Tuesday, December 21, 2010

With the good comes the bad....

This past weekend, we went to my bf's Grandmother's 81st bday 'party'. It was really nice to be around family, and all my kids finally got to meet his whole family:) But I wanted to share something with ya.... I gave her a miniature birdhouse for her birthday. She collects real life birdhouses, and has them throughout her yard. But she has gotten where she can't get up to see them all the time. It's too cute, cause she keeps a mirror by her chair so she can look over her shoulder, outside, to see the birds. So I figured she might like to have a mini one sitting next to her chair. She was thrilled with it:) And what made my head really swell, is when the uncles were passing it around, studying it. They are all master carpenters! So it made me feel really good to have them examine it the way they did.... 'It's hollow?!' one said...... "How did you age this thing so perfectly?!' .......Oh, I ate it up! And when they asked me what tools I had used, and I told them just an exacto knife, their faces said it all!! They told me I needed tools, and I laughed and said, I'd probably cut my fingers off...... I like working with my knife, more love goes into it when it's all hand carved, right:)?? Needless to say, I was on cloud nine for a little while:)

Did I tell you I had some barns sketched out?? I'm really excited about those. I can't wait till I get my computer back running right, and I can share pictures, again. I miss ya'll!!

And on a crappy note...... My daughter is sick. There's been a cold going though the family, and it has taken more out of her then we'd like. I got a call this morning from the nurse, telling me she was wheezing, and running a fever of 104.4. My daughter hardly ever runs a fever. But when she gets sick, the sky falls out. As soon as I seen her, I knew we needed to head to the docs office for some TLC. They had her do several breathing treatments, gave her steroids.... did a chest x-ray, and concluded that she may or may not have pneumonia. And then we got to go home:) This part always scares us. We've spent many of days in ICU, and I could tell she didn't want to spend Christmas there. I teased with her that we've spent all the other holidays in the hospital, so why not Christmas too. She tends to start to panic when she thinks they're going to keep her there, and I knew that making a joke of it, might make it a little easier to deal with if it happened. But like I said....it didn't. Her fever finally broke this evening and her numbers are looking better on her peek flow meter, so I think, I hope... it's all up hill from here! :)

Well...... I'm off to go curl up in bed with a good movie and my sketch pad. I got some lighthouse books this morning from the library, and I want to see what I can come up with:)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Go Away Mr. Grinch! You're not welcome here!!

Went to lunch with my bff yesterday and he politely reminded me that I hadn't updated in awhile... lol... Just haven't had anything big happen yet... no money has magically fallen out of the sky..... and I can't make money till I get money. Just a real frustrating time of year for me, and well.... I'd rather have my pitty party all by myself. So.....

I have been slowly plugging along on the big bird houses. Even made one for Mom and Dad to go on their Christmas tree. I rack my brain every year when it comes to them. They have everything they need....And I just don't think they could put any more pictures up of the kids if they tried.... But then I had this bright idea to turn a birdhouse into a ornament.... and I think they'll love it!! I think hand made gifts are really the best gifts:)

I've been reading a lot of books and watching a lot of movies from the library. Well...not really reading, but looking at lots of books! I love books with big beautiful pictures!

Oh, and my oldest turned 15 last Friday! People tell you kids grow up quick, but you really don't realize the truth in it till it happens. It seems like just yesterday I was bringing him home, wondering what in the hell to do with him....lol..... I was 16 when I had him, and now that I look back at it, I laugh because I have no idea how we survived! I was so clueless.... And yet I thought I knew it all. Then one day you grow up and realize you really don't know anything. And before you know it, You see your kids thinking they know it all..... Vicious cycle, huh!! lol

OK.... Pretty sure I won't be back until sometime after Christmas~ So I hope all of you have an amazing holiday:) XXXOOO

Until Next Time...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Just another update...

Hey ya'll.....

Can you believe it's December already?? I swear every year, I have such big plans for Christmas.... and yet before I know it, it's here, and I'm stressing:) .... And I normally take December off from the doctors so I can relax and enjoy the reason I'm at the doctors so much.... not sure if that made much sense...so let me rephrase it for you.... I know I have this lemon, and I choose to fight to make my quality of living better... And I do it for my family. I have this 'illness' and it's here whether I go to the doctors or not, so on the holidays.... I like to separate myself from the 'medical' issues, and just try and enjoy things. Hope I made sense that time, I'm afraid my brain has been on over drive all week, and I'm sure it will be going again next week.

I did meet with the doctor that ran all those test a little while back, and it was so Awesome to walk outta his office feeling like someone finally got it. I can't even begin to tell you how great it felt! .....I've always wanted to write a book about my life~ and yet I've never known what the point of it was going to be.... until that day. I want to spread hope to those that are running out of it. It has taken me around 1o? years now to get where I'm at, and it's a good feeling:) I can't say there is hope for a cure, but at least I have someone else on my side now:)

I have been able to steal a little bit of time at night to work on the birdhouses.... and for the past 2 days I've been working on a barn birdhouse~ I can't wait till I get pictures up online to show you. Also found a new paint color that I have fallen in love with. It's called 'barn wood' by ....awee crap~ I can't think right now~ Folk something.....lol... Anyways, everything is getting painted with it lately, I just love it:) I've also managed to make some benches, and refinished a table~ with benches to go with it. So I've been busy! See how much work one can get done when the y don't spend all day surfing the net, lol.

Well.... Alrighty then. I'm at the library again...... getting ready to check out some more movies and books.... I've been ate up with home decorating lately... not my home of course, but thoughts of minis things I want to make.....

So, Until Next Time!
Enjoy your weekend!

Oh, and someone recently asked how I made my clay baskets... I just used my hands to make the coils:) That dang on extruder is too strong for me:)