Friday, March 23, 2007

Some me time.....

Today me and Lilly dropped of Aunt Lindsay who is visiting one of her friends in Boston. I then came home and did some packing and then decided that I needed to focus on my emotions. When I was a teenager, I struggled with depression as a result of losing my mom when I was 12. I know it's something that my family worries about, especially when something bad happens like when Lillian was born or like losing someone. But, I know that I've changed.....I've matured. I still get sad, and I still know how to have a good cry.....you know one of those cries where it's hard for you to breathe! I just think that I deal with my emotions differently now. I was just turning into a young girl when my mom passed away and I didn't know how to deal with it and I didn't understand why she died so young. I know that this weekend is going to be tough on me. My great-grandma was absolutely WONDERFUL and I am really going to miss her. But like I've told myself before, she's in a better place. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by those that we love for the brief time that we are here. My only hope is that someday we will all meet again.



So I did these lazy doodles a few days ago and decided to finish editing them today while I took a break. I think that scrapbooking is really a wonderful thing for your heart, for your soul and for the legacy you'd like to leave behind. So here are my little "not wanting to get out the watercolors and be lazy" doodles! Let me know what you think below!!

Lazy Doodles!

30 comments:

Mandy said...

Cute doodles - thanks! I totally agree with scrapping being good for the soul!

nancypinct said...

These are just so cute. I love all the words you wrote! It is a Very good thing to get your emotions out - my scrapbooking is like a meditaion my counselor says, so I never feel guilty doing it!!
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Thank you for this very nice gift of lazy doodles!

filhotedelua said...

scrap is great for our souls, take the pain away...

thank you for the freebie, and blessings for you...

shellshok said...

So sorry to hear of your Great-Grandma's passing. Its wonderful you have a creative outlet in which to let your emotions go. Thanks for the doodles & hope you dont keep your emotions bottled up.

ChloƩ said...

Ooooh, I love your doodles!!! TFS!!!

Myxi said...

Thanks for the Lazy Doodles Carrie.
Letting that emotion out is good.
I never ever got to meet my great grandmother, and saw very little of my grandmother, so cherish those times you had with them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the lazy doodles.

Molly Schneider said...

Carrie- my condolences. I too lost my mom early, I was seven, she was 32. I am now one year older than she was. (Stroke)

I highly recommend a book called "Motherless Daughters" by Hope Adelman. It may help you along this journey. She also now has a book called "Motherless Mothers", about the girls who lost their moms now having their own children.

meems said...

My condolences to you on the loss of your great-grandmother. That was a lovely layout you did.

thanks so much for the doodles.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much - these are great!!

BrigittevT said...

I love your doodles and your blog too. Shall visit you more often. Sorry to read about your great grandma, can understand your pain ...

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful!!!!! Thank you! : D Keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time.

*Kelly* said...

May your great grandma rest in peace. My condolences to you and your family. TFS the doodles.. they are adorable!

karen said...

thanks for the doodles. Try to take some time for yourself this weekend and relax (if you can!).

Scrapcat4914 said...

Thank you for the great doodles!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your great-grandma. Your layout was a great tribute to her. Thank you too for the doodles.

grambie said...

I really enjoyed reading all the wonderful doodles that you have composed for our enjoyment. I love your style & the name just cracks me up. You are something. Seriously, I know it is rough on your losing your Mother @ such a young age, but her love is your blanket of security that will always be there. (I lost my Mom after I was an adult, married with children, & it was terrible.) Continue your journaling & digi-scrapping because it is a healing process that's ever ongoing. So have fun this weekend & know that you have made many of your friends smile because of your so cute doodles. Thanks!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful memoory you have created. Sorry about your loss. Thank you for sharing with us.

Brianna said...

Super cute doodles & your previous blog brought tears to my eyes..did you plan on doing Easter doodles??

PSharp said...

So sorry to hear about your great grandma. The LO you did is wonderful. It's good to let your feelings out. Thank you for the great doodles.

Chris said...

Thank you so much for the doodles, I think they're great! I'm so sorry for your loss. The page you made is beautiful and it's a wonderful way to remember her.

Mormishmom said...
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Mormishmom said...

I love all your doodles! I know I keep telling you that, but I really do! Thanks for still doing the freebies! I'm so sorry for your loss and you're in my thoughts.

Rebecca said...

What a(nother) bunch of lovely doodles! Thanks! Yes, scrapping is very good therapy and I am looking forward to more layouts of your Great Grandmother as I'm sure they will now coming pouring out of you. I am so sorry you lost your Mother at such a young and tender age. My DH lost his Dad at 10 years old and I know it definitely impacted him and the effects reach out to him still to this day. I am so glad you had your Great Grandmother there for you and that she was able to meet and get to know Lillian too! All the best, Rebecca

Cheryl said...

so cute! Thank you

sassyaztec said...

ty!!

Brooke said...

I am truly sorry for your loss, it is always so much harder on those left here to deal with a loss. Sounds like you are dealing with it in a very healthy manner. hugs to you

Thanks for the cool doodles too

crosstown said...

Wonderful doodles. TFS

Kori said...

Wonderful doodles! Thank you so much!

Pillowgirl said...

These were total GOTTA HAVES. Thank you for sharing, what a great idea! I will use the heck outta these.