Friday, March 9, 2012

Back At It

Yesterday, for the first time in over a month, Mickey and I were able to get together for one of our scrapbooking days.  These are the best kind of days, when we take ourselves away from children and grandchildren and just spend all day doing the fun kind of things we like - shopping, eating, and scrapbooking. 

The pot on the stove behind Mickey contains a corn chowder I made for supper from a recipe I got from Pinterest.  It was delicious.  I made biscuits to go with it for a quick easy meal


We sit at a long table in my scrapbooking room with the sun shining in the patio doors, spread out our sb paraphernalia, then we turn the radio up and listen to easy rock, occasionally humming or singing quietly along, talking back to the radio personalities and each other as we go about our creative recording of our life's happenings.  And we talk...about our families mostly (we each have an autistic grandson so we discuss their special challenges)...and about life in general...comparing notes on ideas and circumstances.  It's amazing how much we have in common - including our left-handedness.  It's like we've known each other for much longer than the seven years since we met  at a local scrapbooking event.    Everyone should have a Mickey in their lives and nice sunny days to share with her.

I didn't get too many pages done yesterday, what with the eating, shopping and stopping for an hour to watch American Idol...just three pages...very simple, uncomplicated ones.

Our grandson, Micah, is a totally unique sweet boy,
the fourth of five sons of my daughter Jenny and her husband Anders.

I always love doing pictures of my sweetie. 
 He's standing on the deck of the DOLLY when we went on a cruise
on Canyon Lake in Arizona last month.

Wendy, Randy, Lloyd and I enjoying our cruise.

I have lots more scrapbooking to do, but I've promised myself I'd complete some self-imposed chores first.  I'm off to get started.

10 comments:

Desiree said...

It sounds like such a perfect way to enjoy time together! I need a Pat or Mickey, too? Either of you up to the applying for the vacancy?

Thisisme. said...

How wonderful to spend such a lovely day like that with a good friend who you have so much in common with. I love the results that you came up with. Sounds like a real fun day!

Magpie said...

You're so right...we all need a Mickey or a Pat in our lives! :)

Michael and Hanne said...

Nice Scrapbooking!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You have a wonderful friend and a wonderful hobby to share. Maybe you'll share the chowder recipe with us too. I need to do more scrapbooking. I have many things stored away to work on but sadly, it's sits in a pile just waiting for me. Seems never enough time in my days to do it all. I'd love to start a book for each one of my grands. 17 of them now in May this year. It's something I need to get busy on.

TARYTERRE said...

Scrapbooking keeps my daughter busy. Looks like you and your friend had a wonderful day putting together memories. What could be better than that? take care.

Granny Annie said...

I dare not get started with scrapbooking because I know it would consume me. The work you guys do is fantastic and such a great way to preserve history.

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like so much fun - I want a Mickey or a Pat! sandie

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like so much fun - I want a Mickey or a Pat! sandie

frayedattheedge said...

That sounds like my kind of day - just swap scrapbooking for quilting!