Sunday, December 23, 2007

Simple Pleasures

Yes, Simple pleasures. Thats what I had last night. My hubby and dd went away for some last minute gift and food shopping and I stayed myself and took a break! SO, I turned on the tv ( I read and am on the computer ALL the time) so watching tv is different for me. I found an Ice skating special. I think it was Brain Boytano?(sp) SO, I turned it on and he was just starting to skate a new routine and it was country. The song was an old one from Sonny & Cher! lol Then he continued with another newer upbeat song (CottonEyedJoe!) That used to be a very popular country line dance song and really MOVES!!! When he was done and the next person was introduced, they were going to skate to Barry Manilow singing LIVE right there with them!!! OMG!! He is my all time favorite too!!! I LOVE Barry! Well, it was not just that one song, he sang a bunch more for the next hour for a bunch of different skaters. PLUS, then Dorothy Hamill was skating too. I used to love her to when I was growing up. Heck, we even had hair cuts like hers!!! lol SO, to see her skate again and to Barry singing, it was AWESOME!!!
It was great to that NO one was home to pick on my OR my skating OR Barry singing! I had a great hour!
THEN, of course it was over, family came home, and back to reality!! lol

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ready? or NOT??

Ready or NOT?

( Im cheating on this today...I just posted THIS all on MySpace page!) COpied it over here too.

Well, I see by the count down that Christmas is only 9, yes NINE days away!!! WOW. Most of this month it hasnt even FELT like winter or DECEMBER! At least NOT here in PA!!
Ready or not, its coming. Are YOU ready? We are just about there. Most of the gifts are bought and done and we just got the cards done and ready to go out this weekend. Whew.........
Might pick up a few more small things for stockings and candy and stuff like that. We ordered something else the other night too that should be here soon. Then, My big thing is wrapping! UGH....I really do NOT like to do it and we ALWAYS wait till the LAST minute. We are usually UP late Christmas Eve wrapping and playing and doing the whole santas elf thing! Lol But, all the money and work IS worth it to see my daughters excitement and faces and FUN on Christmas day! :)

BUT, I also was productive THIS weekend. I got all the candles done, bagged and tagged and hubby delivered them on Sat. since he had to go in to work for a bit. Then we all sat down and did our Christmas cards yesterday too! Yipppie. I am gonna try to put a picture here of the candles.

I think in all we made about 15!!! Then I bought the glass holders and then wrapped it in tissue paper and put each one in its own little gift bag. It worked out pretty cute. AND, my daughter got to help!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Yucky weather day

Well, the weather is horrible here today. Not sure if it will get worse, like its supposed to or not. The schools closed early and the children are home.
I think I am going to go try to make some gifts that I really NEED to get done soon!! Then tonight hopefully we will do our cards and get them sent out. Then, I will be pretty much caught up. We dont really have much to buy yet. Im done no matter what! lol No more time soon and no money will help that right along.
OK, off to be productive.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Catch up!!!

HEY, guess I should fill the last however long in! We are still trying to get the old car Buick fixed...theres a list. Also, trying (wanting) to sell the Jeep so we can buy the van. We went away for thanksgiving and we borrowed the van to go. It was very nice! Comfortable, nice ride, lots of room too. Guess a van isnt soo bad. I feel terrible though...."I" HAVE to have a new car, so we have to sell the jeep. I think everyone is bummin. Its not comfortable for any of us, its not a family car, and we just can NOT keep fixing it. Unfortuntaly we dont even go in the woods to 4wheel anymore either. BUT, I still feel bad.

Tried to get some christmas decorating done this past weekend. That usually doesnt go well either. A LOT of things right now are not going right for me. Im a problem! Between my pain and trying to do things and NOT being able to do things and REALLLLY wanting to do things, I struggle. SO, I nag hubby to bring up the decorations, then I need to DO it. The only problem with that is, you must UNDO everything and clean up before you can DO the decorating! lol Here lays the problem. TOO much work. I know I should and DO do it in sections...or a little at a time. That is the only way I CAN do it. It will get there.

Do you ever feel that you dont appreciate what you have? I have been thinking that a BUNCH lately. There are things I want and maybe even need, but I already HAVE sooo much that I am not grateful for it seems. I have a car, but I need a better one, a newer one, just Because I WANT one.....that doesnt sound nice. Sometimes I just need to step back and breathe and appreciate what I already Have. Its hard to do that sometimes I think. I mean everyone always wants something else or more, no matter what we have.

OK, enough pity party. I gotta go make supper and do something!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Car Saga continues......

UGH, this CAR (Buick) is turning into a money pit! SO, I take it to the garage yesterday, drop it off and ask them to change the oil, do a 4 wheel alignment and rotate the tires. I pick it up HOURS later, the only thing done is the oil change AND we have a WHOLE new list of STUFF WRONG with this car. So, those noises I was hearing.....they really WERE something! SO, I have TWO bad tires, some bushings things in the front and a different sort in the back (where we have been hearing noises) AND my serpentine belt has some chunks out of it!!!! WOW. So, I cant afford the new van, I cant really afford to fix this car all the time, but you have to! I also think that cars KNOW when you have a little extra $$$!!!! I am supposed to be going away this weekend to my friends over 2 hrs away, and we are taking MY car away for Thanksgiving too. SO, we gotta do something.
I was supposed to go do some learning/stamping stuff this morning at my up lines house, but I decided NOT to. Was almost ready to walk out the door, but I just couldn't do it. This has NOT been the greatest week of my life and I'm either having panic attacks or a nervous breakdown...or both!? Who knows. I need to pack and get ready to leave tonight yet too. I wasn't sure I was going, so I didn't do anything last night to get ready! We are going to be making cookies and fudge. Yum. Maybe this will help me 'get it together' a little better. Taking a break and seeing my girlfriend.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Me, in a Mini VAN??!!

Well, I'm not sure yet and it wont happen today, BUT, we are looking for another car for me and we seem to be heading in the MINI-VAN direction!!! UGH! ME?!? lol I have a 4 door Buick now and we are getting rid of our Jeep, and wanted to try to get another SUV type vehicle. Hubby will probably end up with my car then. Well, suv types are expensive to buy and to we started looking at other things. I dont want another 'car' like the Buick, or I would just keep it. I want and we need, something a little higher off the ground and a little bigger. I looked at a Pontiac Transport (Montana) last night to get the idea. Its got ALL the bells and whistles that I really wanted but did NOT think we would be able to get. It has LOTS of miles on it though?!? I don't know what to think. I am going to go and take it for a test drive today, just to see what I think and IF its comfortable. I'll let you know!!! School gets out early today, so we are off to a longer weekend. lol :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Calligraphy, Volunteer Lunch, shopping, etc!

I have been really busy the past few days. Trying to get some things done. Ran some errands and went to Walmart shopping on Tuesday. I spent over TWO hours in that store!! HOW? Well, for one, no kid, NO hubby!!! Plus I wasn't quiet done and it was lunchtime, so I got a bite to eat at the Subway there too! Got a few Christmas presents too. Then last night I went to a class at my local scrapbook store last night on Calligraphy. It was pretty cool!! After about 2 hours straight of writing and hand cramping, we were all tired! lol It was hard for the teacher to show us on a white board, like how to hold the pen and at what angle, but when she came and showed us on our paper with the pen, it worked much better!
I volunteer at a local clothing/food bank every Wednesday morning and I went there today then we also had our Thank You lunch today too. Its when the board members and such serve US volunteers and just thank everyone. It is really nice.
OH, I almost forgot.....I actually WON something on the FIskateers online crop this weekend too! I cant wait to get it!!! I will let you know what and when.
Tomorrow......I don't think I have anything on the calendar!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fiskateer Round Up What? Read more to find out!!

OK, Did you ever hear of a Fisk-a-teer? Well, if not, you need to. Go to I am sure that most of you have heard of Fiskars and all their wonderful products. Well, as a fiskateer, you can learn about them, post pictures & projects in their gallery and chat with people on the message boards too. You email one of the original Fiskateers and they will tell you what to do! Now, What is a Round-up? They are hosting an online crop. So hopefully you can get in quick if you are not already a fiskateer. May (just one of the original fiskateers) will be online all weekend long with RAKs, projects and allllll kinds of awesome prizes! She also set up a special blog right here on blogspot for this event.
Well, I gotta go check out some threads on the the site and get some crafting done!!!
Hope you can join us.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Some Artwork!

Well, I either dont take pictures or just do not share my cards, pages and what nots, so here is some things I have done recently. Hope you enjoy them.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Long Time

Well, its been a while again. I got my car back and then was never home! lol I was gone pretty much the last 2 weekends. Beginning of Oct. was my whole weekend crop at CRC in/near Port Royal, PA. A GRRREAT place to go and awesome people too!! I LOVE it up there. and NO my car did NOT break down! Lol I had the same person with me too, so I'm really glad that did not happen! Now I have to wait until March to go there again. I love the mountains and the scenery.
Today, I was cleaning!!! What the heck brought THAT on? I have NO clue. lol I think I am just tired of living in a mess. I really paid for it tonight though. I hurt like the dickens. ouch. I was doing the kitchen. I dusted some, swept, cleaned off a whole rack of cookbooks, and then mopped and put everything back again!!! Whew. My dd helped me fix it when she got home from school. We even cleaned the wooden chairs! Geeez, scary!
We had a wedding to go to on Sat. It lasted ALL day! Between wedding and reception, and how far away it was, we left around noon and did not get home until like 1030 at night. Long day for all of us. We slept in on Sunday (still NO church?) and then we met some friends for a late lunch.
Tomorrow, I must take some of my not wanted scrapbook items into a store. She has this AWESOME scrapbook yard sale coming up on Sat. We take our stuff in (priced and # and ready to go) she sells it to whoever comes for the yard sale, keeps track of it all and then gives us our money to spend in her store!!!! I LOVE it. I was only there as a buyer last year, and got some great stuff. NOW, I'm taking a box in and hoping to do well on both ends! :)
Well, the rest of the family is in bed. Guess I should head there too.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

FINALLY got my car back!

Well, I actually got it back on Sat, but I wasn't home most of the day because I was at a crop. Then I was to tired to care! lol It is nice however to look out the window and actually SEE MY CAR THERE!!! I almost thought on Friday afternoon, that we were NOT going to be able to pick it up. The bill was almost $400!!!!!! Geeeez, where are you supposed to get that kind of money anyway? lol NOT in MY checkbook, that's for sure. But, some how, as usual, things kinda worked out. We got to pick up the car. It is DIRTY/DUSTY/ yuck gross. Did I mention it was DIRTY? Apparently there is a quarry right near this garage. So, besides the dust, the dew helped and it all stuck to my car! lol
So, back to work I go tomorrow. I bet the kids and everyone wonder where I have been ALL WEEK.
Worked some in my new scrap room again today. Not scrapping, but cleaning, organizing, figure out just how I want things!
Gotta get ready to go away this weekend. Leaving Friday night, coming home Sunday. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Its about almost 2 hrs away (if I remember right?!) My friend and I were there in like May and this is with the same people same place.
That was also where I got to see and hear an Indigo Bunting for the first (and only)time!!!!
I was very excited!!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WeekDay 3 NO CAR!!!

Well, this is the 3rd week day without a Car! I dont like it very much. I cant go to work, cant get errands done, cant just GO!! The garage still has NOT called, apparently they are very busy!? IF they dont call by lunch time, Im gonna start calling them. You would also think, that if I was stuck at home ALL day, I would get something PRODUCTIVE done!? NO way! lol In fact, I think I have gotten LESS done. I have been very tired lately, so usually do fall asleep sometime in the morning. Im still getting UP with hubby and dd in the am too. Dont get me wrong, Ive gotten a few minor things done. I will work on doing something more again today. Nothing else excting right now.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Did I mention I HATE cars?

Well, in case I didn't say it before, I HATE CARS! Mostly when they don't work and especially when they leave me & a friend sitting over an HOUR AWAY from home!!!!! UGH. So, I went to this really great CTMH Christmas card making day yesterday and we didn't get more then 10mins down the road on the way home and my car DIED! I was still sort of going, but like the gas pedal was not giving me any gas. NO, I did NOT run OUT!! lol I have a FULL tank! Luckily, I realized something was wrong and quickly pulled OFF the road. It started, but would not stay started and isn't getting gas. SO, My hubby had to come get us. I called a friend that was still at the church cleaning up and she came and got us so we could wait there instead of on the road, then took us back to my car when hubby was almost to it. He looked did a few things, but nothing was happening. Him & a friend went back there today to see what they could do. Well, nothing still worked. Just so happened though that there was a garage a little ways down that I had passed before it died, so they got down the hill to there, left a note and the keys! We shall see what it is, how much and hopefully they can fix it. Thank GOD for lots of friends and wonderful helpers.
On a good note. I did have a great time making/teaching cards all day. The consultants made theirs after everyone else was done. I have a few finished and plan to finish the rest, then I will take pictures and share. They are all great, but there is one I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! The stamp is a cardinal and the card is put together different, so it is just awesome!!! (It is one that I made sure to finish so I would not mess it up!) I also learned a lot of new things too and met some great people.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Guess I have been busy!

Well, Nothing like going back to school and work to keep you moving! I never even finished telling you about my car. I think it is just getting old and very tired and with practically NO maintance, it is not a happy car either! lol BUT, it got me to my girlfriends house 3 hours away this past weekend and back home, so I guess I cant complain too much!!

I dont even remember if I talked about my bday? I will certainly have to put some pictures up here. My new scrapRoom is great!!!!

SO, this is it!! Everything was moved out of this room (not the big rooltop desk or a china hutch) but all the junk! Lol And, MY scrap table with the shelves there, was moved into it and I got another table too!!!! THis is just WAY coool!!!
SO, I have been organizing and making more of a mess and yes, actually working on a few things too! I will have to post some stuff then.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Lost weekend

WOW, I guess its been a while since Ive written. With school starting and then Labor Day weekend, birthdays and all kinds of events, I think I got lost! lol We were off on Friday and we did all of our errands. Driving from one end of the county to the other, Lunch with my mom at Sonics! lol
Sat. I went to an Indian pow-wow with a friend and met my mom and her friends there. It was a gorgeous day!!! Its in a park, so there is shade. My hubby & dd stayed home and worked reallllly hard to clean up his/our junk room and moved my scrapping table over there and now I have a scrap room!!! I will try to post some pics later on from that too. Sunday was my bday, so we went out for breakfast and just had a nice day. Monday we all had off yet, so we slept in some, then went to AC Moore later and out to eat. THAT was an adventure of its own. Geeezzz, I didnt think it was going to be THAT hard to find a place that was OPEN and also would actually wait on us.
Tuesday was back to school. Getting caught up now and trying to get a routine going again. Got lots more to say from the weekend too. OH, I gotta tell you about my car too! :( BBL

Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day Of School

Well, today was the first day of school. As much as I could NOT wait for summer to be over and school to start again, I MUST admit that it felt a little weird without Kimberly around today. I started back to work today too as a crossing guard, so I was up early and did something. I was also very productive today!! :) That IS saying a lot for me! lol I folded some wash and put it away, put clean dishes away and loaded the dishwasher too. Figured I would give the kid a break on her first day back to school. I actually watched about 1/2 hour of TV today too!! lol Very rarely do I do that. It was a scrapbooking show on DIY. Pretty cool. I think that is only like the second time I have gotten to see it.
SWAPS Man, all of a sudden it seems I am up to my elbows in swaps and such. Guess I better get with it. I have a receipe swap, card swap, something else I havent figured out what Im making yet swap and I have to cut up some new papers from CTMH for a group swap so we all have the NEW paper packets to show off! Thats an easy one!
Well, guess I better go see what to make for supper now too. Whew.....long day.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Do you remember?

OK, I have to know how many of you remember, loved or maybe even still play or have the Old Nintendo? Remember Super Mario Brothers? 1, 2 AND 3? Well, we have a few older game systems and none new. Sometimes I think we are the only family on the block that doesn't, but, its not a big thing in our household. Well, years (lots of them ) ago, I had all these and some "cheater" books to go with some of the games. So, my daughter and I play them once in a while. We got it out last week and spent days going through SM3. lol We had to use the old Game Genie (do they make those anymore?) but, we finally got through the WHOLE thing and she got to beat the Big Bad Kroopa at the end! We were playing for a few days, on and off, then Friday decided we were gonna do the WHOLE thing. We sort of pooped out around 9:30, BUT, hubby said, shut the TV off, leave the game on and finish it later. Boy, sometimes he is just too smart!! That's why I married him. :) SO, then on Sat. afternoon, we finished the last of the world. We had a really good time beating the bad guys together and accomplishing something too. Studying the book to see which was the best way to go and how much further we had to go. Summer is over and school starts on Monday, so we probably wont do many more SB3 marathons. Maybe we should move on to the Sega now????

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Whole NEW Experience

My husband & I got to experience something very different yesterday. We were invited to a Mennonite wedding. It was his coworker that was getting married and they invited us! He has only been working there since around the beginning of the year, so it was a surprise. We did not know exactly what to expect, but I think both of us were excited and wanted to see how they did things.
I am NOT picking on OR making fun of anyone or anything.
They were registered at Walmart for gifts. So, we checked out their list and went shopping. NO big expensive or extravagant items for them. Mostly ALL practical things for them or the house. When we got there, we noticed that most of the gifts were not even wrapped! A few were, some were in gift bags, and others were just brought in as is. The service and dinner were at the same place. So, we went in and walked to the Chapel part. There were two ushers to seat everyone. So we waited our turn and told the man that we were coworkers and got sat. The service started pretty much on time. NO big hubbub about a wedding party walking in, the bride & groom came in together and went up front and then a few Fathers/preachers/elders. Not sure exactly, but they all spoke. There were four of them. So, we sang a few Hymns, they read scripture, we sang a few more, read some more, then one of them did the wedding ceremony part (close to what ours would be) in words anyway. BUT, NO big fancy wedding dress, NO flowers, NO music playing, NO photography and NO wedding rings!!!! Oh, and NO you may now kiss the bride either! From our understanding, no public displays of affection. I did not have a big to do wedding, but I can not imagine 'our' world with out all that big hype. My goodness, what would brides do? lol No thousand dollar dresses and months of planning. No dead flowers!! So, the service was about two hours long then we were ushered out row by row then the rest were allowed to leave as they could. (still by row) We all congratulated the couple on the way to the dinner tables, where we were seated again according to the seating chart. After everyone was seated, another prayer for the meal. WOW, and what a meal it was. Yummmy!!! It was sort of home style. There were a bunch of people serving all the tables. They brought out one thing at a time for each table per side and you passed it down and then it went back to the kitchen. Lots of great food. Oh, and when we saw the new couple we were given a pen with their names and date and thank you for being there. At the table was a 'card' to explain the blank card. We were to write whatever wisdom we chose to share with the newlyweds! That was pretty fun too. There was already cake on the table too. No big to do over one of those either. Then after all the food was passed around and all of us were stuffed, another prayer and then it was over.
I do think they were getting a few pictures taken in the chapel though when we went to leave. It was a great experience and we had a nice time. Really makes you think about all that "EXTRA" stuff we think we need, when all that really matters is GOD and us!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

I got TAGGED!!!

The Rules: So this is how it works. I must post the rules, 7 random things about me and then tag 7 others to do the same. Sound fair enough, right? At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

1) I (we) adopted an older child. We wanted someone to teach and love.

2) I have a WHOLE room of Garfield stuff!! From pencils, notebooks, greeting cards up to ceramics and kitchen ware.

3) I HATE spiders.

4) I have never been out of the USA.

5) Growing up, I used to watch WWF wrestling!!!!

6) I secretly love to drive my husbands Jeep. (Only with the top off in the summer.)

7) I have 3 cats.

OK, NOW, I have to find 7 people that have probably been tagged already! lol
Clearly Inspired-Kim, Fabulosly artsy, Inky smiles, April mamadriggs,quilted bag,Twistedchic-Michele.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Well, in case you cant tell by the title of todays post, I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention here in Valley Forge, PA today. This was my first time and Im sure will not be the last! My friend and I had a great time. There were WAY TOO many people though. Everyone had told me it would be crowded, but WOW. You could barely move and then you almost always bumped into someone and all of us had these BIG bags on our shoulders to carry our "stuff"! lol THEN, you got to stand in a long line to pay for your goodies. There was a Dollar Scrapbook Store there.....we had to stand in line to SHOP! Yes, thats right!!! There was NO room to move, so you stood in line, looked as you moved around the bend and up the next aisle and to the register to pay! What a hoot. We didnt take any classes (maybe NEXT year), I didnt see anyone famous, but I did see a bunch of people I knew. That was funny. ALL those people and Im running into friends and scrappers I met at crops! lol Unless I missed something, I didnt come home with any freebies and even the make 'n' takes for most companies cost money! NOT that you could even get to those. My friend decided that next year, it would be worth taking OFF on Friday and going!!! Less crowded. We heard some vendors saying it was really quiet then. Unless you spent like at least $50 at ONE stand, there really wasnt any bargins either. Which I couldnt do either. Most of the items were normal everyday things at normal everyday prices. There were a few unique stands and some different things that you wouldnt see in your local ACmoore or Michaels. I got a few nice things that Im happy with, had a great day with my friend and know better what NOT to do next year!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

My Week!!!

Oh my! SO I went away to a crop and had a great time with a bunch of friends. Came home a little early on Sunday. I was supposed to go see the Harry Potter movie. Ended up not feeling so great for 2 days!! THEN these last 2 havent been so great either. Found out I had a DR appt today that I totally forgot about (THank God they called the day before to remind ME!). Went to go to appt. today, and got LOST!!! Yes, Lost on the way to a Dr I only go see like once a year. Duh me. I didnt even have his phone #. I had to call my hubby, get the number, call for directions and see IF I should still come because I was SO late! Geez. Finally got all that done. Came home, then dd had a Dr. appt at 2, then we went to the grocery store. I barely made it throught the store I started to feel really bad again. THEN, on the way home it started POURING SO BAD!!!!!! Our food was soaking wet before we could even get it in the house. Then of course like 5 mins STOPPED raining! Lol Go figure.
Oh, yeah, and we went to see Harry Potter last night. It was not all that great. I dont know IF its just me or what, but I have SO much trouble hearing and understanding the talking in these movies. Then, I kid you NOT, there was someone towards the front of the thearte that MUST have had a walkman/mp3 player ON and I could hear it!!!! When the movie was kinda first I thought I was hearing things! lol Also, they were like the most UNcomfortable seats. UGH>
OK, Im done now. :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Im Back!!!!

Well, even though I really didnt say Goodbye, I figured I would say Hello and that Im back from my fun and relaxing weekend crop!!! I was not far from home but that is ok. I left Friday before supper and didnt come back till Sunday afternoon. I am not feeling so great so I dont know what happened. TOO much fun I guess! Lol I met a bunch of new wonderful people and got to see a few old friends too. Yes, I actually DID get some pages done too! Lol I did not go shopping at all this weekend either! WOW. I really dont "need" anything (not that that has ever stopped me before). But, I am trying to behave. It is storming here now and I am still very tired from my weekend, so I think I will go hit the hay.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Yesterdays FUN!!

Ok, so, IF you dont like medical stuff and/or NOT read this!!!!!! lol
I HATE feet!!!! Mine, his, yours, doesnt matter. SO, for a while now (like at least a MONTH) I have had these 2 little pimple/bump type things on the bottom of my right foot. One on the heel and 1 like middle toward the toes. I decided they were NOT going to go away on their own. So after looking things up and trying different things, up to and including IGNORING it....I decided I HAD to go to the DR. SO, yesterday (Tuesday) I go. They were WARTS!! UGH...gross. I Never had one of those anywhere and dont think I wanted them ON my FOOT!!! SO, the nurse/dr lady tells me, I will have to make an appt. to come back when there is time and get them FROZEN OFF! UGH WHAT??? This doest NOT sound like fun! lol Then she comes back in and tells me that she has time NOW, did I want to do it. NO, NOT really, but I did. Well, that part was NOT so bad. It was uncomfortable, a little weird and a LOT cold!! I walked out, drove home and then sat on the sofa. At first it didnt feel too bad, but later it was like throbing and jabbing. WELLLLLL, let me tell YOU something....a few hours later I could NOT WALK ON MY FOOT!!!!!!! I had SOOO much PAIN I could NOT beleive it. Geeezzz, what the heck. It hurt worse then it did BEFORE I went to the DR! I felt like there was something jabbing me in those spots (the heel one was not as bad) and my foot was swollen(at the toes) and on HOT too!!! Nothing we had here seemed to help, and none of us knew what to do. I called my bestest gf who is a nurse and said HELP!!! IT hurts! lol SO, I took a pain pill, put some "magic stuff" on it and started to feel a tad better. Then before bed, I put some ice on it too. I CRAWLED, yes crawled to bed!! UP the stairs and into the bed!!! OH, yeah, did I forget to tell you......when I TRIED to stand up earlier and I was in SO much pain and crying, my dd went downstairs and got the CRUTCHES? LOL I had never in my life even Used a crutch, so that didnt do me much good either! lol What a mess. I could not beleive this. SO, Im thinking.....did the lady do something weird or wrong? Am "I" just a wuss? lol She did tell me that in a sense she was giving me Frostbite, so, maybe that just HURTS. I also have the fibro and we are MORE sensitive to nerve ends and the pain, so maybe that too. I felt so stupid. It was only a wart for petes sake. lol
SO, that was my adventure yesterday! I woke up at 4am and it wasnt so bad, and now that this day is about over, its getting better. I can almost walk normal again.
OK, Im done with icky stories now.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Summer is BUSY!

OK, so I missed posting for a while. The final days of VBS, I was REALLLLY tired and sore and just wanting to get through it. I LOVE doing it, but by the end of the week, Im DONE for. :)

Sat. I was away all day and also on Sunday.

Anyone know what a SWARM is?? If you have a cricut, you might know. Its actually just like a crop but with people that have Cricuts! lol I went to my first one in York, PA this past weekend. It was fun. Here is a picture of our group.

Sunday we went to a BIG church RODEO!!! lol Yes, I said rodeo. This church is huge on doing stuff with and for the community. SO, to kick off THEIR VBS, they had a rodeo all day on Sunday. It was HOT HOT HOT, but fun to see and I know the kids all had a great time.

This is just a general photo of the "ring"!! They had face painting, games, music and of course FOOD stands too!

In reply to "First Fibromyalgia Drug Approved"

This is in reply to the FDA announcement from my Fibrohugs Newsletter and what some of them had to say.
Original Newsletter:Hi there my friends,As disclosed in every newsletter that I put out, here is an example why I have a disclaimer! My disclaimer has always been something to this affect - "Fibrohugs does not necessarily agree with, or endorse, the contents of articles written by others but choose to send them to you so that you can make up your own mind".Although I neither agree nor disagree about the beneficial use of this drug, I guess as I read the article below I found it very ironic when I got to the "Safety Warnings" about this drug. Here is what it says:............Safety: The most common side effects of Lyrica include dizziness and sleepiness, blurry vision, weight gain, trouble concentrating, swelling of the hands and feet, and dry mouth. Allergic reactions can also occur. These are rare, but potentially serious. FDA advises patients to talk with their doctors about whether using Lyrica will impair their ability to drive.............Is it just me or are the side effects from this drug listed above the type of symptoms we're trying to get rid of? Oh well, I guess someone needed a reason to come up with the phrase "Oxymoron" LOLThanks for letting me throw in my personal 2 cents worth and, remember, that's exactly what it's worth. You draw your own conclusions.

1. They don't mention the severe GI affects it had on myself and a friend of mine! LM
2. Hi and my two cents worth is the same I have already been on this drug and am now being taken off even as we speak. I had all the side affects and I think double!LOL :) any hoo ! My two cents, Thanks , for all you do. Dar
3. Yes, when reading about the side effects of lyrica, my excitement immediately was gone. Why would anyone take a drug that has the same side effects that the drug is to be used for. How would anyone know if it helped or not? Guess some must have been helped a lot, so any information sent out could be worthwhile. Also, though, it seems like this drug works very similiarly to Neurontin. wonder if one could safely tak both at the same time. Neurontin definitely helps me. with the pain, but not with fatigue or sleepiness. DM
4. Hey.... Lyrica IS helpful!!!! For the first time in many years I can actually TOUCH the inside of my knees without excruciating pain after taking it for about 3 months. I actually have MORE energy and do not experience the mentioned side effects. My neck and shoulder pain is less also and for ME it is the ONLY significant pain relief I've found without strong doses of narcotic pain killers. Don't knock it until you have tried it!!!!!! OM
5. I have actually tried this drug before and I couldn't tell it helped me at all. LS
6. After discussing with a few chronic pain specialists, and investigating this drug, the side effects far outweigh any benefits for Fibromyalgia as far as I'm concerned. I have lived with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue for 17 years, read and been examined by many, so the hype on this drug is just that...hype...I am truly hopeful that the CAUSE of this syndrome is discovered rather than hearing about so many cures. I for one will not jump on this band wagon. Thank you for your imput as well. A B
7. Hi, I tried Lyrica over a year ago and it was not helpful. Just when I was thinking I was going crazy, tonight you and another person sent me information that confirmed how I have been feeling. Not being able to get out of bed, chronic pain and feeling like a wimp. JH
8. Hi Ken, I agree with you... Its amazing to me how this drug did not cause the people that tested this drug many of the side effects listed, since its known that we are very sensitive to almost everything. Maybe it depends on how intense someone with fibro has it. I know years ago that I was hardly sensitive to anything. That changed drastically over the years. Anyway, I am really shocked that this drug is the first to be approved for fibromyalgia. There was another one in clinical trials for years, I think its Minalciprin. Its used in some other countries and the reports read good results and if I recall correctly it did not have a severe list of side effects like lyrica does. I guess its still stuck in clinical trial land.I was given lyrica by a Dr. late 2005 and still have the samples. I was scared after reading the list of effects especially about the rash. But I did try one and was so out of my mind, dizzy is an understatement. I woke up feeling like I had 10 days worth of a hangover, I bit my tongue in my sleep(never did that) and that one pill took close to 24 hrs to wear off. It was such a scary feeling.Thats why I am surprised this was not reported enough to approve this drug. Well, take care! AJ
9. Please, Please, Please, Please....if you are at all sensitive to medications like I am, DON'T try Lyrica!!!!!!!! 2 doses, 2 itty-bitty pills, caused me such stomach & intestinal pain & distress that I ended up in the hospital for five (5) days. It also caused my blood chemistry to go awry. I realize I am a barriatric patient from 2001, and supposedly this new drug effects nerve pain. Instead, it caused all sorts of problems for me & I ended up being taken from work by ambulance & was on IV fluids & IV food for 3 of the 5 days, & stayed on IV fluid for the other 2 days for pain which the Lyrica caused. Another drug they have been talking about for Fibro is Neurontin, & for me, it caused hallucinations & the impression I was drunk or psychotic! When I saw what the "new" Fibro drug was, I just had to say something. CW
10. I tried this medication as I have so many others over the years and all I did was sleep--It was awful-Just some insight on what it did to me-- Lenghth of treatment was about 1 month and discontinued. LEA11. Hi I totally agree I just seen my doc and felt too awful to bring it up but I will. I'm glad I wasn't the only one wondering this Gayla

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Great News for people with Fibromyalgia

I have not gotten into my health much yet. I have whats called Fibromyalgia. IF you never heard of it, consider yourself lucky. If you have, I am sorry and will give you lots of soft interent (((hugs))).
BUT, today we had a break thru.....The FDA approved a drug for FM. It was already used for another illness, so I guess in a way that was good and easier to get it done. Studies show that it helps some so we shall see. I am SO hoping and PRAYING that the side effects are NOT worse then the condition. I will NOT be running right out to get this NEW drug, but will keep up with it and see how it goes. I can NOT imagine having something that might actually HELP me and millions of others too!
If I do this right, hopefully the link will show here!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy AND sad

This day was sort of happy and sad at the same time. As I mentioned, my friend that I met through going to the garfield conventions came to see me today. Some who know me, know that I LOVE garfield. Well, I have a WHOLE room of him downstairs in the basement. We have had a few floods in the past year plus and I have been trying to go thru my things and even got rid of some last year! OH NO!!! I decided that I could possible live without some paper products and plastic stuff. So, anyway, I have been very slowly trying to pack up the rest of it so it can go into storage and we can DO something with this horrible mold infested gross room!!! Yuck.
Anyway, since my friend was here today, I decided to to give her a bunch of things. I was SAD to see my stuff go, but it was even sadder to see what the dampness and MOLD was doing down there. It is soooo bad and getting worse the longer it is left. SO, I KNOW she will love and care for my precious garfields, and therefore was happy to give them to her!! We started by just looking at my mugs. I had 2 cd case shelves of them. I looked through alot more of my stuff and she left at supper time with a bunch of stuff! We were joking that it was good she brought the SUV!!!!! lol I know she felt bad for taking my stuff, BUT, I also know that she understood what it meant for me to give it to her. TO see my things possibly getting ruined down there and/or as I am packing this ALL away into bins and going to storage....It is very depressing, to say the least.
SO.....She is a very happy camper, I feel better knowing my garfields went to a loving home...PLUS, I have LESS to pack up and store now too!!! LOL
TODAY IS GARFIELDS BIRTHDAY TOO!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY 29th Birthday Garfield!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Quick note

OK, so I lived through this Monday. First day of VBS. lol It was great as usual. I actually have less kids then I thought I would...only 9. Its a nice bunch.
My friend is coming tomorrow to visit, and we will do lunch. I can NOT wait. DD enjoyed her first day of tech day camp too.
I am bushed....nothing else exciting. Going to bed!!!!
More later.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Sunday Evening

The end of another weekend is upon us. Did you have a good one? A nice Fathers day? Are you ready for Monday? YUCK....who is ever ready for Monday? lol This week coming up will be a very busy week for us. We start Vacation bible school. VBS for short. Ours is in the morning, which most places around here do not do. It works better for some things and is more difficult for others. We usually have a nice crowd of children and a great bunch of helpers! I am teaching 2nd graders again this year!! HA! They are fun, but they wore me OUT 2 years ago. Our theme is Son Force. Its like a spy/secret agent theme. Kinda cool.
I did finish the Fathers day card for my husband. I took a picture, but havent messed with trying to figure out HOW exactly to post it on here yet! I think I used about every CTMH alphabet set I had! It turned out nice.
My daughter is going to a career type camp this week too. She will be gone most of the day. It is at the Votech and she will learn all kinds of things. I hope she will have fun. The give them snacks and lunch and a tshirt too!!!
I will let you know tomorrow how everything went.
OH, and Tuesday, one of my friends is coming to visit me!!!!! She is just coming to visit for the day, but that OK!! I can NOT wait to see her, catch up and have some lunch!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Not much going on

Hey, Ok, Not much going on today. We went out for breakfast at Shady maple Smorgasborg today for Fathers day since that is what hubby wanted and they are closed on Sundays. Then we were TOO full to do anything else! lol Went for a ride in the Jeep since it was soo nice out, took a few pictures and came home. I was working on a Fathers day card for my husband....YES, if you learn Nothing else about me...Learn that I almost ALWAYS wait until the last minute!
I have been trying to add some things and some friends' blog pages to MY page and I just found out that this one called "The Wooden Porch" is even having a CONTEST!!! Im sure YOU would love to enter too, so please click on this link to do so
Now, I should be off again to go finish the card I started! If I actually finish it, and remember to talk a picture...I will TRY to figure out HOW to put the picture on here! I have been playing with all the new inks and stamps from Close to my Heart! I love this stuff!!!!!


Friday, June 15, 2007

Starting today

Starting today FINALLY! I have been thinking about doing this blog for about a week now. I have done some bloggin' on different sites, but nothing constent. Lets see how well I can keep up with this one!
So, School is OUT....Summer is HERE....and we are doing just fine so far.