I have been very slack as in not blogging, but really finding not a lot to blog about .Have had pretty quiet school holidays, as scruff had a knee reconstruction just before christmas.This has made it rather difficult holidays,as we havnt been able to do a lot, even a trip to the beach has been difficult as he cant walk on the rocks etc.Anyway he seems to be improving, and he has gone back to work [praise the lord].Was rather trying at times putting up with a housebound male,who was unable to do much at all,been a bit trying for us all, and not the best holidays for the kids.
Well thats the negative,but lots of positive too,christmas was good, nice and quiet and relaxed, again we didnt venture too far as the male patient was still very much the patient at that stage.When I was younger,I guess I was.. well younger and maybe more selfish,but I used to have this expectation of receiving some special gift from my husband,which I dont think EVER happened!Its just not him.One year we were away for xmas and he went to the pharmacy at the last minute and bought me some scratchies!I was less than impressed to put it mildly.
I will confess though to being just a little bit difficult to shop for, and we do have very different taste, so it is probably much more wise for me to shop for myself.
For me now, xmas is having no expectations,just enjoying and appreciating my family,and it is a day where I am extremely thankful to have my family.
These holidays,we also heard some news of the tragic death of a teenager from a nearby area.He was the same age as brad,just 16, and while I didnt know him or his family, brad and a mate have played football against him, and attended his funeral.As I said I dont know him,but I am so saddened by this!So so tragic!
I have been working also, but I am hoping things will be quieter next week , and I am hoping to get some scrapping done then.I did manage a page a while back but cant show it yet!I was planning on setting myself a challenge to scrap a page a day next week,but then realised that I think thats when we collect schoolbooks etc?,so will probably be getting that organised instead,somaybe the following weekI will manage to start my challenge.
While I havnt scrapped,I have managed a few beach trips with my camera,so I will post a few here, but if youre a friend on my FB you will probably have already seen them anyway.
Have been playing with textures and effects,some i really like but some im unsure of.
Wishing you all a safe and happy new year[a bit late but].
And thank you for your comments here on my blog.