Monday, July 28, 2008

Workin' Hard and Lovin' It

I am having a blast putting the last minute touches on things and finishing swaps. We are leaving on the 4th and going to have a great time. Will report back when I come home. Will post some fun surprises this week. So stay on the lookout

These are pictures of my work in progress

More great things from my Secret Sister

I had the mother load with great secret sisters. My CKU SS and my Ali SS (from my album track with Ali Edwards) have just blessed the socks off of me

Here are 2 more fun things that I recieved from my Ali SS

A HUGE THANK YOU to both of my SS, you both ROCK!!!! See you in Provo

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My Scrapbooker of the Year Entries

Here are my entries for Scrapbooker of the Year. I wasn't a finalist but hey I have 19 fun layouts. Please feel free to give me some feedback and let me know other things I could have done to make any of the layouts a winner. Enjoy!

Swaps, Swaps and more Swaps

I am so far ahead of myself with swaps and things I am making before going to CKU. Here are couple that are completely done. Watch my blog, there will be some surprises and things to win

My Secret Sisters ROCK!!!

Last year in Anaheim, I was so blessed to have 2 wonderful secret sisters. To say I was spoiled would be an understatement.

This year my 2 secret sisters are just as wonderful and I love all the great things they are sending me.

So to my CKU SS and my Ali SS, thank you so much for making my world brighter, I can't wait to meet you both

The picture to the right is the goodies that I just received from my Ali SS, it was full of all kinds of fun.

This great bottle went through the mail just as you see it. I bet the mail man thought it waas really cool, cause I sure do. I have done these before, they are alot of fun. Thank you CKUSS for a wonderful treat.

Here are 2 more treats from my CKUSS. I already put together my book as you can see.
Thanks Secret Sisters you both are the best

Father's Day Zutter Creations

This was a class in June to add pictures and give to Dad. Can be displayed on a shelf or a table. Both sides are decorated.

This is the June Zutter Club project in honor of Dad

Friday, July 11, 2008

There is a light at the end of the tunnel

Well I told you all that I was not going to take this pain any longer. I just don't have the time to let it beat me down. I don't want to have to depend on Vicodin and I just want my life back. I called the doctor who gave me an epidural steriod shot in January on my right side. That thing was magic. I still have mild pain on my right side but physical therapy was doing lots for that. After he did the shot, he did the nerve test a month later to confirm that I had Lupus induced Neuropathy. Well that started the left leg hurting and it has progressively gone down hill. The Dr . told me that if I needed more shots to call and he would take care of me. So I called and they had just had a cancellation for this Monday and I got it. So they will give me happy drugs to make me go to la la land and do the shot. I am counting the hours. Because of the anesthesia I can't make any life decisions on Monday, so one call an ask me to sign over rights to my scrapbook toys, cause you might mess me up LOL
There is a light at the end of the tunnel and I am so happy
Thank you all for your kind words and prayers, you are all the best. I am so lucky to have such great friends
Love to you all

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

OHHHHHHHHH I hurt so bad

Well living with Lupus has taken quite an ugly turn the past week. The inflammation in my leg is just about to drive me nuts. I am trying so hard to be positive and keep going but the pain is just getting to be too much. Unlike my right leg that likes to be achy in the morning, my left leg goes on a full throttle attack in the evening and doesn't let up, even with vicodin :(
So getting to sleep is not an easy task. I am just whining but hey it is my blog and I can whine. Going to take charge of this tomorrow and make the doctors fix this. Enough is a enough. I have many great things happening within the month and leg pain is not in the agenda.
Watch my blog, many great things will appear very soon. I promise no more whining :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July 1, 2008

This was a day that could have been full of hard times and unhappiness, but it actually turned out OK.
I finally had the MRI on my ankle, foot and leg. The problem with the MRI though was that the pain in my leg was aggravated when I lay down and guess what, they can't do MRI's sitting up LOL
They were able to get a reading and I DO NOT HAVE THAT NASTY BONE DISEASE. Yeah God!!!!
I do however have quite a bit of inflammation and tendonitis along with the neuropathy - yikes
So I am to stay off my feet and rest. Oh darn guess I have to work on my CKU Swaps LOL
I have pictures to post for the cookbook and other great things
Check in later.

Oh I did not get a shot at Scrapbooker of the Year. I can't believe that I did this but hey it was fun and I definitely had it in me.
Going to enter another one this month so wish me luck.

More later