Friday, September 28, 2012

I'm a bad Auntie!!

Yesterday was my great nephew's birthday...and lazy me forgot to put up the pages I had created to remember it. So very sorry, but here is the 2 page layout I did using a couple of freebies from Granny Enchanted. I used some of my favorite shots from his birth, with his mom, with his dad, in an outfit I sent him, and one with both of his sisters and cousin while we were there in July and then one his mom posted on FB just a few days ago. Isn't he just adorable? Happy First Birthday belatedly Jayson! Aunt Neenie loves you bunches!
I didn't forget, really I didn't, just have been so down with my back for almost a month now and unable to sit at the computer for very long. With the medicines the doctor gave me, I was sleeping mostly, then after a couple of falls, he decided to change my medicines to prednisone that seems to be helping with the sciatica pain. I had xrays and MRIs with contrast on Wednesday, waiting to see what those show. Anyhow, just trying to get over this latest attack with it. We have been so very warm and windy, but now the front is about to descend on us again to drop temps to more normal for this time of year and some rain supposedly for tonight and most of tomorrow. We really do need it! Well, been here long enough, got to get up and move before I can't, so will chat more with you later! Have a marvelous weekend making lots of terrific memories to share! Luv, Mat

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Good Morning Ya'll

Good Sunday Morning to ya! It is cool and damp here this morning, been a nice light soaking rain since early this morning! We so need it...and the temperatures are slowly but surely falling from those triple digit days...not even in the 90's for the past 3 days. Wonderful fall weather finally!
Did you notice that my blog fairy (Miss Boots) has been here and made my blog look more like fall? Doesn't she do lovely, lovely work? I so thank her and of course, Kyra at With A Russian Dutch Heart for the kit that Linda used to decorate for me! Really put me in a scrapping mood (despite my low back giving me fits) so I took a few minutes and created a double page for my sisters' scrapbook that I am creating!
I used a cute kit called Grandma's Quilt for the background and frames (Sorry the TOU does not list name of the designer). The word-art is by LLC and the photos are all mine. Makes for a cute 2 page layout right?
Well, gotta run for now, time to get this body moving (if I can...LOL)! Chat with ya more next time, in the meantime, make lots of great memories to share with us! Have a fantastic Sunday! Luv, Mat

Monday, September 10, 2012

Glorious Weekend

It surely was a spectacular weekend here! We had a cold front move in overnight on Friday (temp on Friday 104 broke record for temps on this date)! Saturday morning it was 65 and strong winds out of the north, only made it to 83 with lots of gorgeous sunshine, then dropped to 62 overnight and only made it to 88 yesterday and was 64 this morning to top out around 93 today! But it was a weekend to be outside. It was really perfect weather!

I am still experiencing some problems with GIMP crashing on me...I updated it and something is not agreeing with my system, gotta figure out what it is! That is when I can sit for awhile and able to troubleshoot. I went to doctor on Tuesday, he adjusted my neck and upper back fine, but the lower back would not budge so he has be on muscle relaxers, my anti inflammation pills and pain pills. I do not like any type of pain pills, but he said I MUST take them until the muscles begin to I have been following directions (mostly) and just lazing and sleeping a lot. Some of the severe pain is gone, but still cannot sit for very long periods yet!

I did manage to do a few pages this past week and weekend! Miss Boots sent me an e-mail and I just had to use the words in it for these 2 pages of my sisters! I used the kit Faded Memories from Raspberry Road Designs for them. The 2 heritage pages are for my sister Kathy and one for me...using Scrapiness Down Under's kit lm90312! I will do the rest of the family when I can sit longer...LOL!

Gotta get some errands done this morning as I have several appts this week that will tie up my time! Will chat more with you next time, in the mean time, make lots of memories to share! Y'all have a good week ahead now! Luv, Mat