Sunday, May 31, 2009

Just a couple of pictures....

We have had so much rain.....alittle was great, but after a few days, it was beginning to be depressing!!! So glad we finally had a break and we had a beautiful day today.

And just sharing a picture of my mom....she was great to come to the hospital to stay with me while the hubby was there. Gotta love that.....
Have a great weekend all!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Settling Back In....

Hello All...I thought I needed to post some sort of proof that I have actually been doing something creative lately!! LOL
To be honest, I don't know if it is dealing with the hubby's medical stuff...or just hitting a glitch, but for the last couple of weeks I have had a horrible time getting myself back into the groove of crafting. As I have posted, I worked to turn our garage into my still needs a few things, but it is ready to work in. Then I discovered something that surprised me. I have never been one to be claustrophobic, but if I have to work very long out really has started to bother me, and I found myself staying away from there. Can you imagine finally having a set up that works, with plenty of space.....geez, I even have a bathroom out there, fridge and tv......and I can't work there!!! It is just so closed in with no windows and the only door is the garage door which has no windows in it either. We were planning a few additional things for out air conditioner and finish painting...but now we have decided to add a door with lots of glass...and possibly a window. I think this should do the trick as it has never bothered me before. Strange the things that creep up on us!!! LOL

As you can see from the picture above, I have been knitting....which is something I enjoy but don't do alot of. But I am getting lots of cottage cloths done to list on Etsy and Artfire...and possibly some for swaps and upcoming shows. I enjoy doing them, and I have found this pattern to be wonderful for using myself around the house. I will get some pictures up in a day or two.

I don't know if I posted this before, but I have started the Weight Watchers online and really like it. Also, I have discovered the Hungry Girl books and have tried a few of the recipes...and my family likes them too. (Also, there is a great show on Lifetime--Cook Yourself Thin--lots of great recipes and ideas for eating better. Our library got the book in by the same name and it has some great recipes. It is one of those books that I am going to have to purchase for my own library.

And below you will see my new coffee fave.....Diet Mocha is my own concoction of Diet chocolate milk, sugar free chocolate syrup, coffee, and some sugar free whipped cream....and sometimes a dash of French Vanilla creamer.

I hope you are all off to a wonderful week!!! I have spent today with my favorite hubby....
Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts, prayers and messages while he was in the really meant so much to us!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Note To God.......

I saw this on Oprah...and absolutely loved it. Thought you might enjoy it too......

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Say A Little Prayer Please.....

Ok, so I won't go into a long rambling complaint fest of what I think of the VA medical system.....let's just say that it is not the best we could be doing for the men and women that lay their lives on the line for their country.

BUT....we were having problems with them deliverying some meds that my hubby after several calls.....and frustrated explanation of why what they suggested was not in his best interest...they finally had him come in to see them and then they would decide if he was worthy enough for them to write the prescription for the medication that he requires......(yes, I am saying these words outloud and through clenched teeth...). Upon arriving and sharing with them that all of this and the lack of meds was causing him chest pains...they immediately rushed him to the back and the next thing I know the ambulance is there to take him to a local hospital to be checked out. Now understand, they rushed him to the back.....I had to wait out front, when they finally came to get me, all I was told was that they would be sending him to the hospital and just wait in the appointed chair for a few moments. During this time, I watched them conference with the Ambulance amongst themselves......strap my hubby in the gurney and head out the door....all without saying a word to me. It was at this time I looked at a nurse in the hall and asked if anyone even cared that I was there.....and was it on anyone's to do list to let me know what was going on, where they were taking my hubby and how do I even get to that hospital from there?????? Nope, not a happy, jovial camper at this point....

The Upside???? They are not equiped to treat my he was taken to a really good hospital in our area...they walked us through everything, checking with us often to see if we had any questions......were we being treated well.....could they do anything else for us...... It was a total night and day difference in the way we were treated.

They contacted my hubby's heart doctor that wanted him kept overnight...and will be checking him out throughly in the morning .... which is a major blessing. My hubby deals with so much pain on a daily basis...and the drama of today was soooo totally unnecessary....but it turned out to be a blessing that he is where he is, and getting much better treatment.

So please say a prayer for him......I would so appreciate it!!!
Hugs to you all!!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009


It definitely is the rainy season here in Tennessee.....I have had a couple of days to just veg out here at home and have taken advantage of it.
It has been forever since I have had the time to just read a bit...nothing deep, nothing earth shattering.....but hubby wasn't feeling well, the house was quiet, and it was nice for some simple escapism.
On another note....the other day I wrote a post about Heartfelt Challenges....and I have been pleasantly surprised by the response. Thank you to all of you that have written that you were going to take on the challenge and appreciated the reminder. I think we all just need that nudge every now and then. AND I was truly surprised to be the recipient of the Challenge too.....the other day, out of the blue, I received a sweet phone call from a gal that I have know for probably 10 years through online groups. After reading the challenge, she decided to just pick up the phone and call me...we had a fun chat and I will be returning the favor soon. Then about an hour later, I found an UPS package at the front door....I was the recipient of a wonderful RAK from Kimmer...
Thank you for your sweet thoughtfulness to both of the gals. I appreciate it more than you know and the timing was perfect!!! And let me just say from someone that received this....that when you do take on the challenge to do for someone means the world to know that someone is thinking of you, whether it is a call, or a surprise package!!! The thoughtfulness is priceless.
AND I decided to pamper myself a bit last week and went with a really relaxing felt so darn good and I love the color!!! (OPI's, I'm Not Really A Waitress...)
I have lots of posts in my head for some new things...but I don't want to drop them all in this have a great day, take some time for yourself, and don't forget to reach out to someone else today---even if it is just a smile, you never know how much that can mean to someone else.