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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stuff to catch up on

Every once in a while, I write a note about my day for my friends and for Amy, and I think, "I should post that on my travel blog." Then I reconsider. If I wrote it for my friends and sister, is it really suitable for blogging? I'm never sure.

Anyway, here's where life is for me:
- Wesley got an insulin pump.
It took years and years of unregulated blood sugar that always swung violently low, but Wesley finally saw the light and got an insulin pump. He got it on Monday, May 4th. He has been improving immensely ever since. Oh, really, he's been improving in the last month before getting the pump, because the nutrition education has improved so much in the last fifteen years. Yea, nutritionists! Thank you for making our life easier to deal with!

- Emily's growing up. I don't really have a lot to say here, except that my daughter no longer wears all black, all the time.

- The economy sucks. Oh, yeah, everyone knows that. Wesley's still got a job. I don't. I should get one.

- Doris Daylily breaks hearts wherever she goes. This afternoon I was in a store, and the cashier looked outside and saw Doris with Emily. He coo'ed, "Cooooorgiiiiii!" I said that yes, that was a corgi. The cashier then rhapsodized, "I came from California to the South with a Welsh corgi. We lived in Atlanta. The first thunderstorm, she disappeared, and I never saw her again." I thought this was a sad story, but the cashier went on, "I've never had a more loyal dog." I told him to get himself another corgi because they still make that model.

- Rain! Glorious rain, fabulous rain, amazing rain! We've finally made up all the precipitation we were missing two years ago. Yay, rain!

- The air smells so delicious. Honeysuckle, English roses, privet hedge, peonies -- maybe it's just fresh grass and spring weather. Whatever it is, I love it. I wish they could put it in a bottle and let me wear it all year long!

- Woodrow needs to learn to shave his face. He has wild hairs growing out of his chin.

There! I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but this'll do for now. Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I haven't forgotten

I haven't forgotten my good old blog, and to prove it, here's a scrapbook page. I went crazy and did what REAL scrapbookers do -- I received the new Henna kit from Club Scrap, I made a layout according to a sketch, and THEN I went out and took pictures to put on the page. Awwwwwriiiiiiiight!

I did go a little crazy. I pulled in some purple paper from one of my old favorites -- Retro, September 2006. But by the end of the day on which Emily and I celebrated Mother's Day with a tea party? I had a layout. In the scrapbook. I mean, this is craziness. I have never been that organized.

Oh, sure, it was all motivated by luscious paper that I can't resist, and stamping with juicy ink pads that make my heart go pitty-pat, and making dots of dimensional glossiness on the intricate patterned paper just because I have dimensional glue that I like to play with. But still. I have a finished double scrapbook page, just like the ones real scrapbookers told me they made all the time back when I was writing articles about how to fill a one-page layout with paragraphs of memories.

It's official. I've crossed over to the other side.

I have to say, it feels kinda great.

Don't tell anyone I said that.