the toilets to get some tissue paper and some cuddles and nose blows later all was well with the work. I'm so proud of my little girl.


Just time for me to have a cup of tea and a biscuit before I pick Egg up from nursery and then we take Mum and Dad to the airport while they jet off to meet their cruise ship in Palma. Lucky sods! There's barely a day goes by when I don't see my parents (being that they live next door) and it's so strange for me (and the kids) when they go on holiday. I miss them terribly, especially Mum. They're both really in need of a holiday to recharge their batteries though so I will keep everything crossed for calm seas and good weather (and no pirates, Egg is very worried that pirates will get his Nanny!) and a safe and speedy return.
TTFN

4 comments:

Lou said...

Yay on fini9shing hun, I love it! :)

Bless little Gracie, how sweet was that. Tell her well done from Auntie Lou (but only if it doesn't make her cry!).

And LMAO at Egg and pirates getting Nanny! nanny should be so lucky, hijacked by Captain Jack Sparrow? Yum!

kim & co. said...

That's so awesome that you finished! I've been thinking of getting my supplies together for the Christmas one--last year I left it to the day by day and only managed to write for a few days and never did scrap anything. So i'm thinking having the album done ahead of time will be key to finishing anything.

And so sweet of Grace. Bean's line is always, "My eyes are watering and I don't know why!" Guess she doesn't recognize crying if its not accompanied by screaming and tantruming.

April said...

Well done you - the scrapping looks great

April xx

humel said...

Well done, you finished!! Looks great :-) Thanks for sharing x