Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Going, Going . . .

It's almost over, where did it go?

My friend Sandy has been after me about creating a blog. In my Close To My Heart newsletters, I try to share a little bit about me with my friends and do so with a smile. Even the worst of times can be better if I make someone smile.

This year has brought a big change to our liveswith the biggest being my retirement. This is due to Fibromyalgia and moderate to severe osteoarthritis. Mainly in my knees and throacic spine area. A fancy name for the spine thing is Spondylitis--I can't spell it let alone pronounce it. To me it's a big long name for backache! At some time in my life I've also broken my coccyx. I can even pronounce this one but the common name is much easier--tailbone. Part of this employment change is I have to budget and it is the pits!

When I'm hurting, I try some different things. Scrapbooking and rubber stamping are right up there at the top of my list. I also use this time to thank God for my knees hurting--the pain reminds me that I have knees for which I'm thankful. Then I also go on to ask His blessings on my friends with similar disorders. There are days when these tactics help. Occasionally there are times when I just have to focus on, "this will go away."

So here I sit with my Weird Weiners (2 tweeny doxies beside me), my husband in the chair next to mine, my granddaughter (LOVE my Sambones--she helps, is fun, and I can't get enough of her!) asleep on the couch, her friend next to her, and my old girl--Daisy Dog on her bed next to the TV. They're all watching CSI Miami and I on the computer. Nighttime is my computer time.

Thursday I have my friends coming over for a playday--this is a time to share my knowledge of stamping and scrapbooking with them. I will be working on project samples tomorrow. I look forward to these days of fun, laughter, and visiting.
One of my goals for 2011 is to post more regularly to this blog. Hey, maybe I will learn what I'm doing . . . won't that be something!


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging! It can be great stress relief and a lot of fun!

  2. Well, it is about time. Your humor is so comforting to me. It makes me remember that life can be tough and then it goes on. I am so thankful for our Lord and Savior because there is no purpose without that. Keep blogging my dear friend. Your stories, as tough as they may be at times, are so inspirational to all of us. I appreciate your support, encouragement, caring, and friendship. I am so glad Close to My Heart (CTMH) brought us together. Who would have known that my upline 2 levels up would be my best friend. I know I can come to you with anything. Hang in there darling. You are in my prayers.

  3. I'm looking forward to all your words of wisdom ;P

  4. Okay, so I'm looking for your next humorous installment!

  5. Haley . . . stress relief? Oh my gosh no! But you are my inspiration. I have to look for info to post regularly now because Sandy looks forward to them. I'm thrilled to have to have this Bubble widget here. I lvoe this game. Now if only to make it bigger.

    Sandy, You are too kind as always. But if I can bring joy to your life through my writings, I'm happy.

    Karine, Words of wisdom? You make me laugh. Yours Truly, Yoda.