Friday, February 12, 2010
Don't Stash It Challenge - Day #10
We are 10 days, 10, into this month-long challenge. How are you holding up? How's your stash holding up? That pile of completed pages getting bigger and the stash pile smaller - at least a little smaller? Purging anything? I know that after the eyelet challenge there were some eyelets that didn't make the "repeat" pile; they are outta there. Yesterday was a crazy day. An early morning call asking if I could help serve the Valentine's lunch (heart-shaped chicken nuggets) had Matthew (the 1 y.o.) and I outta here by 10:30. I don't take him with me to help serve lunch, but I couldn't get a sitter on short notice and the "lunch lady" was desperate. My three older kids were shocked and thrilled to see Matthew with me and did a good job of keeping him occupied while I worked. Because each child comes through at a different time, they each had some quality time with Matthew and were the center of attention at their tables. They loved that! After leaving lunch, I picked up DH and headed to pick up our other car that was having a windshield replaced, which led us to get Matthew a forward facing car seat; Babies R Us was having a trade-in event - 25% off a new seat! Can't pass up that deal. By the time we were out of the store and figured out the installation of the new seat (in the parking lot) it was time for me to get the kids - two of them anyway. My daughter needed to go to Target, so we traipsed through there wasting time until we needed to pick up the third child from basketball practice, back at the school. Finally, headed home. Five o'clock is the witching hour, dinner needs cooking, homework needs overseeing and Matthew needed to be run-out, too cooped up for too long. I took a shortcut and asked DH to get pizza. Herded everyone around the table - I must be feeling a bit better since I managed to stuff three slices down. By now it's seven and time to get the little one in the tub and in bed. Unfortunately, the kitchen fairies didn't show up again, and I clean the kitchen and help one son finish his Valentine's Day cards - made from scratch :). By nine I do the get-to-bed-shuffle of three more kids and finally have a moment to myself. And that's about all it was, LOL, a moment. The time it takes to come back down the stairs. I settle in to attempt to accomplish what I had planned to get done all day in the space of three hours. I made a fair dent, but am still playing catch-up today. WHEW! Anyway, with Valentine's Day on Sunday and this being the last challenge for this week, it only seems fitting that the challenge should be along "love" lines. Today, dig into your stash to find pattern papers with hearts, and if that isn't available, papers with pinks and reds, to create your next layout. Today's sketch is from PageMaps. Remember, combine the challenge with the sketch and have this, and all this week's challenges (or those that you completed) linked up by Sunday evening to be eligible for the drawings.