Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pretend It's Saturday

Hello my friends. I'm running waaaay behind schedule. It all started with my two middle boys having surgery Friday afternoon to have their wisdom teeth removed. I didn't expect it to affect ME as much as it did! LOL! Yes, I found myself worried and feeling a bit shaky at the dentist's office when the boys were under the knife, and then nearly cried when I saw the first one post-surgery. I guess it shows that no matter how old they get (these two are [almost] 22 and 16), they are still your babies and you'd do anything to keep them from suffering.

I was by myself because Paul had a golf team event he couldn't miss. I got them home okay, but then began the post-op nursing... changing gauze and cold packs... trying to get them to sip something and eat a bit so that they could take pain meds. By the time they got reasonably settled, I was wiped out! Some nurse I make!

I'm happy to report that they are both doing well. The 16 y/0 was back to his sassy self by yesterday morning... even went to the Club to play some golf yesterday afternoon. But my 22 y/0 is still struggling. His teeth were the most impacted. He's doing better, but is very swollen today. He looks like he's gained a bunch of weight... he's very thin, so it's funny. He says he thinks he looks like Marlon Brando in The Godfather...and does a pretty good imitation of him. At least he has a sense of humor!

I'm trying to remember what I did yesterday. It's all a blur, but it sums up to not much at all in terms of crafting. I finally got to my craft room late afternoon, and after messing up the coloring of this adorable image TWICE, I finally threw in the towel and went to bed.

Which, of course, means I didn't get my card done for Stampin' Sisters in Christ. It's the snowball effect.

So pretend it's Saturday, okay? And time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop! This week's sketch is awesome, although I did have to eliminate the band and embellishment along the bottom because I didn't want to cover up the DP. That paper is from the Report Card collection by October Afternoon... a perfect companion for this sweet image, don't you think? That's Betty The Bookworm from Stamping Bella.

I used to be a bookworm... before I became a paper crafting junkie!

I hope you'll join us at The Sweet Stop this week! It's an awesome sketch, don't you think? To give you some inspiration, check out what the rest of The Sugar Babies have come up with:

Since today is "Saturday," that means tomorrow is "Sunday." I'll be back then with my card for Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Before I go, I want to give you a glimpse of what it's like to live with all males:

Have a great day!


Candace said...

I love your card! That black really pops. The more cards I see with Stamping Bella stamps, the more I think I need to get some of those stamps!! I can't wait to see your card tomorrow! :)

Sparkle said...

Your card is darling! You're such a good mom!

Cat said...

LOVE your card! It has such a 50's retro look! Wishing your boys a speedy recovery!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Fantastic Card Lisa! I love that DP too! Your coloring looks fabulous! Hope your boys feel better soon.
:) Rachel

the whimsical butterfly said...

I have GOT to get my hands on some of those green bean babies-OMG! SOOOOO CUTE! Your card is precious, Lisa-beautiful!

Alice Wertz said...

your card is super cute, Lisa!! love that image! glad to hear that your boys are feeling fine. =)

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty.

Crystal said...

This is adorable ! Love the dp and that image. Of course, I love stopping by to read your post too. You're a good mommy !

CreaRenata said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colours and the image is very sweet!


NinaB said...

That picture made me laugh. Living with only daughters is no different.:-) Sorry to hear about your sons' dental issues. I love your card, your coloring is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Lisa - she's adorable and her blonde hair is great!
Pam Going Postal

Debbie Pamment said...

I hope the boys are feeling better - and you too!!!!!
This card is GORGEOUS - that image is divine - hmmmmm - you're enabling again - LOL.

Stamp and Smile said...

You have many hats girl!! Nurse Lisa is such a "sweet thing" on helping your son's get back to GOOD health! Your heart was in the right direction, and now I see you made this AWESOME card to share with us!

Love your take on the challenge! The rick-rack is FAB!!! Boys WILL be Boys... LOL!