Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016

Good Morning!!
No pictures of cards today. I promise! But what a great day!
Mom and Dad are coming for lunch, YAY! I really mean it too. Mom is my best friend. We kibitz together, we laugh, we cry, we scheme.  But mostly, we love each other, unconditionally. Dad is just the greatest. Loves playing devils advocate, has a great sense of humor and is possibly as sensitive as Steven is. He also loves me and isn't afraid to be my dad. When i need a talking to, he doles it out, in the most loving way..I also know to listen when he has something to say, because he doesn't advise unless he really feels the need to, or I ask him to. So needless to say.. I am excited about them coming.
I put on different clothes today, that I haven worn in a long long time, and, the are actually big on me. YAY. I've lost 70 lbs in a year. Not trying ..just happened.  I followed Stevens plan, and use a salad plate as a dinner plate..and there you have it. The mind is a powerful thing.. So that makes me very happy. he he watch out Steven, I'm feeling sexy again. Might even try to fit into my full corset.
A good friend, and adopted daughter, Lauren, is selling Younique Cosmetics. She's a great gal with a beautiful baby girl. She is also my daughters best friend. Check out her Facebook page and get some of her products.
Getting older and being on so many medications, my eyelashes really suffered. The mascara she has gave me a whole new youthful look to my lashes..I highly recommend their products.
Well thats about it for now.  Love all you guys for visiting my blog.Thanks so much. Maybe I will post some family pics later.
Leave a comment.. xoxo

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Some cards

These are some of the cards I have created. Besides it being a very hard day today I didn't get much done. I hope you like my creations.please feel free to leave a comment

when you see two cards on the same row, its the outsed and inside of the card.
Most cards that onlynshow the outside are blank in the inside.

Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016

Hello. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine.. I have a feeling this is going to be a long one!!!

Things are a little crazy around here. I actually cleaned yesterday and made it so my work-space is neat and manageable. Sonny helped with the heavier things..Speaking of Sonny, he cooked dinner last night, on his own with a little direction from me. He made baked ziti, and it was great!
Kudos to our boy, he is growing up..
So to continue about yesterday, I know i mentioned I am in therapy. This guy is great. His name is Mike (Moshe) Raskind. He really is the most kindest and caring and knowledgeable therapist I have ever known or had the experience of doing therapy with. He wrote a book..yes he has published work out there. I just purchased the book and will let you know how it is.. oh..the name of the book?

Michael Raskind graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1983 with a specialty in Child and Family Services. Mr. Raskind has worked in a variety of venues including Crisis Intervention; Family and Children's Counseling, Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. He had been a professor for the State University of New York and has been if Private Practice for over 20 years.INSPIRATION The manual was inspired by two decades of work with parents who were looking for a simplified way to raise their family without having to read several books and pay for hours of parenting classes or therapy (when it is not necessary). Since every parent wishes that they had an owners manual for their children; I felt that it should be written!Though there is tons of information that could have been included in the manual; the focus was to create a hands on, to the point resource. Individualized consultation is available. Michael Raskind LCSW

How great is that? You can get it on amazon. This guy is for real..really. check that book out,I Promise you cant go wrong. I know I am going to buy a few for Christmas presents.

I haven't made any new cards yesterday. While cleaning i was coming up with some new ideas. I did some journal drawing where I defined my back pain with a drawing. It was interesting to do. 

Today, I am not too sure of what I am doing. Steven is at work , in the office instead of working from home. BUMMER. 
I've got groceries being delivered between 3 and 5. I've got my kindle, some books I am reading. Who knows what and where today. 
Have a great day and enjoy life my friends. 

As always..thanks for stopping by.

January 27,2016

Here we are, another day full of mini adventures.
I did manage to cretae a few cards, I guess I'm on a roll now.
I was able to clean a bit yesterday which felt really good to do.
Pain level is still quite high and I find it hard to focus at times.
Can't wait til tomorrow, I have pain management in therapy. I hope I can find something that helps more than the meds I am on.

so here are the cards...

plain note card

please leave a comment [let me know what you think;

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

JANUARY 26TH, 2016

Had a fit full night sleep. So much going through my mind. Organizing my craft supplies, making cards, etc. During the night i had Earth Cam running on my tablet and kept watching this cute giraffe eating and moving around.They really have a nice assortment of free webcams from around the world. Here is the link in case you want to check it out:
Besides having an off night, i woke up with a lot of pain. It's just so coollllld.
Im jumping right into card making this morning.I need to finish up some cards that I started and have some ideas for new ones. I know before long, I will get tired again and will need to nap. I have Sonny home with a terrible cold and fever. It's that time of year. I will try to post pictures through out the day or maybe all at once tonight.
Here's to you having a great day!

Here are two cards created by me:

 the front and the inside of card one.

This is a valentines card outside and inside. I really need to learn how to take better pics.. but you get the idea!
Leave a comment, let me know what you think..thanks!

Monday, January 25, 2016

January 25,2016 A new Year and New Beginnings

This is the start of a New Year.. Yes I am a few weeks behind! So much has happened since I last posted! I spent a lot of time crocheting until the beginning of December. Then had to get ready for Mandi and the kids coming to visit on the day after Christmas until New Years eve. I have to say their visit was exceptionally fun and adventurous.
I started back on therapy, dealing with my pain and other personal issues. My therapist is a wonderful man. Kind, caring and knows what he is doing.
I've started  paper-crafting again. Making postcards, cards etc. Trying to get my card list ready for the year with appropriate cards for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Steven moved the printer so its easily accessible and i got the Sizzix E clips out of hiding and am having a blast using it. I will certainly post pictures of my creations.

This past weekend was the Blizzard of 2016. According to records we got a whopping 18 inches; Wow. It really didn't affect us in any negative way. We had heat, food and the generator in case of power outages. Nothing happened though; Just snow. Of course that front created a lot of pain for me personally on a physical level. But I survived it. Sonny has a bad cold..but schools are closed today, so he gets a break.

Here's to all of you, may you all have a year filled with love, good health and prosperity and I thank you for taking the time to read this!

this is our pictur fro Mandi's visit here with4 of my 6 grand children.