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Ironton, Ohio, United States
Well let's see, I'm Mom to Victoria and Mitchell, wife to Dick; I'm special to all three, who are special to me,and that makes me the Luckiest Person on Earth. Victoria is married to Andew Knipp. I love being a mother-in-law. Hope he loves his mother-in-law. I love the comfort of being home. I'm blessed with a huge craft room, and an endless desire to create. One of my favorite things in this life is meeting people. I have the gift of gab, and can talk to most anyone. God has truly blessed me.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thought I Would Write a Note About What Has Been Going On

I haven’t posted lately. There has been so much going on. We traveled about three hours away to a hospital this week to have testing for my daughter. We had to stay two nights. One in the hospital for a test she was having. One night in a motel because she had to be there so early for her procedure. Anyway, we got the results yesterday, and she is normal and within normal limits, exact words! They have diagnosed her with irritable bowel syndrome, which really isn’t pleasant at all, but at least we know what we are dealing with. She is 18, and suffered with this pain for 2-1/2 years now. There have been 2-1/2 years of x-rays, ultrasounds, scans and monitoring. She has seen four different doctors for all her symptoms. So, we go from here. We are now back to the primary care physician. Well, she started Friday with a kidney stone, something to add to her misery. She has had these before. Today, she was in horrible pain again, and had to call off work. The pain stopped this afternoon and it was if she didn’t have any problem at all. Hopefully it will stay gone and she will pass the stone without any further problems. She has karate camp this week, so she can advance in belts. Say a prayer for her if you will. I would appreciate it. I don't handle things well when it is out of the normal routine. Things like this throw me off a little bit, and I run around like a "chicken with my head cut off." My house is a wreck. After I got home from the hospital on Tuesday, I just went out and laid in the sun in the pool, and I have been doing that everyday since. I feel that I have gotten rested after all the pressure I felt I was under, dealing with her being put under for the procedure. She is now dealing with the kidney stone. Seems there is always something for Moms to worry about. Okay, I will go on about something else.

This evening, I had a chance to do some blog surfing. I decided to hit all the places I have saved in my favorites. I visited "A Lil’ Bit of Me" and I am so glad I did! Marlene is giving away blog candy. You really have to visit. It is an H&S stamp! Hope I win! Sign up for the blog candy, but definitely check out her work. She is too talented! I like visiting her blog. So, I’m plugging for her.

Okay, I will close for the evening. I hope that everyone has a great day! Thank you for coming by, and visit again.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Howdy! Girlfriends

Hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday weekend. I didn’t do much but did enjoy it. It rained almost all day on the fourth, so I never left the ridge. Stayed at home all day, and spent a lot of it alone, which was fine by me. A person needs that alone time every now and then.

I’ve been surfing the last week, trying to find challenges to participate in. I believe I have gotten some confused. The card I’m posting today I made for a challenge on CCEE Stampers. I may be too late to enter the challenge, because it ends today. Over the next day or so I’m going to get all the challenges straightened out, so I get them in on time. I’m so easily confused anyway.

The challenge was to use black & brown paper for your card base. The image is the only thing that can have color on it. This is the card I came up with. The image is Giddy Up from Sugar Nellie’s. I punched the brown flowers from SU cardstock with an SU punch. The layers were cut using the Creative Memories cutting system (I believe that is what it is called.) I used SU ribbons in brown and gingham. The image is with SU markers and watercolor pencils. I hope you like the card. I have trouble rating my own things. Thank you for stopping by, and do come by often. Have a wonderful day!