Friday, January 2, 2009

How I spent my day

I am embarrassed to admit that I have been stacking my layouts into two boot boxes for the last two years. After Michaels quit carrying the Pioneer D ring albums, I was lost. I began my search for the perfect album and just wasn't finding what I wanted. I bought three D rings from Hobby Lobby but they sat on the shelf mocking me with their emptiness. Several months ago, Jill at Memorable Seasons offered us a deal where we could preorder albums and page protectors from American Crafts for half price. I bought 8! Still, all eleven of my empty albums just sat on the shelf and taunted me. Today, I decided, was the day I was going to do something about it. By now, both boot boxes were full and I had been putting layouts into a laundry basket, too. I brought all of the layouts into my dining room and separated them into piles. I had a pile for each of us individually and a pile for our immediate family and one for extended family. This was a total of seven piles. I did not think to take pictures until I only had two piles left. Believe me, though, the table was covered. Of the books you see in this picture, only two of them has room for more layouts. The rest are full. I only have three empty albums left. I have ten albums full in the closet, too. I'm going to need to build an addition onto the house in a couple of years. LOL I hereby resolve to put my layouts into the album within a reasonable amount of time after they are done from now on. You'll notice that I said reasonable. I am not making any promises that I know I won't keep! Happy New Year, everyone.


7 comments:

Corey said...

that is a LOT of work! wow. So glad you got it all done though. Don't you feel better now? I sure hope Jill does another order this year for the D-rings, cuz I need some more! :)

renee said...

okay, this is so me. I hate putting pages in albums. I have paper trays full of albums and then have them all over the house. I need to put them away also.

Amy L said...

So proud of you! That was a lot of work. This makes me say "ouch".

stamprgrl said...

you are my hero... you go girl!!!! I have 9 years of LOs that need albums.

Veronica said...

WoW! You got me thinking about the LO's I have sitting in my file. I need to do something with them before they get out of hand!!
Good luck on that "addition!" LOL

lizness said...

What a great confession! I love this post and your solution and your resolve to be reasonable. That's awesome.

PS: I loved seeing your pages scattered, too. Such beautiful work, colors, etc...

jwood said...

I too delay putting them in albums, I really don't know why that last step never gets done. Congrats on such a huge accomplishment!