I have been feeling so good that I think I may have been over doing it a bit. Today I feel like I have taken a few steps back. I am not tolerating food well, which was one of my problems before surgery that we were hoping to resolve. So today I am back on just jello, hoping it will be okay and that maybe my system is still just trying to adjust. Yesterday I was up and around and trying to do my normal things, trying to eat normal things. It is hard to take it easy when you feel good. Yesteray may have been a bit too much. So today I am spending the day in the easy chair in the living room on the laptop trying to be still.
One thing I have been really wanting to do was to learn to use Photoshop Elements better. To do that, I bought the above book. I love the way it is set up. Everything is in individual lessons with photos and step-by-step instructions. . . just the way I like to learn. So that is what is on my agenda today, learning PSE 6 and laying low.
I have to show off these flowers! My mom and sister sent them to me, wasn't that so sweet? Thank you both, they are beautiful!
Look at the flower on the left, isn't it stunning?
So I am thrilled to say that I felt up to sitting up today and scrapping. I started working on the sample for my March class at For Keeps Sake (St Louis). It is a treasure box and book set for Mother's day. I am using the new Love Story line from Making Memories. Here is a sneak peek:
I should have it finished up tomorrow and will share more photos then.
for really good mail days. Ahhh, a fresh box of new BasicGrey on the porch is like having your birthday and Christmas all rolled into one. Just wait until you see what they have in store for all you scrappers!
Oh boy, I am a little behind on the gratitude thing.
Letsee. . . Friday, I was very grateful for the team of medical professionals at St E's who gave me such great care. They were kind, caring, and compassionate. The highlight of the day though was waking up. Even though I didn't want to think about risks to much, that one was in my mind a little. Oh, and I am grateful for Versed, which makes you forget everything that you don't want to think about or know that they are doing to you. The thought of my pasty nekkid self sprawled out on a table with a room full of people is pure horror to me, but thanks to the magic of Versed, I have no recall or memory or any of it, a beautiful thing indeed!
Saturday, Vicadin, hands down, my grateful thing. I am pretty sure I wouldn't have made it throught the day without it.
Sunday, today, I am grateful to be home and have my sweet hubby David pampering me. He isn't normally a great caregiver, but both yesterday and today he has really surprised me. He helped me change my socks yesterday. If you knew David, you would know that is huge as he is very anti-foot. But yesterday when I discovered that I couldn't bend over, he reached down and did my socks without even being asked. He slept on the couch last night too. He was afraid he would disturb me and wanted me to have all the room I needed. The couch downstairs would have probably been more comfortable, but instead, he curled up on the smaller one upstairs so he could be sure to hear me if I called. Today, as I am much more mobile, he has still taken good care of me, making me food and making sure I have me meds and water in. I am very blessed to have this man as my husband and his sweet care the last two days has reminded me of that many times over.
Tomorrow, I am scrapping! I will post a picture of something too as I am bored by all of these wordy posts. I want to make and share something so stay tuned for tomorrow!!
Hey all, I thought I would post really quickly that I am home. I got home about noon today and have still been sleeping quite a bit. Everything went well. Aside from being sore when I move and being a bit tired, I feel really good. I have been sleeping a ton so I probably won't be online much for a few more days.
Thanks for all of the emails and kind thoughts, I appreciate them so much!
Jammie days. You know the days, when you don't have to go anywhere, you don't have to comb your hair, you don't have to do anything but bum around all day in your jammies. Some days it is good to just do nothing.
Tomorrow I check in bright and early for the big surgery. Cross your fingers and say a little prayer for me. The stinking, no good for nothing gallbladder should be gone by 10 am cst. Do you think it will be too early to have a little Taco Bell tomorrow night?
I am trying to clean house a bit. I am seriously starting to become over run with some of my past samples. My studio is busting at the seams with them. The way it is, I am not really getting to enjoy them, so I am hoping to move them along to someone who will. I am starting to slowly go through them and list them on Etsy. If you would be interested in taking a peek at what I have to offer, you can find my shop here.
I have plans to offer some pieces there soon that I will be creating just for the shop, but for right now, it is mostly some samples from classes and trade shows, things that you may have seen before. The listings will be an ongoing process, so if you have a past favorite, keep checking back, it just might end up there.
every moment of every day. Life is far too short. I am reminded of that today through the words of a person who has bared her soul and shared her sorrow, loss, and grief. Her words remind me to not take a moment for granted and to cherish the great loves of our lives.
Oh boy, a week into the new year and I am already behind on the gratitude project. I have a good reason, the darn gallbladder. It has been ugly, very ugly. On the brightside, his days are numbered and then I will be free of him and his ugly ways. Funny how I think the old gb is a he.
Okay, so even though I didn't post here, I did make a mental note to be grateful. One of these days I will get my journal done (again blaming the gb for that one) and will actually put my daily gratitude ramblings there. Until then, I am sorry, but anyone who happens to stop by is subject to them.
So Monday, I was just so stinking sick. I don't know that there is too much to be grateful in that, but I thought about it and tried to see the silver lining. This will probably sound silly, but I am grateful for the weightloss I have managed to achieve through this mess. I have been battling some weight issues for, well, I guess my whole life, but the last year or so, I have been at an all time high. It has been depressing at times. As a vicious circle, it was brought on by health issues and has made other health issues worse. So anyway, I am down about 17 pounds now and am inspired by the lowering numbers to acutually work hard to keep the momentum going and keep up with the healthier eating I have been forced to adopt. I am grateful to be getting healthier despite being sick.
Now, for Tuesday (and yeah, since I am on night shift, even though it is now technically Wednesday, it is still Tuesday to me)- today, I was especially grateful for shelter in the storms, figuratively and literally. We had horrible storms last night. As I laid in bed listening to the rain literally pound the house, I was grateful for our home that stands strong and shelters us through the many storms that pass over.
Today I am grateful for the friendship and sisterhood that a shared hobby brings you. I had such a great time today with my class at FKS. As I was driving home I found myself thinking about how fun it was visiting with and meeting others who share the same passion as I do, who understand squealing with delight over cool new products and who, well, just "get" why paper and glue make me so happy.
So today, yes, I am grateful for my scrappy friends, both near and far. Thank you for sharing the love of all things scrappy and your friendship.