Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Once Upon A Sketch - March 2014

Once Upon A Sketch has posed an interesting inspiration this month also; You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough.
I am acknowledged as a bit of a perfectionist and I will also acknowledge I have lived most of my life trying to do the right thing by everyone; I was recently told I have high expectations of myself and do not handle criticism well. I am not sure that is a bad thing!
Don't get me wrong; I am no saint! I do struggle with many aspects of living my life well, the least of these an addiction to chocolate and Coca-Cola and very little patience with a difficult mother. I am also not great when it comes to community service and tend to leave that side of things to my husband so there is definitely room for improvement.
I would not suggest for even a moment that I am a great wife and mum either but I do everything I can to support my husband and children; we are soon to celebrate 36 years of marriage and our four beautiful boys are successful young men with wives and families of their own so I must have done something right. This photo is of my wonderful husband with our youngest grandson; I am so thankful for this life! The journaling is on the back.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes


  1. Love your take on the sketch Susan...and your story aswell. So good to have 4 sons and a very handsome man :). Chocolate and cola, LOVE it! Thanks for playing along at OUAS.

  2. This is a lovely layout and that photo is so special.. none of us are saints, we all live as well as we can I would think.. I enjoy reading your honest posts!! I hope your week is going well!!xxlizzy

  3. Awww, this is such a great photo & you've obviously thought a LOT about the journaling for the challenge! Love how you've interpreted our OUAS sketch!!! And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

  4. I think for the most part we are all pretty hard on ourselves... I think having raised four well adjusted successful young men is no mean feat and I think if chocolate and coca cola are your only addictions you are doing pretty well. I have also been married for 37 years and that in itself counts for something :) I love your layout and I love the raw honesty of your journalling and I think you can be very proud of the life you have lived so far. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Love your blog :D

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your story, I recognise many women in what you wrote. Your work, as always, speaks to the heart... Thank you for joining OUAS challenge !

  6. I love the layering in this picture and I'm so glad you finished it off.
    You are too hard on yourself!!
    Your fantastic in so many ways.

  7. Simply gorgeous!
    This photo is very herat wariming!
    Thank you for playing along at OUAS♥