Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Monday...and a Goodwill/ Creative Therapy Project!

Well, I don't know if I'm having a very happy Monday...Hannah wore herself out yesterday trying to keep up with the cousins and is really sore and just a little bit of an estrogen wreck today. She cried the whole way home from my sisters, she cried in bed until she fell asleep. She cried when she woke up this morning and cried straight until it was time to leave for school. I was mad,annoyed and worried all at the same time. Nothing like going to sleep to crying and waking up to it.

I think that she overworked her legs and it has made not only her legs sore but also her back. I also think that she is just not in a good place right now. She is just getting over a UTI and so I know that she is still feeling the effects of that...but the rest is straight and pure anxiety. Today would have been her first day having to walk to the lunch area and not taking the wheel chair and I think that she is really worried about that. Her teacher wouldn't push her to the point of pain, but she can't stay in the wheelchair forever. Ya know?

So, she is home from school...again...they will probably send the school police after me. She missed so much because of her legs and then the Flu and then the UTI. Man......oh well....at least Maddy had a great morning!

So, Happy Monday!! I hope that yours started out more cheerful then mine. Oh yeah, she's not crying now but sleeping like a baby.

OK, so last weeks Creative Therapy Project was to create something around a memory with no photos. Many possibilities there...but as usual, I just let it take me where it would and this is what I ended up with.

If you want read the story behind why I created what I did the go to the Creative Therapy Site and see my story and a handful of other artists creations and stories (Including Jennifer McGuire)!



As usual, this was a find at the Goodwill that I knew could be transformed. Here is what it looked like when I got it.


Now so cute......It will be the perfect way to package a gift for someone in the Fall. Maybe put flowers in it, or a book...or some treats....or whatever fits.




I used the Pink Paislee Captivating line on this along with the Maya Road Metric Ruler Singleton Stamp (love that stamp, I use it a lot!).

Anyway, I hope you have a great Monday!
~Katie

7 comments:

Chelle said...

oh, i just love this!!! what a transformation...every little detail is wonderful!

and, i will praying for that sweet girl of yours!
chelle

Shelley Haganman said...

As one Goodwill stalker to another...this is fabulous!! What a great job Katie!! I hope things will get better soon for your daugher! Poor thing!

Lisa T. Howard said...

What a rough Monday you are having. I'm so sorry things are difficult right now. I will be praying for your baby. It's so hard to sit back and watch them when they hurt and are battling stress. Never much we can do but be there. Love your project...you always amaze me that you can "just go where it takes" you!

Becky Garling said...

I love how you reuse stuff - it gives me a whole new way to look at my leftovers!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Sounds like Hannah needs some prayers, so I will send her some from our home in Missouri.
She is going to be one strong lady someday with all that she has gone through!
Hugs...

lialuvsblythes said...

ahhhh ... I was wondering how you did the swirlies on that tin handle! I love your project, you know I would!

So sorry to hear about Hannah and all that crying. Poor thing! If it's anxiety, she'll get through it cos she's such a strong girl! Poor you too! Your nerves must have been frazzled to the core! Sending you lots of hugs and good thoughts, dear Katie!

candice mclean said...
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candice mclean said...

weird... i left a comment and now it's gone. anyhoo... love this project. so cute and love that you recycled something from the boutique (aka goodwill). *wink* also, visited paper tales today and saw some of your projects - amazing!