15 November 2010

A welcome surprise...

I've been waiting for over a month now for my prize from Belles n Whistles to arrive and still nothing... I just hope it still makes it's way safely to SA...  I'm also awaiting 2 orders from 7 Kids College Fund which I'm hoping will arrive soon...

So, as you can imagine, I can't wait to open my post box when I get home from work in the evenings.  At least this evening there was a wonderful surprise for me.  As mentioned on many occasions, I have met so many lovely, talented people in blogland and RenĂ©, a fellow South African blogger is one of them.  I recently sent her some images to play with and received this lovely card by return mail...  I really hope she doesn't mind me showcasing it, but I just love all that embossing... something I have never done myself and wouldn't know how to, actually...duh!

Thanks so much RenĂ©, what a thrill it was to receive your beautiful card today and the lovely message inside.  It's a pleasure visiting your blog (Stamping in Sunny SA), as you are so talented. 

I've put my back out again, and I haven't picked up anything heavy (promise...lol).  It's just one of those things I suffer from occasionally.  I can just wake up one morning or just sit wrong or put my foot down incorrectly and then my back is out. Drat!  I just hate it!  I felt a twinge last night and quickly sprayed some Deep Heat onto it but it's just got worse during the day.  Had a nice warm bath, sprayed some more Deep Heat onto the area and have taken some painkillers.  I'm hoping it will feel better by morning...  Enough complaining. My poor blogfriend Sandra is suffering more than I, as her pain is far worse than mine... we're a real pair of old crocks, aren't we honey?

Hope the rest of your week is bright and beautiful.  Hugs to each and everyone of you. Thanks for still popping by, even though I have not been crafting much lately.  I am hoping the dry spell will end soon... Sharon x


Cec said...

Sharon, I have been suffering the same way too since the end of September. I think it is all better and then I vacuum or sit in a low chair or even turn over in bed and there it goes again. I forgot about the Deep Heat treatment and I have something similar so I better get it out.

The card your friend sent to you is very pretty. I haven't had a lot of time to comment but I have been lurking and every time you post something I see it in my reading list because I am a follower.

Does mail always take that long to get to you? We only have problems with slow delivery when the posties are considering a strike or at Christmas time.

Hope you feel better soon.

Big Hugs!

Tertia said...

Hi there
So sorry to hear about your back. I sometimes have a problem when I spend a lot of time sitting at my desk working, but nothing really bad. Lovely card you got. hopr your prize gets there very soon. I ordered from them and it arrived safe and sound within 10 days - hope it didn't get 'lost' in the mail.

Crystal said...

OOOO this is BEAUTIFUL Sharon, I LOVE the colors, and that ribbon is delish!! Gorgeous creation!! Sending big hugs your way hope your back feels better soon!

Rene' Sharp said...

It's an absolute pleasure my friend!! Thanks so much for giving my card some space on your lovely blog!!!:)

so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well again. I used to suffer from a bit of lower back pain when i was doing too much excercise, and that was bad enough!!

Sending you lots of love my friend, feel better soon xx

A Cards Delight said...

Hey G/F so sorry to hear about your back and hope it feels better by the time you read this. Tab (owner of 7 kids) son was in a vehicle accident and it put her behind a few days. She stated everything that has been ordered was mailed and this was a few days ago. So what happened to Mojo, have you seen him lately. I figure he is a boy since he is constantly late or not showing up at all and give us such a hard time. I wish the man would just come home and own up to his responsibilities and take care of things for us!!!

Love ya sweetie and it's been a week since I have posted and need to get one done now!

RosesMarijke said...

Hi Sharon

Bedankt voor je lieve berichtje...het gaat goed met me hoor...thanks...very busy and so on....
Alles goed met Kendall?
Geef haar veel liefs van mij!
Het weer is nu lekker koud met een mooie heldere lucht...heerlijk !
Het word wel weer kouder hier.als het gaat sneeuwen dan laat ik het je weten....hahahaha
Veel liefs en een dikke kus van Marijkexxxx

Riet said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Sharon.

Liefs Riet.

Nina Macaulay said...

Hi Sharon,
Sorry to read about your back, hope you are able to take things easy until you get better again.
And what a delightful card to get in the post!

Hugs Nina x

Sharron said...

Hi, Sharon! So sorry to hear of your back problems. I have a herniated disk so know of the pain that can come on quite suddenly. Often I don't even know what I may have done.

I love all your wonderful calendar pages. The images are adorable and, as always, your coloring is fantastic!

Hope you get back to feeling better soon. Have a good week! HUGS!

A Cards Delight said...

I sure hope your back in feeling better. It wasn't too long since the last time. Maybe your doc should order an other x-ray or Cat Scan...hugzzz