Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
(this little birdie is part of the ornaments I made for the pink ornament exchange! I'm so glad I made one for myself, cause I really like it! )
DECEMBER is almost over.. Were about to enter into 2008! wow How fast this past year went by! Its about time to start cleaning up the christmas decorations.. isnt it? I hate the thought. Its so much work! I'm thinking of doing it all on New years day.. maybe. I'm not really in any hurry, Its just a big job. the hardest part is putting things back together!
Its about time to also start thinking about the new year. Resolutions anyone? I hate new years resolutions. I know the one I should make, to eat healthier and lose weight.. but why set myself up with something that most likely wont happen!
I am making one resolution though.. a fun one! To purchase a piece of art work from all or most of my artist idols! that list includes.. Debrina, Debra Schoch, Holly Doodle (a crown!!).. and a few more! there really are so many!
I started a miniature New Years eve bear last night... hope to finish it tonight! stay tuned for pictures..
My hubby is recouping well. A bit grumpy.. but thats pretty normal for him!! I think hes gonna get tired of being home. He actually can start driving this weekend, but hes pretty sore and worn out and I'm sure wont go far or for long. He'll go for coffee at the restaurant and see all the old men that sit around in the morning drinking coffee! He needs to do that! we need him to do that!
HI HO HI HO ITS OFF TO WORK I GO! I havent really worked in about 2 weeks it seems.. I ve been to work a couple times.. but havent really worked! ITs back to work I go today! OH Joy! I hope I can get focused when I get there. I'm on call this weekend an dall next week.. Not looking forward to that at all! Well I'm starting to feel a bit scattered.. so I better go get ready to go!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
thank you all for your prayers and encouragement this last week. It has been a long and difficult week, but i do know that all was in Gods hands and christmas came about with a much sweeter taste, and a deeper appreciation than it may have otherwise. When you're looking at sickness and dispair and then move on to healing and blessings, it certainly makes the day more meaningful. I needed all of your messages of encouragement this past week, and the reminders that we were in Gods hands, also that our prayers really had been answered as things could have been much worse. Its good to have friends that help keep us mindful of blessings when we are sometimes momentarily blind to! thank you.
With all that said, I can tell you that tony is home and relaxed and enjoying his family, probably more so then he would have had he not just spent a week in ICU!
The kids showered us with wonderful gifts! I got two pair of PJs, socks, booties, a movie, candy and a Sirius radio with five months paid for! they gave me 3 pairs of earrings and filled my stocking with goodies! I also got gift certificates to CJ banks, michaels and jOanns! I dont know what else I got... too much to list is all.. candles, and other goodies! they spoiled their father as well.. He got an awful lot of movies.. we all gave him some.. I think we thought he would need to keep occupied for a bit! He also got books and lots of other neat stuff. We are blessed with wonderfully thoughtful children! And of course, we spoiled them right back!
Well, I need to go fill tonys scripts and pick up a few things for him..
Monday, December 24, 2007
Well, its has been a long and trying week.. Preparing for Christmas in and of its self some how is stressful. But add to that a very sick husband (who is a bit grinchy to start with) put him in the hospital and do major surgery on him, and the Stress level goes up about a million times! and talk about grinchy.. or not.. lets not talk about it.. but ok.. let me just say...hes MISERABLE. well of course he is.. he has a colostomy. temporary or not.. it is a huge ordeal. my poor baby.. Ive shed enough tears this week for the next ten years, and I am not really one to cry! I feel so bad for him.
So.. today is the day that the doctor said he could most likely come home. the nurses in ICU say, its early.. and that its not normal to let someone who has gone through this to come home yet. I say.. (just between you and me) He is not ready to come home. I dont know what I will do with him here. Dont get me wrong. I want him home. but Im very concerned about his comfort and he is sooo irritable, he is going to be a bear to live with. every sound or movement in the house is going to bug him. we have a water bed, and he is going to have a hard time sleeping there, in fact, I'm not sure he should even try to..
Well.. the good news is that with each day, he should get a little better.
Oh yes, and its Christmas eve. praise god from whom all blessings flow! My husband is strong and will recover, and this is temporary.. It could have been so much worse, and we could have even lost him if things had progressed much further. We will all be together tonight. not in the way we usually spend Christmas eve, but as a family. (sitting still and quiet, so as not to upset the bear! HA!) Oh gosh..
hmmmm.... keep us in your prayers..
and I really do appreciate all of you who stop by and those of you who leave me messages and I wish you all a very Blessed Christmas..
Friday, December 21, 2007
Heres the miniature horse that I had an order for. A girl I work with had to have her daughters horse put down and she cut off and cleaned part of the horses tail for me to use on a tiny horse for her. I think it turned out ok. I hope she likes it. I really didnt know how to make a horse, so I had to wing it! I also finished allllll those bears! my time is mine now.. well then of course theres this....
My husband did end up having to have some very serious surgery yesterday afternoon. Its been a long and difficult week! He ended up with a colostomy bag. He is a "young", strong , healthy man so this is very hard to swallow. It is temporary though. the doctor said about 3 to 6 months and then he can reverse it. thank God for that. I ve had a rough couple days and have cried my share of tears for him.. but today he is handling it pretty well, so I am feeling better. Scared to death of taking care of him when he comes home though. We're hoping that he will come home on Christmas eve. Though as much as I want him home, like I said, Im scared to have him home. Well.. god is good all the time.. and he will get us through this. I will appreciate any prayers for a quick recovery and comfort for my husband that anyone cares to send up for him.
He kicked me out of the hospital at 7:30 cause he wanted to sleep. so I came home, put on some comfy pjs, ate an english muffin and a cup of decaf tea. the kids are all out, (if you want to call them kids... ages 19 to 26) and my daughter Bethany just called and wants to come over and watch a movie with me. I mixed up a batch of sugar cookie dough, so were going to bake and decorate some cookies too.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I am about finished with all the bears.. I have these all done and two more to finish.. The last two are done, they just needs noses and tags! Yay!! I started the miniature horse last night and I have to say vor having absolutely no idea what I was going to do, I drew a pattern and started sewing the pieces and I think it might turn out ok! I will finish it tonight!
I am exhusted! My husband is in the hospital! He had been sick for about a week, not seriously sick, but just not feeling well. Anyways, he ended up in severe pain on Monday (lower left side). I tried to get him to go to the hospital monday night and tuesday all day.. He finally let me take him tuesday afternoon.. It ended up he had a perferated bowel. He has been very lucky. The surgeon decided that it was sealing itself up and if they could get rid of the infection, he wouldnt have to do surgery. (yay) He would have ended up with a bag for a bit if they had done the surgery. they would have had to cut out about 10 inches of his colon and then would not have been able to put the two pieces back together until the infection was totally healed. then they would go back in later and attache the two ends and get rid of the bag! in any case, the dr, said he would still need the surgery in a few months when they can do it all at once when there is no infection!
My poor husband is not well though. He has a tube up him nose and into his stomach that is pumping out all stomach juices.. GROSS ! you can watch it.. very nasty. Hopefully the tube will come out today.. I think thats the worse part of Tonys hospital experience at this time. He is miserable. The dr. said he'd be there 4 to 6 days.. so hopefully he'll be home for christmas. I think he'll come home sunday or monday! He is not a good patient. and he is mean when hes sick! He told me to leave yesterday morning! Can you believe that? wont let me touch him, well.. other then to rub his FEET!!! haha..
so Christmas is a little behind schedule and I dont know if I will get every thing done at this point.. It doesnt look like cookies are going to get baked! My cards wont get mailed, and my packages definitely arent goign to make it now! they should have gone monday.. but they just didnt. My cards are written out.. I took them to the hospital.. but I dont have all the addresses together.. Maybe I can take them to work and do them on my lunch hour! I dont even know if I'll get back to the city to finish up my shopping! I'm going to have to try! Oh hell.. I'm super woman.. I'll manage right! (well hopefully anyways!)
Well I should go do something constructive.. like shower and iron.. pack a lunch and get my self together for work. I'm going to stop at the hospital and say goodmorning to my sweetie first! I need some energy! I' am just dragging myself along here!
have a lovely day!
OH!! one more thing! My sweet blog friend BRen, is having a give away on her site! go visit her! http://benzy55.typepad.com/my_weblog
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Now, I need to decide which to make for dinner, lasagna or homemade soup and bread (in the bread machine). I think I'm leaning towards the soup and bread...
Monday, December 10, 2007
Charles Schultz Philosophy
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions.. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners .
Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special. 5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care .
Sunday, December 9, 2007
See all the goodies debra sent me! she even painted the box she mailed them in with snowflakes! Thank you soo much Debra! I love everything.
I'm still wanting to see everyones pictures of the swaps! Has everyone recieved or at least mailed theirs out yet? I'd love it if everyone who participated in the swap would touch base with me!
I finally finshed another bear order.. This lady wanted her bears to have blue eyes, as her husband had blue eyes, (he died of cancer this year.. ) so I made the bears with blue eyes.. eiy yie yie! (ha!) anyways.. I dont care for those eyes not one bit.. and guess what , she wasnt really thrilled about the color either! I didnt offer to change them though because I still have an order for 8, an order for 2 and two single bears to do, AND a miniature horse! so on that note.. I really should go work on something!
but.. just one more thing.. Im putting my tree up tonight.. so I probably wont work on any bears tonight.. (I did this morning though!)
OK.. one more thing.. I made a roast for dinner and doesnt my husband, whose not feeling well today, calls and says, "I'm sorry , but I really want pizza!!!!" eiy yie yie!! so.. perhaps, tomorrows dinner is already done!! OK, waiting to hear from all you swappers. I have seen some of the snowmen, and they have been wonderful!!
prepare yourselfs for a valentine swap in january, I figure we will have to have them finished and in the mail by Feb, 4th! what do you think?
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I saw a little ornament similiar to this in NYC and tried to make one last night. I thought it came out cute.
this is my splurge item in NYC. A steiff rudolph! isnt he the cutest darn thing!?
Monday, December 3, 2007
did alot of shopping and site seeing..
went to see the broadway performance of Hairspray! It was awesome!
Went to see the Rockettes.. even more awesome!! Went to a dinner theatre.. very crowded, but fun!
went to grand central station, and I cant even begin to tell you all the places we saw. Central park... ground zero.. we ate at a bakery that was right there... very sad. I took about 250 pictures, I did up load them to my computer, but it'll take a while to get them all on flickr and in a set.. but if you want to see them go to my flickr site! I did get a bunch on there tonight.
Anyways.. I am exhusted and trying hard to catch up on the weekend.. since I didnt know I was going til thursday, I did not have time to plan and prepare.. therefore, nothing that normally gets done on the weekend got done!
I have bears to work on.. and I need to get them finished as soon as possible.
we are having a winter storm today/tonight and tomorrow! (hate snow!) It was not very pleasant driving home tonight from work. but tis the season!
I hope everyone has their snowman about done and ready to go.. Theres a lot of you I havent heard from! Im dying to know what your all making!!!
OK.. I have to go back to flickr now.. this is my flickr address..
so check it out!
OH! I recieved a my 12 days of christmas swap!!! dying to open all 12 of those gifts! I also recieved two more of the pink christmas ornament swap items.. there are 5 in all.. I've recieved 3 of them.. people are so creative! I did mail my snowman to Debra..
Ok friends.. I'm stressing here, got to get busy on those bears!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
SO really though.. poor Brenda! and lucky me! The timing just happened to work out.. Im supposed to be on call, but I switched with someone else and I have plenty of time I could take off.., my husband is busy this weekend, and is in fact going to be gone part of the weekend too.. so off I go..
well.. I have not packed a thing yet.. and am not even sure what to take.. I did go to the bank and get lots of money out though!
goodness.. I am just rambling away here and I need to get busy packign!
One more thing though girlie blogger friends! IF youre in the snowman swap.. its time to get them finished up this weekend so you can get them mailed out by the 5th which is next wednesday! and dont forget that everyone needs to post pictures soon! I was going to set up a snowman group site.. but there was something that confused me about it when I tried.. so I'll check that out again when I get back from....NYC!
must go pack.. need to be on the bus at 7:00 am.. I'll be traveling with another good friend of ours.. .. will be posting lots of pictures when I get back !
Hi Brenda.. hope your feeling better♥
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I needed this snowman like a hole in the head! and these tiny little faeries, well.. something came over me and I had to have them!!!
This reindeer and his son, I bought the other day along with the two smaller angels at the top of the page!! I must quit buying for myself now!! Naughty me!
OK... So how are the snowmen coming girls! I did not get mine mailed on saturday like I planned.. but I plan on mailing my package tomorrow! I'm dying to see what everyone is making!!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thanksgiving was great.. alot of food was made and eaten!! later after dinner we went to friends to have dessert and play cards.. The kids watched the new "hairspray" musical.. (I'm about to watch it myself when I'm done with this post!)
OH, I just realized that the snowangel still is not finished.. she has little snowball garland that goes around where the box part opens. Oh well.. I have to remember to do that! gotta get off the computer now!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I'm am thankful for soo much.
I'm thankful for living in the beautiful little town we live in, and for the wonderful little school my kids went to for their whole lives.
i'm thankful that my kids are all basically grown and are all successfully moving in the directions of what they have chosen to do with their lives and that they all have chosen college which I am really greatful for!
I'm greatful for my job, and for the boys I work with even though they are punk -n- heads!
I'm very thankful for my friends
for my home
for my junkie car!
for my pets
for my health and the health of my family.. even with Bethanys diabetes, I'm thankful for scientific research and breakthroughs that allow her to live normally.
Im thankful for living in this AWESOME COUNTRY! and I believe there is absolutely no better place to live except heaven!
I'm thankful for God.. and that he sent his son to die on the cross so that we can be saved and can one day live in heaven with him.
I'm thankful for forgiveness..
I'm thankful for talent, mine and that of soooo many others!!!
I'm thankful for the four seasons, even though I dont particularly like snow. ( i just dont like to drive in it!)
I'm thankful for the internet! how awesome it is.. when you really think about it! It truely is a window into the world!
I'm thankful for animals.. all of them!!
for giggling children and belly laughter
for laughing with friends so hard you almost pee your pants!
I could just go on and on and on.. but I wont..
I really need to get back to work on those bears!
I made my pumpkin and apple pies today and my stuffing and squash.. everything else can wait til tomorrow! I think we'll eat around 4:00.. looking forward to that turkey!! I'm thankful that god sent us turkeys!!!
I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Make sure you count your blessings!
pictures to post tomorrow !
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I've been Oh so busy busy busy! I have so much going on in so many different directions!! eiy yie yie!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
They will be wonderful when they are finished, bur fur coats are difficult to work with.
well I need to get off of here.. have a great night!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
I'm going with first names here, but will email you with full name and contact information (cant be too public with those things ya know!)
Sue D - Dolly S
Fran M - Debe S
Susan G - Becky B
Barb B - Aless R
Debbie G - Lisa S
Sarah H - Cheryl C
Debra S - ME
Leslie Z - Cathy N
Mary B - Gina S
Michelle C - Lonnie J
Terry L - Kathy L
Laura C - Shawn B
Sherry T - Jan H
Allison K - Carol C
So ladies.. that is the list.. There are 28 of us!! I will work on emailing everyone now! Gosh I hope I havent forgotten anyone!
NOW.. Let the snowman crafting begin! Be sure to post pictures of your snowman! Also for those of you with out a blog.. please email your pictures so I can post them for you!
Remember the main rule.. your snowman must cause us all to SMILE!!!
and it needs to be mailed off by dec 5th at the latest! any questions? email me!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
At this time there are 23 snowgirls signed up! There are several that have not sent me their information.. I need your addresses ladies, so please if you havent yet sent them to me, please do so soon. I'm excieted that so many people are wanting to make snowmen with me! this should be a fun swap.
the guidelines are..you must create a snowman or snow woman ornament, what ever size you want to make it.. remember though it is an ornament to hang on a christmas tree, so not too big! You can make him from what ever medium you enjoy working with. the most important rule.. He must make us all smile !!
snowman are to be sent to your partners by December 5th. We will all enjoy having our swapped buddies to hang on our trees and to enjoy through the season!
I will post the list of participants and annouce partners either on friday or saturday this week.
in the meantime, if you havent already sent me your information be sure to do so now!
any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm starting my ornament tomorrow!
Monday, November 5, 2007
These are clips of my daughter singing "Naughty Baby" She played the role of Irene in "Crazy for you" the past two weekends with the lake plains players. She just cracks me up.. Dont let the fact that there are 4 of these worry you.. the reason is that I am a dope and kept letting go of the silly button on the camera and then having to reset it and start over! DUH!!!
anyways.. enjoy! I cant watch with out cracking up!
(you will need to scroll way down to the music box on my blog and click on the first little button twice to shut that off so you can hear the videos!)
Friday, November 2, 2007
well anyways.. l love all these blogs.
OH and the winner is (drum roll please!) Roam2Rome . As soon as I have her address I will be sending a sweet little something out to her!
I also won something on halloween night from Kari at the www.artsymama.blogspot.com! Yay! I love to win things!
Well.. my time this morning is limited.. I have to go be a social worker for 8 hours.. then!
YAY!! ITS THE WEEKEND!! oH HOW i LOVE THE WEEKENDS!
oh yes.. and one more thing.. I'm so glad everyone loved my wanda so much.. I adore her myself.. however, she is not I.. I am not her.. she is a friend of mine.. another halloween fanatic! she is my dear friend Brenda.. isnt she lovely?
Do I have to put all the halloweenies away this weekend? thats soo much work!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
What party would be complete with out a few bad jokes! I thought this one was pretty funny!
Jasper and I wish you a very scary halloween!!!