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Monday, October 13, 2014

A Share, A Question, and a Sneak Peek

Hello, dear blogging friends.
I need to share a little change in my life to prevent possible misunderstandings.

So my "SHARE" is:

Fortunately, I do not have Alzheimers or traditional Dementia.
But the not so good news is that my symptoms and abilities are unexpectedly worsening rather quickly.

Some of the decreases in ability are not being able to follow directions, poor logic, hand-eye coordination, speech, and incorrect visual interpretations.

Blessedly, Jack is wonderfully patient. I need to accept this “new plateau”.

My concern: that my friends might think I’m uncaring or unfriendly by not commenting on blogs as often as I like.

So this "sharing" is not for pity or sympathy, but just an explanation because you deserve to know why I'm not commenting as often as I used to.

Thanks for listening.

NOW, my "QUESTION" is:

Remember in the olden days when we used to put a piece of unboiled pasta into salt shakers and spices to prevent caking from humidity? Or sometimes, uncooked rice was put into the salt and pepper shakers for the same reason. 
Do you think that might work with embossing powders and glitters?

And my SNEAK PEEK, of course, is at the left (giggle) for Wednesday's Scrapy Land's Challenge post.

Thanks for being there, dear ones.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh Donna, I'm so sorry to hear that you are having worsened health issues again. Let's hope that it is just a "glitch" for a little time. Prayers for you and Jack at this time. Keep positive that everything will improve again, which I'm sure it will. "Maybe" on the rice! Try it and let us know what happens, it seems to be a very logical idea. Your sneak peak looks awesome. The tree is gorgeous! Can't wait till Wednesday! Big warm hugs, Shona

Lisa said...

I am praying for you Donna as you face these issues. It took strength for you to share this with us...know that all of your friends in blogland are with you and are here for you. Keep the faith that it will get better. I would love to know if the pasta or rice works with embossing powders and glitters!! Hugs!!

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

Donna ~ I am so sorry you are having difficulties with health! I will keep you in my prayers!! And I still put rice in my salt shaker! I think it would be worth a try in embossing powder, it surely can't hurt! Take care my friend and stay strong!!

jimlynn said...

Donna, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers .

JackieW said...

Hi! Donna...
I'm so sad to hear about your conditions! I wish I lived closer so I could come to see you!
No matter what,do the bst youcan, never give up. You are a beautiful soul whom I am so glad to have spent a wonderful weekend with!
Jack is the best! Sending love and healing energy to both of you!!!!!
Jackie from Miami

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh Donna so worried hearing about your health...hang in there my friend and keep your mind active with card making and creating the awesome projects that you do

Desire Fourie said...

Dearest Donna. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take each day at a time and marvel in the tiniest blessing even if that is only to be able to be creative. Keep on making the best of that amazing talents of yours, which is so evident in this gorgeous sneak peek. Rice in embossing powders should do the trick. It sounds like you have an amazing life partner in Jack.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Verna Angerhofer said...

Prayers are with you my friend. I hope that in time things will improve for you. And, yes, I remember that trick for removing moisture, so I think it might be worth trying.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Prayers are with you my friend. I hope that in time things will improve for you. And, yes, I remember that trick for removing moisture, so I think it might be worth trying.

Sue said...

(((Donna))) I am sending positive healing thoughts and huge hugs.

I am fairly new to your blog, so don't know your problem, but as you have the Fibromyalgia and CFS ribbons on your blog I assume you have them. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and probably CFS (so doctor said), so can sympathise a bit. I hope the phase you are going through soon changes for the better. Remember to pace yourself.

Cab't help with the question about embossing powders.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

es macht mich traurig zu lesen, das es dir nicht gut geht. Ich schicke dir ganz viele gute Gedanken und hoffe und bete für dich. Bitte mach dir nicht so viel Druck wegen dem kommentieren. Ich habe vollstes Verständnis das es nicht so geht wie du möchtest. Dieses Gefühl kenne ich auch. Ich möchte so gern all meinen Blogfreundinnen schreiben, das überfordert aber meine Kräfte zeitweise sehr. Mach bitte immer langsam und genieße einfach alle schönen Augenblicke. Du bist in meinem Herzen egal ob du kommentierst oder nicht. Ganz liebe Knuddelgrüße Hugs Silvi

Sue said...

Oh Donna. I am truly sorry to hear that your symptoms are worsening.
I know your strength and positivity help you. Please be assured that your blogging friends will always be here for you no matter what.
I'm sorry I can't help with regard the embossing powders but I suppose it may be worth a try!
Take care of yourself
Sending you hugs Sue xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Donna, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and Jack!!! I hope that you will be better soon!!!

Sending big hugs from afar!!!

susiestacey said...

Sorry to hear you are having health issues Donna, hope they slow right down - take care.
Not heard of the pasta/rice thing so sorry can not help there.
Looking forward to seeing your project - looks interesting.
Hugs x Susan x

brenda said...

You have left me speechless Donna, I am so so sorry that you are suffering yet more medical issues.

I know like myself, all your blog friends will understand how things are with you. I too am a spasmodic blogger so understand totally, we can only do what we can and when we feel able.

I see I missed a post below with some beautiful cards and in a colourway that I adore.

Sending love and hugs.

And yes, that pata/rice thing does work with embossing powders and the like. I actually bought some a while ago - afraid don't remember the make and they had a tiny sachet of rice in them.

B x

Eret said...

I'm so sorry your health issues has worsened, Donna. Please don't worry about commenting. The inspiration you share on your blog is more then enough.
I want to tell you a good news. I can finally move in to my new house. There are still some things to do I'm almost there.
Take care of your self, Donna.
Big hugs,

pam said...

Hi Donna,
So pleased you have shared your health issue with your cyber friends, We understand as best we can, will always be here for you.
Keep sharing your beautiful work, we do not expect a return call.
Hugs and love pam xxx

Jane Savage said...

Oh Donna, I am so sorry to hear that your health is not as it should be! But to have the wonderful support of such a caring husband must be a great comfort to you! And of course you know you have your blogging friends full support to. Take care my dear! Sending lots of healing hugs! xx

Paula said...

Happy healing thoughts coming your way Donna. And yes, this Florida humidity is hard on EP but not so much on glitter, I have noticed.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, my, Donna, I am so sorry things have gone downhill for you, my friend. I think of you often. Commenting on blogs should be the last thing on your mind, even though I know it is something you enjoy. You are as sweet as ever, always thinking of others. Please take care of yourself, take one day at a time, and I will continue to include you in my prayers. Prayers do work!

Love and hugs,

Becky said...

Hugs and prayers, Donna. Hope your good days outnumber your bad. As for your question, I bet it would probably work. Another thought is those little silica gel packets that come in some products (purses come to mind....hmmm). They keep moisture out of things, so if you come across any save them to use.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry to hear this news Donna. My thoughts are with you both sweetie. I hope that it is a glitch and things will soon get better and pass. You are in my prayers Hun.

If you do put embossing powder in the salt pots make sure you don't sprinkle it on your food. Lol!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

sorry to hear this Donna
some people give only comments when they resieved something.
but I always come here when you put something on your blog.
can't always read everything and sometimes part I don't really understand [ to english ] lol.

Gr Karin

Janis said...


You are such a sweet and precious person. I am so sorry to hear abt your health. You are in my prayers as you adjust to some new challenges.

All your bloggy friends completely understand if you can't post or comment, at times. We each have our own life issues we deal with daily...and sometimes they pull us away from our blogs and our bloggy friends. Thanks for sharing with us so we can reach out in love and concern.

Your sneak peek is tantalizing! Love the layered die cut tree!!!

Hugs and prayers!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karenladd said...

I am so sorry to hear about your worsening symptoms and thank you for sharing them with us. Please don't feel like you are letting anyone down by not commenting regularly on everyone's blog because the beauty that you share on your own blog is more than enough for me! I hope that you are able to accommodate those health changes and still find joy in creating your works of art and sharing them with us. For a crafter, such as yourself, visual and coordination problems are certainly a trial so above all, be forgiving of yourself. Take care and know that prayers are sent your way.

Karenladd said...

Oops, forgot to say that the rice sounds like a good idea for embossing powder and glitter to me. I have not had a problem with clumping EP, but I do know that some of my old EP doesn't plump up all nice and glossy anymore and I wonder if that is caused by humidity? I like the idea of saving those little silica gel packs that come in purses (and in lots of medication bottles) to pop in with our clumpy supplies!

Stampsnob said...

You know how I feel about you so I won't put it here
I am wondering if the little silicon thingy in pill bottles would help in EP powders????Huuummmmmmm
?Can't wait to see more of that peek,,,,,,,,,,,Lis

Monica said...

Donna, thank you for the lovely email you sent me last time. Sorry that I could not answer it. I am pained to know of your present state and hope it gets better sooner rather than later. I believe in the power of prayer and miracles. And I will believe that for you. I love and admire how positive you are...

Love and healing cyber hugs and gratitude for being there,


Petra Swart said...

Hi, Donna, me again!!
Could you please just e-mail your address to me - I would love to mail you something!!! Thanx!!

Hugz XX

Anne Temple said...

I'm so sad to hear that your health issues are worsening. Hoping that it's temporary and that you'll climb back up to the next rung on the ladder. I haven't been having problems with my eps, but look forward to hearing what you discover.

Leslie Miller said...

Donna, I don't know what to say or think, other than I hope the worsening stops and your condition improves. I have no idea what you're up against, but I do know you must be as amazing as I think you are to manage as well as you do and to, in fact, excel at what you do. My heart and my thoughts are with you.

Karen Petitt said...

So sorry to hear you are so rough right now sweetie.
We both know each other have issues and I really don't want you to worry about visiting me sweetie.
We know where each other is if we need each other.
If there is ever anything I can do to help just let me know. Now take care huni and make sure you rest a lot Karen xx

Jean Bullock said...

Donna, I am so sorry to hear that things are getting worse. Please remember my offer to help is still available to you and will always be. I will be praying for you even harder now. You are the dearest person ever.

Now because I know you don't want to dwell on the sad stuff, I will answer your question. That actually might work. So far, I haven't had clumping with either the powder or glitter, but that may be due to where I live. In high humidity areas, that sounds like a great idea.

Benzi said...

I just hate to hear your health problems are worsening. Don't every worry about commenting. As for me, I just love to see what you have created because it is always so beautifu and unique. Plus, you leave us good tips. :-) I'll remember you in my prayers.

Your new header is beautiful.

nwilliams6 said...

Donna, don't worry about commenting as much - you need to take care of yourself - that is what is important! I will add you to my prayers (add me to yours too - I always need more prayer). Great tip! Hugz - extra ones!!!


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