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Friday, 12 June 2009

Matchsticks Please

Where are the matchsticks, my eyes are just about still opened and could use a little help staying that way. I had a very early start this morning, my son was going to Amsterdam early this morning for the weekend and quiet is not in his nature. Can you imagine a group of ten young men in their twenties, all quite large, partying? I can and it's not pretty, believe me. Sorry Amsterdam!!

Chris worked yesterday at his normal job and then he had his "fun" job last night. That left him about 3 hours before he was due to get picked up for the airport. So, what did he do, rest..not a chance. He just stayed awake and set off with no sleep. My body cringes at the thought, but he seemed to be doing okay this morning. It'll be later in the day that it really hits him...like a ton of bricks I should think.

Last night the packing was done and he was organised, but this morning..well about dawn to be precise...he was wandering around the house trying to find something to do until he left. The result was that Charlie was convinced, absolutely certain, that there had to be something very wrong....could be a burglar..or worse!! So, we all ended up getting up, just for some peace. Charlie of course thought it was marvelous and really exciting.

Eventually, Chris was picked up and after many "reminders" from me...well, nags actually, he left. It was only about an hour later, on checking his room, that I discovered he must have played around with his bag this morning and taken things out. But...yes, it's that but again...he had forgotten to put his underpants and socks back in.

So, if your in Amsterdam and you see a group of young males.....one who looks absolutely exhausted and has no socks on, say Hallo to Chris!! I'd love to see his face tomorrow morning when he tries to get dressed. I think that after a hard night partying. ....shopping for socks and pants will be the last thing he needs, lol! Enjoy!!

I for one, will be out for the count tonight......no partying for me!! The upside is that this weekend will be peaceful in the house, or that's the theory. I have promised my DH that I won't worry about what Chris is up to......well, not verbally anyway. But, you know what we mums are like, to us they will always be our children, even though they may be grown we are convinced they will run into trouble without us.

They could miss their plane...or worse still have their wallets stolen...or loose their passports...maybe get robbed.....or kidnapped...ahhh!!! Breath deeply, be sensible June...it's only Amsterdam!!! I reassure myself he's been there lots of times and nothing nasty has happened. Then my imagination takes over again and I'm off......white slavers, drug smugglers, anything as long as it's a really far fetched and silly idea runs through my over active imagination.

Perhaps it's really is a good thing I'm tired or I wouldn't sleep a wink tonight!!!

My gift to you this evening is a peaceful one, which in the circumstances is very appropriate. These two backgrounds show just what you can make with images, brushes, a little texture and lighting effects. I love these papers for their serenity and calm. By changing the colour and lighting you change the mood of the paper, almost like your switching the time of day. Have a look and see what you think.

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You can download the papers here

We'll that's all from me folks, have a wonderful weekend. I'll let you know what condition Chris comes back in!

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Khâ-Lyn

Quels beaux papiers, merci beaucoup

Elinya said...

Beautiful papers !! Thanks

Susie2shoes said...

Kids hey, you've got to love them... or kill them! Just remember, if all that you fear could happen to Chris, happens, at least he has his socks and pants when he gets home, sounds like a result to me.

Gorgeous papers, thank you so much.

Glad you are back on form. Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Susie

Jaye said...

These are really pretty!!
My son is JUST like yours too
Always on the go

Esther said...

Those look really pretty papers and I'm sure he will be fine, i think Amsterdam will cope to :)

Judy said...

Hahahaha I'd like to see his face when he realises he's got no undies. Still if he's like my son, it wouldn't worry him wearing the same ones all weekend.
The papers are great!!

Keryn said...

Thank you so much June. These papers are awesome - I would never have thought of doing something like this.

I'm sure Chris will be fine with or without socks & undies.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 12 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 13 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Michele said...

Lovely papers, and yes he will be just fine! It's you that won't!!! lol Relax and have a little drink! hehehe

Anonymous said...

The papers are so lovely-shall use them right now! Thanks!! I'm sure Chris is having a wonderful time-bet he hasn't even noticed yet!
Karen

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Hope you are getting rest and not worrying to much June. :) These papers are fantastic, thanks for sharing them.

Ann said...

I just love reading your posts. Thanks for the chuckle about your son, definately could see mine doing the same thing....lol
Beautiful papers too

Phyllis said...

These papers are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

Thank your for this beautiful background.

Azur
http://azurleblog.canalblog.com

Sunshine4Life said...

Hi June, i grabbed these papers. I love it!

Thanks for sharing and happy week-end!

Mac's Wifey said...

Cute papers June! Thanks for sharing with us. I hope your son has a great time in Amsterdam - It's the one place I didn't visit while living in Germany and all the traveling we did :(

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Elements or Papers post on Jun. 13, 2009. Thanks again.

Maria said...

I wish you some peace too. Your story makes me remember :the good ole days". I have a daughter that is 19. I drive her crazy w/ my worrying. I so quickly forgot what it was like to be that age. I bet he has a great time and comes home wit lots of good pics and stories!

suruha said...

What a lucky young man to have a mom who loves him so much. LOL They don't see it, now, but, they will, one day.

The papers are to die for, June. What a pretty scene. Thank you.

Su

Duni said...

I'm sure Chris and his friends will have loads of fun in Amsterdam!
It's such a cool city.

Glynis said...

LOL I hope you get some rest. Lovely papers, thanks June

Dorothy said...

How can color make such a difference in your mood and perception. I think I'll have to write about that and mention your blog to see for yourself.
Hugs

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Anonymous said...

Nice papers, fun blog ! Thanks

Ann said...

just popping back in to say thanks for the comment you left on my blog. You made my day! :)

Shanners said...

these are lovely!

Petula said...

I hope you got some rest. :)

Chris said...

ooooh some lovely washing he'll bring back then... perish the thought lol.
Hope you did have a peaceful weekend and didn't worry TOO much but I know how you feel... every time DD leaves for home 40 mins away... I make sure I phone to see that she's home. Much to her annoyance but it allows me to sleep so I know where you're coming from :D
hugs
Chris xx

Gabrielle said...

Boys will be boys!!! untill they die! or are throttled LOL
The papers are lovely June, saw you made your way back to my blog after a loooong time!! did you get my new "Fathers who..." QP freebie, and did you see Buster, worth a look for a laugh.
Love and a big hug as always

Anonymous said...

Hello June,
thank you for the lovely papers.
I hope Chris arrived home safely - but most of all I hope he didn,t meet my son Tony who lives just outside Amsterdam they sound like two of a kind! Double trouble!
Regards Sue P.

smiekeltje said...

Hello there! I have an award for you waiting on my blog. Least I can do for snatching here and there with you, LOL.
Hugs
Kyra

wilmo said...

hello, i hope all is ok with your son safe back from holland...

Jana said...

Thank you very much for lovely papers. All you freebies are very nice and your tutorials very clear and good. Thank you !

Susie2shoes said...

I June I'm a bit worried as I haven't seen any post recently. I hope you and your family are ok.

Hugs
Susie2shoes

tajicat said...

Boys are always a handful! Thanks so much for the beautiful papers! :)