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Thursday, 16 July 2009

Where Will I Start?

This is a long one...hopefully you'll indulge me!

This week has been a whirlpool of events, full of surprises and a few shocks thrown in for good measure. But all in all...it's been manic busy!! A bit like living in a washing machine on the spin cycle.

Sunday was a family lunch as my Aunt is visiting from Scotland. She's my mum's youngest sister and is only three years older than me. It was lovely to have everyone around the table and the chatting went on for hours afterwards with all the catching up we had to do. I cooked like I was feeding the 5,000 and then some and then I chattered on like I was the 5,000. When I get in full swing I really am a motor mouth, lol.The bad part of the day was that DH's bad back started again and the poor man was so uncomfortable even with the pain tablets. He looked like he was 100, he was so bent up. Plus my youngest son was going on holiday early Monday morning so there was lots of packing to do on that front, I didn't want him forgetting his shorts and socks again!! All in all...a busy, busy day.

Monday was a shock day....Charlotte was diagnosed as having swine flu. She felt so rough and she had no energy at all...just pains and aches and a high temperature...all the non-fun things in life. Then the thoughts start running to "Will Ali and Lilly get it?"...so far they are both okay. Lilly did have a temperature on Tuesday but she seems fine at the moment, so fingers crossed they escape it.

But...in the evening my mum called to say my Aunt had been taken sick.....and yes it looked like swine flu...aah!! She had a high temperature, headache, vomiting...need I go on. She too had taken to her bed.

Tuesday dawned and there were two sick ladies in the family, both spent the day in bed feeling pretty rough and DH was still doubled up with the bad back. But life continues and things have to get done...work waits for no man...or woman come to that.

Wednesday was much of the same, plus I had started re-grouting the bathroom. I always was a glutton for punishment with a whacky sense of timing! I spent most of the time scrapping out grout and sealant with a large hooked thing...don't know what it's called, but it hurts if you stab it in your fingers!! By evening I was a heap on the sofa...no energy and just longing for my bed. I didn't even get my Entrecard drops done...not enough energy left. The good news was that my aunt was feeling better after a second day in bed. A really positive note to end the day on.

Today, Thursday, Charlotte saw the doctor as the swine flu has really irritated her neuroglical problems, plus she needed some more B12 shots and some iron. She is really in the wars!! But ...her swine flu does seem to be getting slowly better...so there was some good news on that front.

The highlight of the day was Lunch with my mum and two of her sisters and their husbands...it was hilarious!!! We went to the pub restaurant that my eldest son and DIL run in Milford. It was not their lucky day as our seriously strange but lovely family descended on the place, lol! The conversations ranged from debates over childhood days, to some rather riskque items!! But I can honestly say that I have not laughed so much for a long time....in fact I almost choked several times listening to these ladies chatter. Crossed conversations and threads added to the Mad Hatters Tea Party feel...it was tremendous and had a wonderfully excentric feel to the whole event. We Brits do excentric so well lol!!

So...that's my week so far in brief!! We're not the healthiest family at the moment.....but we really are funny when we get together...trust me...it's true!!

Now, on the design front I have been working on a kit that I thought I would share earlier in the week...before life carried me away!

I wanted a kit that could be used for males or females...so no ribbons and bows or pretty flowers in this one! I really find layouts with men and boys are so challenge to find the right papers and elements. The tendancy is to design darker kits for men and often they don't fit with my taste. Plus I wanted it to be a kit that would work for everyone...hence the name.

I'm not sure if it worked but have a look at the papers and see what you think. There preview shows 10 of the 12 papers included. I have split the download over two days, today and tomorrow, as the files are so large.

 

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If you like them you can download the first of the papers in two downloads

here and here 

(Sorry it's so large I had to break it up!)

See you tomorrow with the second part of the papers.

Now I'm off to get my feet up. I think I've earned a break for a few hours, lol!

37 comments:

Grace said...

Well you've had a time of it, haven't you? Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

Ann said...

That sure sounds like one hectic week. At least you had some fun thrown in to balance it out a little. Hope everyone is feeling better soon. I love the papers, the colors are fantastic. Can't wait to see the rest.

A.Marie said...

Oooohhh....Swine Flu....that sounds just awful!! I really hope that you and DH are spared getting it!

Lovely color pages s by the way. Thank you for all of your work! :)

Esther said...

Sounds hectic, I hope everyone recovers fast. Lovely papers, I agree about male kits most of the time I don't want dark either and with a family full of males I need a fair bit of male appropriate stuff.

daisydilly said...

do hope everyone is okay. was getting a bit worried about not seeing you on .
thanks for the papers they look great.
glad you had a great time even with all the sickness.
vicki

Patamomma said...

Goodness sakes. I am tired and I haven't had half the week you had...lol. The papers look fantastic! Thanks so much. Patty

jmutchler said...

thanks! beautiful

Digi Free said...

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Vana63 said...

Hi June, just popped over to see what you've been up to and EEEK, the swine flu :-( Hope everyone is getting better by the day, Hugs!

Thanx for the nice mens/boys papers...Ill have to come back round for them as Im on bandwith restiction, whaaa!

PJ said...

goodness sakes lady! you do deserve to put your feet up. i hope that nasty swine flu hurries up and gets out of your family's lives, and that your DH is feeling better. it's good that you had some laughs with your family, you all sound fun. the papers are very nice. thank you for sharing them

afewkes said...

Thanks for this kit! I love finding kits that work for guy pictures. Hope your family is all well again soon!

Swapna said...

Wow... not a dull moment for you is there? good to know everyone's getting better.

tajicat said...

Wow what a time you've had! I miss my family! My mom and her sisters would get all the cousins laughing! I moved half way across the US from them and didn't get to visit much at all. Now most of them have passed away. I can just imagine the laughs you had, what fun! I hope those that are ill get well quickly. Love the colors in the kit. Thanks so much! :)

Keryn said...

Oh June - hope you have had time to come up for air now - lol. Pleased to hear that Charlotte and your Aunt are on the mend and pray that no one else succumbs to it.

Thank you very much for today's papers. I just love the colours.

Made by Mandy said...

Oh my, you have had a lot thrown at you lately.

Sorry to hear about the swine flu, there are a lot of people being affected by it now. Hope it dies away quickly and no one else in your family catches it.

Thanks for the lovely freebie, I love the bright colours :)

SammyD - Team SDK said...

Oh June your family get togethers sound like ours, lots of laughter :) Good to hear the sickies are on the mend and I hope poor DH finds some relief soon. Feet up and a cuppa for you, sounds well deserved indeed.

Duni said...

Hi June,
I do hope everyone in your family gets better soon, especially Charlotte, poor her.
Glad to hear you're a cheery bunch. After all, laughter is the best medicine :)

take care,

Duni

Van said...

Great papers - love the colours - thank you!

makeyesup said...

Hope by now, everyone is on the way to recovery. Sure sounds like the visits were lots of fun. It's always so good when you can get together. Our lives get so busy, it's usually too long in between. Don't know how you had time to design with all that was going on. Thanks, the papers are pretty and you are very sweet to do this.

Nikkie's Journal said...

Oh, my what a terrible week - I hope everyone is feeling best soon. I agree with you about masculine kits. I like these papers and I can't wait to see what embellishments there will be.

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 Page 2 post on Jul. 17, 2009. Thanks again.

Michele said...

You've had quite the week! Atleast you've had your down times well balanced with some good fun. Theres nothing like getting together with family and going back over past times.

Hope Charlotte and your Aunt get to feeling better soon!

Michele

Michele said...

Oh! and thank you for the papers! The look great!

Michele

xashee's corner said...

what a heck of a week you had! sure hope everyone feels better soon! LOVE these papers and thank you for sharing!! :) Have a FABULOUS day!!

MemoryKeeper said...

Your week sounds a bit crazy...I need to grout my bathroom floors myself!

Your blog is looking awesome!

I created a beautiful memorial photobook for one of my students that passed away in April. I would love for you to see it when you get a chance.

Thanks so much!

Here’s to more happy scrapping, and
Hugs from the heart,
Jeanette

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Ajila said...

Cen, I always love reading your blog. You sound like such a fun person to be around. I always smile when I read about your life. Sorry, about the sickies. Do hope your DH's back will be better very soon. You're the first person that I know of that knows somebody with the swine flu. Sounds positively horrible.

You are so right about most masculine kits tending to be darker. I love this color palette you've chosen. The papers are wonderful. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for elements. Thank you so much for sharing and leaving you some love.

ninigoesdigi said...

Gorgeous papers ! Love the colors. Hope everything and everyone will get better around you.
Soooo excited to see the 2nd part. Take care.

Tammy said...

How's it going? Sounds like you are going in hundred different directions at once. I hope everyone gets to feeling better soon.

Vera said...

I hope no one else catches the virus in your family and everyone starts feeling better real soon!

Joan - aka paperlady said...

Thanks for the humorous take on all the events in your life. Your posts are always such a bright spot in my day. Also thanks for the lovely papers.

Juja said...

Thank You!

Ольга mamaUmki said...

Thank you very much for papers!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 29 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 30 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

kirikou said...

Merci !

Ashes said...

Those papers are just gorgeous !!
Thank you so much

clara said...

thank you too much

Anonymous said...

merci pour ce joli partage ! c'est très beau.
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