Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wednesdays treasures

After a few days of not posting, I decided I would let everyone know I am still alive. Barely.
I had to work at the old house all week-end. That is getting so old and I am SO READY to get a 4-sale sign on that house.
On monday I took a nasty little spill at work. I caught my foot on the file cabinet drawer and twisted my ankle. It happenned to be the ankle that I broke 8 years ago and had to have plates and pins put in it. So I hobbled down to my car and went to emergency room for a 3 hour wait. I had it x-rayed and everything looked ok. They put a gel splint on it and I kept it elevated with ice on it for 24 hours. I stayed home from work yesterday and by late afternoon was able to put more weight on it but its still pretty sore. I will return to work today.
I was lucky that it was ok.
I was also lucky last week. I won a the ATC lottery in my yahoo group. So that meant I recieved several ATCs from some of the talented ladies in my group. The card above is from a wonderful friend named Susan. Below are some more wonderful cards I recieved.
Ayana's card
The card above is from my Sweet Mommy! Its the cutest little pocket card. The butterfly goes in the little pocket. My Mom is having a very rough time again. Her legs have been swelling for several months now. This is caused by numerous health problems. The botched back surgery which started the whole decline in her health. The surgery has caused blood clots and fluids to form. Also a arrythemia in her heart has a play in it too. She went back to the doctor yesterday and he told her she has infection in her legs now. He put her on antibiotics and told her she has to lay flat on her back with her legs elevated above her heart. Laying in that position causes more pressure on her back and she has such horrible pain. She is on an extreme dosage of lasix for fluid and high doses of blood thinner. They say she still has clots in her legs which are causing the swelling. Needless to say, she is so depressed right now. And I am so worried. She had been doing so much better and was back to doing her art again. But now this set back. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers.
Below is a chunky book page that I did for a swap that she was trying to host. It is called "Remarkable Women". I, of course, chose Lady Bird Johnson. I am taking over the swap and will be helping her put the book together and sending it back to the artists that participated.
We have 9 artists in this swap so I had to made 9 of these pages. On the back of the card I give a little autobiography of Lady Bird.
Well I sure hope all of my wonderful blogger buds are doing ok and that your all having a wonderful summer so far. Thanks for letting me share and please remember my Mom in your prayers.


JessInFocus said...

Love the ATCs and you did a great job on the book page. I am sorry to hear about your mom and your ankle. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get done with the house soon and get it sold. (((hugs)))


Janet said...

I've been sick and haven't visited for quite awhile. I'm so sorry to hear that your mom is still having such terrible problems....and you need to take care of yourself, too. That ankle needs TLC!

The ATCs are all so pretty and I love the Lady Bird page.

Shopgirl said...

The Lady Bird is a stand out for me...great!
Hope your Mother is doing better.
Your ankle must have hurt like heck! No more falling!!!!!!
Life will be better when the house is done. Your, Mary

Summer Gypsy said...

Hi Beth,
Thanks for visiting my blog! Hey, I grew up in Cullman. Bet you know where that is too! Actually, I live in a suburb of Birmingham now. I will be back to visit soon to check out your neat art!

Naturegirl said...

Beth I so sorry to hear about your fall and your poor mother! I hold you both in my prayers and send you healing energy!
We can always find JoY in our gardens..I find it so soothing in time of discomfort and worry!I wish you and your mom a peacefilled day! hugs NG

Artsy Etc. said...

Fabulous ATC win! You lucky gal. So sorry that Lottie isn't feeling well. Please give her my best and I'll absolutely keep her in my prayers!


Ernestine said...

Beth, thank you so much for visiting my new blog.
I will be reading some of your entries later in the day.
A new online friend from Tennessee

CattyCat said...

Hi Beth: Tell your mom she's thought about clear out in California and that my heart is with her. I'm sorry I haven't been around but my life has been what it has been too. But that is little to no excuse really. I hope she is up and around again within a reasonable length of time. I know it can't be rushed, but we can pray.

Your friend,

Rosa said...

Bethy Bee! What in the world? You poor soul. Well, I think you need workman's comp and need to stay home for say, a, a week or two! And your poor momma. Well, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger! You both just hang in there. Hope to see you this weekend. xoxo
PS I loved LB!! (Hey, they both had the same initials--just noticed! hehe)

Heather Robinson said...

I love the chunk book theme! It will indeed be a remarkable book when it is compiled and completed. I'm so delighted that you visited my blog so I could see all of your lovely artwork and learn more about you.

Anonymous said...

Beth...your chunky book pages is fab and how cool that you won all those great atc's.

Hope your ankle is healing up.