Happy Thursday evening!!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Happy Thursday evening!!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Just a quick update on our little Taz. I am happy to report that our little Taz Master made it through his surgery with flying colors on Sunday and has made great progress since then!! Whew...we were told if it had been 8 hours later we would have lost him. My heart would have been broken. So he will be coming home tomorrow after I get off work and will finally after 4 days I will get to cuddle our little man again!! The vet's office have been so great.....I think we may have just found a new one and if anyone lives around my area and is looking for one (they are 24x7) shoot me an email and I'll give you the info :)
Not any crafting going on these past few days because of all this but I'll be back soon. In the meantime, I'm linking up to Lil Luna. Hope on over and say hi!!
Have a fabulous evening!!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and have been enjoying it. We were having a good weekend until yesterday afternoon when our youngest Pom started to not feel well. It is so hard when your animals don't feel well because they can't tell you.
This morning Larry came in and woke me up around 7 a.m. and said he'd been up all night with our youngest Pom, Taz and that he had taken a turn for the worse. I instantly got up and he was laying out in the grass and he was just shaking. I called the vet immediately (emergency call of course due to it being Sunday) and told them his symptoms and they said how soon can you get him there. I said we'll be there in 15 minutes so I grabbed a soft blanket, got him and wrapped him up and we were off.
The issue he started having yesterday was he was straining to go tinkle and that's not good. We arrived at the emergency clinic and they took him back to take x-ray and said he may have a bladder blockage. Sure enough he had 5 stones stuck so we had to leave him there and we can't get an update until 9 pm tonight. This day has just drug on!!! We're hoping this procedure he had to get did the trick to clear them out. They had to put a catheder in him, put him under and then try to flush them out and empty his bladder. It was 4x's the normal size. He never made a whimp all night bless his heart!!!
He is our smallest and we call him our perm-a-pup. He is about 7-8 lbs and is just adoreable!! He always makes us laugh and here are a few pictures to show you how darn cute our little man is :)
So needless to say I haven't felt like crafting today because my thoughts and prayers have been with him since 7 a.m. A few more hours and I can hopefully get good news we can pick him up tomorrow morning bright and early.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend so far!!
OK so I think I'm done with the decorating the inside for the 4th of July. I do enjoy decorating though and want to change some things around decor wise but we'll see.
So I made this USA plaque last year and put up a USA TY Bear that I found when cleaning out my craft room on Sunday. I thought yup, keeping this one lol. I have a thing for teddy bears anyway :) I also had picked up these two tea light candle holders at the Dollar Store and decided to put some star garland around them to dress it up a little more. Perfect little addition don't you think?
Friday, June 24, 2011
OK so I left you with a tease the other day on what on earth I was doing with those pinecones. I wanted to display them and in a festive manner with the red, white and blue so I got out my sparkle glue and started decorating. Unfortunately the pictures don't do them justice but they are so darn cute in person!!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
All the blogs seem to be in full gear for decorating for the 4th of July so figured I would join the bandwagon. I showed you a few things I had gotten at JoAnn Fabrics. Are you curious what I've been up too? You might be asking.....what is she doing with pinecones???? Well just wait and see what I've come up with. Now you may ask.......seriously Laura??? For the 4th of July???? Do I have your curiosity up yet? lol
So what else have I been up to decorating wise? Well I was excited as I got to pull my Dad's Veteran Flag and display case out. How appropriate is this for the 4th!! Thanks Dad :)
Monday, June 20, 2011
This morning I had to report to Jury Duty, yes once again and got released early so I was able to go and see if I could find a few goodies to work on. Did I score anything???? Not the greatest selections today but I have a few more things to work on now :) First off I scored these at Goodwill :)
Sunday, June 19, 2011
First off, wishing all the wonderful and special Dad's a very Happy Father's Day!! Today I really have been missing Dad. They say the first holiday's without them are the toughest and I think that is true.
This morning I woke up about 7:45 a.m. (oh yes I love the weekends) only to find out the power was out. Well thank goodness Larry had gotten up a little earlier and we at least had a fresh pot of coffee. So I instantly thought this is definitely putting a crimp in my plans for Father's Day as I had a nice breakfast planned for him but that didn't happen. So what exciting things did we do while we were without power for 9 hours? Well I got the house cleaned up and then Larry reminded me I could always go clean up my craft room that I'd been neglecting lol. When he gives me that cute grin with his dimples showing I can't really resist lol. I thought oh nice......well I suppose.
So off I went and decided to pull EVERYTHING out of the closet and corners where things were stashed and this is how I started it all off. Now be prepared.........WARNING!!! THIS IS NOT PRETTY!!! lol
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Well happy Wednesday evening!! Whew.....it was a tough day today as it was my first day back at work since last week because of going to the hospital with Mom these past few days. I ask myself regularly, why on earth do I get up at 5:00 a.m. to be on the road for an hour each way to work??? You know, I still haven't been able to answer that one honestly lol. Maybe because I have a mortgage?? Go figure :)
So here is one of the projects I've been working on the past 2 days. One of Carissa's best friends is getting married July 24th and Arielle had sent me a few ideas that she wanted me to do up so she could buy them for their new house they just bought. I had her send me what she wanted and told her that I would see what I could come up with. Well here was one of her ideas........so this is what I did up, which will be given to her as a wedding present :)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Carissa and I went down to the hospital today and she wanted to see her also as she doesn't want to miss the opportunity to spend as much time as she can with her too. Missed another day of work which hurts as I have no PTO time left but there isn't anything that can replace Mom and her needs so its all good. Mom looked so much better today! She had a very rough night on the CPAP machine and it was going off every 15 minutes so they have changed her to a different breathing machine which seems to be working much better. The Dr. came in and said yesterday's xrays were showing pneumonia in the left lung so they are watching that very closely. Her oxygen level keeps dipping down so they have her confined to bed which is a good thing. If you knew my Mom at all, she doesn't like having to stay in one place lol. It was good to see her feeling a little better and she was having us all laughing as she is quiet the character. She said hey, you might as well make the best of things and laugh right? Yup, that's Mom :)
Tomorrow I will go back into work and just stay in touch with the Dr. and her via the phone. I can't miss anymore work this week. Man....where is that lucky Lotto ticket??? :D
I finished one of the projects tonight and loved how it turned out. Here is a picture frame we've had up for 9 years and as you can see it was even missing a picture or two here and there. I just never did anything with it. How boring huh!!!
Still working on the other one that I posted about on Monday. It will be a gift so I'm taking extra special care with it lol.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Well today I went down to the hospital to visit my Mom and on my way down, about 10 minutes from the hospital, my cell phone rang and it was the hospital. Let me tell you my heart just sank before answering it. Funny how your mind just races when family members are ill. She is having a very difficult time breathing right now as she has pneumonia in both lungs so the Dr. put her on a CPAP to see if that would help and she's been on it all day and all evening so far. It has helped her but my heart just broke when I got in there. They had given her a sedative and she was resting and when she heard my voice, she looked and just grabbed my hand and the look in her eyes just about made me lose it. She looked so scared :( I calmed her down and said it's OK, just rest and let the machine help you breath. I'll be back down at the hospital tomorrow to talk to the Dr. to see what the results were from the tests and xrays today.
Whenever Dad was sick and in the hospital, he always had his teddy bear (Ole Gus) that Carissa had given him. I've posted pictures of him, which Carissa now has in her position after Dad's passing. So what did I get Mom for this hospital stay? This is LuLu. Her eyes just lit up :)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Well just when I thought I could get back into the swing of things, more things keep popping up. OK I'm not complaining because I have my health and so does my family, we both have jobs and taken care of but seriously??? How much can a person take. You may be asking oh what now girl lol.
Well a few weeks ago I somehow tweaked my wrist and it has been hurting on and off and then yesterday we were at my oldest daughter's house for one of the grandbabies birthday's and my hand and wrist were really swollen! I tell you, getting older sometimes is the pits lol. So I am icying it and have a wrist brace on it which totally takes away my mobility to do crafting that's for sure :( Well it will be better soon I hope :) OK enough whining about my aging body lol.
Today I received a call from my brother and found out that my Mom is now in the hospital with a bad case of pneumonia and her sugar level is off the charts so I'll be taking tomorrow off work and heading down to see her. It does make it so much harder not having her close. I thought I was done with hospitals after Dad got so sick and then passed. Guess this is part of lifes cycle for me right now. Can you say..... Laura you need a vacation??? :)
So anywho...what did the hubs and me do today? Well since my wrist is hurt, he knew I couldn't use the shears to cut down my partially dead honeysuckle so outside he went like a real trooper :) I love this man lol. I didn't take a before picture but should have. So this corner of the yard is is dire need of attention let me tell you!! Please don't scream when you look at the pictures lol.
So behind this BBQ (trust me it doesn't work) used to be all the dead honeysuckle so Larry chopped it down while I supervised lol. My "new" son told me last year he would haul the BBQ to the dump for me and as you can see it's still in my yard and I thought to myself, there has got to be something I can do with it lol. So a few plants later and my wood box, here is where I've gotten so far. I have a mini vision but it isn't all clear yet so you'll have to stay tuned for that one.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Good evening!!! Well this was quiet the eventful day for me today. I didn't have to work as I got summoned to Jury Duty....the first time ever lol. It was kind of nice though as it was just downtown so I didn't have to go far. I got up early to be down there by 8:00 a.m. and not much going on so free to go. So what did I do??? Went bargain shopping but not a good day for that as no deals today, well except I found a new saw on sale so I bought it. Oh dear.....watch out!!! lol
It ended up being a beautiful and sunny day today so I had the backdoor open, the breeze coming in and started to FINALLY get some cleaning done. So much had been pushed aside from the wedding and now I am all caught up again and it feels great!!!
Carissa stopped by after she got off work this afternoon and I walked her out to her car and noticed my Clematis got it's first bloom and I was excited. It is still a baby but it is definitely growing and grabbing on to the arbor.
So had to get dinner finished before the hubs gets home. So what's for dinner you ask? Something very simple but yummy :)