This month has been a whirlwind of emotions, thoughts and activities for both myself and Kathy as you can imagine. She came to stay with me for a few weeks and together we accomplished much that needed to be done. It was sad to see her leave and I think that is when it hit hardest. Knowing I am now alone, in a huge house that has many started projects (none completed) that I must somehow get done myself. In addition to the major renovation and normal household items I am also faced with liquidating a huge amount of electronics which is stored in both my 3 car garage and his mother's house. My husband and I had an electronic manufacturering company that we ran for 20 odd years before closing it down in the early 90's much of the larger items wound up here. His dream was to start a small machine shop out of here but because of the amount of stuff brought here he was unable to move or get it together.
Organizing, tossing, and assessing what I must do has kept me busy from morning to night. Things I thought one day we would work out together have now become my responsibly. I am taking it as the next chapter in my life that I must now face alone.
Sure wish I had a STRONG man around here right about now! My body aches from boxing and moving stuff to the point of total exhaustion!
Two nights ago, being a bit depressed I sat down to create a card. This was my first real card attempt since hubby's death. I wanted to make a thank you card to give away with some blog candy for all the amazing love and support shown to my daughter and myself during this most difficult time. I am including those that emailed and sent cards, in addition to those that posted comments and will do a "random" generator later today or early tomorrow. I must email numbers to those that sent cards and emails first.
Here is what is up for grabs
Thank You card
Stampin Up Simple Gardenia stamp
Lasting Impressions assortment of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 cardstock
Lasting Impressions "Central Park" 6X6 scrap pad
See D's Birdhouses stamp set
Magnetic Poetry word stamp kit "Love and Romance" includes 86 rubber stamps
Spellbinders Nesttabilities "Nest 02" complete set of scallops and squares
Thank you AGAIN you guys are the BEST!