Tuesday, May 04, 2010

*More Bad Weather*

I can't believe the crappy weather we've been getting so far this spring.  We were under another winter storm warning last night but thankfully it passed us by.  We have very high winds today (gusting to 95kph (about 59mph) at times) and snow is coming down now... or should I say it's flying sideways?  The wind was so bad last night that it kept waking me up.

I am really looking forward to some wonderfully warm weather!

Hopefully I don't have to wait too long!

I created this card for my friend Bonnie who celebrated her 40th birthday last week.  Her husband whisked her off to New York for a week so she should have gotten the card I mailed to her when she got home last night.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PaperTrey Ink White; Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip
*Patterned Paper:  SEI
*Images:  TPC Studio Playful Greetings
*Ink: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip; Copic
*Tools:  Stampin' Up! flower punch
*Embellishments:  Michael's Bridal Flower coloured with Copic marker; Kaiser Pearl
*Challenges:  Unscripted Sketches #51

I love the saying that I used on this card... "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"... I thought it was totally fitting since Bonnie turned 40....  and since she was trying to convince others on Facebook that because my youngest is older than her youngest that I must be older than her (despite the fact that my 40th isn't until summer!)

Today is a day full of thinking... first, it's the fourth annivesary of Dad's death....  I can't believe that it's been 4 years already.  I miss him every day.  On top of that, my Mom is at the hospital now for a procedure to extend her feeding tube into her small intestine.... we are hopeful that by by-passing the stomach she will have less nausea and the problems associated with that.  She's not been feeling well since the beginning of April.

I hate knowing that she's suffering.....

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Merlie said...

Make it go away!! I thought it's only gonna be windy, they didn't say anything about SNOW!! Pretty sure Bonnie will like her card. Sorry to hear about your Mom, hopefully the surgery will make it easier and better for her.

Toni said...

Its miserable here in Sherwood Park too!
My mom had stomach cancer, and for her last couple of months all she could eat was fruit. I remember her in the hospital a couple of weeks before she passed, begging us to go to her house and get rid of all the fruit- she never wanted to eat it again!

Joan said...

Great card - love the simplicity of it!!!!
We're getting snow here in Edmonton today too. At least it will melt quickly at this time of year!!!

Shannon said...

I'm thinking of you today! Hope the procedure really helps your Mom. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday if I ever get home.

Susan Raihala said...

I'll continue to pray for your mom, and for you for comfort.

The card today is very thought-provoking...and pretty, too!

Kim said...

You and your family are in our thoughts.