Tuesday, February 12, 2008

One last card before I go to the hospital

I'm telling you, ladies, stamping has saved me from becoming overly anxious about tomorrow's surgery. Well, that, and the prayers people are saying for me and all the positive thoughts coming my way. I really can't thank you all enough because I can honestly say that I'm relatively calm, with only moments of anxiety here and there, which is perfectly normal, I'm sure. However, once this post is complete, I'm laying down my markers, stamps and papers because I've got laundry to do and a bag to pack. As of tomorrow Thursday, my wonderful husband will be posting here for me to let you know how I'm doing. The easy part is the surgery, the hard part will be the physiotherapy, but everyone, without exception, has said it will be well worth it. I'm hanging on to that. So, here's my card for today. It was made following a tutorial by Charmaine at Oodabug Alley, but it's really a card that will be entered into the Blog Contest posted by Shannon at Live, Love, Laugh and STAMP. The colours that are required are Tempting Turquoise, Almost Amethyst and Black. I hope I win because I love those Riley moose stamps. C'mon, Shannon, take pity on a poor, old woman who won't be able to walk for a couple of months. Just kidding, I'll be in line with everybody else for the prize.

This is Barb, signing out until somewhere around March 4th, but please drop by to see what John has to say. Leave him a comment to encourage him to do it again and again. He'll get to love blogging as much as I do.


Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Barb, this is adorable! I'd LOVE to see that doggie's tail shake in real life! LOL Too cute! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers for your surgery! Wishing you a fast recovery too! Big Hugs!

mudmaven said...

Barb, you know we'll all be thinking about you and sending our prayers and best wishes your way. Take good care! ~chris

Heather Grow said...

Super cute card, Barb. Love it! Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. I hope that you heal quickly.

Shannon said...

Great card Barb. I'll make sure your entered for the contest for Riley stamps. Hope your surgery goes well and the road to recovery doesn't keep you from your stamps for too long.

Stampin' Meg said...

Great card and good luck to you in the hospital_I hope that you are home soon and stamping once again.

Kim H. said...

Cute card! Love the fun fur on the doggie! Good Luck tomorrow! I pray for a speedy recovery!

pescbrico said...

Your card is cute! I'll keep you in my prayer!

Shannon McGann said...

Barb, you did a great job on Shannon's colour challenge - I'm going to work on mine this weekend.

Love and prayers are with you as you go into surgery tomorrow.

Take care,

Cas... said...

Cute card!

You are in my prayers!

Cathy said...

Barb, l just wanted to tell you that my thoughts and prayers are with you and John.. l'm closing down and what a great job on the colour challenge and you card today was so cute..Hugs have a good night.

MidwestStamper said...

Cute cards Barb! I will be thinking of you tomorrow and cheering you on to recovery! We need you back at The Stamp Shack as soon as possible!
Love ya!

Kathy W said...

Barb, what a cute puppy stamp! Very fun card. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Extra patience with therapy; progress is always slower than we would like. Try and get a good rest tonight. Cyber hugs from Utah, Kathy

NormaJ said...

My thoughts are with you Barb and
I wish you a speedy recovery.
And I'll put in a good word for you
regarding the contest okay?

Alexandra said...

Oh Barb, this is stinkin' adorable, you did such a great job on this! And please know that you are in my thoughts for tomorrow's surgery and a hope for a speedy recovery! Thanks to John for keeping us posted!


Lesa said...

I have been thinking of you often as your surgery date gets closer and sending you positive prayers. This surgery will go smoothly and you will recover nicely. Albeit a slow recovery but you are STRONG and can do it and it's so worth it. Before you know it you will be running circles around those lovely grandchildren of yours!! BIG HUGS

Cathy said...

Hi John, l pray all is well with Barb..You both have been in our thoughts and prayers all day..
l think the have the proper address for the Hospital and for the after care, are these the proper address? l want to send her some flowers.
Thunder Bay Hospital
Box 3251 35N Algoma St.
Thunder Bay Ontario,Canada P7B-5G7

And for: St Joseph's Care Group Hospital, 580 N Algoma St.
Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada P7B-5G4
Are These the proper address..

After you have rested, will you please make us a card..Thanks Hugs to both of you.