Saturday, September 27, 2008
OK - about the handbag. I ran across a link to http://www.handbagplanet.com/. They are rolling out a new site, and as part of this, they are having a 24 drawings for 24 handbags in 24 hours. I got 25 extra votes by putting this on my blog. You too can pimp your blog for a bag!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Mom has made great strides over the last week and a half. She is now walking unassisted and is climbing stairs. She can move herself from bed to chair and has learned to dress herself, even tho she still can't do anything with her left hand. (We hear the use of the hand is the last thing to come back.)
She had a little rough patch after being there about a week, which we have pretty much attributed to being caused by medication. NOTE: if doctors suggest that your elderly parent take Lyrica for neuro pain - know that vivid, debilitating nightmares seem to be a fairly common side effect in the elderly.
Once we got that our of her system, she became a rehabbing fireball. She has worked so hard and is determined to get to where she can go back home and live on her own again.
Monday, September 22, 2008
See the glitter on the poofs and sleeves? Now there is little silver fairy dust all over my house (mixed in with the dog hair, of course).
Don't you love the little gloves? I found them on eBay and they match exactly.
And while I worked, the cardis slept.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Of course, there was one thing missing, so I edited it in to this drawing - the multi-purpose room for office, sewing room and maybe even an elevated tub for dog bathing.
I was showing this to Heidi and Laura this weekend when I saw that the first house from these plans would on Beyond the Box on HGTV tonight. It's the last segment of the show. I want it even more now!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
These pretty puppies are Scout and two of her littermates, Grace and Moira. (BTW - this picture has shown up on luggage tags being sold by dog show vendors!)
This past weekend, their breeder, Marla, was at a show with Grace and her owner, Dawn. After the weekend, Marla talked with Dina, who owns Moira, and told her about what a cute and perky thing Grace is - that "if she were human, she'd be a cheerleader."
Dina replied, "That would make Moira a Mean Girl - the kind who writes things on the bathroom walls about who Grace slept with."
Dina shared this story with another Cardi friend of ours, Michele, who wondered if "that made Scout the prom queen who does it all - captain of the field hockey team and valedictorian who goes on to find a cure for cancer."
While I do appreciate that Michele thinks so highly of my girl, and I agree that she is pretty and sweet enough to be prom queen - I just don't thing the rest fits Scout.
She is plenty smart (although thankfully not as scary smart as her buddy Spencer), but I think she would be the type of girl who would bring home Bs to avoid the appearance of looking too smart. And she wouldn't play field hockey - after all, we live in the South! Here, girls play softball in full make-up and with their hair tied back in color-coordinated ribbons. I also doubt that she would cure cancer, but she probably does have all it takes to grow up to be governor of a small state and a future Vice Presidential candidate!!
Marla also said that Honey would be the Mom who would never believe that her girls could ever do anything wrong.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
What, you may be asking, does that have to do with Janet's fabulous new header? Well, if you click the link at the top right of this page, you will go to a site where a woman named Kaylyn is doing her part to generate funds for the Nielsons' recovery fund.
During the month of September, if you make a contribution of $15, she will make a custom header for you. I ordered another one from her with an autumn theme that I will be switching to soon.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Doc was pleased with her progress. We're going to get her up in a chair today. Unfortunately, since it is a holiday, we won't see any of the therapists today, but tomorrow speech and occupational therapists will be coming in addition to the physical therapist.
We will meet with the social worker to plan our next steps. She could be moving as soon as Wednesday.