LOAD520 – Day 7

Today I continue to be shocked by people. Seriously. People all over Facebook who seemingly just read the headline, and some how get their panties all in a bunch about something that has been true for a long time. It happens all the time, but today it’s bothering me. I know it shouldn’t. Oh well. This is why the layout is later today. I kept going down rabbit holes about “The Man.”

Abbey LOAD Day 7: Please, Please Me
Story: Please ____________ (fill in the blank)
Technique: Grammar fun… use a grammar trick/pun, double entendre, or homophones on your layout!

Ok, so I started to look at homophones, and found pleas / please.

My dad and I took a road trip to Crescent City in February. We went to visit his cousin Kathy. He knew I wanted to see her mothers scrapbooks, and that I was looking for family pictures. Kathy is in a nursing home there, and is not in good shape. Her diabetes is killing her.

On the drive up, my dad didn’t want to stop anywhere. It was kinda weird. He just kept saying we needed to get to Crescent City. I really wanted to take the Avenue of the Giants on the way up, and we eventually did on the way back, but he was really adamant about it. Even on the way back, the only reason we stopped at the Visitor Center was because I had to go to the bathroom.

You know, it’s weird being alone with a parent when it hasn’t happened for a long time. I see him for lunch every other week or so, but I haven’t spent more than an hour or so with him since I was a kid. He has really aged. Not as adventurous as he used to be.

We had a great trip. I was grateful that we got to spend so much time together. It probably will never happen again. But I did think it was weird that we could never stop.

Thus the please/pleas thing. It’s a stretch, I know.

Before you say anything, I know, a stop sign is an octagon, not a hexagon. I have a hexagon punch, and I was lazy. That’s it. I found an image of the map I got of the drive on the Avenue of the Giant’s website. Thus, I didn’t have to cut up the paper map I had! Woot, because as far as maps go, it’s a pretty good one. That orange line is the scenic route we took on the way back. Dad went 40mph or so, thus no pictures of pretty redwoods.

I found some one canoe two paper that I found at Beverly’s before they closed, and used the Redwoods State Park paper that I had as a background. Then I added the non-stop sign, fussy cut a redwood tree from a brochure, and added a flower. Weird for me, I know. Another one bites the dust.

It’s my moms birthday today. I hope she is having a good day. The card will be late.

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