Thursday, 22 August 2013

Better late than never

So we have one more week of the summer holidays and this morning I had to acknowledge that I still hadn't done what I set out to do. When we broke up from school I said that one of the first things I wanted to do was to make a layout with photos from J's graduation.  And then I said that 'as soon as I am back from Ibiza, I'll make that layout'.  And then I got involved with making another patchwork quilt - and then I got involved in wrapping presents and making a birthday cake for R's birthday and then today I realised I had a morning with no plans.  The mobile dog groomer was coming round to beautify Coco and I had two hours with the house to myself.  And so I finally got to do this :
I've also got round to using the stitched paper stars that I received in a kit about 2 years ago.  I put them to one side as I really liked them, then couldn't think of a design in which to use them, then I forgot about them ...
 
I can't believe that the holidays are almost over and know that going back to work is going to be painful.  People say 'oh how lucky to work in a school, all those holidays.' But it is really hard to go back to the office after 5 weeks away.  I just realised that I think/hope I left my security card in my desk drawer, (if it isn't, I'm in big trouble as I have looked everywhere else at home!) and I tried to log onto my emails from home and realised that I have also forgotten my passwords.  I think I've got them written down in last year's academic diary so I hope I didn't throw that away as in 'I won't be needing that one any more'. (school diaries run from September to July) All those things I put to one side to do 'when we go back in September' - I can't put them off when I get back can I?
Five weeks, gone in the blink of an eye.  Remember when we were little and the summer holidays went on forever ... 
 
 


9 comments:

Cheri said...

I can't even imagine what it would be like to have five straight weeks without the burden of job calling me. The most I've ever had in one stretch is 10 days. But I do believe it would be so hard to get back into the routines!

scrappyjacky said...

They really do just disappear,don't they.....lucky for me I still have a couple of weeks left.

Sinead said...

I know that feeling of the school holidays flying past far too fast! Lovely layout :)

Karen said...

Lovely layout Debs and this year I miss not having a long Summer holiday but hey ho I get to go away when it is less expensive and there are far fewer children about.

Abi said...

Such a lovely layout Debs. The holidays do fly by don't they. I can't believe how fast August has gone.

Sian said...

We have had the whole of July and August to play with and it has gone so very quickly. I can't believe we are now counting down the days until our trip to Scotland!

Lovely page. Those stitched stars have found the perfect place

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Love the layout, Deb. I can't even imagine what it's like to have five weeks off and then go back to work, but I'd sure like to give it a try sometime. ;o) Good luck with your security card and passwords!

Amy said...

Gosh that time has gone so quickly! It's funny how we start a break like that with the best of intentions but things don't always turn out - you've had a great time though by the looks of things!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Good on you for finishing it! I didn't set myself any scrapping goals this summer, but I did just get a big order with the graduation photos and am thinking about a mini-album.
Rinda