Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My clumsy family

Yeah - that's the reason I didn't post yesterday. Gage was showing Kai what a line jump was yesterday and Kai was the line. Well, he jumped over him and I had just opened my mouth to tell him that it wasn't a good idea and he tried to jump over him again - backwards. He didn't make it. He didn't really land on Kai - just hit him enough to lose his balance. He fell backward and fell against the ottoman with his back. This is the kid who broke his back 2 years ago and as he's asymptomatic right now, his dr. has opted not to fix it with surgery. So, we spent a good deal of time in the dr. office and having xrays yesterday. Good news though - no further injury and no shift in the previous break.

Emma, Kai and I were playing Uno on Sunday. They were messing around and Kai stepped backwards onto my ankle. I could see he was going to fall and tried to move my leg out of the way, but he fell on my ankle at a wierd angle. Well, it pulled my achilles tendon. That's 4-6 weeks to heal, dr. says. Ugh!

On a sad note - one of my old bosses died on Saturday. The funeral is today and we're closing the office to go. He was 86 and had a miriad of health problems from skin cancer to alzheimers. He was such a sweet little man. He and his wife were so cute together - two tiny, white haired people who were still crazy for each other - you could tell by looking at them. I made this card for his wife. I don't do flowers. In fact, sassy stems and doodle this are the only flower sets I have. But, what else do you put on a sympathy card?? So, I went outside my comfort zone and used flowers. Well, I wasn't comfortable - my flower cards always suck. So, I CASED a card from blondie090277 at SCS. I used different colors and a different stamp set, just cased the layout (as usual - I love to do that). I used sassy stems for the image matted with black. The scallopped circles and the circles were done with my nesties. The black rectangle is embossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug. I wished after I had it all put together (with permanent adhesive) that I had cuttlebugged the blue circles, but cest la vie. It looks pretty good for a flower card! :)


Mary Dawn said...

it's a lovely card for such a sad occasion

Stacy said...

Very pretty card. Sorry for your loss.