Mar 17, 2011


I am ready for spring. I have the bug. It's itching like crazy. I know it because I have already started to purge. There is just too much stuff in the house and it just gets to me every year around this time. My kids love to save everything which kills me because I don't really save anything! Of course I save pictures and things my kids have made, but why does my daughter still like to take and save business cards? Can anyone explain this?

Here is a new page that evolved on it's own. I created the page way before I even knew what I was going to write on it. I love when that happens! I didn't even think about the fact that there was a monkey on the page and that what I was writing completely tied into the notion that we all, at times, have a monkey on our back.

Here are some other pages in the beginning stages. I'm trying to really get into the layering and messy/grungy look, but am finding it hard. I'm also trying to really let go and not think too much about the process of it all.

Mar 4, 2011

This is where we were exactly one week ago today. It was fantastic!!! 85 degrees, full sunshine, palm trees, turquoise water and fun at the beach all day long. Today, it is maybe 40 degrees, dreary and rainy here in the Chicago area. Yuck!!! I'd much rather live here.

Believe it or not, we were aboard this cruise ship for a week. We went on a Disney cruise! Was it fabulous?? Yes and no. Yes because we were with family for a full week. We had good food, saw UNBELIEVABLE shows and traveled to great spots. But you see, we are not Disney fanatics. After a while, it was sensory overload. Now don't get me wrong, our kids had a fantastic time (parties, dodgeball, basketball, movies, games, computers, experiments, etc.) but we just aren't into the whole Disney things. It's cute fun and all, but at a certain point it's just enough. On top of it, I just don't really get adults who tattoo Tinkerbell or Mickey on their body. A major disappointment were the pools. 3 pools and it was almost impossible to find a chaise. I mean really! Parents are supposed to relax on this trip with their kids, but there isn't enough room? On top of it, the pools were so small that everyone was just bobbing! Our kids wanted to swim and they were frustrated that there wasn't room. I was frustrated that with SO many people in such a small area, there wasn't a lifeguard! We had a great time but my husband and I agree that we would never do a Disney cruise again.