Sunday, September 30, 2007

I celebrated a birthday on Friday. How did I get to be so old? Unbelievable. I feel 16 on the inside. We had a lovely dinner out with a couple of friends and then back to our place for dessert and coffee. Everyone was tired so it certainly wasn't a late night

I've been busy catching up on stock for the store. Ron needs some birthday and anniversary cards and I still need to produce the stock for the open house so I'm going to be busy for awhile.

Friday, September 28, 2007

I'm participating in a Music Deco Round Robin over on Altered Designs. This is my first Deco ever so I'm both a little overwhelmed and a little excited. I've kind of dropped the ball at the beginning - my book should have gone postal by now. It hasn't but I'm working on it!

I chose "Candle in the Wind" as the theme for my spread in Anne Atkinsons's Deco . Anne asked that everyone make an ATC for their sign-in - great idea. My contribution for sign-in is on the right.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I have a ton of work to do in this next few days. I signed up for a music deco just about 3 weeks ago, just got my first deco a couple of days ago and I'm already behind the eight ball. Good Grief! I also have to make up some new samples and stock for the shop. I hope to have some new art to show you in a couple of days but in the meantime here are a couple of more of my 4 x 4 collages.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Wow this month is flying by! I've been sooooooo busy with my 4 x 4 collages - I can't believe how many I've created. It's been a lot of fun! These little gems are addictive. Here are two more that I created for the swap.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm in catchup mode - I was working on new designs for the Open House for the store and a few things went by the wayside. Here are a couple of the 4 x 4 collages I made for the swap on Altered Designs. I hope to get the remaining few out in the mail in the next day or so.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I just came off night shift Monday morning. I had a good sleep - about 7 hours - but was falling asleep on the couch by 8pm. Finally woke up at about 930 pm and decided I had better toddle off to bed. I had a grand sleep but was then wide awake at 3 am .... so I've been down in the workroom for the last couple of hours working on art for swaps etc.

These two 4 x 4's are for a "Your theme" mingle being held over on the Altered Designs group hosted by Kelly Burton. I'm quite pleased with the end result and I hope the recipients will be as well. Two down and only eight more to go!

Monday, September 10, 2007

I'm playing in another swap over on CC swaps. Those gals sure run some great swaps! I've really been pretty active over there lately. I'm having fun and using up some of my gigantic stash of supplies. This particular "Doodle " swap was a stretch for me and I might do more of these types of ATCs in future.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I managed to get through the week and still hold on to the tiny shred of sanity I still have left. Husband was released from hospital on Thursday after having completed a battery of tests. He had an angiogram on Thursday and that came back clear. No blockages at all which was very good news. He came out of the hospital none the worse for wear except for an eye infection which was pretty gross looking.

The cardiologist is sending him for a couple of more tests just to make sure eveything is ok and then he's all done. He's back smoking for the next week or so as he has a boys weekend planned but has promised me he will start his smoking cessation meds when he comes back next weekend.I've made my feeling clear and that's the end of it.....I will not fight with him about this!

He is off work this block, and took next Friday off as well as he is up in Kamloops for a golf tournament. I've also booked some time off as I have several days to burn off thatI can't carry over to next year. I'm soooo looking forward to some down time that I can devote to art!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It has been a very hectic couple of days for me. Saturday night my husband was admitted to ERH. He was suffering from deep chest pains and was having trouble breathing. They kept him overnight and he saw the cardiologist on Sunday afternoon and was admitted to the MCU (Monitored Care Unit).

The cardiologist is fairly certain that he did not have a heart attack - yet! However, she believes that he has some kind of blockage in his artery. He was kept in and today he is being taken to another local hospital to have an angiogram. If they find a blockage and it's not too severe, they will also do an angioplasty. If the blockage is too severe, then he would be looking at a bypass of some kind. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they find a small blockage. If it comes back clear then that raises a whole host of questions as to what caused his pain?

My husband is a smoker - sorry, was, a smoker. The cardiologist read him the riot act about smoking and insisted, with my support, that he stop smoking immediately. She wouldn't even let him go outside for a last puff before sticking the patch on him. It was really quite humourous to see this big tough guy whining and coaxing, trying to get his way. The nurses were wonderful - he wasn't happy about not being able to smoke and he wasn't happy about being held in the hospital - one of them told him "suck it up, princess"! Hilarious.

Will keep you posted on his progress!