Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The good news is that my Dad's knee surgery to repair a torn miniscus (sp?) went well today. Turns out he had not one torn cartilage, but two, plus some arthritis that the dr. worked on. He's doing just fine and already bored w/keeping it elevated and on ice.

The bad news is that the mole removed last week, like the one from my ankle a few months ago, is pre-cancerous. This bad news really isn't too bad, though, because my dr. thinks he got it all, so like my ankle, no further treatment is required. He/I will just have to watch them very carefully, because he really didn't think either of these were suspicious. Truly, I am blessed that these problem spots were found early and shouldn't give me any trouble at all. (And I'm glad to have all but one of the stitches out- feels better already!)

The ugly I'm sure you've already unfortunately pictured due to the nature of this post. :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Quote of the Week

"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now... for I shall not pass this way again."
~William Penn

Sunday, November 25, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at our house! DH and the girls picked out a beautiful tree in between our Thanksgiving feasts, and we've spent the afternoon getting it decorated. (I wish you could have heard the girls sing with the children's choir at church this morning. They sounded like angels, and since they're half the choir, I could hear them!)

DH set up the tree and strung the lights, I hung the garland, and the girls have knocked themselves out with "their" ornaments. Needless to say, the bottom of the tree is very well decorated. ;) I am slowly filling in the top between cooking up some turkey soup. (We'll see how I do on THAT endeavor! Betty Crocker I am not.)

Friday, November 23, 2007

New 'do

Can you tell from the Thanksgiving picture that I got a new haircut? I was shocked Friday when she whacked it all off- NOT what I was expecting and really not what the picture I showed her looked like. It's growing on me though (no pun intended). What do you think? (I'll try to get some close ups posted soon.)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

Here we are w/DH's mom & brother after stuffing ourselves. What a bunch of turkeys!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Completely Enchanted

The girls, Grammie, & I were completly "Enchanted" by Disney's new movie! It was much better than I expected (so much so that I didn't want to leave to get a popcorn refill), and the girls were enthralled. It was nice to go to a movie that three generations could enjoy together. (You'll notice no boys were allowed though.) Without giving anything away, I can say that it is a well done spoof and fairy tale all in one. We found Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty elements, yet Enchanted is also all its own film. The girls gave it 2 thumbs up!

(It was also a nice end to a full day. I had to work today plus had a doctor's appointment- 3 skin tags and one mole on my back were removed. Yuck. I'll have to go get stitches out next week.)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Paris Las Vegas layout

We'll be making this 12"x12" two-page layout based on the "Serenade" concept from Imagine, the absolute best scrapbook layout guide on the market, at tomorrow's scrap club meeting. You can watch a slide show, complete w/close ups of each page and the techniques, at my website ( under Training & Events for 11/18.

Legendary Moments stamp set
The Works alphabet stamp set
Paris set (Cavallini Papers & Co.*)
Free Spirit paper pack
Cocoa, Indian Corn Blue, Honey, and Black inks
gold foil & Empressor tool
gold brads
Dimensional Elements

techniques: faux burnt edges, stampin on foil, dry embossing foil, covering chipboard w/paper

*Everything is from Close To My Heart except the Paris set, which was purchased at the Louvre Atlanta exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Quote of the Week

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." ~Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Saturday, November 10, 2007


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