October 28, 2009

new blanket fabrics

Alrighty people...my fabulous mom who helps me sew practically ALL of my blankets just made 25 new blankets and the GREAT news is most of them are new fabrics! My goal this weekend (even if it's halloween and the MIL is coming into town) is to take some pictures of them and get them posted on Facebook and my blog and also send them off to my favorite web gal to update my site! Happy Halloween!!!

October 22, 2009

science experiment

In light of my previous post I'm going to try and think positive about my health issues right now but it may be hard. Today I am 29 weeks pregnant, very excited about that but not so excited about the kidney stones and yeast that I've been passing through my system from my kidney. Very painful and not very pleasant while pregnant.

I had an ultrasound of my kidney and bladder today and they discovered that I have large amounts of yeast blocking my left kidney function. Fluid goes into the kidney then goes to the ureter which then goes to the bladder and out. As a result my kidney is inflamed and could stop the production of my kidney function....not good. So...next Tuesday I will be going in for them to put a stint in so the stones and yeast can pass through my system and not create blockage. Is that too much info? Not looking forwad to that but I'll do anything to break up my relationship with the heating pad I sit on every night. wish me luck..

October 14, 2009

food for thought

Growing Day by DayBecoming a Better Person:
At some point in our lives, many of us find ourselves overcome with the desire to become better people. While we are all uniquely capable of navigating this world, we may nonetheless feel driven to grow, expand, and change. This innate need for personal expansion can lead us down many paths as we develop within the context of our individual lives. Yet the initial steps that can put us on the road to evolution are not always clear. We understand that we want to be better but have no clear definition of “better.” To ease this often frustrating uncertainty, we can take small steps, keeping our own concept of growth in mind rather than allowing others to direct the course of our journey. And we should accept that change won’t happen overnight—we may not recognize the transformations taking place within us at first. Becoming a better person in your own eyes is a whole-life project, and thus you should focus your step-by-step efforts on multiple areas of your existence. Since you likely know innately which qualities you consider good, growing as an individual is simply a matter of making an effort to do good whenever possible. Respect should be a key element of your efforts. When you acknowledge that all people are deserving of compassion, consideration, and dignity, you are naturally more apt to treat them in the manner you yourself wish to be treated. You will intuitively become a more active listener, universally helpful, and truthful. Going the extra mile in all you do can also facilitate evolution. Approaching your everyday duties with an upbeat attitude and positive expectations can help you make the world a brighter, more cheerful place. Finally, coming to terms with your values and then abiding by them will enable you to introduce a new degree of integrity and dignity into your l! ife. As you endeavor to develop yourself further, you can take pride not only in your successes, but also in the fact that you are cultivating consciousness within yourself through your choices, actions, and behaviors. While you may never feel you have reached the pinnacles of awareness you hope to achieve, you can make the most of this creative process of transformation. Becoming a better person is your choice and is a natural progression in your journey of self-awareness.

piggy paint

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