Tuesday, April 28, 2015


The SUO challenge this week is "Mother's Day".  This was one of those cards that didn't quite interpret from my head to the paper just the way I wanted it to…..however, I am okay with it.  After all, I made it while hyped up on Vicoden and Ibuprofen.  I had an "interesting" last couple of weeks.   I barely got over my raging UTI, and had not even finished that round of antibiotics when I developed a RAGING, (all caps for a reason, I mean it was RAGING) toothache.  Of course it started on Saturday, so I suffered thru till Monday and my dentist who is also my boss took an X-ray on Monday, and Oh yes, you definitely have something going on there, most definitely.  A bad abscess under an old crown, no decay.  You don't know it's even there until it kicks up and makes itself known.  And when I say KICKS UP, I can only say that I didn't sit around in pain, I danced around in pain.  A call to the endodontist promised an appt on THURSDAY, but alas, by TUESDAY I was dissolved in TEARS….and my coworkers made some calls at my dentist's suggestion and got me in that afternoon for the root canal.  So, of course, I thought I would get the root canal and that would be the end of the pain, right? WRONG!! I turned out to be one of the 10% who has worse pain AFTER the root canal then before.  I literally LOST 3 days writhing in pain…missed THREE days of WORK last week, and spent 5 days in pain.  YESTERDAY I stopped taking vicoden and went down to just ibuprofen. BIG DAY.  UTI's and ROOT CANALS are not among my favorite things.  I told the dentist I work for that this was good for me, to experience first hand what the patients go thru.  However I said that kind of early in the game, before the pain became unbearable….and on second thought I think I could have done just fine without this root canal!!  Life, never a dull moment  - in the middle of all of that my mom also had pneumonia…..so we were going back and forth to the hospital….it was a week to FORGET for sure.  But hey, this is a whole new week, right?  It came to pass, it didn't come to stay.  Life goes on.  Everybody has troubles, right?  Thanks for listening to my little whine rant.  I move on.  :) Tomorrow is a new day, hopefully a dull one. :) Happy Stamping everyone!! Until next time…..Karen

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


SO, the SUO challenge this week was to make a card with the team colors of your favorite baseball team.  HELLO BOSTON RED SOX!!!!  Having lived in New York for 23 years, it was no easy feat to be a RED SOX FAN.  But that is exactly what we were/are, having been born and raised in Connecticut.  I remember one night when they Red Sox were down by so many games in the playoffs that if they lost one more game they were out.  I can't remember what year it was, but my son and my nephew and my husband, all diehard fans, had retired - gone to bed when the game was almost over because they said they could not bear to see them get beat so bad.  The house was so quiet, and I was the only one up watching this painful scenario.  Suddenly - they began to pull it out.  The night ended with me shrilly screaming THEY WON, THEY WON, THEY WON!!! And waking up our entire family who all came running to see, and the Red Sox went on to win the World Series that year!!  We were like, HELLO~~ BOSTON ROCKS!!!!  THE SOX ROCK!!!  SO proud of those guys for pulling it out from way behind and winning!!  Never give up, that's a lesson you soon learn following the RED SOX!! It's not over till it's over.  That's a pretty good way to tackle life.  Never give up.  It's not over till it's over.   Happy Baseball Season everyone! The RED SOX played their first game of the season, and so far they are UNDEFEATED TONITE!!!  :) Never give up.  It's not over, till it's over.  Until next time……..Karen