Saturday, May 5, 2012

My mini gardens

I had fun making this mini resurrection garden for Easter. I saw the idea on Pinterest and it was so easy, using a small pot, potting soil and grass seed. I gathered the small stones from beside out driveway and the hardest thing was finding the big stone for in front of the tomb. I couldn't find a round one, but I found this in the woods beside our house. I broke off small twigs to make the crosses and hot glued them together. Kayden is getting ready to roll the stone away here.

This was such a good way to explain the Easter story to the boys. We also used Ressurrection eggs that I'd made last year. 

Today the weather was beautiful and I played and made two fairy gardens. This one is in a bowl shaped pot that's maybe 14 inches wide.   See the little turtle? The funny looking thing by the bird nest is actually a bird and poor fairy has a hand broken from years of wear and tear.

 This one is larger than it's actually in the ground in a flower bed. It's hard to see everything clearly, I know. But it was fun to do. They will both look very different in a few weeks when the plants are growing. I mostly used starts of things I had from other years of fairy gardens. A fun day of playing outside!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Taking a break...

from IVs that is...When I'm on IVs, I have a home health nurse who comes once a week (she is great!) plus I have to make the trip to clinic once a week. The nurse usually does bloodwork and changes my port needle and dressing...or they do that at clinic. At my appointment, they go over the bloodwork, take a culture and check lung function (pfts)... Then decide if I should continue the Ivs for the next week. Yesterday was an appointment. My pfts have not gone up , actually went down a tad. I still don't have much energy, short of breath and feel pretty much the same as when I started the IVs almost a month ago. My lungs were not behaving and I sounded pretty tight and wheezyish. I don't feel terrible, I just wanted to feel like I did last September after IVs. Another burst of prednisone is an option, but I said no for right now. We decided to pull the IV and take a break. I'm in the feeling free mode today! I'm hoping this doesnt mean a new lower pft I'll see how the next few days go. My joints hurt, hands, wrists and knees. I only wish I had a little of the energy my little grandsons have! They wanted to race me around the house the other day...ummhmmm...right, boys. My SIL with the bone disease had surgery at Cleveland Clinic last week. They took out the rod in her leg, scraped the inside of her bone and put in a new larger rod. It was a rough few days, but she is home and doing better. The hope is that this will stimulate new bone cells to grow, help her break heal and get her walking again...which would be awesome! We will see. I took hubby to the hospital for carpal tunnel surgery. He did well...he has to ice it a lot for tonight and tomorrow. Its his dominant hand, so it'll probably be more difficult than last time. He'll be off work for a couple of weeks. So we've had lots of medical stuff going on lately! Prayers are appreciated!