Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Something New

Here's a link to piece about the Surf Sharks. This book or web site if you will has an excellent piece on the Surf Sharks. I highly recommend it.

Here's another link to the web site for Surf Sharks:

They have one book on Amazon and in some book stores like Hastings I think. It's a really neat book for kids 6 to 12.

 Shelley Wolf the author is working on a second book and her husband Chance Wolf (an Emmy winner in his own right for his art work) is doing the art work for the book.

Just want to share some info. If you have young children or young grand children it's a new and exciting way to learn about sharks.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

WOW it's been 10 days since a POST

I can't think of any good reason that I haven't posted anything except that I lead a pretty boring life.  I'm typing this in Large print and after I'm finished, I convert it all to normal print.

I'm having a bit of an issue with my eyes, so I'm not able to see the type on the computer screen unless I've got my nose about 2 inches away from it.  I'm a "Veteran" and I need cataract surgery. It's been scheduled 3 times since last Feb 2013. In Feb. it was scheduled for May 21st, 2013. On May 20th, I got a call that the surgeon went into labor and had to cancel.  They then scheduled it for Nov. 7th, 2013.  Due to bad weather and really poor driving conditions I called and cancelled the appointment.  I didn't feel two females traveling in a 1995 car on snow & ice was a real good idea. I called and they rescheduled it for May 21st, 2014.  On May 20th they called and cancelled for the surgeon's emergency. It is now scheduled for July 23rd, 2014.

After the big "to do" over the VA mismanagement, I'm thinking I might be one of those that keeps getting pushed back further without anyone reporting that they have cancelled twice for the surgeon's convenience (although labor, if it's real, was a legit excuse). It seems that there is only one surgeon in the Northwest region qualified to do these surgeries at the Spokane VA Medical facility. And there is only one GYN clinic for all of Washington, Oregon etc and it's in Seattle at the VA Hospital there. For female Vets that's a pretty unreasonable drive.

And I'm not happy with Medicare either but that's for another day!!

On to happier things. Little Aayden is with us today and tomorrow. That's always a good day. He's such a little, I mean Big joy for us. We get to watch Little Einsteins, Disney, and Choo Choo Trains. He's 2 1/2 and making pretty big sentences these days. Last week he spotted the picture of me in my Navy Uniform on the dresser. He asked who that lady was and I said that's Nana.  His answer "I don't think so!!". I still haven't convinced him it's me and he's not at all impressed by the medals. The only one I show off is the Sharp Shooter Medal. To the loud mouths and drunks I invite them to view my medals and point out the Sharpshooter one. Usually earns a little more respect. Most people know with the cataracts encroaching, I probably couldn't hit a barn from 50 feet away.(lol)

Here's a couple of new scrapbook pages. I's a bunch of pages.
Gr-grandson Aayden this spring

Gr-Grandson Dominic in his Karate Class.

Another of the Karate School.

Dominic's first day of school last September.

Gr-nephew on the left...Joseph Stephens in Texas for His Honor Awards.

Gr-Grand daughter Kadence (Kaddie) for her school picture.

My daughter "Charlie" and her friend Michael at one of our Thurs nite potlucks. This was taken before he fell out of his wheelchair and got 2 black eyes and a broken leg. I need a ramp on my front porch to accommodate our friend Michael. 

The Tribute wall at my Gr-Grand daughter Olivia's school in 2011 where she posted my picture, her Gr-grandfather, 2 gr-gr-grandfathers, and several Uncles. Her's was the largest group I think. And the kit I used was entitled "The Greatest Generation by Over The Fence Designs.

Two of the youngsters who come to our Thurs or Sat BBQs and have a great time.
That's definitely enough scrap book pages for one day. I try to remember to name the designer of the kit I'm using for each picture but sometimes I get more from unknowns than from one of my faves. The bottom picture was Carina in the Forest by Carina.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

It's Saturday and the Weather is terrific

The lawn is mowed but I didn't do it. Charlie's boy friend did it. Thank goodness he's such a gentleman. He even opens doors for us and that's not something you see every day.

I've been playing with Miriam's Scraps, wedding Kit putting together an album for my Grandson's anniversary in August. I've made 41 actual scrapbook pages and a cover plus an intro page all from her Giahugic kit. I might have tossed in a couple of odd items that weren't in her kit but the major work was hers. I just put the pieces together. I'll share a couple of the pictures here.

David & Brittany saying their vows.

David's children plus a friend making their way down the isle.

David dancing with his mother.

The isle, & two other tables set up.

David & Brittany are joining the reception after the ceremony.

David with his Mother and Step-Mother.

The "Clan Gibson" are really into Bow shooting and hunting.

The Groom and his Groomsmen.

A special Tribute to the ones who are no longer with us but probably watching from Heaven.

After I picked out some to put up I noticed it was more than a couple. Oh well, at least I didn't put up the whole 41 pics. I was so pleased with this wedding kit that it inspired me to do all of this.  And I think my Grandson David is wanting me to add some more pictures that were taken by other members of his huge extended family.

That's enough for today. Please visit Miriam's Scraps to see the beautiful things she creates. and also my other favorite is Russian-Dutch Heart Designs. Both of these ladies are listed on the side of this blog. Stop in and see the beautiful work they do!

All for now!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A short post to show off.

I'm getting ready for Thursday nite Pot luck so this is going to be short.

I've been having such a good time with Miriam's Scraps Wedding Kit and I can't seem to stop. Two or three pages each day and then I rest. It was such a huge kit and so many things to use that I may not get through them all but that's OK. I can save some for another wedding, if there is one in our family's future.

Here's one from this morning.

The Bride with her Maid of Honor

Mother of the Groom with her friend.

Have to run and straighten up my room for the party tonight..