The Mad Dash Begins

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. icon wink The Mad Dash Begins   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.

journal The Mad Dash Begins
That is all for now.  I am off to work on some laundry.  I am trying to contain my excitement.

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