Wednesday, October 29, 2008


yup! we had our first snowfall today ... and it's only October!!!! :) about 4 inches or so fell today. it started at about 3am ... and didn't really stop till 5ish. it was amazing!
unfortunately i had to go to work because the closing manager couldn't make it in ... so i didn't get any photographs. it was very wet snow and very heavy so there were a lot of down trees and branches ... some amazing scenes!
and nothing like a little snow to get you into the holiday spirit!!! :o)

Sunday, October 26, 2008


another visit to the hospital. more medicine. restricted diet. more pain. lots of missed work. feeling better and then stretching or moving and remembering that i had surgery a few weeks ago. not getting a whole heck of a lot done at home, at work, in my crafty world. it's been a frustrating time.
but today i am feeling better. went to a high school friend's baby shower and i was so happy for her. appliqued a little elephant to a onesie for her and it came out cute. trying some new crafty things ... and looking forward to my show on 11/14. going to do my best at work ... and try very hard not to stress. i can't control what other people do ... i can only control how hard i work. happy with having dave in my home ... and thanking God for putting him in my life. looking forward to a holiday season filled with love and happiness ... the first in about 3 years. wow. how crazy is that?
feeling a little more organized ... a little more together ... a little more me today. i am SO thankful for that.
and i hope to get a lot done this week in my crafty world. i have a lot of ideas ... a lot of things to do ... and i want to have that focus this week to work hard. stay tuned for some new items this week here and on my etsy!!
have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2008

pushing through

ok so despite crampiness and crankiness ... despite feeling totally uncreative ...despite stretching this morning and feeling something snap by my stitches and now being in more pain than i was the last 2 days ... i've perservered and am creating. i am posting these in Etsy as i type this ... go on over and have a looksie! i have a few more items to list but was getting horrible shadows on my deck so i have to wait until the sun moves.

i'm proud of these! :o) now let's see if they sell! more later!

it should be illegal ...

to have to go thru pms and cramps while still recovering from surgery.


so i didn't get nearly as much done these last few days as i had hoped. i know that i had surgery but i really thought i would be able to sit at the dining room table and work on my projects. alas, that was not to be. sitting up-right hurts, i can't sew on the couch and my sleep has been all over the place. i am also feeling decidedly uncreative. i've been on the computer a lot this week (when i haven't been playing viva pinata on my ds - my current obsession!!) and did a lot of crafty blog hopping. as inspiring and fun as that is (and i LOVE looking at what creative wonders people put together!) it also makes me feel uncreative and lacking in talent. i am trying to just ride this out ... not get too bummed by it ... because i know these yucky feelings usually passes with time. and then i will have those days where the creative ideas just spill out from my ears! but between the pain in my side and living in frumpy sweats this week ... and just feeling eh ... i am not feeling my usual cheery, happy self. i am also in a little bit of a freak out thinking about my craft show in less than a month.

but i am sitting on the couch in front of the ballgame ... dave is rubbing my feet ... mittens is asleep on the computer chair ... and i have so much to be thankful for. i have to remember that.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

mini break

so i am officially minus an organ. no more appendix for me! it's very weird to think that i no longer have a certain part of my body!
i woke up saturday around 4am with a lot of pain in my midsection. thinking it felt an awful lot like the kidney stones i had last year, i drank lots of fluids and went to work as usual. by the time the closing manager came in i felt worse ... but continued to wonder if i was just using it as an exuse to go home. i kept thinking to myself, "is it really as bad as you think it is?" dave wanted to take me to the hosital instantly but i kept putting it off. "maybe a nap will make me feel better." "if it's kidney stones, they are just going to tell me to drink lots of fluids." the exuses were silly, i know, but i will do ANYTHING to not go to a doctor. by the time he came home from his show he thought i looked paler and i had to admit that the pain was pretty bad. so we piled into the car and off to the hospital we went.
blood tests, cat scans and a few hours later saw me in the operating room ... a place i have never been! i was doped up but still nervous. had a panic attack upon waking up (not fun when you don't know anyone there ...) but came out ok ... just minus a very infected apendix. had to stay in the hospital until yesterday afternoon ... and i am surprised by the amount of pain i've had. the first two days i couldn't do anything but lie in bed and be helped to the bathroom. i can feel the improvement each day ... but i am still sore ... walking slow ... it's hard to bend, sit, lay, laugh, cough. it's very odd. but ... i can't do anything until i am cleared by the doctor next monday ... so here i sit! it's a little frustrating. as much as i love being home and sleeping in ... i am not a really lazy person. i love being on the couch ... but i hate not being able to do something while i am there ... or not being able to jump up 12 times to get different things to work on. :( but ... it is what it is! :)
dave has been a wonderful caretaker. i am not used to having someone do everything for me! everyone has been great, actually. once again i feel very supported and loved. :o) oh and i also got these really great fall flowers from dave's parents today ... what a nice surprise!! :)

so i am planning on making the best of this time. catching up on my reading, my crafting and my video gaming! :o) this is like a nice, imposed vacation ... minus the pain, of course! stay tuned for lots of great things going up on etsy this week ... and whatever else my mind thinks up this week!

enjoy the day!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

back from florida and back to sewing!

hello! it's been a busy few weeks but i'm back in the swing of things. had a business trip to florida last week ... it was fun but extremely exhausting. next time i go to florida i think i would like to see more than what i could see outside my window in my room! :o)

i am sewing like a fiend tho ... and i have my next show lined up! it's at franklin school in succasunna on november 14th. i believe it starts at 5pm but i will post more info as i get it.

so i am sewing lots of holiday goodies ... i will post some here in the next day or two ... but be sure to check out my etsy shop for all the new stuff!

the weather here in nj is cool and beautiful. the leaves have started to change and there is a definate chill in the air. i am loving it! :o)

have a wonderful day!!