Saturday, October 10, 2020

Getting things done

         We have been enjoying the beautiful weather we often get this time of year.  Jim has spent time outside getting the rig washed, pulling up the mat and getting it packed up, washing the truck.  Other odd jobs that need to be done before we can travel.   I've been stashing my crafting supplies but it doesn't look like it!  More needs to be done

The past couple of days we've taken care of medical visits.  Jim had  labs and a cat scan of his lungs.  Next week his last visit with the pulmonologist.  I had labs and an MRI of my pancreas in connection with my gall bladder.  They wanted to check it every 6 months.  It's been six months.

I still have my gallbladder.  For the most part I do ok.  I've lost some weight again after maintaining 107 pounds for awhile.  Cut your fat intake if you want to lose weight!  I get tired of eating small meals but it helps keep the nausea down.  When I eat to much of the wrong foods my body reacts.  I'm pretty sure I've passed a few smaller stones as I've had some painful episodes.  

We still don't have a firm date for the trip.  The company that is driving our rig to Florida hasn't let us know when.  We did request the last week in October.

               My goal again this year is to make 500 cards.

                           10 October 2020...275cards

   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 treasures 

You can see here how I made the card from a tag by backing it with some pretty paper

Technically not cards, but tags from an SU kit, Tags and More 

This magnolia I cut out a long time ago and just put it on a card front along with the butterfly and a strip of paper

This paper!  From Poland via a US company I give you Mintay!  I cannot describe how beautiful this paper is and I've got more of this Home for Christmas paper so I'll be making more.  The package came with a 12 x 12 sheet of ephemera to cut out and I've used some on each card.  But that's it.  I did scrape the bottom card to rough up the edges and added some blue ink

All is right in our world, though it is hot today!