Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pin cushions and candy from Iceland!

I just got my pin cushion from the swap hosted by Linda It came all the way from Iceland and it is so CUTE!! I am so excited. Also It came with some YUMMY licorice and it was to die for! I would post a picture of that but my DH and I already ate the whole thing ;o)
Thank you thank you Gudrun I hope I got the spelling on your name as close as I could with my limited American keyboard :O)

Friday, June 27, 2008

This made my heart swell!

The picture was taken in 1918. It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge in Iowa.

I am sure a lot of those men had seen the Statue of Liberty as they entered this country. I think of what it meant to them and what it took in 1918 to take this picture. I am sure that about 30 to 40% of these men didn't return from the First World War and my heart fills and my eyes well.

I hate to see any ones son or daughter not come home(or grandfathers in this case) however I know that when the cause is just and right that it is a necessity. As we get closer to the 4th of July I am always very emotional and my patriotism overflows right out my eyes. I can't listen to the National Anthem without crying (I know I know I have always been a crier)

I want anyone who's son, daughter, father, mother, brother, sister (you get the picture) is serving our country to know that I pray for them every night, I pray for there safety, I pray for there success, I pray that they will come home soon victorious. I think they are so brave and they have my gratitude and thankfulness. I want them to know that I know they are doing what is right and they are doing a fantastic job.

As we here in the US celebrate the founding of our country let us all remember that men, women and children through the years have laid down there lives so we can have this free country, that we are so blessed to have the freedoms we do and that without the sacrifice of those people we wouldn't have the prosperity we take for granted.


(to my dear friends from other countries, This is a short break in my regularly scheduled insane rantings, we will return to my regular sad rantings about my life soon ;O) )

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I am a slug today!

I have a ton of things to do and no desire to do them! I think its cause its 100 degrees today! Why does that always seem to happen here in Utah 3 weeks ago it was snowing, we have like no spring. I guess I should see if I can drag my slug self to the store so at least the kiddys have milk.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tonsilliris and uterine cancer Oh my....

In the insanity that is my life more medical issues have arisen. I have to have my tonsils out on July 7Th and my mom was diagnosed yesterday with uterine cancer. They are scheduling surgery as soon as they can. Fun huh!
I am not sure why this is the way things work in my family why we seem to be in a constant state of crisis? I really don't understand what I am supposed to learn from this.
I am not worried about me the surgery is routine and I should be better in a week. With my mom its different to many variables, if its early she should only need a hysterectomy but they wont know until they get in there. They have known she has a growth on her adrenal gland for about a year but she isn't producing the hormones they think she should if it was something serious so they have waited. Now they are saying well if that is cancer then the uterus could be where it has metastasised to. If that is the case she is as good as dead.
I am praying my guts out!
My mom is only 62!
I will keep you up to date in the mean time I am going to keep myself busy stocking up on Popsicles and instant breakfast for the time I wont feel like eating. Maybe I will loose a couple pounds.(there has to be a bright side someplace)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sorry I have been AWOL!!

I wanted to get in here and update everyone,
1st I am alive
2nd I have a new laptop(which is part of the isssue with not being here or anyplace else)
3rd I am doing better.

I have a pin cushion to get in the mail, I have 20 civil war blocks to get finished and mailed and I on a whim desided I wanted to start my own Mary Kay business, So yes you could say aside from 3 kids, 4 cats and a husband I have a few things to do. I better get off my amble behind and get them done.
I have misssed you all. I hope to get my favorites back up to speed so I can stop by and say hi to everyone.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Sunday ahhhhh

I have been the biggest slug today. I felt a ton better yesterday and did all sorts of stuff, ran errands, visited my MIL, Went out to eat. I had a great day. Today I am a bit tired but not the totally wiped out I have been.I must be gettting better. WOO HOO! (I think it was the British candy that must be what cured me :O) )
I hope you all have a great Sunday too.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Kris tagged me (I need to hide better next time)

Kris got me.

1-What was I doing 10 years ago...Well I was working at the IRS putting my DH through the last couple semesters of university. I had just had my 2nd child and I was feeling like death! I had stomach surgery and I didn't like to eat anything so I lost a ton of weight, I looked like I had escaped the Nazi death camps. BIG FUN!

2-5 things on my to do list...
1*mail out all the swap and secret pal stuff I have sitting waiting for me to get off my tushie and head to the post office.
2*pay bills BLECH!
3*work on the 6 quilt projects I have going but haven't finished.
4*work on the punch needle project I got to go with the DVD Lynette sent to me.( sweet woman that she is)
5*go shopping to find the perfect gift to thank Gina for all the yummy candy she sent to me.

3-Snacks I enjoy...British candy,CF diet coke, potato chips

4-Things I would do if I was a millionare...Pay off all my bills, pay off my folks bills, and my MIL's bills, take a trip to Italy and put the rest in investments so I can use the intrest to travel to meet all my on-line friends.

5-5 places I have lived...
1*North Rim, Grand Canyon
2*North Ogden, Ut
4*Salt Lake City,Ut
Kinda boring huh!!!

I need to tag some people here

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Gina you are my hero!!!

Gina sent me this wonderful bag, It had all my favorite candy! I have been sleeping A LOT lately(stupid mono!) and this made my whole week! Gina I love you I am totally going to make myself sick (in only the best possible way!)