Monday, November 29, 2010

Nothing going on...

Ok, so it's been a few days. Nothing new to report, nothing going on. I've found a new show I love, too bad it's not on anymore! I always do that. Find shows AFTER they've gone off or are close to it! LOL Have any of you heard of WildFire? It was on ABC Family and I think there were about 4 seasons. It sucked me in, I just wish there were more seasons! lol

SOooo I know this is supposed to be scrapbooking AND daily stuff... not much scraping going on. hehe I have been scrapbooking and making a few cards and cut out things. My hubby gave me an early Christmas gift. A new AQUA Cricut Expression Machine. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! It's beautiful and fun to "play" with. No pictures because I have lost my cord to connect my laptop to my camera... I'm going to TRY and find a new one, or buy one. I'm not sure how that is going to work out. :( 

I have been getting so inspired by all of the scrapbooking blogs on here, I just want to MAKE stuff, anything!! I need to be creative! haha 
Hopefully soon I'll have some pictures to share!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday.... Aka: Mad House! lol

SOOO .... The biggest shopping day of the year. Did you go out into the unknown madness?? I wasn't going to, but couldn't resist in the end. We went to the midnight sale at Wal-Mart. (Probably shouldn't have! Could have save a much more money if I just stayed home!! HAHA)

My husband was all happy go lucky, thinking it was going to be no big deal, since it was midnight and all the BIG electronics didn't start until 5am... We got close enough to see the parking lot and his whole attitude changed! lol It was instant grump, "I didn't want to be here, I wanted to avoid this whole mess" blah blah blah. LOL

We did get some good deals I will admit! We bought Marmaduke (she's been wanting it since it was in the theater) and Percy Jackson (for hubby) on Blu ray for $10 each and a Zhu Zhu pet for Maddie. My hubby let me buy a cricut in aqua, I LOVE it, it's so pretty! lol I didn't NEED it, but I will use it, and it was SO cheap & came with 2 carts! I was not even intending on buying one... but I became very weak to it's power of persuasion. lol I could hear it calling my name!
I really wasn't even going after much, just a small list of things....

The store was packed and chaotic as usual on black Friday! I hope you all "made out like bandits" and was able to buy what you went for!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I hope you all had a fabulous day. My day was pretty mellow, with a few drops of drama- for good measure I guess. It was pretty laid back with lots of yummy food!!

 When I got home I saw on FB the worst news of the day. Little 7 year old Max Nunn, lost his battle with cancer today. While we were all stuffing ourselves with food, the Nunn family was losing a member of the family. I cannot tell you the exact name of his cancer or how long he had been battling the cancer, but I can tell you -- he was an AMAZING, strong, adorable little guy, with the most wonderful parents in the world. I cannot even BEGIN to imagine what they were going through today. I was bawling when I read the news, and I had never met him in "real life" but somehow he touched my soul. He will be missed, but he will always be in my heart, and in the hearts of MANY MANY others he has touched. I pray for his family during this difficult time, I know he is in THE BEST PLACE possible with no more pain, no more meds, and most importantly NO MORE CANCER!!! If you have anyway of helping, Please STOP CHILDHOOD CANCER!!! No one should ever have to deal with this horrible, life-sucking disease.

~Being Thankful~
 *My Baby* As I am reminded just how precious and sometimes short life is, I am SO grateful for my wacky, crazy, spunky, smart, amazing daughter. She is healthy, a beautiful person inside and out; I cannot imagine what my life would be like without her. Her laughter is food to my soul.
*My Love* I am so so thankful that I have met my soul mate. He is so caring, understanding, supportive, loving, smart and goofy! He is always guaranteed to make me smile, even IF I do not want to!! LOL :) We might not always look lovey dovey and get along, but we always work it out. 
*My Family* I have a BIG, Giant family!!! Michael and I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters (not counting their wives/husbands, GFs or BFs), we have 9 nieces and nephews (who are of course adorable! lol), plus our Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles and even LOTS of cousins. 
*My Country* I am blessed to live in the USA. Some may not agree. We have freedoms and choices that I KNOW I would not be able to live without. The men and women who fight and serve this country will never know how grateful I am for what they are doing. They can never be fully repaid for their sacrifices. 
*My Friends* I have THE best friend in the country, even the world!! We have been friends since 1st grade, we know each other better than anyone else, and can usually tell what the other is thinking. I just wish we lived closer so we could hang out more. Then I have other friends that aren't as close, but still supportive and fun to be around. 
*Most of All* I am thankful for GOD. He is the reason I am so blessed. He has a plan and even though I do not know the plan, I trust in him; he will get me through and knows where I should be. 

Remember to BE THANKFUL everyday, not just on Thanksgiving. 
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Too much, is too much...

Too much of one thing is just that, TOO MUCH.. Then again TOO much of many little things is TOO MUCH also...

If you read my last blog you know about my dad's kidney biopsy. Everything with the biopsy went well. He said the worse part was getting the IV put in! LOL He's not in much pain, just discomfort. No known results yet, and I sure none tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day here). Hopefully the results will hold the answers though.

How do you nicely tell people "No" or "Your getting on my nerves" or just simply, "Go away/Leave me alone" ?? I don't want to be rude, but I like my ME time. Time to sit in the silence, think about things, and do whatever I feel like doing without wondering what someone else is thinking. Just veg out in front of the TV, or mindlessly browse the internet...

My brother-in-law is staying with us to be close to his new baby. Messy story... The baby's mom lives down the road with her mom (the baby's grandma). A big issue/fight happened a few months ago and now my bil is "not allowed" at the baby's grandma's house. Then the grandma has the nerve to say he doesn't take care of the baby... How can he when he's banned from stepping foot in your house?! So he's here to be as close as possible to the baby. I don't mind him being here. I love him to death, but I do like to be alone more than having people around. lol Plus he took over on my dang TV to play PS3! hehe Maybe the grandma will open her eyes and at least let him be around the baby. 

The rest of my family is getting on my nerves!! I'm sure they don't mean it, but they say things that just get to me. Sometimes making me feel horrible about my self or what is going on. It seems to me nothing I do is ever "good enough" for anyone. I don't have money to run you all over town at your own whim. I do NOT want you picking out clothes to buy me because you think I "need them" or because you feel sorry that I only have 3 pairs of jeans. If it's just to make yourself look better, like you were nice enough to do something for me, don't bother. And so sorry that me NOT needing food stamps runs into YOUR Food plans! I haven't asked for a thing, not one cent of help, so don't sit and act like you feel sorry for me and I'm sooo bad off. I didn't ask for any help, so it's not your problem, don't worry, don't say things like "You never have extra money" or "You really need new clothes"... My clothing needs can wait. All I care about is that my daughter is taken care of! 

The cold weather is here (yay, not) and with that comes lots more pain and discomfort with my Fibro, RA, & OA. So fun being in pain 24/7 with no support and nobody "getting it".
So yeah, lots of little things are all adding up to make me one crazy, annoyed, feeling-like-an-old lady, lady.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My dad's kidney biopsy

I have a lot of my mind, but I really an not sure how to put it all into words. My dad is going to have a kidney biopsy later today. He will have to be at the hospital 5-6 hours or more. Since about September he's been swelling. One day my mom came home to him showing her his swollen feet and ankles. Through the weekend the swelling moved up his legs and thighs. He went to a few appointments and they tried a few different meds. They would work, then the swelling would start back up. The doctors did a test on his heart and everything looked great. The next stop was a the kidney specialist... He determined my dad has Nephrotic Syndrome, Vasculitis and Minimal Change Disease. All of this is large amounts of protien in the urine and kidneys, bad swelling from head to toe, Blood pressure issues, High Cholesterol, high Insulin levels, low Throid and low Vitamin D. It should be able to be treated by steroids and cancer drugs for about 3 months!
I'm not exactly sure what the kidney biopsy will prove. Hopefully the biopsy will show good results (which I am not even sure what that would be!). I'm hoping they figure out what the problem is and can fix it easily and with as little pain as possible. My prayers and love are with my dad! <3 
It's just really weird for me that my dad is sick. My dad is NEVER sick, hardly ever even has a cold!! I think that is part of the reason it's hard and weird.... 

Monday, November 22, 2010

My VERY 1st blog.... (bear with me lol)

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while... Not sure why, my life is pretty boring! lol I have been married for 6 years and we have a 4 year old daughter. She is wild, crazy, fun, smart, and hilarious! We live in a small town in Missouri, not much going on here....

I absolutely LOVE scrapbooking! I've been doing it for years, probably 10 years now. In the beginning my pages weren't very good at all. lol I think they have gotten better, but no where near pro or amazing! I mostly scrap things about my daughter. She is also beginning to like crafty things and scraping. :D

I've recently started watching YouTube videos about scraping and that led me here.. I think that is the main reason I finally started this blog-- so I could subscribe to other scrap blogs and get inspired! :)

I HIGHLY doubt I'll be blogging very often.. Looking at other blogs on the other hand, probably more often. I'm not really sure what I'm doing or what "gadgets" I like.. Any ideas or suggestions would be GREAT!! LOL :-)