Monday, 2 November 2009

First day of class... more ways than one! It was back to school today after a VERY lazy half term. I hardly slept a wink last night (I never do on the last night of the holidays for some reason, I'm always thinking of all the little things I forgot to sort out at the end of the last half term) but everything was fine as always, and the kids were just as thrilled as us teachers at having to be out of bed at 6.30 in the morning again! (Yep, that's sarcasm for you).

Another class that starts today is Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers. Now I know I've been keeping a blog for two years now (originally set up when I took part in my first ever Shimelle class, When I Grow Up - Shimelle, you have so much to answer for!) but regular readers may have noticed that in recent months my posts have been less than regular. Now some of this is down to the inevitable work overload that can come with a new job, but its also been down to a significant reluctance to either scrap or blog that I've been suffering from since the Summer all told. So I wanted to take the opportunity of a short, three week class of daily prompts to actually get me blogging again. Let's see if it works!

Our first task was to blog our intentions for the class. So my intentions are as follows.
1) To blog at least every other day.
2) To try and scrap at least two layouts each week (this intention might be a little more difficult to maintain!)
3) To visit some new blogs and get some blogging and scrapping inspiration from others.
4) To not feel guilty if all these plans fall by the wayside! Blogger's guilt is NO FUN.
I have a number of obstacles that may stand in the way. First up, we have the job, and the mountain of marking than can form part of my evening several nights a week. Second, we have a few busy weekends coming up during this class, with Ed playing the last post at the Remembrance services and my sister coming to visit. Thirdly, Ed's near obsession with playing Age of Empires III which hogs the computer for several hours every night (I've had to kick him off just to do this post!). And finally, my own sheer apathy. I'm hoping that by identifying the obstacles at this stage, I'll have more chance of overcoming them. Wish me luck!
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  1. Oh! You're a computer game widow too - my fella is a World of Warcraft fan (but at least it keeps them quiet!)

    Maybe you could write a few of your posts in advance - that always helps me keep on track?

    Good luck! x

  2. Good luck my dear!! I need to post my intentions, but they sound pretty similar to yours already!!

    Btw your teddy bears picnic is so cute!! I may have to think about making knitted toys for when baby is bigger!!


  3. I'm married to a head teacher and all he wants to do when he gets home is sleep! I completely understand the pressure you are under with your job, and it's hard to not let it take over, but It's so important to make YOU time, you'll feel better for it ( and you're so talented it would be a terrible waste!!) C x

  4. good luck, and you can do it! i love the page you have posted - the colors and layering are wonderful!

  5. this looks great I wish I had time to do Shimilles class, but I cant complain, I just finished the UKS Cyber Crop and got a bit of crafting done this weekend.

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