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!