Friday, March 19, 2010

When the Music Stops...

I don't know if you've noticed, but this is my 4th post in a week.  Do you think I might be on a roll?  Ha ha!I've actually been very busy creating this week, so in the next few days, I'll get some time to put together a couple more posts.

Yesterday was a good news bad news kind of day.  First the good news. I had two doctors appointments in the morning.  I went back to the Ear Nose and Throat Dr about my voice and he was amazed.  My nodules are gone ( thank you Jesus-- and thank you for your prayers) He wants me to rest my voice for one more week before I try to sing.  But having been through this before, I know to be more careful with my voice over the next several weeks.  I know that my voice is coming back and it's going to be normal. ( again, thank you Jesus!)

There was more good news with my dermatologist.  Things are progressing and she didn't have to inject anything this time. Any time w/o tiny needles poking my skin is a successful visit.

The rest of the day had it's interesting moments. I drove all the way to Archivers ( 45- 50 minutes from here, but only about 15 from the Dr.'s office) to get magnetic snaps.  I was sooo distracted by a phone conversation that I went in and couldn't remember why I was there.  Looking back, I don't think they had any because I looked around at everything Basic Grey while I was trying to remember what I was looking for and I didn't see them.  Hey, that's the story that makes me feel better about forgetting so let me have it ok?

I got home to a request for a sympathy card for a large group to sign. While working on that, I was informed that my aunt passed away.  She was a big part of my life growing up.  Very special and dear to me.  She suffered with Alzheimer's for several years so it's been a while since I've had a good conversation with her.  I've already been missing her. I have a road trip home coming up in the next few days...

Anyway.  Here is the card I created for the group.  It was the third try.  The other two cards are still on my desk, but headed for the trash... unless I get it a mood to salvage and repurpose the parts. : )  For this card, the floral is a Stampin Up set.  I have no idea which one.  I stamped in brown dye ink on the brown card stock and used Prismacolor pencils to color. The words and music notes are from The Stamping Studio.  I remember buying this (and another set with a guitar) with a ton of ideas for cards, but last night was the first time I opened the package.  I know I'm the ONLY one who does things like that!! LOL! I think I'm going to have to make several more cards with a music theme in the near future.

Well?  It's Friday folks.  I'm headed out to get my hair done (and cut) and get a little nap under the dryer while I'm at it.  I have to  get my rest before tonight's midnight release of the Twilight New Moon DVD.  Yes, I am a big teenager, as my friend put it earlier in the week.  Some of us never grow up.  The rest of you need to get with the program. :) 

Remember... When joy seems way out of reach, it's even more important make the choice. Believe this: it's a matter of life and death. One of my favorite sayings is "Life is 10% what happens to you (your circumstances) and 90% what you do with what happens to you (your reaction)".  That's the version I like but I've seen the same idea with a lot of similar variations.  And the Bible says: 

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (New American Standard Bible)

This is Jacki Marie, signing out for the day...  and Choosing JOY!!!  Be Blessed! 


seamom said...

I love reading your blog! You lift my spirits with your life and faith observations.
The card is interesting. My condolences on your aunt's passing.

Sarosa said...

Great post, gorgeous card, wonderful news, loveable friend.

Have a great day, Jacki!!!