Saturday, January 22, 2011

A New Year...and not loving January so far...

Hello and Happy New Year to Everyone!
I hope your year is going better than mine is so far.
Let's see, where do I start?  I guess the beginning and the beginning of January started with the drains in our house being clogged.  So clogged that hubby and I rented an electric snake from Home Depot and had to snake each pipe in the house.  But our teamwork...along with some wonderful friends battled and conquered that catastrophe!
Next tummy has been acting up on me for the past six months, but it has been here and there.  Well it decided to make me incapacitated five times within a week.  I decided it was time to see a specialist.  Now I get to go for an Endoscopy next week!  ACK!  I am seriously nervous about this.  I have not had any medical procedures in my life.  Never had kids, never had to go to the emergency room...nothing.  (Well, except for stitches way back when...but other than that...nothing!)  So I am really dreading this.  But I have to do what I have to do. hubby goes back to work after a long Christmas vacation and the School system decides to put new cameras in the school buses.  (which my hubby drives).  Hubby is over six foot tall and did not see that they also put a new camera in the middle of the bus on the roof.  Well, as he was bent over going down the aisle to check for any kids that may have fallen asleep, he slammed his head into the camera.  He doesn't go to the doctor til the next day and come to find out has a concussion!  Oh my poor baby!  He had to go to a neurologist and has to stay home until the end of this week and go back for a check up.  He's feeling much better, but the ringing in his ears is still there somewhat.
In between all of sweet little English Pointer (my soul mate) Sweet Pea had a cough before Christmas and we got her on antibiotics and she got better.  For about a month...Then the cough started all over, but this time it was a bit worse.  So back to the vet and this time...X-rays.  They find that there is something wrong with her lungs, her left one to be exact.  They are sending them out for analysis, but it does seem that she does not have full capacity of the left lung.  After all the trauma of the doctors visits and test, hubby and I have decided that we are going to love her, take care of her and keep her happy.  No more tests, biopsies or anything.  She can't go through that and I won't make her.  She is in great spirits and the coughing has stopped.  We have her on meds and will take it one day at a time.  As I write this, she is right next to me always!
No wait...there's more!!!
With the colder weather here, Amber, our Chow/Shepard mix poochie, has been getting arthritis in her back legs and they have been giving out on her.  She's approximately 95 pounds and we are giving her low dose Bayer that is making her better.
Ok...last but definitely not least.  My boss that I have worked for for the past five years, since I have this new retiring at the end of this month.  I am truly going to miss her. She was tough, but with reason and would back you up when you needed it in our corporation, which happens a lot, especially in corporations.  And our corporate offices have decided that they need to be more 'hands on' which usually means 'downsizing'.  So for the next couple of months we will all be on edge in our office wondering what's next.

So..................after/during all that I have decided that February needs to be way better!  Whether it wants to or not!  LMAO!!!

I have been crafting away, trying to keep my stress level down through all of this.  Here are some of the things I have created.

A Calendar Box.  All made with cardboard and paper.  I have this on my desk at work.  I figured I needed to start bringing some crafts to work with me to make the days better.

Since Sweet Pea has to get her meds early in the morning, and I wake up early anyway...this morning I was up at 7 a.m., so crafting away I went!!!

This weekend I have started on a couple of Valentines cards.

I altered a box that holds some of my crafting it is before:

And here it is after:

I also made a prototype of a waterfall card...will be doing this one again, but glad I now know how to do it.

This is when it is lying flat...

This is when you pull the tab down...this was fun!

Well...I also did some other things, but can't post them because they are birthday items for someone that checks out my blog.  So I don't want her to see them before her big day!!!

Thanks for listening to me whine for a bit and I truly hope that everyone that reads my blog knows that all that matters in life is having you and your loved ones healthy and keep yourself stress-free.  Or at least try!
Take care and know that I wish you health and happiness in the New Year!

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