Thursday, February 18, 2010


They pulled the stent yesterday and can we say ouch! Oh my - it felt like they were pulling my guts out! lol (of course I wasn't laughing yesterday on the drive home) sheesh! Like having a baby yanked out of your kidney and through your bladder and out your whoo hoo! Ugh! anyway, nuf of that -

I finished the main part of my schmoo yesterday and this am. Now I just need to add all the little embellies to make her unique. Once I am truly finished I will post here. I'm also working on my Feb pocket and keep wondering if I bit off more than I can chew. But I refuse to be beaten by mere beads! lol And its not like I don't have plenty of time to work on it now.

I was greatly disappointed that my boss never returned my call or talked to me. I am assuming I am no longer working for them since he didn't. And they have all my tax information so I have to go in and get it at some point, which will not be fun. Oh well such is life.

I'm hoping in the next few days I will start feeling lots better with less pain and can get some stuff done here - like put away my clothes I got washed and dried!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

March's sneak peek

just a peek at March's pocket - just got the outlines only and colors kind of picked out, but we'll see where this one takes me. Title is "Separation". And that's all I'm telling... lol

my little valentine

had to show off my little sweetie pie!

She's such a little show off, but I love her to bits. She's been right by my side or in my bed with me since I've been home. I think she knows she's adorable and loves to pose for the camera.

Well I am off to rest - I just want to say once again how much I appreciate everyone's comments and well wishes I got when I told everyone I was having a procedure done yesterday. I actually don't feel too bad. But that could be the pain pills talking too... lol

February's pocket

Back and front of Feb's pocket. It really looks nice in person but I'm afraid I was a bit shakey taking the photos so I only got 2 good ones.

I started out with traditional reds and whites and pinks with the plan of creating a whimsical traditional valentine pocket. But I'll be honest - I wasn't really in the mood for much mooshyness. I haven't a valentine this year for the first time in 30 years. My hands kept drawing me away from the reds to the glittery whites and pale pinks. So I went with it. I followed the trails of the lace with the first one bisecting the piece with silver beads and white twisted bugle beads. Initially I had planned the leaves (the purple things) would represent all the things I love, then they wouldn't stay in place so I felt the need to bead till they did (for the most part anyway), so now they looked like they were kind of 'displaced', which is kind of how I have been feeling since the divorce. So the beading took on a life of its own as I beaded the last 6 months or so of my life into this pocket. The twists and turns the dead-ends, the feeling of having a frozen heart, delicate and easily shattered. Within all this is the little bright spots, the butterfly, the 'flowers', the little clear hearts and purple hearts dangling here and there, for the times I stepped out of my comfort zone to walk a little in this new and strange world of being single. And in the center I purposely added a little 'green' to all this glittery paleness to represent the possibilities that are out there and to remind myself that hope is there - hope for a better year, for good times, better health and maybe even hope for my heart.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Great balls of fire!

Seems I have this huge kidney stone causing all sorts of problems. Having fought and lost before, it seems we're going to fight again. I go in tomorrow for lithotripsy - that's where they pound your kidney stone to try to break it up, with plans of having it done a second time 2 weeks later. These things send my body into all sorts of uproar and with the added stent he's adding it means I shouldn't work while this is going on. So I've probably lost my job (which was a temporary tax season job). And of course the cost is outrageous but my ex is giving me some money to cover most of the out of pocket. And of course all this means I am back on a super tight budget. Which is ok. I think I will be ok with the whole thing. My friend says if it's meant to be it will be. So I am going to just go with the flow.

Meanwhile I will complete February's pocket today I think and post it.