Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Well....I tripped over a shoe in my daughter's room 3 weeks ago (you know, you tell your kids to pick up their stuff for a reason!) :)

Just when my left ankle was no longer swelling...I dropped the entire weight of my scrapbook bag on the same ankle and almost fractured it!!!- so now I look like a total doofus with an ankle brace on to hold my severly sprained ankle in place. This has been a real challenge at work, as I am supposed to prop my foot up and ice it...okay, prop my foot up at a "phone/desk" job and ice it how!???

Since I work in a big basket, I have managed to find a basket the size I need today and I brought one of those ice packs from home and wrapped it in a cloth napkin...Mac Gyver would be proud, no doubt! It is funny to see me typing and trying to face the computer while my leg is turned sideways!!!...I'll post some pix later :)

I called the doctor's office today to see how long I have to wear this sexy ankle splint/brace "thingy" and they said 4 weeks. 4 weeks!!!! ...I will be limping around and walking at a much slower pace than what I am accustomed to...so therein lies a whole new challenge!...I will keep you posted :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Recipe Swaps and the Weather...

I have been "keeping my sanity" by joining several recipe swaps on Split Coast. Some were "late" (past the due date) due to the snow/ice/rain mix that we have had as of late. I am sooo tired of snow (it started again this morning and we could get up to 6 more inches!!!)...don't get me wrong...I love how the trees look and how they glisten (hello!!!- I am Little Miss SPARKLE)...and the glittery sheen on the white lawn makes a fabulous sight, esp. at night when the moon is shining...I am just tired of not being able to get around because of the road conditions and I am done with being C-O-L-D (brrrrrr!!!!)

I decided to start hosting some swaps...so if you log on Split Coast and go to Swaps/Recipes...look for my swaps:

Recipe Swaps:
Presidential/White House
Spice Mixes & Seasonings
Dinner On The Go

I am also hosting a GLITTER ATC swap too...let me know if you read these and have any questions...all of the details are out on the Split Coast Forum...since I can't get out much right now...I am trying to stay warm and craft away in my Scrapbook Room.

I have also signed up to do an "Altered Book Round Robin" with my friend Deb at our monthly Scrapbook Crop this month. You bring a book and an idea of a theme that you want (love, friendship, numbers, etc...) and you give the book to someone. They have until the next month when we scrapbook again to alter a double page or a few pages back to back, and then give your book to another person the next month. By the time you get the book back, most of it will be finished and will have pages altered by your friends, making it even more special. It might take a while, but as my book "progresses" I will try to take pix and post them. (Although, I have been very BAD about pix lately!)...I will try and upload some for my recipe swaps that I have completed.

Stay Warm! :)