Monday, July 27, 2009

Getting Closer!

The grand reveal of the photo site is coming along rapidly now! They have the actual site on hold until all is ready to be revealed. I'm terribly excited about all of this since this will be my 'Design Debut' as an independent designer. First time my work will be seen outside of my blog or the downloads I have offered. I've put in some long hours but the folks at Hoorray have been very supportive of my efforts and have encouraged me to 'spread my designing wings.'

Hoorray has also been good for me to immerse myself in to escape the unbelievable stress that is put on Kimberli every day. She is so pitiful today; her father has hurt her feelings soooo bad. She hasn't gone into great detail with him but she has let him know that her time on earth is almost over; he has not reacted as you would expect or as she wanted. I've tried to ease her mind about this but it's really between them; men just don't 'get it' like women do. We want more attention and to talk about what is coming, not less! I guess it's that old male thing of: 'if we have to discuss it that means you want me to fix it' and this time he can't. I so want to put my arms around her and hold on tight so she cannot go anywhere without me. But not only can I not do this in therory but because of the tenderness and pain of the feeding tube sight, I can't hug her at all. ;( I wish she was down here living with me but I know that she needs to be with her husband.

Keep Kim in your prayers, please. She needs a lot of mental strength to accept the coming months.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Cat Scan?

Hello all. Found out last night that Kim has had a headache since Sunday. Same spot, hasn't moved, or lessened. She saw the Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist this morning and he says it could possible be her sinuses but he doesn't want to take any chances so a CAT scan has been scheduled for Tuesday morning. Please, please send up good thoughts and prayers for the problem to be her sinuses or migraines or cluster headaches. Those are bad enough but little Kim doesn't need any more life threatening prognosis!

I'm still working on the beach album. Do any of you need shell .png's? Have you checked out the prices of photos to use in commercial products? hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars for one shot? I'll up load these for you if you are interested; they aren't top notch but they will do in a pinch! Leave me a comment if you need some.

Hoorray is steadily working on a 'full frontal assault' to the Internet ASAP. The Designer Line is coming along nicely but you won't see any of my stuff up there yet. :(

Hope you all have a great weekend.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Hello all. Just a note to let you know that I'm still alive and am working on my new job as much as possible. Kim had a good day yesterday. Freebie soon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Some vintage buttons I needed.


Kim has started making preparations for her funeral. I'm to spend the day with her and Joshua tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hey Y'All,

I've been trying to keep up with all that has been happening with my Kim and also working on my Hoorray albums. I'm going to share some bubbles I made later.

Kim has been having the worst kind of pain with her feeding tube sight. Sometimes it hurts her to just breath! She saw the doctor about it today (again) and now they say it's infected and prescribed an anti-biotic for her. Bless her little heart, she try's so hard not to worry me with her troubles even though I tell her that's what mothers are for, to help you carry your burdens. As sick as she has been, she still manages to prop herself up on her walker in the kitchen and make meals for her family. She doesn't eat it herself so I think she is a martyr for her struggles to contribute to the running of the household.

I thought I'd share with you some bubbles I made for one of my Hoorray albums. I'm using them in some beach scenes but they will also work for bath tub, wedding, and anniversary pages. There are 7 different sizes and they all vary slightly from one another. Be sure and adjust the opacity and/or size to suit your layout! Hope you enjoy and can use them! Leave me some luv!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Finally, some Good News!

Hey Y'all,

Kim went to the nephrologist this morning and he said her kidneys are functioning fine! Praise! Praise! Praise!

Kim was in the Emergency Room again yesterday evening, she collapsed from exhaustion. She hasn't been getting all the nutrition she has needed because the manufacturer of the feeding tube parts did away with the type of connector that was needed for Kim to get her entire 12 hours of feedings. She finally received an adapter in the mail yesterday so she should start getting her full feedings again. She is so stressed by her family life that I get exhausted just hearing about it!

Well, I was suppose to visit with my friends today and have lunch and a rest by the pool but that didn't happen for me. I'm afraid my back started acting up yesterday afternoon and I haven't been able to sit or walk normally since then. It's almost 8 PM and I'm just now checking my email; I've been in the bed for almost 24 hours.

Got some news today from IMP! The designer corner is slated to go public on July 19th! I'm really excited to see if their creative department liked the submitted designs I did and if anyone wants to actually purchase an album of my design! I need to continue to work on making more albums but I also need to work on my friend Libby's family albums. I promised to digitize her photos and make DVD's for her children and her and her husband. She has been so forgiving of my inability to work on her stuff for the past couple of months; she's a great friend.

Okay, so that's all the news I have for today. Thanks for visiting!