Happy Thanksgiving to my friends who are on the other side of the world... who are celebrating Thanksgiving with their family and friends. Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in New Zealand (nor in my home country - Malaysia)... I still am thankful for everything I have in my life. A Pea on 2Peas posted this thread the other day... 'Thankful For....' I posted on her thread the things that I am thankful for:
  1. Having enough of everything in my life
  2. My family
  3. My friends
  4. My boyfriend
  5. My PEA friends
  6. The chance to go home and spend Christmas with my family this year
  7. The rediscovery of scrapping through 2Peas and the improvement in my scrapping skills/techniques
I signed up for the Secret Gobbler swap on 2Peas... I've had the best fun ever and made really really great friends through it too! A huge thank you to Jamie who's organised the swap. My turkey spoiled me big time and sent me a huge load of goodies!! :D

I still don't quite know who she is... although I thought she gave away her identity, but she told me that she's played this game a lot of times before and she may not be who she seems to be. :D So there'll be a reveal party on the Secret Pal Chatter board tomorrow. We get to find out who our turkeys are and reveal who we were turkeys to.

I'll be going to yumcha with a few friends tomorrow before the reveal party. Initially I wanted to tell them that I
couldn't do tomorrow and if we could make it next week instead. LOL! But I think they will think I'm crazy and pathetic to put real life on hold for a cyber friends get together!! Trish said only a Pea would understand! LOL! I'm sure she's right!

I got to finish work early today and I met up with Lisa and went for a little window shopping. I bought a new pair of shoes! My most comfy (and fave) pair of shoes are falling apart *sob* and it's hard to find a pair of shoes that is totally comfy that I can walk comfortably in and wear to work. What do you think?? :D

At the moment... I'm trying to wrap up my Secret Santa pressies and finish a layout. My friends just texted me and asked me to go out for coffee. I told them that I'm in the middle of something... didn't really tell them that I was scrapping. But I think they knew anyway. They didn't even try to persuade me to go with them this time. All they said was.. ok.. next time then. Made me a little sad...'cos usually they would try to coax me into going out. Maybe they're sick of me talking about my scrapping all the time and all or tired of me telling them that I'm in the middle of working on a layout. It's really hard 'cos I don't have close friends who scrap or can understand my scrapping. It frustrates me sometimes 'cos I don't want to be annoying and talk about something others can't understand. Yet when I get excited about my latest layout.. or a DT call.. or a contest.. it's hard to contain that excitement. Sometimes I feel really guilty too.. that I opt to stay home and scrap rather than go out and hang out with my friends. But if there's a deadline... a girl's gotta do what she's gotta do....

So here I am blogging and rambling... I just need to get it all out of me. If you've made it this far.. thanks for stopping by. :D

Have a great weekend!
6 Responses
  1. Lynn Anne Says:

    Mmm..sorry you felt snubbed by your friends - possible they were just being respectful of all you had to do - esp if their 'coaxing' never actually works? KWYM about feeling excited about scrappy things that non-scrappers (and even more casual scrappers) just don't get. Happy (day after) Thanksgiving!

  2. Di Hickman Says:

    I can understand about having no local friends that scrap! None of mine do. And its a big part of my life that I can't share. They don't understand the excitement of DT calls, pub calls or competitions either.
    Looks like you got a good scrap bounty! have a great weekend!

  3. hey!
    hope you're well!
    merci for all your messages!!!


    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}

  4. scrapgeek Says:

    NEVER miss yum char for anything Michelle :)
    You sounds so mega busy - but remember you have to have a life to scrap!!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    that secret gobbler swap looks good. i guess it is a bit hard to balance your time between everything with scrapping...lol. good luck with the contest/dt call

  6. ~currant7 Says:

    Totally know what you mean...that's what I go through too with regards to over-excitement on a call or contest. :)
    I guess people just know when it's really important...don't worry about it too much but do balance scrapping and friends. :)
    Shoes look quite comfy to me. Nice!