tirsdag den 4. september 2018

Where did the month of August go?

This past month has flown away so fast. There has been so much that I hardly know where to begin.

Our son Jimmy has moved back to Denmark. He made the decision after a short vacation with us in July. He had not seen Lars for approx. 1 year and he wanted to be more close so he could help.He spoke with his friends here in DK and in the UK. Everyone said that Jimmy would follow his heart. I told Jimmy that I love him. That I anproud of him - and that I loved him even more just to consider doing this. But I also knew that his heart and life were back in Britain and that it was a sacrifice none of us would ask for. He replied: I do not ask I give. It is my choice

Lars had a minor setback. Now he has a hospital bed and other things that can help him in the daily life. We are grateful to live in a country where we can borrow such things for free. 

We are so blessed with 3 children and a son-in-law with great, warm, caring, forgiving and loving hearts. They help and encourage us so much.

Those who really know me, know, I do not care about false praise. I do not need it, nore do I give it.

With that in mind, I would like to tell you about 3 of our friends, Gerda & John Nørgaard and Karla Nielsen. These wonderful people have been through our side through this difficult journey.We have been able to call on them no matter what time of day, no matter what problem we may have, they have taken us to hospitals in other cities, sitting in, in interview with doctors, or sitting in waiting rooms for hours to support us.We love them.
They are such an inspiration for us. They show us the true meaning of being a disciple of Christ, and living as Christ lived: in the service of thy neighbor.

These card are made during the month of August -  with Stampin' Up products.

These first 7 cards are made with Stampin' Up stampset: Animal Outing,
Card # 5, background are "Layered Leaves" embossing folder from Stampi' Up.

These 3 cards are made with the stamp sets: Bella and Friends & Pretty Kitty

Card # 1: "Musical season", Stampin' Up
Card " 2: Special Design Paper, Stampin' Up
Card # 3: Cable knit embossing folder, "Carols of Christmas", Embellished Ornaments" all from Stampin Up 

 Centiment are from "Embellished Ornament", Stampin' Up
Card # 5: Bulb are also from "Embellished Ornament", Stampin' Up.

Card # 1: "Floral Phrases, Stampin' Up 
Card #2: Best Birds", Stampin' Up. The centiment are from "Barn door", also Stampin' Up.

Stampin' Up "Myths and magic"

Card #1: Stamp set "Lovely as a tree" + cobber embossing powder, Stampin' Up.
Card #2: Special Design Paper, Stampin' Up.

 Base card are embossed with "Layered Leaves" embossing folder, Stampi' Up.

Other cards I've made during the month of August


torsdag den 9. august 2018

Do we still have welfare in Denmark

When the word "Welfare" is divided up in, well and fare (in Danish it is an old word for travel) - to me it means safety in the journey. In Denmark we are paying a high tax for this safety/welfare. Most are okay with that. We know, that should something happen, we can get the help we need. Help's available to everyone - rich or poor. Do we still have welfare in Denmark? I wonder... After an MR scan I have now waited 3 weeks for a phonecall. All I need, is a Doctor from the medical ambulatoriun, who can tell me what the treatment plan is for my knee.
A nurse was kind enough to tell me, that the scan has shown some injury in my knee, but a doctor has to be the one to tell me, whats going to happen from next.

So, why has a Doctor not called yet? Well, it's sommer, it's vacation time, and this Doctor, is is the only surgeon on call to cover both the medical ambulatoriun and the ward.
Is this fair on him? On those waiting? Is it fait on the nurses who has to run and cover more than one persons job?

I begin to feel that welfare may no longer for everyone. If I had the money, I could buy the answer in the privat sector, and the help needed to fix my knee. I don't have that kind of money - so I'll have to wait.

Is "wel-fare" for all - or for the few who can afford to buy it?
Or is it Wel-fare spelled backwards: "farewell"!

1. Design Paper from Stampin' Up! + Magnolia stamp: Longing Tilda, 2010
2. Stampin' Up: Garden Girl

1. Stampin' Up Design paper
2.  Stampin' Up: Timeless texture + a Danish centiment

1-3 Design paper from Stampin' Up
3 Bird in a nest, Stampin' Up: Flying Home.

Design paper from Stampi' Up.

1. Stampin Up: Lovely as a Tree
2. Stampin Up: The Wilderness Awaits
3. Stampin Up flower punch: Daisy

1. The new embossing folder from Stampin' Up "Basket Weave" and the stamp set "Four feathers"
2. Stampin Up: Design paper from SU, and the stamp set "Flowering Fields"
3:Stampin Up: Lovely Wishes
Stampin Up: "Carols of Christmas"

Other cards I've made this last month

1. Magnolia: Hanging Tilda
2. Heartfeldt Creation stamp