Friday 1 October 2010


I saw the Blogtoberfest logo on a few blogs, had a little look and next thing I knew I'd signed up for it! But to be honest, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing other than blogging daily so until anyone tells me differently, that's what I will do.
I often joke that working at our school is like being a swan. Calm, serene and in control on the surface, but desperately paddling to keep afloat underneath. That's exactly how I feel today.
I seem to have acquired a fair few extra jobs this term, and I had my hands full already. I need to learn to say 'no', but it doesn't come naturally to me. Someone only has to look helpless or frazzled and my immediate reaction is 'Can I do anything to help?' But today I feel like enough is enough. Today I feel shattered. Feel like I've really earned my weekend.
Feel like I could do with at least one whole day scrapbooking and relaxing and chatting with other crafty ladies. Which is lucky really, as it's the monthly Eclectic Keepsakes crop tomorrow and the lovely Karen has posted a beautiful sneak peek of what we will be doing.
Only 1 more sleep .......!


scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like you deserve it, enjoy your day tomorrow.

humel said...

This isn't yet my proper catch up, but the mention of Blogtoberfest caught my eye :-) Yes, the idea is simply to blog every day through October - simple as that! Lots of people also run a giveaway (see Curlypops' blog for details of those) but it's totally an optional extra. I discovered some great blogs by following the links last year, and it was one of the things that got me well into my new blogging habit....

Good luck with the saying 'no' thing, I'm rubbish at that too. Enjoy your well-earned weekend xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Have fun at the crop! Can't wait to see what you make. I always enjoy your pages.

Denise said...

Woo hoo can't wait for tomorrow and I'm doing Blogtoberfest too! Hope the patient is better now and see you tomorrow xx

Anonymous said...

You must learn to say no - a bit of pot calling the kettle black with me saying that.

So looking forward to seeing you and Denise tomorrow. Safe journey.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I SO wish I could join you ladies at your crop!!! Wouldn't that be awesome? ~sigh~

Have a great time...can't wait to see what you come up with for the day. xo

Sian said...

I'd love to join in your crop too..

Good for you on the Blogtoberfest. I'm going to enjoy seeing what you come up with :)