Actual scrapbooking time!

In four hours, I’ll be packing up my extremely overloaded desk at work, hopping into my car and taking off for a much-needed break. After a couple of years where either we didn’t have enough people to make it work or the days didn’t work for me, I’m off on my semi-annual scrapbooking weekend.

It’s been so long since I’ve had the time, energy or inclination to work on my albums. Once we started to get our feet back under us after my dad’s diagnosis, we met with some realtors to get some advice about listing our home. With a shaky economic situation in our province, every one of them agreed we should list sooner rather than later because it could take a bit of time to sell. So we spent all of our free time decluttering, cleaning, organizing, staging and doing minor repairs to our house.

Guess what…6 days on the market and we had an offer. And to add another level of complication to the issue, our new house is a bit delayed. So now my free time has been split between looking for a short-term rental and starting to pack.

Needless to say, I’m ready to get away and ignore apartment-hunting, house cleaning, packing, work and cooking for a weekend. This is the first retreat I’ve gone on since starting scrapbooking pocket-style, so I’m anxious to see how much I get completed!