Monday, July 16, 2018

Post Vacation Prayers

Wow. Why do I always forget how much there is to do when we come back from vacation?

We had so much fun kayaking, watching bald eagles and muskrats and loons, reading, swimming, eating walleye, and generally relaxing. Of course, no Raihala family vacation at Lake Vermilion is complete until someone's gone to the Cook emergency room (George this time...ear infection), but otherwise, it was great fun.

He's doing better, now. I, however, feel run ragged. And it's only Monday. Tomorrow afternoon, I'll have a little time to breathe and meditate and slow down before hitting the job hunt again. Next resume will be tailored for freelance/contract writing and editing jobs.

I really, really hope a teaching job comes through, though. If you're the praying kind, please say a little prayer for that.

Anyway, here's another card using Wildflower Garden from Altenew. Such a wonderfully versatile set.

The colors are Hero Arts robin's egg and bird nest, both from the February kit. I put some pearls on there to add some dimension and shine...but not too much shine.

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Altenew Wildflower Garden
ink: Hero Arts robin's egg, bird nest
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: pearls


  1. Will surely add you in my prayers.
    A lovely card ... Matching the bloom to the sentiment is masterly.

  2. Praying for you, Susan. I can understand the vacation aftermath: it was such a relief to have time off from a stressful job but I always knew the piles would be higher when I got back. Also praying for just the right position for you. Thanks for creating such a lovely card and inspiration for us.

  3. Lovely card as always. And if it provides any comfort, we rarely manage to hire any new instructors before August, when we know our staffing needs for fall. Hope eternal!


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