Thursday, January 29, 2009

A little time to catch up a bit

I've got a few minutes before I collapse into bed so I wanted to get something up.

This is a picture of my table at the scrapping weekend. I am working on re-doing my wedding album since the first edition of it was done with one of those "magnetic" albums that were so popular in the 70s and we discovered in the late 90s actually kill your pictures. I got my pictures rescued before they died but not before they picked up some interesting brown/yellow color tones.

My progress over the weekend was to finish setting up all the page backgrounds and double matting all the pictures. Each page is now ready to be embellished. I went with non-traditional colors as the discolored, although still clear, pictures looked dreadful on white or even ivory.

This is a picture (not a very good one!) of some of the gang in the dining hall. The food was really good and there was LOTS of it. Part of the pleasure of the weekend was just hiking down to the dining hall and never worrying about when or what to eat- when someone else does the cooking it always tastes good!

This is some of the gang taking the beautiful walk back to the scrap room after lunch past the summer cabins. We were NOT staying here- our little cabins had a mini-kitchen and a nice bathroom and a wonderful heater in each.
Here's the beautiful scrapping room. Most of the weekend there was a fire in the stone fireplace which really added to the ambiance. What I didn't get a picture of was the glass doors/walls along both sides of the room, which gave out onto gorgeous views of the countryside and provided spectacular sunset views.

Now I'm back to work with a new semester and a BIG new crowd of students. Mom is still in ICU but the surgeon and the rest of the doctors and nurses seem pleased with her progress, and she looks very good to me considering she is 84 and recovering from major surgery. So, the teaching all day followed by hours at the hospital is already getting wearisome, but hopefully the recovery won't be too long or too difficult for either of us.

5:45 AM comes early, so I'm off!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!!! What a fun time and a beautiful setting!!! Glad to hear your mom is recovering well!!

Etha said...

Oh that looks like a wonderful place to create! thanks for sharing the pictures!

Christi said...

Wow! IT sure looks like you had fun!!

Cindy said...

Looks like fun!

Shirley said...

Wow, thanks for sharing about your retreat! It sounds like a great experience and the photos are great! You lucky Lady!