Tuesday, 28 September 2010

I had it all planned in my head...


...schedule my Wordle for Saturday, then do a double LSNED post on Sunday evening when I got back from my weekend away, ready to get back on track with my usual daily 'learnings' from Monday.

I didn't allow for the crushing tiredness and the extremely busy couple of days I've just had.....

Ah well, not to worry. For the next couple of days I'll do two days' worth of LSNED at a time, till I've caught up. At least, that's the new plan. But maybe I won't - and that's OK too! See how I'm learning to let go of my perfectionism and OCD about completing things on time?! ;-)

OK, so here are some things I learnt on 24th September:
  • Yes, I thought this might be the case. It's tricky to keep up with two online classes (LSNED and MeTAV) at once, while also doing Project 365, and of course Scrap Your Day is on the 25th. I think maybe I should focus on LSNED till the end of September, and then get on with MeTAV. That would be sensible
  • On the other hand, here are the instructions for cutting the patterned paper to size for MeTAV! Forget common sense and logic....
  • I love trimming pieces of patterned paper to size :-)

  • Check the instructions, then check again, and once more for luck....

  • It is SO MUCH lighter in here now those trees have gone!!

  • I like my new CD :-)

  • It's such fun to be silly with my friends...

  • ...and to stay up late chatting (even if it means I'll be tired in the morning!)
My camera ate a couple of photos from the 24th :-( My Project 365 pics were OK, luckily. I shall need to think through which lesson to scrap from the day though, as the photo I planned to use has vanished....

And on the 25th I learnt:
  • On the weekend away, I like to get up early so I don't miss anything - even after only 5 hours sleep!
  • I love this group. I love that we're so relaxed together, we're able to tease each other and be silly, yet be very serious with each other when we need to
  • Lots about blessing

  • Coffee!! I need coffee!!

  • I love the mixture of company and quiet during this weekend

  • We've brought a LOT of food....!

  • More about blessing, particular God's blessing to us

  • It's lovely to have so many yummy things to try...

  • ...though maybe my tummy would prefer that I picked one thing and stuck to it!

  • All but one of the items I listed on eBay have sold - and some for really good prices! *happy dance*

  • It's fun to play on the Wii as a group - even when there aren't enough remotes to go around!

  • 5 bottles of nail varnish open at once in a room means that room will smell quite strongly of nail varnish...

  • We're a bunch of very competitive women!!

More details about my weekend will follow at some point, not least because I was away over the 25th so my Scrap Your Day project will include lots of photos from the Saturday. I'm not sure quite when I'll post them, though - I don't think I've even shared August's pics yet, and I'm way behind on actually making the pages! But I'll get there eventually :-)

Oh, and I must thank you for your lovely, supportive, encouraging messages about my papercrafts class. It went really well and I'm very much looking forward to next week. The best part was when one of the women (who had been a bit nervous beforehand) came up to me at the end and said she was really proud of herself and loved the cards she'd created :-)

12 comments:

Cheri said...

LOVE those paper colors - can't wait to see your MeTAV pages! And kudos on the papercraft class.

scrappyjacky said...

Am finding I can't keep up with everything at the moment...but trying not to stress about it.
So glad your class went well.

Clair said...

I'm so glad that the class went well and I'm looking forward to seeing you Thursday so that you can talk my ear off about it! x

Scrappi Sandi said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend away!

Like you I have learned the importance of prioritisation!! I alwys bite off more than I can chew...comes from underestimating the time needed!!!

So glad to hear the class is going well...but then I hadn't expected anything else!!

Denise said...

I'm so glad your class went well and that your weekend away was good fun.Yep, it's not that easy to keep up with more than one class at the same time as i am finding out too !

Mary B said...

Sounds as though you had a really great w/e, hope The Doctor managed on his own with The Boy and The Girl

I know that if I get behind I never seem to catch up so I'm trying not to do so. but you are not too far behind so hopefully you will get there.

Rachel B said...

Welcome back Mel.

Some great lessons learnt here, its amazing how strong the nail varnish smell can get isn't it? :)

Karen said...

It sounds like you have lots of good reasons for getting behind--lovely ones, actually. I've given up on "being behind." Now I'm doing what I can with each day and saying it's good enough. But, I agree, two online classes is a bit much and I haven't come close to doing as much as you have with LSN!

Linda said...

Glad you got to have a weekend of rejuvenation.

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOL at the Wii picture! It's fantastic! And I know you'll catch up with the LSNED class before we know it.
Rinda

Sian said...

Don't wear yourself out!! Dipping in and out of classes is perfectly fine.

Sounds like a wonderful, rejuvenating weekend.

jillconyers said...

I've been wondering how you're going to do 2 classes. That is only because I have found that I can't LOL