Here we are... another week of "Whatever's". Again, please forgive me for my post being not quite what it should be. Since the accident I can't get to my computer up in my studio so I'm blogging with my phone only. I'm just thankful I had my pages done ahead so I could still participate ❤️
Etta and Ethel loved their Summer trips to the shores with their family. The year round folks always looked so forward to the girls arrival also. They were a couple of characters! They were known on the beach for being fun and friendly. Always up to something. They would sing and dance, even put on skits for the regulars. In the afternoons they would sell sodas on the beach and in the evenings they were the first to build a bon fire. It was Summer living at its finest!
Please check out Nathalie Kalbach and Catherine Scanlon's blogs to see what they have created and what story they have come up with. If you would like to play along you can get the photo ( for your personal use) on their blogs also. We would love to have you join us! You can also find "The Whatever's " on Facebook
Hello friends! I'm still blogging from my phone and sharing project I had finished and photographed befor the accident, so bear with me ;)
This is another Tammy Tutterow Designs stamp and a spellbinders Die. Super fun little card with a pocket die.
Every day the chest and back soreness improve a little. Of course never as much as I hope. The doc said it could be three months before the soreness is gone. That's a bit depressing but I have to remember to just be thankful to the seatbelt and airbag for doing their job. Mid week I was still having a lot of pain and Dan was concerned about a hard bump at the top
Of my sternum. He had already made a doctor appointment by the time I got up. They did more X-rays and found large hematoma and a fractured rib that must have been missed initially. Both just have to take care of themselves, so home we went.
Tomorrow we go back to the Orthopedic surgeon in Omaha about my leg. I'm telling you what, just getting in the car now... scares me.
Dan goes back to work on Tuesday, so new challenges ahead. It was great that he had three weeks vacation time banked, because he has been doing everything for me! I test myself a little at a time, so that I know what I can do when he goes back to work. This is a pretty different role for him... as I'm usually he caregiver . He jumped right in and has done so great. He even gives me the shots I have to have in my stomach each night (to prevent blood clots). He's better at it than I am. I guess sometimes you just don't know what you have in you, until you are tested. I'm very thankful he's been so great with all this.
I have been trying to upload some photos from my phone but for some reason I'm having trouble :( so I'll give it a whirl later. Thank you for all you healing thoughts, wishes and prayers !!!
Here we are! It's time to share more " Whatever's". I'm so thankful I had all my pages finished, photographed and put into blogger before my accident or I wouldn't be able to participate.. and that would so sad because I've been looking so forward to this.
I'm doing this from my phone now, because I can't get up to my computer upstairs so bear with me.
Be sure to pop over to Nat and Cats blogs , not only to see where creations and read their stories, but to get the original photo, if you'd like to play along with us. It's such an adorable photo.
Their home may have been small and humble but it was something mother always took so much pride in caring for. Even before you enter the house you were greeted with mothers beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. My brothers and I often helped her in the garden, by filling buckets with cucumbers for mother to make pickles with. We learn how to gently pick the tomatoes from the stem without damaging the plant. Momther would reward us with hugs and praise and sometimes a slice of watermelon or cantaloupe. We learned to be proud of our hard work in the garden, just like mother.
Here are a couple close ups.
It was fun to do a vintage style layou with a girlie spin.
Thanks again for all your thoughts
And well wishes.
Things are getting a bit easier each day, and Dan is here helping me. I go back to the Orthopedic Surgeon on the 22nd It's my understanding that they may take the pins out of my foot then and put on a different cast for another 6 weeks.
Hey friends, I'm going to apologize a head of time for my post. Luckily when we started talking about doing this " Whatever's" project I was excited and worked on my pages, photographed them and got them at least "into blogger". A lot has happened in the last week. Tues morning I headed to Omaha for my long awaited root canal. After leaving my appointment, I started home.
On the way home I was in an accident. Four cars involved, but thankfully no one else hurt.
Since then I've had two surgeries on my right foot. The seatbelt and airbags did their jobs. I am very bruised and very sore, but it could have been way, way worse. My family is great as always and have been there for us and have been such a huge help. We are now lined up with, a walker, wheelchair, toilet riser, shower chair extra. Dan has taken 2 weeks vacation to start and then we will see what we need to do from there. I may have to step back from some Design Team things during this healing process. I can not get up the stairs to my studio. I'm doing this right now from my phone.
Thank you for keeping me in your prayers. Prayers and time will make this better❤️
Life on the farm was hard but they loved it. Always so many chores to do. Grandpa Joe though that taking time out of this busy work day for silly pictures was ridiculous. He was running a farm! He had things to get done!
Please check out Nat and Cats projects and stories on their blogs and you can also get the photo on their blogs to play Along with us. ( I usually post that here also but I will have to pass this week. Still trying to figure out how to do all this on my phone since I cant physically get up to my studio, sorry)
Nathalie Kalbach http://wp.me/p3Cnxf-9ai
Catherine Scanlon. http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com/2017/05/creative-storytelling-whatevers-three.html?m=1
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Whatevers Part Three - The Darn Family
A couple years ago my friends Nat Kalbach, Cat Scanlon and I founded The Whatevers, a Creative Storytelling Project. If your not familiar with it, here is what it's all about. Most of us have seen discarded photos at flea markets, antiques shops ect. We wanted to give those photos a story. We each create our own page and write our own stories. We have had so much fun with these!
The three of us wrote an article for this recent Cloth Paper Scissors Issue We have decided to bring the Whatevers back to life again, so we are creating pages and stories each week this month. We also share the photos so you can play along.
And check it out.. we made the cover!
Here is my layout
and my story:
Dan,Darlene and Debbie Dam were a fun loving family. Well, some of the town people called them "fun loving" others thought them to be a bit eccentric, and some just pain crazy. No matter what people thought of them, there was one thing that was agreed on by all...........They were as close as any family could be. They did everything together. Dan and Darlene had tried to have children for years to no avail. When Darlene was finally able to conceive Debbie, their world change. They were a family now. Everything revolved around Debbie and the three of them did everything together! When they were seen riding to town together with their new side car, it was really not much of a surprise. Well, the side car wasn't anyway, but the Dam's had their new purchased decorated with signs and flags, as well as horns that they could honk as they waved and road by.
No one in town was going to miss this!
Here is the original photo so you can play along with us.
( photo for personal use only)
Remember to stay tuned all month for more fun with "Whatever"..... AND, we'd love you to join in!
Here are the links to Cat and Nat's blogs so you can check out there pages and stories. Cat Scanlon
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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