Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that everyone has a wonderful day filled with family, food, and fun. This year I have a lot to be thankful for. I have come a long ways since last Thanksgiving when I was newly separated from my husband and my kids were still reeling from all the changes. This year my kids and I have come through all the difficulties and are all happy and healthy. I have learned to become the person I have always wanted to be. I have a new someone in my life who is all I could have asked for. I have wonderful friends some old and some new. I have a job. I have a home and am able to provide for my kids. I am prepared to give my kids a GREAT Christmas this year. The only thing I am sad about today is that I can't be with my family who lives in Montana or with my sister on her 21st Birthday. Oh well. I will get to see and spend time with my family who lives here that I don't get to see enough. Tomorrow I will be braving the black Friday crowds, wish me luck!


Friday, Finally

After the week from Hell I am so glad it's finally Friday!!!!

Sunday: I noticed Landon had the sweet smell on his breath again which put me into panic mode.

Monday: Lando's dad agreed to take him to the Dr and insist on blood work which made me feel a lot better. Get home to find that my house had been broken into. Had to wait for 4 1/2 hours for the cops to show up. They took a few thousand dollars worth of stuff and went through my underwear drawer ewe!

Tuesday: Super tired from only getting a few hours of sleep last night, feeling a bit anxious about being alone in the house all night.

Wednesday: Long day at work, PMS, filing a claim with my insurance company, worrying about finding proof of ownership documents for some things that I can't afford to replace on my own. Found out Landon's blood work is normal, still questioning why the elevated ketones.

Thursday: PMS, need I say more

Friday: Woke up with a migraine, probably from all the stress.

As far as I am concerned a new week starts tomorrow!


Relief, kinda...

The doctor said Landon's lab results are normal. Whatever that means. Still no answer as to why he keeps having elevated ketones. I feel better for now but I still don't think this is the last time we will have to deal with this.......

Time will tell



I wrote a few weeks ago about juvenile diabetes and how I felt that we still stood under it's shadow. Well as of yesterday that shadow is looming over us. Landon again has the "sweet" smell to his breath and urine. That smell is an indicator of elevated ketones which can lead ketoacidosis

This same thing happened two years ago and I had to fight with the Dr to do blood work. It came back normal then and my fears were brushed aside and I was told that Landon having elevated ketones was just normal for him. It's not normal, everything I have read about it says it's not normal. I let it go because the smell went away and the blood work came back normal.

So here we are again. Jason is going to take him to the Dr today because I have to work. I told him that he may have to fight to get the blood work done but it HAS to be done, no ifs ands or buts about it. I don't understand why it has to be a fight, just do it and get it done. If it comes back normal then my fears are alleviated and if not then we can move forward from there and the Dr can at least know that they didn't send a kid away who really is sick.

My mom instict is telling me that the visit to the Dr is the right thing to do rather than watching and waiting. I am already sick to my stomach with the not knowing, I don't think I could drag this out and wait. On the other hand I don't know if I trust myself to look at the situation correctly. I am seeing things that aren't there? Is he really thirsty all the time? Has he really been more cranky lately? Is there another reason why he just picks at his food?

All the info I know has made me a bit paranoid but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Now I am going to try to have a normal day as I sit and wait and hope for good news.


Tri Bracelet

The ends are a little wonky but it's still one of my all time favorite bracelets I have made. You can't see the weirdness when it's on though and for the future I know how to fix the problem. I am sure if I wanted to go to the trouble I could fix this one too. It took a little effort to make since working with three strands isn't always easy but it was worth it in the end. I have more bicone beads in different colors and have plans to make another, I just need to find more of the spacers that don't cost a ton of money. I think these ones might actually sell if I tried.


I like crowns. These are two complete different crown necklaces I have made recently. If I had thought about it beforehand I may have tried to combine the two charms in some way into one necklace. Hmmmm...... No two crown necklaces are better than one.


This is the last in my set of alphabet inchies. The top row go with the set and the bottom row are some extras. We agreed to swap 30 in all.
U is for Umbrella, V is for Van Gogh, W is for Wig, X is for kiss like XOXO (i have always thought the X stands for kiss. I may be wrong but it's what I think that counts) Y is for Yell, and Z is for Z in zebra print. The Z didn't turn out the way I wanted, I shouldn't have put it on a black background but I have no more zebra print so it's staying that way.

Earrings Re-Imagined

These started life as clip on earrings. Since I don't go in much for the old lady look I repurposed them in to funky chunky rings which I do go for! I just pulled the clips off the back and used my trusty E6000 to attach them to ring backs. LOVE IT


Thank you!!!!

Thank you to everyone who dontated to help support JDRF this year. Out team Maddisons Monster Mashers raised over $1000.00 I was able to reach my personal fundraising goals too! Save your pennies cause next year we will be back. As always we did the 1.5 mile family walk right along Tempe Town Lake. It was a bit chilly early in the morning but warmed up to perfect walk weather!
At the halfway point they give out fruit and water. Landon needed an apple to help keep up his strength. He walked almost the whole time and was exhausted after.

Here is Adia, Maddison, and another friend just getting started. They walked and ran and finished ahead of just about everyone on our team! They also found some grassy hills to climb and roll down.

Here is my little family within our family showing our support in and pink and black team shirts.
We had a fun day seeing our family and friends and showing our support for Maddison. I am already looking forward to next year!


Halloween 2009

We had a busy Halloween weekend. Friday evening the kids went to the fall festival at Adia's school and came home with lots of goodies. They won the cake walk 3 times! Just what we need the day before Halloween are more treats!

Saturday we woke up early and went to the JDRF walk, I will do another post on that later. Then we carved our pumpkins (thanks Tiff for the free pumpkins!) went to Grandmas to show off the costumes and then trick or treating. There weren't a lot of people out in our neighborhood but that just meant that people were giving out handfuls of cand. We now have a huge bowl full at home plus all the stuff that Ryan bought that we didn't get to hand out. We will probably have candy until next Halloween.
Here is Landon in his boxer costume putting up his dukes! He was punching people and telling them he was just practicing for Halloween!
Adia was a pretty witch this year. She has a hard time choosing costumes but she did good this year. She kept flashing her undies to everyone when pulling up her tights all night. After we went around the neighborhood we hung out in front of the house and the kids passed out candy to the few kids we had come by. It was a fun night over all!


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