Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Hello, Hello,

Thing's on the home front are busy. Trying to get back In the groove. Dennis Is doing wonderful. He has started to get the sparkle back In his baby blues. My creative side Is another story. I finally was able to design a couple of pieces. I will be listing those today some time

Vanessa from Etsy administration contacted me and ask If I would right a article on my story. Crafting and Care Giving. I finished that up yesterday. I'm not sure when she Is planning on running It. I do know It with be In the Craftivism section of the Storque. The title being,
When opportunity knocks open the door.

Don't forget the Contest:

Win One of ten pair's of earring's. One pair to be given away every Friday until Dec 20. Convo me and I will put your name In, and If you would kindly let me know where you found my contest... No purchase necessary. Must enter weekly.Earrings to be given away are listed....Thanks for playing and good luck.

All for now. I have to put that creative thinking cap on. See you soon. Oh and, Happy Halloween.

Have a great day,

Saturday, October 27, 2007


Hospital's yuck !

Dennis was admitted to the hospital Monday night. He was diagnosed with Pneumonia. He started feeling sick on Saturday Oct, 20. I called the doctor the following day and got an antibiotic for him but he just didn't seem to be reacting to It quickly. One of the symptoms that brought this to my attention was he had an extremely high heart rate. Dennis usually runs about 70 / 75 and his heart rate was in the 120. I called 911 on Monday and went to the hospital. There he was treated In ER and a chest x-ray was given that showed Phenomena In his left lower lung. Well of course I was very concerned over this. We had not been back Into the hospital since we returned home from the Trach surgery In 03. We were admitted. Dozens of blood test were ordered, I guess to rule out any other problem.

The Staff at St Francis were so kind and caring. They told me that they would take my lead, and that I could care for him. They ordered a bed for me and that was our make shift home for three days. Dennis was responding to the antibiotics given. Although he was still running a fever. Doctor's assured me that It was his body fighting the Infection. We were able to come home yesterday. We were very happy about that. I didn't want to come home with anything that I didn't come with.

The test that were run all came back with great results. The cultures all came back with no growth, and his EKG was perfect !

I don't necessarily look at this as a bad thing. I look at this as a tune up. We have new base lines and we can go from there.
Because people return often after Trach surgery these test are always given but since we have never been back It was a great comfort to know that Dennis still has the fight In him.

We are at home resting comfortably. Ginger was just beside herself. She did not like us gone. Dennis's Brother Brian came and took care of her twice a day. She Is so happy that we are home, she won't leave my side.

I will keep you all posted on any changes. I as well as the Doctor's expect a full recovery.

Please keep us In your prayer's,take care,

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My First Treasury

Well, well, well,

I was lucking enough to snag my first treasury and I tell you the excitement over that one. You would of thought I won the Click on the link and you can go check It out.

Don't forget to convo me If you would like to be In the drawing for the earring give away.
From now until Dec 20 I will be giving away a pair of earrings every Friday. You must convo me every week to get In the drawing, I would love to chat with all of you.

I have been very busy this week In my shop as well as home. Still haven't found a new nurse yet. I will find someone that fit's perfect, I'm sure.

I am In the process of writing a couple of articles one for Etsy and the other for the Vintaj web site. I will let you know when they are published.

Hate to run but It Is time for bed, almost midnight. Have a great day. Take care, and I will talk to you soon...Kathi

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Yoga, you gotta love It !!

Well hello there,

It has been way to long since my last post. The last post I did I told you that I was going to start a yoga class. Well I did and I really like It. My body Is bending In positions that It hasn't since I was It Is very good for my body, mind and spirit, so she tells me, the Instructor.

I had the first art show of the season and I did really well. I was pleased with everything. My pieces seemed to get a warm reception.

I am still getting ready for the last show which Is December 1st. This Is a huge show with thousand's of attendees. It's crazy. But I love It.

I have been busy trying to hire a Nurse to help me through December. I am extremely particular so I haven't found that certain someone yet. Who ever It will be It Is going to be the easiest job they ever had. I stay right here and never leave my husband with anyone except his Brother's. So that Is taking allot of time during the day, which Is OK I just want to find someone that will be kind to my husband.

Tomorrow Is my 22nd wedding anniversary. For my husband's gift I got him a new wedding band and had It Inscribed with, Your My Inspiration Love, Kathi

Don't forget to drop by to enter the Earring Give away. I will be giving 10 pair of Earrings away. The first drawing will be Oct 22. You can start entering on Oct 15. Just give me a quick email or convo me through my Etsy store and I will put your name In the hat. No purchase necessary.

Well I have to run. Take care and have a great week end...Kathi