Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

April 26, 2013

Healing Humor

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

I sat down yesterday and made a list of all the projects I have to get finished before I leave on a trip to Colorado in a couple of weeks.

Aye carumba.

Well I totaled it all up...I have 15 projects to get done. That's roughly one per day until I leave.


Today's creative task was to make a get well soon card for my uncle, Hanes. He is in the hospital following an "outpatient" procedure that didn't quite go as planned. After which, he spent several days as a guest in the ICU. He's now out of ICU and, in all hopes, will be strong enough to come home soon.

A note about my uncle: he has a very wry sense of humor. He's a funny guy...but his humor is often overshadowed by his quiet demeanor. He wrote one of my all-time favorite limericks (which I'll share now).

Ahem ...

There was a man of many devises
who had ears of two different sizes...
the one that was small
was of no use at all...
but the large one won several prizes.

I giggle every time I recite it.

So, in honor of my subtly-humorous uncle (whom I call "unka"), I made him this get well soon card -- complete with an original limerick by yours truly.

My limerick (if you can't read it on the card) goes like this:

Ahem ...

There once was a man named Hanes.
His legs were giving him pains.
To the hospital he went.
They put in a stent...
to bypass the kinks in his veins.

The inside of the card reads:  "Hope you are back in circulation soon!"

It is FRAUGHT with medical double entendre!!! FRAUGHT, I tell you!

Get well, Unka!!

Image - Ron Leishman
Lacy Oval die - Spellbinders
patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Prismacolor colored pencils


  1. Love it.... full of your humor as well as his!

    You know I can help you with projects when you get here?


  2. Super Limerick....
    Wonderful card.


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