Friday, June 30, 2006

Newest class piece finished today

Finished working on the class pieces for August today! Hopefully they will get more attendance because I am doing another sheep again! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! SHEEP SHEEP SHEEP!!! everyone keep requesting sheep! so I am doing another one! this one is one canvas and fairly simple!!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Saw My own md today about my KNEE

OH MY OH MY! Well he looks, an looks and says "I wish I could have seen this sooner, I wish you had never went to physical therapy" AH GEE THANKS!!!
THen he tells me he is bringing in another doctor he will be back in "5"Minutes! yeah right! 17 minutes later in the two walk, telling me that they are 99% sure it is a minscus tear and that I definetly have effusion of the knee now ( fluid on the knee) caused by the inflammation which they feel exercising caused!! OH GREAT! Now they wish some xrays were done before, humm my question too!!! but now they are going to inject cortisone INTO THE KNEECAP! I BEG YOUR PARDON!!

Then wait a few days and do an mri, well in a few days I am going away, so they will do the MRI on the 14th and if they are right and the injection has not taken ALL pain away, then surgery!

OKAY the injection time, the lady md, not mine does the injection, OKAY she supposebly (spelling oh well) numbs the knee, ok now this is someone who has had anywhere from 8 to 12 needle injections in the neck and back of the head, and they do the back of the head every 3 months and when they do it feels like the seperate the skull but I grin and bear.... but this I am moaning and dying and like ready to scream and curse (not,because I do not use curse words!!!) but anyways she keeps saying sorry I can't get into the knee cap you must relax, man I am wiggling my toes like a chiropractor taught me and trying to breath but My pain level is sky high, finally she says okay I think I got it. YOU THINK.

THEN she says I am going to have Dr. Manohar order a xray because either there is massive arthritis in there from an old injury ( not that I recall) or lots of calcification of the ligaments for some strange reason. So then she says the numbing will take effect and the knee will feel painless for several hours and then later your knee will be a LITTLE achy but a few days later it should feel much better.
Then My doctor comes back in and they discuss the swelling in my hands and my emg from oct and decide I need hand xrays and to see the hand specialist and most likely surgery because of the emg results from oct but at the very least cortisone injections in both hands for the carpal tunnel and for the ganglion cyst which is getting bigger. So I say NO MORE CORTISONE TODAY!!

So I go for the xray, BY THE WAY THE NUMBING MED IS NOT WORKING, THE XRAY KILLS, walking from one building to the next to get to where we parked at mayo is killing me!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Remember the game bottom of the pile?

Don't know what everyone else called it?!?!? but it was a game where one person gets jumped on by someone and pretty soon everyone else piles on untill the person on the bottom is pretty much squooshed! Well that is sure how life can be at times with problems and trials! One problem jumps on your back then adheres, maybe it's one that won't go away like a health problem, then another comes and sticks on and then another, then another and pretty soon you are fighting to enjoy the joys of life!!!

Boy the bible tells us that God will never let us have more then we can handle but sometimes when he lets that last person jump on that pile I don't think God realizes just how much that person weighs!

Doing my devotion today and feeling like between the daily health issues, my blasted knee, my other problems with family, missing friends/no friends in this place, so many stresses, I am so tired, I thought about Psalms 18: 6-10

In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook. He parted the heavens and came down. He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.' Psalm 18: 6-10
well Lord I have been praying and crying enough, enough so maybe just maybe things will start to look up! Faith is not believing God can... it is knowing that He will... I must remember this and have FAITH!!!
Thanking GOD that He reminds me each day to have Faith and praying each day to keep JOY IN MY HEART AND TO SHARE THAT JOY and to never ever seem like a down hearted person and to beg others to please let me know if I am ever being negative as I never ever want that. ESPECIALLY on TMS!! I feel enought NEGATIVITY lately in my home!!!! Thanking God daily for my husband! He is my rock but he needs to be more of a stand up kind of person instead of allowing the garbage!!! He also needs to support me more or he does not realize what it is doing to me or is it care. HUMM........

Okay enough of this garbage negative post, so sorry to share such a downer post!!!

Missing Britton

I have been thinking about Britton alot lately! I have not seen him since Feb. The child is not going to know this grandmother!! He is coming here in August but then I don't know when I will see him again!! They say his speech therapy is going well and the other therapies will start soon. I am anxious to see how it has affected him! I am anxious to see if it makes a difference in how he plays with his cousins!
I am also looking forward to getting our very first entire family picture, of course it will just be with my camera,but hey something is better then nothing!

I am sure hoping Amy will go to church that day, it will be totally awesome to have everyone in church together. WHAT A PRAISE THAT WILL BE! WHAT A FIRST! Thank you Lord! how far we have come, how much that time spent on my knees has paid off! GOD IS GOOD!!!!

speaking of Knees, Nope therapy, ice, exercise, all that is happening is swelling and pain, I think it is time to insist on at the very least an xray! and I don't want to hear it but I know what my gut is telling me! I just ticks me off! really ticks me off! Don't I have enough going on with out this!!!!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Ladies of Our church put on a Shower

I was in charge of the games and I also did the bow hat! I took alot of photos at the shower. My daughter purchased a small album and I am going to scrap the photos from the shower as the rest of her shower gift for her since her wedding is going to be in Kansas.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


I worked on a migraine all day today and then finally late afternoon/early evening sometime I knew it was going to really hit because I felt really light headed and so I sat down in Son and dil's room and yep I was right I did what I had not done in a long time again, I passed out royally, son said I was out at least 30-40 secounds said he was slapping me in the face with no response. I then started to come through but could not talk for about 1 minute and then my speech was slurred for a few minutes and boy was my head ponding and the light was killing me. Dil and hubby went and got my injection, but it was not easy for me to do it since I was in such rough shape. I was reching and in so much pain for so long, then hubby helped me to bed. I slept about 2 hours and then got up and I vomited and I have been suffering with a headache since but not severe but when I get one like this it is a shoein that I will have another the next day just not as severe. The doctors say its residual migraines. I AM SO SICK OF THEM.. they blame them on my neurological problems! so of course I have alot of increased numbness in the right side of my face and increased ear pain tonight!! AND They want to try changing meds to decrease my sideeffects so I am really nervous when that happens because I am so afraid of the problems getting worse again!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Totally Emily and Cloud 9 July's Kit

Well the long await kit from The Memory Safe came yesterday and I was able to whip out a layout tonight! I sure have come a long way in this past year! I use to take hours to days to do one layout and now it takes a couple hours to do one!

I thought the Cloud 9 Mums paper was just perfect for Emilys pictures where she posed by my peonies. I am pleased with the layout and SO IS EMILY!! Tomorrow I am hoping to do one of Chelsea, oddly enough I took some cute pictures of her Fathers day in a shirt with about the same colors! So it should also go great with the kit and the ribbon with the words will be perfect for her pose!!

Monday, June 19, 2006

A laundry basket full of love!

Ok who does not like laundry baskets that look like this! Father's day I brought up a load of laundry (hoping for help folding!) and since there was a lack of seats the boys found a great use for the basket! Then Jason thought it was really comfy and got so cozy that he took a snooze! Gotta love them!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ready for an eye full.... here is my scrap/paint room

Angela tagged me so I am posting pictures of my scrap/painting room! Lots of pictures. Since this is the first time I have had one please remember that, I am just learning how to organize it, just set it up less then a week ago and already rearranged it once and replaced some of the furniture!! okay here are the pictures! the tall wooden cuboard is my paint cuboard, all of the 7 large drawers ( the bottom 7) can hold over 100 bottles of acrylic paint, and most do! The wooden cuboard holding my paper I got the other day at goodwill for 3.99, the top and bottom level have 15 dividers for papers, the top fits 12 x 12 and the bottom fits 8 1/2 x 11. the middle level has 2 dividers so 3 slots and they are adjustable but they don't stay up well so hubby has to figure out a better system there! the three drawer file cabinet is all paint books! oh and I have more elsewhere! And yes I share the room with the washer and dryer but hey have you ever seen such a big laundry room? Next I am going to tag LindaE, Nancyroo, Nancyajones.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Angela tagged me, but I was still in the middle of rearranging.

So I promised pictures today but it is just going to have to be tomorrow as I am suppose to be staying of the leg and so I can only do a little at a time!!! So I will be finished up tomorrow!!! Hey what can I say, I have scrapped out of Creative memory bags for 3 years besides some tackle boxes and now I just finishing finally emptying those bags and boxes and every other crook and nanny to put it all together in one place!!! so be patient!!!!!!

Good old Chambers Camp!


It's getting so Close to camptime at Chambers Camp in New York, just can't believe our camper is still there and will sit empty this year! All those wonderful friends milling around the camp and us hundreds of miles away missing all the great times. The campfires, the family times, the services, the games, TAWG, the "fresh country air smells"! The time with friends. I was even on the committee that helped plan the new playground!!! How do you like the part you can see in the picture???

I am going to try the camp here but we don't have a camper here and it's doubtful we will bring ours here so it will most likely be day trips so it will not be near as fun. I am finding it quite depressing so I need to SNAP out of it and remember that I do have many many wonderful years of terrific memories and that my children have had some life changing experiences because of Chambers. Including DD meeting her hubby there!!! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I finally am able to scrap again and I am auctually scrapping downstairs in my own little space! Although it is not easy going up and down the stairs with this stupid injured knee of mine!!! I did this page with the picture of my granddaughter Emily yesterday from a sketch challenge from InkyinIndy on The Memory Safe and I am loving it more and more each time I look at it. So happy to feel like scrapping again!!
I also did another page with Noah and the little car I bought him at goodwill! And hopefully tomorrow I will have another page done I am working on too! Hope I don't keep so busy that I use up all this mojo before the new kits come!! LOL!

Thursday, June 08, 2006


My Gardens are just full of blooming peonies! I Love how pretty they look! I took a closeup of one for Jaci's photo challenge on THE MEMORY SAFE!! BY the way if you are reading this and have never visited THE MEMORY SAFE then you need to stop by the greatest scrapbooking forum!!! Tell them SusieQ sent you! You will enjoy the visit! We have some great people on the forum and some awesome talent in our Gallery! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Sunday cookies

Noah and Jason helped grandma make chocolate chip cookies today! It was interesting, to say the least!! Still lots to get settled at the house and I had the worst headache yesterday so I did not get much done after my work at Michaels! I am worried how I will get all done before Will's dad gets here wed. Especially since I have a neurologist appt. tomorrow. Hardly been on the puter due to all the work at the house too.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Noah's turn at the doctors

this is a picture from a week ago when we were fooling with the timer on the camera!

Last night Noah spent the night coughing and puking, thank you very much! I nebulized him every 3 to 4 hours and in between he puked. Poor baby!! what a night! so he took his turn at the doctors and now he is also on an antibiotic but I have a gut feeling he won't be getting better until they add in the steroid because the cough is just to wicked!!! I am hoping to sleep some tonight but then it is already after 1 am!!