Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm here.

Gee, how nice that is to say....I have had a busy week or so...I ended up spending 10 days in the hospital--10 LONG days. Without going into much detail here, just know that I am much better and am on the road to a great recovery. Thanks be to Jesus and his undying mercy for me. Am I getting all 'religious' because of my experience? No...I know He's there, just sometimes it takes something like this to make you realize, ya know? That everyday is NOT a guarantee, that WE aren't in control at all. Sure makes one do lots of pondering...that's all.

I must say that my hospital stay wasn't all too bad for a hospital stay I guess. Everyone was super nice and helpful - this was my first time in aside from the 24 hours when I had AJ. The food wasn't even THAT I must say though, there is no place like home. The comfort of your own bed, your own stuff, just the things that make it HOME.

I've been home for 2 days now just taking it easy. I actually worked in my scraproom today. I was asked to join a Critique Group on another site and the first challenge was to re-do your first layout. I pulled it out and thought, "ya know, it's not THAT bad" Yeah already in denial. The first LO was of our first date. Well it wasn't like our first date EVER, but the first one as a couple and we got all dressed up, etc - not just a trip to I had a hard time getting into it, I guess I just saw it as DONE. But I worked it out today and yes, it looks MUCH better.
Yeah, that' s a black CM page (when they were like brand new) Check out that master cutting with the deckle scissors. I really thought I was cutting edge putting those tix on there even the y weren't pictures. (hiding my head...)
I used a MME Bohemia kit I had been holding on to for about a year, Fancy Pants Chipboard, a flocked heart brad from HL, and some cute old Imagination Project rubons. It's amazing what you can find in your stash if you really I tucked the 2nd pic, the tix and the fortune from dinner up under the mat. BTW, the fortune says STOP SEARCHING FOREVER. HAPPINESS IS JUST NEXT TO YOU. pretty cool, huh?

Welp, it's been nice checking in. I should be around more now and hopefully be kickin the layouts since that is all I have to do this week. ;)



Megan A. said...

I am so glad that you are back! and yes your first page really isnt that bad, but it does look better re-done. nice job!

Colleen said...

Wonderful to hear you're home safe and sound! Keep taking card of yourself and can't wait to see more layouts! Love the redo!

Tanya said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am to see you here.
I have been so worried about you wondering if you were okay.
What a relief to read here and see how bubbly and positive you are.
I love the LO re-do. Magnificent job.
Can't wait to see more of you wonderful work.
I love you bunches and I am so happy that you are doing good!!

Marie said...

Soooo glad you are ok and back!!!! Love the redo! It wasnt that bad for ur first my dear! I agree.

ScrappingMomof3 said...

I am SO GLAD that you are doing better and are home! PLEASE call me if you need anything. And no, your first page wasn't bad at all! ~april