Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Altered Book of Dreams

I am going to create an altered book themed My Book of Dreams. Artsymama is doing making one and I am going to follow along. I am a day or two behind, but she is doing a technique a week. So, I should be caught up by next week. I picked up a book at Half Price Books, and I am now preparing the book. I have to thin down the papers so that I don't break the spine with all my artwork. I edit and post my before pictures laters. Wish me luck!!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Gerry flew to CA

Gerry went to California this morning. His brother Greg was in an accident with a quad runner. He was driving on the dunes at Pesmo Beach when he went up one dune that had the back side washed away -- leaving a 70 ft cliff. He broke his pelvis in 2 places, broke his shoulder and has at least 5 broken vertabraes. It will take from 5 months to a year for rehabilitation. His surgery to repair his pelvis started at noon California time, and will take 8 hours. I am glad that Gerry will be there with his family. They will be comforted by his presence. His mother was very glad to have Gerry there. She just needs her kids around. I think it is a mom thing with her boys.
I was surfing, and stumbled across Angie Pederson's Blog of Me and she was talking about being a mother to boys. It really is very different with a boy. My girls never thought of eating personal care products. If it wasn't for Tim, I would never know that lotion can be a great laxative. Or that you can't steer rubbermaid buckets as you go down the stairs. Go figure! I should have know that when he managed to eat a scorpion at 8 months I was in serious trouble.
I did tell Gerry that if I woke up in the hospital with all my brothers around me --> I would look at Gerry and ask if I was dying. I see my brother and I know that I am history.
I hope my kids are as close as Gerry & his siblings. While we live several hundred miles away, they still are there for each other in the roughest of times.
I am counting the days until the 27th. We are getting close to the bottom of the barrel. I just keep praying that we will get to the end of the month before we get to the end of the money. Next month will be better. I just have to remember that. Gerry's truck will be paid for at the end of May, and that will give us $500 more in the mix.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Eventful Weekend

First, the bad news. One of Gerry's students was killed in a car accident on early Friday morning. We went to the visitation this evening. It was very sad.
Now for the good news. I went with my best friend Suzy to the Women of Faith Conference in Houston this weekend. It was wonderful! I loved the great feeling of fellowship, and wonderful loving atmosphere. It was awesome.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

time for the big guns

As an adolescent, I had terrible acne. My girls are having the same problem right now. I made an appointment for the 28th to go to the dermatologist. I am hoping that we can get this taken care of easily. Gerry really doesn't want them to get the hard stuff, no accutane. I just don't want them to be scared for life.
Today, Gerry is taking Holly to the doctor. She is really having emotional problems and I just seem to make them worse. So, we decided that dad should take her. I helped Kelsey with her World History project. We have it finished. She was glad that I could type it for her and help get it formated. She had a terrible time with it. She needs to learn more about computers.