Every Once In a While I Cry

I am NOT a cryer. I think somewhere in my 20's my tear ducts dried up because I really HATE to cry. Oh, I confess to crying at good movies and I DEFINITELY cry when I miss my son. But I have a five minute limit, and if I go past that point then I feel . . . well, I'm not sure how I feel, but I just don't like crying.

But yesterday my tear ducts magically opened up, and I couldn't control what was going to get them going. First it was Gilmore Girls. Weird! I know! When Gilmore Girls first came out, I was a faithful follower; but then it seemed to get off track and I didn't agree with the storylines, and I lost track of the show. But lately it's been on at 6 p.m. my time and I've been sucked back in. I didn't realize, however, that I was watching the very last season and before I knew it I was hooked. Well I missed the last episode during these re-runs so I tracked it down online and watched it.

And I cried. I really cried.

It made me sad to say good-bye to the characters (how ridiculous am I?).

It made me sad to think my baby girl, who is actually 13 is going to be leaving ME someday, and I cried some more.

And then I thought about how I had to say good-bye to my oldest boy and how it ripped a piece of my soul out to do it. And I cried some more.

Then when I tried to explain to my husband just how good that last episode was I cried SOME MORE (much to his and my chagrin).

What is wrong with me? Besides the obvious, which isn't happening. I was a mess.

I even cried at Book Club. Good grief. And no. We weren't reading some sappy Nicholas Sparks book. We read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Nothing to cry about in that book. But rather it was more about my sweet daughter.

I more than met my five minute crying limit yesterday. So does that mean I'm good for a month now? ;)

Today was a MUCH better day. I did a little (and I do really mean little) scrapbook shopping. I endulged myself in a few new stamps. Some from Imaginisce and a set from Hampton Arts. Oh the cuteness!!

Here's the one from Hampton Arts that I snagged:

And then this little scooter from Imaginisce just begged me to take him home. I obliged. You can find it here at 2Peas.

And this camera was lonely as well and so it came home to keep the owls and scooter company. You can find it here at 2Peas as well. Maybe the owls will take a road trip on the scooter and take fabulous photos of their trip. Hee, hee.

So after playing for a bit, I came up with this card:

* Bots pattern paper by Pebbles, Inc.
* Signs of Spring pattern paper by Prima
* other pattern paper by Stampin' Up
* Whoo Says stamp set by Hampton Arts
* Scooter stamp by Imaginisce
* Essential Messages by Hero Arts
* Versamark Ink pad
* Black Ink pad
* Gray Marker by Stampin' Up
* Photo corner by Canson

So I went from sappy sad to healed and happy. Nothing like a little retail therapy to make a girl feel better (even if it is with a coupon).


  1. Cute stamps! I am such a cryer and sometimes the waterworks just flow. :) It sounds to me like you're making up for lost crying time. Hee! ;)Hugs!

  2. Moms are allowed extra crying time. :) And book club is the best place to let it flow, because you know we all love you!

  3. Oh..I on the other hand cry over everything...tears of joy, tears of sorrow....ugly cry, just a few tears....like this post brought on some major watery eyes! ;) Crying is good....lets things out that shouldn't be in your mind and soul!
    LOVE your card! Those are some cute stamps!

  4. Mmmmm... I love crying! But nobody ever said I was normal, ha! ;)

  5. Hope you feel better. I am the opposite...I cry at EVERYTHING!!

  6. don't worry about the crying. after going a while strongly without tears, they catch up to us. just a way for our bodies (and spirits) to refresh. i think everyone would admit - it happens to us all. and, you are definitely right - shopping and making a card is great therapy. you are such an inspiration - thanks for sharing.


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