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Update and Thank-You Card

Hi guys, just a quick post.  This is going to be a very crazy busy week for me.  On top of normal life, I am starting 2 new medications, and I am taking a portrait class.  Needless to say, not much time for much else (like blogging).  But.  I do have a few cards I have made lately, that I haven’t blogged yet, so I think I have enough to share through the week…

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This one was a thank you card for a man.  (I have decided men are hard to make cards for…).  I kinda like the way it turned out… (for one of my first)…

So have a great week, and we will see you later! =D

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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in card making


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Multiple sclerosis

It’s now confirmed.  I do have M.S.

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Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Uncategorized


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nano- nov. 15, 2012

So, NaNoWriMo 2012 is half way done. And I am pleasantly surprised, the even with my health, I am still right on track for my 4th win. Health actually hasn’t been TOO bad this month. Although, I have had sinus pain the past could day, but I will take it. I have been thinking about putting up clips of my writing, but any of the stuff I think is interesting enough to include here, doesn’t make enough sense out of context. But, I figure I have 2 more weeks, something will come up, so be patient with me…

We lost our heat for 2 days here, which made typing (or anything else…) a long, cold process. We had our carbon monoxide detector go off last week (I am sure I already talked about that…). So, when the gas company came, one of their recommendations was to get the furnace cleaned. So the company we/the landlord hired to do that was here Monday. But in cleaning of the furnace, something came loose, and we lost power. And not only that, the belt came loose, and was ear piercingly squeaky for 2 days. And as I am at home full time these day, it was a major irritation in my life. (now let me just say, I am not REALLY complaining, just recounting the details of a story. I know I could live in new york/new jersey.) it’s cold here, but tolerable,,, just an irritation, and a way I would not have chosen to spend my time. But the guy came back last night, and fixed it, on our schedule (just before dinner) and I assume at no expense. So, I guess no harm, no foul. And hey, I got 2 days of extra dog and cat cuddles from the cold pets.

Here is an art journal page I did a while back, i was playing with some new supplies I had bought… (if you are interested  it says ‘not all who wander are lost…’)


Have you had any unexpected glitches that have come up, and stolen some of your NaNo time? Are you still on track to finish on time?



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blog break

sorry guys, but i am afraid i am taking another blog break.  my health has taken another down turn, and we lost another family pet last week.  i need a little time to cope.  thanks for your understanding…

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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized


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all-around update

Hi everybody, Is anyone still here?  I wouldn’t be surprised if everyone had up and left by now.   I guess it’s time for another update.  Well, basically nothing has changed, and a lot has happened.  Non-health stuff first.  My nephew has been sent off to university. It feels a little bitter sweet.  We will miss him, but know he will thrive.  Second, we lost a beloved member of our family about a month ago.  Our special-black-pug Sadie died.  Her heart stopped one night.  We count our blessings we had almost 3 great years with her, it was fast and she didn’t suffer, and we were awake and with her.  But, I guess when a door closes, a window is opened, and we have also acquired a new addition to our family.

Her name is Daisy, and she is a 4 year old shihzu poodle cross.  She is an energetic, cuddly little thing.

Now the health stuff.  I will try for the shortened version.  Well, my eye never got better, and maybe even worse.  I finally got in to the neurologist, who got me an MRI very quickly.  Between the time I did the MRI, and got  back to see him (about 3 weeks) I lost feeling in my left leg.  Turns out I have inflammation in different parts of my brain, which is what is causing all these various parts of me to stop working.  He said if he were to look at the scan, and had not met me, he would have said it’s M.S. (which is what we suspected all along).   He says it doesn’t match my age though, and that sends up red flags.  M.S. usually shows up when someone is in their 20’s, and because I am well in to my 30’s *cough*, he doesn’t want to jump to conclusions.  So, for now, I have a whole bunch more tests scheduled, to either confirm, or rule out anything else.  And so in the meantime, we wait some more.

So, to my ever-growing sadness, I haven’t read a book in 4 months.  I miss it.  There are books on tape, but it isn’t quite the same.  On the bright side, not reading has opened up lots of time for other activities.  I have been watching a whole bunch of movies, and even doing some art.  And, I found a bunch of pictures of art I did, but didn’t show you.  So, I am hoping to start blogging again, even if it is only a couple pictures, and couple times a week.  I was surprised how much I have missed blogging too.  I can’t wait to get back in contact with the community.

So, here is one I dug up from the old archives…

This is a Zentangle ATC made, with a sunday center.  Done on cardstock, with pitt pen and pencil crayons

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Posted by on August 16, 2012 in creative, pets


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Eye injury update aka blog paused, not abandoned.

So, I figure I should put an update out there, and let you all know, I am still alive, if not doing so much kicking. OK, where did I leave off… pink eye? Yeah, not so much. After 5 days of using drops 4 times a day that burned, dripped down my throat and left a chemical taste, and MADE my eyes crust, nothing had improved. So back to the doctor I went. But this time, at least it was one in my own doctors office, if not my doctor himself. (think Private Practice). He met with me, and said he didn’t think it was viral or bacterial anyway, and sent me off to the optometrists. Luckily my optometrist had an opening later in the day, and I could see him right away.

So, I was a little frustrated, but at least because it was a ‘medical visit’ (as opposed to a check up I guess?), it was covered by provincial health care. So I did all the usual tests, and some more chart reading by the doctor. And more reading. Finally he heard me explain what was going on, that individual letters weren’t bad, but reading, or even whole words were impossible. (Even letters are a pain, but I can get it if I can line it up right, and close one eye.) Basically he said, that I can’t do anything for you, it isn’t your physical eye, or your prescription. He didn’t know, what to make of it, so he sent me back to my doctor, with a recommendation to see a neurologist.

So I got back in my in to see the doctor 2 days later. This time it was my own doctor! Hurray! He looked at me, and said he knew what was going on. I was thrilled. He explained it as a cold in my eyeball. Basically my tear ducts and sinuses were swollen. He said sometimes it skipped all the other symptoms, and went straight to your eyeball. But when he pushed on my sinuses, I could feel it. So he sent me away, saying it would start to clear on it’s own over the next 2 weeks. If it wasn’t better to come back.

2 weeks was today. Sigh.

So tomorrow I go back. In the meantime, life has been boring. Thank goodness I work from home, or I would now have been off work for 4 and a half weeks, and we would be starving to death.

So, I have nothing to blog about. No reading. No art. No drawing/doodling. Very little you can do with one eye. In fact, hubby and I joke that for entertainment that I shower or have a nap, but that is pretty much it. So, the lack of blogging stems from boredom. But hopefully that will pick back up soon. In the meantime… stick with me…

I HAVE been rediscovering pony beads. They are big with large holes to aim for, and manageable, if I don’t drop a bead, and it rolls away.

So, I hope to see you all soon, with something to actually share…

PS- this post brought to you through touch typing. Thank goodness for grade 11 computer class, and the editing of my hubby. 😉



Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


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