Chalk n Talk n talk n scrap n cry…..

Caught up with the gorgeous Varna last night at The Chalk Hotel. Drank way too much wine and champagne and shared a really yummy dinner. In other words – EXCELLENT!!

We hadn’t caught up all term so it was good that Laurie’s finished a week early for holidays, so she could relax more. She LOVED her altered box I made her (naturally) and the good thing is that when she finds a quote she loves, I can make her another card!! She had some good business ideas for Scrapbooking for me too, which is something I’ve been thinking about starting. The time just isn’t right yet, but the ideas are there. I just have to be patient…..I can do it all….but not all at once!!!

Another layout from my birthday party last December. A double page spread that I originally had in mind for the Diva’s monthly challenge but ran hopelessly out of time. Used polished pigments, gel medium and a few more of those damn beads I bought at Spotlight. Isn’t perfect. Just playing – playing is good.

And to cry….
…last week I got the news that a guy I went to school with suicided last Thursday. I honestly thought I’d get to the funeral yesterday, but I just don’t think I could have gone through another emotionally charged environment so soon. One typical scenario, seemingly happy, socially active – monthly golf and fishing trips with “the boys”, constant contact with them – but this THIS THIS. Life just tests us over and over again and ocassionally sends us a “wrong-un” and sometimes one or two of us just can’t face it.

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