Friday, February 24, 2017

Diddly Squat

Earlier this week I was let out of the joint.   I didn't even have to post bail or anything........although I'm sure the "bail" will come later in the form of a bill.  Ugh!   Yep, I graduated from physical therapy!  That first time I went, I got home and thought I'd died.  The next day when I woke up I was pretty sure I had!   As the weeks and sessions went by though I actually started improving and was cut loose from it all on Monday.   I still have to do them at home of course, but I'm finally "free"!

Exercise!  Yes, that ugly word that no one wants to hear!  Stretches, leg lifts, bicycle riding,  tummy suck-in's (I'm sure there's a better name for that one), and on and on.  They started putting two pound weights on my legs about mid way through the past month and it was a little harder but I did it.  All is great.  They did that for several sessions and then the guy said he was going to add a little more weight.  Go for it - I'm fit as a fiddle now.  Strapped an extra FIVE pounds on each leg and said do the leg lifts..........um.......grunts, groans, and I finally got one leg to cooperate.  After 10 of those suckers with each leg I told him to kiss my happy hiney.

As a result of this I decided they deserved a little card from me - mainly for putting up with the general bull I dished out to them each time I went.   Those cute images are from the Grumplings over at Taylored Expressions. The patterned paper is from somewhere but no idea where.  Used some distress inks and did some sponging behind the image, added a little Wink of Stella, and that's about it.  Hope this puts a smile on their face.

Thanks for stopping by............and have a great weekend!
Lynn 

29 comments:

Lisa said...

This will definitely put a smile on their faces!! It's so darn adorable!! I love those images!! The sentiment is so fun!! Beautiful papers, too Congratulations on graduating from PT!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Lynn, you sure made me chuckle, I hope you are okay and just adore these little grumplings! Fabulous card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lynn McAuley said...

So glad to see you have attacked your physical therapy with your ever present sense of humor, Lynn! How else could anyone make it through!?? Congratulations on your graduation. I know your therapists are going to love their diddly squats card and it will have them laughing!! Delightful card!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh this is so cute and I do love the plaid pattern you used as the background
Cheers
Dr Sonia

*Vicki* said...

Well good for you on breaking free of the torture from exercising!! LOL!! I agree that it is such a pain and something that I really need to fit into a routine...otherwise I'd just sit all day!

Your card is so darn cute!! Love your grumpy critters and the fun sentiment to go with them!! LOL!! Have a great weekend! HUGS

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Good to see you Lynn! Ugh, exercise is a dirty word. Glad you made it through their boot camp. The stamps are simply adorable. <3

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hahaha, what fun you've had in physical therapy! I got a big chuckle when I read this! The card is perfect for your therapist! Congrats for getting done with it all! I love, love, love these cute fitness Grumplings! Fit Kitty likey!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This is the perfect card for your PT people. I think they will get a big kick out of it. I adore that sentiment. Wishing you a good weekend.

Tammy said...

LOL! This is so cute Lynn! I love the adorable images and that super fun sentiment, fantastic card! Congrats on graduating PT, they are going to love this card!
Tammy x

JD/ Jill said...

What a fun card! I can so relate! I quit my THIRD round of physical therapy! The doctor wasn't too happy with me...but I had enough of the torture! Sure hope I don't have to go back again.

Brenda said...

OMGosh Lynn, what great news!!!! I'm so happy you were sprung from the joint, good news for sure! I know PT feels more like a torture chamber, but it always gets better as you go along. Well done! Now this card us sure to put a smile on their faces as it is super cute!!! I love these images and they are perfect for PT people! They crack me up as they have about the same expressions as we do when going in for PT and they tell us to do what?! lol I have that background paper, or at least it looks like the same kind I have. Was it double sided? If it is, I'm pretty sure it is from a baby paper pack. But it goes so well with your critters!!! And the sentiment, OMGosh the sentiment is just perfect! Congrats Lynn for being free again! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

Oh my gawd, these "grumplings" are hilarious!! I LOVE this card, and so will your PT teammies! I'm sure it was no breeze to get through it all, but hey - it beats surgery any time! I'm so glad it's finally behind you! Diddly squats are my cuppa tea too :) Fun card Lynn, I love it!

Tracy Freeman said...

Yay for being set free !!! lol Good for you for sticking with it and I hope it has helped.
This card just couldnt be anymore perfect !
Hope all is well with you and you have a lovely weekend xx

Joan V said...

Awesome card. So glad there are stamps out there to relate to exercise. Glad too hear you are doing well. Keep up the routine.

Lori Kobular said...

What a fun card to send to the PT's!! I love the card, those critters are adorable, that plaid paper is so sweet! I am glad you graduated from PT ~ that sure isn't a fun place to be!!!

Chriss America Real said...

This card is so cute. My husband and I are both in physical therapy right now. So fun....NOT

ahlers5 said...

This is adorable! I love the colors you chose with the paper...perfect.

Nana Connie said...

Oh, Lynn, that's so funny! Love that sentiment and I know the card will just make their day. Glad to hear you've been sprung from the Big House. Thought I was going to have to wire you bail $$. :-D

Diane said...

Glad to hear your physical therapy is working and yes it is a lot of pain and effort to see improvements. Your cute Grumpling images are just perfect for your card design Lynn.

Hugs Diane

Karen Howard said...

OMG, super cute and who says we don't deserve cards too! I just updated Sending Paw Prints to let everyone know that the bunny love image I used on my card is a freebie in the store at From The Heart Stamps.

Here is a link:
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/free-digital-stamps/293-bunny-love.html

Hugs, Karen

Laura said...

OMG LYNN!!! Just like the good ole days. You had me Crack'n UP!!! I'm so Glad I made it back to your blog from all these years I missed out on. Your Card is so cute with all the fun characters. And there going to love that sentiment. I know I do.

Bonnie said...

Oh, Lynn, they're going to miss you and love this card! This is my feeling about exercise! I'm glad you've graduated and I hope you will have healthy and relatively pain free days ahead.

Evie said...

Just gorgeous - love the layout, gorgeous image and love the background paper.

Evie xx

Monica said...

Glad that you are done with physical therapy, Lynn. Your card is as funny as ever.

Happy to see you blog,

Monica

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! Glad that you were finally let go. Best of luck keeping it up on your own.

MaryH said...

You are _so_ thoughtful to send the PT such a cute and particularly apt card. I know they will appreciate it. Love that sentiment, and these little critters made me smile, so I know your PT group will too! So glad that you are feeling so improved and are going to keep on with the exercises. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

So good to see you, Lynn, and I'm so pleased to hear that you are finished with the PT! I'm really, really impressed with your ability to lift 2# weights, let alone 5#!! I can't even lift my leg if I put on my tennis shoes. Sucking in my tummy? That's a thing?! I lost my core behind a file cabinet some time in 1984 so I karacked up at this fun and funny card and perfect sediment! Your team is going to love it and they're going to miss you! Keep up the good work at home so you stay well and don't have to go back!! Hugs, Darnell

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

LOL! I like that kind of exercise, too... diddly squats!

Cute card!!!

Marilyn said...

hahahhahah... don't you just love the Grumplings? I have three of these sets and they are perfect for the 'quick card' and so funny too.
I love how you put the three images on this card.