Sunday, 12 September 2010

Learn Something New Every Day 6-11

My week:


On 6th September I learned that kids have an unending ability to teach you new things if you'll let them. Life is a lot more fun if you let yourself be the student sometimes. On 7th September I was on the lookout for something new to learn when I realised I already had one in hand. Enjoying the ride is just as important as reaching the destination.


On 8th September I decided to finally accept that grocery shopping is a never ending task. When I was ill many years ago and got better, I relished a trip to the supermarket as a sign of recovery. I need to relearn that feeling instead of complaining. On 9th September I learned to be grateful for the opportunites my kids have that I didn't. A trip to the orthodontist and a parent/student careers convention. I could have done with both of those.


On 10th September I learned again that you don't need to spend every minute of the day on worthy or improving activities. When The Accountant is off on a Friday he always shows me the benefits of a bit of relaxation and lazing around. On 11th September I was determined to learn something I have been putting off. How to really sew up a knitted sweater properly. On the right side. No back stitch. I think I've cracked it.

Postscript: I'm doing the Pass The Book Draw on Tuesday morning, so you still have time to check that out. Sandi has last months book on offer here if you would like to be in on that one too. And, finally, anyone reading in Bloglines, please don't forget to switch to Google Reader before the end of the month!

23 comments:

Deb said...

I love the design and colors of your pages, Sian! You are always so good at laying things and making them look amazing!

I had to smile when I read about your husband relaxing. Mine works hard, and then has no problem relaxing on the weekends. I usually busy-busy-busy, even when I don't really need to be. ;o)

Rhona said...

I love your posts for LSNED, especially the one for the 9th. I could have done with those things too :o)
Enjoy what's left of the weekend xx

JO SOWERBY said...

really enjoying ur simple pages and the buttons and bakground fabric on the photo pictures, ur so arty.
Jo xxxx

Ruth said...

I think you've really cracked the spirit of LSNED with these pages. I absolutely love what you've done with old envelopes.

Karen said...

Beautiful additions to your album. Your work is always so well conceived and beautifully executed!

debs14 said...

This is certainly a lovely album. Everything looks so pretty and perfect. Going to be something to cherish!

jennifer said...

gorgeous pages, I love all the butterflies. I know what you mean about relaxing, the most relaxed I usually get is reading blog posts! When hubby is home he tells me to sit down and chill out - but it's so hard! x

Amanda said...

I'm really loving your LSNED project Sian. I think sometimes we should learn to relax and realise that it's ok to do nothing :)

Denise said...

Your pages are inspired, I really like the way you are doing them. I feel a bit boring as I don't seem to be learning much,maybe I need to sit and think a bit harder each day..

scrappyjacky said...

Love the way you are laying out your pages,Sian.

darkpoetess said...

I'm really enjoying reading your words - it is inspiring me to be more open to things :-). loving the colours you're using too! x

humel said...

Fab lessons, and I love the gorgeous simplicity of your pages - it's sort of the kind of thing I had in mind for my paper pages (when I finally get the photos for them), except that mine won't be as pretty!!

SarahLP said...

I can only echo the comments above.. your pages are beautiful and so classy! I just don't seem capable of pulling off this look, however much I might want to, lol!

Karen said...

What a beautiful book you have made Sian. I love the colours and your style.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Your LSNED book pages are just gorgeous...I'm loving the colours & the connectivity...mine are more of a hotch-potch!!!! I've loved reading your lessons learned too...wise words indeed!

Thanks for the post-script re 'Pass the Book'...it will be a more exciting draw with more names in the hat!!

Amy said...

Sian, all of your projets are a delight for the eyes ... I should say the senses as I bet they would be lovely to touch!

Jimjams said...

Love your pages - they all look so neat and precise, yet oh so pretty too. Love the lessons you've learnt too. No idea what Google Reader is ... should I know about it?

alexa said...

What pretty pages, Sian! Love the way you have a common design theme but lots of indivduality in each one...

Micayla said...

My gosh, 21 post to look at and so much inspo I could burst! I abolutely love your LSNED album, so perfect!
I think I need to scrap RIGHT NOW!
xx

Denise said...

I love to see what you're up to and I've given you a little award for a friendly blog - not too many rules and lists - you can pick it up over at mine :-)

Winnie said...

Your pages look really pretty Sian and I love reading what you've learnt too.

Rachel B said...

Your LSNED pages are gorgeous Sian, your album is going to look so fab when it's all finished.

Genevieve said...

Sian, you are waaaaay ahead of me with your LSNED album! I need to make some progress on it next week (I'm still determined to finish it). I love your pages and your lessons...so beautifully described.

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