Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! It is so cold here with wind chills of 30 and howling wind and rain with a temp of 37. I feel so bad for the trick or treaters out in this. My son will be taking his kids out for a while. Probably a short while! There have been snow flurries all day but nothing sticking. I hope this is not a preview of the winter to come.

Dh (dear husband) seems better but has developed a rash all over. I called Dr. and they said not to worry, they will see him next week. Okay then. I have sparkles and a cloudy place in my right eye. I called, they said to use drops. I think something is wrong. I see them Monday.

This is my last Halloween card. It is a Lawn Fawn stamp. I love their stamps because they are so fun. Cute little critters and fun sayings. It's time to start on Thanksgiving cards. I received a wonderful card and gift from a blogger friend yesterday that really cheered me up. It has been a bummer of a month and I'm glad to see it over. So the timing of that gift was perfect. Be kind to one another.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Just a quick update. Just got back from Urology visit and I'm so pleased. The Keflex is working. It is slower than if he had the IV's but the swelling is down. We will do an ultrasound next week and go back to be checked a week after that. Our son will be here soon to take me for my second cataract surgery and that will be done. Things are definitely looking up. Thanks so much to all of you for the support and listening to me go on and on. It does help just to vent a bit. Here is a card that we made at a Stampin Up workshop last year.   Be kind to one another.

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you can believe this, this is another health thingy so you can skip this next paragraph.

I think all in all we are just having a bad month. Sat. hubby mentioned he was in pain. He wouldn't go to the ER and I couldn't get him in to Dr. until Tues. Dr. took one look and said we needed to get to a urologist. Dr. called and they couldn't see him until Wed. so our Dr. sent us the the ER. ER Dr. wanted to admit him and keep him on a continuous IV of antibotics for several days. Hubby would NOT stay and was very vocal about it. They sent us home with oral antibotics. We went to urologist Wed. am. He, too, said he should be in hospital but since he wouldn't we are to stay on antibiotics and come back Mon. am. He has cellulitis of the scrotum and it has spread to the groin. He is miserable and in pain. I have been watching for fever, chills, and the skin to turn black. I'm scared to death but so far he is holding his own. If he is no better Mon. I think the Dr. will send him to hospital. I have POA and will take it with me. They will have to sedate him to keep him and I hope they will.  I have started my drops in my right eye today and go for my appt. this afternoon. Also going to my reg. 6 month appt. with GP that I had to cancel when hubby went to ER with chest pains. I'm running out of steam mentally and physically. I feel like I'm writing a novel here and haven't figured out the ending. On a bright note, I took Molly for her weigh in yesterday and she is down to 41 pounds. They really made over her.

I am so glad my Halloween cards were made already. I'm not sure when I'll get back in the craft room. This is an Impression Obsession die that I fell in love with at Stampaway. They had a card made up with it and I just copied it because it was so cool. I have another IO die I bought that I want to make up a card with so I hope I'll have time. I'm sorry to be such a downer but this is my way of keeping track of what is going on. Be kind to one another and stay healthy.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fairly uneventful weekend. I made a card for my friend to welcome them to their new home and forgot to take a picture of it. I wanted to get it in the mail and it is out in the mailbox now. If I don't take a pix right away, I forget to do it. I can tell my left eye is doing great, BUT it is giving me a constant headache looking thorough my glasses. I need to have them on to see up close but it is distorting things and feels funny. I go tomorrow for my checkup and I'll "see" what they say.

Today's card is just stickers on cardstock. I love the stickers and wanted to use them for something so I made a quick card. It is actually one of my favorite cards this year. I have so many stickers and embellishments that I bought years ago when I first started scrapbooking and I want to use them and don't see any reason that they can't go on a card. Have a wonderful week and be kind to one another.

Friday, October 17, 2014

I would like to welcome my newest follower. She is Lisa from Indiana too and her blog is She really has some fun cards on her blog. Thanks, Lisa, for visiting me and becoming a follower.

Oh what a beautiful day we have. It will be much colder tomorrow but today is so pretty. It's a little windy but the temps are good.  I should be washing windows for winter today but I am being a good patient. I don't want to undo anything or cause any ill effects.

Today is our youngest granddaughter's birthday. She is a teenager now. Where do the years go and so fast. I bought this card for her a long time ago for when she got older. There was a Stampin Up booth that came to all the craft fairs around here. I bought so many cards from her over the years before I really got into stamping and I have them all in a shoebox. The stamps are older ones but her cards are so cute. I am going to get them out and start sending them. As I show them I will tell you they are from the shoebox so you'll know I didn't make them. She is no longer in the business and doesn't have a blog that I could find. My next door neighbor's birthday is today too. She is 82 and loves candy. I took her a few little treats in little holders I made from Kadie is in several stamping groups and they make each other little gifts that are so clever. This treat holder is very simple but cute as can be. I used Tim Holtz stamps to cover the front. The first card is from the shoebox and the next picture are the treat holders. Be kind to one aonther.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thanks for all the good wishes for my surgery. It was just like they said it would be. I was awake but didn't feel anything but the flushing of my eye. I was out of there in about 20 minutes and stopped on the way home for food! I hadn't eaten since the night before and surgery was at 4:30. I had a Sprite for breakfast! I wore my shield all night and slept just fine. Went to Dr. at 8:30 this morning and he said it looked good. It was raining so there was a lot of glare when I drove over and my sight is a little blurry but they said that would clear up.

The hardest part of this is I can't bend over for a week or lift anything over 25 lbs. I'm sure the sweeper weighs at least 130 lbs. so obviously I can't do that. So I decided to spend the day in my craft room. Wouldn't you know, everything I picked up I dropped. I had to go to the kitchen and get my tongs. Where there's a will, there's a way! FYI tongs will pick up paper, dies and a roll of washi tape.
This is the card I made today. It is from Lawn Fawns "Monster Mash" and "Stitched Hillside Borders". and I used a MorningStar stamp for the haunted house and bats from the new Stampin Up  set called "Holiday Home".  It will go to one of the grand kids. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We had a wonderful time at our son's house yesterday. They built a fire in the fire pit and we sat around that during the afternoon. It was a little cool but not too cold to do that. My daughter in law made lunch for us and Paula Deen's ooey gooey butter cake. It was delicious. We celebrated our son's, granddaughter's and my birthdays for October. It's nice to all be together no matter what the occasion. Hubby was tired and we only stayed for three hours or so. He slept on the way home. That hospital trip exhausted him. He said this morning that "it's nice to be home".

The winner of my stamp giveaway is Louise. That's so funny that she won as she was my first comment and said "pick me, pick me"!  I will get it out in tomorrows mail. I hope you enjoy it.

This is a fun Halloween card that I used pumpkins from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment from DeNami. The straw paper is Colorbok and I don't know where the flower came from. I have a bunch of them in a jar so I guess you could say it came from the jar. I used Stickles for the center. Be kind to one another.

Friday, October 10, 2014

This first part is a medical thing, so you can skip over it. Whew, we have a new wrinkle. Wednesday afternoon hubby said his chest hurts. He said "I won't wait like I did the last time if this gets worse". Last time he had a heart attack on his way to work while driving. About 4 he said it was getting bad so  we jumped in the car and went to ER. His tests didn't show that it was his heart but the nitroglycerin made the pain go away. Much against his will they admitted him. If he was going to have a heart attack, he missed a good chance while he was ranting and raving about staying there overnight! They decided not to do a heart cath because he just didn't understand what they were talking about and the Dr. thought it would make him worse and more confused. It was while I was waiting for him to be released that I was bombarded with information. A social worker started asking a lot of questions and a physical therapy gal came in too. They want to make a home health care visit to teach him to walk with a walker and inspect the house to see if they can make it better for him. I don't mind that and think it may help us. When I called our sons they said they have been talking and think we should consider looking at facilities where you start out together then can move to assisted living and skilled care. I started crying in the waiting room where we were talking. They and the nursing staff and doctor see more than I do. If something happens I don't see it as a problem, I just adjust and fix it. They see it as a problem we are going through and needs to be taken care of. I was just tired and overwhelmed and the sympathy and offer of help got to me. I know my sister in law told me a while back I should start looking at nursing homes so I would be prepared when the time comes. So these last few days have been an eye opener by just seeing things through other peoples eyes. Our younger son told me last night he expects to get a call every day that dad has fallen and I need help. After I get through this eye thing I will start my search. It is heartbreaking. On a lighter note, I can't go anywhere where I won't have a craft room!

Here is my first Halloween card. It is a fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn with a googly eye added and paper from a 6x6 pack from Doodlebug along with a strip of washi tape. It just cracks me up. 

Don't forget I have a giveaway ending Sunday at noon. Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I found I have an extra stamp in my stash. It's a Denami stamp called Happy Monster Party. I would like to do a quick giveaway so i can get it in the mail fast. I don't have that automatic thing to pick a winner so I will just put everyone's name in a bowl and pull one out.  I'll draw for a winner on Sunday by noon and I can mail it Monday. I don't want to wait any longer because of the cataract surgery on Monday. Just leave a comment on my blog by Sunday noon and you'll be entered.  Can't wait to see who I'll send it to.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I have one more fall card for you today. I think this is the end of them. This is for my friend Martha who is battling leukemia. It's time to start on Halloween cards. This is another simple card cut with a Lil Inkers angle die, a sponged leaf and some sparkle leaves. Be kind to one another.

Friday, October 3, 2014

We got up to a real fallish day this morning. Rain and cloudy and 67 degrees. Temps will drop throughout the day and more rain. Good day to stay in. I have another fall card to show you today. I love the fall colors, leaves and all the images that go with the season. The only thing I don't like is that fall indicates winter won't be far behind.  This is a fast and simple card. A strip of patterned paper and a leaf cut from the same paper. Say something nice today.