It's not very often I want my time to stand still but lately I do! For obvious reasons of course like the upcoming deployment and the time I've been spending doing things I really love. Some days I just want to last forever! Our weekend has continued to be very busy much like our week was. I like being busy but I also like days where I can catch my breath and reflect on all the great things we did. Thanks to Alexis we get to do that today. She woke up with a headache and slight fever so all the plans for today were put to the side and we are just enjoying being in our PJ's and round the clock motrin. I haven't had a PJ day in forever. While I wished she would feel better, she did give us a day to relax. Relax for me = catch up on work. I have a pile of it to get through this week. I also have my sweet prince hanging over my shoulder patiently waiting for me to get my taxes together. I would rather poke BOTH my eyes out with an ice pick than do my taxes! It just makes me grumpy!
We also broke the news to the kids about the upcoming deployment. They are troopers. They asked a lot of questions but no tears. I was so grateful. Russ and I looked at each other a little puzzled. Like WOW, that went much better than we thought it would. Of course as the time creeps up we will see.
A couple of housekeeping things and then I will share my card for today.
*I have compiled the questions and will be answering them very soon. Thanks so much for your patience.
*Thank YOU for the kindest comments and emails. It's very overwhelming in a very good way!
*The new RIDE! We bought a Ford Edge. It's so pretty and such a fun little car. (My prince calls it a Truck! It's a man thing!) Not sure what kind of gas mileage it gets. I never thought about that because Russ usually fills my tank. I just put the keys in and go! Can you relate? Please tell me yes. I am so bummed that I will have to fill my own gas tank soon. I know this sounds so petty, but it's one of the things he does that I never have to think about. I am sure I do something for him, too? LOL! Anyways, the car is fun and I feel set free from the Mini Van Mama Days. Wouldn't trade them for the world but so glad to move on after 10 years of sliding doors. Now we have to remember our cargo space is gone too!
Okay, onto the card…
Keeping with the theme of this post-Time Standing Still. I used the Sense of Time stamp set and embossed the clock onto the First Edition Designer Series Paper. I love this paper. You can also purchase this First Edition Designer Paper in digital format! I also used the new Game Spinner Hands for the clock hands. You will notice I made them a little shorter by cutting off a little bit of the ends with my rubber scissors. The clock was cut out and then placed onto a 3 1/2 Circle Die Cut using Basic Black cardstock. That Die Cut is new in the Spring Mini Occasions. Instead of using a regular brad that came with the Game Spinners, I used a Black Glimmer Brad for the center. I do love the sentiment in this stamp set. I believe it holds true for all of us. Learn, Live & Hope!
Have a FABULOUS week!