Saturday, January 19, 2008

My scrapping muse is back and it feels good. My desk looks like this, however. I have to really make an effort to clean up after each project!

I made this page the other night. It was based a page made by the talented Miss Mel, since there's a scraplift challenge going on at Scrapbook Centrale. Here's my interpretation of her page.

Patrick was super horrified when he saw the photo of himself (taken sometime in the 90's and given to me by Patti, whose daughter knew Pat back then). Even though he is self-conscious about this skinnier, more awkward version of himself, I love this portion of him just the same. I love having a glimpse into his life before me. It always makes me long to have known him back then (albeit I was probably only twelve and that would be wrong on many accounts). It makes me think of this book I finished reading maybe a month ago, and that I'm completely in love with. Even after I finished it, the characters stayed me for weeks. It was such a delightful and well-written story, portraying moments of sheer love and devotion through the ages. Made me all teary-eyed at the end. Although I am a very crappy critique writer and I may not have sold you on it from the previous few sentences, I highly recommend it!

In other news, my dad is continuing to improve on a daily basis. Next Friday he is allowed to come home for a weekend visit, which will be a really good thing for everyone, him especially. Things are definitely looking up.

Well, I'm off to read for school, and hopefully scrapbook a little. I don't have any concrete plans for the weekend, but that's just fine by me. I will go with the flow and appreciate my two days off.


Pat said...

Never stop writing from the heart!
You will see without doubt the measure of your inner being. It is easier to see the wisdom of your words, when re-reading them, then to dwell with fragmented wisdom unexplored.

Jessica said...

Im happy to hear that your dad is doing better and gets to come home for the weekend!
I just read on your blog that you got the MM tote, I remember reading that you wanted it!
You will be the most stylish one at the crops now :)