Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hetic Week

It's been a little while since I posted. My Aunt is still in the hospital. I didn't look if I had already posted that she was in there. But let me recap my Aunt Becky has been having problems with her heart. Last Tuesday they finally were able to put her on blood thinners because they got her finger fixed. Well on Thursday her arm went numb and she fell down. My sister took her to the ER and they admitted her to the hospital. Since then they have been giving her shots in the stomach trying to get the level of the blood thinner higher. Did you know on blood thinners you have to limit your Vitamin K intake because it can cause clotting. Anyway they find out besides her leaky valves that she has a hole in her heart. Plus her heart is out of rhythm so they are going to have to shock it back but they can not do that until her blood is thinned out enough. So she has now been in the hospital for a week and becoming stir crazy.

I have been scrapping some. I got my Cruise Layout done for LP and I did the monthly Sketch Challenge. This is the first time that I have done the sketch. But that is an awesome sketch that was posted this month. So I am pretty happy about that. I have been scrapping like crazy the last few months feels good.

I have also been working on my Challenges for Fun Month on SAS I am about a 1/3 ways done with my challenges. I have to get to work on the regular ones as well. I hope that I can get a lot of scrapping done this weekend and get to where I need to be on SAS.

I have also almost finished my Feb. Challenges for WESCRAP. I have 2 more to do but I have until March 6 to get those done. It feels great to scrap. I know I am repeating my self but it does. I have been doing a lot of old photos. One of the reasons I didn't scrap before was because I didn't know where to start.

I need to get on here and edit my blog and add my favorites and things like that.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Fun Month 2-15 -- 3-15

I was looking for online crops because they have really given me the push to do some scrappen. I have wanted to do some other challenges but this past week was a rush and I didn't get to it. Well I guess another truth would be as well I procrastinated.

Anyway I stumbled on to they are having a Fun Month type of crop with all kinds of challenges and games. If you say that I sent you and register I get a ticket. My Registered name their is M1ch3113lee. This looks like a lot of fun. No drama at this site which I love about a site and it doesn't look to busy with lots of post that will take me a long time to go through with my busy schedule. They have lots of fun challenges throughout the month without the Fun Month Challenge going on. I hope that you can find your way over there and have some fun.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another Online Crop

On Feb 20th weekend A cherry on top is having an online crop. I can't wait because I have gotten more scrapping done this past year then probably the last two years because of crops. I did go shopping today at the local scrappen store. I got caught a few of specialty papers that were scalloped or different edges. I got some more bling and a few other goodies. It is really nice having a scrapbooking store right down the road.

I have to start going through my photos so I can get some pics together to scrap. I have a few that need to be printed out but then again if I don't print out those maybe I will be more incline to get some of the older ones scrapped.

We went out tonight to celebrate Alton's bday. He picked a dining place called Shogun's its a Japanese steak place. They cook your food right in front of you. Alton ordered Steak and Chicken. Me and Phillip ordered Shrimp and Steak. You also get a salad, soup, fried rice. Afterwards we went and got ice cream. It was a great night. I even got to go to Hobby Lobby I picked up a new quickqutz die. It is specially made for Hobby Lobby its a Tree. They also had others but I just got that one. I was also going to pick up some more adhesive but they were sold out of what I needed they are having it on sell this week for 50%.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Scrapping away

I scrapped almost all weekend including today. I got about 11 layouts done. WEScrap was having an online crop I did 10 layouts for that sight at the moment I sort of feel scrapped out but not really. It felt really good to scrap. I have so much to scrap. In all there was 22 challenges, 5 games and 2 make and takes. Plus I worked this weekend both days so to get that much accomplished was great for me.
The other layout I did was for LifePreservers. I got my layout done so I got to board the boat we are now in Barbados and I am having fun with everyone. I really like the Pina Colada they have here yum.

Know I need to work on this weeks assignment for LP so I can stay onboard and continue the journey with everyone else.

I would have liked to have participated in a challenge that Danielle was doing but I didn't have time trying to do the WEScrap challenges today. Plus I did something new.

One of my things this year is to try some new things so I did I signed up for a quilting class. I have never quilted. The class I am taking is called Turning Twenty. You have to buy 20 different fat quater squares. These squares are cut in 4 different sizes then mixed up around the quilt. Another new item for me is using my sewing machine. We took it out of the box it has only been in the box for about a year. So tonight I was shown how to set up my sewing machine and I also cut my fat quaters in the four different sizes.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Well my Aunt went into day to get her finger fixed again today. She broke her pinky finger 12-23 in four different places well they were supposed to have fixed it before now but she had some complications arise. She has been having breathless spells off and on for about a year they have slowly progressed to where she cannot even walk three steps without being out of breath. Well right before they were going to do surgery they had here do some pre-op test and found out that her heart has a leaky valve. What is sad about it was that about mid november she had a stress test and it showed nothing wrong with her. It was when she was given an echo gram of her heart that it was found. Plus she has had numerous EKG but it showed up this time as well. So she has waited over 6 weeks to have surgery because her blood pressure all of a sudden went uncontrollable. She went to have surgery on it about two weeks ago but her blood pressure wouldn't go down so they couldn't do the surgery. Well today they were able to fix her finger. Luckliy they didnt have too cut her finger and put a rod in it. The doctor was able to pull it back into joint or place. At least this way it won't be as hard for her to get over and there is not a chance of infection. Know that she has this fixed the heart doctor will be able to do something. So hopefully she will start feeling better sooner.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Well I am still procrastinating about getting my page down for the LP cruise. I was very bad today but I didnt go to bed last night either till late but I slept in till 12. I did get up this morning though to see the kids off to school so I didn't totally sleep straight through either. I did get my taxes done today so I don't have to worry about that anymore. I got Tracie's haircut today as well. It has been about two months since I took her to get it cut and it was looking really shaggy. Tracie tickles me because this time she was telling the hairdresser make it curly. The last time she got her hair cut she was like I don't like curly hair I want straight.

Alton spent some of his bday money on a video game. He put the change in his jacket pocket which was hanging out I am glad I looked down because he had money about to fall out of his pocket so I took it away from him until we got out of the store. Then while we were in the store he kept playing with the box and I ask where is the reciept of course he lost it somewhere in Walmart so him and Tracie go back and retrace their steps to find it. I don't understand why they didn't staple the receipt to the bag but they finally found it.

Well I guess I better get off of here and try to figure out what I am going to do for my scrapping layout.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Alton turned 11 today I cannot believe how big my baby is getting I will try to load some pics here hopefully tomorrow. We had spaghetti instead of hot wings tonight for Alton's bday. My step-dad and his wife and my step-sister and my step nephew came over to help celebrate Alton's bday.

I didn't get much accomplished today since I subbed this morning I was hoping to work on my layout for the cruise I am taking with Life Preservers scrapbook club. I am really glad that Von and Frank are doing this I don't even care to win it will just help me to do some scrapping. I love doing the crops for this reason it helps me get inspired to scrap.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I have been trying to clean my scraproom again. It almost feels like a lost cause but I will eventually get it done. I have a new reason though to get it clean. The Life Preserver Scrapbook board is going to have some type of challenge or something so that should really get me to scrappen.

I went to Michaels today I wanted to get some more organization things with a 50% coupon I had but I didn't because they had organization on sale for 30% so you cannot use a coupon on sale items.

Alton's Bday is coming up he is turning 11. So we are going to have Cake and Ice Cream with a few family members. After they leave Phillip will make hot wings Alton's favorite food.

I guess I will get off here and go back to cleaning...