Saturday, May 29, 2010


I have been VERY busy lately. I am now 3 weeks and 3 days out of surgery and actually feel great. It almost doesn't even hurt to sneeze and cough (if you've had abdominal surgery you know what I am talking about). I am so glad that I have recovered so quickly. what I have been up to:

Taking photos of beautiful sunsets:
Dog sitting:
This is Beau. He is a 9 month old puppy that we dog sat last week. He is part lab and part terrier. I think that his face looks a lot like Buzz. Here is Buzz on his last birthday (and I mean last since he is gone now). He was 13 years old and a humane society puppy so our kids gave him the birthday of 1/23 so here he is last January 23rd.
And lastly...I have been sewing dresses for Diane's daughters to wear to Daniel's wedding. I have them all cut out and Elisabeth's is complete up to the zipper (which I still have to go out and buy). I will start on another one and then finish them all once I have zippers.
And a close up of the fabric:
It is satin with an organza contrast over the skirt. The organza has tiny beads and sparkles on it. Better get started on Callie's dress (I was going to sew in order of age but Ashley told me she didn't want one...I hope she changes her mind). L8R.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2 week check

I had my 2 week check-up today and she says that I am healing well AND I feel pretty good...much better than a week ago. The best news is that I can start walking again!! I am really excited about that although I bet that I won't be able to do the 3.2 miles that I was pre-surgery BUT I can work up to that. I probably have 2 more weeks until I am back to normal and another month until my 6 week check.

In other news...Michael and I have been shopping for wedding stuff. Shanae and Daniel want a cherry blossom theme but she really wanted calla lilies for her bouquet and the corsages and boutonnieres. At Michael's last week we saw the perfect flower arrangement for the guest book table:

Even though the lilies and cherry blossoms look yellow...they are white. There are also pink cherry blossoms and fuchsia tulips. This was an arrangement that they had made for another customer but I have bought nearly all the flowers needed to recreate our own. After my appointment today, I went to Joann and picked up fabric for dresses for my granddaughters (well Jennica already has a dress so it is for Diane's girls). I can't wait to begin sewing them but I also know that I have to take care of myself first.

I am just glad that I am on the mend. It is funny because Wayne has never been one to check on me but lately he has been calling just to make sure "I am still alive".

Saturday, May 15, 2010

(A More Real) Love Story

A friend put this on her blog and I got a kick out of it...I can't figure out how to actually put the video in but here is the link:

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

My son came home with these after going out with the missionaries tonight:

Funny Story? we had our first showing on the house. It was supposed to be between 12 and 2pm. We had the house ready by 10:30 (k...well I didn't do much...the guys had the  house ready) and Wayne was ready to leave and we were like "why do you want to leave now? The earliest anyone would be here is like an hour and a half" and he was thinking it was an hour later than it was. So we left about an hour and 15 min later and headed to a gas station because the car needed gas. We got to the Albertson's gas station and it was packed so we decided to go on. We got to 35W and I was like "where are we going?" and he was taking us out to eat at Mancuso's down by Lockheed Martin. But 35W was at a standstill so we decided to go a different way to avoid it. I don't know the roads at all but we had the GPS so we went for it. Well...the traffic was just as bad on the tiny 2 lane road we decided to go on...and rough...not a good combo for someone less than a week out of major surgery in my opinion. So we found a gas station and filled up and I went in to use the bathroom (all the jiggling) but of course the women's was closed. So we drove up to Mancuso's and it was closed (didn't open until 4pm on Saturday's) and I was like "is there another place down here we can go to?" He said yes and took us to a BBQ place which had really good food (at least the turkey and potato salad and rolls were good). So they made me go sit down and they got the food (it was cafeteria style I guess). Then I finally went to the bathroom and ate. After I was through I took some of my heavy duty pain meds for the drive home (the car ride was much worse than I expected it to be). So we were able to go the interstate back home and arrived there about 1:40pm. I figured that they had looked and left but Wayne kept a look out by the front window just in case and about 10 min later he yelled that they were there...YIKES!! So we snuck out the back and hid by the gate until we thought they had come into the house. Then we walked over to the neighbors driveway, down it, and across the street because they said we could go in there if we needed to. BUT they weren't here we were hiding out on the neighbor's porch while the people looked at the house. At least I could sit down and then they left our house (after maybe 5 minutes...I guess that is a NO) and our neighbors got home all at the same time. So I went home and laid down in bed ALL afternoon to rest up from my excursion.

Friday, May 7, 2010

I'm home

And very tired but doing well...considering. Back to bed I am thinking...