Thursday, March 27, 2014

Easter Celebration

I haven't been around on the blogs much, and I'm sorry that I haven't been out making comments; it's been hard keeping up with everything the past few weeks.  With my husband passing away there has been a lot of phone calls and paperwork to get done.  I haven't begun to go through his things yet, I'm just trying to write thank you notes and get the basics done.  I have continued to work, which being a hospice nurse has been difficult since we have had quite a few deaths and there have been long nights.  This past weekend I did Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I thought I was going to pass out after that stretch.  It has taken me all week to recover.  There have been some good things, my kids have been wonderful and so have my step-kids we check on each other on a regular basis so we have grown closer.  We have miles between us, but we find ways to stay in touch.  I'm proud of the kids and how they are checking on each other also.  I just never thought it would hit me as hard as it did.  Being that I work with this all the time, I thought I would be alright with it and know that my husband was now in a "better place" and no longer suffering with pain.  I  overlooked my loss with the situation or at least thought it would be less.....which makes it frustrate me even more.  I don't like feeling like a wounded puppy, and I don't like loss of control.  My husband taught for over 36 years and here I get to learn more lessons from his death. 

Patterned Paper:  Studio Calico
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Bringing You Easter Chickie Vintage
Sentiment:  TLC, Create Easter Celebration
Spellbinder: Label Twenty Six
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Pop Dots:  Recollection
Buttons:  stash
Divine Twine
Flowers:  Prima

Paper Take Weekly - Sketchie Free for all
Sisterhood of Crafters - Animals
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch. 187 Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 314 Floral Delights
Delightful - Out like a Lamb
613 Avenue Create - Twist of a Feather
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. Ch. 188 Digi Dimension
Sentimental Sunday - Ch. 199 Flowery Springtime
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 253 Garden


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

So cute and love your choice of papers for your design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMAL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Leanne said...

So pretty, love the image and the colors are bright, just like Spring, so thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Awesome job!

Leanne DT@4CC

Tina said...

adorable, just the cutest
thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Indy said...

Darling duckling! Great take on this week's garden theme at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs, Debbie!

Penny said...

Lisa, you don't have to be strong all the time! You can take the time you need to grieve--your loss is much more personal than losing patients you're caring for. It's going to take time for you to process it. And then maybe more time. I am thinking of you and sending you such big hugs. Cyber hugs, but big ones all the same. Penny