The Pacific Northwest is supposed to have an epic heatwave this week. By “epic” I mean around 100°F. This may not sound like a lot, but it’s the Pacific Northwest and no one has air conditioning and we’re accustomed to cold drizzle, and if on top of all of this you are almost 100% viking (okay, so there’s a fair bit of neanderthal in there according to 23andMe) and enveloped in a generous layer of insulation, 100 degrees pretty much means you’re going to die.
At least our basement is slightly cooler…and it just happens to be where all my scrapbook stuff lives. So this week I will hopefully be crafting up a storm (as long as the baby deems it a worthy endeavor – she is crawling now so she might not be interested in her little play space down there anymore), working to catch up on two albums – my vacation album:
…and Lily’s baby album:
I spent a bunch of time today typing journaling (memories from vacations of yore + Lily’s monthly updates) and gathering photos. So bring it on, heatwave. I have ice cubes and a really fulfilling indoor hobby to sustain me.
In other scrapbook news, I am one of the Guest Storytellers for this month’s Story Kit: Lost & Found! It will go live in the classroom tomorrow, August 1.