Monday, March 28, 2011

What was I thinking?

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A couple of years ago, before all my ambition deserted me, I took all of Ryan's newspaper clippings, certificates and ribbons from his running days and scrapbooked them.

Only one problem.  In my defense, at the time, I think it was the only scrapbook I could find.  Or I settled.  One or the other.  I scrapbooked all his manly running achievements into a lovely yellow flowery book....

Ahem.  Not sure what I was thinking.

I went trolling through Michael's the other day, hoping to find a non-flowery box the right size to store the papers in.  Just as I was about to give up, I spied this on the top shelf.

Score! And it was even on sale 50% off.  Even better.

Too bad I only guesstimated the size of box I needed.  I had to cut some of the papers quite close to the scrapbooked part, in some cases cutting parts off.  But I'd rather have them in a manly case partially cut down, than in a flowery book!

I also had room in the box for my Grandpa's cigar box full of his momentos.

I figure it's a good place to store his stuff until I make a shadow box for them.



  1. At the first signs of trolling, I'm pretty sure your ambition is BACK. And that's the meatiest suitcase I've ever seen.

  2. Afterwards, I was like, you know if I was just going to use a 'suitcase' I'm sure I could have found a cheap one at the thrift store! Ah well, this one doesn't have any funky smells at least!!

    I wish my ambition was back. I think the only way it going to return is if someone takes away my internet and computer and Blackberry....hehehe


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