How many scrapbookers are out there? I am a relatively new scrapbooker (3 years), but I'm definitely hooked! I spent ALL weekend scrapbooking at our clubhouse. I hosted an event for the weekend for our neighborhood, and we had about 9 women work on the scrapbooks, as well as a rep from one of the home based scrappin' suppliers. Between Friday and Sunday, I spent over 20 hours scrapbooking, 7 hours trying to get a prescription filled for my niece, 13 hours sleeping, and an hour and a half cleaning up and lugging my stuff around.
I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to...but I did complete all the pages from our trip to Disneyland last year. Now I just have to do our trip to Ireland (from a YEAR ago) and catch up on my Buddies scrapbook...which is actually a HUGE amount of work. My goal is just to find a way to work on it before another year passes.
So, after the crazy scrapbooking weekend, I've had a crazy week at work. I'm teaching another continuous improvement event, and yesterday and today we started work at 3:00am. I chose the time so that we could work with both our 3rd and 1st shift production teams, and it's working out well -- we get done by noon each day. But, it is so hard to get up at 2:00 AM!! Yesterday I came home and crashed, but I did manage to get up and go to the gym. This morning, it was easier to get up and I felt more awake when I got home, but I crashed about 4:00 PM, and now I'm sitting in my sweats on the couch procrastinating working on the presentation for my team tomorrow.
But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel -- tomorrow is my Friday because we have Good Friday off. My plan is to go to the gym after work tomorrow, then come home and get ready for the Maundy Thursday service at church.
Maundy Thursday (as described by Wikipedia) is the feast or holy day on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is followed by Good Friday. On this day four events are commemorated: the washing of the Disciples' feet by Jesus Christ, the institution of the Mystery of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Christ by Judas.
My church back home has a Tenebrae service on Maundy Thursday. A Tenebrae (latin for Shadows) service is held to represent Jesus' death. Lighting is gradually reduced throughout the service, starting out fully lit (often including candles), and as the service progresses with the singing of songs and reading of scripture, lights are extinguished, and eventually ending in total darkness.
It's a very moving and emotional service, and it allows a lot of time to examine your own life and think about the life of Jesus. I look forward to it every year. On Good Friday, my plan is to clean up around the house, hit the gym, and maybe even do a little scrapbooking.
Have a great Easter weekend!