When I'm not cooking, baking, eating, or writing about food, I like to be crafty. This past weekend I finally made a no sew blanket, a tie scarf, and a Christmas wreath for my front door. Little, short craft projects. The thing is though, I like to scrapbook; this is a time-consuming project. For years I've been scrapbooking.
Before I got married, but was dating, I worked on 2 books a year: one book focused on my relationship, social activities we did together, vacations, etc., and one book all about me- personal growth, experiences, what not. Sure there was some over lap but I never wanted my life to be consumed by my relationship. I wanted to make sure when I looked back at my life as an old white-haired woman, that I would see an independent woman who, with or without a partner, did some awesome things.
I'm confident that my husband would agree with me when I say that we are one of the few couples that seem to both be together, and still very much separate at times. However, being married changed my view on making 2 scrapbooks a year. No longer was that other person in my relationship-based book going to change. His influence is inevitably surrounding me; in a positive light of course.
I now only have 1 book to maintain, and yet I'm still falling short. I haven't scrapbooked anything since March. I have the paper and photos picked out but it's the act of assembling it all together. This is a much longer time-consuming crafting habit I have. I wonder if others have a system in keeping up with their scrapbooks. October to December is a busy time for me at work, but the rest of the year, I just don't know. January and February of this year I spent finishing last year's book, and I just hate this game of perpetual catch up. What does the rest of the world do? How do I stay on top of this one?
* The picture is from Kevin and Amanda's website. That's one bitchin' room; I'd love to have something like that someday!!