Saturday, July 19, 2008

I've got a pocket full of sunshine.

Reality check...when you get back from a wonderful weekend and come home you expect life to be as wonderful as it was on vacation...NOT! Hahaha! Bills are still there, still have to yell at my kids, still have a messy ass desk that I need to clean. BLAH! I will admit I am not a big gambler. In fact its pretty depressing. Kind of boring. My husband made it all worth it. He was the sweetest the whole time. It was like when we were first together. That made the trip so special. I didn't get ANY good pics.

(So smokey!)


(me)





Driving thru the mountains to get to Reno was wonderful. It reminded me so much of the happy things in my childhood. Sometimes as adults we lose sight of them. They tend to overshadow and take over our brains. It was nice to actually find some happiness in trips with my father and his many girlfriends. My dad wanted to be a mountain man and so when and if I saw him he was taking me to Sonora/Jamestown or Knights Ferry. I was telling my hubby about my aunt living on the side of a canyon and how neat it was. He didn't seem to understand the magnitude of it and I realized he is a city boy all the way. He hadn't been camping until I took him. I felt a little sad for him and told him so. He was fine with it. I guess if you weren't subject to it then there is nothing to miss.

(outside our hotel window)



(In Boom Town)


(On the way back home)




Back to the surgery...I felt crappy pretty much 85% of the time due to this damn surgery. I was telling my husband I had more energy being a big girl. That's one of the main reasons I got this surgery to have more energy. I'm hoping it changes soon. It HAS only been a month.(For those of you who have asked about the blog, well I haven't started it yet. I will be doing that either tonight or tmw and then post the link in the next post. You wont have access until you email me. I know some have so Ill be getting that all taken care of soon.)

I have a giveaway to share! We are giving away a set of the fab papers by Kim Smith. They were in the RVK this month and are super wonderful. I am having so much fun playing with them. If you didn't get a kit and would like the papers leave me a comment and Ill pick a winner. Rachel will send you 2 sets of the collection! (You can also buy the collection here.)

I have one page done and others in the works so I will have lots of examples to share! Thanks for visiting!

♥♥♥♥

49 comments:

Leslie McCarthy said...

Hope you feel better...loved your comment about how we forget as adults to remember our childhoods and their happiness

*danielle* said...

oh how exciting for RVK :)
hope your feeling more
energetic soon! <3

Holly said...

Glad you enjoyed your vacation! And, since I missed out on this month's RVK, I would love me some of those yummy papers!

kristina k said...

Those papers are so fun!!
Sorry you still aren't back to your old self. Hope you start feeling better soon. :)
Kristina

Ginger Dougherty said...

SOOOoooOo glad to see you update your blog!!! I know it's hard to get in that saddle (maybe that million dollar saddle would be nice to climb back on) I'm there with you...I miss seeing your LO's. I'm selfish I know!!

Trace Geworsky said...

Am I really the first one to post a comment here??? That has got to be a first!!:)
Im sorry to hear that your energy level isnt where you want it yet..Keeping my fingers crossed for you,
Trace

Trace Geworsky said...

Am I really the first one to post a comment here??? That has got to be a first!!:)
Im sorry to hear that your energy level isnt where you want it yet..Keeping my fingers crossed for you,
Trace

Erin H. said...

Hope that energy that your looking for comes soon....take care!

~Erin H.

danilouwho said...

Soooo, I'm really exited to see what you did the latest RVkit, because it pretty much rocks, and you're pretty much going to rock it and yeah, I'm excited. hehe. :P

You'll start feeling better soon girl, I just know it!

I'm an outdoorsy, camping girl too, I hear exactly what you're saying.

Love all the photos - now you can get to scrapping that lovely kit! :)

danijohnston.typepad.com/dj

Ginajam said...

Marie...I sure hope you feel 100% real soon. I can't imagine how hard it is going through that surgery. You still seem to be in good spirits despite the negatives! Glad you had a good time on your trip. I don't think I've been camping since I was a kid...that's sad!

Love the papers by Kim Smith...would really love to have some in my hands to play with!!

Take care...

micayla said...

HOOray, I am so glad to be back with internet and able to catch up with my blog friends. Glad you had fun away but sorry to hear about the energy levels, I am totally with you on that, but for the pair of us it will get better.
Love you ya marie xx

shelly b said...

sorry to hear about the energy level...you know it will get better! Glad you had a good time on vacation.

soulchild said...

i love your scrapbooking ;D !!!!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

Hey girlie! I was wondering where you disappeared too!? Glad you were able to get away for abit. I'm so ready to take a real vacation somewhere....someday, I guess. Hope you really start to feeling better soon :-)

Melissa

Rach H said...

lol.......so true about coming back to bills + kids still behaving like normal!!
sorry to hear your health is being a tad crappy for ya!!
looking forward to seeing what you whip up with that fabby RVK!!
LOVIN those pps too!!

latisha said...

can't wait to see what you create w/the RV kit...
and i know what you mean about coming back from vacation...

Michelle said...

Sounds like the kids didn't go on the trip. I'm glad you had fun and were able to relax. I hope you get your energy back soon. I loved going to Jamestown as a kid. I'm going to Yosemite in a few weeks and I can't wait!

michelle said...

Love those mountain pictures! I hear ya about coming back from vacay and going thru your stack of bills! If I won a million dollars..lol. hope you feel better soon..hugs

Sharmaine said...

Hope that 100% isn't too far away! Gorgeous roadtrip photos!!

danzer53 said...

hi marie! i dont know if i have ever said hello to you on your blog but i certainly know you from SIS! love what you did with the RVK kits and i would love to get my hands on it! : )

Vanessa

Mandi said...

I think you did a FABulous job with the kit!!! It looks just freaking awesome.

P to the A to the T to the T to the Y said...

Love your style of scrapping!!!

AND I love those papers:)

McMGrad89 said...

Marie, Hope you feel better soon. It stinks not having enough energy. I have been there. Fortunately I am better.
I miss the mountains...don't see too many in Cen. Texas. :-(
Annemarie (MommyVictory)

The Tucker's and Wolek's said...

I'm sorry U aren't feeling great after the surgery....my Mom had it done years ago and it took her awhile to feel better too! :):):):):):):):)

Hugs,
Julie :):):)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

How generous of you to offer a rak - those papers are awesome! I'd love to win!

And p.s. I love your dry erase page on your mini! What a fabulous idea!

xo
Michelle
aka ravenea at sistv

*kim* said...

oh shoot I love Red Velvet!!!!
I am thinking I am a shoe in for this RAK because I - - well, I - I just think I am okay!!!!!????

:D

awesome blog and very cool giveaway!

MandieGirl said...

Ooh...looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!

PetiteCheri said...

Sorry that you are not feeling well after your surgery. This too shall pass, I promise!
~Tricia

Anonymous said...

Found your blog from SIStv website message boards. Thanks for sharing your paper! Would love to have some. Good luck w/ the rest of your surgery recovery.

mesarahb (SIS name)

Kate said...

ooooh i love those papers!
and your work with the kit!!

wooow. totally gorgeous.

Jill Deiling said...

those papers are awesome, i love them!! :D
im really sorry to hear youre feeling bad most of the time, i hope it changes soon so you can have your energy back. feeling yucky and not having any energy is the worst feeling! I hope youre doing better. OH and loved your pics! :D

Linda said...

Awwww I hope you feel better soon! Love the pics of your trip! TFS! And thanks for the chance to win that awesome RAK! Love your work Marie and your blog! Take care!
Linda

Kate said...

Glad you enjoyed your vacation, but hope you feel better soon! LOVE the papers so much and would dieee to have them!

Shannon said...

hey you, you're alive! I would like some paper lovin b/c maybe it would make want to scrap again soon! Sorry you're not feelin so hot, but you made some fancy-schmancy pages there!

JenR said...

What great papers! I'd love to win them! :) Thanks for the chance!!!

-Jen R

Steph said...

love love love your pages! you rock!

Kristin said...

I hope I am not to late to leave a comment! Wonderful pages!

I like your blog!

don't want to sound silly but is that a picture of you at the top of the blog, pretty girl!

dilnat@sbcglobal.net

Kristi said...

Don't worry just keep taking your vitamins and in time when you're body catches up to your weight loss you'll have more energy than you know what to do with! I bet in about a month or two you'll be crazy with yourself with the abundance of energy that you have! Love your RVK layouts! :)

Carrie K said...

Great pages Marie! I would LOVE some pretty papers :)

Niella {paperbutton} said...

:)

Me love ya!

Funky Finds said...

LOVE the layouts you did using the Red Velvet kit! I'd love to win the cool papers!!! Jessica

http://funkyfinds.us

Anart Island Studio said...

these papers look so delish!!! Would love to get my hands on them...;-)
You layouts are so great!! Love them!

heather rene said...

Your Red velvet layouts look so fabulous! I am in love with every torn corner and every piece of masking tape!! Thanks for sharing.

♥♥♥ jEn ♥♥♥ said...

those papers by kim are sooo rad. i wish i couldve gotten the rv kit this month, but i cant even afford all my meds & some i just cant survive without lol. so i will just keep drooling over those papers for a bit longer i guess.

sounds like you had a nice trip, even w/ the not feeling 100%. it can be hard to push thru & have fun when you feel like that...but its always important to try to enjoy those special times as much as you can. and happy belated anniversary! my 11th is coming up in august, eek, thats soooo long. reminds me that i'm not really as young as my mind wants to think (my body on the other hand, thinks i'm 95 apparently lol).

anyway hang in there & i'll keep hoping you feel 100% better before you know it. and then send it my way...lol. =)

xoxo
jen

Bee said...

Sorry to hear of your health problems. I pray that you feel well again soon! Bless you! And I bet Reno was fun, but I know what you mean about getting back & finding the old problems still just as depressing. But at least you got away for some fun!

And those new papers are so YUMMO! I wish I could design my own cool papers LOL. I, of course, would be honored to have them. I just can't afford any kits lately cause we found out the place we are renting is getting foreclosed on & we have to be out next week! It is incredibly stressful. But enough of that, I need to keep my mind on happy things before I go insane LOL. Well thanks for doing a nice RAK, that is always such a sweet thing to do!

Take care of yourself & take it easy. And hope you feel better soon!


B

Erin said...

Good luck with your recovery! I think that's the hardest part about surgery because (at least I did) we expect to just feel better right away despite everything the doctors tell us. But you'll get through it!! Change takes time, but if it's a change for the better it will be totally worth it. Keep your chin up:)

Michelle Sanders said...

My thoughts are with you during your revovery! I adore your projects with that RVK...those papers are super cute!

Amy Leigh. said...

RENO! ..and great pics of the mountains!
I am so loving Kim Smith's papers (since vespas rock) but haven't picked them up yet (fingers crossed)

Rose Ann said...

Hi Marie,
Love, love your layouts! Reno is so surrounded by the mountains i miss so much! My mom Cora lives there and I am so faraway from my desert moutain home. Well I hope you are feeling better. Glad you enjoyed the trip around Reno a bit.

Regards,
Rose Ann