Thursday, January 28, 2010

Is It Thursday already?

It's been a crazy busy week. I had a meeting after school on Monday and I came home to find out that a squirrel had come down the chimney and made itself at home in our house. It ate some chocolates and left a trail of wrappers and sooty little footprints all over the kitchen and dining room. Jerry thought he had it re-trapped in the fireplace, but on Tuesday (after another long day) it had gotten through again and made more messes. So we went out to dinner and left the back door open in hopes that it would let itself out. Oh noo...apparently our squirrel goes to bed early or is afraid of the dark and it did not make its exit so easily. So the next day Jerry stayed home from work and tried the leave-the-back-door-open-trick again during the day, BUT, that still didn't work, so he finally borrowed a trap from our neighbor and filled it with yummy snacks....and that did the trick! The stupid squirrel risked his life for a Fig Newton! So we caught the little critter and then let him out in the back yard.
Part of me thought he might just try to get back in the house today for some more candy or cookies, but I hope he stays away. Maybe his time in the cage was enought to scare him for a while.

It's the end of the semester and exam week and we had a lot of cleaning to do in the book room, so for the past two days I've been packing and unpacking and hauling books out of a dusty nasty closet. It was good to get the job done, but I'm wiped out. I've been coming home exhausted and I haven't gotten much scapping done, but I did finish a couple of LO's that I had started over the weekend.
The first two pages are for week 4 of Project52 at My Life and Scrap. The theme was to write about your hometown, so Jerry and I took a walk around Woonsocket on Saturday and took a bunch of pictures. It was a nice day and we had fun taking a walk and taking the pictures. I used a template that I got from Michelle's blog Scrappy Town and the paper and elements are from Bubblescrap Designs A Brand New Outfit.

This LO is from week 3 of the challenge. I was supposed to show my typical day. I used the kit Love Checker by Rucola Designs. I really love the colors in this kit.

So now I have to go work on my other P52 LO for this week which is supposed to be themed comfy. REALLY? How many pictures of me in my pajamas will I scrap this year? I find it a bit ironic that I actually bought myself two new pair of pajamas so I wouldn't look like a total idiot in all the Christmas pictures (and if you know me, you'll know that I had been wearing the same ripped-up plaid LL Bean pajamas for the past 10 years), but this is getting a little silly. I think I've had Jerry take my picture in my pajamas about 10 times in the past few weeks! I guess I'll try to think of something else that's comfy. Maybe my focus is too narrow.

It's Thrify Thursday at My Life and Scrap and there are a lot of sales going on so you should go and check that out. Here's a freebie for you just for stopping by.


  1. Maybe you could get a snuggie and get a picture in that. ;)

    I LOVE your hometown layout! I wish I'd been able to go and take pics of my hometown for my layout.

  2. beautiful layouts!!

    In our old house we had to keep the windows open alot because our AC was broken and I cannot tell you how many birds flew into the house because we had screens that were missing. They are not quite as bad as a squirrel I suppose because they really cant hurt you they just freak out and fly around trying to figure out how they got in.

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