Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How Lisa Got Her Groove Back!

 
let me just say that while I am not opposed to change, not at all, adjusting to it is an entirely different story!  and some changes are bigger than others!  no seriously, they are.
 
I can not begin to tell you how much I love our cupcake, there are just no words to describe it.  you know you love your kids, but just wait until one of them has a child.  I don't know if it's because there hasn't been a little one in the house in 20 years, or if it's that she is my child's child, but the love is so intense.
 
anyway, so we all agree that I love her like crazy, right, but.... she has turned my world upside down and inside out, and talk about a change in the house!! nothing is as it was, nothing! I will say though, that we've gotten into a routine now, and it sure helps.  no longer do I have her after work a few nights, along with some on the weekend, but now just only on the weekend.  she usually gets here Sat afternoon and then leaves Sunday night. so I've had to adjust, adjust when I do laundry and clean house.  adjust when I watch tv and read, and lets not even talk about scrapbooking.  no more do we spend all weekend playing with paper.  but, I don't mind... because she is only little once.  yes, I know, there will probably be a few more that come along just like her, but it's ok! I'll adjust!
 
and adjust I have.  instead of hours spent in my little world, it's minutes.  I've found though, I seem to accomplish more with less time.  seems I know I've only got five minutes and instead of spending my time pushing paper here and there and being indecisive about what to use, I slap it down and call it done!  plus, I have to say, I'm a PRO at mulit-tasking!!  
 
so, with 10 mins before work, 15 mins at lunch, 20 mins before dinner, and if I'm not too tired, 10-20 mins before bed, I've managed to get some creating done, and complete several layouts! I'm not even going to ask how long it might last... I'm just going to roll with it. 
 
and that is how I got my groove back!  one minute at a time!
 
now if I can just manage to get some blogging time in there too....
 


 
here lately, I've been using white as a background, and I'm loving it!  this layout is for Kristin's book.  it's the day our little cupcake was born.  Matt had come out to the waiting room to update us and he sat down for a few minutes to chat.  this picture was taken just a couple hours before he became a daddy, and I have to say, he has done a fine job!  
 
and, can you believe that in 6 weeks she will be a year old!  how did that happen!!

4 comments:

luv46kdz said...

First off I can't believe she's almost a year! Yes they do turn your life upside down :) When mine lived with me it was hard, especially because Santino was still a baby too. I do often wish mine would've been older so I could have enjoyed them more. I'll habe to wait for Desirae and Omar :)

Lisa, I love your los! I wish you'd give some of the challenges a shot, you would defineltly win! Your layers and embellies just rock!

courtney said...

After a few days with my nephew when my niece was born, I can attest to what an adjustment having a little one around again can be.....but totally worth it at the same time! Glad you're getting some valuable grandbaby time in.
I can see you've been making good use of your snippets of scrappy time, what a great layout! It's a lesson I'm slowly learning too....when I can't be upstairs in my studio, I take some time to design titles/embellies and figure out my journaling. A lot of my Disney journaling was worked out in the orthodontist's waiting room on my phone. Better than sifting through those boring, outdated magazines!

Staci said...

How sweet! Time goes so fast. Enjoy her! :-)

Sondra said...

I'm glad you've gotten it all figured out...because you are totally rocking the layering!!!

I love the little stars. So cute!