This is a question I get asked a LOT! 'Where do you find the time?' People ask me this question regarding lots of things - my business, my personal scrapbooking, my exercise regime, my social life, my whole life basically! I kind of get sick of this question and want to just yell at people and say 'I BLOODY WELL MAKE THE TIME!' All of us seem to live very busy lives in this day and age, and we need to prioritise and make the time to fit in the things we consider MOST important in our lives. I do manage to fit a lot in but in doing this I do have to sacrifice other things - like doing the ironing (which I just do as I need to), reading books, watching sitcoms on television (I just don't have the time to absorb myself in OTHER peoples lives), sleep (yep I go to bed too late but ah well)...you name it, I'm sure there are other things I give up too but they seem unimportant once you fit in the REALLY important stuff.
In regards to my scrapbooking, I MAKE the time to scrap a lot. The way I look at it, as morbid as this may seem, the truth is that one day I'm not going to be here to tell my children all the stories of their past, my past, their father's past, our lives in general...and you know what, I don't have forever to do it, nobody has forever to do it. I have RIGHT NOW to get their stories down on paper, right now while its happening, right now before I forget that funny thing they said or did, or the way they sang that song wrong. It is important not to put this off for the sake of lying on the lounge, or just because its too much effort to pull my scrapbooking stuff out today, tomorrow, or the next day. SCRAPBOOKING IS IMPORTANT! If you don't tell your children their stories and yours, no one will.
Here's some of the important stuff I put together for my kids this weekend while away visiting my friend Peta, I love that we share this scrappy passion and that we feed off each other's inspiration...whether we're in the same room or not. Love you Pj! xx
BBQ Mate - the story of Cooper the day he very nearly chopped his toes off when he lost a fight with a very sharp barbecue tool, here he is in the bath with a plastic bag on his foot, poor boy!
Sparkle & Shine - my beautiful Georgie girl on Xmas Day 2009.
And my two girls, looking out the window together, enjoying the view and talking about god knows what. They are often found together just exploring and telling eachother stories, bless them.
More to come, but will spread them out over the next few days & posts...thanks for visiting and listening to another of my 'soap box moments'. LOL!
Till next time. xx