Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cammie's Heart to Heart Challenge

Here's my card:

Three companies who donated are Splitcoaststampers, Eclectic Paperie and Starving Artistamps. Two people who donated are Cambria Turnbow and Emily Giovanni. I have posted this on my blog.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Giveaway Joy!

Check this out girlies! Can you believe it? Can you beat it? I don't think so!!!
Check it out, sign up, YOU could be the winner!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

I became aware of a serious Blog Candy giveaway on the 2SassyScrappers website from a general post by Teresa. Check it out and see if YOU could be the winner!

The grand prize is $1,000 worth of blog candy.....some serious scrapping and cardmaking supplies! I plan on participating and I hope you will too!

To enter the give-a-way click here:

Good Luck to all!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Time Off

I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon. I have to drive 40 miles to the doctor's office, and the appointment might take a while, so I planned to take the whole afternoon off of work.

But that's not the story I want to tell. This is:

The other secretary in my office wanted to take this afternoon off to go do "fair" things with her hubby. So she suggested maybe I would like to take off ALL of tomorrow instead of just the afternoon. I can't tell you how that thrilled me! The way I look at it, that's not just another 4 hours off work ~~ oh no ~~ in my mind it translates to this ~~ I will be off work from 5:00 p.m. today until 8:00 a.m. Monday. Now THAT'S thrilling!

Doug and I are going up to Grand Island for our grandson's first birthday and I told my daughter I would make some food to bring along. SO, now that I have the entire day off tomorrow, I will begin preparations for Noah Bean's big day! I plan to thoroughly enjoy the entire process!!! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Stalker

I have never understood the mentality of the stalker.

- it hides behind anonymity
- it watches "in secret"
- it gets some sort of thr"ill"
- it judges itself clever beyond measure

. . . because no one knows it is watching.

Yeah, right - give me a break!

"Stalker" is just another name for "coward."

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Start of a New Life

Well - my dread has come to pass.

I have been diagnosed with diabetes.

I watched my father and my youngest brother struggle with this disease. Then my darling husband was diagnosed about 8 years ago and I have accompanied him over the hills and through the valleys on his journey.

Now it's my turn and I'm not so excited about beginning my own journey. But I must. I know that I am starting from a good place because in the last four months I have begun exercising and dieting - my weight is down 25 1/2 pounds. My doctor assured me that I can most likely control it with diet, exercise and weight loss - so I just need to continue on my current routine.

I will be meeting with a diabetic nutritionist to learn how I can care for myself. You'd think that having a husband with the disease would have prepared me for what I will be facing. But, now that I know it's MY disease also, I feel like a new babe.

I'm scared. I have a lot of life left to live, a lot of loving left to do. I guess that means I better get on with the gettin on, huh?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Live and Love Courageously

"Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?" Charles Lindbergh

I'm not sure I can explain why this quote means so much to me because I often have difficulty expressing myself when something is so deeply personal to me. But I will try . . . because Lora asked.

I choose to live my life courageously - with huge abandon, with no fear - because so much has been given to me, because my life has been SO blessed.

I put it all out there.

To do otherwise would be to deny the blessings God has bestowed upon me.

To do otherwise would be to deny the value of the sacrifices my father and mother made so that I could BE.

God gave His only Son to die so that my sins would be forgiven, so that I might one day be with Him in heaven. If He could do that, who am I to deny His gift?

My father, and many others, fought to preserve the freedom of these great states. If they could do that, who am I to deny their sacrifices?

I pray that the way I live my life finds some merit in the eyes of God.

And I pray that when I stand before Him on my final day, I can do so with courage.