Happy Thursday! The great thing, we're JUST ABOUT TO FRIDAY! That makes me want to spring into a dance....however after the last week I'm too darn tired to do much dancing.
Things with dad are going okay - thank you all for asking - a little update for those of you that haven't gotten the update . . . . . . surgery happened, KIND OF......the gallbladder was removed but apparently because of some scar tissue around the stomach and a MAIN Artery sandwiched between the back of the stomach & the scar tissue, the esophagectomy DIDN'T happen. So, for now, dad is recovering and actually coming home today after the latest 8 day stint in the hospital. Moving forward, we're still unsure of the plan, but surgery from here on out is not an option. Only treatments left should his oncologist decide he needs more is radiation and chemo. We pray that what he's had has done the trick and his cancer is gone.
Thank you ALL for your prayers, support and concern. We're so blessed to have friends and family like you that care! We continue to take one day at a time at this point, but we're all working toward a trip to ARUBA once dad has recovered. I think we could ALL use a little drink with an umbrella in it.
Speaking of drinks with umbrellas, the reason for this post (thanks for going along with the scheduled posts this past week too - THANK GOD for scheduled posts!!).
Today is our Terrifically Thriling Thursday Challenge over at Shelly's Images and guess what - I'm STILL drivin' the BOAT (or BUS for those of you sending your kiddos back to school!)
We all need a challenge and if your BIG challenge this week was getting those kiddos back into the swing of things to go to school - good for you! NOW you DESERVE a scrappy fun challenge that doesn't involve waking crabby up, nagging crabby to get dressed, yelling at crabby that s/he's going to miss the bus if they don't get their booty in gear.
This challenge is simple and it doesn't do ANY whining about not wanting to go back to school. :)
So, be sure to pop over and join us this week - you could WIN an image of your choice from Shelly's Images and hey, who doesn't need a "HAPPY HOUR" after dealing with kids that still want to enjoy summer.
Here's just a little sample to wet your whistle!
And if you missed this past Tuesday Tutorial (which involved making your own paper - cherry paper shown on this project), click on over and take a look at that tutorial. :)
Sorry for the funky image too - realized when posting the photo that I could have probably let the glaze on the drink dry a little more before setting the card up and taking a photo......will try & photograph tonight again when I get home - Yep, OUTTA Practice and no patience lately! LOL
Paper - Coredinations Brown, Green and Pink
Technique - Cherry Paper made digitally with Shelly's Images Image - See HERE for Tutorial
Magic Colored Pencil Technique
Embossing - Cuttlebug embossing folder (background)
Extra STUFF - Glaze for dimension on cherries & beverage, Ribbon from my stash, Stickles, Sentiment from Hero Arts (I think) stamp, BLING, Blue Dew Drop Ink & Studio G stamp on cherry paper
Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to pop over to Shelly's Image and join us for this week's Challenge!
Looking forward to checking in with you all tomorrow!