Thursday, November 9, 2017

November

Wow! 2017 is flying by and I don't know where the time has gone. Tomorrow will mark 35 months since my husband died. Hard to believe that next month will be 3 years and my son and I have only been in grief counseling for a little over a year. My son wanted to give it up but I told him I wasn't ready yet and even though he talks a good game neither is he.

Nick started middle school this year and even though it only started the day after Labor Day he has already missed 14 days of school. The majority of the days have been covered with doctors notes even though he has been sick every day he has been home but some days I didn't take him to the doctors. It is frustrating because the family doctor refuses to see him because she doesn't want to waste her time with his illness when all he is sick with vomiting and diarrhea. I am on my 4th urgent care but I found one that cares and is trying to figure out what is wrong with him. The only drawback here is that they can't write me a referral and they can't do some of the tests but what they can do it ask lots of questions including my late husbands' medical history for which our family doctor has no interest in and they can run drug trails to see what will work and what won't work and go from there. Right now we are keeping a food journal and he has two medications. One mediation he takes every morning before he eats anything. That one pill lasts 24 hours. Then the second medication is for any diarrhea he might get. He can take it up to three times a day. So far he has only had to take once a day for a few days. We haven't found a rhyme or reason to why he is getting sick. He can eat the same thing three days in a row and days one and three he will be OK but on day two he was sick.

In the midst of all this, I keep getting sick. Right now I am on my second course of antibiotics and instead of getting a different kind of steroids I was put on an inhaler. If this course of antibiotics doesn't work they will try some stronger ones then put me on the stronger steroids. Yippee! Just what I want to be doing.

I did, however, have some fun. On the weekend before Halloween that Friday night I took grandchild# 6, Pooter to the movies with Nick and I. We went to see the My Little Pony movie she wanted to see. She had so much fun. Nick not so much but as long as he had his candy and popcorn he was good. Then the next day we took her brother who is grandchild# 9 Booman to see the Lego Ninjago movie. Now Nick loves all the Ninjago TV shows but he kept telling me he didn't want to see the movie. Well within 5 minutes he told me that as soon as the movie comes out on DVD/BluRay that I am buying it for him. Kids! Booman gets really loud at one point so I look over to see what he needs and he lifts up his hand (he is 3) and gives me a thumbs up. So I gave him one back and he goes back to watching the movie. He tells me afterward it was better than Cars 3 (I took him to see that over the summer). The next day I take Nick to a pumpkin farm for his treat. Even though I was sick I went with him through the corn maze and fell on my ass and back (it was muddy and we had to climb a hay bale), went on a hayride and I bought him a package of overpriced donuts but we enjoyed ourselves in the cold weather.


Holiday Templates: Thankful


Layouts templates themed with fall, Thanksgiving, and family gatherings in mind. Using my signature mosaic backgrounds.
4 unique templates. Included are PNG, PSD, and TIFF.

Made with GDS November FWP store collab - Seasons of Life.

Made with Arizona Girl's Always Thankful bundle.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Not Too Scary


Halloween is for scary things that go bump in the night. But it is also for ghouls and witches that have to be in bed by 8pm. It is for the cute things too. After making and looking at all the SCARY kits out there I decided this year would be about the cuteness and loveable things of Halloween.


My layouts

Made with a free template by Marie H Designs.

Made with a free template by Kakleidesigns.

For All Time - Arizona Girl




GDS Mixology October 2017- Families can be forever. Our hearts are turning to look back and understand where we have come from.


My layouts

Made with It Takes Two vol 4 template by Connie Prince.

Made with Number Crunchers 1 - Singles template by Joyful Expressions.

For All Time - Janece Suarez Designs


From today, and for all time..that is the theme of this Mixology. These colors are vintage perfect to scrap your heritage photos, but also bold enough to make pages for today's treasured memories. Versatile enough to stand the test of time, you will return to this one again and again in the future! Don’t forget to mix and match! 

My layout

Made with a template by Connie Prince.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jonah and the Whale - Joseph's Coat of Many Colors


The story of Jonah teaches us the importance of obeying God even when it's not easy or when it's not what we want to do. It also tells of God's willingness to forgive and of His merciful nature. This kit is not only perfect for detailing your own spiritual growth, Sunday School lessons and church activities, it's also fantastic for nautical and sea life projects! The color palette includes oranges, yellow, green, blues, brown and cream.
This huge kit contains 36 beautifully textured papers, 88 fun elements, and 2 full alphabets. The alphabets contain individual uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and some punctuation as well as alpha sheets. All items were created at 300 DPI, perfect for printing.

Made with Big Photo (GDS version) by Marie H Designs.


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Joseph was sold into slavery by his very own brothers because of jealousy. Yet he rose above all of his struggles to become a great and powerful leader. This kit is perfect for projects about your spiritual journey. It's also a fabulous addition to Sunday School projects or to make your own Bible Storybooks. The colors and extra elements also make it a great choice for layouts about Egypt. The rainbow color palette includes red, orange, yellow, greens, blues, purples and browns.
This huge kit contains 36 beautifully textured papers, 91 fun elements, and 2 full alphabets. The alphabets contain individual uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and some punctuation as well as alpha sheets.

Made with Pixie Plate# 379 by Neverland Scraps.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Woman At The Well and The Life of Moses


The story of the woman at the well tells us that although we all fall short, God forgives us. And through Him, we can all obtain eternal life. We are reminded that although nobody is perfect, everyone is valuable. Besides being perfect for projects about your own personal and spiritual life, the colors and additional elements make it a great choice for southwestern layouts, too! The color palette includes pinks, orange, yellow, green, blues, browns and white.

This huge kit contains 36 beautifully textured papers, 85 fun elements, and 2 full alphabets. The alphabets contain individual uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and some punctuation as well as alpha sheets. All items were created at 300 DPI, perfect for printing.

My layout

Made with October 2017 a free template by Jen Yurko.


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Moses' life was a story of hope and perseverance. His unwavering faith throughout all of the struggles he endured can be a lesson to all of us. Besides being the perfect choice for projects about your own spiritual journey, the colors and extra elements make this kit a wonderful choice for layouts about Egypt, fall/autumn and even nature in general. It's also a fabulous addition to Sunday School projects or to make your own Bible Storybooks. The color palette includes reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and brown.

My layout

Made with MBC 1017 a free template by Scrapping with Liz.