My Frame of Mind

These are my thoughts, however I may quote those who are smarter and wiser than I am.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blog Hop for October! (what? OCTOBER already?)

If you've landed here from Erica's Blog, you're on the right track.

I was invited to participate in a "Blog Hop".
I don't who is going to be sorrier; me or the gals who invited me!
I've been in an artistic slump lately…yup, not a creative bone in my body.
But here goes...
The main focus is the beautiful papers or the colors from the new Olivia papers from Close To My Heart.
Love the papers so much I forgot to order them. But I do have the cardstock colors...
I love the new colors: Pear and Sunset. Who'd a thunk that they would have been paired with Barn Red? And aren't those mini-button-braids just the cutest stankin' thing?!
I cheated and added some B/T from another set as the background. So sue me.
Now hop on over to Mary's Blog 

Have a fun time!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dads Are Heros Without Capes

As I was thinking of how Mom is going to have to adapt to life with (hopefully) a temporary disability, I remembered how I felt when I watched a long-time friend's daughter get walked down the aisle by her father who suffers from MS.

Walking her down the aisle was always Billy's Plan A…right up to the night before the wedding, Plan B was looking better. We all giggled thinking well, the Bride would look oh-so-cute on the back of his scooter. Or hey, even matching scooters! But Billy wasn't even thinking of Plan B. HIS Plan, Plan A was gonna happen.

I had arrived a tad late for my taste, but LUCKILY was put right at the back of the church.
I will never be so glad that I was at the back of the church again!

I saw him "scoot" into the foyer of the church and my heart swelled. No matter how it happened, he was still going to take his daughter down that aisle.
And then he….
he stood up.

Well I choked up right about there. I didn't think this could get any better.
And then….
She walked to him and supported him back to the white linen carpet and said,

"I gotcha Dad"
Well I just bawled right out loud. Along with 450 others. I think if we weren't all wiping our noses, we might have applauded.
And dang if he didn't…
walk her all the way down that aisle!
Now most people wouldn't bother with a rear-end shot like this…but to me it was a monumental shot. Then 50 people pushed me out the way to get the same shot.
It was a mass ceremony. 1.5 hours. I was a wreck.
And then…damn!

if he didn't walk HIS bride back down the aisle.
I'm tellin ya I was toast by the end of this wedding!
Oh but wait…that can't be the end of the story.

You see, when Helen and Billy got married, I was one of their 7 bridesmaids. And when I got married Helen was pregnant with this darling bride and her twin sister and was my Matron of Honor.
The other twin will be married in February.
THIS Father/Daughter dance brought the day to a whole new level of awwwwwwww…..

Billy's Hero Cape flew in the wind of all of our tears that day.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Big "Bang" Theory

"Bang" as in car accident.
"Bang" as in the air bags that do great damage while probably saving one's life.
"Bang" as in I would rather phone in the injuries than be classified something other than a trauma patient. Wouldn't that be more efficient?
"Bang" as in injuries sustained by a more mature person are more serious and life-altering.
"Bang" above said injuries are also going to be life-altering for me, too.
She's healing on the outside…the inside might just take a tad longer.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Here Chick, Chick!

Yes, today was the 5th Annual Chicken Festival and as usual, Gramie was Chief Chick!
My oldest niece came up from the Bay Area to witness the event.
She will never be the same.
and my poor daughter napped curled up in a ball sucking her thumb all the way home.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Things I Learned from Other Blogs...

I am following valuable advice here.
But to see the valuable advice you will have to go elsewhere.
And if you are a blogger you will not want to miss it.


I love ya
The End

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Idea Book & Products Autumn/Winter

ok, so I'm cheating here, but it's still an important message, k?
Our new CTMH Idea Book has arrived!
Here's a peak at the new Scrapbook Kits available now!
Love them on and all!
View these and other new products at my website