Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Silent Night......FMS212







I usually work in my craft room with the TV on or with music playing but last night I created this card enjoying the silence. Here's why.........

12:30 pm:  Assisted living calls -  Gram (my mother) is still coughing and they want her rechecked. I call the doctor.

1:00 pm:  Doctor returns call and can see Gram right away. Bundle up Emma, bribe her with my iPad and head out to get Gram.

1:30 pm:  Gram says she feels fine and is not going anywhere.  Bribe her with candy and get her in the car.

2:00 pm:  Doctor tells Gram she has a touch of pneumonia. Gram tells doctor she has lived to 90 without taking any medicine and isn't going to start now.  He has been her doctor for 25 years and hands me the scripts and says good luck......and starts showing Gram pictures of his new condo on his cell phone.  She finally hugs him good by and says that I will probably make her take the pills because I am so bossy.....doctor laughs.....happy that he is the good guy and now I'm the bad guy!  Bribe her with the promise of an iced coffee to get her out of the office and into the car.

3:00 pm:  Drop scripts at pharmacy and drive to Dunkin' for drinks and munchkins. Emma loads diaper while we are waiting in the drive through lane resulting in all windows down and freezing temps in the car.  Drive home to change her with Gram squawking in the front seat and Emma saying it's only a little poop Gram!

3:30 pm:  Leave Gram in car with coffee and munchkins while I take Emma inside to change her.....Emma tells her not to eat all the chocolate munchkins.

4:00 pm:  Back to pharmacy to pick up meds then to assisted living to return Gram. Gram is still holding on to those munchkins......and Emma is still saying don't eat all the chocolate ones!  Once inside Gram takes a large paper cup and fills it with munchkins. Emma says those are mine, grabs the cup and runs out into the hall. Gram refuses to take the box and tells me she wants the ones in the cup.  I chase down Emma and convince her to take the box and return the cup to Gram.  

4:30 pm:  Emma and I finally make it home. Emma sets the table for a "tea party"...... with munchkins.  And then she opens the box............not a chocolate one in sight...........


Erin took this selfie on their trip to the Pumpkin Patch recently.  She was smart just to buy them pumpkins and no munchkins!





My talented friend Narelle has a wonderful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  The possibilities are endless! I thoroughly enjoyed working on my card....in silence.....using the set Flurry of Wishes!  The color blocks are sponged with distress inks - Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.


                                   


17 comments:

Ruth Chester said...

So funny! Some days it really helps having a good sense of humor! Hope your mom is feeling better. Love your card and how you used the blocks for the background. Everything comes together perfectly!

Dianne Keough said...

Isn't silence golden!
Your card is great. Love the sequins, just the right touch!

Marianne said...

You are blessed beyond words.

joeytipping said...

Wow, Linda, your mom sounds feisty and obviously that trait has been passed down to Emma! You've got your hands full yet still make the time to enchant us with the story and a lovely card. Prayers for your mom's recovery. And being "bossy" is a real compliment! Hugs.

Kim S said...

Definitely a long afternoon - I'm so glad you can see the humor in it all!

Fabulous card. I love those snowflakes anyway - and I love the way you have set them off with the colored squares.

debra Last said...

Been there. Funny. Stressful. Sad. Overwhelming. Exhausting. All at the same time!Laugh or cry, you decide.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda...
love your caed...of course, but I Enjoy reading your stories as much as I like looking at your creativity on your cards.
Seriously you could you stand up
hug.

stampwithamyk said...

Hahahahaha! I love it! She's my kind of lady. ;) Beautiful card today, love the sponging. Perfect CAS card for the holidays. :)

Dawn Tidd said...

Thanks for posting that story, Linda! I am laughing!!! Now maybe I can get through the rest of the day with my 90 year old mother who has diabetes again! NOT!!! Love your take on the sketch too. The blues and the snowflakes worked perfectly together!!

Nancy said...

Such a funny story Linda, I do remember similar times with my mom a few years ago. Very pretty card too.

Karren said...

What a great story and one to treasure, even if it wasn't quite so funny at the time! Your card is fabulous - the sponged squares are so vibrant and draw the eye beautifully and I just love the black border ;)

Michelle Gleeson said...

OMG, you have your hands full. I thought my dad was tough but I see him in a whole new light. You are a wonderful daughter and grandma. Glad you enjoyed a little peace and quiet. Your card reflects a sense of peace right after a snow storm. Hugs. Michelle

Amy O said...

Very pretty! I love the blue squares and the tiny flakes in the background. With three kids at home, I stamp in total silence whenever I can. It's a real treat!

Jen Brum said...

Oh Linda! That is quite the day! I can see why you sat and enjoyed the silence. Obviously you did not eat any chocolate munchkins either! We don't have munchkins here so I'm assuming they're similar to Timbits or donut holes?! I love this card! Love the background squares and the stitched border! The sequins are perfect! So lovely for Christmas!

Rosemary said...

your card is just gorgeous!! and wow... what a day you had!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I had to read through the comments to see what munchkins were as the only munchkins I know, you can't eat. What a day you had. I see why you wanted to create in silence. I always love how you interpret sketches sketches - especially this one. The stamped clear blocks make for a wonderful effect. This is one totally fabulous Chrissy card.

Jen Timko said...

Now we know where that phrase Silence is Golden come from...... Love this card. Love your timeline....although at the time, I'm sure NOT so funny.