Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Praise report.:)

Praise report!!


  I went with Jimmy to the Doctor this morning to find out the results of blood tests he had taken two weeks ago.They tested him for several things because he was wanting to get off of the blood thinner he had to take for the last year. He had been put on Warfarin (blood thinner) and had to get blood tests periodically to control the clotting of blood in his leg that had a blood clot going from mid thigh to mid calf ....and to keep the clot from reaching his lungs etc. He had several ultra sounds throughout the process and they told us that a new vein was growing around the out side of the one with the clot.  They told us today that that vein is supplying blood to his leg now and the old clot will eventually dissolve.

  They had tested his blood two weeks ago to see if he had a clotting issue and also tested for sixteen different things before they came into the room today and told him that his test results look great! That he can go off of the Warfarin and just take an aspirin a day and to continue to wear the compression sock on that leg ...probably for the rest of his life.He can go back to eating whatever he wants and not have to watch the vitamin K that would cause the blood to thicken too much.:)

  Vitamin K is mostly greens...like lettuce,cabbage, collard greens, turnip greens and anything that uses those in the recipe. (example...coleslaw and salads) He was allowed to eat them periodically..but not too much. Now he is FREE to enjoy them again!! :)


  Jimmy's faith in the Lord throughout this whole year and almost 1/2 has amazed me.:)
When he was first diagnosed with the blood clot and put into the hospital for a few days..the anointing of the Lord was upon him the whole time.I wouldn't have missed being there with him for anything. When David said "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil...for thou art with me.Thy rod and thy staff the comfort me....HE wasn't kidding! Jesus said..I will never leave you nor forsake you...HE wasn't kidding either. Praise the Lord!:)

   No matter how old your child gets...they still hold your heart strings.I could probably sleep for a week now.LOL

Sunday, May 03, 2015

I'm BACK.LOL

 I took a day about a month or so ago to just PLAY with some of the COOL things I had collected and hadn't used yet. These are just a few of them. The card on the left...I embossed with an embossing folder from 'Darice". The tag on the first one is from K&Company. It is one out of a set of them. I used a punch to make the butterfly and a rub on from The Paper Studio for the sentiment. The gem flourish is a cut off from a Recollections Rhinestone Embellishment.It had a crocheted flour attached..which I may use somewhere else.:)  The Card on the right was SOO easy to make. I had bought a 3D sticker from Paper House and attached it to a light orange, folded piece of card stock,then used Tim Holtz distress ink around the edges of the inside and outside. I then attached some gold corner stickers. :)

 I am thinking of giving the above card to Jim for our  44th Anniversary this coming August 1st. I still need to put something on it to give it some 'bling'.LOL  I used several odds and ends to make this one.

 I was thrift store shopping when I came across this ADORABLE frame. I couldn't believe the price they had on it! $1.21. :) It just needed a wipe with a clean cloth and my Mama's photo to set it off!I LOVE it!!

 Jim was on vacation last week when he finally got the concrete finished on the fire pit part of the patio. Now all we need is for him to find or make something to hold a fire in place...and another trip through with the power washer.LOL

 This is just ONE of the rabbits that live in our back yard. There were two of them there at the same time the other day. Bet we will have more babies soon.:) We had some babies last year..but I haven't seen them since a Hawk was seen in the neighborhood.:( I know Hawks have to eat too..but not MY BUNNIES!! :)

 This is Chelsea! She turned a year old the 4th of April. She has grown so much! In size and in our hearts! She is part Husky or Malamute and very much FULL of energy.LOL I love the expression on her face when I open the door and say something to her.It's like...a question mark.:)
  Jim put the patio table and chairs on the octagon for the moment. He has plans of making concrete seats around the bonfire. We'll see......:)

This is the other side of the back yard. We use to have a wooden swing set that Jim built for the girls but the weather wore it down and Jim took it down. We need to paint this swing and get new cushions for it. In the meantime..we throw a blanket over it when we want to sit in it.:) I LOVE that we have all these trees to shade the yard!!:)

  It has been SOO long since I had posted anything to share with my friends. Thought I would try to get caught up this week.:)

 Huge hugs!!
 Valinda

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

 These bears have taken over my bedroom and if they keep multiplying..I will need to get
them their own room so they can raise their family in their own environment.hehe

Also..Today is Mama and Joe's 2nd wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary to both of them.May they have many more.

 I have been wanting to make some cards but didn't want to follow a template or sketch. I had found some WONDERFUL and really PRETTY stickers from the Dollar Tree recently and had been itching to try them out. I'm not sure if you are able to see them closely enough or not since I took the pic of all of them together...but I will describe them the best I can. The card in the upper left corner...I used some white card stock that I had already embossed with embossing folders.( When I emboss or get a new embossing folder,I will cut card stock into the sizes that I can use on my cards...different sizes etc. I make several of the different folders that I have.Different colored card stock and different embossing on each of them. Then store them in a  drawer where I keep them for when I need to make a card in a hurry. I then just have to tape or glue them to the folded card and personalize it for whom ever the card is intended.) Back to the purple one.. I  took some purple stamp ink and sponged the raised areas from the embossing with it.Then used a stamp for the sentiment and used some self adhesive ribbon from Michael's Craft store to highlight the sentiment.The bottom three cards..I wanted to use a scrapbook technique of torn paper. The first one..I just tore the front of the card and then used coffee colored stamp ink on the torn edges and some distress ink around the edges of the card etc. Used the pretty self adhesive embellishments from the Dollar Tree and all it will need to finish the outside is a sentiment when the time comes.:) I used the same technique on the following two cards. I really love the torn and distressed look of them.:) I am sure I could have followed a sketch and used the technique too..but I wanted to be creative on my own.KWIM?

 
I took this pic of Chelsea last week. She LOVES playing catch but won't give the ball back to us. Her other favorite game is "keep away". She will nudge us repeatedly with the ball..wanting us to take it..and then back off out of reach when we try to get it. I keep telling her.." If you want me to throw it..you have to GIVE it to me". LOL She sure occupies a LOT of my time..but I wouldn't change a thing.She is VERY insistent when she wants to play. She will grab my hand and pull it away from whatever is keeping me from her attention.:) I LOVE that little girl. She is still a puppy. Only ten months old as of Feb. 4th. I also..LOVE nap time.Hers and mine.hehe

Yay! I finally made another post!! Whew..I almost forgot how.hehe

Love and hugs,
Valinda