Sunday, July 6, 2008

Almost too tired

On the SSReflection yahoo group, there was a swap called "Swapper Out". The idea was to take some stuff to make a card and send it to your partner, then she makes the card and keeps it. Here is one of the cards I made. I really would never have considered this style of card making, but as soon as I got all the parts out to rearrange, it all fell into place.

The blues and greens and purples blend so well together, and I got this lightbulb box ran through a crimper. It was so much fun. Our next swap is even better. We're making three sheets of background papers to send to our partners. This should be a really fun swap. I love backgrounds! I love to make them and I can't wait to see what the other person sends me to use.

The title of my post. After July 1, apparently some of my meds that control my sleep/wake cycle fell off the "formulary". I think the only formula that list holds is the formula for making more money for the insurance company. I take exactly three prescriptions drugs on a long term basis, and the insurance company won't cover any of them without an argument. They finally caved on the meds that help me stay awake during the day, but won't fill the script for the meds that keep me asleep at night. I'm almost too tired at this point, and I certainly am not going to beg for them to cover something that has allowed me to fully function as a productive member of society.

And this is a zentangle I've been working on. I actually like this one. I don't always like the doodle stuff. I'm not a good doodler, never having mastered any kind of consistency in the lines I draw. But this one is kind of whimsical and feminine (also so very unlike me). I had fun making it. I want to start another one soon. I think the relaxation these bring are very good for my brain.

Family wise, things are okay. My mother in law is adjusting well. My husband is adjusting, but of course the details fall to him and there are so many details to think about. Why is there no manual for this kind of thing? Oh, wait, that's right, there is one. I just have to get it.

I have a very close friend having a hysterectomy tomorrow (Monday) to remove a mass on her ovary. They think it's cysts, but it could be much worse. I'd really appreciate it if you'd say some prayers for her. I know I will be. Lots of them. She deserves them.

8 comments:

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

I like all your artwork, Michelle!!!! I'm especially fond of this Swapper Out card . . . it's a KNOCK OUT!!!!!!!!!! (In a GOOD way!!! LOL!!!!)

Dawn said...

loved you card and your zen thing. Sorry, my memory is horrible and I can't remember from the amount of time it took for this screen to pop up what it was called, lol.
I will say prayers for your friend!

Alicia said...

Love the zentangle! Hope you get your meds worked out soon.

Laura Lou said...

Could you link the word "ZENTANGLE" to a tutorial on what it is and how to approach it? I am fascinated but clueless.

Cheeka said...

Love both your new creations! And I'm a background freak as well - love to make 'em and love the ones you sent me!

Velta said...

Sending prayers for your friend....Love the card...love the Zen :)

Rosella said...

Amazing art Michelle! YOU ARE SO CREATIVE!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous card & I think you are an amazing doodler. S0rry to hear the bad news about your friend and I am sending you both my prayers, mel