John's time off eventually came to an end and today is day two of being at home all day by myself with the girls. It may sound silly to be a little apprehensive about that, but I'm still a little sore from the C-section and not completely back to being able to take care of all the household chores. Also things like, how quick I can take a shower, and how can I occupy Natalie while I'm feeding Abigail half the day; cross my mind. It's gives me a greater appreciation for single moms and people like this girl, whose husband is about to deploy for 15 months.
I have had several comments about being "super mom" or "wonderwoman" because I'm also finding time to scrapbook. Let me just put those ideas right out of your head. LOL! See scrapbooking requires little physical energy. I can grab a few supplies and sit on the couch and do a couple pages. Now ask me if my bathrooms are clean or if my kitchen floor needs mopping and you'll see I'm no June Cleaver. But you know what; I'm ok with that. I'm enjoying just hanging out with my girls. Things have gone really well and I have no doubt we'll be back into a good regular routine before long.
So of course during nap time I got some scrapping done. I needed to finish up a layout for a challenge over at the Scrapbook Nook about where I'm from. Also wanted to participate in some of the challenges at paperpopsicles. So this layout is doing double duty. The challenge over at PP was to use circle punches to create a "fishscale". Journaling says: There's nothing like a nice spring day down south. Hanging out at Papa's was one of those simple pleasures on this day. Spending time with family feels like home to me.
Another challenge over at PP was to do a summer/water layout. So here's what I did for that.
Also you'll notice a new blinkie over on the right in my sidebar. DixiePieces is having an online crop the first weekend in August. I hope some of my scrappy friends will get over there and register and join in the fun!