Friday, July 14, 2017

It's Raining...............

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends! It is raining here in the desert tonight and for whatever reason the rain made me feel like blogging. I am not sure why it did but here I am.

What a first half of 2017 it has been! Life was rolling merrily along until late January when I had the unfortunate experience of pulling a muscle while exercising. I will spare you of all the details but just know that I am on a first name basis at the Physical Therapist office.

In February I experienced Disneyland like I had never experienced it before. Due to my injury I had to rent a scooter. With crutches strapped to the side of the scooter, off I went.  With a lot of help from my teenage daughter and the patience of the rest of our traveling group we had a successful trip!  One can never have a bad time at the Happiest Place On Earth!!   The highlight of the trip was seeing the Main Street Electrical Parade.  Oh! How I have missed having this parade at Disneyland. I am so happy it is back!

From February to May I really learned a lot about myself and the power of setting a goal. Prior to my exercising injury I had signed up to run a 5K in Disneyland in May.  There was no
way I was going to miss this race. Even if I had to crawl the entire thing I was doing it. With a lot of encouragement from my husband, daughter, my running buddy, the PT staff and some very close friends I did that race. The process to get to that day was a painful one but I did it.  I walked and limped the entire thing but I did it.  No scooter, no crutches, no walking stick...I did it. Best accomplishment to date. Crossing that finish line was the best feeling ever. Oh...and here it is July and all is well....not even a limp!! September 10K here I come!

On a crafting note I  have made a few cards over the last few months. I absolutely LOVE the stamps and dies from Stephanie Barnard Stamps of Life!  If you have not tried her products be sure to head on over to her website and check out all of the fun things that she has.

Speaking of crafting. this past June I attended my annual "Scrap Camp". The theme this year was "board games". It was super fun! I look forward to this weekend every year.  It was wonderful to spend a weekend filled with friendship. laughter and crafting.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend doing something that you love.  Thanks for stopping by and have a magical day!


  1. What an inspiring post! Congratulations on reaching your goal! I am so happy for you! That is a sweet little sheep card. Glad you are crafting. I am headed to a local scrap retreat in August. It is my first one, and I don't have a clue. I could use some pointers! :)

  2. So glad to have you back to blogging. Love hearing your story again. You are such an inspiration. So happy for you that you were able to make that run. Love you little sheep card.


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