Wednesday, May 1, 2013

LOAD 513

I have been drooling over Lain Ehmann's classes for a long time, and I even picked up a few of the ones that went on sale for practically nothing over the holidays.  The one that I really wanted to try was Layout A Day.  Lain sends you prompts every day, and there is a flickr group where everybody shares their layouts.  Along the road there are give-aways, discussion board conversations, and all sorts of fun stuff.  But, until now, I haven't had a month that I felt like I could commit to that kind of a project.  Since I'm graduating this month and spending time thinking about what is next for me and our little family, I figure that it's a great time to do the LOAD challenge.  It gives me an opportunity to have something to drive me to write about what is going on in my head, which always helps me to crystallize a plan. 

The LOAD 5/13 challenge has a Clue theme, and it's all about finding and solving the little mysteries in your life.  Let's face it, is there really a bigger mystery in my life right now than what I'm going to be doing in 7 months?  I think not!  In general, I think I'm going to try to keep to pages about where we've been and where we're headed, but I thought I'd start the month out with something a little light-hearted (April was really heavy :-( let's just say that I'm  not ready to talk about it, but I survived...and I'm graduating).

The first prompt was about Mrs. White, so it made me think of how much I could use a servant right now (even if it's only for a couple of days).  No such luck.  I asked so many favors from friends and family over the last couple of months that I'm just glad that I didn't end up being someone else's servant...Yet. So here is my layout for day 1 of LOAD513.



Seriously, though, you know who you are, if you need anything call.  I wouldn't be graduating without you.