Friday, September 24, 2010


...was my first day in 43 days without a full on migraine!  I am taking a new migraine medication that still leaves me feeling drugged but pain-free.  I am hoping that my body will adjust to the medication and I won't feel so drugged so I can cope with life a bit better.  I do not think I am out of the woods yet because I have had one day without a headache but I do think I am seeing the light!

I wanted to thank you for praying for me as I have gone through this.  I have felt your prayers and your love!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Poll closed...Poll split...Now here is the patterns

This is my favorite Hobo like bag pattern that I have found online.

This is my favorite messenger bag I have found online.

Since my poll was split.  What do you think about these patterns?

Friday, September 3, 2010


I saw this fabric at the fabric store earlier in the week but didn't purchase it because I couldn't decide what I use it for.  I am practical like that.  I haven't been able to get these cute little chubby children out of my mind but for the life of me I couldn't think of what to do with it.  This afternoon my mom stopped by to pick up Emma for the night and asked me if I wanted to go with her back to the fabric store but I still had no creative spark.  Over an hour later I felt like I got hit with a brick when I realized I could make a bag/diaper bag out of it.  I am not sure what type of fabric it is exactly because I found it in the remnant bin with all of the canvas and upholstery material but it isn't quite that heavy but sturdy enough to make a bag.  I happened to figure this out at the right time because my mom was able to swing over to my house after she had run some errands and take me with her to the fabric store during it sale.  It was still there probably because I had stuck it in the bottom of the pile hoping no one would find it while I got my creative juices flowing.  I was also able to find a contrasting fabric to line it with but now I am stuck with another creative dilemma.  What kind of bag should I make?  How big should it be?  How many pockets?  Who should it be for?  It sure is hard to think creatively when you have a 23 day headache and are on pain meds and steroids.  I am wondering if I should hold off doing anything with it until my mind is clear again.  But that doesn't help keep my hands busy and I am wanting a project right now while I don't feel good.  Dilemma's dilemma's.  

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less!

The truth of this song is like a healing balm to me. 

My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
By: Edward Mote

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteous;
No merit of my own I claim
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face,
I ret on his unchanging grace;

In every high and story gale
My anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, his covenant, his blood
Sustain me in the raging flood;
When all supports are washed away,
He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When he shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in him be found,
Clothed in his righteousness alone,
Redeemed to stand before the throne

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

I italicized the words that especially ministered to me this day.  

Tuesday, August 31, 2010






I have been setting aside jeans that the kids have out grown or have ripped the knee's out of this year in hopes that I can make some Christmas presents this year out of our trash.  These are some of the idea's I found on-line this evening.  Some look easier than others.  I feel inspired and I feel Christmas approaching fast.  However, school is starting soon so we will see if I can do can get started sooner rather than later.  

Jell-o disaster


I have been struggling with discouragement today, my headache is at its worst and the doctor hasn't returned my call for two days.  Megan has also struggled in her own way with discouragement because she isn't healing as quickly as she was anticipating.  Buddy and Emma are antsy and want to play is raining outside and Megan and I aren't too exciting.  So I tried to cheer up the household with a jell-o mold.  Jell-o is happy and fun and silly and easy on a weary tummy.  I made the jell-o and let it set up for 5 to 6 hours.  I thought that would be enough time and then some.  It seemed firm.  

As I was about to release the jell-o from the mold I had a brief momentary thought, 'maybe I should look up online how to do this before I try'.  But I thought, 'how hard can it be anyway?'  Apparently, it isn't the easiest thing and it needs to set for longer than I thought.  I had been fighting back tears off an on for over an hour when I tried this.  The reason's for my tears was pure frustration with this episode of nasal pain.  So at this moment a success in the mold meant more to me than...just ordinary jell-o.  It was a release of my inability to resolve this pain.  

Back to the mold.  In my mind I thought if I filled the sink with boiling water and submerged the mold it would melt slightly and release.  I place a plate on top of the mold and flipped.  Out came cherry red jell-o water all over the counter, dripping down the cupboards, and onto the floor.  Tears jumped to my eyes as quickly as the thought of bursting out in laughter.  Jell-o is a happy thing after all.  The jell-o didn't end up looking beautiful on the plate.  I didn't get the satisfaction of doing something well but...I did get a different perspective.  I was able to salvage some of the jell-o and I don't think these weeks of laying low with the headache are a complete loss either.  God uses ALL things for his glory, even a jell-o disaster, and weeks of pain.  

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Up Early

This week has been a rough one!  However, it started out well.  We went on our first and only camping trip this summer with our church.  We had a really lovely time besides not sleeping super well.  We came home Monday and by Monday evening I was getting sick.  I had a stomach bug until Wednesday, not fun, not fun at all!

Thursday I finally went to the doctor about this sinus headache that I have been suffering with for 3 weeks.  She diagnosed me with a sinus polyp.  She has be taking a decongestant, nasal spray/steroid, and antibiotic.    I loath taking medicine but loath this headache more!  She suspects that this treatment won't work...ugh!  She thinks I may have to go on another week of steroids if that doesn't work have a CT scan.  I told her that I was VERY sure the first round of treatment would work.  Steroids and I don't get along!

This morning...well I hardly consider 3:30am morning...Megan woke up with the same stomach bug I had. I feel for her because she has it BAD but she was going to get to go to the Fish Festival today and get to meet Jeremy Camp.  We have some good friends who went to college with him and that is how Megan was going to get to go.  They have a daughter that Megan is very close with.  When Megan was getting sick for the second time she realized she was going to miss out on the concert it really bummed her out. hasn't been the best week around here.  I am praying next week doesn't have sickness ruling the stage.  I pray it is full of homeschool preparations and deep house cleaning!