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Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm feeling human!!! YAY!!!

I found this after taking a short pause to recoup my good feelings about feeling good!!!!  SO UPWARD AND ONWARD! : )

When you're so sick and feel like you're never gonna feel good again, and then when you do start feeling better, OMGoodness, what a feeling!!  I'm still hanging on to a serious chest cold although I don't know why!  I would love to give it away, but that would not be very nice, would it?

So I lost 7 and a 1/2 lbs. the hard way during that week and my sugar stayed kind of on track.  I didn't check it much cuz truth be told, I didn't care about anything.  I already thought I was gonna die! lol  But now that seems to have dissipated!  So everything is back to normal!

I have made a couple of cards and need to do a couple more this morning.  One is for my sister to give and she wants to pick the paper and send it to me.  She should send that pretty soon so that I can get it together for her.  Another is for a new friend that wants to use the card as an invitation to the family reunion.  That will be fun! Here is a couple I did that I'm not that pleased with, but never the less.......

It's so strange how adding text after pictures is so complicated!  What a strange new issue this is!?!
I think I'll back up to see if I can get the text to drop down where I would like it to be viewed!  Here goes.....
Well you can't tell but it worked!  The words first showed up between the last two pictures and were only two short word sentences in the space.  How bazaar!!! For heaven's sake, it can't be me!!  lol

Back to business!  I have been cutting a few silhouettes to sell at the next weekend crop I go to.  I'm hoping to make enough to pay for the weekend.  The last one I was at (where I picked the bugs up from), there was a lady selling different cuts at a very high price.  I thought well I can do that for a lot less money and my friends said yes they would buy more if they could find them at a cheaper price, so viola, I am doing some!!  Now I need to shop for the little baggies to put them in.  OH what a terrible thing to have to do!!!  wink wink!

Well that's all for now.  I'm going to do my Wii yoga and then make a couple of cards while cutting out more silhouettes.  Everyone enjoy your day!

I forgot to give a link on how to make this card!  Thank you again, Dawn!

Not happy with this new system!

I wrote a new entry and posted my pictures and hit the back key to erase one little thing and POOF!!!! the whole post went away!!  Now I'm starting my day with a slight attitude!  Damn!  I hate when things get changed for no apparent reason!!!  First Facebook not blogger!! Shit!!!  OK.....shrug it off.....I'm going to take a break, be back when I've adjusted!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's been an awful week!

I went on my very first scrapbooking weekend with a friend and had such a great time.  I could get addicted to those weekends!  I meet new friends and got to see a ton of different scrapbook pages of all varieties. The day after I got home I sneezed a couple of times and thought, oh oh, I that's a cold coming on.  Later that night, I was sneezing every ten minutes! Come morning I had a full fledged cold that went right to my chest!  Well, you know a cold doesn't hold a woman back, but what came next sure did!  I caught the stomach flu on top of that cold!  And I got it bad. As I sit here this morning, I have not eaten since Tuesday evening!!! I still have that queasy feeling in my tummy and yes, I will admit, I am scared to eat.  Nothing tastes good enough to come back up!   I ate two crackers with Vernors for each meal yesterday and they did stay down but that feeling is still there and I'm too weak to push it.  Throwing up for over 48hrs is not fun. I had no idea my resistance was so low.  Even as I sit here typing with hot and cold chills taking their turns, I feel like I'm never going to feel normal again.

So enjoy your day and I will be back in a couple more! : )

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It's Hump Day!!!

Well today is going to be a busy day and I am getting a late start, of course!  I just wouldn't have in any other way! I have to get us packed for tomorrow, make sure the house is clean,  make sure that I clean and cut veggies for Thursday night through Sunday evening, oh and wash clothes, oh and plug in the GPS.  This really wasn't going to be my to do list I swear! lol I do have to mail out our Uncles' birthday card.  He is turning 80! Such a wonderful man and so funny and "with it"!

So I woke up with a 115 blood sugar but I feel like it's really high?  Like an upset tummy?  I don't what that is from but I am going and will post some pictures from the highly anticipated weekend! Enjoy your days!  (Oh yeah, gotta plug in the camera) lol

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Good Morning!

I can't believe it's Tuesday already!  Monday was just a blur that flew by!  I went to the primary doc yesterday, he moved meds around again!  This has been going on since last November!  My meds have been changed about a dozen times trying to find the right combo!!  My blood pressure has been so outta wack, I can't even tell you.  It's been running so low and then when I go see the heart doc it's up a little so I get smacked with another adjustment!  It seems never ending, but I know it will!!

I am getting ready to celebrate our 29th anniversary!  We are going to Grand Rapids to see Nickleback, Bush, and a couple of bands and then staying at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel for the night and then come home, drop off the hubby, and head to a weekend scrap booking crop!!!  I can't wait, it will be my first one and I am going with new friends and I plan on having some real bonding time!!

Here is a birthday card I made for our Uncle!  Enjoy your day!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Friday!!! And Good Friday to boot!!

Yesterday, I picked up my hubby from work and when we got home he went to get the mail as usual.  In today's mail was a HANDMADE card for ME!!! It was a beautiful belated birthday card from my sweet cousin who lives in Florida.  What a wonderful surprise and what an awesome job she did!  I am usually the one who sends the handmade cards so what a treat to receive  one!`It brightened my day for sure!

Isn't it lovely? I think she did a wonderful job! I was just so pleased! Thank you so much, Gail!

This IS Friday, so over at their Friday Freebie is posted along with a 60% off every $10.00 sale!!! These are paper piecing patterns. Ya can't beat that!  You can come close at where they are having a 50% off every $10.00 sale!! These are digi stamps and graphics.  So check these out and get creative!!

I woke up with a 101 reading this morning!!!!  Yay!!  I have NOT gotten on the scale yet today, and probably won't! : )  I did have my oatmeal and my cinnamon coffee!  Now I am on my way to Wii for an hour then I will make a couple of cards and do some organizing in my studio, (it could sure use it!)  After I pick my hubby up from work we will go and get some dowels to make a nifty ribbon storage system I found on the web! This may also solve your ribbon storage need!! Check this out ... ... it couldn't be easier, could it?

Oh and before I forget, here is a slow cooker steel cut oatmeal recipe!
8 c of boiling water
2 c of steel cut oats
1/3 c of dried fruit
1/3 c of dried cranberry
and a pinch of salt
      turn the slow cooker to slow and cook 7-8 hours ------- She said she cuts it in half or puts in individual pkg to uses the next couple of days!

I have made this once so far and I think I will add about and extra 1/4 c. of water.  I also used dried mango and dried apricots.  When warming this up the following days, I added craisins to my bowl.  It made it extra yummy!!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


I so start and stop different things in my life, never quite accomplishing what I set out to do! Does that sound familiar?  So this morning as I was looking around the computer when I saw a post on facebook about some dog treats from China that were toxic to dogs! and I started to research to see what else I could find when I came across this blog?  From there I followed a link to a 21 day to Vegan link,  I found this very interesting as I have been almost vegetarian due to health reasons. I know that Ellen is a huge fan and doesn't she look great? So I thought what the heck! Then I saw that NEAL BARNARD M.D. (one of America's leading health advocates) and PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) are hosting this event that actually happened in 2010, (I think).  Leave it to me to be a little behind!  lol

I am a little excited and a little fearful!  I have to cook for a meat and potatoes kind of man.  I don't work outside the home, so all grocery shopping is actually done by the both of us all of the time, so sneaking in a healthy meal plan will be tricky! Come along with me to see how I'm doing with that and what kinds of resistance I will encounter! : )

I awoke with a blood sugar of 138 and I actually followed a dear friend's advice and added cinnamon to my coffee this morning.  You have to add it the coffee grounds, so I only make a half post since hubby doesn't like it like that!

So I am off to eat me some steel cut oatmeal that I made in the slow cooker! Then I am going to do me some Wii to see if I can earn me a piece of gum yet!!!  lmbo! I am starting all this from the bottom so no where to go but UP!! lol

Here are a couple of cards I finished last night.  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Easter is on it's way and it's bringing good weather and all the good things that come in the spring! Here are some cards I have made in the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Now I am going to do a birthday card and a get well card. I will of course post them later. Enjoy your day!!