Friday, January 22, 2010

Inspired by Martha Stewart

I have been100_2585 away from blogging for so long I hardly know where to start.  The layout of this card is from a card in the new CTMH catalog.  I had made one but it just wasn’t what I had in mind.  I kept thinking orange for some reason.  Well, the other nigh when I was watching tv there was a commercial for the Martha Stewart show and there was a basket of orange tulips.  Colors used are orange,  citrus leaf, hygrangea & white.  The stamp is from Stampin’ UP.  I colored image with Marvy markers.  The orange gems at the top are from a Hero Arts Halloween set. Ribbon is from JoAnn’s.  I used my Cricut and the Wildcard cartridge to make the 5 1/2 circle. 

Now for why I haven’t posted or made a card in a coon’s age.  The month of December I was so tired all the time I could hardly do anything.  My hand was hurting aching something fierce so it was hard to make cards.  In fact I only got out about half of my Christmas cards. 

Found out I have a benign nodule on my left thyroid but according to all my test results that shouldn’t make me tired.  However my doctor put me on a low dose of thyroid meds.  Annual physical showed my kidney function was off so I am working with a kidney specialist to figure out my meds (high blood pressure and cholesterol).   But I do have some good medical news.  I saw my orthopedic surgeon Jan 11  and  he said he could do a procedure called Arthrex Tightrope. He  pulled and pushed and manipulated my thumb and the next day my hand was very sore.  but then it started to get better and just for the fun of it I tried doing some things that I haven’t been able to do like chop veggies etc.  When they called to give me a surgery date I told them that my thumb wasn’t bothering me and they checked with the doctor and he said at this point I could cancel.  If I had the surgery I was going to be in a surgical dressing for two weeks and a splint for 6 weeks and very little use of my thumb for a total of 4 months. 

Weather here right now is fine but come Sunday night we are supposed to get rain and freezing rain then back to lake effect snow and cold next week.  We need some fresh snow for snowshoeing.

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