Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another friend(s) new business

Check out this blog. WOW, gorgeous stuff. I want one of each. lol.
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Need some encouragement please!

I almost broke this very new diet tonight. I made spaghetti with corn on the cob for the family. BUT, I could NOT eat it. I had to eat a hot dog. Well, actually I did not have hotdogs but did have one sausage. So I had less than half of that, and I was supposed to have lettuce, cuccumbers and one other item (salad item), but didn't have any of that. So I had a little less than half a cup of white rice and I had some brocolli so I boiled half of that. And I put hot sauce on the rice and sausage (since I usually eat ketchup on my rice and cant have that). So while everyone ate my FAVORITE food, I ate this very miserable very depressing meal. Don't get me
wrong, the food itself is good, I like it all, BUT, Wyatt the one that barely eats anything, eats more than that. My cabinet is full of choco cookies, cheezits, 6 bags of chips, count chocolate and boo berry cereal (bought for ME), and burritos, and pickels, humus with crakers (bought for ME) and some other items I can't think of right now. Oh and coke and other soft drinks (grape, orange, root beer). And I cannot have any of it. I am being good and not eating it, but I am more
depressed now, than I was before I started it and seen my fat self's weight on the scale. Today for breakfast I had a boiled egg (no salt-wahhh), and half a yucky gooey banana we had in our class. Then my 2 hr later "snack" I had the rest of my salad stuff and a spoonful of potted meat (I had bought this the other day before I started the diet-and I didn't have any chicken to add to it). Then for lunch I had a 1 oz hamburger (which equals out to 2 tablespoons) with a quarter piece of cheese. Nothing else on it. I didn't have any veges and the lunch room at school did not have any today. So that was it for lunch. Then I forgot to take my 2 slices of turkey meat so did not have that for my second snack. So right now I am still really hungry. But I am being good and not going in there and getting some humus and crackers that I really really want. I have had so much water, I have to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes. I think Ms. Joyce and Ms. Cathy are probably getting tired of me running to the bathroom all the time. Plus I have to stop and eat every two hours. The first snack is when we have to go to our special for the day so I am cramming it in as fast as I can. Why O Why did I start this stupid diet? I guess cause I am so stupidly fat and I am miserable. Lets hope I can keep it up at least till I can loose at least 10 pounds. Well I gotta run, Wyatt is calling.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Do you hate organizing? Are you like me and CANT organize?
Well then Jenn is what you need.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Donny sliced his wrist today

Donny called me this morning and said he sliced his wrist and was gonna meet his boss at the clinic to get stiches. Well of course he did not. It finally stopped bleeding after hours and hours.
It looks a little better but still should have something done to it. And just now he tried to delete this and I grabbed his wrist. OOOPS. Sorry Babe. It is bleeding again. I think we are going to CVS to get some butterfly stitches or something.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

NEED Ideas please!!!

A friend let me borrow her Animal Kingdom cart for the cricut. I have to make around 30(maybe more) invitations to a Teachers Retirement party. They have to be done and mailed
by next Friday. She has been to Africa and LOVES it. So we were thinking maybe an African
theme. So I thought maybe using the Lion, giraffe, zebra, and elephant from the cart. Anyone
have any ideas on something I can do? Even if it is NOT using the cricut or this cart.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Home from the Hospital.

Shriners Hospital in Tampa, Fl. has been wonderful. Everyone there super nice and helpful.
I am going to copy and paste what I wrote in some emails. My brain is too pooped to think right now. Hope I have everything.
First email sent at 5:35 pm.
We got home around 3:30 today (Thursday). Sorry for those I didn't get to email (or have someone email for me -THANKS JENN) before now. I could not get internet at the hospital.
The surgery was supposed to be at 2:15 on Tuesday but it was delayed (another surgery took
longer than expected) until 4:50. He was in and out of surgery in no time. When he woke
up he was miserable. DID NOT like the IV in his arm at all. He has had his rough times
with crying and just being miserable but overall he did really good. When it was time for
Donny to go home Wyatt would cry so hard and was really upset. And that always happened
after Wyatt took the Tylenol with Codeine. He would get really goofy and then real emotional.
They have USF college students come over and volunteer and they do all kinds of arts and
crafts with the kids. They had a good ole time. I am so pooped and the house is a disaster. Just wanted to let everyone know he is home and doing good. He has his spurts where he cry's that he doesnt want the casts on anymore. But overall he is doing good. We have the appt. for his Re-addmission so they will be off in 6 weeks. The date is November 3rd at 9:30 am.
Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. They are much appreciated.
Another emial I sent out at 10:04 pm.
We have him all set up in the living room (room by
the front door). He is a little uncomfortable right now, but hopefully will
get used to it quickly. I am wore out. As soon as I sit down he is yelling for me.
LOL, maybe I will loose half a pound. LOL. The having to pee thing is already
getting old. He pees, I dump it, I sit down, he calls me again. "it didnt all come out"
At least the last couple times he was able to use the urinal (hand held)
by himself. But I still have to go dump it. Argh. Thank goodness for the urinal though.
Carrying him in and out of the bathroom would kill me.
Thanks again everyone for all the thoughts.
This was this morning (Friday) around 10:30am.
Last night was not so great. He was so uncomfortable.
He could not get comfortable at all and cried every time he woke up.
He didn't want any medicine to help him sleep, so didn't do much sleeping.
I had to sleep in the room with him on a child's foam futon chair. LOL.
I did not sleep and am very BLAAAA today. The house is a mess and I don't
feel like cleaning. We have to go back to school/work on Monday. Don't
think either of us are ready to go back. I'm supposed to go to a crop tomorrow
but not sure Im up to it. I have to cut up some shorts Donny bought him and put
zippers into them. Need to go to Joann's and buy more iron on Velcro for his underwear.
Not in the mood to do that either. I have got to do some sewing. Anyone have any EASY tips for me on putting zippers in? These are the jacket type zippers. Thanks.
This pic is when we first got to Shriners. Taking his BP etc. Before going to a room.

On his way to get the good leg cast on-and see Dr. Kim before the surgery.

The guy (not sure what he is called) putting on his cast b4 surgery (daddy in red shirt)

Dr. Kim came in to help (on the right in the blue) and to talk to us a bit. He is GREAT.

After the cast is on-b4 going back for surgery. Nana and Grandad waiting with us.

Leaving us to go to surgery. Still awake, they put the mask and to sleep without us.

After the surgery-going to his room.

Moving him into his regular bed

Taina came to visit and brought him flowers and a balloon. This is his first time eating since 9pm the night before. He was starving. Cramming the food down.

Sissy (Haylee) also came to visit.

Aunt T.T. and Anthony came to visit.

Taking off his IV. Not happy.

Finally comfortable.

I think this is after taking Tylenol with Codeine. LOL

Tuesday is Therapy Dog day. This is a very OLD yellow lab. So BIG. Came to visit Wyatt. He
had to take a breather at my feet (not my feet in the pic-his owners-mine are under the blanket.

First time getting back in his wheel chair

On his way to Therapy.

Got on the bed pretty much by himself

Has to do toe/foot exercises to keep those muscles working

Learning how to stand with walker and walk sideways in case he has to go to the bathroom (cant get into the bathroom with wheelchair). Doctor does not want him doing this unless he HAS to.

This is it for now. Will post some more later.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wyatt's new Build-A-Bear

We took Wyatt out to eat at Olive Garden and then to the mall to get him a new build a bear.
He picked the dinosaur and named him Darth Maul from Star Wars. LOL. He has as much trouble naming things as I do. He could not think of anything, and this name was the first to pop in his head. lol Anyhow, here are a few pics I just took. There is also another bear he got a few years ago. Firefighter Billy Blazes (from Rescue Heros)

Wyatt's surgery tomorrow 9-16-08...

The time for the surgery is 2:15, but we have to be at Shriners at 12:00.
If anyone wants to come visit at the hospital, the surgery should last around an
hour or so. Not sure what time visitors can come see him. Shriners is over by USF.
Take Fowler to Bruce B Downs, turn right. The next light you turn right (it is actually
the first right after turning onto BBD). There are signs. Go around the curve, stay in the
left lane and keep going straight after the stop sign. And there is Shriners.
If anyone wants to send him a card, the addie is Wyatt Richard, P.O. Box 252 Riverview,
Fl. 33568-0252. I know there are a few that had asked for our addie to send him
one. Can't remember who it was.
He will probably be there till Wednesday mabye Thursday. We won't know until Wednesday
how long he will be there. He will be in the casts for about 6-8 weeks and then braces after
that for about a year. I don't know if he will still have to use the wheelchair or not.
I get to stay the night with him at the hospital since he is only 8. So it is time to pack. Fun. lol
Thanks again for all the thoughts and prayers.
I will email as soon as I can after the surgery.
Legge Calves Perthes Disease or Legg Perthes Disease ( http://www.nonf.org/perthesbrochure/perthes-brochure.htm )

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Making Mini Scrapbooks and mom's Birthday tomorrow.

I have been making some books for work to sell at Sessum's Fest in Nov..
I decided to make one for my mom. Her birthday is tomorrow. Here
are some pics and the webiste I got the directions off of.
Thanks for l0oking.
Making mini scrapbooks

We Remember

I hope everyone wore Red, White, and Blue today to honor all those that lost their lives and are still loosing their lives to fight for ours.

Please check out Ileana's blog. She says it much better........

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Please share this!!!

CANCER CANDLE All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. Even if it's to one more person. In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by cancer A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.Please Keep This Candle Going!This one , I do ask that you send on Thank You. ~ STAY ~ WELL

These are SOOOO funny! Could not stop laughing!!

Church Bulletins : They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters.
These sentences ( with all the BLOOPERS ) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on the Water." The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus."
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way again," giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?"
Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan lastnight I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours."

Can you help me get some free goodies??

I actually got this from someone on one of my groups. I did it for her, can you do it for me?
PURTY PLEASE?? You can unsub after a week or so. I want some free goodies. LOL :-)

I would like to get the stuff pictured above for free and can with your help. Please click HERE> <http://www.makingmemories.com/About/newsletters>and enter your email address to sign up for the Making Memories newsletter. When you get to the box that ask 'who referred you', please put in my email address which is christy.richard@gmail.com and I'll get the stuff below.
Great for me, but can also be great for you too. After you sign up (and enter my email) you can send this same letter if you want (take out my addie-well you can leave it if you want. lol) to your friends/family asking them to sign up for you, and then you will get the goodies also.
After you enter who reffered you, there is another question. I don't know the answer to it, so I
left it blank.
Thank you very> much!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pretty Butterfly

I absolutely love Butterflys. I came home from work the other day and let the dogs out.
On the back porch was this huge butterfly and a dragonfly. I only got one pic of the dragonfly.
It was way too fast. Hope you enjoy the pics.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Dad's poem

You have probably seen this before, but it's still great.
A Dad's Poem
Her hair was up in a pony tail,her favorite dress tied with a bow.Today was Daddy's Day at school,and she couldn't wait to go.But her mommy tried to tell her,that she probably should stay home.Why the kids might not understand,if she went to school alone.But she was not afraid;she knew just what to say.What to tell her classmatesof why he wasn't there today.But still her mother worried,for her to face this day alone.And that was why once again,she tried to keep her daughter home.But the little girl went to schooleager to tell them all.About a dad she never seesa dad who never calls.There were daddies along the wall in back,for everyone to meet.Children squirming impatiently,anxious in their seats.One by one the teacher calleda student from the class.To introduce their daddy,as seconds slowly passed.At last the teacher called her name,every child turned to stare.Each of them was searching,a man who wasn't there.'Where's her daddy at?'she heard a boy call out.'She probably doesn't have one,'another student dared to shout.And from somewhere near the back,she heard a daddy say,'Looks like another deadbeat dad,too busy to waste his day.'The words did not offend her,as she smiled up at her Mom.And looked back at her teacher,who told her to go on.And with hands behind her back,slowly she began to speak.And out from the mouth of a child,came words incredibly unique.'My Daddy couldn't be here,because he lives so far away.But I know he wishes he could be,since this is such a special day.And though you cannot meet him,I wanted you to know.All about my daddy,and how much he loves me so.He loved to tell me storieshe taught me to ride my bike.He surprised me with pink roses,and taught me to fly a kite.We used to share fudge sundaes,and ice cream in a cone.And though you cannot see him.I'm not standing here alone.'Cause my daddy's always with me,even though we are apartI know because he told me,he'll forever be in my heart'With that, her little hand reached up,and lay across her chest.Feeling her own heartbeat,beneath her favorite dress.And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads,her mother stood in tears.Proudly watching her daughter,who was wise beyond her years.For she stood up for the loveof a man not in her life.Doing what was best for her,doing what was right.And when she dropped her hand back down,staring straight into the crowd.She finished with a voice so soft,but its message clear and loud.'I love my daddy very much,he's my shining star.And if he could, he'd be here,but heaven's just too farYou see he was a police officerand died just this past yearWhen airplanes hit the towersand taught Americans to fear.But sometimes when I close my eyes,it's like he never went away.'And then she closed her eyes,and saw him there that day.And to her mothers amazement,she witnessed with surprise.A room full of daddies and children,all starting to close their eyes.Who knows what they saw before them,who knows what they felt inside.Perhaps for merely a second,they saw him at her side.'I know you're with me Daddy,'to the silence she called out.And what happened next made believers,of those once filled with doubt.Not one in that room could explain it,for each of their eyes had been closed.But there on the desk beside her,was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,by the love of her shining star.And given the gift of believing,that heaven is never too far.They say it takes a minute to find a specialperson, an hour to appreciate them,a day to love them, but then an entirelife to forget them.Send this to the people you'll never forget andremember to send it also to the person that sentit to you. It's a short message to let them knowthat you'll never forget them.If you don't send it to anyone, it means you'rein a hurry and that you've forgotten yourfriends.Take the time...to live and love!Until eternity. God bless

Monday, September 1, 2008

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A newly painted house (inside)

We have been painting all weekend and it is pretty much all done. The only thing left to do is touch ups and the white trim in the kitchen and living room. Oh and the front door on the outside is going to be painted also. Donny did 90% of the work. I am not good at painting and he much preffered doing it all himself. The house looks SOOOOOO much better and inviting. Feels like a home now. Here are some pics. I know alot of you have never seen the house before, EVERYTHING was white. I will see if I have any before pics. I did not think of taking pics before. We have not put the pictures in the family room back up yet. Donny has to re-wire all his surround sound stuff and then the pics. will go back up.