But the time is coming. Oh yes it is.
Here's one of my problems.
This set of MEGA, super long, butt and thigh KILLING stairs that are never ending and go up the side of a steep small mountain, aren't in themselves, the problem.
The problem is that I am trying to turn over a new leaf. I have known this leaf must be turned for several years, and I even mentioned it on this blog back in the month of New Years resolutions. The leaf that is being turned is that of rising early in the morning.
I am naturally a night owl, and that was my scrapping time - the wee hours. My night owl tendencies in turn made me a late riser (and often grumpy riser) who was always in a rush getting lunches made and kids off to school, THEN cleaning the house and showering and maybe exercising, and THEN starting my work day around 10:30 or 11am. I always knew that becoming an early riser would be life changing, in that I could do all that stuff BEFORE kids went to school and have a longer day while kids were at school. SO for 20 days now and counting, I have been up between 5:50 and 6:30am. 6:30 is now my sleep in! (AS opposed to two hours later like in the ol' days). Husband is very supportive and literally pushes me out of bed at 6ish and says "Go, honey, don't fall off the wagon!" And then precedes to go back to sleep (the lazy poopy head...grr). (Note he does wake up early with me 2 of the 7 days. Big deal).
All this to say, that on my 5:50am days I go walking with my friend, Melanie, who thank goodness is at the corner waiting for me at that ungodly hour cause otherwise I would NEVER make it there alone, and on my first walk at the crack of dawn she took me up these stairs, which my legs screamed about for the next three days. The upside to my new early rising is that I am exercising more and am home by 7 getting into all the stuff that needs to be done, but the DOWN side is that by 9pm I am SMASHED and need to sleep instead of scrap or read (which is what I did if I didn't scrap).
When do early risers scrap?? With working and kids, day scrapping seems too challenging.
Speaking of working, middle girl was off school sick and came to my studio with me for a few hours. She took this on my camera phone and hey, I think it's the only photo ever of me painting.
And I should share this section of a painting with you (below), because this is where my lovely friend Di does her very disciplined exercising every week, right inside that yellow building. Back when our kiddies were little, we spent many an hour hanging around here with the kids and a coffee during the week.
SO I have been accumulating photos that I REALLLY want to scrap, and I plan on doing it soon (hopefully some this week), because my head is about to explode with unscrapped ideas!
Here's what I want to scrap.
First up below is my little niece's first birthday. Good times. She lives near this beach at Bundeena (south of Sydney) now and the afternoon was spent frolicking with all the cousins in the waves!
During the week we also celebrated my middle girls birthday with a home made back yard open air cinema (complete with my queen size white bed sheet and very blurry photo!)
On day of middle girls birthday I took these photos of her, second one is at beach with her bestie, Cha.
Another thing I should scrap is my youngest girls means of communication most days for the past few weeks. It was cute at first, getting slightly over it now (me that is, not her!). Nothing like having to respond during cooking by typing in a message.
She has decided to get very fussy with eating, and most nights are becoming a drama. So frustrating the food habits of children. Their means of communicating are more interesting than a generation ago, though...
And the last thing I want to scrap (well the last that I will share now - there are certainly more things to scrap - does it ever end??) is my eldest girls recent SLOB antics. She is a pre-teen and the clean and tidy organised girl that she was has seriously 'left the building'. What replaced her is a MESSY girl who NEVER picks up after herself. Oh the joys. Details to come on the scrapped page!
I'm off to type up some LONG awaited journaling.
See you soon. x