These pictures give you a pictorial time line of my last 6 weeks. hugs~
Went to see Nickelback in Atlantic City (thank you Lord above...was beyond amazing)
Miss Brandi Mckenna flew in from North Carolina to help me knock out the STJ collector Tree that we are raffling off (winner drawn any day now) in all of it's Halloween glory! I love me some Brandi and know in my hear she is my long lost sister ;)
Went into NYC for a second time to see the Tim Burton exhibit at the MOMA
We also got to spend the day in NYC with Miss Marie and her simply awesome daughter Laura
Please note only the Patterson girls could be this happy in a NYC taxi ;)
they close June 5th, 2010
Was meant to be ;)
I unwrapped (to inspect) and rewrapped HUNDREDS of pieces of original Halloween art for The NHC (Nat'l Halloween Con). All art from my SpookyTimeJingles.com artisans. The BEAUTIFUL Marie Patterson helped me and saved my sanity (what is left)
I stuffed Miss Wendy Leaumont in my car with loads of boxes for the National Halloween Convention. This doll of a friend flew in from Louisiana just for me..well ok for the National Halloween Con too but..whatever ;)
~Made some new friends and hugged some old ones~
Wore my Queen of Halloween Crown made for me by Marie Patterson
plus she gave me The Art of Tim Burton book as a bday gift! SCORE!
We SOOO Flippin RAWKED the NHC!!
We had FOUR full Booths!!!
And truly there is much more but this is enough, yes?
So, I know I act like "it" is no biggie and I flit around like a tweaked up chickie. But the truth is, I have amazing friends and family that support and help me at every turn. I could NOT have gotten everything done without my Dr.'s, meds, friends, family and the power naps that saved me ;)
Fibromyalgia does sometimes knock me out for the count but I am getting better at managing it and asking for help. My point in sharing this is, that chronic pain and illness suck the big one BUT I am not giving up until someday I am pain free and not just pretending like I am.
~Go give a "soft" hug to the chronic pain sufferer in your life.~