Friday, October 26, 2012
Busy, Grateful, Broken...
This is such a beautiful and busy time of year. Here in the studio I had some time to play with my card decorating skills. These are flat post-card style cards with envelopes that are now decorated and package into sets of 5 for the Zumba Boutique sale which is Nov. 3rd.
Here I am so very grateful for the lovely Halloween Tag and pocket my friend Jane of Aralia Jane shared with me. She and I do a one-on-one swap when we don't each receive our tags in Kimberly's swaps. Thank you very much Jane and I adore the french book pages you wrapped these in.
Here is another package of goodies that I received from my friend Ana of Scrappy Pink Corner. Ana spoils me with wonderful supplies that she knows I will love using in my creative playtime. Paper images, buttons, charms, butterflies, a cameo and a handmade flower...Oh My! Thank you very much Ana.
I am very grateful for the friends I have made along my blogging journey. Ana also made me this wise little owl with the beaded pins and Fall theme. I cherish this gift and thank you Ana.
Rib #9 on my right side is now broken, displaced and bent. For this I cannot be grateful as it is extremely painful and the doctor ordered me bedridden or sitting in a comfortable chair. But...I have so much to do...NO, you will not be doing anything for at least 6 weeks.
I can tell you housecleaning is hazardous to health. I cleaned a toilet last Friday and wrenched my back out of place. So in trying to be careful of my back I did very little on Saturday putting away some yard art and pick-axing our hard clay dirt to plant some bulbs. I didn't finish planting the bulbs as my back was hurting too much. So off to take a tub soak with Epsom salts while Mr. C worked very hard replacing edging around the pond where the deer and other animals have destroyed it. While being careful of my back I was leaning on the tub edge (free-standing tub) and when I stretched to reach the farthest side I heard and felt the horrible mishap with my rib. We have had to cancel company this weekend. I am no longer participating in a car club trip Saturday in the low-slung sports car. I will be trying to heal and not overdo. I had already done damage last weekend when this happened as we had surprise company and I stripped and remade the guest bed, tended to many needs of our guests, drove us to dinner and then followed their visit with doing three loads of laundry. That was all before I saw the doctor who said, "You will be doing nothing!"
I am grateful for rain that we have had this week. Our dry spell had been long and hard on the natural flora and fauna that rely on rain.
I am grateful I have a wonderful husband who is being very helpful and thoughtful during this mishap.
I am grateful for nothing worse happening.
Our days of sunshine are so much shorter already without even turning the clocks.
May you each know how I love reading your comments, your blogs, and your emails. I won't be spending much time at my computer as it is not comfortable but I will be trying to sneak in a few reads here and there. Creative Bliss to all and to all a good-night...