I decided to do a couple of recipe challenges this month. One was at Ginger Scraps and the other was at Stuff to Scrap. As you know by now I love challenges. The progressive ones I'm not very good at. However, I love some of the other ones. Anyhow, I got an idea for 3 pictures in the center of the page with the pictures overlapping. Not sure if I saw something similar somewhere or not. Anyways, I used the same general idea and came up with these two different layouts.
My layout from the Ginger Scrap Challenge.
My layout from the STS Challenge.
Like I said two very different results.
If you scroll down to my post about the DigiSisters Blog Train you will see another version of this 3 picture group.
Last night I completely forgot about doing my Sunday post about the new featured kit at Winsor Digi Designs. I was trying to take my mind off my husbands heart surgery today so I guess I did a pretty good job of putting my mind elsewhere. This week the new featured kit is called 'Denim & Paisley' and I think it is pretty darn cute. I think my favorite element is the owl but you be the judge of that. Here is a link to the store.
Monkey and I are like two peas in a pod some days and oil and water the next. I have however, taken great pride in the fact that he never gets sick. In that he takes after his Dad. My husband hardly ever gets sick but he sure has the heart problems to make up for it.
It has always been pretty funny that whenever there was a doctors appointment for someone being sick it was always me. For a while even our insurance company tried offering me bribes to take the little guy in for appointments. No one ever believed that he didn't get sick. I was really proud that he never got sick. I think he would go to the doctors once a year for an illness and the rest of the time was just for his scheduled well baby check ups. Monkey even takes shots better than most adults. Earlier in the year he sliced open his lower left leg pretty good and the hospital gave him a tetnus booster just to be on the safe side even though all his shots were current. Any way the nurse was expecting kicking and screaming and god only knows what else. It is really funny to see the look on their faces when the little guy takes his shots without jerking, flinching or even a wimper.
Well, all this changed just as soon as he started school. He has already missed a couple of days last month for tonsilitis and that just about killed him as he loves school. This past Friday I had all the classic symptoms for a TMJ flare up but I went with my gut feelings and not what my ENT kept drilling into my head. Our family doctor squeezed me in after I got done having an MRA on my brain over at the hospital. We just joked around in the exam. Like I told him I couldn't possibly have a holiday without seeing him first and that I had nothing better to do then get sick. Turns out I had fluid behind both ears, a red raw throat along with the beginnings of bronchitis. He really thought we caught it in enough time so it wouldn't turn into a full blown case of bronchitis. Well, I wanted to call my ENT and give him a rasberry or two but I just gloated instead because I was right. While in the exam my MRA results came in and the only thing it showed was the cobwebs in the corners of my skull. Couldn't even find the dang spider. Just my luck he couldn't handle me being sick either. Seriously, it was a good scan and only showed my cyst and luckily that has not grown. It also finally ruled out every other problem that might be causing my chronic headaches. They now know without a doubt that I have a form of migraines. Good because now we know. Bad in that with all the medication I already take I can't take anything to treat them. Not so much fun. I left to go fill my prescription and find a dark place to hide and try to get better. The end of my story, no.
By Saturday afternoon I jumped over the edge into a full blown painfull case of bronchitis. OK, hubby is home to help take care of monkey. Only problem is now monkey isn't feeling well. He willingly took a nap. Then asked for his temperature to be taken. The hubster had already vetoed the temp thing while I was sleeping and didn't say anything to me when monkey asked. I had him get all the supplies and he sat for the beep to go off. Hubby was wrong the little guy had a fever of 101. So first he got some Tylenol then a cool bath. Couldn't get his fever to break and at one point it hit 102.7. I had to break the bad news - no school for him on Monday. The poor kid was practically crying because he wanted to go. Even Daddy had to explain why he needed to stay home. Now since this is a holiday week it was really going to be hard to get an appointment. Again our family doctor came thru because it is unusal for me to call for monkey. Now, monkey is the type of kid that no one ever thinks is sick because he gets hyper when he doesn't feel good. He is however a good boy for the most part. The doctor asks him what is wrong and monkey tells him everything. That is pretty good for a five year old. Ears get checked, not good. Throat gets checked, not good. Lungs get checked again not good. In the end it turns out the little guy had both ears infected, tonsilitis and bronchitis. That's my boy. He finally out did me in the illness department.
My husband is thankful his job keeps him away from home at the rare occurrences such as this. Got to love him he is honest. It may seem strange that I relish he is sicker than I. I'm just finally glad that eveyone knows he is mine. I really think that he not have started school he wouldn't be getting sick but I've never kept him in a germ free bubble so I'm just really surprised it has taken five and a half years for something like this to happen. What does that mean for us. It means monkey pushing Mommy's buttons and two mesirble people hanging out together watching cartoons on TV and fighting over who is going to let the dog out or in. Also means this won't be a very fun Thanksgiving.
I played with another great kit this week from Winsor Digi Designs. This kit will be the featured kit at her store so that means you can get it for a fantastic price. Here is the link to check it out - click here.
This week I worked with a new kit from Queen Bee Scraps called 'Thankful Blessings'. You can find this kit along with extra add-ons such as cardstock and quick pages on sale this week. The link to the store is here.
The kits just keep rolling in. Michelle at 4 My Babies Scraps revised her 'Plymouth Rock' kit and did some major revamping. You'll love the new and improved kit. The kit is on sale for $1.50 at her store. Just click here.
Here are my layouts.
The links will remain valid until December 15, 2011
Cool Scraps Digital has a QP challenge going on right night. Those of us who participated got to use a kit called 'Horizon' by Mariscrap and everyone made a QP for you to download. Here is a preview of the kit we used.