Monday, April 27, 2009

The best part of my day.....

Is after work when I pick up my sweet baby Olivia from the park and she runs straight into my arms, I just love that! I try to catch her facial expression when she first sets eyes on me....I see her looking.... and then she recognizes my car....then she scans the lower part of the park for a familiar face....then I see the big happy smile that sweeps over her face when she finally sees me walking towards her, it makes my heart melt. These are probably the only moments I love about being a working mom. I think I have PMS again.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A really nice weekend.....

I had a very nice weekend....drove to Woodstock (actually only took me 45 minutes) and spent the evening with 10 girls...some I knew and some I know now. Had a wonderful time...we ate, drank...drank some more and talked all night, well just until 3:30 am.

Marianne was a high school friend, we re-connected about 4 years ago after loosing touch we each of us moved to different parts of Ontario. We had a lot of fun together....manged to get into some trouble..........ok a lot of trouble...........but it was all worth it.

Back to work tomorrow and the struggle of juggling chores, kids and life, soon it will be summer and the many weeks of vacation will start...yea!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Not so great day on Thursday

Really not good, I started to feel funny about 11 ish, my heart was doing those funny things again, where it feels like I need to be calibrated or shocked back into action. I got so weak I could barely walk, thank goodness I co-worker saw me on the way to the to the medical clinic and helped me the rest of the way. My bp was way up and my beats per minute were at 129. Things slowly got better and then it happened again so the nurses called the EMS.

At the hospital they did an xray and lots of blood work, white cells and red cells, everything came back good. That's good but still bad because I still don't know what's wrong with me. They don't think the hole in my heart has anything to do with my current problems. I left about 8 hours later with new meds (betta blockers) and told to see my GP and ask her to move up the cardiologist appointment.

I see my family doctor next Friday, hopefully she can speed things up a bit.

So now what? Do I sit at home waiting for it to happen again? If it happens again? No I don't think so....I'm going to carry on and do the things I would normally do. I just won't go to any remote places where the closest anything is 4 hours away. I'll just think about it a little.

I'm fine and I will be fine. In the mean time I'm going to scrap like crazy!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Huston we have an appointment!!!

It's not until July the 7th but we have an appointment. I feel ok so I'll just have to wait.

I'm going to start playing with the glimmermist stuff, I so can't wait to make something with it, I have an idea brewing in my head....that drives my crazy because nothing else gets done. The Maya Road mist is an add on in the LP kit next month so I'll be posting some ideas soon.
Two more layouts from the wonderful kit at Life Preservers

Sunday, April 19, 2009

One DT layout done many to go.....

I'm working with the featured kit this month from Life Preservers and I have to say I loved it when I was the sneak go up on the site but when I got to see it in person I LOVED it more! Beautiful papers to work with....Kaiser.

Scrapfest was good, nothing that really wow'd me....except for the glimmer mist and the stencils you can buy for them....beautiful. I won't let myself play until my homework is done though. I bought the Tattered Angels clock stamp with the matching screen and the ironworks screen and six bottles of glimmer mist....really looking forward to playing with it.

I also bought some jillibean soup paper in minestrone and some sassafras life is beautiful papers. Very good day....then I left my purse in my girl friends car!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just because it was bound to happen sooner or later

She loves the glue stick....don't know if I'm in for it or not...hehe. The teacher says Joshua is very artistic, I think that is so cute, he's been nagging me to buy him a scrapbook album for his layouts...LOL. He only has one, I should post it, it's very's about his sister.

I think she's gonna love art too, I can just tell by the things she's already into. I'm ok with that...but she can't have more scrapbook supplies than me!

Called the cardiologist's office today to find out when I might expect a call for my's been three weeks since I found out. She said she would book it and fax the info to my doctor but I still don't have a call. She said I wasn't urgent. Tell that to my dancing heart, tingling fingers and rapid heart beat. BP is still not down....getting very frustrated with all of's time to go shopping....Steph? where are you? ready to go?

Scrapfest is on Saturday...yea!!! I can't wait to get out and shop at all those retailers...all under one roof! whoa! It's an hour to Kitchener from here so Stephanie and I will be able to get all our chatting in before and after...always look forward to that! Last year it was sooo busy in the morning we thought this year we would go a tad bit later in hopes we can shop comfortably and maybe sit for a few make and takes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another of Molly and Josh

She loves him so much....honestly, if you could see her snuggling up to him each night, walking all over's soooo sweet!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The hunt......

Olivia is really getting into the egg that she knows she's looking for something pink in the garden. She was just fascinated by the whole experience.....such fun to watch her. Joshua is such an unselfish boy, really boggles my mind how he can be so caring and happy go lucky....I have pictures of him SKIPPING on the front lawn looking for his eggs. He was the last one to find all his eggs as he was too busy enjoying the festivities. Grand papa had to give him a few clues to find his last few eggs. Boy that Easter bunny was sure generous this year!

PS-My bp was almost perfect earlier tonight! Yea!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

I know it's spring but......

I could not believe the snow we woke up to on Tuesday. So I took a few pictures of dd before she left for daycare. Then I found this really cool site that has really amazing sketches, it's called 52 sketches...follow the link. I created this layout for week 14 was fun.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Altered ATG

The before.............and the after.
It's kinda girly....but I really like it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

How to lover your blood pressure part one.....

Simply spend the day scrapbooking, that's what I did on Saturday. The entire day, dh even cooked dinner...yipppeee!!! I made three layouts and three cards, (2 LO sketches from pencil ines) Still my bp was 158/118 really idea why. This morning it was better.....136/91 don't mind those numbers so much.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Guess who's home?

MOLLY !!!!!

I'm so relieved, I think she slipped out on Saturday night, but can't be sure. They are always running out on us and I didn't know to go look for her. I was sick...........I went to animal control twice looking for her, I looked at over 100 cats (and some mamma's with little babies) trying to find Molly. Then tonight I returned from buying milk and I noticed two cats in the house!!! I cried, I did...I was soooo happy. Welcome home my love....your grounded.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update and a layout

I can't have a naked post so I'll have to post one of the layouts I created at the crop on the weekend at LP ..... even though it has nothing to do with blood pressure!!

It's down.....WAY down, and I'm complaining? yes, I don't think it's right. The pharmacist told me it would take two weeks to see the full effects of the drug and my doctor told me she would like to see me in a month and to bring some numbers with me so she can adjust the dosage. My bp tonight was 128/74 - weird. So I think the stuff is too strong, and I'm so light headed I can't stand it.

I think I'll make a trip to the pharmacy to see what they have to say.

This layout is about me and the kids doing what we like to do on a Saturday.....I guess that would lower my bp wouldn't it.