I feel so much better now that August has arrived. I just enjoy months that have less than 5 letters in their name. As the month names get longer, so do the days. I start to feel like we are emerging out the other side. May, June, July... just not nice months. Hello August. And to add to the happiness, today is the last day of the Solar winter. That's the 3 months of the year with the shortest days. It's all a downhill slide into the glorious days of summer from here. And the sitting out in the late afternoon sun with a drink in hand watching the kids on their bikes while enjoying the company of some amazing neighbours...
For those of you that have my book - there is the page in there about the Cherry Tree sweepstake we hold each year with our neighbours. I feel like it may blossom early this year, how's that for positive thinking. In fact I named Sept 1st as my day this year. Keep your fingers crossed for me. And let me know if you see my neighbour cutting the early blossoms off his tree in order to delay the sweepstake til his day!
THANK YOU so much for all the comments and emails over my plea for help with my photos. Listening to advice and offers was quite the education for me, really. I play with my photos in photoshop, but I learnt there are so many other ways to do it. I also learnt that I really do hate doing it and have a couple of ladies that are helping me out. I've already created my first layout using a pic that someone else edited and it was so refreshing not to spend the time and the mental energy doing it. I love scrapbooking. I love paper and glue. I don't enjoy the editing process. I guess it is something I will still dabble with a little, but it will be nice to let go of that part of it for a while. Thanks again to those of you that helped me out in all sorts of ways!
Leaving you with a page that I created for my BPS class. It is very similar to one I've done before. And yep, I edited these pics myself.