Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DUCT TAPE HAPPY?




I INVESTED IN A CRICUT EXPRESSION 2, 5TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION A FEW YEARS AGO.  I COULDN'T STAND THE GREEN END CAPS AND WAS READY TO BUY THE PURPLE REPLACEMENT ONES.  I WOULD HAVE  BEEN "SETTLING" BECAUSE IT WAS CLOSE TO WHAT I WANTED BUT NOT EVERYTHING.(DON'T GET ME WRONG-I LOVE PURPLE BUT PURPLE IS NOT MY FAVORITE COLOR.  CRICUT EVEN CAME OUT WITH A  MACHINE THAT HAD TEAL END CAPS AND I SERIOUSLY THOUGHT ABOUT PURCHASING THAT ONE BUT MY HUSBAND POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS NOT THE SMARTEST THING.I TRIED TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE I REALLY NEEDED IT BECAUSE IT WAS MY FAVORITE COLOR! HE STILL SAID NO AND LOGICALLY POINTED OUT THE REASONS THAT THIS WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTABLE-ESPECIALLY FOR ME!!)  MY HUSBAND SUGGESTED THAT THE LIME GREEN ENDS SHOULD BE COVERED WITH THE DUCT TAPE THAT I REALLY REALLY LIKED. THIS SOLUTION GAVE THE PERSONALITY I WANTED, INCLUDED MY FAVORITE COLOR, AND SAVED $$. I DID NOT FEEL LIKE I WAS "SETTLING". WELL, I AM NOW OBSSESSED WITH THIS.  I HAVE NOW COVERED MY TOOL CASE.  I DON'T HAVE TO STARE AT A LIME GREEN CASE THAT I HAPPEN TO USE QUITE FREQUENTLY.  WHY STOP AT JUST THE CASE?  ALL OF MY TOOLS ARE LIME GREEN-I'VE ONLY WRAPPED THE ONE I USE THE MOST SO FAR...I HAVE EVEN WRAPPED MY IPHONE CHARGER.  AND THE BEST PART- THERE IS NO QUESTION WHO THE OWNER IS. MY HUSBAND SAYS I'VE BECOME A LITTLE TOO DUCT TAPE HAPPY--WHAT DO YOU THINK??  HAVE I GONE OVERBOARD? I AM STILL ASKING MYSELF-"WHAT CAN I WRAP/COVER NEXT-I CAN'T STOP!



Friday, January 3, 2014

Resolve to...

HAPPY 2014!!!  I WAS ABLE TO START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.  I BELIEVE THAT YOU ATTITUDE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.  MOST PEOPLE MAKE RESOLUTIONS BUT THEY TEND TO OVER SHOOT AND REALLY MAKE A "WISH" FOR THE YEAR AND WHEN THEY FALL SHORT THEY THEN BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE FAILED.  YOU HAVE NOT FAILED!!  LIFE IS FILLED WITH SET-BACKS(little or big).  ISN'T THIS WHAT MAKES LIFE? WHAT ARE(hopefully) MY ATTAINABLE GOALS?  WELL.... I HAVE BROKEN MY GOALS DOWN NOT ONLY TO BE MORE MANAGEABLE FOR ME BUT ALSO SO I FEEL MORE SUCCESFUL. SO I WANT TO BE SOME KIND OF CREATIVE EVERYDAY USING MY CRICUT(MY CRAFT  BLOG CAN BE VIEWED HERE) IN ORDER TO MAKE ME FEEL MORE SUCCESSFUL I WILL SET THIS FOR 1 MONTH.  I AM HOPEFUL TO DO MORE BUT THERE IS THIS THING CALLED LIFE(you never know what might pop-up) BEING CREATIVE(to me) IS DOING SOMET KIND OF CRAFTING. WHETHER IT DESIGNING IN CRICUT CRAFT ROOM, CUTTING THE DESIGN,PUTTING IT TO TOGETHER-THAT ALL COUNTS!!(be sure to follow my craft blog to see how I am doing obtaining this goal. again it can be viewed HERE) JUST LIKE MOST OF THE WORLD-I TOO WOULD LIKE TO LOSE WEIGHT!! (that is a tall order and too much of a goal for me!!) SO I WILL SAY I WOULD LIKE TO LOSE AT LEAST 10 POUNDS BEFORE FEB, I HAVE BROKEN THIS DOWN A LOT...SO WHAT DID I DO? WELL I DIDN'T DRINK ANY KIND OF SODA FOR MANY MANY YEARS-I STARTED 2 YEARS AGO(I wonder why...?)IT IS NOW TIME TO STOP! I WENT COLD TURKEY ONCE SO I WILL DO IT AGAIN. I KNOW THESE SEEM LIKE SMALL GOALS AND IT ISN'T VERY MANY BUT I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE ROOM FOR DISCOURAGEMENT.  WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?-DO YOU BREAK THEM INTO SMALLER OBTAINABLE PIECES OR DO YOU MAKE IT FOR THE WHOLE YEAR? I AM INTERESTED TO KNOW HOW EVERYONE ELSE DOES IT!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Celebrate!!

TWO YEARS AGO I GOT A FEW MRI'S OF MY BRAIN AND SPINAL RIGHT AT THE BASE OF MY NECK.  MY BRAIN OR CEREBELLUM RATHER WAS SMALLER THAN IT SHOULD BE. I WAS PUT ON MONTHLY B-12 SHOTS AND DAILY B-12 SUPPLEMENTS TO HOPEFULLY SLOW DOWN OR STOP ANY FURTHER SHRINKAGE. ABOUT A MONTH AGO I REPEATED THE MRI PROCESS SO THAT A COMPARISION COULD BE MADE IN EACH SCAN. I WAS SO OVERWHELMED WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF FACING MORE DETERIORATION THAT I WAS DREADING THIS SIMPLE SCAN. WELL TODAY I WAS TOLD THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT BRAIN SHRINKAGE. I IMMEDIATELY FELT A GAZILLION POUNDS OF WEIGHT BEING LIFTED OFF OF MY SHOULDERS. THERE IS STILL A LONG ROAD TO GETTING ANSWERES BUT WITH THIS RATHER LARGE OBSTACLE OUT OF THE WAY I AM SPORTING A VERY POSITIVE ATTITUDE. I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE CONTINUED PRAYERS AND SUPPORT. I AM SO READY TO PARTY.....

Thursday, June 27, 2013

TO BREATHE OR NOT TO BREATHE....

FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO SWALLOW MY FOOD PROPERLY.  WHEN IT HAPPENS-AND IT HAPPENS WHENEVER I EAT- I FEEL AS THOUGH I HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BREATHING OR EATING.  LET ME EXPRESS THE DREDD I FEEL KNOWING THAT I WILL MOST LIKELY EXPERIENCE A DROWNING SENSATION.  I KNOW ALL OF YOU READER ARE JUST TAKE A DRINK TO WASH YOUR FOOD DOWN. WHEN THIS IS HAPPENING-TAKING A DRINK WILL ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE.  MY HUSBAND POUNDS ON MY BACK, HE YELLS FORCEFULLY TELLS ME TO RAISE MY ARMS, EVEN GETS A TRASH CAN READY.  I HAVE ENJOYED VERY FEW MEALS THESE LAST FEW YEARS.  I KNOW THIS SOUNDS AWFUL BUT THERE IS HOPE.  I AM GOING IN FOR A MODIFIED BARIUM SWALLOE TEST TOMORROW.  AS I EAT AND DRINK THEY WILL BE USING AN X-RAY TO SEE THE INNER WORKINGS OF MY THROAT.  MY SPEECH IS PROGRESSIVELY GETTING MORE INTERMITTANT AND KINDA WEAK. MY THROAT GETS REALLY STRAINED AS IF I HAVE BEEN YELLING FOR A LONG TIME SO A SPEECH THERAPIST WILL ALSO BE PRESENT DURING THE TEST. I AM SO HOPEFUL THAT THEY WILL HELP TO FIX THIS PROBLEM!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Let the Chillaxin' Begin

My New Year's weekend was spent in the wonderful outdoors. Chris drove us up to the cabin where we met up with my mom and dad. Later Friday night, McKay and 2 cousins arrived. We played card games much of the night. Saturday morning was dedicated to "playing in the snow". There wasn't a lot of snow but we defintely made use of what was there. There were only a couple of trips to the store or restaurant this time. We always have so much fun on our Chillaxin' weekends. I am almost positive that there will be many more this year.

Monday, October 10, 2011

What's for dinner

Sorry it's been so long-It would be too easy if my computer ran the way it supposed to, the cable lines were accesible, and on and on-well needless to say my life has been full of interesting obstacles.



  • I got the extreme privilege to actually craft with my mom this time. She emailed me a picture of a menu board that she'd found(I so love surfing PINTEREST!!) We each got the supplies that we wanted. We had so much fun!! I bought the new CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge a few months ago and I wanted to use it on another project. I now don't even have to ask myself-WHAT SHOULD I COOK FOR DINNER-Dimensions for my board are 13"X16".

  • I used small clothes pins-mom used magnets(Wish I had a picture of hers **ca-ute**) thanks for taking time to craft with me!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hoppin' Ready, almost


I am almost ready for Easter and it's not even April yet. Whoop Whoop!! This adorably fun wreath was made very simply-- First the green flower wreath was wrapped with decorative Easter garland.(I'm not sure how long 3 or 4 feet maybe??) I used my hot glue gun to seal it as I wrapped-6 or 7 different places**BE SURE TO USE LOW TEMP SETTING ON GLUE GUN**My hot glue gun has both the high and low temp settings. I prefer using the low setting just because touching the glue is tolerable(still uncomfortable) and my skin doesn't blister. Both settings will work but I don't want anyone getting hurt. A package of about 40 plastic eggs with a couple to spare was then glued to the wreath. Small "happy spring" ribbon was added to fill holes. (I've seen some with flowers to fill in-) I found a suitable wired jelly bean ribbon for the big bow-I can't tie a bow worth beans-hahaha-but my mom graciously helped out in that department-THANKS. I attached flower wire to the top center and then had the hubby feed the wire through the screen to hold it up....Now if I could get motivated and finish my banner-well at least the outside of my house is festive!!