We are leaving for California on Friday. Friday at the crack of dawn. Literally. Our limo arrives at 7am. This means that I MUST be done packing by tomorrow. However, we are also having my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew as house guests on Thursday night which means that I won’t do any packing. I know this about myself. I will want to visit with them and I won’t pack. THAT means that I have today to get packing at get the house ready for departure.
I am a compulsive cleaner before we travel. I truly am not normally that uptight about cleaning, but before we leave to go anywhere the house must be spotless (whether we have house guests or not). I have no idea why I am like that. One of my adorable quirks I guess. Not only do I compulsively clean, I also tack on extra projects that must be done before we leave. Again, I have no idea why I do this to myself. My project this time? Touching up all the scuffs on our walls. I went to Home Depot the other day and got paint but apparently the previous tenants used flat instead of eggshell and so the eggshell I bought for touch ups will not work. I did a test patch yesterday and no luck. Back to Home Depot for me. The weird thing is, I have a gallon of eggshell in the garage that the previous owners left (although it is dried up…thanks). Where the heck did they paint with it? I can’t find it anywhere. Hmmm.
So, this is my last little scrap related project before I leave. I have been using the Tag Book Treasures kit by Christy Lyle that I showed you a couple days ago. I am using it for the journals from my high school mission trips to Tijuana, Mexico. I don’t know if this is considered altered art or not. After I finish typing all the journalling out (that way I can break up my one journal into three parts: one for each trip) I am going to print out the pages and make a little tag book to insert into a pocket of each scrapbook. These are digital representations so that you can see what I am up to. I am very pleased with the results so far. Once I have them finished I will take a photograph so you can see what they look like all assembled.