I did finally get enough of my stuff over here that I can start making memory angels again. I had a friend that had a baby and pre-eclampsia. She ended up having a seizure during labor and whatever happened to her body at that time also happened to her daughter. Rose lived a very short time and I was left wondering what I was going to do. I had made her a layette (I was on a major layette kick at that time and it seemed like EVERYONE I knew was pregnant!) and wasn't sure whether to send it or not. Turns out she still wanted it, her sister was going to make her a shadow box. Anyway, I wanted to do something for her and Rose became my first memory angel baby. They turned out to be rather addictive in a sad way.
She loved it so much that I started looking around for other recipients. I think my next one was Christian, Carly's little boy. I think her project was called Names in the Sand but now its Project Heal. Many, many more would come. In fact, too many followed that one. I burnt out about a year ago and I have been trying to finish my last one ever since. If you ever want to see all of them, they are here. I have never charged for them and I don't really have any specific criteria. I am not that good at mouths so I usually stick with babies/toddlers but my current one is an exception. You will probably recognize some of the children's names on those pages. I hope to start on the one I am now in the next few days, its time for her go home.
My Mom got her scooter. I am so happy for her! She is having a blast, my Dad actually heard her giggling like a young girl last night when she was taking a few spins around the block. We don't have a lift so she can't take it with her yet but even just being able to take a drive around the neighborhood has really put color back in her cheeks. She is losing as well, I wish she would let me get a pic of how loose her shorts are but I was lucky she let me take these pics of her scooter with her on it!
|This is her, "getting ready to race" look|
|Look close, the speeds on this thing are turtle and hare! There are tiny silhouettes of a turtle and a rabbit over to the right.|
|I thought this one was funny because you can see my reflection in the glass. It reminded me of a Jen picture to show weight loss. LOL|
I wanted a new mop too. The one my aunt bought me is huge but it has nothing in the middle under the cloth so I couldn't really scrub. I chose this one that has microfiber covers you can wash. I am not really environmentally conscious but being able to wash it and not keep buying new ones really did appeal to me. I like this one because you can flip it over and you have another clean surface. It did really good going around all our furniture legs. This is the O'Cedar flip microfiber mop or something very close to that name. LOL I am not getting paid to review these so I figure close will work.
I had one other purchase that I was excited about. I know, I need a life. But I really was excited to get this stuff. I got my first set of "Tupperware". Another inside joke, its actually Rubbermaid. Anyway, I haven't ever had my own set of plastic food storage containers since I have been adult. For some reason, this purchase made it really feel like we were home. LOL
I did buy some fun stuff too, just not at WalMart. I LOVE the sandals that are gladiator type with the zipper at the back. I am not sure why, I just do. I bought my first pair two years ago and they are getting a bit ragged since I wear them all the time. I found a new pair finally at JCPenny's that are flat (a requirement for me!) and didn't have that thong thing in between your toes. When I saw they were only $10, I snapped them up! The clincher was a free shipping to the Penny's store. That made my new sandals $10.77 with tax. Not bad since I paid $20 for the pair I wear now.
I heard from Tom this morning. He told me that he's been manic for like the last month and finally got his meds straightened out again. He is sending TJ $70 today because he feels bad. Yeah, I kinda will believe it when it finally gets here. TJ isn't even expecting anything at this point. You know what's sad? He isn't even upset his Dad messed up, he expects it. Anyway, I guess this truly was a hodge podge of stuff and hopefully you all aren't totally bored. LOL
I am looking forward to Sunday. If all goes well, I should break the 180's.