Personally Crafted

She took the paper and trimmed it with her decorative edge scissors.  Grabbing her glue runner, she began to adhere the various levels of embellishments onto her card.  After stamping a couple of images on the inside of the card, she colored them in.  Now time to go to the other side.  She had a special stamp to put on the back of the card.  It was her “company” name (if only she had the money and determination to start that business) and she stamped it proudly.  Added her initials and today’s date and it was ready to be used.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – adhere

Happy and Grateful – Day 361

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

Today has been a day to try to recover.  Still fighting fatigue and tonight the pain is pretty moderate.  But the worst part is the depression.  I often feel this let down after the holidays.  I get so wrapped up in the festivities, that when it is over I crash hard.  Plus we had bitter cold and snow tonight… my least favorites.  I would love to sleep in tomorrow and curl up with a book, but Dad has an appointment in the late morning and I have one late afternoon.  So I try to focus on the good and am grateful that I know this wont last forever.

I did receive another card in the mail today and that made me happy.  It was from a friend I used to work with.  It is always good to hear from my friends.

I will keep this post short.  I have already slept some tonight and now it is time to grab my blanket and curl up for the night.  The winds have at least died now some, but it is still going to be below zero.

Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 300

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

I can’t believe it is day 300… I have made it this far the last 65 days should be a breeze.  I thank all of you who are still trudging through these days with me.  I hope I haven’t bored you too much!

Tonight I sit here watching Hocus Pocus trying to reflect on the day.  It was a sore one with the cold weather bringing more aches and pains.  I had to take a pain pill tonight so I hope I make it through this post without falling asleep.

Today’s happiness is a little hard for me.  My depression had me feeling very withdrawn today.  I think the grey skies matched my grey mood.  But there is always some happiness and I would have to say today it was my cat being a little cuddle bug and sleeping with me a good portion of the day.  I think it was because of the cooler weather she just wanted my body heat… LOL.

It was a pretty low-key day.  I did get to my craft desk and worked on a card for a friend.  It is always good to work on cards and I was grateful to get a little ink on my hands.  Hopefully the card will bring a smile to my friend’s face.

I need to post this and maybe read a little more before I go to sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

7 Days 7 Photos – A Black And White Challenge Day 5

As usual I want to thank Stella at Giggles & Tales for challenging me.  🙂

Seven days, seven photos rules

  • Black and while photos
  • Photos of your life
  • No people
  • No explaination
  • Challenge someone each day

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Today I would like to challenge Lukas at Through Open Lens.

Happy and Grateful – Day 250

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

I slept better last night… and this morning, and some of the afternoon too!  I slept so well I slept right through my doctor’s appointment for the week.  Now I have to wait another week to bare my soul.  But it works out well really.  He recommended a workbook about mindfulness and it should be delivered tomorrow.  This way I will have a little “homework” done before I see him again.  I do hate missing that appointment.  But I am grateful I slept better.

I did my part in helping out a friend today.  One of the women I went to school with is about to have her 50th birthday and her sister wanted to do a card shower for her.  So I went to my craft desk and got a little ink and glue on my hands.  It always makes me happy to create a card.  I sure hope she gets a lot of cards.  This is the first card shower I have been a part of.

Well my meds are making me tired… I hope to get this published before I fall asleep, unlike last night.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a nice night/day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 235

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

Today was another nice day with the windows open, although it did turn rather humid as the night went on.  Since we live on the ground floor we need to lock up all the windows at bed time so we just went ahead and turned on the air conditioner to get some of the humidity out of the air.  Was just on the phone with my daughter and apparently it has started raining a little… wonder if it will cool it off or just make it more sticky out?

I feel a little better than I did last night.  Less tension in the house and that helped.  I got a thank you card and letter sent out to a friend.  I am grateful for some help he gave me and know a card can’t express my gratitude but it is a start.

Tomorrow the cable repairman is supposed to fix our cable… so tonight I was watching what was on the DVR in case that gets wiped out in the process.  My daughter came over and we watched more of the soap.  It always makes me happy when she is here.

I need to be up in less than three hours to take my boyfriend to work so I hear my pillow calling my name.  Find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a great night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 135

May has arrived and I hope it brings lots of Spring cheer with it.  I am in my fifth month now of taking time to acknowledge the things that make me happy and grateful every day… almost half way to my goal of a full year.  If you want to join in on this challenge please add your thoughts in the comments or start your own blog.  There is a lot to be happy and grateful for!

Tied our record high of 91°F today… glad we turned on the air conditioner.  We ran a few errands and then I got comfortable and started my prep for my colonoscopy.  All I can say is I will be glad when it is over tomorrow!  UGH!

I did get a letter written to a friend and sent out in the mail today.  And if I wrote a letter that means I had to play with my ink and stamps to make a card.  Always good to get a little ink on my hands… it makes me happy.

And while I am not grateful for the bitter aftertaste of the medicine I had to take tonight and will repeat in the early morning, I am grateful to be half-way done with it now.  Let’s hope the procedure does not wipe me out too bad that I won’t be able to post tomorrow.  Time will tell.  Now I think I will have another popsicle … there are some good things about a liquid diet!  🙂