Monday, December 22, 2008

Bah Humbug

If you are easily offended...then you may not want to view this post. Since I've lost a subscriber due to my "Naughty Snowman" card I almost decided not to post this card. But then I decided I just didn't care. You can view it or not. You can choose to subscribe or not to subscribe to my blog. If you're offended by a card...then I'm not going to tiptoe around you. My reality is different than yours. I've used dark humor to survive a life that was often painful.

Christmas is NOT my most favorite time of the year. I lost my first pregnancy on December 23rd. My Mom spent her last Christmas in the hospital where they were prepping her for surgery the following day. She had no food and was drinking the stuff that makes you miserable because it cleans you out. I stopped by the hospital so she could see our son (then 6 months old but only the second time she'd had a chance to see him since he spent the first 3 months of his life in an incubator). She had surgery the following day where the incompetent surgeon nicked her bowel. She died a month later (January 31st) from sepsis - secondary to the perforated bowel. Also, this time of year is the time of year where I see little girls all dressed up and see all the little girl toys advertised. And I miss my daughters that passed away. I mourn the opportunity to raise a daughter. So, forgive me if my holiday spirit isn't all it's cracked up to be. I do try. (As you can see with all the holiday gifts for my coworkers...) But, once in a while, I need to do something that reflects the way I am feeling (instead of the way I'm portraying on the outside). And that is what this card is.

I don't know if you can tell or not...but I used dimensionals on the dogs back leg and it's tail so they stick up away from the paper a bit. I also left the snowman's hands loose so they stick out as well. I printed the saying on the computer.

Well, off to work with me. I do have some cute Rudolf boxes to post tomorrow.



Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

I say you have a right to be "pissed" (pun intended). The card you posted yesterday isn't one you could send to 'just anyone' but I wasn't offended by it. I am sorry that someone was. Don't let it get you down though. We can't please all of the people all of the time. Hugs, my friend! Hope you are more able to enjoy Christmas with your family this year.

ya ya's mom said...

hey janey-poo :) screw the snotty snot who unsubscribed due to snowman porn and SOFT porn at that!! :) hey I have to tell you I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. totally cracks me up :)

i'm sorry the holidays are a hard time for you. i'm just so sorry. remember to give those cute boys of yours a hug and revel in what you have when times are the hardest.

this is coming from a girl who won't stop complaining about the arctic blast we're getting here in the northwest....argh...

Sparkle said...

I'm so sorry for everything that's happened...but your card is great. It made me laugh. Stay warm with all of this crazy weather!

catt871 said...

Oh man, Jane, that card is FUNNYYY!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! I hope you can enjoy the holidays despite the heartache this time of year brings you!! {{hugs}}

Corie said...

This is so funny!!

Liane said...

It is just twisted and wrong! Makes me want to come back everyday to see what trainwreck you made that makes me LOL! Cute Jane, and very creative. Thanks for sharing, I see you through google reader, maybe that person just went there?

Widdle Shamrock said...

Well, I for one, love the card.

Like you, this time 11 years ago, I found out I was pregnant and then found it was twins. I have never been so happy.

Like you, after my loss, I have never been the same.

Do what you need to do to get through.

We went to the cemetary today and Miss 19 cracked bad jokes the whole time. Then she stopped and said " I guess I shouldn't be laughing in a cemetary." But it is her way of dealing with it.

Hugs, love you.

Seleise said...

I love the card and good for you for finding some humor through the challenges of the holiday season. hugs to you.

Teresa said...

Thank you for sharing. I'll be checking yrou blog often for more humor and inspiration!