Saturday, May 30, 2009

You wont even believe this.

So if you read my last blog regarding Hospital Woes, you will know my family is going thru tough times.

My mom was sent home earlier in the week from the hospital, it only lasted one day and she was sent back for even more serious problems. The day she originally got out, my dad was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. I just got back from visiting my husband at the hospital, and I had a message that my dad had a heart attack & a seizure. They said he had maybe 8 hrs to live. I hurried p/u my daughter from school and rushed to the hospital, an hour away. I called the hospital on the way and was told that he was more stable and had turned a corner. They said that he had not had a heart attack. He did have the seizure, and has been in ICU for four days now. So the next day I had my Dad, Mom & husband all in different hospitals. Way too much stress. I had to pull our daughter out of school the next day. There was no way I could get on the bus, visit three different hospitals not in town and make it back in time to pick her up.

My husband is now home, but my mom & dad are both still in the hospital. My dad is still in ICU, but he has obviously a better outcome then originally thought. He is expected to move to a regular section tomorrow, hopefully.

I have not had sleep in two days - (since my husband has been out), he is in so much pain that he has me trying to keep him comfortable, getting his meds, and just listening to him suffer all night.

I understand, I am just really really tired.
I hope everyone else is having a better time of it. Oh and by the way I didn't get the job from last weeks interview. Things have to get better.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hosptial Woes

My mom has been in the hospital for over a week now. She got really dehydrated and weak. She had diareahha and nausa for 2 months now, she is fighting cancer. Her experimental treatment she has been on for 1 1/2 years, they say has given her Colitis. She has been on all kinds of minerals, and fluids to fight the bought of extended dehydration she has had. Now she is also on steroids. She is starting to improve.

My husband had his surgery last week and has been recovering at the hospital. They took out a section of his small intestines & a section of his colon. We do not know how long he will be in the hospital. Luckily family flew down to visit & see him during these rough times. He met his Dr's goals yesterday, he walked some. It is a start, he still can't eat anything, or drink anything. He is not allowed to swallow at all. He has not ate in over a weak, good thing he is getting fluids by IV also.

My mom & husband are at different hospitals in Seattle, so I keep having to drive to one to visit then drive to the other. So much time & parking, crazy times.

I hope they both are out soon, it is taking its toll on our family. It is hard to manage it all.
I guess it is a good thing that I was laid off last month, so that I can be there for both of them and my family.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Here's my deal, which will run 5/22 -5/25: MEMORIAL DAY SALE: & my Birthday weekend sale. Buy any item from my shop- at any price and receive a free beaded dragonfly or any beaded bug and a free gift box. You can pick if you want to - otherwise you will get a dragonfly.Here is an example of my beaded dragonflies & more.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Job Interview

I have a job interview today, I am so excited. It sounds like a wonderful job. Not in my previous field, but something I have done in the past. Wish me luck, the weekend should be great.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mothers Day Weekend was Great

I had a wonderful Mothers Day, I got to go out to dinner & see a movie (Wolverine) on Friday after my show. On Saturday after my show I went to a family reception. My show went great both days and my daughter (8yrs old) danced and had a ball at the reception. Then on Sunday we got to go out to breakfast and then I got to bead during the day. I also went to my moms house and gave her a wonderful mothers day basket full of spa goodies and such, she loved it.
We visited with some family that came from out of town for the family wedding, that was fun. To top the whole weekend off, I didn't have to cook my husband did, which is really rare now adays. I also received two wonderful handmade cards from both of my kids ( 20yrs old & 8yrs old) and they were so well thought out, they both made me cry.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Still Need A Job

I still need a job, I have been searching like crazy. I have a headhunter, a Career Service & all on the look out, besides all of my friends & family. The main problem I am finding is that I need to stay in a certain pay range, due to the fact I was the only one working in the family due to my husbands medical problems. So I cannot take a low paying job to get by, it won't get us by. The jobs I am finding in that range all want a college degree of some kind, I have experience but not a degree. I have been working for over 20 years. I need something in the $35,000. to 42,000 a year range. I was making $42,000 at my last job. I have skills in business, administration, customs clearance, import air & ocean. I have the ability to use Word, Excel, Phone, Fax, Copy, Email, etc. Any tips, or leads please let me know.
Thanks so very much.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Beaded Butterflies

I just received a custom order for 160 beaded butterflies to put on cupcakes for a wedding.

I am doing it for full wholesale due to the quantity. If anyone is interested in custom orders or wholesale just let me know.
Here is a sample of some of the beaded butterflies and some of the other beaded bugs available. For more check out my site on Etsy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dentist Time

I went to the dentist today, I got my teeth cleaned. Since I have been on alot of inhalers as of lately, I had more plaque then usual. They didn't mention it, but it took more time to clean my teeth and my gums were sensitive. The Dental Hygienist did let me know that when you use inhalers it makes your gums very sensitive and it can be painful. She was not kidding, they are really sore now after the cleaning. I had to work hard at sucking it up, and not showing how much it hurt. I feel like a kid "I don't like going to the dentist" , good thing they are nice or I would never go.