Friday, April 13, 2012

What's "Normal"??

After two months of crazy-running back and forth, sitting, worrying and waiting, BOTH of my moms are now officially HOME!! My mom came home on Wednesday and you cannot even BEGIN to wipe the smile off of her face. She still has a very long road to recovery ahead, but she has taken the next step, And through much phone calling and begging, we are SOOOO blessed to have my BFF, Tootie, be her home-healthcare nurse. Words cannot describe what a blessing this is going to be for our family. We are SOOO fortunate to have finagled this. LOVE YA, girlie!! My mama is gonna {{heart}} you as much as I do!!

Which hopefully means that I'm gonna be able to get back to some sort of "normal" ... and I'm not quite sure what that is. Hopefully it will mean that I can actually have a little more time to create ... and do laundry and housework (okay, well ... maybe not!). I WAS at my mom's 5 times yesterday (good thing she lives a few short blocks away!) ... mostly picking up and dropping off for hair and doctor appointments ...

I made a card, see????? And because my craft room still looks like the Bermuda Triangle (in which everything is LOST!), and because the Summer Smooches paper was still sitting on the top of the mountain (aka the pile of STUFF that has been accumulating) ... this is what I came up with. SOOOOO fun to be able to create because I want to!!

Smiley from millan.netI have my first session of physical therapy this morning at 6:45 a.m. (yep, you read that right!!). I am actually looking forward to it (which may feel differently a few hours from now!). And guess what??? I have absolutely NOWHERE I "have" to be tomorrow (I will check in on my mom) Can't remember a Saturday in recent history when I could say that ... I have some baby announcements to make for my dear friend, so stay tuned for those ...

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Summer Smooches
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Little Leaves Sizzlets Die, Poppy Stamps Grand WIndow Die, Large Oval Punch, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Pearl Basics

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11 comments:

KOstvig said...

yeah!...Love the card...enjoy your up coming free day. I should have left a day earlier so we could have hasd a fun day together...

pat lemont said...

Wendy, love this card, how did you do the window?
Glad to hear everything in your life is better.

Judy McMullen said...

Yay! So happy to see you creating again, Wendy!! And even happier to hear both moms are home...What a blessing!!!

Wishing you all the best on the p.t.!

Denise Goeldner said...
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Denise Goeldner said...

Absolutely love your card, even though I have just recently became a follower to your blog, glad to see that your back to the road of recovery your creations are beautiful....xx Hugz Denise xx

Terry Molineux said...

OMgoodness...I love this card and I too would like to know how you made the window? with your cricket? or is a sticker window?

Glad to hear both Moms are on the road to recovery....enjoy your special time alone!

Carol Carriveau said...

Love your new header! What wonderful news - all the way around...hope your didn't feel too terrible after your first physical therapy. Welcome back to whatever will be your new normal...have fun catching up!

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous card Wendy! Love your new look, and glad that both Moms are home!

Deb said...

So gorgeous! I love these colors together!

ednamburgess said...

Great window card. What company handles the ticket punch? I don't find it in your blog and would like one. Thanks. Edna B.

Wendybell said...

FYI to those who have commented ... the window was made with the Grand Window Die by Poppy Stamps; the ticket corner punch is a SU punch found on page 212 of the current SU catalog ... LOVE that! :)