Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Here are the rules:
- Open your photo folder on your computer
- Open the 6th folder of photos
- Select the 6th picture
- Post the picture on your blog with a description
- Invite six friends to join the challenge
- Link your six friends to your blog post
It's me and a friend in Oregon in 2005(?) for a long weekend retreat with a bunch of scrappers. I was laughing so hard I was just about to pee my pants...literally!
And the six people I am tagging are:
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
One is: Do you have tattooed eyeliner? If so, you can't EVER have an MRI because they use metal flakes in the tattoo ink. Think about it. There is so much a doctor can see with an MRI...if you were ever thinking about getting tattooed eyeliner, DON'T!
Another question they ask is if you've had a tetanus shot in the last ten years. I haven't. I have been asked this question so much that I have made an appointment with my primary doc to get my shot. You need to go get one if you haven't had one, simple as that. I'm glad I was reminded. :D
You know when you are discharged from the hospital or after you visit a certain doctor they always tell you to followup with this doctor and that doctor...well, I wasn't in the habit of doing so. But now I am totally in charge of my health. I am taking the bull by the horns. My heart, my weight, my medications, etc.
If you are of the age that you need a colonoscopy every ten years...go do it. I had one done(and I am not even 50). You are basically asleep and don't know what's going on...it doesn't hurt and then you're good for ten years.
If you have a family history of some disease, go get it checked out. Don't even tell me you are scared of needles...I don't even want to hear that. The tests are nothing compared to living with the disease. So much can be done to prevent diseases. Catch it BEFORE it becomes the disease.
Lose weight, eat healthy, start a work out plan...just start walking.
Your health is the most important thing you have.
Have a fantastic and healthy day!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Azaleas from my backyard
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thi first one is with a photo when we were at the Smoky Mountains a few years back with most of my siblings and their families and my parents. We all stayed in a huge house for about a week. Great fun!. I used Bazzill Kraft (and other colored)cardstock, Scenic Route Somona papers and embellies, Fancy Pants felt pieces.
I made this layout sparse on purpose. I wanted to keep the focus on these gorgeous photos. These photos are of son #3. If you could see these colors...they are so vivid. I knew immediately that I wanted to use Bazzill Hillary Trio. I also used a Bazzill blue that matches with Doodlebug, but I can't remember the color name...Swimming Pool?. I used Heidi Swapp ghost letters ("that face") and ghost heart. I really do love using basically "just" cardstock.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
But I will continue to teach online classes with My Creative Classroom. All my classes are still online waiting for me to come back and open them up and/or finish adding to them. So I am glad about that. I can continue healing and work from my own home. I have alot of great classes that I will open up soon, so check out the website...or better yet, sign up for the free newsletter and you will be "in the know". We've added even more new instructors. I teach altered projects, mini books, a mixed media technique class, a travel project workshop, etc. So get on over to the website and sign up for the newsletter.
Here's some more pages I've done while recuperating. I was going for rather simple to get 'em done!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The kids dressed up for Halloween when they were about 9,7 and 4(maybe 1997)
Goofing around for #3's birthday
#3 in ROTC during competition in 8th Grade...he loved it!
Well, long story short, after a few angiograms and medical procedures, I am as good as new!
Thank you so much for those of you who prayed and sent encouraging messages throughout my long journey.