Thursday, August 28, 2008

Check out my new Sewing Blog

I've made a separate blog for my sewing stuff.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blood Drive totals....misc. rambling about my Dad.

Well we found out that there was a total of 40 units of blood collected with promises of a donation from 9 people (they couldn't give that day for one reason or another and will give on another day). There was at least 1 out of town relative that donated too. My dad got a bunch of cards from people that donated in his honor which was pretty cool too.

Today Mom, Chey, Faith and I went to visit and he was very tense and upset. Apparently they told him in therapy today that he just isn't making progress and that they were going to drop him down to 3 days of therapy a week instead of the 5 he has been getting. While i understand their reasoning it really upsets me. It's bad enough that he "gives up" on himself sometimes do they have to too? Why not let him continue at 5 days if he's willing? Who cares if he's not making much progress, he's exercising and he might start to make more progress. Why not work with him on learning to live in a wheelchair, and how to transfer himself better so that maybe he can still come home.
Now maybe Dad just made it sound like they didn't give him much hope today, he was certainly depressed when we got there. Or maybe he misunderstood what they told him to mean that he wasn't going to get better, i don't know. But either way I'm horribly sad. I was already feeling like maybe he would never make it home again and this just makes me feel more like he won't.

So to make myself "feel better" i ate McDonald's after I dropped mom & chey off and then came home and ate some Zucchini bread too. I sure wish I didn't "eat" my emotions. Well, now i'm crying so i guess enough sad posting for today, I just wish i could understand WHY WHY WHY.......

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dad's blood drive

If you didn't catch WWNY news last night and see this little blurb about it, Dad's blood drive was yesterday, the turn out seemed pretty good. They were keeping track of how many people came specifically for Dad, so i'm hoping to get that number today. My mom was able to give blood, she didn't think she could because of her Lupus, but they said no problem. I tried to give blood but couldn't, maybe next time. My aunt (who's 80) and her 2 daughters came all the way from Massena to give, unfortunately only 1 of the daughters could give, though they all tried. I was kinda surprised at all the "no no's" for giving blood, i mean i knew a few obvious things would prevent you, i don't remember all this stuff from last time i did it, but that was like 11 years ago. Anyway, i thought it was nice they put a little piece on the news about it, just wish they'd done something like the day before to help boost the attendance even more. Dad was extremely pleased to see so many people really cared enough to come out and give blood in his honor.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


We went to Old McDonald's farm yesterday. I really think Faith had a ball. She just loved the animals. Feeding the pigs and cows on the hay ride was a blast. Here's just a couple pictures.

Faith has been playing "dress up" lately, so i plan to make her some specific dress up clothes for Christmas. Here she is in her playsilks - one is a cape, the other is her "bonnet". Then another day she insisted on wearing tights, her bathing suit and her sandles, such a little weirdo.

Here she is with her best friend Chester, they like to watch out the window for birds together, i was thrilled when I caught it with the camera.

YEAH we can make PIGTAILS!!

I've been doing a ton of sewing, here are 3 sweatsuit or pajama outfits, could be used as either.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A nice anniversary...

Nothing really special. We had brunch with my MIL and her boyfriend, his sister and of course the 3 of us. It was nice. Then we got Faith's stuff together and dropped her off at grandma's house for the rest of the day/night. We drove up through St. Lawrence county, looked at 2 different state parks, did some nice relaxing strolling along the river and had dinner in Potsdam. The dinner was actually terrible but at least it was a night out. The drive home was quiet and peaceful, except when i called Faith and she told me all about how "Chey bad girl" on the phone. LOL. John has today and tomorrow off from work so today will be a work day and I think tomorrow we will go do something as a family, maybe Old McD's farm.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

You Belong in 1990

With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

6th Wedding Anniversary & John's 34th Birthday

Well tomorrow is my 6th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe we've only been married 6 years. We of course "lived in sin" for about a year and half before that, and before that dating for like 2ish years. All together we have been a "couple" for 9 1/2 years.
John's birthday is also tomorrow, yes we got married on his birthday, that was his idea. When we were looking at the calender trying to pick a date, we saw his birthday was on a Saturday so he wanted that day. I think he figured that way he'd never forget the date, good idea on his part i think. He will be 34, such an old man LOL. On the day of our wedding, his dear Aunt June made him a birthday cake, along with the gorgeous wedding cake she made us. That was her gift to us, and what an incredible gift it was, so pretty and quite delicious too. I will be making him a cake later today, it of course will be nothing like his delicious chocolate w/ chocolate icing cake of that day, but i'm sure it will be good just the same.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sorta better....sorta not...

Still not sure about Faith, she's still cranky, feverish at times and has a runny nose, but i'm not convinced it's anything more than a combo of teething and a headcold. Sure wish it would just be 100% better so i wouldn't keep wondering and waiting to see....
John got the car fixed, so that's better. He did say though that he's never fixing it again to try and save money, he's just taking it to the mechanic and sucking it up when we get the bill, cause it's just not worth the frustration and hassle. He's probably right but it is nice to get a break job for like 1/2 of what it would be if i took it to the mechanic, but the frustration level does definately go up.
I feel sorta better too, was feeling a lot better till i woke up congested and headachy this morning, but still better than last week for sure.
Went to mom's today and cut out a bunch more patterns, I love her cutting table. Will be sewing again this week. Last week i made 3 winter nightgowns, a long sleeve shirt/pants set, a long sleeve velour shirt, a pair of cord pants and a cord jumper all for Faith. Then i also made a winter nightgown and long sleeve t-shirt for a clothing swap i am in. Busy sewing week, even with us sick. So hoping to be even more productive this week. Stay tuned for more pictures of my sewing :-)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Faith is still sick...

UGH, i thought it was maybe just her teeth causing her to have a fever, she's getting the bottom 2 of the last set of molars. They are poked through now so it should be getting better (usually that's how it goes with her), but she's still very feverish, last night she was literally burning up. I have got to get another thermometer, our ear one is the biggest piece of junk going, and the other digital ones take so long to record the temp she won't sit still long enough. But she was so hot to the touch i didn't have to worry about a thermometer i knew she had a fever for sure. She was up in the night and in bed with mama for the rest of the night, very restless. Her nose is STILL runny but now it's yucky and getting green, which i'm afraid means she probably has a sinus infection like mama had, might have to get her to the doctor, hopefully we can wait till tomorrow, i do NOT want to go to the ER.
So everyone around here is pretty miserable today, and it's going to rain yet again, lovely just what we need is more rain...NOT!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Now poor Faith is sicker....

She woke up in the night miserable and feverish. Still feverish this morning, grumpiness & runny nose too. Medicine helps a bit but only some, very very very miserable girl today. Makes for a long hot day of holding....but that's what mom's are for :-)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quick Med .... more like SLOWER than a snail in January.

So i went to "Quick" med today because i don't really have a "family" doctor and I knew i needed antibiotics for this to clear up. So i get there at 10:45 am. There is 3 people ahead of me in the waiting room, apparently the Dr was in surgery and running late (they opened at 10 am). But they said he was supposed to be there "soon". They checked me in at 11:15 and did my vitals etc. I went back to waiting room and FINALLY the doctor got there at 1:15, i didn't get out of there till 2:15. 3 1/2 hours! I should have left when they didn't check me in right away and gone elsewhere but i knew that this place took my insurance and i didn't wnat to risk going somewhere else and potentially paying the whole bill, nor did i want to just end up waiting a long time somewhere else. Then once they had checked me in I didn't want to leave cause i"d already paid my co-pay and figured why bother "he'll probably be here in a minute"...YEAH RIGHT! The guy was very apologetic, the staff was nice and stuff, but still.....i'm surprised i didn't blow my top. So thanks Tracy for your recommendation, HA HA.

Still sick...

I'm still sick....i am pretty sure I have a sinus cheek, eye and even teeth are hurting from the pressure. I need to just suck it up and go to a doctor. But i'm stubborn like that. Faith has a runny nose, and is mildly sick but it's not horrible. I havn't gotten much accomplished, which irritates me, i keep hoping tomorrow will be better, but so far, each tomorrow remains about the same. Maybe today i'll go to the short wait place, since i don't even have a family doctor other than my midwife, and i know she's out of town this week anyway.