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Posted 1/31/2013 by mom2ajs09 in General Scrappin'
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mom2ajs09
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:35:17 PM
wishing I was at home scrapbooking. Normally, I can fight the urge and get some work done, but today...I JUST AIN'T FEELING IT! I just want to be home, in my pjs and scrapping. Anyone else feel like this?

Paisleys Garden
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:39:17 PM
Yes.

Lynne76
BucketHead

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:39:47 PM
I concur!

Cade387
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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:44:23 PM
amen!

crimsoncat05
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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:44:50 PM
I feel like that at some point pretty much every workday. I need to start buying lottery tickets, lol!


CaribbeanGirl
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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:51:23 PM
Absolutely!! I'm sitting in class!
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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:52:26 PM
I've felt like that all week!

ScrappyJac
BucketHead

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:52:59 PM
All. The. Time.

CreativeEngineer
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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:53:58 PM
I've been itching to scrap SO BAD lately. But by the time I get home from work, make dinner, pack lunches, check homework, run kids to activities, do the dishes, give baths, drop off/pick up dry cleaning, do laundry, pick up the house, etc, etc, etc I'm dead beat and all I want to do is sit in my recliner.

I'd really love to book a 3 day crop/retreat but I don't see that happening any time soon.

mom2ajs09
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:58:17 PM
Creative Engineer, it is almost as if I wrote your post! Those were my exact sentiments about my household too! That is why I need to work part time or not at all to scrapbook. However, my husband doesn't buy that line, so here I sit! Ha Ha! I just went on a 3 day retreat for the first time in years and let me tell you it was wonderful. Thinking of going again in April then October. I think it's high time that we take a stand and do something for ourselves! WHO IS WITH ME!

crimsoncat05
PeaFixture

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:01:33 PM
yup... by the time I get home from work, the mood will be gone. I just can't do stuff like that in the evening during the week; heck, we're usually in bed by 9 pm, sometimes 8:30. (it stinks having to get upreally early!)


CreativeEngineer
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:01:39 PM
Well, mom2ajs09, I'm in VA too. But NOVA. Maybe we should run away to a VA Beach weekend!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:07:16 PM
EVERY. DAY.
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mom2ajs09
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:08:05 PM
Creative Engineer try www.scrappinretreat.com. They have retreats in Williamsburg, Fredericksburg and VA Beach. I just went to one in VA Beach through them. Like I said, I am planning my next escape to a retreat in April (Williamsburg).

So as I sit here at work, I am on Two Peas bookmarking pages to get me through my scrapbook withdrawl phase.

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PeaWee

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:08:36 PM
Almost every day! lol

In fact I just joined the message boards here today because I needed to curb the scrapbook urge during my lunch hour.



How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

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CreativeEngineer
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:14:00 PM
Thanks! I'll check them out. I have new vacation pics to scrap and I'd love a few days of uninterrupted time to do it.

Williamsburg in April....hmmmmmm.......

mom2ajs09
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:15:48 PM
Let me know if you will be there, I will keep an eye out for you!

CreativeEngineer
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:24:43 PM
Thanks, I will! I'd love to meet a Pea.

I have to check with DH and see if he has plans for that weekend 'cause someone has to stay with the littles. I may even invite my adult DD to come with me since I have to book a room anyway.

mom2ajs09
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:26:44 PM
Same here! Would love to meet a pea. Just message me when you know!

KBPea
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:27:27 PM
Yes! Just the other day I was thinking "I wonder if any of the other Peas wish they could give up their day jobs and just scrap all day!"

aobanion
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:27:40 PM
I feel like that almost every single day. The trouble is that once I get home I am usually too tired to do anything! I'm ready for LOAD213 to start tomorrow to get my rear in gear!

Luv2ScrapMySon
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:32:36 PM
YES! EVERYDAY!! We have no school today because of the cold so my son got to stay home so why can't I! This wkend however i am hosting a girls mini scrap session with a couple friends so i'll get my scrappin' fix then. Can't Wait!

mom2ajs09
PeaNut

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:32:59 PM
KBPea, I think it all the time! Just haven't found the replacement income yet. One day I will get there.

CreativeEngineer
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:38:53 PM

This wkend however i am hosting a girls mini scrap session with a couple friends so i'll get my scrappin' fix then


If I had any close scrapping buddies, I'd do that in a heartbeat. I can fit 8 comfortably with everyone having a 4' table, 10 if we want to be a bit friendly, but still not crowded.

Nancie52
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:44:45 PM
Every Day!!! and especially when it's "slow" here... I'd SO rather be home.... and yet once I get home at night.. I'm way to tired to take out all the "stuff"... so I'm looking forward to the weekend...

susanlk
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:03:59 PM
I totally relate, and again, when I get home & get things done that have to be done, too tired to scrap. But I usually will catch a you tube video if I can keep my eyes open.

passion4scrappin
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:04:20 PM
Especially when it is raining.

MelissaRS
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:26:17 PM
I totally have those days, so it's nice to know I'm not a nut! I used to work from home and could keep one on my desk and work on it a bit here and there throughout the day during breaks. I loved that.

But no more! In an office now and that just won't do!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:33:33 PM
Yes! It's so slow here at work I am dying to scrap. In fact, I am going to a crop on Saturday and in my mind I've packed and unpacked my stuff over and over, perused the gallery and made kits. This is a very long day. Please hurry Saturday.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:39:20 PM
holy cow! I totally get where you are coming from! Thank goodness for twopeas they keep encouraging a coffee break here and there

Brickle
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:44:18 PM
It's slow here so I've literally been looking through posts, galleries and blogs all day. I just want to scrap and can't wait to get home, one more hour till I can I leave!!!!

<3 Christine

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:45:00 PM
I'm a Maryland Pea -- thank you to posting the Scrapbook Retreat page! Williamsburg or Fredericksburg isn't too far from me. I wonder if I can swing the cost and the time off...oh, and the husband being on kid duty for a couple of days

trixie*
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:48:39 PM
It is snowing and cold here. I want to be home in my comfy clothes and scrapbook. Why must we work?? I like playing better.

mom2chantal
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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:00:32 PM
All day at work, all I want to do is scrap. but by the time I get done with dinner and cleanup and everything I just want to crash...

kstpeter
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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:08:39 PM
I work remote 2 days a week from home and my office. is. my. scrap. room.

It's torture, I tell you. Torture.

I have a partially completed mini sitting right here beside me all day and I want to finish it!

alone_inacrowdedroom
What are you looking at?

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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:05:06 PM
I felt this way in class earlier. And I was the designated discussion leader today, so I couldn't even sketch LOs in the margins of my notes like I usually do... lol.

_Vanessa_
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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:19:41 PM
Is this why my staff is so disengaged? Because if it is, I could relieve them of the obligation of a paycheck.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:48:32 PM
<<<<<<<< (Note the new pea title)

I felt like that so often that I quit my job and came home to do all the things I always wanted to do. And you know what? It ROCKS. All those people who say they would still work after winning the lottery are NUTS.

CreativeEngineer
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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:49:18 PM
Oh geez.....

I am salaried, not hourly. I get twice as much work done as anyone else in the office. My boss routinely gets major kudos for the work I do. I work on my days off, when I am out sick, and just about anytime they need me if I can be reached by phone.

Trust me, my employer gets their money's worth from me.

mebarnet
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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:42:03 PM
Almost every. Single. Day!!

Friday I will be scrapping though. Once I drop my daughter off at school, I have pretty much all day and night since she is doing a sleep over tomorrow!

stwa
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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:43:46 PM
I have the time. Just not the inspiration... isn't that always the way

MetalDancer
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:54:05 PM
Oh, every day of my life!! And it doesn't help that my co-worker who sits literally 12 inches from me (we work a front desk), is also a scrapper/card maker and we've gone to crops together!! We both subscribe to different magazines so we can share! When we're not covered up with clients, we're here on 2Peas in the gallery or in the store or on another scrappy site that we found the night before.
THEN I leave work and life sets in - dinner, laundry, scoop the boxes, blah, blah, blah...add to that the crochet project I have going too. Sheesh...

jenandtricks
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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:58:54 AM
OH, every day at my dayjob, I sit and daydream about what I want to scrap and craft when I get home. In my PJ's. PReferably drinking a cup of tea or a glass of red wine. Listening to my scrapbook playlist. Or a podcast. or have the Two Peas YouTube channel running in the background.

But when I get home from work I am exhausted and sad and not in the mood. It takes hours to decompress and relax, and then at around 10-11 in the evening I get my mojo back *L* But then it's a bit late to start something.

I try really hard to schedule in time for me and scrapbooking in the weekends, in my google calendar. It works half the time, but at least it's something =)

Legoluce
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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:31:08 AM
I feel like this loads, particularly if I'm having a quiet day - I think of all the things I could be doing. Also I spend time at lunch looking through blogs and the forums and it gets me all fired up to scrap which is great if I can go home and do it, but not if I know I won't be able to.

I use the time to build up my ideas and things I want to try so I'm ready to go for it when I get the chance instead of feeling unprepared.

scrapintimenow
PeaNut

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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:06:14 AM
I feel like that everyday. Sometimes I do sketches of pages to do when I get home or on the weekend.
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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:29:08 AM
Today is an unique today for me. I have a doctor's appt. at 9:30 this am and it takes me 40 minutes to get from the doctor's office back to work. If I can't make it back by 11 I have to take a whole day. (Probably won't make it by 11.) DH and DS already left for work and school. DD is sitting here with me as we eat our oatmeal in our pj's. Seriously considering doing some scrappy shopping and coming to scrap a few pages after I am finished my doctor's appt.

So to answer the OP's questions, yes, I do feel like it a lot. I enjoy my job, but who doesn't wish they were cozy at home doing their hobby on occasion?

StreetScrapper
7 years to get here... So now what?

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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:59:47 AM
EVERY SINGLE DAY! Funny because I've been home sick yesterday and today and when that happens, I usually feel good enough for at least an hour to hit my scrap room. Yesterday I was so sick I couldn't even get out of bed... today I've managed to turn on my computer... but I think I'm almost out of gas and need to get back to bed. Bummer. I'm at home but too sick to scrap! I'd actually almost rather be at work...

Kris74
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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:42:03 AM

yup... by the time I get home from work, the mood will be gone. I just can't do stuff like that in the evening during the week; heck, we're usually in bed by 9 pm, sometimes 8:30. (it stinks having to get upreally early!)





This is us too! We're up at 5:30 M-F, we try to catch up on sleep on the weekends, but that doesn't always work.

Hopefully, the mood will still be there tonight

mebarnet
I am not the Pea you are looking for

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Posted: 2/1/2013 9:28:10 AM
I'm doing scrappy stuff now! I just went through my back up drive and made a list of the types of layouts I need for my 2012 photos!

I pulled a few collection packs and my sketch binder and in a few minutes, I will be off and scrapping!

ScrappykindofGirl
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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:09:34 AM
I just moved and all my scrapbook goodness is still packed. I miss it so!!!
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