Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas week . We are all Busy bees around the Holidays . We finished up everything for Christmas from Wrapping / Christmas Dinner goodies.
We also made our Christmas deliveries to our neighbors yesterday and that's always fun I wish I could say we did some Christmas Caroling but the weather here is pretty yucky with freezing rain and well you all know my history with slipping and falling (don't want to do that again).
I wish all the joys and wonder of the Christmas season and BIG hugs to all of you who sent me such beautiful Christmas cards Thank you from the bottom of my heart .
I thought I would share a few Christmas cards this upcoming week that I have recieved from so many of you . Thank you all again !
Today card is from Laura Wilsher . I love how cute her card is and how the bites were taken out of her little Gingerbread men .
The 1st card came from Shelly Smarzik . We met at convention well actually in the Dallas TX airport and we wanted to swap but she ran out ... I gave her my swap and she said she would mail me her swap and Ta Da this is her adorable swap ! ( Love it !)
Thank you Shelly !
Next card comes from Tracy Bradley she is one of my Glitter Queens. We just couldn't get a good time to meet up at convention .
After convention I sent her the goodies I had made for her HERE and she sent me this adorable thank you card . ( Love it !)
I am very blessed by all of you who sent me get well wishes you will never know how you have touched my heart!
These AWESOME cards came from :
Mary K Wessling
Lisa Anne Crispi
It seems like my whole life turned upside down that day I fell and I must admit over the last few weeks I have had a few pitty party days . ( Very Thankful for my hubby's big shoulders to cry on) .
I think Leslie said it all on the very 1st day I met her for PT in my home . She said with the last 2 knee replacements ( 2005/ 2007) both were scheduled and with this accident totally out of the blue turned everything upside down.
The little things I miss the most cooking / cleaning / driving etc... in some ways I feel so helpless. The progress is moving along I just wish it were quicker . I get tired sitting up for more than 1-2 hours. Doctor says this will get better in time, just alot of healing going on in my leg right now .
Getting more stable in my walking but still have to think going up and down stairs .... Up with the good / Down with the bad .
The Goal is to have me walking as if NO one would ever know what has happened .Very Thankful for everyone who has/had a part in my healing and recovery and so very Blessed to have all of you praying for me .
Seen the Doctor who did my surgery on Monday and he is pretty impressed with how far I have come in 3 weeks with such an massive surgery .
He gave mea Rx for 4 weeks of out patient therapy, Which therapy starts today ... my 1st appointment was Tuesday was mainly assessment on my in home PT progress and where I am right now . I am happy to report since last friday with Leslie
Friday I got to 80 degrees myself
Tuesday I got to 88 degrees ( cold bend )
Friday with Leslie was 92 degrees
Tuesday with Ashley ( out patient ) 95 degrees ( cold bend )
I was seriously so happy that I actually got better when I thought I would have a set back from Friday - Tuesday with no Therapist for 4 days and just me doing all the excerises myself ~ Praise God !
Earlier this week I was able to film a video which hasn't happened since Jan 31, 2013 when I fell . I am so excited to say that video will be posted tomorrow . Thank you all so much for your patience through all this .
1 thing that I really miss is making videos and having fun stamping with all of you . Not sure when everything will be rolling at 100% but we are getting there 1 day at a time & I am very excited.
Not sure how long but hopefully very soon we will be back to stamping together again via my videos on Thursdays and Fridays.
Just know I am missing all of you as much as you are missing me .
I recieved this Get well package from our friends Patty and Paul Chenail. Then next day I recieved this beautiful card from Patty .
The day of the accident Patty was going to come and take care of me . I told her NOT to do that and good thing cause she would have missed all the 24 inches of snow she got in CT .... BUT now she has kinked her back from shoveling and now I am thinking she could come and see me and my PT girl Leslie could take care of both of us LOL .
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Patty and Paul !
I thought I would share a few cards that I have recieved from so many of you .
Today's cards came from:
Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart !
Over the next week or so I will be sharing them with you.
Tomorrow I will be sharing with you the 2nd card we made at my stampers club night last month .
The crazy thing is I was going to do a video on that card for you but since tomorrow is Valentines Day and I won't be going downstairs before then
so.... I will do the same video but change things up a bit when I am able to go downstairs .
Great news my PT girl says we will probably be working on stairs next week if all goes as planned YAHOO! :) .
Tomorrow I will be getting the staples removed ... I would really appreciate your prayers around 11:30 am tomorrow that the process goes quickly and without to much discomfort . After all I have been through I am assuming the staple removal should be a breeze ~ I am trying positive :).
TMI ? My hubby has been so amazing through all this . You know it is LOVE when for the last 13 days I lay around in my PJ's/underwear with my leg proped up no make up and not feeling very pretty and he says to me ....Baby You're HOT ! He's so awesome !
Side Note :My photo editing program is on my main computer downstairs so the photos are not the best and I am not sure how to add the watermark for your name to your card ( I hope to fix them when things get back to normal )
Thank you all again for your prayers and well wishes
The last week or so my tire pressure on my car has been going crazy . Did you know that if you have a 2008 or newer car that the Goverment has added tire censors for the tire pressure .. They say that tire pressure is one of the leading cases of car accidents ( I did not know that ) ... Anyway the censor tells me every time the tire pressure is low which is caused due to the weather changing within 10 degrees . So as you can imagine the weather here in Michigan this last week went from 25 degrees to as high as 58 degrees yesterday so that means my tire pressure goes wacky and usually means I need to add air .
Then this past Tuesday I had the sway bars replaced on my car (under warranty Praise God!) .
The funny thing with that is we kept hearing knocking noises coming from the trunk area and they fixed it once before and said it was the tire jack in my trunk and needed to be tied down tighter but this time it was the sway bars. We are now wondering if that was it all along .
Going to the car dealership to get it fixed was super fast seriously... my drive out to the car dealership was longer than what my car was in the service dept to be fixed . I was in and out in less than 20 mins .
I thought I would share the beautiful Birthday cards I got in my mail box over the last week . The 1st one is from Shannon Kralik Love the colors she used and the banners are just adorable . Thank you Shannon !
The next card comes from Pat Lemont Love how she used the embossing folder to make it look like a basket weave . Thank you Pat !
The next card comes from Rita Santos . Love the Purple girlie and love the design of your card . Thank you Rita !
The next card comes from Becky Green . WOWZIE look at all the purple and love how she re-used the postage stamp ... so very cleaver girlie . Thank you Becky !
Next Birthday surprise comes from De Williamson she made this pot holder and adorable card and LOOK it's Purple too :) Love it! Thank you Dee !
Hot off the press ~ Paper Pumpkin!!!
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I thought I would show you some goodies that showed up in my mail box over the last couple weeks .
The 1st is a beautiful card from Carolyn Stout who sent me this adorable card with a sweet note inside .
Thank you Carolyn ( Love it )
The next gift comes from Gale Sewell who sent me this beautiful purple bag . OH my goodness Love love love the color and it is such a nice bag and I love the way it sits on my shoulder . Thank you Gale .
The next gift comes from Celia G Cawthon who sent me her Business Planner . I love it and the color Celia .