Saturday, September 29, 2012

Still Standing @58

When I asked Bob what he wanted me to title a layout documenting his birthday, he said "Still Standing". It's been one of those weeks for both of us. The newspaper business has never been good for schedules and in these days of declining print journalism and Big 12 football taking one of the three photographers away from the routine assignments, Bob's schedule isn't a good one. On his birthday (Thursday) he worked 4-830 pm and on his day off (Friday) he worked 630pm-930pm. We celebrated late Thursday with birthday pie.

The picture is from Valley Falls State Park near our home taken last month. The song is one from Elton John combining some lyrics from a more recent version: "They say with age comes wisdom and the white flag, I can't give them. I'm still standing after all this time. Looking like a true survivor."

This layout is modeled after Nicole Martel's "Fall" layout.

In addition to Bob's daily assignments and spot news, he puts together picture pages which, when space permits, are run full page.  Here are 2 that ran this week:
The layout on the left was made last Friday (on Bob's "day off") when he was asked to cover one of 3 high school football games in the area.  It poured down the rain but he didn't just get player shots, he got fan shots!

This is me (and fellow dietitian Leah) on our "day off" representing the hospital at the Morgantown farmer's market.  We had samples of apple crisp, made by the bakers at our Healthy Cafe with WVU apples, flaxmeal and oatmeal, sharing a table with the heart institute nurses who conducted blood pressure screenings.  I had lots of fun with Leah. This upcoming Friday I will spend 11 hours at the Health Fair.

My crafting time was cut short this week spending long days at work training a late lead who will close our kitchen at the end of the shift.  I took my laptop to work and put together the Healthy Cafe quarterly newsletter (Issue # 52):

So I guess you could say I was able to create but I was was so happy to find time today to scrapbook!  Enjoy the weekend!


Nicole said...

Thanks for lifting me! It's nice to know that I inspire others! great layout!


The title is befitting :) The picture is a stunner and you scrapped the page fabulously, Cindy!
Happy Birthday to Bob!

Heather McMahon said...

Wow - you are always so busy! Love your lo of your hubby. What a fitting qupte!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is awesome - love the ricrac with the spot like that! Great design!! Love the big photo too!

Connie said...

Love the design of your layout and Bob's pages, especially the covered bridges. Thanks for a few glimpses of WV - I always get homesick this time of year.

Charlotte Brochu said...

Very lovely layout! I really like the big photo idea!

Debbie said...

Love the picture in your layout and the title is perfect! As busy as you both are, don't forget to take some time and stop and smell the roses! Life's too short!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow!! I'm glad you found time to scrap, too!! This is gorgeous, and such a fitting title. Love that cluster you put together!! Looks like you had a lovely time at the farmer's market as well!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Fern said...

WOW Cindy, you are a busy girl!! Love the layout of Bob... like his title.. Sometimes I think we all feel like that... So sorry you both are having to put in such long hours!!! Hugs!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Busy, busy! But it is a blessing to be healthy and able to DO all of the things you do :)
Love flax. I usually grind it up and put it in baked things and several times a week I just mix it into orange juice and drink it down!