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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 !

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Keeping the Faith

16 days since this all began with DH and his surgery and each day he grows a little stronger . Today we managed a short walk up the street and back . He is getting restless already so I can see some duct tape may come in handy to keep him down before too long ! Hopefully the monsoon rains leave as well so we can see the sun and some heat again so we can relax on the deck instead of being confined in the house . He has a Dr appointment later in the week and he is hoping to get the okay to go relax at the MH ..... at least he will be away from the temptation of doing something in the yard or with his truck . No word as to when he will be able to drive again either but he definitely isn't strong enough right now . He has been " waiting " for friends that were coming to visit last night and then another couple to show tonight .... and neither couple showed up nor phoned . It makes for a very long day of waiting .......................

My heart goes out to an online friend in the United States whose 32 year old husband has just been diagnosed with colon cancer . Jill , I am thinking a lot of you and your family and sending prayers that Jeremy comes through treatment with flying colors and that the two of you lead a long and happy life together raising you wonderful little sons . I know your faith will get you through this .

Seems that life takes a strange turn sometimes and it seems that just when you think life is rough for you then you find out that life for somebody else is even worse . Be thankful for your life , live for today , treasure yesterday and see tomorrow as a gift !

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just a few creations

Birthday and grad cards have filled in a bit of relaxing time . I can hardly wait to get back at it once things settle down here !
I love Penny Black stamps and these cute Sugar Nellie stamps I bought out of England .........

What a couple of weeks we have had .......

Sorry for not posting sooner but it has been a hairy couple of weeks here as DH went into the hospital for his surgery . It was a rough and rocking ride for him the past few weeks but he is on the mend . The Dr ended up taking 3/4 of his colon and reconnecting the leftover pieces which is awesome as he wouldn't have to have a bag .................. such a relief for him ! He did have a few complications post surgery and they were debating about going in and redoing the surgery ..... fortunately a CT scan ruled that out as the leak they figure he had healed itself . A few tense days to say the least but some very strong medications have made a huge difference and he is on the mend . A few more days and he should be seeing the EXIT sign on the hospital ..........

And the best news is the pathology report came back which showed no CANCER anywhere which is what our biggest fear was being DH's family history . His Father died of colon cancer 26 years ago . Medicine has come a long way !!

Once DH is strong enough we will head down to the MH ( which has been sitting waiting patiently for us to return ) and we will both recouperate and enjoy some down time .

Thanks for all the well wishes and support from my family and friends . I could not have survived without your shoulders when things got rough .

Life is good :-)