Stairmasters of the universe

CH_My Bucket List
photo by chris_hertel via flickr

We live in a three-story house.  We are clearing out the guest room (in the basement) and moving the stuff in it into the new craft room (on the top floor).  I have been up and down those stairs soooo many times today, and each time I have gone up I have been loaded down with scrapbook stuff.  David says it counts as both a cardio workout and weightlifting.  I’m all over that.

The sheer amount of STUFF is really overwhelming.  If the scrapbooking industry imploded today and vanished from the face of the earth, I have an Emergency Scrapbook Supply that would sustain my scrapbooking needs until the end of time. People from miles around will be lining up at my house, pleading, “Just one tape runner refill, please!  I meant to stock up, but I never got the chance!”  I will be generous, of course;  I will need to be, since I have absolutely no emergency food or water or batteries.

It’s hard not to get down on myself at times like this.  I have spent a ton of money on scrapbooking supplies over the last ten years, and I really don’t have much to show for it.  I want to document my family’s life experiences and preserve the memories.  I know not everyone thinks this is a worthwhile pursuit, but it’s important to me.  However, spending money on supplies and wishing I scrapbooked instead of actually doing it isn’t accomplishing anything!  I need to buckle down and use what I have, instead of just acquiring more.

Five things I am grateful for today:

  1. We were decisive and acted on our to-do list.
  2. Everyone pitched in.
  3. We have made great progress on the craft room.
  4. We found a bass for Quinland!  A beautiful, sparkly blue one.
  5. We ate at one of my favorite Indian restaurants, Abhiruchi.
  • {Clutter} released: One set of Creative Memories Page Patterns went into the eBay pile, as well as three sets of ShortCuts, three Memory Lockers and some black Pocket Pages.
  • {Body Fat} released: Probably a wash; calories burned on stairs equal to calories of Chicken Tikka Masala ingested.

One thought on “Stairmasters of the universe

  1. I love the photo above; it inspires me to make a bucket list of my own. I was saddened to find out that the photographer, Chris Hertel, did not live long enough to see a cure for her cancer. I just wanted to honor her and express my thanks that she made this photo available to others online.


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