Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Happy Place

The mind is powerful, don't you agree? When I want to go to my happy place, I just imagine myself on the beach. I tune out all my stress and listen to the ocean.

No sun burn, no leftover sand in places that it hurts. (smile)
We had so many other things going on these last two summers that we didn't get to go to the beach at all. In fact, we weren't as close to a beach with an ocean the whole time we lived in Michigan, I don't recall going to the beach. I'd saw we are over due for some sand and surf, wouldn't you? We are going in the next twelve months, somehow, someway!

In the meantime, I color my happy place stamp. It's better than nothing!

I love this simple beach scene (all stamps by Hero Arts). Reminds me of all my time spent on the beach when the kids were little. We love the beach, despite the fact that since I've known that I had this disease 12 years, I'm not supposed to go out in the sun. Michael would always rent a big beach umbrella for me to hide under and then eventually bought me one. I sit there under the umbrella watching and reading or drawing while he'd play with the kids.
ETA: this card base was made with an amber colored report cover so it's translucent. The paper beneath it is a piece from Keeping Memories Alive. I think I've had it at least 6 or 7 years maybe more.

Exciting news! This afternoon, I'll have the privilege of meeting one of my favorite people. I've known, Sarah aka Sarosa, since the Biblical Impressions Bulletin Board-- 4 years maybe 5? I'm really not sure how long it's been, but it seems like it's been longer than that. Anyway she's flying into Atlanta today, and I get to be her escort to the place where she's staying this week. She'll be back to spend a few days with me next week. We are going to stamp and color and stamp and color for 3 days!

That's all for today. Since I started a new tradition last week with showing The Boy's baby pictures on his birthday, I have to go and dig up some of Jillana, who has a birthday in a couple of days...

Be blessed! Choosing joy! Jacki

PS. We went to see Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys last night. There were several Oscar worthy performances in this one. This is his best yet. Actually, I think this movie puts Tyler in a whole new class of directors. Wonderful!! Definitely worth the $10 a ticket.


Trish D said...

The card is lovely! We're actually very close to the shore, and never did make it to the beach this summer (rather sad to admit, but true)

And I'm trying really hard not to be jealous of you and Sarah... I know you'll have a wonderful time!! :)

melissa the great said...

happy birthday! you mentioned jillana, but she's not until tomorrow, girlie! :D
so happy birthday, Princess Jacki! I love you soooooo much!

loni.sue said...

Happy birthday to you, darlin' Jacki! My heart is with you today, knowing you're having a great day. I'm excited that you're meeting Sarah (Sarosa) finalll and have some time to play with her. How super fun. Both of you are dears.

Your card will be late (seems to be my m.o. this year!) but it will be there!

stampinc said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope your day is as special as you treat your readers in blogland.