Life is Life ... yeah, I'm back ...

12/02/2009 02:49:00 AM Edit This 23 Comments »
I'm sure many of you have been wondering where I've been. I know it's been just about 3 months since I've blogged. All I can say is that I just wasn't "feeling it", and didn't want to come here and complain.

As most of you know, this was not a good year medical wise. Sadly, my run of bad luck isn't over. After a couple of MRI's, specialist appointments, etc ... they determined that the spot they discovered on my right kidney 6 months ago has grown and is definitely a tumor. Needless to say, I was (ok, still am!) completely freaked out. I was given several options and am going to the surgeon consult on 12/7. Apparently there are 4 levels, 1 = benign and 4 = full blown cancer. I'm at a 3 - so I'm lucky in that it was caught early. I'm now just trying to stay positive and get back to work creating goodies. Although, it would be REALLY nice if I could sleep! lol

I've had a couple of people write to me about Divine Digital - yes, I'm still a designer there. However, when the site was hacked (and everything was deleted) I was in the midst of getting the above information. Obviously, I really wasn't into dealing with re-uploading 700 products! Royanna has been very understanding and she knows that I'm a little "out of it" at the moment. I'll probably take this time to retire some of the older stuff and weed things out.

I did have plans of building my own store, but they were put on hold as well for a while. However, someone is now working on that as well (thanks Betty!) ... so some day (hopefully before the end of the year) I'll be announcing my own store. With sales the way they are now, it would be nice to save the commissions if I can. Understandably, my medical bills are getting beyond ridiculous and I have to try to do the best I can to get them paid off.

I'm also feeling the need to be more creative and plan on doing more personal use items. Although I'll have my huge stash of CU products, be looking for some new PU as well. Basically my plans right now are basically to stay busy and stop hiding in my shell. I'm sure I'll have some down time when I have the surgery - I'll be sure to let everyone know when I'm going in. I'll try to get someone to post for me (yeah, that would be you Shannon ... LOL) when I'm in the hospital.

So, it's good to be back ... and I hope to hear from you! I know that probably most people have taken me off their lists ... but hopefully, they will come back! While I've been MIA ... I did still create and I have a few freebies to shares with you all. Heck, some of them were done before I went missing! LOL Please check and see which type of license they carry ... they won't all be CU.

Personal Use Freebies:

- EXPIRED, sorry!

- EXPIRED, sorry!

- EXPIRED, sorry!

Commercial Use Freebies:

- EXPIRED, sorry!

- EXPIRED, sorry!

- EXPIRED, sorry!

So what do you think? Have I made up for my absence? LOL Okay, ok ... quite a few were already created before I went MIA ... but hey ... you get them all at once! So enjoy your goodies and I really hope to hear from you guys! You'll take care ... I'll "cya" soon!


Cindyrelly said...

I am glad to see you are back. This stuff is therapy to me as I am sure it is to you... so don't ever give up :)

I am praying that your surgery goes perfectly and that you are 100% healed.

Thank You for the gifts... {{{Big Hug}}} Cindy

Connie said...

It's good to see you back. I'm so sorry for all you are going through. You have had a rough time for sure. I hope the surgery goes well with a quick recovery. I'll be watching for updates so please do have someone post.
Thanks for all the goodies, too. Hang in there and just try to stay busy.

Aeryn said...

I'm happy to see you back!! Thanks so much for the great freebies!! Isn't Ra great! I've been having a very busy time the last month or so and haven't gotten much of my boutique at Divine reloaded either & she's so understanding about it! I'm so sorry to hear about your continuing medical issues, I've had a go-around with the big-C & am now 14 yrs cancer free. I know just how you feel right now, if you ever want to talk, just give me a shout!
Oh and thanks for the 'like' on my recent relationship change on facebook :-)

Munchkyn Scraps

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Dec. 02, 2009. Thanks again.

Scrapi Mama said...

Thank you for the freebies, good luck to you in your recovery!!

sheila said...

I'm so happy to see you back posting to the blog, although I'm SOOOOO sorry to hear the news. Try REALLY hard to keep a positive attitude, that DOES really matter.
And I have visited EVERY SINGLE DAY hoping to "hear" from you ... would not abandon you, girlie! :-)
Thank you so much for all the goodies ... I haven't even dl'd any of it yet.
If you need a shoulder to lean on, for laughter or tears or whatever, you know my email! Sending good vibes always ....

Manelli said...

I added your great freebie to my site!
Thank you very much for share with us!


Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Thank you for yuor freebies! It is so good to see you "back"! Take care of yourself, and I'm sending positive wishes out to you at this time.

belle said...

Sending many good thoughts your way!

tiggconn said...

Thanks for the CU borders! Can't wait to use them.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Dec [LA 02:00pm, NY 05:00pm, UK 10:00pm] - 03 Dec [OZ 09:00am]).

krutch1000 said...

Thank you for the goodies and glad to see you back. If you have to have a kidney removed, I'm living proof you can get along just fine with only one! :) God Bless you!... Robyn

ninigoesdigi said...

I'm sorry to hear this bad news but I pray that you get better in no time... I know, it might take some time but I hope you'll hang in there and keep high hopes. Lots of healing thoughts going your way !!!
Thank you so much for sharing those great freebies.

Yanti said...

Glad to see you back. Hope that the surgery goes well and that you will recover soon.
Thanks for the freebies.

Teri said...

Nice to see you back on the blog! :)T

Teri said...

Nice to see you back on the blog! :)T

Jody said...

When I went through what you are going through everyone said "rest, take it easy etc" I couldn't rest and preferred to keep busy. The adrenalin was running high - this was the best therapy for me. It allowed me to be productive and at the same time take my mind off things.

Remaining positive was always at the top of my list. I am now 15 years C free :)

My prayers are with you to have the courage to see this through and that the surgery gets rid of the tumor. I'm sure you will have follow-up treatment - radiation or chemo. Just do what gives you the most pleasure and keep your spirits up.

Julie E. said...

Praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Thanks for the freebies!

Di at Legacy4Life said...

Welcome. Have been worried about you. I am really sorry to hear about all your challenges.

Thank you for your generosity.


Brandi said...

Is this your excuse for NOT calling me back?? NICE TRY!! I got a new phone....and LOST all my numbers so now I can't call you back because I don't have your phone number!! Well I am sure if I shuffle through my desk or ask Sawyer where he may have put it, I could find it!! So missy....luv ya, miss ya, and I'll be praying for you!!!

P.S. CALL ME!!! :) Brandi

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the goodies. I wish everything will go well for you. I'll be watching for updates so please do have someone post.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the goodies. I wish everything will go well for you. I'll be watching for updates so please do have someone post.