LOAD520 – Day 25

It's hard to believe that 25 days have passed. I'm surprised that I'm still going. February I got sick and just stopped. I don't know what happened with October. May seems to be my month to finish. It was an interesting day. We just stayed around the house. Sean worked on school work, as he owes us 2 days. Now, he only owes us one. There is so much work to complete. I'm just utterly confused how it's all going to get done. I seeded 8 cups of cherries, made ham and cheese frittata, … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 20

When things are hard at home, it's really hard to blog about my layouts. Because, I don't like the layouts I create when I'm angry. I was angry for two days. I was angry that the Language Arts teacher gave yet another assignment that would take Sean much longer than the 9 hours of time that he has to work on that class through the end of the year. He also has poetry due, and a journal about a book that he read. She started telling me about how many days he had the assignment. The problem … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 16

I'm done. I want to move. I want to leave and go to a county that lets you out. I want out. I'm guessing we could sell the house. I'm sure we could buy a house. There is one, in Aromas. Unfortunately, it's the wrong time to look at houses. It's the wrong time to pull him from school. It's just the wrong time. I'm just damn tired. Abbey LOAD Day 16 - Strawberry Fields Forever (song)Story: Scrapbook a page about how you connect with nature.Technique: Use strawberries or fruit … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 15

It's hard to believe that we are 1/2 way done with LOAD. Well, technically tomorrow, the 31 days thing. Today is Charlie's birthday. Happy birthday! Charlie is Sean's best friend. We went over to his house to drop off his birthday present, and leave him some rice krispy treats that I made today. I embarrassed him with lots of horn honking. He was taking out the trash, so we didn't social distance very well. We didn't stay to talk, although I think Sean would have liked to. Charlie … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 14

Wow. It was a busy day. I went to get a book from Hickelbee's. Then, I got the dogs prescription. Then, I went to Target. I didn't really enjoy Target. There were too many people in there, and even with a mask on, I was pretty uncomfortable. I did, however score toilet paper. So there is that. We have started doing a Thursday leftover night, as garbage day is Friday. It's a great way to empty things out, and my fridge has lots of room for my bubly water now. I don't think I have to go … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 9

I signed up for a Scrapbook & Cards Today class a couple of weeks ago. I said to myself, I know I've been lifting or "being inspired" by others lately. OMG! By the time I was done with this one, I was sick of lifting. The instructions were tedious, and so small. They were hard to follow. Now, I'm pretty good at following a picture, so it wasn't an issue, I barely used them. But, not having the product was difficult. It made me realize that my embellishments need to be sorted and … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 6

Today has been 7 business days since I emailed the Guided Studies teacher for help. She also got a request from the principal the same day. 7 business days. And just think, this woman is supposed to provide 2 - 3 hours of work for Sean each week, or support him with the work he already has, but is falling behind with. I think she sees this as a vacation. I just reminded the principal that we've had no contact from her. Again, I digress. I am scrapbooking. I am part of the ScrapHappy … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 5

Today I had to take Archie to the vet. He has this hot spot thing going on, which became infected. Sigh. He's on antibiotics now. Go Archie! Today felt almost normal. Almost. I couldn't go into the vet, she called while I sat in the car. I didn't sign for the credit card bill. After the vet, I stopped by Hicklebees to pick up Seans new book. Then I played Pokemon Go for an hour or so. It was so nice to be out. I felt almost bad about it. But, I digress, it's a LOAD day. Abbey … [Read more...]

LOAD520 – Day 4

One of my favorite parts of LOAD is signing up to be a guest designer. I love getting the prompt early, taking my time, thinking hard, and really making a special LO. I do things I don't normally do. This time was no different. Abbey LOAD Day 4: I Saw Her Standing There. Story: Tell the story of an original vs. a reproduction/copy. Technique: Scraplift a layout! I must tell you that the email I got included the script that Alice was going to use for that video. She referenced Tiffany … [Read more...]

LOAD 520 – Day 2

It's beyond hard to realize that we have been in this house for 7 weeks. Seven weeks. Breathe. Seven joyful weeks. Seven weeks full of complaining about school work. Seven weeks of avoiding reading. Seven weeks of the question "can I play Fortnight." Over and over again. But, I digress. Beatlemania: Story: Something you were/are crazy about; Technique: Subtitle/caption a photo on your page Well. I'm crazy about Sean, right? And he is crazy about Fortnight. One thing John and I … [Read more...]