Thursday, January 29, 2009

Goodmorning everyone,
Thursday already and for me it's weekend. So far this has been a 'normal' week.
No one's sick, no big cleaning projects and the girls are very easy going the last couple of days.
The only person that I'm very worried about is my mum. Some of you know that both my parents didn't have much luck with their health the past 1 1/2 year. My dad is doing pretty fine considering the circumstances. But my mum is a completely different story. She's didn't feel
a 100 % one single day in the past 1 1/2 year. She's been in the hospital for about 6, 7, or 8 times (I really can't remember how many times, but when the girls can find grandma's room in the hospital with their eyes closed it must have been a lot).
If I had to make a list of all the things she suffered and all the medicine she's still has to take to keep everything under controle it would be the biggest post I ever made. Right now she has the flu for the 6th or 7th time in 3 months. All of this is affecting her so much, it's a big surprise she's not in a very big depression. The most frustrating thing for me is that there's nothing I can do to help her with this. The only thing I can do is pray for some nice weather with better temperatures so she can go outside a bit more. With these temperatures she's very affraid to go outside, so she's only outside to get some groceries and that's pretty much it. Because she is at home so much I gave her my aqua pencils and a lot of stampprints to colour. She doesn't have any goodies to make cards so I'm trying to cheer her up a bit by making little packages with papers, flowers, ribbon brads etc. I told her that when she's finished her first card I would publish it on my blog. So ladies, stay tuned for my mums first piece of art!
Sorry to have bothered you with my worries, but it's something that keeps me really very busy.
Now for the more fun things in life.
Over at the Dutch Dare this weeks theme is to make a THANK YOU card.
I received a beautifull RAK package from my good friend Donna a few weeks back with a lot of goodies perfect for this card. It's one of the rare times I didn't use a stampprint as the main image of my card.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

8 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your is gorgeous Karin and I just love the shape and colours, The sparkly bird is so sweet and I just love the fern leaves. I am so sorry to hear about your dear Mum and hopefully the weather will get a little warmer soon.. not long until Spring. Big Hugs and love, Nikki x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi sweetie, you've been photo tagged.. don't feel like you have to do it if you don't have time. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Riet said...

woww wat is dat prachtig Karin.

liefs Riet.

Loes said...

Karin,
Heel veel sterkte met je moeder. Hopelijk knapt ze wat op door wat te knutselen.

Liefs,
Loes

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Karin!! I too am sorry to hear about your Mom, I do hope that she starts to feel better soon!!

Hugs, Kelly

ursula in RSA said...

Really hope your Mum is better soon, It is always such a worry, and sometimes just helps to share. Just love your cards. Hugs

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Karin. Love the 'frame' and the great colors. TFS!
Sorry to hear about your mom... looking forward to seeing her first card. :o)

Loreal Blondi said...

Love that little Bird! and how you use the frame. Fine card indeed!