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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Father's Day

I didn't " forget " about Father's Day , it just wasn't a pleasant one here with DH being sick . He actually went to bed after a quiet weekend camping . He wasn't into visiting and just didn't encourage our friends to visit for long ...... and I totally understood that ! They might not have but they aren't the ones suffering either ......

However , Father's day does mean something to me . I have a Father that means so much to me . He is a quiet person who shows little emotion but is an old softy when you get to know him . We were terrified of him growing up but that was because Mom always threatened us with " WAIT UNTIL YOUR FATHER GETS HOME ! " ...Years later we found out he was a teddy bear and a pushover ... only it took the grandkids to figure that out . Go figure !!! LOL ! I Love you Dad !

And then there is my DH , my rock , my partner , my life ........ he is a silent strength that pushes me through life in an unseen way , he has stood by our children through thick and thin and he is their supporter in all things . He has shown them about confidence in ones self even when he is so unsure of himself most of the time ( and he should be so proud of what he has done with his life and the wonderful person he is ) , he has shown them about work ethics and how to be the best in their field and to strive just a litle farther ...... even though one offspring keeps slipping on this but some day he will find his footing and then look out - he is his Father's son . He has shown them that a life altering disease should stop life but to make it mean more and make the best of each day and to enjoy those little things . His shining light is his grandchildren and he gets very emotional when one gets a good mark in school or wins a swimming race or even if it is just their first smile . He loves me , he loves his kids and their spouses and he loves his grandchildren - all 5 of them ! He is the Best and he is so dearly loved ...so Happy Father's Day................... and I hope next year you can enjoy it !


If life hands you lemons then go drink taquilla !

It seems that just when you think life is going to start running smoothly and the road is straightening a big pothole sucks you in and you have to crawl out of that hole . That has been the last month since we were on holidays . First our Kandi , cocker dog , took so sick and we thought we would lose her to the big puppy playground in the sky . Well she has fooled all of us and is off her meds and seems to be holding her own . Actually she is quite spry for a lazy 11 year old !
But that was just a pebble on the road as to what we are facing right now . My DH has had a major flare-up of ulcerative colitis http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/colitis/ which has left him weak and very unwell . As of this weekend he will be on medical leave from work and on strong meds to try get this horrible disease under control . The next step will be hospitalization and possible surgery . If I can get him to stay at home for a week then I will consider myself lucky as he is a workaholic and HATES being " lazy " and resting ...as he calls it ! He feels guilty about leaving his staff in the lurch ( but that is what head office has people making big money to look after not the peons in the company ! ) which in turn will give him more stress and that is a LOT of the instigator in this disease .
To top off and to compound the problem , we just had word that his brother has been diagnosed with brain cancer . We aren't sure of the severity of it but the word is not good . I am a fatalist to a point though and I feel that he will fight this with all he has in him . My aunt that just passed away at age 80 had brain cancer 25 yrs ago and was a survivor and lived through 3 bouts of it ! DH is so very upset about this news though and once we hear the news from down east later in the week , we will make plans as to what we will do . We had hoped to just head out camping and sit and relax for the most part of next week with the motor home ( yes , I know that is not REALLY camping ! LOL ) but it will be away and we will relax ...... providing we aren't doing a trip that DH shouldn't be taking right now !
So if somebody has some ashphalt laying around or some gravel , could you fill this pothole so we can get back out of it ..................

Sunday, June 03, 2007

We made it through another weekend !

Well after the week we had here , the sun came out and it turned HOT ! Of course this is the weekend we didn't go camping with DH not feeling well , one sick cocker ( but she seems to be getting better and holding her own ! ) and 2 puppies that not only got tattoed ( for ID ) , teeth pulled ( and I think we just paid for a world cruise for the vet on that one ! ) but they got neutered ! How is that for adding insult to injury ! Seems Ryder had low blood sugar in the morning so they pumped him with gloucose before doing the surgury ( at $64 for the bag of gloucose ! ) .... all was well when we picked them up and by today , they were pretty much back to normal . Ryder seems to be walking a little gingerly but I think he is more embarrassed about the shave job they gave him on one leg , one ear and underneath ! Of course , he is the one that has the long thick hair so it really shows !!! I can see a short haircut coming up before to long for him - providing he isn't tramatized by all this !

Seems the bad news just keeps getting worse instead of better . BIL was waiting the results from the chemo he has had for the past while and he got the news on Friday ... not good ! The tumors stopped shrinking and has now started to move agressively . He will find out this week what the next step is to be ... and they say this round of chemo or radiation will NOT be easy and he will be sick with it .... We are thinking of you BIL !

Dh is pretty upset with the news about his Br but as usual , he is trying to be tough and not have it show ... that could be why DH is having a major flare-up ! He can't get into to his specialist though until June 19th- CRAZY !!! Lets hope that will be good news as he remembers nothing of the procedure or what the specialist told him last week .........

Well there are clouds in the sky now and the weatherman is predicting more rain this week , more flooding for the south and DH said we may go camping next weekend .... GO figure ... IT is going to cool down to the mid teens and it is going to rain right through the next weekend .............I hope the weatherman is going to be wrong about the rain .....................