Tuesday, March 17, 2015

When I feel crummy…


“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."

― C.S. Lewis

What a BLESSING friends are. Especially friends that LOVE chocolate chip cookies! *grin*

The door bell just ran and when I opened the door there was a cute little box. I didn't remember ordering anything thing. So, I took it back to the studio to get some scissors. A little background information here. I have been super grumpy the last few days and I felt so bad about it. Plus the more I feel bad about being grumpy, then the more teary and grumpy I seem to get. It is SO silly. I keep myself busy by trying to work on deadlines, trying out new recipes for my family, doodling my heart out; you name it I am trying to do it. But, that gets me a little frustrated to because my energy level is not even close to where it was a few months ago. I feel bad even talking about it. I was brought up in a family that you just weren’t suppose to talk about your problems, but darn it, if I am going through this, I am pretty sure that someone else has gone through this before too. I mean really. I feel SO bad for all the people out there that are sick and have to to go through different tests and trials. It really is challenging. Even the medicine that I have to take in order to get better can be SO hard on a body physically and mentally! Even just watching my hair do weird things the last week or so has almost driven me crazy!

So, any way, I guess that is why I have been a little grumpy…. at times. Not all the time. Just times. I am still smiley. And goofy…yes, I am still pretty goofy. My family can vouch for that! *grin* AND I still feel SO very blessed. Like just now!


Moments when the weight of everything is heavy on your shoulders, all of a sudden the doorbell rings and Guess What!?!?!  A AWESOME friend has sent you a amazing box of cookies! I met Stacy Croninger when she was at Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking & Creating Keepsakes. We instantly be came friends. She is such a wonderful person. It is like I have known her forever! Plus, she loves chocolate chip cookies just as much as I do! Awesome! When this came to the door, it put such a smile on my face just knowing that she was thinking of me. Thank-you Stacy! Your friendship means the world too me!


“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

― Linda Grayson

Made with Repix (http://repix.it)


I hope I don't sound to negative. Yes, I am grumpy at times. More then usual. BUT there is a LOT to be grateful for!


The moments I feel good, everything sparkles and looks so fresh and beautiful! We really have to SLOW DOWN and enjoy every minute of the precious time that we have on this planet. Even if sometimes it is full of aches and pains and yucky stuff, it just makes you appreciate the good even more! Heavenly Father has truly looked after me and my family. Over the last month and a half I have had a homemade card in my mailbox from  wonderful designers from all over the world each and everyday! Some of them I have known, many of them I haven’t known and a lot of them have been from Lilla Roger’s Make Art That Sells international workshop. I cant tell you how much their beautiful art and words have help support my family and I during this time! Thank-you from the bottom of my heart!


I am going to have Marcus help me and I want to string these up in the studio so I can seen them everyday. They are SO beautiful! Thank-you SO much for making me smile and for taking the time to think of me. I really can’t thank-you you enough!

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

― Helen Keller


[A little mixed media canvas I created in order to make me SMILE using some FaberCastell.]

Thanks for being AMAZING!


Susan xo


  1. You are not alone in feeling ..less energetic. I understand completely. So happy for you - blessed with friends and chocolate, family and faith. Do what you can do... and then... take a nap! To better days!

    1. Oh Sheila...I hope that you have more energy soon my friend! BIG{hugs} xoxo

  2. Chocolate in any form cheers me up :) Hope today is a little bit better than yesterday. ((hugs))


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