Sunday, February 22, 2009

MIU mixer #7 and latest news

this week's challenge on Mix it up was a recipe we had to follow.

5 patterned papers
a phrase as a title
1 die-cut
1 handmade embellishment
multiple photos

in other news, my dad is still at the hospital. in my January 15th post i said he was doing good, was going for walks and had started eating. Well... on the 19th my dad called me around 1pm to tell me they had to do en emergency operation because his bowels had perforated and were leaking inside his stomach. i spent the rest of the day at the hospital. since then they've had problems with his wound it's not healing as good as the doctors hoped for. What they did is they closed the inside but left the outside layers open. i saw the wound last w-e when the nurse was changing the bandages and let me tell you it's not pretty. the incision starts at about 1.5 inch above the belly button all the way down to the pubic bone. on top the wound is opened about 1.5 inches and it's almost 4 inches on the bottom. however on wednesday of this week the wound specialists said that they could see a progress in the skin healing. so that's good. He does still have a leak in his bowels but since he's not eating food (he's been on I.V. since the 19th and will be until the leak heals itself) they want to avoid another surgery and are hoping the hole will heal itself. they are taking that problem day by day. so now the docs are saying he'll be in the hospital for another 2 months in the least. In the worst case scenario it could be anywhere from 6 months to a year, but lets hope not. In the meantime i've been running around trying to get his paperwork in order (he could...should have done it before going in for the first surgery!) so the he can get unemployment. i'm having to take care of paying his bills and if he can't get unemployment i will soon have to use money out of my own account and i would like to avoid that if i can.
My dad is starting to do better, he is going for daily walks. it's mostly his mental state. he has good days and bad days. I went to the hospital yesterday and he was having a good day. he was sitting in his chair out of bed for most of the morning and afternoon. i had gotten his TV for his birthday week-end (last week) and his sister-in-law gave me some money to continue the service for a month. i thinkg that helps pass the time.

Other than all that business with my dad, things have been pretty good. i started taking parenting classes and i'm really hoping that they will help with Brady's issues.

i'll be back soon to post some pics!
check out my 365 blog, i've uploaded some pictures

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


i'm a little late posting this but the challenge is up at Mix it Up! we had to Bling it! my kinda challenge! Here's the LO i created.
pp and decorative pins: Fancy Pants
red glitter letters: dollar store
bling: Doodlebug
bingo card: Jenni Bowlin
black velvet ribbon: ? it came from my grandmother's sewing box
chipboard "love": Riff Raff Designs
ink: colorbox
other: distressed stickles, liquid pearls, Martha Stewart fine glitter, Stix2 foilz
My sister had come down for the week-end to visit my dad in the hospital...yes he's still there and will be for quite some time still. so anyways she arrived on friday night and left this afternoon. i think it did my dad a lot of good to see her, we hadn't told him so it was a nice surprise.
i've done a few cards lately, whenever i find a bit of time to download my pics i'll come post them.
thanks for visiting!