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Friday, September 26, 2008

photostory friday - anatomy of a scrap away

our bi-annual scrap away was last weekend. it's a chance to spend time away from the family with my girlfriends, in a totally creative space. we fed our souls...and watered them too.

it's also a time to eat, drink and talk. and talk some more. then eat. then drink. oh, and listen to music. we sleep too, except for when the smoke alarms decide to start chirping - at 5am (WHY do they always do that?)

so first - get someone else to pack the car, because quite frankly, you suck at it.
find somewhere fabulous and restful in which to scrap.
get well set upstay connected (for rugby score updates)
eat (and drink well)
and above all - dress well. ooops.

maybe we should re-name the scrappy weekend 'the schlumpadinka weekend'
usually we get all gussied up and 'lunch' on the saturday afternoon. lunch has previously turned into an afternoon's shopping at the local craft stores and taken up to 5 hours, thereby seriously cutting into our scrapping time.

this weekend we 'pushed on through', scrapping like mad things all day. around 4.30 we decided to get some country air, so decided to go for a walk...

in our pyjamas
because we can
even though we were on a back country road, it is also the main road to mt holdsworth, the entrance to a local forest park, and nature reserve. ergo - we got lots of weird looks from the locals.

like we cared
PS: edited to add (by miss 16): see the resemblance? bit scary...

28 comments:

Paula Clare said...

Hi Sue!
WOW, it DID look like you were having a good time away...what FUN! And the resemblance to the rodent trio? Frightening...

Melinda said...

I say there is nothing better than a day in which you can relax in PJ's all day- and wowsa on the resemblance- very goo miss 16!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Yeah, that's just got FUN written all over it, right down to the Chipmunks whom I still have a soft spot in my heart for.

Ah, the glory years, eh?

Chris said...

Sounds like fun.
Shlumpadinka...is that a New Zealand term?

Kristi Smith said...

LOL, you didn't mean to look like the chipmunks??? Seriously? Too funny. I think it is cute you are in your pj's. How comfy. Looks like lots of fun was had!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Oh I am so jealous- can I come next time?? love the edit!!

auntiegwen said...

God I love it love it love it, jammies and a hoody, that's me !!!

oh like tiara I'm tres tres jealous xxx

Colleen said...

girls scrappy weekends rock

CrackerJacks said...

That is my kind of weekend! I really like the comparison photo too! How cool!

Cecily R said...

HAHA! That last bit with the Chipmunks is awesome! And the 'the schlumpadinka weekend' ? Best word I've read all week. If I am understanding the word, I think I AM schlumpadinka. :)

Heather said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Scary how close the resemblance it. :D

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Love the PJ pics and totally see the chipmunk resemblance. :) That sounds like so much fun.

Sarah Brooks said...

Oh, that sounds like fun! I get to go on a scrap booking retreat next weekend with my mom! I am SO EXCITED!!!! WE do it twice a year... at least. And my husband is awesome enough to watch the kids... for the whole weekend. Yours looked fun and cozy, ours isn't as cozy.

gigi said...

Yall are just to cool for school... or what ever! Good times!

photomommy said...

Looks like it was so much fun!

AVT Coach said...

I am envious on several levels. First that you took a girl overnight and did something creative! That you found a getaway place you love! and that you did it all in your PJs! Yeah for you!
I love your humor..the picture walking down the lane is my favorite!

Melissa said...

OMGoodness. Looks like you guys had a blast. Did you get lots of scrapping done?

Mandy said...

I love the comparison! That is too funny!

Robyn said...

What a great time. My friends and I are doing one in November, we're going to a friends house, but I can't wait.

April said...

That looks like a fun weekend--what a great idea! I love the pj's pictures. LOL

Krystyn said...

That looks like a great time! I'm quite jealous.

And, the Alvin and the Chipmunks resemblance is uncanny.

Kelly said...

scrapping and having fun in your PJs should be compulsory I reckon! Looks like the right kind of weekend to me.... looks like a fab spot you got.

And the resemblence? Yeah, totally getting it!!

Susie said...

WOW! Looks like a fab weekend to me! Makes me want to go find me my own Simon and Theodore-although I think I am more of a Theodore than an Alvin..sigh..

Casey's trio said...

Looks like a fun weekend. And I LOVE the resemblance to the chipmunks:)

lisaschaos said...

That sounds like a wonderful time!! And I love your fashion sense! :)

Reluctant Housewife said...

hee hee i do see a bit of a resemblance. Fabulous jams, btw.

You know, I think you're last scrap away weekend was on of the first posts I read at your blog? I remember a giant animal sculpture of some kind that was covered in cobwebs and a bunch of fancy scrappy ladies? Happy scrap away. Looks like fun.

Mikki Black said...

Hey, there are worse people to look like than the Chipmunks! It looks like a fun day.

Happy SITS-S-S!

Kristen said...

I would love a girls weekend away. And stay in my PJ's. Beautiful scenery!


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