Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Best Part of Waking Up?

God fills your empty Cup. His mercies are new every morning....




Finished Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Stamps: Java Bella (Stamping Bella), God Fills You Up ( Morning Star Stamps),

Printed Paper: Pink and Blue Dots (SU)

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black(Tsukenko)

Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Yarn, Corner Punch

This is a card I did a few weeks ago now when I was still in Michigan. This would be me right now, if I could drink coffee. (smile)

We are unpacking, still. The truth is if I were home more I could get it done a lot faster, but every day since we moved in, I have had some where to go. Right now I am sitting in Atlanta Bread Company with my daughter and her laptop, because we have no Internet connection at home. I'm hoping the cable company can get us hooked up in the next week or so. Everything is done online these days! I can live with out Cable TV, but not Internet! The forms needed to register the kids for school, college orientations, etc... all online.

The reason I chose this card today is I had a difficult week last week, and just when I thought I was going to lose it, there was a ray of sunshine. Let me start with Tuesday. That was the day the movers delivered our stuff. That was uneventful as moves go. No dropped refrigerators like the last move. But as we unloaded the cars that night I tripped and fell on my face in the garage! Welcome to my new home! I didn't realize there was a 1 1/2 inch transition from the driveway to the garage. Believe me I know now! I'm OK, I only took off a couple layers of skin....

I spent the next three days on the highway. On Wed. I picked up the kids 2 hours away. Thursday, I took my recent high school graduate to her college for a placement test only to be told she couldn't take it because she didn't have a government issued ID. Friday was spent trying to get her a government issued ID. On our first trip to Driver's services, we found out that I had to have a GA license in order for her to get hers so back home we went for my paper work. I really didn't want to get my picture taken because of my fall, but we had to get her into school. Motherhood is full of sacrifices... When we go to the part where I had to take my picture, the lady gave me a choice, "Do you want to take a new picture or use the one we already have on file?" I only hesitated for a second while I realized that here was my ray of sunshine.... My file photo was of a younger, thinner, me and it before the blemish on the left side of my face, or the new scrapes on the right side of my face.

I am ready for things to settle down, but before that happens we still have 2 college visits this week.

I miss checking in on my blogging friends, but I plan to spend a day catching up once I get back online and all the kids are in school. I'll pop in every once in a while in the meantime. We figured out last night that free WIFI is available from the parking lot even after the store closes....
"See" you soon!

13 comments:

Deb Singleon said...

Jacki, I so enjoy reading your blog! It's one of my favorites because you let your faith shine through no matter what is going on. I love your cards. Keep smiling!

Denise said...

Great card! Love the saying. The "steam" is a great idea!

imchatty (Denise) said...

HI Jacki! So glad to hear you made it to GA safely...well except for the fall in the garage. Ouch! Anyway, send me your new mailing address...I have a card waiting here for you.

Denise

Monica said...

I feel for you Jacki! Hope you heal up quickly, and that you get your internet connection just as fast. I've missed your blogging.

Take care!

Flossie's Follies said...

Oh my hope everything settles down soon, I miss your inspiration.

Kathy W said...

Jacki, so sorry that last week was so tough! I would jump at the chance to use a previous photo for DMV too. I had a passport photo taken last month (terrible picture!), but it got the job done. Good luck getting kids into school/college and settling in.

Cindy H. said...

Such a cute card! I hope you feel better soon. Take care and watch that first step - it's a doozy!!!

Nancy Ward said...

Jacki,

Sounds as though you're getting there...one step at a time!
Can imagine how anxious you are to get everything unraveled so you can enjoy the new Castle.

We've missed you!

Nancy

marciad said...

Was good to hear from you. Hope you are healing well. Best of luck with the kids. Keeping you in my prayers.

Trish D said...

Thanks for the update - I'm still praying for you. But thank God for his unfailing love and tender mercies!!

"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with HIs love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

Nicole Seitler said...

I love that Grumpabella stamp... but even more, I love your sentiment. :)

Dawn Griffith said...

OH my girlie ..I so love your card and that saying ...
xox
Dawn

StampinGranny said...

When I saw this card and read your post, it made me think of the song Drinking From My Saucer....on a CD by Michael Combs. Have you ever heard it? His voice had to grow on me. I have heard other singers sing it, but like him best. I so enjoy reading your blog. You are such an inspiration.