Can I vent and whine?!? Scrapbook/creative frustration related

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Posted 3/17/2013 by MLCmom in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 220,976
August 2005
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Posted: 3/17/2013 7:49:06 AM
I really need to vent and whine and you guys are the only ones who will understand! I have spent the last few weeks doing necessary stuff- working,cleaning,errands,etc and also made a huge dent in organizing and purging my scrapbook room and 8x8 sewing closet. It's def not finished but it's the best it's been in several years! So the urge to scrapbook and/or be creative has been building. This past week I had anticipated having a few days when I could hopefully have some scrapbooking fun- I have been itching to do some of the awesome 1 page layouts on pinterest and put them on canvas boards to display on an small easel on my den shelf( seasonal and misc). So anyway, my DD(23) ended up being admitted to the hospital (twice) this week for issues related to her bone marrow transplant. She is now home and recovering and we of course are super thankful and blessed for that and for superb medical and nursing care( God always provides). She is itching to get back to school (and her fiancé and I am itching to do some scrapbooking. I went to Archivers last night and got my "fix" so I feel a little better but now I have 3 12hr shifts to do in the next 3 days! My scrapbook room is soo lonely! Sorry this got so long and thanks for letting me whine!


PeaNut 41,763
July 2002
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Posted: 3/17/2013 10:13:31 AM
Whine away! I can totally relate. I just finished a huge project of scrapping a vacation and when I finished I completely cleaned up my scrap space. I am soooo ready to dive into a bunch of Pinterest layouts I have pinned. Can't wait. But today I have to drive DD back to college (2 1/2 hours each way) and the weather is going to be crappy, then Monday will come and I have a crazy busy week at work. So it may be next weekend before I find time to scrap.



PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
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Posted: 3/17/2013 10:30:24 AM
I feel your pain. Sorry about your DD!
I dont have children but I have a business that takes
Last weekend was my first weekend off since Christmas. Now, I am working all of this weekend. The time I do have to scrap is in the evenings and I am usually exhausted.
But, I am hopeful because our business slows down in the summer and we will have a vacation in July.

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PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
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Posted: 3/17/2013 10:32:02 AM
Awww, sorry to hear that. I'm glad your DD is alright. I can kind of relate - I have a huge box of new stuff, and I want to play with everything at least once before I put it all away, but I'm having a lot of trouble finding the time.

I scrap best when I am home alone. SO is heading out this afternoon, I think, so I may say "eff it" to everything else I am supposed to be doing and make an LO or two while no one is around to judge me for it


PeaNut 302,923
March 2007
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Loc: Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted: 3/17/2013 10:39:18 AM
I hope all is well w/ your daughter!

I totally get what you're saying. I'm dying for a few free days... I've barely touched anything, including plife, this semester. Every time I "want" to scrapbook, I end up taking a nap/studying/cleaning. grr...


PeaNut 435,437
August 2009
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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:32:26 AM
I hope your daughter is feeling better. And I'm sorry your scraproom is lonely. I always find that shopping for scrappy stuff helps when I am not doing anything creative.


PeaNut 220,976
August 2005
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Posted: 3/17/2013 9:53:36 PM
LOL - thanks! I knew you guys would understand! My DD is doing ok at home so hopefully she will be back on her feet soon. She has had to be in the hospital a good bit over the last few years so we should be used to this but it never gets easier. I think I was more frustrated because I have lots of new supplies that I am ready to play with. My DH has no hobbies and is not handy at all ( another vent and whine!) so he does not get my frustration at al!. So grateful that she is smiling again and I know my toys will be waiting patiently for me! Thanks for the well wishes!


PeaNut 72,868
March 2003
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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:23:59 PM
Prayers for your daughter. I sure understand about facing 12 hour shifts. I also know that many do not understand our whines and frustrations. Whine away.


PeaNut 66,991
February 2003
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Loc: Ohio

Posted: 3/18/2013 6:22:50 AM
I'm glad that your daughter is doing well now. I do feel your pain! I hope you can squeeze a little scrapbooking in somewhere soon!

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PeaNut 113,955
October 2003
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Posted: 3/18/2013 8:50:20 AM
I am sorry your about your daughter and hope she's doing better.

I hate when life gets in the way but the room will be there when you're ready.

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