Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snowflakes are Coming Your Way

Colder temperatures call for more seasonal themed cards. This was my first attempt at quilling a snowflake and while it didn't turn out perfect or symmetrical, I am proud to say that it is good enough to be used on someone's card this year! lol!!! Sorry in advance to the person who receives this sad snowflake! :P

I have borrowed this snowflake pattern from somewhere. I can't find the website at the moment, but I will link it as soon as I come across it! My apologizes!

When Your Mind Considers: Bad Health or No Health

Some days are worse than others and when it's bad, it can get REALLY bad. "Helpless" is the word that I often hear people use who are close to chronically or terminally ill loved ones. At times, all you can do is watch and hope for the best. At some point, those good-intentioned words of motivation and support are lost in the pain and seemingly endless suffering. Being headstrong is the only thing left for the individual when the body refuses to cooperate physically while working in tandem with your (hopefully, good and caring) doctors.

After going through some of that experience, I would say to the individual to:

1. stay reasonable, logical, and sane by way of thinking during difficult times, as tired and as frustrated as you are;

2. believe in yourself and keep your desire to live in mind;

3. know that anyone who has stopped by or even inquired about you is pulling for you and if you give up, then where is all of their energy going?;

4. let patience be on your side--the extra amount of stress on your body and mind will not get you into a better state for treatment, healing, or hope;

5. not neglect your body's needs (be it basic exercise/movement or brushing your teeth) because you will pay for it later when you recuperate (!!!);

5. reach out to god, if you believe in it.

Hopefully somewhere down the line, you arrive at a point where your health is manageable/tolerable--the ability to find a balance, where you have some good along with the bad--as I have at this time.

Best wishes and stay fighting, as others are fighting for you!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Life Doesn't Wait

It's been a mixture of good and bad lately--bad health for some and new beginnings for others. (Congrats to Eva who is delivering her first son as I write!!!) With that said, I haven't had the time to make cards and especially to update the blog.

I finally got one of these, but I haven't even had time to play around with it. :(

Anyway, the cold weather is hitting and my skin is going nuts, so I thought I'd share this free Vaseline sample as well as these articles for dry skin:  

-8 Reasons for Dry, Itchy Skin in Fall and Winter
-Different Skin Care for Different Body Parts