Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Forgot to put a picture of our new "Grandpuppy" on here for all to see! Isn't he adorable? He belongs to Dalton and Dawson.
Hello beautiful day! Warm....sunny....I can handle this weather.

I've been making cards, cards, cards....thanks to some scrapping time at my friend, Deb's. Having fun with the easel card and card-in-a-card.

Making a trip to Scrapbook Factory today....they are now carrying Magnolia stamps. My friend, Pam at www.expressionswithheart.wordpress.com uses them on her cards and they are so sweet and cute. I need some!!!!! Love to all...enjoy this beautiful day the Lord hath made!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Molly Update

http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox Oh, and P.S. ........no new owlets yet, have you been following?
Well, just got back from seeing my ortho doc.....well, how many ways can you say discouraging! He asked how my knee was and I told him wonderful...much better than last year. He said to me, "I hate to rain on your parade...but"; now is that any way to greet your patient? Hmmmm, I hate to rain on your parade? Then we looked at the photos taken during surgery and I saw firsthand what he meant....yes, bad deterioration since last surgery. So apparently, he had no good answer....just it could feel great for six weeks, six months, six years. The only thing I can do is do everything in my power to keep the cartilage there healthy (weight loss, green tea, berries and such) and time will tell. Then we're looking at discussing partial or total knee replacement. But I do thank God for the knee I have....many people don't have that! So I'm greatful for that. and..... A new bionic knee....we can rebuild! And no returning to work just yet.....follow-up in two weeks.
I did want to end this entry on a wonderful note....spring is showing up in so many ways today! Here are some pictures I took outside yesterday in our yard. Today it's beautiful and sunny, supposed to get in the low 70's.....spring, I love you! That can only mean birds, warmer weather, more flowers, green leaves on trees, rejuvenation at it's best. Come on summer....I'm ready for you!

Monday, March 22, 2010

http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox Good morning everyone. A friend shared this live video stream with me of Molly in her owl box with her little baby. You can go here and watch her live......it's quite fascinating! Be sure and check it out. Have a wonderful Monday, and thanks, again, for sharing Carla. www.carla-memoriesofmine.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Correction on Keith Yazzie Jay's website....you can see his work at... http://www.truebluejewelry.com/Keith-Yazzie-Jay_c142.htm
After visiting my friend, Pam's, blog yesterday....I found a new and different style of card to make. Following the link I found the directions to make "easel" cards. This was my "rough draft" and is just an example to follow. They are really fun and challenging to make. You can visit her blog at www.expressionswithheart.wordpress.com and see her examples too. Hers are beautiful and she is an "expert" at using and blending her colors with copic markers. Those are on my "wish" list.
Here is my "real" card.....I was very happy with the finished product. I know exactly who I'll give it to!

Today Ken and I headed to Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois. It is the largest prehistoric Indian site north of Mexico. It covers about 4000 acres and includes at least 120 mounds. It is designated as a World Heritage Site for its significance in the prehistory of North America. This weekend they held their Spring Indian Market Days in which people of Indian heritage come from all over to show and sell their crafts.

Some of the "arrowhead" point arrows for sale.

Unfortunetly is was rainy today and we were unable to go outside, but here's a view of a couple of the smaller mounds from inside the museum.

There I am!

Ken looking at some of the exhibit depicting their life in the mounds.

What their diet consisted of....corn was a big part.

Tools of the trade.

The next few images are of artifacts found during the digs.....just a little insight into who the Cahokia Indians were.

Beautiful work on tile depicting the Indian woman's role in the tribe.

This is the work of Keith Yazzie Jay, a navajo from Colorado. You can check his work out at http://www.keithyazziejay.nativeart.net/ You will be glad you took a look!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Knee is feeling totally awesome today, will be going to the doctor on Tuesday for my first check-up post-surgery! I expect to get great news....think that beach-walkin' is gonna work afterall!
Going to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site tomorrow for their Spring Indian Market Days. I expect to post some good pictures tomorrow of our "expedition". Have a great Saturday!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Jordan and Chrissie and what will be the newest addition to our family. Not sure if it's a boy or girl yet, but just so the baby's healthy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today was a great day....had knee surgery last Thursday, and after several days of being on crutches and pain medication, I'm off the meds and crutches. Still taking it slow and making sure to keep my knee really straight when walking, but feels good.
After feeding Ken a steady diet of chicken and fish over the last few months, I finally broke down and made him a meatloaf today. Even put jalopeno's in there for him. Yum! I want to share my special recipe for sauce for the meatloaf, you will love it. Ole' family recipe! LOL

1/4 cup ketchup
2 T. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Mix together and spread over meatloaf the last 1/2 hour of cooking. I usually double this recipe. It's nice to have extra for dipping.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Just finished this Amy Butler "sling bag" for my sister for Christmas......just a little late. Better late than never, right sis?