It's been a while. i was really sick just before Andrew left. It started as a sore throat, cough, and ear infection. After a visit to the doctors, we discovered it was a bacterial infection that took my weak immune system down. Colds really play havoc on my lungs and asthma. i was on the couch for quite some time but slowly began to get better.
I wasn't fully recovered but Alexi & i had plans to go to a concert in Chicago for her 21st birthday. The tickets were purchased in January and so i was left with a dilemna. I decided to go because how often does she turn 21? It may have not been the best decision but my time with her was perfect.
We had really good seats to One Direction, one of Alexi's favorites! I must admit i am a fan too. While my musical tastes vary, i cannot deny their music is quite catchy and infectious! It was a fun concert and ever so adorable when the boys pulled a little girl up to the stage to sign her cast.
We explored and walked around downtown Chicago. We also decided to do the boat tour of the city. It was fascinating to see the city on the river and learn about the architecture. Alexi was great about letting me rest but i know i pushed myself.
When i got home, i relapsed. BIG TIME. i ended up back at the doctor's, had to take more meds (lots & lots), and was back on the couch very very worn out. My lungs were so sore, actually still are but i am finally feeling better. i know better than to push myself this time. i have been taking it slow, knitting on the couch when i feel up to it, and resting most of the time. i admit i really hate this. i hate feeling weak and sore but what's a gal to do.
i am ready to get creative but know not to push myself too much. I miss having inky gessoed hands like i had with this layout for My Mind's Eye for this month's sketch challenge. Join the challenge and you could win your favorite MME prize pack! I love this layout with all the mixed media layers. Want to learn about creating these type of layers in your paper crafting? Take my class with Craftsy: Fun with Mixed Media! It's on sale right now and you don't want to miss this deal!