Saturday, September 09, 2006

*it's not all work, work, work...*

*sigh* - another six weddings today, three registering, three conducting - and it has started to feel a bit like a conveyor belt. Our marriages were at 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00, the first three at the office, and the next three at three different venues, here, here, and here. They all went very smoothly, but it was such a rush hopping from one to the next that I couldn't honestly say I enjoyed the day, although it did go very quickly. Anyway, I don't have any more weddings in September, just a few mornings at the end of the month registering births and deaths in the office.

We have taken delivery of a skip, and our mission over the next 7 days before Ed goes back to work is to 'landscape' the front and back gardens, and get rid of some more of the clutter that we seem, yet again, to have amassed. I say landscape - Ed and I are doing it ourselves, and I have a vision of how I want it to look, which takes in tall grasses and neat gravel, but whether the end result will bear any resemblance to the vision, only time will tell. I will take some before shots tomorrow, and hopefully by the end of the week it will all be beautifully tidy, easily manageable, and I will cease to feel embarrassed about the state of our gardens! Our near neighbours keep their gardens meticulously weed-free and well-kept, and to be honest with you, I wouldn't want to live next door to us at the moment!!! I don't know where our respective mothers' green finger genes went, but they weren't passed on to either Ed or I. I think we will probably end up painting the garage doors in a further bid to spruce up the front of the house.

I stopped by Toya's blog today, and in her latest post she has taken up a challenge to post photos of some of her earliest layouts, and it got me to thinking about some of my 'beauties' from the early days when I first discovered scrapping, two and-a-half years ago. Non-Bazzill cardstock (I will freely admit to being a Bazzill snob!!), stickers, teddy bear die cuts, the works. When I'm feeling a bit braver, I'll post a couple - maybe later this week!! I hope I've come a long way since then, but it's such a subjective thing, I suppose.

Au sujet de, I am *this* close to embarking upon some proper scrapping; I haven't done a layout for months, and I'm not really sure why. It's got to the point now where I'm almost afraid to commit patterned paper to Bazzill for fear of making a complete hash of it...what if I can't 'do' it any more??!! I've now taken delivery of my large photo order from Snapfish, so I really have no excuse not to do it. Wish me luck, ladies...

*a postscript to today...*

Thelma and Louise, anyone?



Adrienne said...

That is a "LOT" of weddings!!! And just have fun scrapping...document your memories. That is what it is allllll about! Have a great Saturday!

Debbie said...

Well Ms RudiGreenFingers when you've finshed your gardens fancy a trip down south to lend a helping hand in mine? LOL Oh and I'll take up the challenge of posting first layouts if you will. Especially can't wait to see you next layout .. go on darlin' ..INSPIRE US!

Maria said...

Busy busy busy!!!

Good luck with the garden ours needs doing as well but I think it will have to wait until I've finished indoors.

Have fun scrapping xxx

Anonymous said...

Received your beautiful letter & photos today. Thought I would take you up and stop by your blog and say hi. Love, love, loved your letter & the goodies. What class! The ATC's were just beautiful and I have them perched on my mantle. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness. It made my day.