A couple of you left questions for me in the comments of my last post. Let me see if I can answer them for you.
Heather asked . . .
You must have really done a good job on that ankle! It's been quite awhile since you hurt it.. I think that was probably around the last time I visited... by the way ... how's the house coming? Do you have any pics of the finished product... or are you finished yet?
Thanks for asking about the ankle, Heather! It's been four weeks since I hurt it, and it seems to be doing ok. It's getting strong again, and I'm able to do most anything I was before. I do get a twinge of pain if I twist it out of the normal range of activities, say when I'm down on the floor getting something from a cabinet. When I stand up on my right foot, that leaves the left foot to give that little hoist the rest of the way up. I don't know how many times I've felt a twinge that reminds me that all is not completely healed in there! There's still some weakness in my ankle too, but I usually wiggle it around first thing in the morning to try to strengthen those muscles. I can tell that it's stronger each day by doing that. I'm also back to exercising (almost) every day - it's plenty strong enough to walk on.
As for the house . . . I knew it was just a matter of time before I'd have to get some pictures for you guys! LOL Now that most everything is put away and pretty much where I want it, the house is full of the everyday clutter of living. Not bad, just not picture-ready. I will have to clean up real good and then take pics really fast before it gets messed up again! I will try to do that within the next few days. We're settled in nicely, and I'm beginning to tweak closet and storage spaces to make everything fit and still be accessible without getting bonked on the head when I open the door! ;)
I just discovered the blog of a friend of mine from Vancouver, DeStampin' Corner. She has her own Stampin'Up business. She had a pertinent question:
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been reading your's for sometime now. I'm curious, how did you find my blog?
Welllll . . . I found your blog in the newsletter you sent me! Advertising works! I have several stamping blogs listed in my Bloglines, because although I'm not good at making cards, I love to look at others' cards and try to make them. In other words, I steal ideas. And I've found some good ones on your blog, D!
On a more serious note, have you been following the abduction and murder of the young woman from Kansas, Kelsey Smith? For some reason, this one has touched my emotions very strongly. Maybe because my son is the same age and gone from home most of each day. My heart broke for her mother in the first interview I saw about the family on Tuesday morning on Good Morning America. She said her last words to her daughter, over the phone just minutes before her abduction, were, "I'll see you when I get home." But her daughter didn't come home. Every time that loved one, whoever it may be, walks out your door, you have no guarantee they will ever come back. I have determined once again to never let a loved one leave me without saying, "I love you." I don't dwell on these things constantly, but something like this always reminds me that life can change in a split second. Live on purpose! My prayers are with the Smith family.