Sunday, May 31, 2009

One more week..

before his line comes out! We are doing really well with it though, changing the bottle in the morning isn't that bad and the inconveniences aren't that great. Good thing he has a couple of baggy pants that won't show the bottle as much when he sticks it in his pocket. Monday we had the Home Health Nurse here to change his port and draw blood. I did not like her at all!!! First she was late and made us really nervous because his bottle was empty. She was more concerned to stay dry getting out of her car  than to get in the house, really, it took her forever to open that darn umbrella of hers and she was late already. Then she went to change the port and dropped the new cap. So she hands hubby the port and tells him to hold his breath while she gets another one. Now that can happen, but she just seemed really unprofessional. I was told to wipe the port for at least 15 seconds with the alcohol pad to make sure all the germs get killed, while she wiped it twice and was done. Huh?? That's his life you are fooling with, all we'd need would be a staph infection. Then she tells me to change the bottle after she is done with the rest, are you kidding me? You are already there gloved up and everything and you make me go wash up and all. That is just ridiculous if you ask me! anyway, I called the agency and told them I didn't want to see her again and to please send our old nurse back. She was soooo much more professional.

Guess what, guess what, I am so excited. I am going to meet Katie Pertiet next Saturday!!! It's the funniest story really. She posted these pics of her daughter with these little kittens and I said in a comment that I would snatch one up in a heartbeat, not really thinking anything of it. Here she writes back that they were available and if I really wanted one, she would arrange it. Knowing that she lives in Maryland I just asked her laughing if she included free shipping. There she answers back that she and her daughter would love to meet me half way to drop the cat of. Now, it's not even her cat, plus she is allergic! It just seems so nice, I was really impressed and how could I say no?! the girls of course were all over me and are already deciding on a name. I took one of the pictures Katie sent me to make a page


Isn't she just adorable? They are going for either Misty or Willow. What do you think? We are all really excited, I can't believe I am going to meet her, she is one of my idols and a great inspiration!

Today my Church choir had their annual get together. We went out to brunch and I took Rachel with me. It was a great place at a  local Hotel. The food was wonderful! Mediterranean salads and grilled fruit and all kinds of goodies. I was stuffed to the gills, I had to literally open my pants once we were in the car! It's going to be back to my diet, I am exploding out of all my clothes, especially since I am not training as much as I used to. which reminds me of my Physical Therapy which seems to help while I'm there, but as soon as I do anything, like planting seed yesterday and pulling weeds, then is back to pain and stiffness. I know it takes time. Enough of that, here are some more pages I did

these are all at Designer Digitals, all my credts can be found there in my gallery (see link on the right). I am taking Pattie Knox's new class at More digi skillz, it's awesome. We just learned how to rip paper (Spring LO) and how to emboss (Shhh, baby sleeping LO). Really awesome stuff and her instructions are so easy to follow. Of course I will need my papers to do it again, because there is not way I could remember the steps, at least for embossing. The ripping I got down now, but it takes a lot of practice to make it look good. That part isn't easy at all. The strips were easier, the paper is hard, it's so big.2009-5-27-Mad-Spring-blossom   2009-5-29-DD-Shhh-baby-sleeping

These two are for PixelCanvas. The girls there made some new kits, they are sooo talented. That's not even all of the new stuff. I have to make a few more pages. the credits for those can be found in my gallery at PixelCanvas (link on the right)



Three more days until the end of school. The kids really have a couple of half days and Wednesday they get out at 10AM. Why even go to school? But that's the way it is. Then we are done!!! Yeah!!! No more deadlines and assignments and all that for a while. then Gabrielle is going to be in 8th grade. Scary!!!

All right you all, that's it for today. If I may ask, please pray for my friend's special intention, she would be sooo happy to have people pray for her and I would so appreciate it!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! (or what's left of it)


Terry said...

Well I would have gotten rid of that nurse too!!! How rude!!

Glad hubby is doing better though. You'll be back to normal before you know it. thank the Lord!!

Can't imagine you busting at the seams!! You appear to be in such great shape.!

Yo get to meet Katie!! You lucky dog--or should I say cat!

Wonderful LO's as usual!!

Jeanne said...

Wow, what a great post (well, except for the unprofessional nurse part)! I'm so happy to hear that your hubby is on the mend.

I am also excited for you that you get to meet Katie Pertiet in person. How cool! That layout is so sweet.

Well, all of your layouts are fabulous. You do such a great job and have such an artistic eye!

Yummers! said...

I don't know exactly what is going on with your husband... but it sounds like my husband. He's getting antibiotics at home through a pic-line and he carried the call of meds around in his pocket. And we have a home healthcare nurse come to the house every few days.

My husband has been sick since January and in and out of the hospital. This time they discovered he'd had 2 heart attacks and he didn't know it. So they need to do open heart surgery as soon as the infection in his body is cleared up. We see the Infectious Disese doctor tomorrow. His surgery is penciled in for the 11th. He's a bad diabetic and is at high risk for surgery.

You lucky duck... meeting Katie!! I bet she is super nice & aweet!! Can't wait to hear!!

Glad I found your blog... mine is I've neglected it the last month as we've lived at the hospital. But I did start joining in at DD during that time.... and it's been a life saver!!

My prayers are with you and your husband.

AlohaMamma said...

I had to check out on your blog and your blog is more simple! I like it and your pages are really wonderful or pleasant to look at! Now, I remembered you from DD which ...what... 2 years ago?! I will come back to read your posts as often as I can

Aloha from Yvette

Celia said...

That nurse sounded hopeless and as you say unprofessional.

Love the layouts- you do amazing things.

Meeting up with friends from message boards is awesome- I know how you feel!

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!