Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Being Sick ... Just Isn't Fun Now that I'm a Mom!

Remember the good ol' days?

You were sick and could relax in bed while Mom brought coloring books and a fresh box of 64 crayons to use and maybe even a tall glass of Orange Juice to sip?

Ahh, those were the days.

I had eye surgery recently and being sick just isn't that much fun anymore. The Mom jobs don't seem to stop. Thankfully, I had my mom to help since I was restricted from bending over, lifting, and focusing on anything (no crafting, reading, or basically anything fun). Honestly I don't think I could have done it without my mom's help. Ever tried to do laundry without bending? It's like an aerobic exercise from H-E-double toothpick. Just getting the clothes to the machine had my thighs burning like they were on fire from all the squats!

Now that Mom's gone back home and I'm allowed to focus, I find that I'm exhausted just doing my normal routine!

So here's my first card now that I'm back.

It's a birthday card for my buddy Tina. I used Party Donkey from High Hopes Stamps. Frankly I think this looks more like a horse than a donkey but if they want to call it a donkey, who am I to stop them? As always, High Hopes stamps can be found in Kelly's store.

I hope your day is fantastic, Tina!

Paper: SU in-color
stamps: Party Animal and Party Donkey, High Hopes Stamps
Accessories: brads, pop dots, crystal effects


  1. Gosh! I had no idea you had surgery! I hope your vision is much improved!!

    I love your cute card! Looks like a horse to me too.

  2. I didn't realize you had surgery, either! I hope you are feeling more energized in a day or two. I think this card is adorable! Great coloring of your donkey/horse *wink* I think I will need to look him up on the web site for sure!! He's a keeper.

  3. Hi Joanna,
    I hope that your surgery was a success and that you are feeling better soon dear. Your card is beautiful and your color combo is fab!
    Happy New Year wishes to you and your family and I wish you all the best for 2010!

  4. THIS is so very cute Joanna! Ohhh, I'm so sorry you've been so sick! I didn't know you had eye surgery recently, and now you're back home from holidays and are sick with colds---PHOEY! Hope you get well REAL SOON! You know, for being sick you sure didn't lose any mojo, cause this card ROCKS! :)

  5. I hope your surgery went well and that you're doing better! This card is absolutely adorable!!!!


  6. I hear ya girl! Hope you are feelin better soon. super cute card.