Monday, October 19, 2020

T Stands For Timing

 


 Hi Peeps, hope everyone is doing well.

 I'm going to begin by explaining the title of this post. Last Sunday evening I took a terrible fall down our basement steps and found myself on the cement floor. I have no idea or recollection how it happened. Thankfully hubby, son and almost DIL were nearby as we had just finished dinner. Although a bit shocked, I was able to get up and didn't feel like I broke anything. So I just took it easy the remaining night. Pain started in during the night and I could hardly move by morning. Two swollen and bruised knees, pain on my right side from front to back with large bruising and a contusion. Took some hot showers, Aleve and tried to rest. By Wed. I needed to see the doctor. She had me take a muscle relaxer and ant inflammatory and Thurs. AM I had a bunch of xrays for possible fractures  in ribs, back, or a small puncture to my right lung. The knees were getting better so no xrays for them. I continued with the meds, ice, hot showers and rest (as much as I could-getting a comfortable position hasn't been easy). Thankfully nothing was fractured. And I can tell you that as of yesterday I have begun to feel a little better each day. 

 As for timing- it depends on how one looks at it. Our son's wedding is just over a week away. If it had to happen I'd say the timing was good because I have time to heal. I cannot imagine if it would have occurred the week OF the wedding! Here's another thing- my hubby fell while running only the week before and got some nasty brush burns and open areas on his right arm and leg, and then the other day my neighbor fell and is bruised up. I asked what is the universe trying to tell us and she said - "we're getting old and we need to slow down". Message received.

 Enough of all that, let's get to some fun! Above is a junk journal page I did after our Cape May trip. Here is the facing page and then both pages together:





and keeping with this theme I have a few more pics from Cape May which will be my ticket in to link at T Stands For Tuesday:

 
The waters were quite high as the result of a hurricane that hit the southeast off Florida. Each morning we walked along Beach Drive to and from our favorite restaurant for breakfast- Ocean View. They had both outdoor and indoor dining and since most ate outdoors we chose to sit at a booth indoors. There were very few people indoors each morning so we were quite comfortable. 


On this morning I had my breakfast veggie wrap which comes with home fries(yes, half of this went back with me for a later time;). Hubby had French toast. And of course we both had coffee! Cheers to the T gang!

 There is a new theme at the Simon Says Monday Challenge (Anything But a Card); the theme at Try It On Tuesday is "Halloween", and the new theme at Tag Tuesday is "All Hallows Eve" so I made this tag:


 

 Products: prepainted manila tag (Ranger Ink); Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, Small Talk Occasions Stickers; washi tape - Recollections; black eyelash yarn; orange Posca pen; Antique Linen Distress ink; pumpkin stickers, candy corn and cat moon papers from my stash.

 This journal page is meant for Art Journal Journey (theme is Hold The Line) and Paint Party Friday:



 I used strips of Dina Wakley Collage Collective paper, washi tape, collage tissue, and paints(Sky Blue, Tangerine, Fuschia) in a vertical pattern down the page for the background. I added a bit of white gesso, did some scribbling with a black Fude Ball pen, and some doodles with Posca pens. The sentiment is from the Dina Wakley stamp set 'Be Willing', and the flower is from her set 'Always Flowers'.

That's all I have for now. getting in bits of art time as I am able. Enjoy what's left of October 🌳🍁🍂

  " The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go."    Unknown


45 comments:

  1. WIshing you a speedy recovery in time for a glorious wedding celebration!

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh Wow Linda what a shock to your body to have taken such a fall-I am so sorry but good news nothing being broken-and you have time to heal for the wedding. So sorry for all the pain you are enduring.big hugs
    I always love seeing your art and your plate a food looks so delicious Hugs Happy T and new week ahead Kathy

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  3. Oh dear ~ glad you are on the mend ~ lots of distant healing energy hugs to you and hubby ~ Xox

    Ecouter ~ lovely creation ~ so true ~ 'Listen ~ hear ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. I hope you continue to heal and that the wedding is perfect! I love all your details in the time piece. So many things to see! Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  5. I'm sorry to hear about your fall. It sounds scary. Hopefully you won't be sore for the wedding. It is coming up quickly, isn't it? Love your Halloween tag and also you latest journaling. I can see those lines...perfect for Chris' challenge. Thanks for joining in Linda. Take care of yourself and have a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

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  6. OH MY. You did a number to yourself. So glad you will be better by the time the wedding gets here. For now, just rest and do as the doctor advises. I hope you will have lots of photos to share of the wedding.

    I loved your art in your junk journal. I was so impressed with the way you tied the two pages together with the tiny shells echoing the words on the left page.

    I also really enjoyed seeing the page you created for Art Journal Journey this week. It is lovely and so well done. Thanks for sharing it with us using Chris's theme. I love the vertical lines.

    And of course, I enjoyed going back to Cape May for breakfast with you. Your meal looks so good. I would have brought some of it home, too. Thanks for sharing it with us, as well as your coffee for T this Tuesday. And thanks for sharing your junk journal pages, your tag, and your journal entry, too. You have been busy in spite of your horrible fall.

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  7. Hi Linda, I am so sorry you had such a nasty fall, I'm just happy it wasn't even worse. And why now when you have so much to do? I hope you continue to get better quickly and have no lasting problems! Your art is, as always, beautiful. Thanks for linking the Tag to Tag Tuesday and the journal page to AJJ, both much appreciated. Look after yourself Linda, take care and get well soon. Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Love your écouter-piece, have to find my old mp3 where Hubby put ocean-sounds on for me, thank you for the reminder!
    I joined you, btw. Had stuff to bring to the cellar by the door. No problem when going in bathroom or outside, but NOT when going to the cupboard, esp. fast. I tripped and BOOM, knees hard on the floor, head in wall.. Knees still hurt.
    Beautiful pic with the boat and safety-seat and oh, yes, I´d take the half home, too, who can eat that much?
    I like the Halloween-tag, boy, do they look grim 😁🎃

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  9. Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery and a Happy family wedding!

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  10. Ohhh Linda you are so lucky you didn't break any bones. That was quite a fall. Both you and your hubby need to be careful. Ohhh heck you already know that. I just love the art your created. That tag with the candy corn... ohhhh I just love it! Be safe and careful.

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  11. So glad to hear you were only shaken and not stirred especially so close to the wedding. Fun tag especially the black cat. And thanks for the image of walking along the Beach Drive. I'm trying to hold on to Summer. Take care and Happy T Day

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  12. Oh, dear! Falls are scary, and it does sound like yours was quite a tumble. I'm glad you have time to recover before the wedding. Congrats to the happy couple!

    That food looks delicious, and I love your Halloween tag. Happy T Tuesday :)

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  13. Sorry to hear of your fall. Wishes for a speedy recovery Linda

    Much❤love

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  14. I'm glad your on the mend. How scary to think that it could have been worse. I like the journal page and tag that you created, and I love the colors you chose for your collage page too. ~ Blessings and healing wishes sent your way

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  15. Wonderful junk journal page and hope you are having a speedy recovery ~ xox


    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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  16. Oh I am so sorry. I guess it was scarey too. You get better and better!!!

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  17. I am so sorry, how scarey!!!!!!!!! Feel better and better!!!!

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  18. Hope you are mended in time for the wedding. Cute tag.

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear of your falls. But glad you'll both be (pretty much) healed by the big day.

    Your falls bring back memories. In 2014 I fell and broke my right (dominant) elbow two weeks before our son's wedding. I was more upset by the timing than the break. It took one more broken elbow fall (left one that time) three years ago for me to heed the message from the universe. Take heed. I've found other ways to stay in shape without dashing around like a chicken with my head cut off.

    Your journal spread is beautiful.

    The way you make projects to suit so many challenges is awesome. I love your tag (not card) for Halloween, a.k.a. All Hallows Eve.

    Your AJJ page is beautiful. I get so inspired visiting you and appreciate all the product info you share, Linda.

    Happy T-Day. Stay safe and well. Hugs, Eileen

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  20. Oh my, what a shock! I hope that you are ok and not in too much pain - sending you wishes for a speedy recovery 😀. Your Halloween tag is fabulous, those pumpkin heads made me smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday, it's always a pleasure to see you there. Take care and wishing you well - Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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  21. Sounds like you took quite the tumble. No wonder you were so banged up. Concrete is anything but soft. That is wonderful that you do not have any broken bones. Heal and rest before the wedding.
    Beautiful art, especially the journal page of your trip to Cape May. Love the beach theme.
    Happy Tea DAy,
    Kate

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  22. Your vegie wrap looks delicious! Now, I am hungry! I am so sorry for your fall! When I broke both my wrists when I fell at Christmas, my cousin asked, "don't you know at our age we break when we fall?"
    So get better for the wedding, and you husband, too. Beautiful journal pages and fun tag. Happy T Day!

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  23. Oh wow,, I hope you’re ok, such beautiful work and yummy wrap too!

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear of your painful fall, i hope you continue to get better. beautiful journal page and i love your tag -- thanks for joining the challenge at tag tuesday! xo

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  25. I hope you are feeling much better by now and recovered to enjoy the wedding celebrations.
    Fantastic art pages and thank you for linking with the theme at AJJ.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  26. Oh My Linda! I hope that you make a full recovery before the wedding! I love the page in your junk journal! Your breakfast looks huge and delicious -I like French toast too! Your tag made me smile! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous journal page at Art Journal Journey! I love how you combined all these elements to make such a wonderful page! Hugs, Belated Happy T Day Chrisx

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  27. cape May.... lovely and the boat picture is lovely by itself! Your art is so rich, with depth and color and meaning. LeeAnna

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  28. A visit to your blog is always a delight but I'm sad to read you had such a nasty fall!! Hope you will be back to your normal self again soon but do take care!! Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday this week.

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  29. Oh dear! I'm so sorry you took a tumble. Nasty! And glad that you are recovering. Poor you. In a way it is good that it happened before the wedding with time to recover too.
    Your journal page and tag are fun. And the photo of Cape May is beautiful. Your breakfast looks delicious.
    Sorry for the late comment,
    Have a good week,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  30. That Halloween tag art is awesome ~ Hope you are back to your self after your fall. ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  31. Beautiful Cape May photos! I enjoy all of them. The peom is beautiful, too. The tag is so funny and cute with the pumpkin heads. Made me laugh! Have a nice day!

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  32. Thank you for sharing wonderful photos and beautiful art.
    Be safe and enjoy the weekend xx

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  33. Happ PPF, hope you are feeling better, have a great weekend, stay safe! Hugs, Valerie

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  34. Have a nice weekend

    (✿◠‿◠)

    much love...

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  35. So sorry about your fall we do have to be careful these days. Lovely art and food.

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  36. oh, dear, so many people falling seem to be a lot strange. I hope you all will be safe for the wedding. So, you better be careful, not to rush too quickly. Glad you are OK. And, yes we are getting old all of us.
    Love your artwork. It could be me sitting there by the ocean looking for waves and shells. :) Take care!

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  37. That are wonderful Artworks,the peom is beautiful!!!
    get well soon and Take are! Hug Elke

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  38. Hi Linda, sounds like you really took a nasty fall and I'm glad nothing was broken and you're slowly mending.
    Love the tag you shared with us at Try it on Tuesday, the pumpkin head folks look great fun, and your journal is gorgeous, love the added words.
    Avril xx

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  39. Beautiful mixed media 'Fall in love...' So true ~ wishing you a lovely weekend ~ Xox


    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  40. Sorry to know about your fall. I'm glad you are feeling better.
    I really like your cards and collage. They are so striking and the messages you write are so uplifting.
    Stay well and take care.

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  41. Hi, Linda! I am praying that you will feel better each and every day, dear friend. May you be back to your usual self by the wedding. And, yes, you need to remember that getting old isn't for sissies! (take it from one who knows.) Your art is always beautiful. And, I am glad to see pictures of Cape May once again. Take care of yourself and enjoy the wedding!!

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  42. I love the style of your tags.
    It sucks when the universe tells you to slow down.

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  43. Hi Linda :) I LOVE your All Hallow's Eve tag!!! Love it! And oh my dear, I think the Universe is sending me the same message, I fell off a ladder yesterday and landed on my tail bone...I don't think anything is broken but I have such pain in my lower back and coxis...I will follow the same advice to slow down. I hope you all heal well and I guess you're right about the timing, now that's putting a grateful spin on things! :) xx

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  44. Hope you had a good weekend ~ happy creating ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    p.s. Had death in family so am way behind in returning comments.

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  45. Fall and fall. Fall in love or fall is true, it has arrived :)

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