This is kind of a hard time right now. Not just the constant correcting of papers, which I've been doing until I can no longer read, but a few other pressures too. For one, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent surgery last Friday. (They seemed to have excised all the tumor, and they are doing more tests to be sure.)
My dog, an 11 year old American Staffordshire Terrier, is dying. Since last summer, she's been chewing her feet apart, and month after month of medication works for a while but then stops, making her sad and making us talk about when we will need to put her down.
These two issues are difficult enough, but it all compounded yesterday: my boys came home with three behavior reports from school yesterday. I have two boys. You can do the math. And to top it off, Derick is away on vacat--oops, working in Vegas with the software company he works for.
But I scrap, and so I used my hobby to persevere.
Write Click Scrapbook challenged us Monday to count our blessings, so I did that. I'll turn it in to a layout soon. And on Stacy Julian's color blog, she suggested a muted color palette with just one photo, one accent, and one word. I used an expression instead of a word, but otherwise followed the challenge to create this:
I felt a lot better after I made it.