I want to start off by thanking ALL of you for your thoughtful calls, comments and happy cards. I have laid low this past month and the truth is I was simply too tired to even blog. The calls are piling up and the messages are getting UGLY...LOL.....so here is the deal.
Last year was the hardest year I have had in my life pertaining to this business. It's just hard to work when we are not feeling well. I was simply too tired to function at times. My left arm had been falling asleep for quite a while, I could not perform the normal routines that I have kept up ALL MY LIFE. I felt faint at least 5 times in a week...got the shakes and had no idea why...(Hey Trish..remember that one?) My lifestyle changed...and I put it down to that I was fat......OK...no one take offense out there....I am talking about ME!!!! I have gained weight and I simply put it down to that..until I went to the Doctors this January. This is how it went down:
Went to the doctors. I was hospitalized. They have taken more blood than anyone should ever give at one time!!!! Counting enzymes in your blood is one of the most painful process that one can go through!!!! Supposedly I have an enlarge heart and am having some heart problems. The other specialist say we can't say that for sure until the swelling of the cartilage under my ribcage and over the heart goes down. All I know is that I am tired. Really tired. Not the type of normal MOMMY tired that we mom's live with. Just extremely, got to take a nap to be able to function tired. Any how, I am on some medication now and will be heading to the cardiologist next week. That's all I know peeps.
I am so thankful for all of those of you who have called, emailed me and sent me beautiful cards, bought chicken for my family when I was in the hospital (ADY), sent me beautiful flowers (SHARON), taken care of my children (MARGIE)....You will never truly know what you mean to me ladies!!!! I know I have not responded to too many of you, but I want you to know that I truly appreciate your concern, your love and support. I took the whole month of January off. I was simply too tired and not feeling well. This break has done me a wealth of good.
I know that I am in God's hands. That is the best place to be at. So keep me in your prayers!!!!!!!! I promise to keep you all in the loop.
Again, thank you all for your love and support.
Sending you all tons of hugs, kisses and a bunch of love!
Friday, January 30, 2009
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Friday, January 2, 2009
I have completed 32 pages since the 1st of January. (Hey, at least I am ahead of the game now). I wanted to scrap some OLD pics that I had and I went down memory lane last night,and boy oh boy was that a good thing. I loved looking at my pictures and decided to get some paper and embellies and the rest is history...I promise to post 1 layout every day beginning tomorrow...we'll SEE...I AM HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH MY PIC DOWNLOADING.
Wow, I have a ton of stuff to do today. We are celebrating Rios' aunt's birthday. Ms. Anna will turn 70 today. So we have a great surprise party for her here. I promise to post pics tomorrow. Anyway, I wanted to post some of the pics for the sister album I will be teaching on this coming Saturday.
Now for today's post...........My lovely friends find a word every year to define their lives and even attempt to bring a change in their life, and all due to this one little word that they pick for the year. Last year my word was LIFE. I struggled with my life, I overcame, I laughed, I cried...yup...I celebrated life last year to the fullest as I will continue to do so this year. So what is my word for 2009? I thought about it really hard...ok..maybe all of 5 seconds...but I decided that I wanted to bring some changes too. Yet, the word I have chosen is not CHANGE...I change my mind every day, I change bedsheets, underwears, towels....ok...I know you got the picture.
My word is DO. It's a funny little word. I want to DO A LOT of things, yet life is a phenamenol thing and it gets in the way of those pesky little things I want to DO!
So here I give you my list of I DO. (OF COURSE I AM GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THIS LIST)
I will DO this:
-BLOG EVERY DAY...............LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Scrap a page a day. Believe it or not, this is very feasible for me.
-Get my calendar out with PICTURES on time...that one is for you Sharon.
-Update ALL of my customer email addresses...I HATE DOING THIS!!!! I am going to do this -by the 10th of January....THE PRESSURE, THE PRESSURE!!!
-Try to find joy in ordering new merchandise........YUCK!!!! Ady, the job is still available!
-I WILL NOT LEND MY PROJECTS OUT TO PEOPLE....they seem to have a way of not finding their original home.........bummer........(I'm still lending them out...ja,,hee,hee!!I already started failing this one.)
-Go to the bank...I really hate doing this...but not as much as this....
-Go to the Post OFFICE in a timely manner for those pesky packages!!!!
You see my list is not that big......but it is one those list that just gets on my nerves. These are the little details that bog me down and suck the joy out of my job.
I will leave you with this:
There are a ton of things we NEED TO DO, or we SHOULD DO, but the truth is hey, life is tough and we do not find pleasure in everything we HAVE TO DO. So give yourselself a break and DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO first and then attempt to DO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO. I guess we'll see how it goes with my DO list.
The calendar is going out tomorrow. If you do not recieve it please email me to make sure you are on the master list.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
THIS IS A LONG PICTURE POST!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to recap what I did in the month of December in my condensed version. I left 7 events out due to time frames...but you all get the picture...we were busy having a fabulous HOLIDAY. I hope yours was just as happy.
Alyssa's Holiday Program presentation
Barbara's dinner party for the Scrappy Chica's