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Friday, December 20, 2013

20th.December.

First I want to thank all of you, who´s taken the time to stop and read here and not least who´s left all the sweet comments here for me. I really enjoy to read them all, and they means a lot to me.
Først af alt, vil jeg gerne takke alle jer, der har taget jer tid her i den travle tid til at stoppe og læse her og ikke mindst dem der har lagt alle de supersøde kommentarer. De betyder bare en masse for mig og jeg nyder virkelig at læse hver og en.
 I haven´t had a lot of time left today, as I first went to get the last batch of christmascards mailed, and next we went to get the last christmasgifts bought too, and finally the last bit of groceries, so now I´m thanks god all done with these things, but it also means, I haven´t got much crafty done today, so I haven´t got a lot to share here yet. But then I just found a really fun article, that I had found online a while ago, and I thought maybe it would be great to bring you a really good laugh here tonight, so I hope, you´ll find it as funny as I did, when I first read it, but here it comes:
Jeg har ikke haft meget tid i overskud idag, da jeg først tog ind til bye for at få sendt det sidste batch af julekort her, så de kan nå frem også før næste år LOL. Så tog vi ud for at få købt de sidste få gaver, der anglede og dernæst endelig ud for at få handlet de sidste madvarer, så det alt sammen er overstået nu, men det betyder altså også, at jeg ikke rigtig har noget hobbyrelateret at dele med jer her idag. Men så kom jeg lige i tanke om en virkelig hyle skæg artikkel, som jeg fandt online for en tid siden, som jeg gemte, og så tænkte jeg, at det kunnejo være, at I alle trængte til et rigtig godt grin også her midt i travlheden. Jeg håber, at I vil finde det lige så sjov, som jeg gjorde, men læs nu selv. Desværre er den kun på engelsk, og jeg har altså ikke haft energi til at sætte mig ned og oversætte det hele, men jeg håber I forstår den alle sammen, ellers spørger I bare, så skal jeg forklare okay, men her kommer den:

Mike Pound: Scrapbooking takes over homes, lives, vacations

JOPLIN, Mo. — About a year ago my wife decided to get into scrapbooking.

Evidently, scrapbooking is big right now. When my wife started, she was working with a lot of other women who were also putting into books things most people would throw away. That’s what scrapbooking is to me, by the way. It’s taking stuff that you should throw away and gluing it into a book that, years later, you will throw away.

My wife tells me that I don’t understand the purpose of scrapbooks.

“They’re to preserve our memories and tell the story of our lives,” she said.

“I’ve seen most of the story of our lives, and so far I’m not impressed,” I said.

My wife told me that making scrapbooks will be a way for her to get rid of the piles of things around our house that she should have thrown away but hasn’t because they tell the story of our lives.

“Before long, all of those things will be in scrapbooks,” my wife said.

“No, they won’t,” I said.

So, a year after getting bit by the scrapbook bug, my wife has produced three or four scrapbooks and created 25 additional piles that she says “have to stay where they are because I’m going to put them in a scrapbook.”

After our March vacation to St. Augustine, Fla., my wife produced two nice scrapbooks about the trip. To create the scrapbooks, my wife found it necessary to take 2,348,873 pictures.

“I want to be able to document the trip,” she would say as she was taking a picture of me coming out of the airport bathroom.

Most of the pictures my wife took are of our 15-year-old daughter Emma and me holding our hands in front of our faces and telling her to stop taking our picture.

It got so bad that Emma and I started referring to my wife as “paparazzi” and eventually got a court order requiring her stay at least 100 yards from us.

We are taking another vacation in the summer, and my wife has already started working on the scrapbook.

“You realize that we haven’t taken that trip yet?” I asked.

“I’m just getting the pages ready so when we get back I just have to drop the pictures in,” my wife said.

Because she asked for it, for my wife’s birthday I got her a scrapbooking machine called a cricket, or a ladybug, or a flea. I’m really not sure what the machine is called, but I remember it was some sort of insect. What I remember most about the scrapbooking machine is that it was expensive.

“Will it take the trip for us so we can stay home?” I asked my wife.

My wife told me to be quiet.

She used the expensive scrapbooking machine to create all sorts of cute vacation-related clip art to stick on the pages of the scrapbook.

One day last week I took a glance at the scrapbook and noticed that my wife had it organized into days and that on the first day she had us walking through the city where we will be staying. The next page had us touring a museum in the same city.

“What if we don’t do those things on that day?” I asked.

“We have to,” my wife said.

“What if we decide to relax around the pool, go to a park or go shopping instead?” I asked.

“We can’t,” my wife said.

According to my wife, we have to do exactly what the scrapbook says we should and we have to do it exactly when it says we should.

“You realize that’s insane,” I said to my wife.

“I don’t care,” my wife said.

Based on that, Emma and I have decided that on this trip we are going to ask that my wife stay 200 yards away from us.

As long as the scrapbook says that’s OK.
Ha ha ha ha I hope, you liked it and got a good laugh from this, I know I did ha ha ha.                           Have a wonderful day everyone and loads of great fun.
Ha ha ha ha Jeg håber, I kunne lí den og fik et godt grin af den. Det ved jeg , at jeg helt sikkert gjorde.          Há en pragtfuld dag allesammen og hyg jer sammen med dem omkring jer okay.
Until we meet again dear friends / Indtil vi ses igen venner                                                                              Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiig warm hugs / Knuuuuuzer                                                                                                              Maryann

11 comments:

calmlund said...

Den var lidt sød :)
Men forstår godt manden for det er jo ikke sådan at scrapbooking skal være :)

Annette / aka said...

Se det var en sød og sand historie.
Jeg vil ikke vise min mand den, for han vil ikke kunne se det sjove i den - for sådan er en scrap-mands liv jo. Vil han sige....

haha.
God aften til dig.

Heidi Elkjaer said...

Hi hi, ja den er jo nok ikke langt fra sandheden :)
Knus og glædelig jul

Astrid Maclean said...

It certainly is funny (even though probably a bit exaggerated...) It could just about have been written by my husband.

You certainly are very organised for Christmas, I wish I could say the same. I still have 2 presents to get, all the wrapping to do and most of the food shopping.....

Karina Beck said...

;) :)
God jul til dig og familien.

Bodil said...

Hei Maryann
Frosted Film er en plastfilm fra Tim Holtz/Ranger som er selvklebende. Den har jeg limt på et stykke tykk plast, stanset ut og farget med Archival ink. Det blir en nydelig effekt.

Tusen takk for alle koselige kommentarer og besøk i bloggen min.
Ønsker deg og dine en riktig God Jul.
klem :)

Bodil said...

Glemte å legge ved en link, her kan du se hvordan og hva som er brukt http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-december/

Linda said...

Ha ha ja den var god...jeg står og griner samtidig med jeg læser og min mand siger arrigt" hvad griner du af"
Og jeg siger:" læser lige en mands beretning om scrapbooking;-)"
God aften

Lisa Rasmussen said...

Ja, hvis man ikke er scrapper så forstår man jo ikke alle de tossede ideer vi har og finder på, men hende her er måske lige i overkanten ;O)))

Mio said...

Sød historie : ) men måske er det blvet liiidt for meget scrapbooking fnisssss.

lam said...

tak for grinet