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Sunday, October 28, 2012


Wow. It's been two months since my last post.  Really?  Not much has changed.  Friday got to work at about 7:30am.  It was Friday and payday and I was "acting", my boss called out and I was in charge.  9:15am and a pepsi later felt this dull ache in my lower left side.  ?????? Well cramps isn't an OPTION anymore.... so my brain went into RED ALERT mode.  Signed out, headed straight the the ER.  Two bags of fluid and a couple of doses of oxycodone later, nurse confirmed what I already figured.  4mm stone obstructing.... my brain shut down after the fourth word.  Because of it's position, my urologist who happened to be on call suggested they keep me.  Ummmm no thank you.  I convinced him that wouldn't be necessary.  Send me home, which btw is RIGHT across the street from the ER, with some pain meds and I'll be ok.  Remember me doc,  I passed the 7mm one over the summer?  He response was yeah but remember I'm the guy that had to remove crazy small one that got obstructed.  Ummmm hmmmm yeah but....  Needless to say I won the fight and some time between late Friday night and Saturday morning I gave "birth" to this:
This episode wasn't as bad as the 4 trips this summer before my final surgery (yes had to have another one after the first).
Bittersweet weekend-pain is gone and I'm sure this was the last one.  The others I past and or the doctors removed like I said this summer (back in August to be exact).  Best part is DD is home because of storm Sandy.  My mom would NOT let anyone rest until we got her home.  Her presence has made the house so different.  She defintely brings back life to this house.  The youngest is a boy and so laid back.  My daughter is the outgoing one.  The fun one.  Not that the boy isn't fun, he's an "old" soul.  I swear.  Well everyone please be safe.
Praying for all of us on the East Coast.
God speed.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Today was a hard day for me.  My oldest child went to college today.  The month has been a whirlwind for my household.  Kidney stones episodes that required three emergency room visits, lithotripsy, kidney infection and then stent placement to remove stones is enough for any one person.  I'm almost stone free but that's nothing compared to the heartbreak I'm going through right now.  Life is forever changed and I better be a big girl about it fast!  Nothing like a mommy balling her eyes every five minutes.  I guess the days will get better. This is tough!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Still recovering from surgery.  Monday was my oldest 18th birthday who is now home with strep throat.  So you can imagine my household.  I have been able to get around a bit.  Not so bad.  The passing of the stones are the worst.  Enough about that.  On to the portfolios.  Patchfolio and small books pattern by Craft Apple are my biggest seller.  Here are few that I have made.  Will post the current orders when they are done.

They are addicting to make.  Just let me warn you!  LOL!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


It's Sunday and I guess I have the blues.
Feeling better from the stones though. Wednesday night had to be taken to the er by ambulance it was so bad. Good thing the hospital is right across the street. The first to arrive ere the fire dept. I was in so mich pain I was in the floor on my knews. When arrived they had to so everything on the floor. Well the ambo came and away we went.
It took them 15mins to get my IV. By this time the poor
Firefighter guy offered to put my line in. I was so mich pain i could from their faces they wanted to help me rid that horrible pain. The other stood and patted my hand. My poor husband was so distraught. I haven't experienced pain like this ever and I had mu son amd daughter naturally.
Finally moved into the room. Nurse put my line while in the stretcher in the hall. Doctor was awesome. Saw I had been there few weeks ago for same thing. Things went rapidly. This time however it took 2 shots of dilulaid to get me comfortable.
Ct scan showed that my monday litho procedure caused a 5mm to drop hence the pain.
So they pumped me with drugs and sent me home.
I am to return as soon as the pain starts. I have the dilulaid in pill form but couldn't keep anything down so I was prescribed nausea meds too.
Any twinge of pain since I have taken my 1/2 dilulaid.

More changes, dd got her license friday and its been deal around here. Today she totally shaved all her beautiful hair off. She wants to be natural. She will be 18 in two days and leavinf for college in a couple of weeks. Don't tell anyone but it's just too much for daMommie to get used all at once.
Guess it's time for daMommie to grow up!
My baby!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oh nooowwa

Stoopid kidney stones. Saturday I had the worst pain in my entire life! Mind you I have experienced kidney stones for the first time about four years ago and that episodes was NOTHING compared to this time. This one is stuck in the ureter 6mm. Too large for me to pass and blocking the flow of urine. So having stones blasted on Thursday. I will be put under and it is way less invasive than surgery. Right now I am on some super dupa pain meds. DaMommie has been put on bed rest! My son and daughter are watching me like a hawk!!!!!! Thanks to DH! But I won't complain and use this time to rest up as much as I can. Xoxoxoxo D daMommie :-)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy birthday to MY BABY!

First and foremost today is my baby's 14th bday.  I can't believe I'm saying this right now. :-(
I have been truly blessed I can not even begin to tell you.

Mommy and Daddy loves you VERY, VERY much and we are so VERY, VERY proud of you!!!!
Asking God for many many many more birthdays and blessings!

Now to sewing..........Thank you to all my etsy supporters!  Loving every minute of this new found popularity.  So a while I back I lied.  About being content with my sewing machine.  Well I "needed" this one.  Really I did.....

Yeah it's the Singer Futura Quartet SEQ-6000 from HSN
Yep needed the embroidery features on this baby.  Had to pass up some clients because my other machine couldn't embroider larger size.  THAT won't happen again.  ;-)

Check out the size of the embroidery unit compared to my hand....

Not a good shot but you get the idea.  And sorry for the crappy iphone pics.  :-(  Here's the size of this machine next to my computer and check out the my pepsi bottle next to it.  Yes I know bad habit I truly need to quit.  But let's not go there!  I could be drinking worse things with daughter going to college and son going to high school.  My babies!  :-(

Ok gotta get back to work.  You know the one that pays the bills. ;-)

Monday, June 11, 2012

15% off in my shop this week and GIVEAWAY!

I'm offering 15% percent off items in my shop. Use coupon code DA15OFF when checking out. Also offering up one item from my shop as a giveaway. Leave me a comment and don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you. You get to pick your item. I will be picking a person on Friday! Good luck!