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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Monday, December 03, 2007

And the snowball keeps getting bigger .......

Pretty flowers to make me feel better ! From DD and family and the dear Neighbor and her husband !
And the snowball keeps getting bigger ....................That is how it feels around here lately ! Not only has winter hit with a vengence and forgot how to stop dropping that darn white stuff out of the sky , it has turned cold and blustery which makes it even worse ! So our -15 C feels more like -25 C !!! Just darned nasty ! Pretty and white on the ground but the sky has been grey for so many days - so unlike the north in winter as usually if it is cold , then the sun is shining ! Not that I have seen much of the outside for the past 10 days or so ..................

What started out as a mild cold quickly turned overnight to something much worse . I came down with pneumonia .... something I have never had in my life and hope never to have ever again ! Thank heavens I have such a caring husband when things aren't going well . He spent many a night and day checking me as I was so sick . Thank heavens for strong antibiotics so it didn't get worse then it originally was ! Our weekend plans got abruptly changed from a weekend away to a weekend of sleeping away the most part of it . DH did head to his meeting on Thursday and phoned a dozen times to check on me . Instead of staying for his company Christmas party on the Saturday , he came home Friday night as he didn't want to leave me any longer then necessary ..... and the fact that he didn't care to go to the party in the first place was a big excuse to come home ! LOL ! 10 days I have spent either in bed or on the couch and the only ones happy about that are my fur babies ! Even the cat thinks he needs to lay on me ...all 22 lbs of him !!! Add that to 10 lbs of puppies , it is no wonder I am having trouble breathing !!! Tonight is the first night that I have actually felt human enough to spend any time on the computer ........so hopefully this is a turning point !

I need to get better quickly as I haven't done my cards yet ( sorry people it will be store bought this year as I didn't get any made and haven't the energy to even think of homemade at this point ! ) .....hopefully this week and the list is getting shorter by the minute ! LOL ! As for Christmas shopping .....well I really need to get more done but worse comes to worse I can pass with what I already have bought ..................... now to get them wrapped ! Uggg !!! Parcels have to be parcelled up and shipped by the end of next week too so time is moving quickly ! And somewhere I have to find the energy to put my tree up ...........................

Well all in all , that isn't the most exciting things to happen since my last post ....we had our new flooring put in and our new garden door ! I am so stinkin' excited about all of it ( though now we really need to win a lottery ! ) and once I feel better , I am sure I will appreciate all of it ! Now if the magic fairy would just come and unpack those boxes into my china cabinet and curio cabinet ! Ahhhhhh ....... fortunately DD had a friend that was willing to come and give the house a once over to remove all the dust from the flooring ( another nightmare story but it is in now so I wouldn't talk about it ! LOL ) as there was just NO WAY I could ever have got it done ! Thanks Lisa P. for being such a help !
DH had another flare-up just before all this was going on and spent 5.5 hr in ER just waiting to see a DR .( No wonder I refused to go the ER ! ) Fortunately this time they gave him some meds that seemed to help and tomorrow he sees the specialist - again ! DD told us she was going to put our names on the list for extended care at the rate we are going ........................... LOL !!!
So ends my tale of woe ..............hope your life is running smoothly !
" Things I need to do today .... Breathe in , Breathe out !!! "


  1. Donna...i hope you feel better soon. Pneumonia is no fun! Your flowers are gorgeous!!

  2. Donna you poor thing! Unfortunately you are at the total opposite side of the northern hemasphere from me :( I really hope you get feeling better soon! Lots of hugs girlfriend!