I have a layout in this month's Scrapbooking Memories:
Journaling: My Grandpa had an old Holden Station Wagon. It had big red vinyl seats. The front seat was a bench seat. Grandpa always drove. Grandma hadn’t learnt to drive. She always sat in the passenger seat. Grandpa called it “motoring”. We’d climb into the “motor” and off we’d go. And this is the view I remember. The view from the back seat, watching him at the wheel.
Grandpa’s car had a rain visor on the driver’s side window. It had me transfixed. Grandpa could drive along in the rain with the window down, and never get his arm wet. The best thing about his car though, was that you could wind down the window right at the back. When the weather was nice, Sonia and I would beg to drive with the back open. I don’t know whether it was the novelty of driving with the breeze floating in from the back of the car, or if it was just that we liked cranking down the window. There was something about the knob for the back window…
Yes, seeing this photo, I feel like a kid again, sitting in the back seat of the old Holden, going somewhere exciting with Grandma & Grandpa.
I found this old photo in my Mum's collection and it just said "Grandpa" to me. A sentimental sort of layout. And another oldie - June 2005! I am seeing a pattern in the layouts SM picks up, lol.
Today was sort of mundane. Playgroup this morning. Jamie wasn't in the mood. He really wanted to just come home and have a nap, so we left early.
While he slept this afternoon I moved my scrapping gear. I have to make room for some books to be stored where my scrap stuff used to be. You see, Phil's books used to be in a bookshelf built into the fireplace in Jamie's bedroom. Jamie thinks that it's fantastic fun to pull them all off the shelf. And, well, I'm sick of picking them up off the floor all the time. There's about 200 of them! The problem is that the only other place to put them is where my scrapping stuff is. So I spent a big part of today boxing up my scrap stuff and finding another (less accessible) home for it.
Apart from that, I cooked. Food for the freezer. Toddler friendly foods. Stewed apples to freeze. Stewed pears to freeze. Pumpkin for addition to food deemed unpalettable by toddler tastebuds - it always works! Tacos for Phil and me for tea.
Fun days :). Yawn. I've bored even myself.
On that note, I'm off to bed.