Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Playing Catch-Up As Usual…..

I will never learn! There I was feeling all smug about keeping up with my LSNED pages…right up to day 7…then I fell behind & now it’s the 21st & I’m only just catching up!  What I have been doing though is keeping my notebook handy to jot down my ‘lessons learned’ & for the most part, capturing those all important photo’s for illustration! (I say ‘for the most part’ because I completely forgot to snap anything at the crop on Saturday, so I’m hoping that my good friend Karen will let me plagiarise her photo’s for my Sept 18th page?!!)


So, let me take you back in time to September 8th!

What did I learn on that day? Well, amazing myself, I learned that it takes me 45 minutes to swim 50 lengths of the Gym pool! I am not the strongest swimmer & when I first joined the gym back in November 2009, I could manage about 6 lengths before giving in & heading for the sauna. Then I would do ‘blocks’ of ten lengths with a sauna break between each & now I just get in & swim 50 without stopping!

To learn that I am taking less than a minute per length was a great feeling!

LSNED 9 And what did I learn on September 9th?

I shared with you on September 4th some photo’s of a bouquet of pink rosebuds that Lee had bought for me. I thought they were beautiful then, but they became more & more beautiful every day as they opened & revealed more & more perfect petals!

The last one held it’s beauty right up to September 15th.

I do love to have flowers in the house, but it also makes me sad when they go over, so I tend to favour pot plants & just keep cut flowers in one room!

I’m off now to continue playing catch-up with my LSNED pages…I also have two other LO’s to think about..one for TAAFOMFT’s latest challenge ‘My Favourite Poem’ & one for the first ‘Glee Club’ challenge over at Dixie Pieces, which entails using a Beatle song as the title! So, after a near scrap famine in August, it looks as if I’m going to be ‘feasting’ through September & October!

I’m looking forward to spending some quality scrapping (chatting!) time with friends on Thursday evening as we try out a new (to us) crop in the Cambridge area, so I’m hoping to get at least one LO completed there! I just need to get my planning head on & put together a kit for myself!  Watch this space!!!

Thanks for dropping by & I hope everyone is enjoying these last few days of sunshine as we move on into Autumn!  Come back soon : )


scrappyjacky said...

Love both the pages,Sandi...but the rose page is just stunning.
I love having flowers indoors myself....and when they die....thay always go in the compost....so they get a chance to live again in a way!

Deb said...

Oh, Sandi, your pages are fabulous - as always. I'm a big fan of your work!!! xo

karen said...

Of course you can use the collage.I had forgotten about Thursday.Can you remind me again on the day.I'm worried now I'll forget again.

jennifer said...

Love the roses page, it's as beautiful as the flower! I'm behind on LSNED too, and trying not to let myself get stressed by this fact! x

Mary B said...

Lovely lovely pages

humel said...

lol! Never mind, there's so such thing as falling behind, right? Gorgeous pages, hun xx

Anonymous said...

In the same boat here & taking notes too. Pretty pages!

Sian said...

I'm very impressed by your swimming. You go, girl!

Pages are looking fabulous - I love what you did with the roses.

Jocelyn said...

Love Both of these Sandi....Good job with swimming you laps...I adore swimming!!!! I too love flowers and am so sad to see them go!!!

Have fun at your crop......hope you get some creating done...I need to take duct tape with me to my next crop and tape my mouth shut...I talk and visit tooo much and get nothing done...But it's fun!!!

Love ya girlie and wishing you a day filled with many smiles!!!