Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dirty Scraps Challenge #3 & some boring life updates

Good Thursday friends!!

I've been really busy with the CNY (Chinese New Year) preparations thus the MIA for a more than a week!
Valentine's day is around the corner (coincidentally on the same day as the first day of CNY) but I didn't get even a single Vday project done!!
I can't believe it but time just kept slipping past me and I've no means to even get proper sleep and rest recently.

So what's keeping me busy?

A swimwear photoshoot last weekend for a Hongkong magazine so I went through the dreadful motions of getting my whole body waxed, doing my nails and toenails, and yes, getting a haircut!!
I've not entered a hair salon for more than half a year! LOL
This shows you how lazy I am!

Preparing for my very first scrap class for little girls below 5, a session for one of the little princesses' birthday!
I have no idea that planning takes up so much time and effort!
I'm still trying to figure out what 5 year olds can do and can't do, just so I won't over or under-estimate their abilities to scrap up a storm!
Any kind mummy with 5 year olds care to share more on that?

I'm also preparing my students for the upcoming Term 1 tests which are definitely going to suck years out of my already-shortened life!
Arrgh, that's the real pain!

And the procrastinator streak in me continues as I have not yet finished organizing my room.
I just don't have the heart to throw my precious books, scrap supplies I don't use often, clothes I don't wear anymore, old gadgets like my first cellphone, and other lovelies with sentimental value..
They mean SO much to me, the thought of housing them in the dumps just doesn't sit well with me.
Can you feel the agony in me?!
Lastly, I've been thinking of starting something that I've been contemplating for months..
I've no confidence if I can handle it but I know my life will be full of regrets if I don't even get it started..
That requires a large investment and I need lots of planning and energy to do it..
So if you've a teeny weeny time when doing your quiet time, will you please pray for me?
I'll be really grateful for that! :)

Anyway..
I still have more Webster's pages to share!

Challenge #3 for Dirty Scrap is up!!
Broken, that's the key word for this week...
we all have broken relationships, whether it be an ex boyfriend, an ex husband/wife, a broken relationship with a friend, or even God.
So this week's challenge is to scrap a broken relationship. Heck you could have broken off your relationship with cigaret
tes, or Dr. Pepper! LOL
Make the challenge work for YOU, after all its' YOUR book and YOUR page, just get down and deep or have fun and make it light~

This is my take on it!
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My hidden journaling:
Why should we be depressed over the people of this world who will sadly but surly fail us?
Why should we be depressed over not having what we really want but do not need?
Sometimes, we're just too comfortable with the feeling of being depressed simply because we dare not face the road ahead bravely.
The day finally came when I decided to get over the ruminating, the depression and the uncomfortable comfort of living my life this way.
Days of turning in and waking up with suicidal thoughts have now converted into days of turning in and waking up with thankfulness and the assurance that God & his unfailing love will make things right.

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Now go get DIRTY!

14 comments:

Brenda said...

awww your journaling made me cry! I will keep you in prayer. I am excited to play along in this challenge.
You sure have been busy!
hugs
Brenda

Janelle said...

Hi Lynn, I just wanted to say that I think this page is absolutely beautiful!!! I will pray for you to find a little bit of peace amongst all of your busyness!!! Take Care!!! Janelle

Teri said...

So beautiful, both the page and the journalling. Love it. :)

AmesOx said...

Oh Lynn....your LO is stunning! I absolutely love your take on this Challenge girl! As for 5 year olds :) I have one and they love getting their hands dirty for sure. Anything that has to do with glitter and glue and all things girly colors they will have ball. Oh, not to mention stickers! Little girls LOVE stickers! Good luck in your ventures. Let us know how it goes!!

Lynn said...

Thanks so much ladies, for your praise and prayers..
Amy, your suggestion will come in real handy, thanks a million!!!
Will definitely take your advice in planning for the class! :)

Do play along for the challenge, I promise it will be therapeautic! :)

skyline said...

Hi Lynn,
nice work gal! You rock! As for the something u've been planning..is it to open a scrapbooking shop??? Need a partner? Heee! jk jk* Anyway, have a good new year ahead!

Joanna

jazsutra said...

Lynn, you look so beautiful ;)

My prayers for you that the Lord with watch over you and grant you what your heart desires ;)

Gong xi fa cai ;)
luv,jaz

Lynn said...

Dear Joanna, that's one of my dreams!!
But baby steps, it's something close but not a store yet! I do wish I've a partner though. Hints hints. :P

eMeLiNe Seet said...

ah... 5 year olds can't sit still for long . die cuts, pre-cuts are the way to go ... for them the fun is just stick and paste. for girls, anything pink pink gets them down for a little while longer heeh ... :) hope it helps ! and the MF line u asked on my blog, it's an old old edition...

Sunfairy said...

Hi Lynn, Happy CNY!
LOVED your inspiring Farewell Depression l/o. Your journaling really touched my heart. And you sure have been one busy girl!! Lots of prayers headed your way. I'm sure you'll do a terrific job with the five year olds, too :)

Sindy said...

This LO is lovely Lynn! Lovely just like u! :)

sanjeet said...

I am excited to play along in this challenge.
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skyline said...

Hey Lynn, if you need a partner, you know where to look for one!! :)

Rainbow said...

What a precious page!! the journaling is so beautiful, touching and deep.
God bless you every second of your life.
Hugs.
Lidia