fredag den 7. maj 2021

Just saying Hi!

 Hi All

I am so trying to get back to post at least once a week - but as you can tell, I'm far from doing that.

Lars is getting better day by day. Of cause, there are the underlying problems, but we try to focus "on the bright side of life". We have learned that by having a focus on the things that really matter, we can do so much more. 

One thing that has happened since my last update, is that a craft store in Haverslev, called GAVLHUSET, has agreed to let customers drop off their homemade cards for "Operation Skriv Hjem" (or Operation Write Home) at their store. I will then collect them, and send them to Charlie in Roskilde, who the power woman behind OSH in Denmark. I admire Charlie for her commitment, having started this in Denmark many years ago, and the many hours she has put into this/her organization.
My plan is to have a drawing, among those how have donated homemade cards, each quarter - or so, for the amount of 100 dkr. The money is to be used at Gavlhuset.  The first drawing has just been. There were donated over 1200 cards! And Gavlhuset said they would give the money this first time. I did not see that coming! I'm very humbled by their support.

So, until next time: Be safe!

My entry to the challenge of the month of May at https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/
The image is an old Digi stamp: Old Boots





onsdag den 7. april 2021

Spring! And it is still cold outside!

Sunflower is from the digi-stamp set Hello Sunshine from Beccys Place
https://beccysplace.com/hello-sunshine-digital-stamps/
Embossing folder: Stampin Up  layered leaves
Sentiment https://gavlhuset.dk/273082-dixi-craft-stempel-hvor-er-det-dog

First of all, Lars is doing much better. He is of the pain medicine - and he is so happy about that. He absolutely hates that he has to take medicine every day.

The calendar says it is spring - but it has been snowing a bit the last few days. I do not mind a bit of snow! On the other hand, I look forward to doing garden work. Flowers are beginning to break the ground. 

Two different begonias, I hope they will grow all summer in the garden.

I wonder how it will look in a few months. I even try to grow flowers indoors, to put out in the garden later. Maybe it will be a success, maybe not. I hope it will be, but the process has been fun. So, no matter how it goes, I will definitely try again next year.

Since I made my last update, it has been Easter. Easter is my favorite Holiday. I firmly believe my Savior Jesus Christ died for my sins Good Friday. In Denmark, we call this day, Long Friday. I think both names for the day are appropriate. It must have felt like a very long day, thinking of all He went through - the pain, the suffering, the rejection, the feeling of abandonment. But also, a good day, since it had to take place, in order for Him, later to set us free from sin. I am so grateful for Easter morning! He had risen. Though all the happened Good Friday, He paved the way back, for us, to our heavenly home. He opened the door back to our heavenly parents. 

























søndag den 4. april 2021

123-creative.com

 Har du bemærket der er kommet et nyt link på siden? 

De som kender mig, ved at jeg meget sjældent anbefaler et firma eller en vare. Når jeg så gør det, er det fordi jeg er begejstret for det som der sælges!

Ved juletid var der en reklame i en facebookgruppe, Scrapsisters, som fangede min interesse.

Det var ikke et firma jeg kendte, men tilbudet lød godt, så jeg måtte lige tjekke det. Jeg er kræsen og holder mig helst til det jeg kender og det jeg ved virker. Det er godt nok for mig.

Firmaet jeg linker til, er  123-creative.com


Jeg kontaktede firmaet, da jeg havde nogle spørgsmål. Jeg blev mødt af en yderst venlig medarbejder. Jeg forstår slet ikke, den tålmodighed han havde! Jeg fik svar på mine spørgsmål, og kunne nu kun lægge en bestilling og så vente og se, om produkterne ville leve op til mine forventninger.

Der gik et par dage, og så blev jeg ringet op! Man ville lige tjekke at jeg havde fået svar på alle mine spørgsmål, og om der ellers var noget man kunne hjælpe med.

Se, det kalder jeg kundeservice!

Jeg modtog min pakke efter et par dage. Der var ingen forsinkelser af nogen art. Dvs. firmaet sendte min pakke dagen efter jeg havde lagt min bestilling. Dette er for mig også et pluds. Der er ikke noget så træls, som at vente unødigt på sine ting.

Jeg kan sige, jeg er tilfreds med alt jeg modtog. Et produkt skilte sig særdeles ud. Det var rullen med foamtape! Godt nok er rullen stor, men den er overraskende arbejdsvenlig.



Tapen er let at arbejde med. Den kan både rives og klippes. Samtidig klippes den med lethed igennem på tværs, så tapen pludselig er den halve bredde.
Siden jeg fik dette produkt ind af døren, har jeg ikke brugt andet til mine kort.

Her er et par eksempler, tæt på, som viser hvordan det færdige resultat ser ud.





Om du er skolelærer, pædagog, eller crafter så er jeg overbevist om, at dette firma har noget du kan bruge. Her er linket til dem


fredag den 19. marts 2021

Update on Lars

 Hi

The last time I wrote, I told you, that Lars had fallen and that fortunately, nothing had happened ...

Well...
The pain in his back became worse after a week. Lars has a very high pain threshold, so when he says he is in pain, it is because he is in a lot of pain. We, therefore, choose to seek medical help.
Our GP referred Lars for an X-ray. Usually, when you are referred by your GP, to have X-rays taken, it takes 3 week days before you can call our GP, and get an answer...
When the radiologist showed up, we were therefore well aware that something had been found on the X-rays.

Lars has fallen twice, and something was wrong.
The pictures showed a collapse in the back, which was not new. The doctor thought this came from the first fall, which happened abt. 6 weeks ago.
There was just one more thing - a broken rib! This was new, so it must have accrued at the latest fall.  No wonder Lars is in pain!

Lars is more tired than usual, so he sleeps more.

Lars' sister visited us yesterday. Lars had really been looking forward to her visit. Despite the anticipation, he had to go to bed and sleep twice - each time for 1 hour. Fortunately, Lars' sister, Inger, is fantastic. She and I sat and talked while Lars slept. She does not expect anything from Lars. She takes things as they come. I just love my sister-in-law. 

Can you wish for more?



Stampin Up: Bright Wishes

Stampin Up: Flourishing phases

Stampin Up: Best Plaid Builder dies

Stampin Up: Dragonfly Dreams

Stampin Up: Painted Harvest

Stampin Up: Let it Ride

Stampin Up: Zany Zebras









søndag den 28. februar 2021

What a month!

It has been a very blessed Sunday.

Our grandson, Mads, has visited us. He's so funny. He can laugh, smile, cry and look at you in a way that you know how blessed you are.

There has been time for reflection over the last month. February came and went before I knew it. I was in the hospital 3 times, Lars fell and hit his head and back. Fortunately, nothing happened. However, he is very much affected by the blow.

Other than that, it has actually been a fantastic month, just in a different way than we usually do, and as we had expected it would be:
Due to the aforementioned events, there has been some quiet time. That's good too, right?

Time to think and reflect on life in general, marriage, family, faith, and commitment. Time to read and rejoice in the word of God and feel that His spirit fills my soul.


Stampin Up: Epic Celebration

Stampin Up: A good man


Stampin Up: Blossoming basket & Lots of lavender

Closed: ByLene Design
Opened, Karen Burniston and ByLene Design

Altenew

Stampin Up: Falling flowers 

Stampin Up: Painted harvest


Stampin Up: Gorgeous grunge

Stampin Up: Gorgeous grunge &
Birthday blooms




Stampin Up: Natures beauty


Stampin Up: Don't stop believing


Stampin Up: So Hoppy together


Stampin Up: Gorgeous grunge 
Alternew


Stampin Up: Bella and Friends


Stampin Up: Birthday blooms


Stampin Up: Tranquil tulips


Stampin Up: Flying home

Stampin Up: Country home 


Stampin Up: embossingfolder "Layered leaves"
& Alternew