Friday, April 30, 2010

Speed Challenge

credits: Paper-aheinann; paperstrips-dyoungdesigns; frame-wetfishdesigns; alpha-mfenwick (seaside);font-barbershop; elements-no tou

Love this iNSD...started already at Jessica's....Speed Challenge and what fun!!

Happy Birthday Sarah

Can you believe .... this is my baby.....34 years old today!!! WoW...Happy Birthday, sweeeettie!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Saturday is international scrapbooking day and i will be on the computer for the whole day...checking out my favorite sites, chatting, doing challenges and spending money....this one is my favorite site!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Second City

we went into the South End in Boston to see Second City (comedy improv group from Chicago) was soooooooooooooo good....great seats and laugh!!...just what i needed after a crazy week with sick doggie (waiting for more results from more blood work) ...than (of course) we went out to eat at a very interesting restaurant..BeeHive it is called...eclectic menu with a focus on Moroccan food..mmmmmm and i was able to stay on track ..shrimp in a red pepper sauce over pilaf and arugula with hearts of palm...very healthy...of course i wanted to eat mike's meal...snow pea salad with yogurt,dill dressing (i did pick at this) and a BIG chicken club (sans bacon) with frites....NICE!! Results of my EMG given to me today by my neurologist...everything is GREAT -no neuropathy...just a bit of dorsal tunnel (like carpal tunnel in wrist but this is in my ankles/feet) let's go see a podiatrist...why not...another specialist..thank goodness for great health insurance!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Crazy Yesterday

My poor little dog, Lainie has been "under the weather"...took her to the vets on Wednesday with high temperature...blood work done and meds prescribed with phone call to me on Thursday that she really needed to go to the Animal Hospital for extensive off we went ... her white blood count and platelets were down big time...she had the works done and it appears that she will be ok..picked her up at 9 pm (won't tell ya how much that cost..she is worth every penny) She needs to return to the hospital on Saturday for another platelet count and hopefully she will not need any further she has energy and eating her sister's treat...she loves the fact that i am giving her chicken for her meals...And on top of all that i started the metabolic syndrome program last night...the beginning of 12 week education and medically supervised exercise at my local hospital....i am loosing weight but the thought of getting on all that $%^&* equipment just increases my blood pressure...BUT i am committed!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Summer Camp 2009

supplies from ArtisanGuild April '10

Since Papa just registered her for Summer Camp 2010 thought i better do a layout from last summer...she is such a sweeettttie!!!! Yesterday she went to the Circus with Papa and her Mom...did they take any pictures...NO!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010


well....i finally went for my annual physical (just a little late) and have been following up with referral appts to specialists (good thing i have good insurance)...i am doing well and will con't to do so if i follow the recommendations!! i am issues can be addressed by diet, medication and exercise....I have been counting carbohydrates since March 1 (only allowed so many per meal) and guess what...i am loosing weight ... go figure...surprise!! Now the exercise part...i have been avoiding this since i was 7 years old...oh,yes...i am the one who would skip gym and "fake" the parent signature on an "excuse dawn from gym today" note...sweat..not me!! so it has not caught up with end of the month i am to begin "medically supervised" exercise program at my local hospital...this goes for 12 weeks with added benefit of education and support group (this my insurance does not pay for...but at this point who cares...right?) So, next week i have a stress test ..a prerequisite of the program...after all it a preventative program conducted by the cardiac rehab team...always felt i would have a heart attack if i got on one of those running machines...well, now as i do it a nurse, doctor and physical therapist will be in the room....NO excuses now....Helpppppppppppp!!