Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Good news, bad news, and cat news!

Well, as the title suggests, there is good news, bad news and cat news. I will start with the good. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a design team member over at Lotus Paperie!!! I am SUPER SUPER thrilled about this :D I LOVE Vanessa's kits, and am also a huge fan of the challenges over there. Love that I get to do them on a weekly basis now with fabulous new kit material. WOOHOO!! If you've never checked out the site, you should definitely take a gander. My fabulous bloggy buddy Jessi made the team as well. YAY!!

Now onto the bad news... Found out today that my sister has been posted to Cold Lake, Alberta. I am quite depressed. I was REALLY hoping she would be posted to Washington so I could be near her and my nephew. For those who don't know me super well, my sister is my absolute best friend in the whole, wide world. There is no one like her, and there is nothing like our relationship. I can't even describe it. I just love her... a lot. And I was so enjoying being near her and hanging out every day. Now I will MAYBE see her 2-3 times a year, IF I'm lucky. It sucks. A lot... i think I will leave it at that, before I cry.

I did this layout quickly when I got home tonight to help get my emotions from the day onto paper. I don't only scrap happy things. I like to scrap when it hurts too... maybe 20 years from now I will look back and wonder why I was so upset, because it all turned out okay. Who knows?

As a side note... I am very very grateful that I have made some amazing friends around here who will, no doubt, help me through the tough times ahead when my sister leaves. Rae-Lynn is one of them. I miss her... Saturday was too long ago. So Rae-Lynn, we must plan our scrappy day for next week :)

And, onto the cat news. We have turned our one cat Shady into an outdoor cat. He seems quite unhappy being cooped up inside, so for better or worse, he is now allowed to roam free. Cross your fingers that he fares well! My other cat Hope is too silly and lazy to be an outdoor cat, but she has started to enjoy time in the yard on her leash. Here she is just chilling in the grass. This photo makes me smile :)

Well, off to bed! Happy Wednesday all!
<3 Gillian


jessi said...

hey chica!!!! so happy we get to design together!!! you need to get on IM one of these days!!!!

sorry to hear about your sister getting posted to cold lake...cold lake is about 5 hours from here, maybe one of your visits, could incoporate us meeting!!!! if i don't make it to the island before than, lol!!

The Selman's said...

I love your layout Gill! Scrapping the "bad" stuff is something that I struggle with. Congrats again on the new DT!

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear about your sister moving so far away. I'm sorry for your future pain. It is hard living so far away from family. That's the hardest thing about living in AK while me family is down south.
But hey! Congrats on the design team gig :) That's great news.
The photo of your kitty is sweet. I hope he fares well out. I'll keep my fingers crossed.