Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not so good news....

This is a layout I did with the Life Preservers kit Imaginisce line....wonderful papers they have, so fun and full of spring. A happy layout for a not so happy topice...but that's ok because there are happy days ahead 8-)
My world changed slightly last week when I took my daughter to the doctor for a minor ailment and left with a heart condition...really!
I've been having some wacky things going on with my heart in the last few years, kind of feels like it's beating really fast or a really hard pound and sometimes feel like it skips a beat or beats out of order. I've worn the heart monitors a few times and it didn't really show anything, so then the doctor sent me for an ultrasound of my heart....that was January 15. On March 25 when I was at the doctor with Olivia the receptionist told me I had test results in and she would talk about it in the same visit as my daughter. She told me I have a hole in my heart and the sensation I'm feeling is when the blood back washes through.....nice. I need to see a cardiologist, so now I'm waiting patiently for my appointment.

She has had two patients with this condition and they had endured a stroke and that is how they found it, so I guess I'm lucky. They used to do open heart surgery a long time ago to correct it but now they can go in the vein in the groin area to fix it....day surgery or so they say. Nervous? yes very. I have many questions now that this news has sunk in....can I exercise? Not that it matters much as I carrying laundry from one floor to another is hardly a cardio workout but I do need to know this kind of stuff.

I guess I was born with it and it's not shown up until now, now that I have blood pressure issues. it's been high for quite a few weeks now and I had to record the numbers and bring them in to her. So today I gathered all my 174/109 numbers and presented them to her and she said congrats!!! You are now on meds!! So there, I'm officially old.

Do you think while I'm under they can do a tummy tuck and a boob job?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Blog Hop

If you've just popped in and are playing in the Life Preservers Blog Hop you will need to start at the beginning, here is the link Life Preservers Blog

For my friends following the blog hop you can continue here..................

Welcome to my blog and I have a layout I have made with the Life Preservers Twitterpated line, it's soooo cute! I hope you are enjoying the crop as I certainly am. The word you are looking for is LET and now you can continue on to Melissa's blog to find the next word, thank for playing.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I can't believe hockey season is over!

Seems like they just got on the ice and it's over..... They play from October to March and this Sunday is the year end party at Zoom Zooms the indoor playground. Dh is the head coach and we had a great bunch of kids and parents this year. Now it's time for a summer sport, I wonder what he will choose?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

This is what I'm missing right now......

How about everyone else? Missing the warm sun on your skin? I'm so tired of the layers and my cozy slippers, I'm ready for the next season. How many days until we can go up to the trailer again?

Sandra's Challenge

To open the 6th folder and post the 6th picture and explain it. So here's mine...

BORING!!!! It the advent calendar I made for Joshua. It's the Karen Foster white plain calendar and I covered it with BG papers, turned out really nice, I made one for Olivia too. The drawers are really small, I could only fit a couple of hersey kisses so for one of the days I wrote a note and put it in the drawer....the note had instructions of where to find his treat hidden somewhere in the house...that was fun. So now I challenge Lisa C, Leah, Andrea, Dee, Elisabeth, and Maggi to do the same!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Her hair

It's an amazing colour, very similar to my sister April and my dear cousin Beverly. I wish I had it. I think it's grown four inches since this picture, I'm going to post another one tomorrow of the back to show all the wonderful colours and curls...hey! I think I just thought of a page title!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My boy doesn't walk...he skips!

I love it! He doesn't run or walk he actually skips...from one end of the room to another. This was at the water park in Niagara Falls last month, skipping through the sprays of water.....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Things just jump out at me.....

I went shopping looking for something to hold DVD's in. Found something that works for me, thank goodness as we have quite the mess near the tv, but things jump out out at me and follow me home.....like this......itsn't it sooooo cute!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

auntie april

My sister made these adorable cupcakes for Olivia's family birthday party...sooo sweet.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ribbon Embellies

I made this ribbon embellishment with stickers and a couple of circles. The ribbons are cut in two inch strips and stuck down on the circle. You have to plan out your message and line up all your pieces before you stick them down. It's a cute way to make your own personalized embellishment.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A fix up in the blog

I'm just so excited to have this wonderful blog!!! Elisabeth at ACBailey has so generously helped me with the header (had the white part in the background) and I could not figure that out in pse. She was soooo kind to help me out. Thank you Elisabeth !!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

To be six again.....

So I'm having cuddle time with my boy before he goes to bed and we had a really good conversation...it went like this....

Josh "When I get bigger I don't think I'm going to work at a job like you do"
Mom "Oh? Why not?"
Josh "Because I won't have time to work"
Mom "Oh? Why won't you have time? What are you going to do?"
Josh "I'm gonna be a rock star and I just won't have enough time to work"

I think I need to somehow scrapbook this....I love these sorts of conversations.

You have to check out the on line crop....

It's going to be so much fun!!!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The blog hop......

If your just joining us for the Life Preservers blog hop please start at the beginning...here is the link to the start Life Preservers Blog

I was so excited to work with the Twitterpated papers from the Life Preservers Scrapbook club and this is one of the layouts I made with the kit, the rest of the items will be posted shortly to the gallery. The word you are looking for is let Now continue on to Melissa's blog to find her word. I hope you are all having a great time at the crop...I know we are!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My first layout as a DT member

This is the first layout I created as a design team member for the Life Preservers Scrapbook Club. Von gave us a piece of mesh and said "can't wait to see what you guys do with it" so I wrapped my flowers in it...seemed logical at the time.
Such fun Penny Lane papers.

A layout....

He does call me mudder!

Monday, March 2, 2009

My baby isn't a baby anymore.....

She doesn't want to sit in her high chair anymore....sniff.....what will I do? How about buy another counter stool so she can sit with the rest of the family? Just seems so sad to pass the baby stuff on now.

February News

So how can you really top January's news? Well I'm going to try......The Canadian Scrapbooker would like to publish not one but TWO of my layouts!!!!! Isn't that incredible? I took a chance and just submitted a few to them and did it pay off! Very good news for me and motivation to keep going....not that I would ever stop, geeze. 8-)

It's been a while...

January started with a bang!!!! Life Preservers asked me to be part of their design team!! I almost peed my pants!!! I'm so happy to be having so much fun with a wonderful group of girls at the LP club...check it out!! Great kits....man do they have great kits!