Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
So tonight, as we came in, there were some BMX racers doing tricks. They were amazing! I captured some photos of them. I don't know how they do it...but they were very good.
Went to Citifest again tonight. Crystal Lewis was the first one on. She only sang three songs though, so I was disappointed in that. I loved the last song she sang, "Jesus is coming". That has always been one of my favorites of hers along with the "Lion and the Lamb".
Next up was Hawk Nelson. It was a very lively performer. Kinda fun to watch.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
i couldn't hear anything. Why are parents so oblivious to these things? They certainly do not care about anyone but themselves obviously. So there I sit, alone, not being able to hear the guy, nothing to look at but the stupid kids running circles in front of me. Finally they left and I was able to enjoy the rest of the music.
Friday, July 16, 2010
- PAD (peripheral atrial disease)
- Fatty Lung Disease
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
On July 3rd, 2008, my brother at the age of 43 passed away and left behind 5 wondeful children, two sisters and his parents. I will never forget the phone call that I received from my mother while I was working. I will never forget that day, period.
As I sat in the hospital tonight, for a recurring uti and pylonephritis, I couldn't help but think about that day again. I was only a few rooms away from where he was. What else was I to do while I was sitting there alone. I read my book of course, but there was still spare time to think.
My brother was a great brother. As he got older, he became more of a friend to me. He was not a part of the family for a long time. But as time went on, he changed and really tired hard to be as part of it. I was so proud of him.
Last year we didn't do anything. I think we were all too sad. On top of that though, mom and dad were moving out of their house and into a new one on July 3rd last year. There wasn't much time to do anything.
This year we are going to Seattle to watch the fireworks. I am looking forward to it.
I know my brother knows how much we all miss him. I believe that he watches over all of us each and every day. I may not visit his graveside often, but I do think of him often. He is always on my mind among the other family members that have passed on as well.
A Happy Birthday to America and a I MISS YOU to my brother. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend. Please be sure to drive safely if you are traveling and remember to say I love you to those you do love, as you never know when they will leave this earth to our heavinly father.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Although she never wanted to be held, until the end, she was a joy to have. She started off being a mascot for my mothers store. The kids loved coming in to see her. When we closed the store, she came home with me to live out the rest of her life. She was so fun to watch in her cage. Her cute little face poking out every once in awhile. To get a glimpse was a treat.
She will be truely missed.
While we were there, and not having any luck catching a darn thing, except for what Codey caught, a gentleman by the name of Michael came up to us with a trout. A nice looking one at that. He said that as he caught them, he would bring them to us. It was so nice of him.
Michael, as nice as he was, made dad I feel horrible. He kept catching them and we couldn't catch a darn thing. Michael even gave us some of his bait to try, but it didn't work for us either.
We did have a few mishaps while fishing. Brittney fell in the water trying to cast, dad caught his jeans with the hook and I hooked my finger a few times. But all in all, we had a lot of fun. The kids couldn't wait to go out again.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
- degenerative disk disease
- type 2 diabetes
- carpal tunnel both wrists
- tailbone problem
- peripheral artrial disease
- sleep apena
- left shoulder tear
- right shoulder tear
- umbilical hernia
- 2 bulging discs
- bi-polar/manic depression
- chest pain
- low potassium
Boy is that fun or what?!!!!
I am thankful that I am not as bad off as my sister though. However, I think I am catching up with her and her problems. She just had her 11th foot surgery!
In between sleeping, eating, playing on the computer and sleeping (oh, I said that already), I have been steadily working on my online degree for my AA in Criminal Justice. I also like to spend my time scrapbooking, stamping and playing zoo world on the computer.
My dogs and my family are my life. My dogs are my peace keepers for me. They sooth me and comfort me and make me laugh. I would devistated if I lost either of them or a family member.
I am not a social butterfly. I have few friends. My mother is my best friend and feels like my only friend most of the time. I don't party, smoke, drink or do drugs so I am not hip to be with. So basically I make myself a hermit. But that is ok, even though I get lonely sometimes for the most part I am not.
I am hoping to be able to get lap band surgery some day. I know my mom is terrified of this, but if it works, I feel I will be much happier with myself as a person. My sister had a gastric bypass surgery years ago and I feel that is what has caused all of her problems. But lap band surgery is supposed to be way safer.
This week I am a little stressed. I have to do all of me weeks homework in two days just in case I do get to have the surgery. That way I can rest the rest of the weekend. I want to find the time to take one day and going fishing with my dad. I know I will not be able to do that for a few weeks after the surgery.
I am also trying to get ready for two yardsales. One regular and one stamping/scrapbooking one. As I posted earlier with the blocks, I am trying to get them done and ready for the sale. I don't think I am going to finish. But I will try.
I think that is about it for now. I will post again later, I think. lol
Have a good night everyone! And thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!
Today, I went to church for my dad. I say for him because I was in so much pain I really didn't want to go, but I knew he would appreciate it. It was Fathers Day after all. (o= The sermon was very nice. Dad didn't want to do much today and mom couldn't do much because she was in pain also. So it was just a quiet day at home.
Dad is great! Lately, as I have previously posted, we have been taking the time to fish together. We would probably be golfing, but with my shoulder injury I can't partake in that as well.
Here is the card I made for dad. Happy Fathers Day Dad!
So here are the blocks after I have taken off the rubber from them and put them in the case.
Then, I had to get the glue off of all of the blocks.
Now I put them all in these boxes by size so they are easy to find when I sell them. Do you need any? lol
These are some of the cases so far that I have done; Well over 500!
And this is what they look like when they are finished!
Now, what I didn't picture here is all the time it took to scan the sets, label the Cd/DVDS, and inventory them in the computer. Let alone printing out the faces and cutting them out. Thank goodness I have a nice neighbor that helps with that part!
I will be so glad when I am ALL DONE!
That same night, I was putting away my fishing stuff (what little I have) and low and behold I caught something! My finger! Ouch! I ended up going to the hospital to have it removed as it was a two prong hook and it was embedded pretty well.
Dad has caught several fish since this incident. He really enjoys fishing and goes out sometimes as much as three times a week. He love to take Benji with him.
Here are just a few pictures of the scenery when we go fishing. It is so peaceful and relaxing.
Here are some of the layouts I got done that weekend. The retreat was from Thursday to Sunday. I got about 8 hours sleep the whole weekend.
This was taken at Lincoln city in 2010. I went with mom and dad.
This was taken at the Yakima Valley Museum. All of the art is made with bicycle reflectors. He is the same artist that did the design on the Yakima Sundome.
This was part of our whale watching trip in Depo Bay. We did not get to see any whales up close. Actually none at all. The pictures were taken off the internet to show wishful thinking.
Well that is all for this update. more to come