Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Finally Did IT!!!!

I bet your wonder what the IT is? Well I have always wanted to have my own antiques/collectibles store out of our house or if we had a barn. Well our house is too small and we don't have a barn. So I decided to rent space in a shop. I ended up with actually two locations - one is a much more upscale shop with only items that are 1968 and older. The other spot I'm hoping works out well too but they have very few rules on things so I could almost put anything in that booth. They even agreed to let me put a few handmade primitive items. So maybe that will work well too. As soon as I get more set up I'll try to post some pictures. Wish me luck on this new venture!!!! I really just want to pay the low rent fees. Looking forward to the next auction I can attend.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Going Down and Down

Well I haven't posted in awhile. It's hard to keep up with crafting and prim decor while homeschooling five kiddos. So I guess I'll try to fit some in during summer break and then the rest will have to wait til they all graduate.

I've also been busy trying to fit in some exercise both for health and because of really needing to lose some weight. The good news is I am down around 16lbs and I really don't know how many inches but I started at about a size 18/20 and I'm now in 11/12 for some things and 13/14 if the jeans are from those stores that the sizes run small anyway like Aeropostale and Old Navy. I only have about 30lbs to get to my weight watchers goal and then I won't need to pay the meeting fee.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Knee Problems for my Little Guy

My son Micah (age 7) has patella knee where your knee cap shifts out of place from time to time for no reason. The other night at about 10:30 during his sister's sleepover party it happened again. It was the worst I've ever seen it. He was screaming he was in so much pain. I kept trying to shift it back into place, not that I really know what I'm doing, but I've watch the doctors before but it wasn't working so well. Or at least I thought that. I took hubby along because the roads were icy and we headed to the ER. I felt so awful leaving the girls home after inviting two of Natania's friends over to sleep. I felt so guilty but my oldest daughter 16 was home and Natania's friends are very mature and well behaved. They took 4 xrays and the knee was lined up right but they were concerned about ligament damage. So we went home at about 2:30am with crutches and a leg brace that is the size used for a small adult so that wasn't all that helpful but it did immobilize his knee for a few days. Our follow up visit was today with our family doctor. He told him to try to limp around until it felt better and to try to put some weight on it just a little. As long as it didn't hurt. He thought he would be better in a few days but he is also setting up an appt. for us to see an orthopeds specialist. He is thinking Micah might need knee surgery but he wants the specialist to make the final decision because Micah is so young and the surgery is usually done in your teen years. So now we now wait and see.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Giveaway winner!!

Congratulations to Tammy from a Primitive Place. She is the winner of the cute Christmas tea light. Enjoy!!