Babies? Angels? Staff? I really don’t know how to label them. But they are the very kind people who help me our and even take over when needed, in small or big projects that we get for our brand, Eclations.
And they are increasing.
Mind you, they do not really get paid as I hardly ever get paid, but they help out for the love of me, for the love of the craft.
Even my daughter’s “ate” (as she is like a daughter to me and not a nanny) has gone into flower-making and has recently come up with a bouquet of her own.
It’s nice seeing how they’ve turned into crafter when just months ago they couldn’t even cut a straight line. Haha.
And as I always joke them, at least now I have someone to transition eclations to, should there be a time that I would need to give up on this and focus on working. Hehe.
I’m back! I know, I know, I have been missing in action again. I got exposed to a lot of things that kept me busy and for this week alone, I think I came down with flu.
Yes, I think.
I mean… How hard is it to diagnose a sickness now?
You see, last Sunday, I started feeling post-nasal drip and an onset of colds that had me really feverish by Monday. I thought it was just my allergic rhinitis acting up again. You know… Due to exposure to extreme weather changes — sunny then rainy then sunny days + extremely cold nights… But I decided to take a sick leave from work and have it checked anyway. Afterall, I wouldn’t want to infect my daughter or colleagues…
But the thing is, the doctor informed me that my case was not allergic rhinitis, though it was too early to tell whether it was viral or bacterial. If it were viral, it would go away on its own in 3-4 days. Otherwise, I need to start taking antibiotics. So I was recommended lots of water and rest, which I had in hopes of getting better.
By Wednesday I got back to work only to hear the same things from our clinic doctor. It was too early to diagnose, that I should just wear a mask to avoid spreading the virus or germs, if any.
Imagine, I came to work wearing my new Colourpop Perky lipstick from Belle’s Oniomania, which I really loved, but had to cover up instead. Hahaha.
Here’s me that day:
By Thursday, I was feeling better and so I put on Happy Skin’s Aurora lipstick, which I hoarded because it was always out of stock, and came to work like I would on a normal, not sick, day. (Yeah, I know you’ve been reading about lipsticks from me and are probably getting the shock of your life now, but… I’ll post about that some other time. Haha.)
But by the afternoon, I was feeling so sick, it was worse than ever! Kidding… Just worse than Monday. =P
And up until today my body is unwell but recovering, and I thank God that I have my family to make me feel better.
But you know what else I’m thankful for?
This came in the mail yesterday. Ü A glitter board I purchased locally but is almost, if not as good as the imported ones. *Fist pump!*
Needless to say, I had to try them. Afterall, they say crafting is therapeautic. To me it’s a remedy.
So after a full day’s work, I headed to my Cameo and came up with something like this:
Aren’t they just pretty?!
I figured glittered papers are not the best for flowers but I still loved the shining, shimmering, splendid look they create! And I love how they shimmer but do not scatter tiny glitters anywhere!!! I have been avoiding glitters on my craft projects since my daughter came into this world. I was always worried they’d somehow find their way into her eyes and that would have been a biiiig problem. But now, I can craft away to my heart’s content. Or at least until supplies last.
Then I’ll just order again. Money-willing. Hahaha.
So that’s it for this long post. I will have to rest then prep for activities of the day.
I continue to pray for the Lord’s healing over me and my daughter. And that this flu or cold or cough or whatever virus dissipates into the air and affect no new person! Ahihihi.
And if you too are unwell today, let me leave this with you:
He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been.
1 Peter 2:24
To the awesome God of talents, beauty and healing be the glory! 🙂