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Thursday, April 29, 2010

A beautiful Thursday

I plan to do some things outside when I get home today-it's just too nice to be inside!! and tomorrow is supposed to be 80 degrees (from 32 today!!) That's western PA for you!! I hope all goes well with Miles test today-and that we can get his laser surgery scheduled.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Check out this blog  You have to check out this site-It is a fabulous read and such neat ideas!! I haven't picked my favorite one yet-I can't decide!! I am definitely going to have to order this book.  I have been blog hopping on It is their second anniversary and I just love their stamps-they are so cool and so different and not cutesy tootsie like some I see.
It was a beautiful spring day today-Sunny and cool and very windy.  Miles stayed home today because he had a terrible night-neither one of us slept very much-his back has him just about at the end of his rope-he has to have a stress test Thursday and then see the cardiologist next Wednesday-and so no surgery can be scheduled till then-I don't know how much longer he can take it.I wish I could take his pain away. We got in the hot tub for a while this afternoon, and it is the only time he gets relief-even the pills aren't doing anything.
I sent 8 cards to Aimee-she wanted some to give to friends and she has suggested to me that I need to get busy selling them. So I have to start investigating how I want to do that. I know if I could get a little business going it would help with expenses when Miles plant closes in July-I still can't believe he won't be working there ever again-it is going to be devastating to him.
Till tomorrow...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ippity Girl-that's me!

I love the Unity Stamp company !! I have been getting their KOM since January and I took the step and became an ippity chick-I can't wait to order my first stamps and see what I can do! If anyone wants to know what they are all about, let me know-the company is great and I am sooo looking forward to working with them. I will be making lots of cards with the Unity and Ippity stamps and will be posting them right here for your inspiration.  Happy Sunday to everyone!!

Sunday with my girls?

I came to my girls on Friday, just for some r&r.  It has been so good for me! Somehow the stresses of the day seem to disappear when I visit with them.  We laugh and carry on and have plain fun.  I am going to start to work on posting creations when I get home-after all isn't that what this blog is all about?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Still a caretaker

I thought now that Mama is gone, my caretaker skills might become a bit rusty. I should have known better thank to think I was going to have a quiet morning catching up on all the scrapbooking blogs...My mother-in-law Laura, called at 6 am; she was having a nosebleed, and she couldn't get it stopped.  So I hopped in the truck (since I told Miles to take the car as I wasn't going anywhere), and got to her house in record time I think.  She had a kleenex to her nose and I started the pressure and also put the ice packs on her upper bridge and back of neck...In a little while, the bleeding subsided, and the crisis averted.  I stayed until the store opened and went and got her a couple things she needed, and some groceries for myself(mainly kitty food, treats, and litter!!).  I got home about 9:30 and talked a while with Mary Ann.  Then Steph called to tell me she was denied SS. I is so disappointing especially since she had legal representation this time, whom I thought would be able to help her navigate the system.  Tomorrow is going to be another caretaking day with Lana-tests and Dr. appt,; also filling out her taxes. more later...

Spring has come!

Looking outside today, all I could see were leaves in the flower beds and leaves and branches under the pine trees...So I got out the rake and went at it!! Raked all but one flower bed and under all the pine trees out front.  It was good exercise for me and the smell of the spring air was so refreshing to me.  The rain that was supposed to come today held off-we only had a couple sprinkles this morning. The work has begun; since Miles is limited right now, I have to pick up the slack and at least try to get the yard looking somewhat decent. And I got a good start today!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Yesterday was my mom's memorial service-it was truly the most beautiful service I have ever witnessed-all my siblings paid tribute to mama, and Pastor Bill and Pastor Rowe both gave touching eulogies.  My brother Jim sang "How Great Thou Art", Rita read 2 poems, Rick had a great eulogy on "He wept", Lana thanked everyone for coming to mom's service, Dawn spoke and read from the Daily Word for March 25(from Revelations) and I spoke and read from 1 Corinthians- the Love passage.
I am missing my mother's voice, her phone calls, my visits with her... I miss how she was when she was healthy and whole. We had many, many pictures on posters, Jim made a DVD with pictures and music. All the grandchildren were there except Jolene(who had surgery on Tuesday but managed to get as far as Butler and couldn't come because she was so sick) and Melanie who started out from S. Carolina but had to turn around because her back was so bad...
My sister Dawn and I made the food(Dawn did most of it) and it was excellent. The brothers and sisters gathered in the sanctuary after and read the love letters Dad wrote to Mom--she gave them to me about 18 months ago and told me when she was gone we were to get together and read them. They are from 1944 and 1945 and they are truly precious...
Now my life has to go on without my mothers presence and wisdom-I don't know how I am going to manage; she was such an integral part of my life in so very many ways, especially the last few years-I grew closer and closer to my mom the older I have gotten and I wanted more time with her.
Miles and I planted 2 rows of vegetables this evening; he told me he thinks Virginia spoke directly to our Lord and asked him to give Miles a day without pain; because today was the best day he has had for a long time.  We will hopefully be able to schedule his surgery after Wednesday and we are praying that it will take away his pain.