Monday, March 7, 2011

How Do You Spell Relaxation?

I spell it s-c-r-a-p-b-o-o-k-i-n-g.  I haven't had the time, space or inspiration to do much of my favorite hobby in the past few months.  Neither has my friend, Mickey.  However, this week we've overcome all our obstacles to playing with pictures, paper, adhesives and embellishments, with a vengeance.

Our days down here typically start when I come downstairs in the morning between 6 and 7 o'clock and find Mickey hard at work (play?) on the dining room table trying to figure out what paper goes best with what pictures.  So I jump right in on my side of the table and try to catch up with her.  We stop for breakfast around 9 and then continue scrapping till noon.  Then we go out for lunch, go shopping, come home and swim for an hour or so, and scrap again till ten or so, stopping briefly to eat dinner.

What a life.  Or more exactly, what a week!  I hear it's minus 22 and snowing at home.  It's so nice to be away from it all for a little while.  I have a hectic couple of weeks ahead of me when we leave AZ, so I'm taking advantage of this week of relaxation.

Here's a sample of some of my work this week.

Tomorrow we're taking a break from scrapbooking and swimming and are going to the Desert Botanical Gardens.  I'm willing to bet that Mickey will come home with no fewer than 100 pictures from there.  It's part of the sickness ;)


Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Have fun there! I love those pictures. I wish I had the gene connection to get into that but whichever part of the brain controls it, I don't have. I have a 92 year old friend that put her whole life (biography) into scrapbooking books and they just fascinate me.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I have been given my daughters scrapbooking tools, paper etc and I hope that someday I'll get to enjoy them. For now, I must live vicariously through people like you!

Chatty Crone said...

Lucky you - what a nice week you have going there! sandie

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Hey now...girl time, swimming, sunshine and scrappin...all the perfect ingredients for a fun time!

Kath said...

Soak up LOTS of warmth-sounds like you will need it when you get home! Brrrr. Seen you were in that cold spell. So far its in the 20s and hopefully it misses us here!!
The scrapping looks great!!