When I make OWH cards I always add writing paper inside the card so if the soldiers have only a pencil to write with their writing will be clearly seen. Most of the time I leave the inside blank with the exception of the writing paper because I want them to have plenty of space to write home. I enjoy making cards of Thinking of you, Miss You, I love you, birthday cards and especially cards that the parents can use to write home to their children. I usually use the salutation 'I miss you Princess' or 'I miss you buddy' but I just get burned out making Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards in the dead of Summer when we're roasting and I know lots of people really go gun hoe for making the holiday cards so I'll just stay with the cards I'm happy with and continue sending in 100 cards a month.
Journal Time: I have a few more days to create before I pack up and leave Tennessee for a few days. I am doing something I have wished and prayed for, for many years. I think you've all heard me talk about my Hyperhydrious (sweating of the body profusely). Well I have sweating on my scalp and blushing on my face, I have had this for 30 plus years and it's the most embarrassing thing. I use to go out on calls in Phoenix and people would think I was going to faint or pass out. I thought it was just the heat in Arizona at first but then it was happening anytime and anywhere for no special reason. It would feel like someone had turned on a faucet on top of my head and water would just pour down my neck, face but yet I was cold and clammy to the touch. People would rush up to me and ask if I was alright thinking I was having a heart attack or something. The only way to stop it would be to get in front of a cold fan, ice to the neck & face. I don't go shopping much, nor do I go out during the summer unless it is for food or something really special. Yard work is a nightmare because I have have a towel to wipe the sweat so I can see where I'm going with the lawn mower. Then about 4 years ago I hear a commercial about profuse sweating called Hyperhydrious and I called the physician in Chattanooga would was aware of it. He was a thorastic surgeon and said he'd heard all the stories and prescribed pills, 3-4 a day and they didn't help a bit so I went back and he suggested botox. Well I said no, first of all I love horses but not enough to inject horse urine into my head. So I just suffered until I was told about the Hyperhydrious Clinic, to make a longer story short it was $9000 for the out patient surgery and insurance wouldn't cover it. After 3 long months of talking sometimes not so nicely to Cigna they agreed to pay for everything and I was elated!!! Woo Hoo I'm headed to San Antonio next Monday gonna have 2 days of sightseeing a doctor's appointment on Tuesday, out patient surgery on Wednesday, another post surgery appointment on Thursday and I'll return home Thursday afternoon ready to walk everywhere, shop, visit friends and just live life sweat free. So God does answer prayers he just waits for the right time to do it. I've prayed over this for months and with everything paid for I'm ecstatic so I'll be busy for the next 2 weeks making plans and traveling but I'll be back 100% happier. Sorry I unloaded on you if your still reading I love you and I just had to share.