Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Thinking of you" Card - Tammy Tutterow Designs

Hey friends!
I'm glad I still have some new things in my file to share with you as I haven't really been able to be upstairs enough to create since the accident. It's another two weeks before I can even start to put weight on my foot ( with the boot on). ugh   Nothing is happening fast enough for me at this point.  It's been over 7 weeks now ... and it feels like it's been every bit of that if not more. I ( strongly dislike) not being able to do what I want, when I want.  lol  I AM my fathers Daughter. lol

This is a card made using another one of Tammy Tutterows beautiful stamps.
I LOVE that these stamps are so easy to color!




I'm a member of an online group for people with foot and ankle injuries, and I have to tell you... its been a great source of info and support.   Of course each person and their injuries and circumstances are different but it still really helps give you an idea of what to expect.
I quickly saw that I wasn't the only one having a hard time being patient with this healing process.  I don't like feeling like a negative Nelly but some days are just frustrating. 
One of the ladies said "I try to look at it as a sort of vacation".     Now I love optimism and I think that trying to find the good in things is always best...... but lol  There is nothing about this experience that I could make feel like a vacation. hahaha  ( I'm thinking she has some really  great pain meds) lol

So focusing on the positive.... I am going to share the best time I've had in quite a while.   My sis and brother in law came Saturday night and brought dinner with them. Keith did all the grilling and Jan had made all the food.  It was amazing!
It was so nice, we sat outside to eat. I felt like I was part of the living world!  Such a good time. I can never thank them enough for all they have done for us since the accident. They are just amazing people.
Check out that yummy food!


Here is my other constant  company. They can be real bed hogs.
I'm so glad we have this main floor guest bedroom, because it's been a life saver.  It is actually the master bedroom and bath, but with Dans odd work hours we have always had our bedroom upstairs away from any noise.
We used this bedroom for mom when mom stayed here, and I was so thankful for it then. Dan put a tv in here also, so that helps pass the time.  I'm getting around better now so I had be in the living room, kitchen ect, but getting upstairs to the bed every night would be impossible.


I had my first therapy session tomorrow afternoon.  I'm excited to start.  It's just one more step ( no pun indented ) to things getting back to normal.

I'm hoping you are all having a great Summer!  Thanks for stopping by! 



5 comments:

harrahx2 said...

I know the struggle is real but just think how bad it could be if you lost your foot or something worse......I can't bear to think of it. So glad progress is showing, even if slow. Love Tammy's stamps and want to order some more once we are finally moved. What a lovely feast you had and what I would give for one right now! I am so tired of packing and working and moving and packing and.............well,, way too much craft stuff! Hugs Sweetie and do what the doc says.

Catherine said...

Aw, Vicky, I do hope your recovery picks up a faster pace after you start your therapy. The dinner your family made for you looks so yummy and I'm sure it picked up your spirits greatly. Those cute dogs by your side are so stinking adorable. I have two little ones that follow me everywhere and they bring a smile to my face no matter how I'm feeling.Your card is so pretty and the lovely, vibrant colors would make anyone smile. Big hugs.

Cathie ♥

Linda S. said...

Love your bright and colorful card using Tammy Tutterow's stamp. I am very impressed that you had a sense to "work ahead" so that you would have pieces to highlight as you recover from your accident. Love the photos of the pups and your special "catered" meal. Your Sister and her hubby are truly magnificent people and you are blessed to have them in your life.
The rural development where I live experienced an EF2 tornado a week ago with devastating tree and property damage. Fortunately, no loss of life, or injuries that I have heard. We were without electricity for 4 1/2 days, banned from using ANY water for 36 hours, and our main road access out of our development was barricaded for six and a half days, while OPPD crews worked to clear the power poles laying across the entire length of the road. I am telling you about this as it was a "lesson in patience" much like you are experiencing. It seems like progress takes forever, but remember...it does get better!! Linda S. in NE

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hey, Vic! Either that gal in the online forum is on some great pain meds (as you mentioned) or she's had some really crappy vacations! LOL All kidding aside, I'm cheering you on in your recovery. I have had long bouts with illness in the past, so I know how tired you get of looking at the same walls day in and day out. Hoping the PT sessions will start moving things along for you.

This card is so darn cute. I've always loved the way that you use color. You and Tammy T are a perfect match.

Big hugs!
kathy

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