Saturday, November 28, 2009

Good Morning

This beautiful butterfly was on the patio and it looked like something was wrong with it, because it wouldn't fly away when I got near it. I picked it up and noticed on little leg stuck in his wing, so I gently pulled it loose and off he flew.

It is a little chilly this morning, but still a beautiful day. I am finishing my coffee, then pulling out my Cuddlebug and start my Christmas cards. Next week, I am hoping to go to Crowley and get some decorations out, but nothing like in years gone by. I already warned Donnie that my bathroom there is filled with boxes since Al has not put in the attic stairs yet, but the rest will be cleaned and ready to bake cookies. Normally, I would be finished decorating by now, but I am not hauling all my things here, in case I get served with eviction papers-lol.

Have any of you gotten the H1N1 shot yet? My arm is still sore and bruised, not to mention all the cuts on my arm from picking satsumas. Wish I could send you all some. They are so sweet and totally organic. I did bring a large bag to a Missionary Camp and they really enjoyed them.

I was going to visit blogs this morning, but can do that tonight. I want to send more things back to Crowley in case the house is sold soon or auctioned off. Someone told me that if he auctions it off, nothing can leave the house, even though it's mine, so not taking any chances.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and are not too stuffed from all the Thanksgiving food. Love, Hugs, and Prayers, Pat

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

What a beautiful site. This is where Donnie wants to move to. It's in Upstate NY and if I remember it's called Trivil or something like that. Wish he would find a house with a mom apt.-lol. I love it when I went in October, because we don't see Autumn like some do. Everything mostly stays green or the leaves just fall off the trees. I can't wait till Christmas when he will be with us. Now if we could just get Chris and David here, it would be a perfect Christmas.

Well, I had my angiogram and was very mad at the doctor. The instructions that I signed said I would be put in a conscious sleep, but when I got into the operating room, he said he didn't do that. Needless to say, I don't like being lied to and was not a happy camper. He found blockage in 4 arteries and 1 was over 70 and one was 65. He said he couldn't put a stint in the 70 one because of where it was. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing. I was wide awake, remember everything, and felt every thing. He then added a medicine that I was already taking, instead of just telling me to double the dose, to save me money. I had just had it filled, so I had 90 days worth of medicine and I was not going to get another one. When the nurse called to see how I was doing, I told her I would not be coming back to him and why. So I guess I had what they call a rage moment, but I was very calm when I told her in no uncertain terms, I would not come back to him, that I didn't like being lied to. She made all these excuses for him, but didn't succeed in changing my mind. I will go back to my former cardiologist. I am on a Beta Blocker and he wanted to put me on another one. Why do doctors think they have to fix something that isn't broken? I have now come to believe what everyone is saying---they make money from the drug companies.

Any how, I feel awful, very sore and I did get my H1N1 injection and it is so sore and a huge bruise and a hematoma at the injection site.

I think I need to do some research about this stint thing. They told my dad the same thing and it wasn't good news, so I am now scared.

I wish you all a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. I will be alone and just resting.

I have so much to be thankful for. Friends who care, A God who loves me for who I am. A roof over my head (at least for now), my Faith and even my health, such as it is. It could be worse, so for that I am thankful.

 Love, Hugs, and Many Blessings, Pat

Monday, November 23, 2009

Today is the day

Well, I can't say I'm not nervous about having a thin tube put in my groin, into my heart, then some dye, so the Cardiologist said it was okay to take an anti anxiety pill.

We have decided to seek an attorney about the house, because I have not done anything to stop the sale of the house and that is usually the reason it is turned over to a judge for auction. In fact, I had 2 good potential buyers, but Brenda would not give us a price to tell them. One of the people who wanted to buy it, lives right next door with their family all together on acres of land. The girl who wants to buy it, was so excited when she saw mom's shop and said the same thing I did, I could finally have a huge craft room. But I will let her know that the house may be up for auction, so they might get it cheaper, if they are prepared ahead of time with the financing.

Well, today will be a long day, laying on my back, which hurts really bad, so not sure if I can handle that. The nurse said they will try and put a pillow behind my back to help take some of the pressure off of it. I will have Al come in and let y'all know how things went---3 possibilities that I have signed agreements for already----no stint needed, stint needed if over 75% blockage, or open heart surgery. Please keep me in your prayers today.

I will be at my 400Th post before the end of November, so while I am laying down, I will think of something great to send and add some goodies for a great giveaway. The one I did for my Birthday was such fun making, so this one will be a mixture of things for Christmas. Love and Hugs, Pat

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I need to take a break

I got some really bad news today and needless to say, my so called sister is not the person I thought her to be. She has threatened to report me to Disability, because she doesn't believe that I don't want to live with Al anymore. I am so messed up right now and all I did was cry after reading the email she sent to Al. I need prayers so badly. I am also going to lose what little I was going to get from my inheritance because she is having the judge sell it at auction and she will get most of the money, just as we thought from the beginning. Her business is failing and also her husband's isn't doing too good according to Al.
I needed my granddaughter to come and stay with me for a day after my angiogram, but my son said he was sorry, but he was afraid to allow them to come with all the assaults that were against me and while I don't blame him, it hurts very much. I have not seen them in so long and I miss them.
I will come back and let you know how my angiogram went and if they had to put stints or worse, open heart surgery. I consider myself a strong person, but right now, I am so weak and have just my children as family. I know that I lay too much out there in blog land and have lost many visitors and I do understand. Who wants to hear all that negativity. I was so happy for the last weeks and then this.

Also my 1st cousin died in Florida at the age of 50. They won't know anything until the autopsy. She had breast cancer and she was in great pain and the county they live in, no doctor gives pain medication, so they drove to the next county. She fell asleep and the driver got tired, so they pulled over and in the morning when they woke up, they could not wake her. She had died during the night. She was my aunt's youngest and we are all taking it very hard. She too will be cremated. So Please keep my aunt and her children in your prayers.

I have to pack and I just don't know where I will go from here, so I need the week to try and pack as much as I can and store it at Al's. If he can find an apt he can afford, he will let me live in his house, so please pray for that to be possible.
I love all of you for being patient with me and I will try to be a better blogger. In fact, I am very close to my 400Th post, so I hope that I can get a good giveaway together for all of you. Love, Hugs, and Many Blessings. Also Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I will be alone and may just stay in bed and thank God for all my blessings.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Some really Great bargains

This is part of the things that I got at my friends garage sale. Just the Stampin Up Ink pad holder with over 40 pads still full of ink were the best bargain I got. I didn't even look for a price tag, but guess what, the entire thing cost me-----ready----$15.00. 3 blocks of DWAV paper was more, but I know what they cost and that had not been opened. Dorothy Plate-$.75. Unused stamp cleaner was given to me by my friend and the other little embellishment holder is from Stampin Up. I also bought rubber stamps sets that had not been used for $1., some wheels with the ink that I didn't have and as I look back, I regret not getting more stamp sets that I didn't have. The Candle holder was $2.00 and I got pink candles for it and it's going to have lots of frufru hanging from it--glass teardrops, etc. The last time I went to a garage sale like this was in Metairie in the next block from my niece and it was almost all Stampin Up.

If I had a car, I would be in serious trouble. I miss garage sales. When I could walk 5 miles every day, I would walk to them and if I found something really heavy, they would just keep it until I could pick it up in the afternoon. Living in the country has it good sides, but too many bad sides.
Well speaking of walking, I'm going outside for my 20 minute walk.
If you don't hear from me in over a week, it's because I am having an angiogram done and have been pre-admitted already. I am a little scared, but have been doing a lot of praying. Haven't told my children yet, but will do that tonight. Please keep me in your prayers. I will have to stay in bed for 24 hours, no driving for a couple of days---now I don't know how to stay still, especially for 24 hours. I hope reading is okay-lol. I have to find someone to come and stay with me the 1st 24 hours and that is hard, since my siblings said I am no longer part of their family. Well life goes on and I will survive without them.
My Joys Today
God in my life
My wonderful understanding children
My wonderful replacement mom
Beautiful Sunshine with just a little cool
My blog friends.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thrift finds

I fell in love with these cuties and might
put them up for sale after I find the
perfect eyes for the cat.

These are not old, but I can use them on
my journals for some pazzaz!

After removing 5 coats of paint, I still
need to do some hand sanding and
new drawers. I have the fronts already
to prime and paint, white. I think I
have a before picture so will post them
again when I finish painting this piece.

This is just a cheap little nightstand
that I got for $3.99 and it had
the brightest turquoise paint on it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sad Day in our family

My aunt called me yesterday to let me know that my cousin's wife had succumbed to her brain cancer after 6months. I know Freddie is heartbroken and my heart hurts for him. His wife Chris was a wonderful woman who enjoyed life, family, and crafts. I know she is at peace now, because she did suffer from terrible seizures and headaches. The tumor was inoperable, so it was just a matter of time. It was Chris's wishes to be cremated, so a memorial will be held at a later date, so we can all attend. I lived with my aunt and Freddie could get away with anything with me. Please keep them all in your prayers, because Freddie is really going to need them. Chris was so much a part of his life and I know he will have a very hard time. His mom has gone to Texas to be with them. Thank you all in advance for your wonderful prayers that I know you will say. Love and Hugs, Pat

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A little guilt story

Have you ever felt so guilty about something even though, it was given the okay to get rid of it. Well this is one that has haunted me for years. When my daughter, Chris, decided it was time to pack her dolls away, I sat on the floor and cried because my little girl was growing up. Well we packed up all the doll clothes and complete layettes, along with baby bedding that I made that looked like a real babies. When we left Metairie to move to Crowley, we had a huge garage sale and she said to sell the crib, highchair and playpen that all matched. Now we are talking 1987. I wondered for years what would we do to find a bed that the side go up and down like a real baby bed. As luck would have it, I found a vintage doll bed, but no mattress and wheels are missing, but it was just too cute to pass up. When I called her, she was excited, but then said "Mom, what am I going to do if it's a boy?". Well try to look at the glass half full, I told her that she needn't worry about that, because I know she will have a little girl. David, her boyfriend, laughs when he hears the word baby, but I do believe there might be a proposal at Christmas time or in February, when they are supposed to come to Louisiana.

I am so ready to start decorating for Christmas, but it won't be like I have done before, only the kitchen because Donnie, my son, said "Mom you love ginger breads so much and they make you smile, so fill up the kitchen". We will have other trees that are already decorated and our big tree that is usually covered in Santas, might get decorated a little different.

I have been feeling so great, but my doctor gave me extra anxiety meds for when my siblings come here. But we are hoping that I may get to move back to Crowley.

Today is beautiful and we were lucky to avoid Ida. Even the rain missed us, something we did not need. So I think I will enjoy the outdoors and finish sanding the dresser I stripped. I can prime and paint it in the kitchen at night with sheets on the floor. Can't wait to get it done, so I can start on a night stand I found.

Wishing you all a great day like we are having. Love and Hugs, Pat

Saturday, November 7, 2009

More Thrift Finds

This picture frame was the same color as the phone and it weighs just about 4lbs. It is heavy and not sure what kind of metal it's made from. The crystal top I got at an estate sale and most of the things they had were Waterford and Lenox and since the bottom was missing, they put it on the fill a bag for $3 and I scooped it up---I think I may have a bottom that it will fit on. Don't you just love the purse phone and it works great. It's from the 70s, but sure wish it were pink. I think I am going to try and make some pink fabric ornaments like the ones I bought. Since it took so long to download the pictures, I will try some more tomorrow.

Well I have been packing things to send back to Crowley and waiting to hear if I can move out of here. Yesterday, my doctor said I needed to get away from the stress and future assaults. I will have a mess to clean up when I get back, but that's okay. I had to spend the night Wednesday and I cried when I left, knowing they may all be here today.

I still haven't figured out how to post after each picture, so I am just going to post the pictures and leave it to you to know what they are. I love re-doing things and now that I have learned to wire lamps, I am collecting wonderful pieces to make some.

A girl I grew up with lost her 21 year old grandson, who finally succumbed to MD. By the time they tried to intubate him, he died. She lost her husband last year and they had raised Robbie since he was a baby. The mom had another girl who had cancer in her eyes, so she gave them up, so she could live her life with drugs. So sad. Last night, I brought her some pecans and she started crying and it just broke my heart. Robbie was a child of God and we know that he is in Heaven with a new body that is free from disease. Please pray for Ruby and her family.

Monday, November 2, 2009

What a cute angel!

This is the cutest angel I have found in a long time. She is made of chalk and I think I might add some glitter to parts of her. Also found some more bling for journals.

I also love collecting old made in Japan and occupied Japan things and the little poodle and rabbit in a chair are just some that I have found for less than a buck. Today I took the day off, because I had my injections last night, so I have to rest the day after. Right now I can barely keep my eyes open, so I will be making this short. Hope everyone is doing fine. Will visit some favorite blogs tomorrow. Goodnight and sleep tight. Love and hugs, Pat