I have decided NOT to weigh in today, I have had an horrendouse couple of days and my stress levels are on the roof never mind the ceiling!! So I am not adding more stress by weighing in when I know I have been eating utter crap this week. Healthy eating started again ast night when my beloved made me the most delicous chicken salad.
I have been completing TWO gift Scrapbooks over the past few days, and it has been a work of love but SOooooooooooooooooooo stressful. They were finished last night at 10:45pm. I then went to check on the small 8 x 8 one before wrapping it, only to find four of the pockets had crinkled badly and I went into panic mode. My darling calmed me down and talked me through possibliites, I had to dig out another 8 x 8 album and pinch some of the pockets to replace the crinkled one's. Have you ever dismantled a scrapbook in panic mode? It's a nightmare. Anyway we sorted it and went to bed, but I kept waking in a panic and eventually decided to get up at 4am.
When Ralph got up at 5am, he looked at the 12 x 12 album and the same thing had happened with the first page. I thought I was going to have a heart attack!! In all the years I have been scrapbooking this has never happened to me. I was beginning to feel cursed, again my darling talked me off the ceiling at a time he should have been on his way to work....
I had to raid another album for some new pockets and then dismantle the original book, I was in total panic, couldn't breathe, heart pounding, nauseous, I thought I was going to pass out. My husband calmly helped me put it back together only to find we had put it back together back to front, I completely freaked, stupid I know but I lost it badly. My poor husband did not deserve my freak out, yet again he calmly dismantled the book and we put it back together the correct way. Both books are on the dining table now complete and read to give to two special people.
We are wracking our brains trying to work out what caused the crinkling, it is a complete mystery to me. There seems to be a pattern in the plastic that is not related to anything on the pages that were in them??
So maybe you cannot understand some the the stress that is about in this house right now. It may seem trivial in the scheme of life to get so worked up about Scrapbooks!! They should have been finished well before now, but with Emily's illness taking almost three weeks out and then my birthday week, something that should have been a leisurely pleasure, became a rushed burden. I hope it doesn't show in the gifts.