It's been a year, at least, since I've been regularly scrapbooking. A pile of boxes blocking access to your desk and craft area will do that. But I've got a few layouts up on the ScraPefect blog today.
Luckily, it's almost as easy as riding a bike. I grabbed a Cocoa Daisy kit I hadn't even opened and started matching up paper. I've even managed to pick up a new D-ring album for 2016, even though my 2015 album has been quite neglected. I'm looking forward to having some quiet time once the kids are back in school so I can spread out over the kitchen and dining room and do some catching up.
Which reminds me, I also have quite lot of catching up to blog about -- I started strong last fall and then got caught up in another round of disruptions renovations. Seemingly never-ending. It's a bit hard to think and type when they're tearing apart the basement 20 feet from you.
And just when you think you're climbing out of one thing, life throws a few curve balls.
I haven't talked about this on my blog - I am now so I can warn people. I had to drop everything in January to fly down to be with my family. My dad had a cerebral hemorrhage which left him in a coma with no hope of recovery. After a very long, hard few days we made the decision to remove him from life support. He was on Xarelto and had been for a few years. Xarelto can cause uncontrolled bleeding. Thanks to this drug he'd been bleeding internally, finally culminating in a brain bleed. And, the problem with Xarelto is that the doctors can NOT do anything to stop the bleeding, unlike other blood thinners. There is not antidote to counteract the Xarelto. The only thing they can do is wait for the drug to leave your system, in about a week. Too late for my father.
So, you'll have to excuse me for neglecting this blog for the past half-year or so. I'm making an effort to get back to a regular blogging schedule -- there's so much from last year's renovation and trip to Scotland I never finished sharing.