Sunday, August 28, 2011

Son/family update

I just want to thank you all so much for all the love and support you have give to my son and my family! My son has had his second session of chemo on Friday and is taking it amazingly well! He is (so far) doing so well that he plans to go to stick with starting back up at college on Monday. He has talked with the college about his health situation and they are so nice and accommodating to him! They r letting him take his classes from home on the Internet. He is feeling so good that he is planning to attend the classes on campus. He is surprised at how well he is feeling this time around. I have got to say that I have a feeling that it has to do with all the prayers and thoughts and positive energies sent his way! He just has this strength and attitude I haven't seen before. He is truly my hero!

Another update: the economy has definitely effected my husbands roofing business and it has been very slow the past few years and has reached an all time low since he started his business 16 years ago. Now that my youngest has started school we have decided that it's time for me to get a job and contribute to the household financially. I applied to a number of places with no call backs or anything. Then I got to thinking that I should work somewhere that would interest me and be a positive way to reenter the working world. I wanted something that would make going to work a happy thing. So--I went to and filled out an application for their new building that hasn't opened yet. I got called back the very next day and had the interview on Friday. I was hired on the spot and I start this weekend! It's awesome cuz I get to see it from start to finish what it's all about with stocking the entire store, assembling shelves, grand opening! I feel like I'm having a new baby...if that makes sense at all. I got a new project to focus on. I am not going to be making much money but I will at least be able to help a little bit with the bills. We are currently having a hurricane and maybe it will bring with it some roofing work. My husband works closely with insurance companies to get insurance to cover costs of roofing disasters.

My baby starts school for first time tomorrow, my sick son starts college tomorrow too, I start job this week too--some good things are happening for us! Thank you all for being here and seeing me through! I will update if anything changes!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Her son

Hello blog peoples I am the son of the woman that does gemini paper crafts.Since she has left her computer at the moment and left her account open I thought I might aswell post something because I have nothing to do at the moment and as she just said a minute ago she has won $150 on!!

I won!!!

I can't believe it. I got a private message from someone on the cricut messageboard stating I should go check the blog cause she thinks I won $150 to I guess it doesnt count for my spending ban.

My last buy

I really mean it this time. I am not going to buy another thing for myself till after christmas. I have decided to make my last purchase a big one. I am going to buy the close to my heart bundle with the cricut cartridge and the coordinating stamps and stuff. It really is a great bundle plus I get to try out close to my heart product. I love the cartridge. Its so versatile. I love the 3d flowers that are on it too so it saves me from having to buy the flower shoppe cartridge. I plan on ordering it probably next week or week after. I only make $100 a week babysitting and I really stretch that baby out week to week. The cartridge included in this bundle is Art Philosophy and it has a little bit of everything! The only question is what is the best deal and who to purchase from. I don't know anyone here in maine to buy from so I am looking to the Cricut Circle messageboard for people to buy from.

Happy crafting,


Ok--stupid me!--I forgot to photograph my son's cards we made for him so I have to wait till he gets home from hospital probably tomorrow or next day. My hubby brought them to him and said he enjoyed them all. My 5 year old daughter can't write or spell yet so I just let her scribble on the card and then I translated it below where she wrote. It was so cute.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sad news

It seems like we were just celebrating my son being in remission from his cancer. He has another cancer tumor in his mouth again. He went for a MRI yesterday and they immediately admitted him to the hospital and are starting chemo. This poor kid was first diagnosed with throat cancer when he was 17 in 2005. He had chemo and radiation and got rid of it. The cancer came back with a vengeance last August in his jawbone. He had surgery where they removed his jawbone and they used his leg bone to rebuild his jaw. He had chemo following his surgery. This time the tumor regrew in the same place as the last one, in his jaw/mouth. They don't think surgery is necessary and that chemo will be enough. Please pray to whatever higher power you believe in that my young son, 23 years old, will be rid of this cancer for good this time. My family prays that third times the charm! Just within the past two weeks he signed up for college classes. He was going before but was sick with cancer. He thought he was passed all that this year so signed back up. He was so excited to be moving forward with his life. The college was so nice to him and accepting and accommodating. He just wants a normal life, a healthy life. He someday wants a family too. He is so great with kids and loves to play. He is so giving and generous and smart. He is my hero and I am so lucky to have him in my life. I am making some cards for me and my other kids to make for him and I will post them here for you all to see.

Have a blessed day and hug your loved ones!


Monday, August 8, 2011

wedding mini album


I saw on somebody's youtube video there was paper at tjmaxx and marshall's for $5.99 so I went to marshall's yesterday (Sunday) and bought what was left of paper. I also bought a new video camera last week which makes is soooo much easier to upload videos to youtube so look out for more videos to come.

Blogger makes it so easy to add videos from youtube too. Gotta love it!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cool storage tip

This one comes from a friend of mine. She and her hubby make jewelry and this is how they store their beads. They have a bulletin board hung up on the wall and have the beads all separated into little baggies. They are put up on the board with tacks. I saw this and i thought it would work with small scrapping supplies too: ribbon, beads, eyelets, brads, even carts. Placed in an easy to access area. This friend of mine has a cricut expression that i sold to her when i got my imagine. I also gave her a bunch of carts with it. She has had it for months and never used it. So i finally went over the other day and showed her how to use it. She is totally addicted to cricut now. She made a project for a baby shower gift and she got a lot of compliments. I love that now we share the love of cricut. I also taught her a bit of cricut craftroom this weekend too. I used my account to show her how to use it. Im hoping that craftroom will be open to all very soon. I cant believe how long its taking them. The worst part is that it seems like they take less time testing products they sell just so they can release it and make money, but now they have something free with not too many bugs and they r taking forever to release it. I hate to be negative but once in a while i have to jump on that bandwagon.

Have a great week crafters!