Thursday, May 31, 2007
Sam did really well on his report card as I knew he would. I was pleased to see his reading tracked so I know exactly what level he is at. He just finished 1st grade and is reading at a level close to the end of second grade! He did really well in everything AND, he got the teacher we really wanted for him for next year! We are thrilled! And, one of his best friends will be in his class again making it their 3rd year together. We tried calling his other best friend, Anthony, whom I have a terrible soft spot for, to see who his second grade teacher will be but we haven't been able to get hold of him yet. We are feeling impatient. Sam and I will both be disappointed if Anthony isn't in his class next year. I plan to make reading to his class a weekly thing next year as well and also Max's class. We still don't know who Max will have for kindergarten but with the two teachers I put down as my top choices, I can't go wrong.
I got the results back from all the skin biopsies taken last week and they all came back clear! No skin cancer this time! I'm thrilled and relieved. It is great news.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
My only disappointment, really, is that I'd wanted them to be something that was a personal gift FROM HIM! It hasn't turned out that way. Next time I'll take my images to kinko and have them laser printed... or send scans to Fran and bribe her to print them! I'm thinkin' it wouldn't take much of a bribe! LOL! Anyway, maybe Max can make pretty cards or something. Bummer!
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Now, I'm a little bummed about the outcome of Max's bottle cap magnets. I used an inkjet printer and sealed the paper before using it with a wet medium... however, that didn't stop the ink from running. They aren't a total loss, as far as I'm concerned... they look more abstract. BUT, Max hasn't seen them yet and I'm thinking he's gonna' throw a fit! And now, I don't have enough bottle caps to start over! I may be shopping tomorrow....
Friday, May 25, 2007
It's mostly about my creative process so if you are interested, go check it out!
JQ is coming along but more time consuming than anticipated although the process itself is simple. I'll be lucky to finish just the front of the JQ today after working on it over 6 hours already! And it's only about an 8x10 size!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I'm anxious to get back to work on my piece. I'm suppose to go to Fran's today to mess up her studio but we may have to postpone due to tooth problems she is having. Getting to the dentist is more important than play time right now. If I go to her house, I'll take a different project. This fabric one would require too much work space. I spread way out when I sew! I actually set my ironing board up right next to my table with machine and raise it to the same heighth as my sewing table creating extra work space to my left... and then I just turn in my swivel chair to iron seams. However, I do have to get up if I need to use my cutting mat which is at a different table in the room. Anyway, maybe I'll have something to show later today....
On a different note... I went to the dermatologist on Monday. I'm suppose to go at least twice a year and I was a few months overdue... and had to have SEVEN biopsies done! I'm waiting for results now and will see if I have to go back in for some more removal. I also have pre-cancer on the bridge of my nose so we are trying a new topical medication to see if it will deal with the pre-cancer cells. I really, really don't want to be vain and not make an issue of things having to be removed from my face but it is hard. I know that my skin is just my shell and has nothing to do with who I really am but the truth is, I do care about having to be cut on my face. I've already had several basal cell skin cancer spots removed from my neck and a plastic surgeon removed those and did a nice job lining up the incisions with natural creases in my neckline but it's sorta' hard to do that on your face! I'm just not going to worry about it and take it as it comes. Only one biopsy had to be taken from my face just above my eyebrow so if I do have to go have more taken out, I think the incision would scar so close to my eyebrow it wouldn't be very noticable. Hey, maybe I could get a little eye lift in with the deal... oh wait, I'd be lopsided.... I'm not ready for that yet either! Don't know if I could do plastic surgery just for looks. I want to think I wouldn't even consider it but you never know. That's way down the road of possibilities too. Freckles keep me looking younger... they finally have a positive purpose.
Ok, I need to go get showered. It's almost time to get my kiddo's up for school. Less than a week of school left and then the real craziness begins!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I did sorta' start a piece for the Quilting Arts "doorway challenge" but I think I may be insane to attempt it.
I got together with Fran today after not seeing her for 10 days! That's WAY too long, I tell ya'... and we talked our heads off! LOL! I'm planning to go over to her house this Saturday since Chuck and all his guy friends have their annual "guy music weekend", which includes Ernest Borgnine this year... literally... they pick him up at the airport tomorrow! Anyway, Chuck will not be here and Fran's hubby is in an all day Poker tournament so I'm taking the boys over to swim.
I have boys calling me from bed so I have to run... arghhhhh....
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Both my boys are home from school with sore throats and yesterday, I found out the strep was going around in Max's class so I have to leave in a few minutes to take them both for throat cultures... there's another $50. down the tube... and I just had Max there less that week ago! Arghhhh... oh well, that's life.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Sunday night, Chuck stopped by a friend's house and while inside, someone threw a rock through the window of his SUV and stole his NAV system and tried to get his laptop, but that was hooked into this traveling desk thingy that he has rigged up in there so they didn't get it probably cuz they couldn't figure out how to unhook it, thank God! We were both shocked because this friend lives in a very affluent neighborhood right on a golf course so you just don't expect drive by rock throwing and robbery to take place like that. You think that stuff only happens in bad neighborhoods or something. Anyway, The BMW dealership is so great giving him a car to use and hopefully, it can be repaired quickly. I think the insurance guy needed to go check it out though.... or something like that.
Last week, my Women's Bible study ended for the spring session but today starts a 6 week mini-class so I'll be going to that this morning. We always break for the summer and I usually feel like I'm walking in the desert during that time. However, planning to teach in the fall will keep me grounded in the Word and focused since I'll be doing lots of studying and planning the class.
Yesterday, I spent the whole day in my studio getting back to the last of my cleaning out and organizing of stuff. I had little baskets of little bitty stuff, embellishments, trinkets, etc... and also a 12 gal. bin full of assemblage items that needed to be organized. I got through almost all of it and will spend a little time today clearing off the table I was using to sort things. I also started labeling my drawers and storage boxes. AND, my fabric is more accessible. I have all my fabric in clear 12-gal. storage boxes and the 4 I'm into the most, are stored underneath my 8 ft. table. Well, it seemed to never fail that the one I needed to get into was on the bottom of the stack and then there's the dragging it out and opening lids. It was driving me nuts! So, I have them all flat out on the floor with the lids off so now I can just see what's in them and slide them out to dig! And my helpful hint for storing fabric is either folding or rolling it and standing it on end. Flat folded it's more like the fabric is "filed". Then you can see everthing you have at a glance. Anyway, I'm going to turn on a light now and see if I can finish up some clearing of the table before I have to go make lunches and get kids up for school! I'll post a picture when I'm completely finished!