Monday, August 30, 2010

Home again!!!

Well, we made it back from Arizona, safe, sound, and freed from quite a bit of pain! It was a week full of tests, 129* weather, monsoons, a little relaxation and spinal surgery. Crazy!! That laser surgery is one huge, short of a miracle, procedure. We would highly recommend checking out the Laser Spine Institute to anyone suffering with back problems. My husband is resting for the next week or so (and walking)!
The hotel was really beautiful and the food was great! The only complaint was, they charged for internet, by the day!!! I just refused, and used the 10 minute daily free computer in the coffee shop to check etsy and email. I'm still catching up on all your great blogs that I missed all week. Here are some highlights of the trip:

My favorite shady spot for coffee and relaxing the feet!

A little monsoon action off our balcony! There were trees down everywhere!

Flying home through the clouds

Got to get ready for bed, started my new job today. My part time hours are full time for the next two weeks of training, and I was really unprepared!!! I don't want to be the next candidate for back surgery!! I was kinda planning on easing into this working stuff , oh well. Until next time.......

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Surgery Vacation?!?

As some of you know, my husband is getting laser, back surgery,  this coming week down in Phoenix. I'm getting a little nervous about it, hoping it all goes well. The good part is, they are putting us up here:

So, I will be feeling a bit guilty. In between the tests and surgery, I will be exploring and lounging around all 730 acres of this place. I'll try to take a little vacation before coming back to after care and a new job! Please send your good thoughts and prayers! I'll let you know how it went.......

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Cutest Grandson EVER!!!

These pictures are so cute I can hardly stand it!! LOL!

He is growing up so fast! 4 months old now. I can hardly wait for the next visit!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Yah! The Well is not completely dry.....

Just wanted to show you what I've been up to this week. The dry spell is over (for now). Should have these all listed in my Etsy shop next week. 

Hope all of your "wells" are flowing with creative waters!! Happy weekend to you all.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Exercise for people over 50!


Begin by standing on a comfortable surface,
where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend
your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try
to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.
Then try 50-lb potato bags and
then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand
and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.
  (I'm at this level.)     

After you feel confident at that level, put a POTATO in each bag.

Hope this inspires you to start today! Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Personal Ramblings......and needed prayers

It all started the week my sales taxes were due. I knew I had to reorganize my self,  set up a book keeping system and get serious about my work. I was terrified to push that button on the e-file, even though I had taken a seminar at the tax office. I still had know idea of what to expect and was given some wrong info on what I needed to file. I was lucky to have a friend set up some excel pages for me. After stumbling thru the federal returns last April, I had some idea what I needed for that part. Anyway, on my due date, I finally pushed the button to file, and lo and behold, I was stuck after the first imput of numbers!! I called the bureau and a wonderful lady walked me thru the whole process!! It was so much easier than I was led to believe and didn't need some info I thought I did. Whewww.... I think I can get thru the next year!!! WooHoo!
Next on my list, craft fairs, should I or shouldn't I? I'm still on the fence on this one. I might do a small year round venue once or twice a month. In the midst of figuring that out, I unexpectedly landed a part time job. There is going to be a lot of training for that, wish I had a delete button in my brain, like a computer. I could get rid of some old useless info to make room for all the new stuff I need to learn!! It should be fun though, and all the employees I've met seem very nice.
 I also have the opportunity to sell some items to a local gift store. Her style is a little different than what I normally do, so I've been researching some ideas for that.
Most importantly, through all of this, after months of tests and procedures, my husband has finally been scheduled for major back  surgery at the Spinal Laser Institute in Arizona. After much research, this seems to be the quickest recovery and least invasive procedure available. If it all works out, he will finally be relieved of some pain, so he can walk normally again.He has been in a lot of pain for the last few years. (Please pray for us)  We will be there for a week, coming up in about 2 weeks.
While I have really enjoyed blogging, it's been a little hard to concentrate lately. Hopefully, this surgery will go well, and things will fall back into place. (and we can pay the bills! LOL). I will try to keep you posted as things progress. Until then, Happy Blogging!!!  oxox debi

Saturday, August 7, 2010

San Francisco Ferry Trip

Relax and enjoy the view, on this sun and fog filled adventure on the ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco.

Alcatraz in the fog

 landing at the ferry building
Me and Ann
Had a drink here
Great architecture!
cool window display!
Great way to end the trip, after walking a kazillion miles! (except for my camera shutter problem!)
Hope you enjoyed the trip, it was so much fun!!!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A new pair of shoes

Every girl needs a new pair of shoes now and  then. My friend, Sue, bought me these:

Yes, they are ashtrays, don't judge.......LOL!