Hey there crafty peeps. How are you doing today? I hope you are doing well..... My last few days have been full of ups and downs. This card seemed appropriate and it was fun to actually play a current challenge. :) This is for this week's Retrosketches 19. Bright and happy colors always make ME feel bright and happy, so that's what I went with.
Ups/Rainbows: Spending a fun day shopping (great deals and cute clothes!) and lunch at a fave restaurant with my cousin. Getting up to 1150 yds. in the pool. Family bike ride on my beautiful new bike. Finally having it RAIN in Colorado. Kids making me laugh. Getting named TCPs "Swanky Stamper" for the 2nd time this year. Planning a fun race with friends. My sister getting engaged.
Downs/Thunderstorms: A dear friend's son in the hospital. Not getting published (again). Seeing very little movement on the scale despite working out 4-5x per week, my fitness level being the best it's ever been, eating healthfully, and counting calories religiously. Realizing that my thyroid may be out of whack yet again, since I am also losing a lot of hair, I am very tired, and having other issues that point to that. Having hubby get called in at 4am this morning, and he's still at work as I type this. 2 fires this week near my home, now out, but still scary with this fire season the way it's been.
So, all being what it is, I am trying to count my rainbows, and not my thunderstorms.
Worrying doesn't change or fix anything, and I suppose everything comes in it's own time.
I know that God has a plan for me, and He isn't finished with me yet, either! ;)
I know that I will be ok. I've been through far worse things than a dark spot.
I know that I **don't** have real troubles, like a child with cancer, or a home lost due to fire.
I know that I shouldn't be so hard on myself.
I know that I need to take joy in the moment, and not focus on my disappointments and frustrations.
I will get there, in the meantime, I need to keep counting my rainbows! Have you counted yours today?
When I was a kid, I used to have a little card I carried in my wallet with a poem on it about "God's Rainbow." College came and somewhere along the way I lost my wallet, and lost the card too. But I found this YouTube video that has the words on it, if you'd like to see.
This card was made with loads of scraps, and the leftover clouds from this card. Supply list at the bottom. Thanks for popping by! I promise to be more "sunshiny" on my next post. :)
supply list: stamps: Inkadinakdo and SU!; punches: EK Success; twine:TCP; buttons: Pebbles; papers: various scraps