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Friday, January 23, 2015

What a Way to Start a Year!

Boy oh boy! This year is not off to a good start but I still have a feeling it will be a good year despite one thing (illness) after another. I may as well get them out of the way now. Started with a cold which I still have. Then, I was exposed to Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease (which I was lucky not to get so far although I am still not over the incubation period). I love my grandson but come to the conclusion that little ones are walking disease factories (and I mean that in a loving way).

Then on Tuesday I woke up unable to move without extreme pain in my lower back. I am talking the kind of pain that takes your breath away and although it is in my back, just moving my arms makes it hurt to the point of tears. Sitting in a chair doesn't help it either which I find odd since I am not standing but anyways, I couldn't even walk and it still continues today. I tried everything to get rid of it and found the only way is to lay flat on my back (on heating pad) in bed with a pillow under my knees and it eases the pain to the point where I don't feel it at all but as soon as I stand up it comes back. The longer I stand or try and walk the worse it gets until I reach the point I have to go back and lay down on the heating pad to start the whole cycle over again. I don't know about you but there is only so long I can lay in bed and do nothing!

Needless to say, I haven't done much scrapping but I did manage to do this page. What makes this page so unique is that Damien don't wear hats. He hates them! However, Damien loves the camera so he put on his Grandpa's hat and grabbed my camera to hand to me so I can take his picture.


  1. Cute card, awesome that you got a picture with the hat! So sorry about all the illnesses, and the back hurting to boot... sending good thoughts.

  2. Thanks! Things are getting better, just taking a bit of time.

  3. Darling pictures and wonderful layout Sue. I love the way you stamped the hand prints, or is that Damien's real hand prints?


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