Tuesday, November 6, 2007

November Kit - Thanks be to God



I'm wiped out! Last night was a LONG night -- I ended up sleeping next to my daughter in the hospital bed. It was the only way she didn't wake up panicked. And of course between her outbursts, the hospital beeping, the nurses in and out, and the plastic pillows -- lets just say I didn't get a good night's sleep. She's hanging in there, though she broke my heart this afternoon as we came into our house. Her painkillers were wearing off, and she whimpered to me, "Mommy, I don't want to be a big girl anymore. I don't want to be a princess." According to her standards, those titles require too much pain. I nearly cried, but instead just held her tighter. As we picked up her brother from the sitter, she told me, "Mommy, I not so happy right now," and "I'm not feeling so much." (that's how she says she's not feeling good). Poor kiddo! And of course, she associates eating/drinking with hurting her throat, so it's impossible to make her eat. Add to it that her meds (the pain killers) are nasty tasting, so she cries buckets taking those, too. I've been bribing her with Reeses PB Cups (the mini ones). I know... bad Mommy... but it's literally the only thing she'll eat.

*sigh*

Oh... then add to it that I changed the TCP/IP settings on my computer last night so I could log on to the hospital internet through the ethernet cable. I spent at least 2 hours trying to get it fixed. My ISP said they couldn't help, because it was with the router. I could SEE that the wireless was working and my work laptop was connected, I just couldn't get there. So tonight I was on with the router service tech. The nice woman had a super thick accent and talked impossibly fast. AND my office doesn't have a light in it (don't know why -- never put one there because I only work in it during the day). So I'm operating by computer light trying to read sereal numbers and all that good stuff.

In hindsight, I guess the day is quite funny -- and I hope you guys are giggling and shaking your heads! I know I will one day soon, because it is quite funny. But for now, I'm just worn out!

OK, so on to the good stuff -- or at least I hope it is! Here is November's kit. It's mostly papers, because I'm officially stuck (still) on elements. I did put a few chipboard journal tags (thanks Atomic Cupcake), and I had fun creating a painted look for some leaves and acorns. Also, the word art has a different take on it -- you get the converted, but I also included the original layered PSD (Photoshop) file. The reason for this is that there are so many different color combinations or effects you might want to use on the words, and I can't begin to guess them all. So with the layered file, you can decide for yourself what works best on your layouts.

I'll stop talking now... you can get the kit HERE. (link removed) (59MB)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the kits & calendars! Your little girl is in my prayers for a speedy recoverage! She sounds so sweet & being three is tough enough without getting ones tousils out! God Bless & TY for sharing your talents with us!!!!
Karen

Hummie said...

Wow, the hospital? I think I missed something! I hope all is well..I see you only have one more month to go!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your hard and gorgeous work! I appreciate it. Prayers for you and your family.
Ileana

vw bug said...

I do hope your little girl feels better soon... and I have used candy and/or toys as bribes before. Your a good mom for finding something that works! And thanks again for all the great papers and templates!

AnnScraps Mum said...

My son had his tonsils out at the age of 3 and it broke my heart to see him in pain. I think you just journalled her hospital stay for us. I will continue to pray for both you and your daughter. It takes a lot of strength to be a mother.

Maria said...

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ARS said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent!!!

I hope your little one feels better soon!!!

Mega-Doodle Inspired said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing such great papers. Your work is fabulous!

makeyesup said...

In no time at all, your little one will be running around as if nothing happened. Right now, all she needs is cuddling and loving, which is always easy for a Mommy to do.
Thanks for the Nov papers, they're great.

Danielle said...

Your poor little girl, I hope she recovers (and you can get some rest, too!) very soon! Thanks for another great kit! And... I can't tell you how many times I've reconfigured my settings to connect to the internet in a different place... then can't get it to work again at home! So frustrating! Glad you were able to figure it out. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hope your little one is feeling better soon. Thank you for the beautiful kit!

The Alaskan Shaw's said...

This is my first time to your blog, and I'm sure I will be a regular. What a beautiful site you have! The music is a blessing! I will be praying for your daughter's speedy recovery!! My 3yr olds best little friend had her tonsils out a few months ago, and I know that it is difficult but will get much better!! (And don't feel guilty about the PB cups!)

Thank you for the beautiful kit. And thank you for sharing your God-given talents with all of us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Sarah!

Tink said...

Oh sweetie. I can so feel your pain with your daughter. My oldest had to be hospitalized for two weeks when he was about 10, so they could try to figure out what was wrong (it turned out the JRA which thankfully he outgrew). But on the ride home he was terrified of the car and of getting in an accident. We had to do about 20 miles under the limit. And if PB Cups is all she'll eat, then let the princess have them. Soon enough her appetite will return, in the meantime, she bucked up like a big girl and now deserves her little girl time. Knowing all you have gone through, I really do appreciate your coming through with the templates and November kit. You're a wonder, you are.

Jan said...

You and your daughter are in my prayers. Thank you so very much for the beautiful kit. :)

Cosmic Whale said...

This is my first time in your blog but your entry really touched me! I'm probably going to become a regular around here!
Sarah...I'm going to pray so much for your family...it seems like you really need it.
You sound like a caring, loving mother, and although the experiences are definetely tough, your daughter will learn some really valuable experiences from this. One day, you'll look back at it and smile.

I'm amazed that even with so much on your mind you created freebies for us...its'good to know you have something you can do that relaxes you!
Lots of love.
CW

grambie said...

Give that darling angel of yours a kiss and a hug. She is such a strong soldier and has held up tremendously. I remember my tonsils and it is not a pleasant feeling because your throat is raw. It seems that after all these many years, they could have come up with an easier way to remove the tonsils especially for the little ones. She is tired Mother, so your little extras will only help her to stay on the right path. She knows that your love is her strength. Love her association; it is just fantastic. I continue my prayers for you and yours as one of his strong bearers. Leavin lUV! XOXOXO

verabear said...

oh oh oh! poor little princess, is she better now? i sure hope so. I hope you got some rest too :)

Maria said...

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