Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Hospital Saga

Well if anyone ever told me I would not be able to celebrate Christmas in the old fashioned way this year I would have never believed it. But ... It happened that I went into the emergency room on Dec 18th with Christmas less than a week away with tons of loose ends to tie up. Thinking I would be going home with a Zpac of Antibiotics and better soon ...boy was I wrong. Not only did I not make it home I spent 2 weeks struggling to get better. I had Pneumonia and instead of getting better I kept getting worse. Today is the last day of the year and although I missed the Christmas week rush and the sales afterward I am thankful to still be alive and able to sleep in my own bed tonight. I had an outpouring of friends and family wishing me well with calls and cards and visits. I consider myself fortunate to sit up and take nourishment. Thanks also to my husband for his undying selflessness in coming to visit and be by my side everyday. Just his smile made my day. I managed to go through 5 roomates all extrememly different from each other but very nice ladies. How sad would it be had we each just sat there rather than share our lives with each other. Somehow I figure we encouraged each other to get better. My last roommate I felt a bit guilty leaving sit there waiting for her doctor to release her. Although she came in quite cantankerous because she had been moved from the room she was comfortable in she really was able to laugh with me about the poop patrol. We were each ready to go today after 9 AM but she was still waiting for her doctor up to 6PM. Before I left I had been given a flu and a Pneumonia shot for good measure. Two weeks is a little much to be in a place where there is so much drama but the Nurses Doctors and staff were very great Their number one goal was to see me go home well.
My family came and visited me on Christmas day and here is one of the pictures of my granchildren. My daughter is ready to have her third baby any time now. So thank goodness I am over the pneumonia. 2010 Hopefully has a few more healthier days in it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Demonstrator Shoe Box Night

Here is one of my cards that I had designed. He is done with Punches and I used sponges to sponge on color and also used my big shot machine to emboss the cardstock and my crimper to crimp the red hat portion. Don't you think he is so cute?

Two of our Stampin' UP! teams get together on the first and third Fridays of the Month and share ideas and do a shoe box swap. What is a shoe box swap? Well each demonstrator coming will bring all the supplies to do her 10 - 15 minute project in a shoe box with a kit of cardstock and embellishments to make the project. Most projects are ready to assemble and each demonstrator carefully guides us through the project so we can recreate the card at one of our own workshops. We just have the best time and have really been able to get to know each other as friends. I always pick up the best tips and ways to do things. If you are thinking of being demonstrator sign up on my team and you will be able to join the fun as well. To sign up to be a demonstrator go to my website and use the Join now or start my own business button and it will ask for a password. My team is the Lucky Ladies (with ladybug logo) the password to join is bize302
Go to Come and join the fun.