Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January's Journal Challenge - Day 20


It's been such a busy day, so much happening. A co-workers father-in-law passed away yesterday so our work load was heavier minus one. He had cancer and it was so sudden and quick. She was helping with arrangements for a nursing home stay and then a return home. Now he is gone. It is best not to suffer long but it still is hard to say good-bye to a loved one, given over to cancer. He had taken the chemo like they said to and it grew instead of shrinking. These things happen, we lost my mother-in-law to cancer, I still hate that word......
Then I was reminded of my commitment to rechartering the Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop paperwork. So many calls but alas with just a few minor glitches it is almost done.

I missed the inauguration standing in line at the post office today. They are so slow sometimes, our branch is anyway.

I did take time to make a few ATC's just to clear my mind. These are my journal entries for Misty's challenge. I do love being creative everyday.

The first ATC posted here is being sent tomorrow to a new friend on Associated Content. Lorelei wanted me to send her a Valentine in response to my Send A Valentine - Just Because post on AC. This is a grown up valentine of sorts.

So if you haven't guessed by now my word for today is friend. Do something nice for your friends today, tomorrow, everyday. Be sure to remind them of how very important they are to you.

Have a great evening,

Tess

6 comments:

wanda miller said...

Tess, i just left a long message to you on my own blog. i am brand new at this. i can't write it again and have it be fresh. it's past my bed time. here is an added funny note though. i didn't even know i had one misty's gifts till i checked my own blog and your message about it was there. thank you again. love, wanda

wanda miller said...

i just left you a note on my own blog, tess. i'm sooo sleeepy i can't think. i appreciate your words immensely and agree about talking to others and meeting new friends. love, wanda

wanda miller said...

trying one more time. i left a message on my own blog for you. don't know what's going on. and this wouldn't let me leave anything to you twice. this is a
3rd attempt. a charm? love, wanda

Lorelei said...

I can't wait to get my card!! :D

turquoise cro said...

Friend! What a Beauty Full word YOU have chosen!! Yes, Cancer is an ugly word I hate to hear! I lost a dear friend and neighbor to cancer, and lots of relatives! I think everyone has lost someone to cancer! Let's pray for a CURE! tHAT'S A PRETTY WORD!

Martha Lever said...

These are lovely, Tess. I love the colors and the simplicity. You did a great job!