Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I just have two words...

Wow! and Wow!

I just opened Debbie's box. Not only do I now have a lifetime supply of packing peanuts, (see her comment on the previous post) but she sent me an envelope full of inspiration.

This is the CD holder. It's genius! and Beautiful! Inspiring!

Front
and Back
Inside and notes included with the CD.
Deb and I talked last week when I was struggling with the family issue. She told me about this gift she was making for the ladies in her Bible Study. I didn't know she was making one for me too! If you look on the back of the Cd holder, you'll see this verse I was reminded of earlier today. If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31. And I'm listening to the CD right now as I type.

As far as that family situation God chose to calm the storm in me and the family situation will be worked out. It was good that the feelings I thought I'd buried and forgotten are now out and being dealt with. I know that once resolved we will have a better relationship.

Thanks for blessing me Debbie!!!!!!

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The Hero Arts box is overwhelming. When I make cards for their website, I have to use stuff they sell, makes sense right? Well they sent everything I could possibly need. OK , and this is terrible, but my first thought was " Now where am I going to put all this stuff??" You can tell I'm in clean and purge mode.
accessories and stuff
Stamps and cards. ( sorry about the glare)
I've used many Hero Arts stamps in the last several years, but I've not purchased the cards they sell. I'm amazed by the colors and I know now that although the cards are colorful on the outside, they are white inside. This should be interesting. This is all I'm going to show for now. You will be seeing plenty of Hero Arts here the future. I have soooo many ideas right now, I'm going to have to make myself go to sleep. Here is one idea I'll share.
I'm doing a lap board( maybe it's called a lap desk?) for my recoup time. I purchased an unfinished lap board at Hobby Lobby. I dreamed up an idea but I needed certain stamps that I didn't have.( do you believe that? Why can't I dream in images I already have?? What's up with that?) I was disappointed as I walked around Michaels tonight after my class because although they are 40% off this week, I couldn't find the solid stamps in my dreams. I got the paint and sealer I needed but no stamp.
My HA box has the perfect stamps. I can't wait to do this project.
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The reason I said my week isn't going as planned is I keep forgetting that I can't make plans for my time. Other people tend to plan my time. This week it's teachers among others, and today it was a migraines. My plan as I mentioned included a major task for each day. On Sunday afternoon, I got a jump start on Monday's project when my husband took my daughter back to college so that I didn't have to. I don't even remember what happened on Monday, but I didn't get to finish. I think it was the bills and stuff. Once that was done, I had to make a card or several (you know, to cleanse the brain's pallet). This morning I woke up with a migraine and a sick teenager. I went back to bed after taking the boys to school. I slept most of the morning and felt better when I got up, but I'm still behind in my projects. One of the teachers called this afternoon, and now I have a teacher's conference tomorrow, so tomorrow's shot too. At least this is a good conference. I just wish the girl had given me the notice a couple of weeks ago so that I could plan for it.
Obviously, I'm long winded tonight. I'm going to try to sleep now since it's already past my bed time. Listen, thanks for your friendship. I do, really do appreciate the kindness you express to me.
Choosing Joy, today and always! Jacki

4 comments:

loni.sue said...

Hey Jacki,

I love reading your blog. Your upbeat attitude is very engaging. It's a joy. I don't know how you manage to get so much done. My thoughts are with you and your strong, healthy body. You go, girl.

Kimberly said...

Wow, you look like you got plenty of fun goodies and I cant wait to see what you do with them. The CD is beautiful! Your blog has been an inspiration and I check it daily. I will continue to pray for wellness in mind and body for you.
Hugs!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Hey there lady, wow, you are one busy lady. And obviously very special to alot of people. What a great package you got. And oh my goodness, the one from HA was packed to the hilt, huh? Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Take care of you! Hope to see you soon.

Juanita B said...

Ditto your title. That is a fabulous gift. Debbie did a magnificent job.

My prayer is for God's presence in the entire building from the time you enter and hopefully it will never leave. His hand will guide the physician, nurses, technicians, and He will hold you in His arc of safety. I pray there will be joy in EVERYTHING and EVERYONE you meet. I am trusting Him for a complete recovery for you. God bless you, Jacki. Huge Cyber Hugs!