Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I've never been stricken with hives until the past two years. It all started when I used those window markers to draw a picture on our glass front door proclaiming we were heading to the beach in a week. Boy, were those hives bad. But nonetheless they were cleared up in two days and that was the end of it. Until Friday, that is. Then they came back. Sneaky like this time. Starting out on the palm of my hands and wrists and then they just exploded everywhere!!! So I've been taking meds like crazy, they've been knocking me out, and the hives have been fighting back. I still have them on my hands (that's got to be the worst place for me) and my back. They clear up for a few hours and then spring back to life as if to say, 'No, we haven't forgotten about you we're just in to false hope!'. Isn't that sweet?

On top of it all I still have this dry cough that I fear is going to turn into something life threatening and I can't deal with that right now, because Matt is still trying to find a job, and the two younger kids are going through weird stages right now. Evan Grace is a shadow, my shadow that is. 'I want hep you' is her favorite saying and while she helps alot, help from a 2 year old is a very different kind of help. Isaac, is in withdrawals from video games. Poor guy. We finished The Incredible and I told him he was on a break for a few months. He's handling it somewhat okay though, better every day. Kenzie is wanting to have people over everyday or go to someone else's house every other day and it's driving me slightly mad. I just don't remember hanging at someone's house as much as she does or wants to. But I did grow up in a small town and there weren't a lot of christian friends around. Could be the difference.

I came up with a Pray for Us picture of my 2 year olds on Wednesday nights at church. I'm going to hand them out to the parents Wed. I'm excited about it. I kind of worry though that there's going to be a backlash if 2 certain people think I'm trying to upstage them see it. Oh well. I'm going to give one to them anyway so they can see I have nothing to hide or that I don't feel like I overstepped. We'll just have to see how this one plays out.

I've got to go medicate my hives. :) Post at you later.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

So I've not been here for awhile. I've been swamped with homeschooling the past few days. Getting all the grades for this year logged in and making sure we can finish this week, all of that in addition to the normal household whacky stuff I usually do has gotten me bogged down. :(

I've been kicking around this idea of having a personalized cross stitch website set up for my stuff. I've always taken pictures of the stitches I have done and I can upload them and have people order what they want and how to personalize it for them as well. Hmmmm....I just don't know if my wrist can hold up to it. This last bout with tendinitis really really messed me up and halted all stitching I was doing. Keep in mind I was stitching nearly 3 hours every night, sometimes more if I stitched while the kids were down for a nap. I don't know. We'll see. I've finished 2 bookmarks that were fun to make. One for my mom the other for my sister. I'll post the pic. They are quick and easy. I did another hummingbird for my grandmother's gravesite too. Next trip to VA in July I hope to finally get to put them on her marker.

So, yeah, maybe after this weekend I'll be able to blog more than I have been. :)