Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #46

It is hard to believe that a whole week has past since my last post. I have been very sick and have not been in my studio since last Monday! YIKES. I am so far behind I can not believe it. I am thankful for the many e-mails I received asking if I was ok. That was really sweet. Also for the words of encouragement and support. I was pretty stressed out about not posting at first but then many of you made me remember that my health is more important than weather or not I post on my blog. It is funny how this whole blog thing can take on a life of it's own with all the urgency of any other commitment and all the stress too. This is really just supposed to be fun and that is what I am vowing to make it again. So if there comes a time that I do not post I WILL NOT stress over it, I will be back. I have been undergoing many different tests and such to find the cause of my symptoms. I went with absolutely NO sleep for 8 days! I have never dealt with something quite that horrible. I mean yea, I have had times that I have slept horrible or times that I had very little sleep but NEVER anything like this. I believe it is mostly anxiety but the doctors are ruling out other things first before even looking there. So needless to say I have no sample for you. But I promise to have one in the morning. I have been able to get
some sleep three days in a row now and am starting to feel almost human again. Here is the sketch...

I will be back in the morning with my card and a SUINK challenge too. Wow, I missed a lot of challenges this week. But I am only looking forward and not back.

I would love to have you play along. There really are no rules. And don't forget about the new way to play! After you create your card come on back to this post and add your link below to Mister Linky. Then leave me a comment. Your link will be automatically added to the list. Remember to only link up if you have a card created and when you do be sure to add a direct link to the card or project that was inspired by the sketch. Can't wait to see your designs. Have a great week. Remember that you can come back and look at the new links any time during the week or see them all at the end of the week.

9 nice people left a comment:

Janna said...

MJ I am so sorry to hear that you have been sick. I assumed that you were just busy with the holidays. How horrible. I am glad that you are starting to get some rest. My thoughts and prayers will be with you for a speeedy recovery!

I will be back later with my challenge card.

Smiles and hugs,


Susan Hackney said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope the doctors figure it out soon and get you back to feeling great.
I just added my card.

Stacy said...

Mary Jo, I'm so sorry you've been having such a rough time! Yeah, you just take care of yourself -- we'll still be here for you no matter what! I'll be keeping you on my prayer list. Please keep us updated!

Becky said...

Thanks for a wonderful sketch!

Here is my card!

Janna said...

I hope you are doing better!

Here is my card!



Barbara said...

MJ...Hope you are sleeping again and feeling better...and that the doctors find out what is wrong! Not a good time of year to be draggin', is it? (Although, when is?!!) Just posted...finally!

papersunshine said...

Awww gosh I sure hope you get better soon! It hasn't affected your creativity though! Your cards looks great :) I really like the newer post feature for the sketch challenge.

Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said...

hi MJ! i SO hope you are feeling better - glad you finally got some sleep - i SO know what that is like!

i posted the link to my card - i hope you like it!

Anonymous said...

Mary Jo---this is one of your best yet! I'm way behind due to the NE Ice Storm a week ago, but finally got it to you---just added my name. Hope it's not too late for you to use it! Holiday Blessings, Nola