About Me

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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 !

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April is moving on !

April may be almost over but winter doesn't want to leave ! We have had below 0 temperatures for the past week and as DH was away , I managed to play a bit . Some of these cards were done this past week but all were April's creations . I have to start prioritizing my spending though as I buy , buy , buy for scrapbooking and find I just am not doing any ! The stamps and cards are taking over ... probably because they are a small project and I love doing them ! Don't get me wrong , I love scrapbooking too .... just not motivated to work on anything right now in that department !

Winter has taken a tole on everybody it seems as Spring is so late in arriving . The lakes are still frozen over here and the campgrounds still have snow in them . We have finally in the past day lost the last patch of snow on the front lawn but the back will be another week or so yet ! It is still cold at night to even consider going out camping ......maybe in May ! A change of pace may help DH too as he needs to relax and get the Crohn's Disease under control . He always relaxes while camping and maybe we will be able to just go find some peaceful corner to relax in this year .......

Just when you think life is on the uphill swing , another thing smacks you to remind you that life isn't that easy . BIL was diagnosed with another brain tumor ( this one at the back of skull near the spinal cord ) . Not the kind of news we were hoping for . DH was in Montreal last week on business so swung by to his brother's for a few days as it worked right into his flight plans ! BIL is going in tomorrow for the gamma knife radiation treatment and the Dr is optomistic that this will kill the tumor . Everybody is praying that this will work and that he can get on with his life and live to a long and healthy old age . Dh was glad he did get to see him one way or another . Their Mother actually arrived the same day as DH did so he visited with her as well . Dh has been on new meds and is having some problems with them as his white cell count dropped so he has had more blood work ..... the good news is the blood has regulated itself to where it should be . He came home with a cold though so is under the weather tonight . Wouldn't stop him from going to work though .............................

" Life isn't like a box of chocolate ..... it's more like a jar of jalepenoes . What you do today , might burn your butt tomorrow ! " ------ unknown