Friday, March 22, 2019

Life Is Good



Really!  We all have down days, but if you examine your life you'll find you have more good days than bad.  

We are dealing with some cancer issues and while I know cancer with a capitol C is not to be shrugged off ours are minor.  Jim has a small spot on his right upper lung, everyone says it's good we caught this in the early stage.  His shortness of breath made us seek an answer why.  When you walk from point a to point b it shouldn't leave you panting for air.  Next month he'll be in hospital about a week having this problem taken care of.

I also will have my skin cancers taken care of.  My nose is particular interest because they don't want to just lop it off!  A plastic surgeon will be called upon.  I have a small nose so I'm hoping there's enough skin to make it look acceptable.  Never thought of myself as a vain person, but this has me concerned.  There's also a spot on my forehead that we be taken care of also.

April will be an interesting month!

We're both dealing with Jim's cpap.  It's uncomfortable and he's not using it all night.  He's waiting on a full face mask and hopefully that will help with the noise issue that wakes both of us.  Sad but true, I'm looking forward to his hospital stay...I'll get to sleep alone!


Handmade cards because:
No one displays an email on the mantle
or shows off a tweet on the fridge
or saves a Facebook post in a box of treasure

I've previously posted my cards on the Paper Craft Page.  Just click on the link and you can see my previous work. 

For the year of 2019 I've challenged myself to 500 cards think I can do it?

22 March 2019 76 cards

This set of cards was for a challenge.  We had to make our own 'patterned' paper and I chose this fun set of stamps from Fun Stampers Journey.  I hand colored the boats with pencils and use Stampin' Up! ink and papers to complete them



It's Bluebonnet season!  All over Hill Country you'll find large swathes of them along the roadside.  Along with some other colorful flowers.  Most of the areas we saw on our drive to New Braunfels the other day could have been tricky to photograph.  No off road parking.  This picture was taken at the library


To all of our RV friends safe travels.  This is the time of year for the snowbirds to migrate north.  Today I've seen about a dozen heading north on highway 281.  If you happen to be traveling this way stop and see us!

All is right in our world

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Habits

Habits are hard to break and I've read you have to repeat something 20 times before you can make a new habit.  We're working on it!

Just when you think you've finally gotten used to something....wham!  I slept for two nights, getting more than 8 hours of sleep and I think Jim slept a wee bit better too.  Then the cpap escapade continues.  So much noise that I ended up sleeping on the floor for about three hours.  Jim didn't do any better except he had the comfort of our bed.  I crawled back into it just before 0600 and got a couple of hours of comfortable sleep.
Perhaps a new mask will help and it has been requested.  Last night was pretty decent but I slept later than I normally do.  It was daylight out when I got up just before 0800.  Almost ten hours of sleep!

For the first time in days Jim is napping.  He did replace something on the toilet this morning and he worked hard doing the unpleasant job.

By the way I neglected to mention that we also got a Nuwave Toaster oven.  Not sure we needed it but it sure is pretty.  and supposed to do lots of nifty neato things.  Took two of us to roast chicken breasts and potatoes but we got er done!  Jim read the manual while I twisted dials and pushed buttons.

We had some really lovely weather for a couple days then another cold front came and spoiled it.  Ya gotta love spring, no matter where you live the weather goes from cold to warm to cold to warm etc etc etc.  At least we're not flooding or dealing with ice and snow.


Handmade cards because:
No one displays an email on the mantle
or shows off a tweet on the fridge
or saves a Facebook post in a box of treasure

I've previously posted my cards on the Paper Craft Page.  Just click on the link and you can see my previous work. 

For the year of 2019 I've challenged myself to 500 cards think I can do it?

16 March 2019 69 cards

A couple more cards using Stampin' Up! paper


If you're celebrating Saint Patrick Day ... enjoy!  No green beer for me...I like beer and I love green but not mixed!

All is right in our world