Monday, 3 January 2011

Normal service is resumed…well nearly!!

little_fockers_ver2 Yesterday I was back at work, followed by the cinema with a friend….the norm for me on a Sunday.  (we saw ‘The Little Fockers’ & may I say that it did not disappoint! Very often sequels don’t live up to expectation, but this was every bit as laugh-out-loud funny as the first two!!) Tomorrow Lee goes back to University…as is norm for him on a Tuesday & on Wednesday both boys are back to school & I will be in the pool by 8.30am!!  Life will be back to normal!!

The Christmas decorations are half packed away…all that remains is the tree, which I will dismantle tomorrow & I’m looking forward to that ‘bare’ look the house will have while we adjust to all the greenery, lights & sparkle not being there! I normally wait till twelfth night, but this year I’m keen to Spring clean & de-clutter!!

gleebutton3 I’ve started off my scrapping year by taking part in the ‘Glee Club’ contest being held over at ‘Soul Scrappers’…it all kicks off properly on January 22 with six challenges over twelve weeks, but there are all kinds of games, quizzes & other opportunities right now to earn some ‘Early Bird’ points & with $500 dollars worth of prizes up for grabs, every point counts!!  Why not pop over there & check it out for yourself…tell them I sent you & I’ll look out for you in the forum!!

The first challenge of the year is up at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’ & January’s Movie Poster for inspiration is ‘9 to 5’…

FS2S 2011 challenge #1
The added criteria was to use 1. A clock 2. A red title & 3. a photo from the eighties!  The eighties were my favourite decade so I delved into the old photo albums in search of a starting point…Lee joined me & we spent ages flicking through them all, laughing at our younger selves…the boys in hysterics at Dads hair, moustache & huge glasses. I was amazed at how many photo’s I’d actually forgotten about & how slim I looked, when at the time I hated my curves & felt HUGE!! Wish I was that ‘fat’ right now!!

So with my chosen photo, I came up with my LO…I think the title says it all!!!

Why not join us & submit your interpretation of the ‘9 to 5’ poster too, you have until Saturday 29 January & there are some lovely prizes on offer! There have already been some fabulously diverse LO’s posted for you to check out!

I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine with the two local crops I attend too, & catching up with my scrappy friends who I feel as if I haven’t seen in ages…you know who you are!!

My scrappy plans for the coming weeks are to work on finishing up the FIVE projects I have that aren’t quite completed…or in one specific case, barely started!!  I’m not usually one to start a new project while I have another in progress but somehow in 2010 things just got away from me & I know I’ll feel much happier.…& more in BALANCE….when I can declare them all finished!

So, that’s me for now…thanks for stopping by & I hope you’re finding life is settling back to normal too!

Blessings!  Sandi : )


Sandra said...

I love your take on the poster ... now dare I join you LOL.

We took our decorations down too the other day - and yes the usual moaning from hubby as he hauled them back into the loft - but I had the need to clean and declutter too.

Wishing you and your family a Happy new Year.

karen said...

Its weird everyone seems to be packing the decorations away early this year.
Your LO is fab ,it's so perfect it looks almost digital.

scrappyjacky said...

I came home today from a shopping find my DDs had put all the decorations away.....I was a little disappointed!!!

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

truly fabulous layout, Sandi!

Sian said...

Gorgeous layout! I love its painterly style. We were given a sub to "Lovefilm" for Christmas - so I'll be relying on you for recommendations!

Denise said...

That is a lovely layout,and our deccies have been down since the weekend !

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Sandi,
Thank you for continuing to visit me in Dec. while I MIA. I trust you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. : )
I LOVE this movie!!! I even own in on DVD. I also LOVE your interpretation of it in your LO. So So cute!!!
Take care,
Mary Lou

Hilary J said...

Gorgeous layout Sandra. Look forward to catching up soon.

Dawn said...

Loving the layout and good luck with finishing your projects. Not sure what I'm going to focus on yet still procrastinating!!!!

Will look forward to seeing you in Feb Hugs D xx

humel said...

Oh Sandi, I love the layout! Yes, we're starting to settle back into routines now, and I've shaken off *most* of the lurgy at last....

Jocelyn said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee this one!!!! How Happy!!!!

The Holidays are over and the house does seem a bit sad...missing all those twinkling lights and warmth!!

Thanks for all the love and support that you have sent my way sweet friend...It means so much!!!

Have a Fabby Day!!!