If it's not one thing, its the other right? I just know I am happy to be able to blog again!! The last couple nights have drove me batty trying to get one in. The past couple nights my technique problems have been a feat to reckon with! First my ISP had uploading going at an extreme snail speed (we are talking 5kbs- SLOWER than dialup!!) Then anyone else have problem with blogger the last few nights? I would get the dashboard to load- but not this text interface to actually blog in UGH! I was trying last night and I feel asleep refreshing and waiting to blog - how sad is that? (Like face plant on the desk fall asleep LOL)
Its been a crazy start to the year, busy wise. This week has been full of doctors appointments, lawyer visits, court, taxes (preparing and sorting) back to school, I can't wait for tomorrow and this week to be over with! On the doctor side of things, everything is looking MUCH better for me, and we finally got results in for dad's bone density scan and marrow. We have seen two specialists this week (one more appointment tomorrow morning) and they are all looking at surgery now. I knew someday this would be coming, but I don't really know if he, or I for that matter, are prepared for all its going to take to be done. They have said that its pretty much just bone on bone now for both his ankle and knee, and pretty close to being the same at his hip. So now they are looking for good spots of bone for pins and areas to go in and do replacements to get rid of the pain and mobility issues, and hopefully prevent extra wearing of the bone. Tomorrow we go in to see if there are good spots at the knee area to go into, and he gets molded for a splint for his leg. Dad is all ready for it, and acting rather enthused to have people finally talking about replacements- Me on the other hand, well I'm pretty sure I will be gray by the time this is all said and done.
In the midst however, I have managed to keep up with my resolutions AND my 365's!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT? After diving in, I did change up how I was going to tackle both projects though. Now my scrapping in done with my Lessons in Life book, and my journal is actual writing in an altered journal. I will take pics of my journal today so you all can see, I am rather proud of how it looks :) It makes me want to pick it up each night and write in it. Plus I realized just how relaxing it is to actually pick up the pen and paper and let the thoughts go.
I really flubbed up the 12 days in a big way, so I am just throwing those out. I am far behind, plus we only had 4 days left... so we are just gonna call em gifts LOL. That way if tonight my net or blogger decides to be completely wonky, I won't feel so bad. Plus I plan on going beyond those 4 gifts. I figured at the end of each week I can make available some 365 tools and my pieces for my Lessons in Life book so that you too can all take the journey with me. So EVERY Friday, I will have a new 365 template, 7 predecorated Lessons in Life pages for you, and 7 either cards or wordart to coordinate with the project. That way we help keep each other on track :)
Here are my first couple days (and also the first couple pre-deco pages that I will have for you all tomorrow)- I will put up an album in my gallery and link to it so that everyone can see.
And here is the 6 Lessons in Life cards that are completed so far. After this week I will save the wordart pieces as well- so those wishing to use JUST the wordart for their layouts can do so. However, I figure at this rate- by the end of the year everyone will have a great inspirational set to use for holiday gifting. Like a full album of 4x6's, or print them out and bind them with jump rings to make a rolling inspiration desk item- O the ideas I have :) LOL But ALL of these cards will be available tomorrow for download as well as the 12x12 predecorated pages (the pages I create just minus the journaling)
And for today- I have a gift for you all as well :) Since I am kinda messed up the 12 days- I am going to go ahead and reveal this to you all. Still a 24 hour download, before it goes into the shoppe.
*Sorry link has expired*
note the download will be available until Jan. 7th 11:59 pm EST
And for those that missed the last gifts- here is what was hiding inside:
All gifts, and ALL Advent and 12 days items go directly into my shoppes (both personal and at ACOT) and are available for $1 for anyone wishing to pick up any missing pieces. The $1 price will end on the 10th!
Much love to you all! Happy scrapping and hope you all are having much luck and success with your resolutions and 365 journeys!