Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Organize your Stuff Week 17 (round 5): WOYWW 144


Wednesday! Aaaaggghh! How did you get here so fast? It is time again for WOYWW (What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday) hosted by the always jovial (and currently recovering from her first chocolate flavored Philadelphia Cream Cheese…) Julia at the Stamping Ground. Pop on over there if you want to see other people and places and the things they have created…It is an international look-see to delight the eyes!

This week is a little organized chaos (ok, when is it not?). OCD Me has been distracted by tonight’s airplane arrival of our Mother-in Law…AKA: the Grandmother. We love her dearly, but OCD is about to pop a blood vessel every time she looks at the chaos that continues to be the front hallway. (We think that the sock monsters, who are currently expanding their territory, have teamed up with the children to undermine her work). She now hovers around it like a bird of prey. However, no sooner has she swooped down and straightened up and turned her back then they have struck again!

So, PA Me keeps glancing at the desk muttering Jedi phrases (this is not the room you are looking for. Move along…) and as an escapee coat is yet again on the floor…it works. *sigh* Curse you sock monsters!!!

This is the card that Creative Me slipped in and created when she ditched coat and shoe patrol. This week, Creative Me also did the technique of converting the plain brown cardstock to the faux crumpled paper texture at Tuesday Trio’s Sketch 109: Arrows. Click over to see!
*Warning: The POW says that the rest is family stuff. Skip to the comments if you are not interested*

To make up for last week and no new pictures from the Front, Fabulous Spouse sent a picture of himself shaking hands with General John Allen, the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Commander… or the guy in charge of Afghanistan. Illusive Middle Child was super impressed… especially since Gen. Allen was interviewed on ABC News the next night. His Dad knows someone "famous".

Oldest Child has started the wrestling matches in earnest now. One last week, and two this week.  This is a picture of his first Varsity win (by forefit...shhhh don't tell). So his record has improved to 1-2.

Illusive Middle Child was busy with his basketball. He is becoming quite the force on the court. He is responsible for more steals and rebounds than anyone else on the team. Unfortunately, there is no stealing the ball outside the key… and so he has the most errors too. (at least it is not double dribbling like Girl Friday).

Girl Friday is wrapping up her basketball season as well, but more importantly, it is Girl Scout Cookie Season. She has her smile and her sales pitch perfected, and is ready to take your order!

As for us, Fabulous Spouse’s present for this week is a weekend away (hence the visit from Grandmother). We are going to the CKC Convention in Portland to relax, create, and finally learn how to use our Photoshop! Yeah! Thank you Fabulous Spouse for arranging this, and Grandmother for taking the time off work to cover the kids!

Have a great WOYWW all! If we miss you on Wednesday because OCD Me has us hunting sock monsters and scrubbing bathrooms, we do promise to get to try and get to you Sunday or Monday!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing! The voices are the same I have LOL!

Annie said...

Fab family snaps. What a proud Mum you must be.
Hugs,
A x

scrappymo! said...

I always enjoy your family snaps the bast. Have a great weekend at CKC.

jude said...

Love to see and hear about the family .My neighbour good friend her hubby is over there he's been there 2 weeks and the kids miss him so much only 2 &5 .
lovely to hear your news.Have fab Woyww and creative week ahead
hugs judex 9

sandra de said...

Always lots happening in your household. Enjoy your week.

Kate said...

Forget the tidying, just get creating!!!

** Kate **

May said...

Love your posts, and family pics! love the card! Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there busy little scrappin' Bee,great post as usual, thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #32

Karen said...

As always a fab post with lots going on. Great card and some fab photos :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh looks great and what a cute card!!

Tammy said...

Adorable card! Love the arrows. So nice of your MIL to arrive so you can leave! :) Have fun at CKC!

Danielle said...

Enjoy your convention-and your photoshop! And have a great weekend! Dani33

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a great post, I love hearing about the family and seeing the pics.Take care, enjoy this WOYWW & I'm off to snoop some more! Wonder how many I'll get round today? Zo xx 60

Madeline said...

Fun to see actual workplaces...as they are!

Ashley Rock said...

Love this post-- great card!!

kay said...

fab post and card,happy crafting,x

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I know how hard it is to stay organized when visitors are about. Just enjoy the company and try to overlook it, lol!
Aeryn @ #68

Annie Smith said...

I have to say I have learned myself that you can't have the creative side without the OCD side. haha. Who knew? I just discovered my OCD side recently because I started working in metal. It isn't very forgiving!

Have a beautiful day!

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, I do love your workspace! I just realized today that I can make the photos bigger -- no more leaning in and squinting for me!!

I always enjoy reading about the family. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for dropping by my place earlier today!!

Hugs,
Kay
#30

Joynana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you get it organized, I really like your space. Who cares about a little chaos?

Julia Dunnit said...

What a fab gift from himself, and probably jsut at the right time. Didi I tell you how impressed I am at the way you're handling everything while he's away? Must be exhausting!
I can't agree with Annie about an OCD side just now..mine is buried under i don't know how many years of of properly tidying!!

butlersabroad said...

Oh I love that room, I just want to come and have a rummage! Great family stories too, have a great time at the convention.

Hugs
Brenda 6

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the card and the wide angle view of the chaos. I'm telling ya, don't sweat the small stuff. Mostly, it's all small stuff! Except for the really small stuff that tries to kill you, like loose marbles.

Emily said...

Your post is great, it certainly made me chuckle! I love your different personalities - I think I have at least two of those traits going on... As for your crafting space - brilliant! I'd love to have a rummage around too :) Happy (late) WOYWW
xx