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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Husband Saga continues...and a FREEBIE

OK, so while DH is home recovering from the knee surgery, "we" think it would be a good time for him to have his colonoscopy. He has done nothing but complain about the prep for this thing for months. He complained so much that his doctor gave him the easier prep with less time spent not being able to eat. So I make the jello, get the broth but since he doesn't like those things, he is just going to have nothing. I explain the issue of dehydration and the effects of the prep meds but does he believe his wife, who was a nurse for 25 years? NO. Last evening there is a crash in the hall and I get there to find him on the floor so weak that he can not even stand, moaning and groaning about his stomach cramps and lamenting about how hard this has been! (I, meanwhile, am thinking about haven given birth to 2 children, suffered years with severe monthly cramps, the joys of menopause, the 4 surgeries in the past 3 years, the arthritis, fibro and chronic fatigue, maintaining a house, working full time and raising a family and wonder how I am not screaming at this man to get a grip and grow up!) But, I "lovingly" bring him some Gatorade, which he takes a sip of, help to his feet and to bed, encourage him to eat some jello before midnight but even after passing out, does he listen? NO! I mean, my mother, whose is 86 just went through this and I didn't here a peep from her! This getting him healthy is killing me and he has 4 more weeks before he goes back to work!



Anyway, several people have asked how I made the burlap with the frayed edge and although I cannot remember how I made the burlap I did do up a little "tut" about the frayed edge. Now keep in mind that I am not a tut writer but it will get you through it and you can have all the frayed edges you want! You can download it here. Sorry, download no longer available



Also, I did up a couple of desktop calendars for November using the Fall Splendor kit. One has an open space for your icons and the other is for those of you that have the uncluttered desktop. I hope you enjoy them! Download no longer available.





So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Have a great day and after you are through here, check out my Scrappin Buddies Blogs...links over there on the left. Both Beth and Anita have some beautiful goodies to grab if you haven't already! Huggers to you all!

7 comments:

Kathie said...

Darlin, there is a REASOSN God didn't make men give birth.
The human race would have stopped at the first child born! I feel for you. *hugs*
I just want to say TY for so many wonderful shares. I am going gaga collecting all the lovely goodies and am soon going to get busy with them! I have snagged

Beth said...

Hi Janni~

OMG THANK YOU!!! I am so happy you gave us a Tute, I've already looked at it and read through it.
I can't wait to make my own mats!
No Zenofex but I think I can duplicate the affect somehow. :D
I d\l the Desktops too, thanks SO much for all that you have been sharing.
Keep up the great work, I'm loving your stuff!

Anita said...

Tell me about it I have had a sick hubby for the past 4 years and the computer and PSP are what keeps me sane..
just love the desktop and thank you for the tut and all you share...

Janis said...

A friend sent me your site. Thank you for all the hard work you put into making these and especially for sharing them with us.
I am new to scrapping but I'm sure I will use all the Fall Spender downlouds in the near future.
They are beautiul!!
Hugs,
Janis

donwilmom said...

I am going to make one comment for all of the fall kit! It is just beautiful! I think I have all the pieces and I can't wait to start using them. Thank you for so generously sharing with us.

Robyn said...

These are beautiful desktop calendars! Thanks!!

It never ceases to amaze me what babies men are when they're sick and that they never listen to the doctor (if one is lucky enough to get them to one!) or our advice. But if they hear something on TV or from one of their friends, it becomes gospel. :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous! Now have my desk top for november! Thank yoU!