Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lunch With The Scrappers

I had lunch yesterday with a group of scrapbookers:

Here we are, all set up in one of the library meeting rooms. As many of you know, scrapbooking supplies multiply like Tribbles. So, room to spread out at a crop is essential.

Laurie Johnston, who has been hosting the crop for several years and inviting me forever to come to the crop, is in the black t-shirt on the left, and her daughter Kamila is on the right.

They both wore these cool t-shirts - "Scrappers are acid free." Does anyone still want to have a cool HWHL t-shirt? I'd pay for one!!

Everyone brings snacks, that while tasty, are not the healthiest or lowfat. There was a lovely selection of chocolate cheesecake slices, which I resisted after I checked the calories on each slice.

Here I am, all spread out with tons of stuff. This is only about 1/10 of what I own, seriously. It's sad.

Here is what I ate for lunch - I brought carrot sticks as backup, as well as my digital scales and 1-cup incremental measuring cup. Kind of anal, I know, but I hate guessing on calories. I picked grapes and healthy crackers from the snack table, and I splurged (not pictured) on a piece of the coconut nut bread. And of course, I had my trusty 24oz. pink water bottle.

I had so much fun at the crop. In fact, a little too much fun, because I talked, gabbed, surfed the internet looking for stuff for my project (digital cutting files for my electronic Pazzles die-cutting machine), so I basically got nothing done. So, sorry, I have no pictures of projects to post. I'm going to try and work on something the next few days that I can post for you guys. Also, Laurie told me about their yearly Scrappin' It Pink breast cancer fundraiser crop that they host once a year, where they donate part of the entrance fee to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This year it's on Saturday, Sept. 25th, and goes from 10am to 10pm at the college. There are door prizes, scrapping challenges and make-n-takes, and it's a catered lunch and dinner by the college. I think I'll have to make that a "free day" for my calorie points. I'm really looking forward to it, now I just have to figure out what to do with my kids! I need a serious plan for that.

It just goes to show that there can be good surprises around every corner. I was really bummed about not being able to go to Salt Lake, but I found something good, maybe even better in the long run, by staying here in Rock Springs. Laurie has been encouraging me to come for several years, and I always kind of blocked it out, sometimes intending to go but always forgetting. I made a serious commitment to go this time, and I think it will be a great blessing. I got to meet some new people, and I rekindled my enthusiasm for scrapbooking.

P.S. I took these pics with my little point-and-shoot because my digital SLR is in the shop getting the lense fixed after I was stupid enough to take it to the pool, and then wade out in the water with it. I hate point-and-shoots, I really, really do. The lag-time between pushing the button and when the camera actually takes the picture, the lack of control over settings, etc. I miss my camera!


  1. Good job resisting all those treats. That must've been hard! Your lunch on the go is one of my kid's favorites plus a bit o' cheese.

  2. I second that, good job eating well! There is no way I would have passed up cheesecake....

    I'm not into scrapbooking, I like quilting better. In fact, I think scrapbooking has replaced quilting bees. Oh well, I barely have time to go to my once-a-quarter activities at church. Glad you had such a good time!

  3. This looks like so much fun!!! Glad you had a great time and stayed healthy!

  4. Looks like a great time was had by all.