Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! Just wanted you all to know that I am so very thankful for all of my blogging friends!!! You all bring joy to my life! I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

On a side note...the ultrasound came back good. I will be having bloodwork again in March and if it's still not good, I will see a nephrologist (kidney specialist).

Take care! Hugs!


Monday, November 24, 2008

Let it Snow!

Morning!!! Today we may actually have our first real snow accumulation that will require a shovel. It was snowing like crazy earlier but it all we shall see. It would be kind of nice to have snow for Thanksgiving.

I have only gotten my urine test back and that came back a-ok!!! The doctor was happy...ME TOO!!! The ultrasound was really quick and easy. I am guessing that I will have those results at some point this week. I have been flooding my kidneys per doctor's orders and that is getting easier. (60-80 oz is a lot!!!)

I have been working on some new projects these days. In Chicago, I went to the store Anthropologie for the first time...I loved it! There was a really pretty scarf that I really wanted but didn't want to pay $68 for. I'm trying to make my own version for about $15. I will show you pics if it turns out. I, also, got some other ideas from there to add a little something to some Target sweaters that I got on clearance. So another $15 instead of $78. I will post those too when they are done. And lastly, I am making some reproduction mitten ornament/gift card holders that I saw at Crate and Barrel. They were selling for $8 each and I think mine are about 25 cents. I will take pics of those too, later today. I have only made 2 so far. So, I have been keeping busy.

Sorry for the lack of photos...they will come! Now, I am off to wrap my sons and sister-in-laws Christmas gifts to get them off to UPS. (Beating the rush and my son likes to put his gifts under his tree in Oklahoma).

Have a wonderful day and Thanksgiving (if I don't post again)!!! Hugs!!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm Back

Good Morning! I am back from Chicago. We had a great time shopping and visiting Evanston. We have been researching cities around Chicago and try to visit one when I am there. We really like Evanston, it's on the north shore of Lake Michigan and home to Northwestern University. We really love living in a college town. We lived in Houghton, MI for a time while my hubby attended Michigan Tech. We went online to find some condos to drive by and we stopped at Garden Park for a bit. It was sooo windy and it was freezing! Here are some pics:

We found a condo around the block from here. It looks pretty much the same as this building. We really liked it from the photos online and the curb appeal. Too bad we have to wait 2 more years or so to buy one!
This is Lake Michigan, it was really rough out there. There were much bigger waves but I always caught them as they broke. The condo we like has a view of this from one of it's windows :-)

Another view of the lake.

The park we stopped at, it's perfect for walking our dog and hanging out. Oh how I hope there is an available condo when we get to actually buy one.
Today is my kidney ultrasound. I still need to drop off the urine sample (I know, I'm bad). So there should be answers soon. Thank you ALL soooo much for all your prayers and sweet comments!!! They mean the world to me!
Have a great day!!! Hugs!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

No Answers Yet

Morning everyone!!! Thank you soooo much for your kind words and prayers!!! I have been very worried about this new health issue.

I went to the doctor this morning and we have no answers but a lot of questions were asked and some need answers. So, Monday I will take in a urine sample and Wednesday I will have a kidney ultrasound. The problem could be that I have been on a diet and my body thinks it's starving and it's eating away my muscle for protein. It could be I only have 1 kidney. It could be scarring on my kidney's from a past infection. It could be sooo many things. I may end up seeing a kidney specialist in the end. So for now, the doctor wants me to drink 60-80 oz of fluids a day. That seems like sooo much to me! Yikes! When I have more answers, I will let you all know! Thanks are amazing friends!

Now, I am off to pack for Chicago! I will try to take some pics when I am gone.

Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baby Shower and Stamp Club

Morning! It is cold and blustery this morning! No more Indian Summer :-( That's ok, now it will start to really feel like the holidays are on there way! :-)

I have a few things to show you this morning. First, a baby shower card. It turned out pretty good for a quick one.

Next, Stamp Club was on Friday and these are the crafts I had the ladies do. First, a triangle box. I think if you enlarge the picture you can see the glitter on the snowflake and BRRR...

And finally, a candle wrapped with scrapbook paper and cardstock. All stamps and paper are from Stampin' Up.

Some not so good news this kidney function tests came back elevated. The doctor's office called this morning and I need to go in on Thursday. I'm guessing there is more testing in my future. Ugh! Just add this to the list of other health issues!
I think I am going to go clean the house some and get my mind on happier things. Have a great day! Hugs!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Little Something and an Award!!!

Good Morning! This morning we have some thunderstorms rolling through ushering in our Indian Summer which will fade by weeks end. When the weekend arrives, we should not be surprised to see S**WFL***S again! Wow this crazy weather!

I have been busy working on a few projects, one I can show you. The others are for a swap and I really want her to be surprised so those projects will have to wait to be shown. This little frame with hook was on clearance at Michael's. It is so cute! I decided to use it for our dog's leash. We can never seem to remember where it was last put (it's not used much). So now Cocoa has her own hook. The paper is old Stampin' Up and the letter is from a board book kit from the Dollar Tree. This project cost about $2.25. Not bad at all!!!

(Click to enlarge)
Next AWARD!!!!

Marie Antoinette Award- a real person, a real award! Thank you to Dawn of Dawn's Daybreak!!
Here are the Rules for the Award:

1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

Today, I feel like breaking the rules...sorry! I want to award this to all my blogging friends! I never knew I would meet such wonderful ladies online! You are all the bestest! Please place this award on your blogs! You all deserve it!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!!! I am going to write some bills then have some fun making Christmas gifts.