Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunny Days

What, a Walk without the Cane!?

The last couple of days I've felt a bit better. Went for a walk yesterday without my cane! It was a gorgeous day. Ken and I walked side by side and admired the new neighborhood and saw kids having fun. It's going to be crazy when school is out!  Wouldn't it be nice to be care free like that again. 

Got to church this morning too. As soon as I got into the car after church tears rolled down my eyes as my body gave out on me. My gait was messed up when we got home and Ken had to carry me up the stairs. Thank goodness for Ken! Whether it's church, the mall, a doctor's visit it doesn't matter...I break down when I get home. It's still worth getting out I think. Really learned a lot at church today! 

I'm off treatment for a little bit just to catch my breath. The intense detoxing was getting to me. In addition to getting out of the house I've been doing some creating with my extra energy. I've been making some cards. Slowwwwly :) 

Pals Paper Arts:

I'm starting to love doing card challenges. 
I made this card inspired by the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! 

I'm not a Stampin' up demonstrator and don't describe every product I use on a card.
However, my favorite elements of this card are: International Bizarre DP, Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday Stamp, and Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Splatters to back up the sentiment.
This card will be for sale in our Etsy shop soon! 

Am I Hurting Right now?

You betcha! But here's the thing. There's hope! Take advantage of the less painful days and find a creative outlet or intellectual activity that you can handle. It really helps.

If you're interested in Stampin' up products let me know. It's super fun and I know a demonstrator-my mom! We'd love to have parties in our new craft room one day. 

Soak up the sun if you're in the south! And enjoy the few days, hours, moments of some relief. Hang on to them and use them for good!  



  1. This is such a bright and pretty card, and creating it certainly helps your mental state when you're experiencing trials and tribulations. It works for me, too. I feel your pain and know that I am wishing you well. hugs. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Cindy! Stamping is so therapeutic. Hope to keep doing the challenges at PPA's!

  3. Stunning.....your work is amazing and I love the details....the embossing....the rounded corners! A true work of art from your heart!!! I have a dear friend that too has had chronic Lyme's for over the past 10 years! I am so happy that you find joy in your card have such talent! Great job!

  4. I just love the updates concerning your health. Helps me know how to pray. Helps me count my blessings when I'm having a pity party. Helps me to be encouraged as I read about your activity, your card business and your AWESOME husband! And of course, your wonderful attitude & perseverance helps me praise our POWERFUL, LOVING God!!! Love, Terri

  5. Thank you, Susan and Terri! Your comments inspire me to keep going and to find joy in the small stamping and blogging. Love to you both!