These women are not housewives, or homemakers. They are all professional women well ahead of the curve in their professions. They are Doctors, Dietitians, Social Service Managers, and Project Managers. They are holding down their jobs as well as being terrific moms. But this scrapbooking thing they do is just for them and they will spend hours and hours in this activity that my wife labels as "therapeutic". Now I'm not sure but I would guess that the American Medical Association doesn't have this listed as one of their "Therapeutic Activities". But I'm of the mind that if it makes my wife have that "wu sa" moment then I'm good with it. Even to the extent that I made a Starbucks run for their Carmel Macchiato's.
Caution, scrapbooking is not for the light of wallet. It will put a serious dent in your budget. Hardcore scrappers buy all the gear to go with the craft. There are bags, punches, stamps, cutters, albums, paper, and a bevy of other supplies. Before this gets to far on I think I need to have a terminology check, just so I don't lose you.
- Cricut: An electronic die cutting machine that uses software to cut out letters, shapes, and patterns.
- Crop: A gathering of scrapbookers to scrapbook and chat.
The Cricut is the Cadillac of items for scrappers because it can do hundreds of things. There are even those that do digital scrapbooking. Now if I was a scrapper, that would be how I would do it. Allow technology to aid me in my passion. With all that said, I realize I know way too much about scrapbooking. But you know how the old saying goes, "If mama ain't happy, nobody is". So I'm embracing my husbandism, and I will reap the benefit of a happy wife, and that my friends is worth its weight in gold.