Well you may have noticed that I finished the Stacey Julian book. I don't have that many layouts to organize but I was already following the philosophy that she outlines....I am not a chronological scrapper...I do what hits me...the feelings, a memory that strikes by a picture or song or something in my day...
My whole point in this... as well as its art and therapeutic value...is to document for those around me...who I was, how I lived, how much I love them...for the boys (and Ross)..what I want them to know about my...and themselves as I see them..well I guess that's true for all my loved ones...to me...that's a little more important than getting a picture of the Elmo birthday cake and doing a Elmo page ...(not that it isn't fun or great...just way further down on my priority list..)
There was a lady that is pretty prominent on the boards...and I don't know her at all...not even a little...but she lost her young son to cancer..gone..and I was struck deeply by that...and other things..and yes I'm a bit sensitive to stuff lately..but do you know how much you are loved? Can you recognize it in the little moments? It's so easy to miss...to take it for granted...to get caught up in the day to day...the lunches, yelling, deadlines, baths, lawn, bills, news, etc...it's easier for me to see to if I have it in one place as a reminder...these books I make are also to remind me of how truly fortunate I am..to have great friends and family..who love me..
OK..off the box of soap now..
on to other things...I am trying to get motivated to read (finish) the Wright book...but I am soooo tired of all the rhetoric..all by folks who don't have one direct link to this conflict....and this is my speaking particular to the TV talking heads...just seems like they want you to either:
1. Be scared of the great vast terror network..who may come to get you in any moment..
2. Be scared of the great government conspiracy to keep you poor, at war and destroy the planet...as long as they're making money..
It just gets old. Enough already..
We're smarter than this...truly we are..can't we figure a rational solution out then act upon it...?
Well hey I'm up on this darn soap box again...
OK I'm finished...back to your regularly scheduled lives...I'm gonna go give my three little bears an extra kiss tonight and say an extra prayer..