"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What a crazy day

It finally turned cool in Texas today! It actually feels like fall and I even had to close a few windows until afternoon when it started warming up. Love it! Having grown up in New England, I surely do miss fall.

My dh has been sick. First, he found out he had a staph infection and is taking antibiotics. A few days ago he started feeling like he had the flu. By today he wasn't any better and had broken out in a rash (Dr. Susan promptly diagnosed hives and sent him back to dr.). It turns out he has a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotics! So now he's on different ones and, hopefully, will start feeling better. Lots of sighing and pacing going on around here.

I have been feverishly trying to finish a large project, which I can't reveal just yet. Here is a sneak peak, though:

I had the "bare bones" finished, but needed to embellish. That took me most of today! But, it's also the most fun...
I'm starting to get interested in making some Christmas projects. It seems Christmas has been thrown at us from all sides since late summer, but there's some beautiful new paper lines coming out. I can't wait to get my hands on the new Basic Gray Wassail papers. Take a look at how beautiful these are.

Our family will be going to Mexico for the Christmas holiday week this year. We've never done this before and I'm so looking forward to it. Because we will be gone - and we won't be exchanging presents either - there will be no Christmas frenzy in our house! Yay! Maybe this year we can focus on the real meaning of the holiday and skip all the hoopla.

Despite that, I know I will not be able to resist making some holiday projects. But at least there won't be any pressure and it will be fun.


Stampin' D'Amour said...

HI Susan- I just found your BLOG from another BLOG (I guess that's how you usually come across other wonderful BLOGS out there).

Great BLOG--love the background! I'll have to check back again! :0)


marylee :) said...

Feliz Navidad! - if I don't see you before you go to Mexico!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

Is that what I think it is?! You are getting into the Christmas spirit and beautifully if I must say so!
So sorry to hear the DH isn't feeling well. Don't let him wear you out by waiting on him too long!

Anonymous said...

Your Christmas Holiday week sounds just fabulous!!!
Let me know how this goes, we have been thinking of doing something like this since our oldest is married!