Monday, January 16, 2012

Scrapbooks

Migraine all Sunday and the lingering effects still present today. I know I get off pretty lightly with migraine symptoms compared to some poor people. However, the pain and nausea pretty much made the day a write-off. No reading, computer, TV, sewing, gardening (sun too bright, and I was so looking forward to a sunny day). Tried to sleep, wore sunglasses around the house, nibbled on almonds to ease the nausea. A really fun day!
In the morning, before it really took hold, I entertained myself by browsing through my old scrapbooks. Back in my early twenties, I bought a lot of magazines.Rather than keep them all, I would cut out all the pictures and articles I liked and stick them in scrapbooks. I still do this now, but as we have very few magazines in the house ( C has a subscription to "Delicious" and Z has one for "Frankie")  it takes about 5 years to fill one up.
It's fascinating to look back at these as they are a fairly accurate record of my interests over the years. Royalty, actors, movies, fashion, home design, gardens. There's a wedding dress phase, a baby phase and a home decorating phase. Interestingly, the same faces appear prominently over the thirty year span these scrapbooks cover.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Your scrapbooks look super impressive.
You have all my sympathies on the migraine front. And I hate the hangover feeling which can last for a couple of days afterwards. I hope yours leaves you completely soon.

Manderley said...

Thanks for your concern. Much better today!

shadygrey said...

I love your scrapbooks. Sort of like Pinterest for pre-internet times. But better.