Wednesday, June 16, 2010

*Here, Not There*

Good morning everyone....  a beautiful sunny and warm morning where I am.... which isn't at home.  I am in Regina for a few weeks to care for Mom.  Calgary is cold and wet, Regina is not.  I lucked out I think.

For those of you wondering, Mom is doing well right now.  She is feeling pretty good, napping only about an hour a day (a month or so ago she was sleeping more than she was awake every day).  All of her meds are now going through her feeding tube which bypasses her stomach and goes directly to the small intestine.  Adds more work for whomever is caring for her, but it appears to be helping with the nausea.  She was at the cancer clinic last week so that she could get her hydromorphone dosage increased.  They did that no problem... she's now at 0.6mg per hour through her pump (up from 0.5mg)  It seems to have done the trick.  The doctors she saw are sure that the tumour has grown in size again, which is obvious by looking at Mom's face.  No idea if the 4-6 month diagnosis still stands or not.....  we are approaching the 5 month mark.

But for now, she's' doing good and she's back to pain free....  that is a good thing.

I created this card while playing with the CalGals last month.  I was really not in the mood to play that day so I was surprised that I created a few cards while at Shannon's.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum
*Images:  Close To My Heart From Me To You
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! ribbon (coloured with an Old Olive marker); Michael's Bridal Flowers (coloured with Stampin' Up! ink); Kaiser Rhinestones
*Challenges:  FTL90

Not sure that I like the ribbon colour....  maybe a lighter green would have worked out better.

Thanks for coming by to visit today!
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stampinbygenny said...

I like the color combination and flowers. TFS

MiamiKel said...

Your card is really lovely :) I love it just the way it is, with all the right colors in the right shades! it has such a classic elegance to it! Nicely done!

xiumaiyuki said...

Beautiful, elegant card!

Sending best wishes to your mom. She's so lucky you are there with her as she goes thru this. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Sandy said...

Nancy, as usual love your card. But really like your new Blogger Background..where is is from or are you one of those clever gals who is designing their own now.

Debsg said...

Very nice. Love the design.

Elin K. said...

Nice to see that I'm not the only one that inks those Michael's Bride's confetti flowers - I love them. :)

Lovely work!

Allison said...

So very pretty. Not a purple fan but this totally appeals to me. Hate all the rain here...enjoy the sun!

Tracy.H said...

Glad to hear that your Mom is painfree right now.

CherylAnn Robinson said...

What a lovely card. So peaceful.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

So glad to hear about your mom and prayers she continues. Your card is beautiful and I like the ribbon it adds a nice contrast.

TrishG said...

Very fun. Love the colors. Very cute layout and flowers.

nokki99 said...

Cute card Nancy, and I love the flowers. I've never seen those here. Say hi to your Mom, glad to hear she is managing well. JanM

Natasha said...

Beautifully done!