Thursday, September 18, 2008

It is raining....

I will start off with the good news, they say whenever you have bad news.. you should start with good news. Although most everyone out there already knows the bad news.

I finished my layout for Design Experiment last night. I started a layout for Aleida's memorial and wanted to put it up on here but.. I just, am having a hard time. I will try it again today.
Here is my Design Experiment page. We had to open the dictionary and point to a word and scrap it. UGHHHH well. I am embarrassed to say I don't own a dictionary (I am sure there are shockwaves going across the world right now roflmao) SO I USED and used the word of the day for day before yesterday... It was fitting for these photos of Bella. She was SOOOOOOO over me taking pictures of her. So the word of the day was Vociferous- vo·cif·er·ous /voʊˈsɪfərəs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[voh-sif-er-uhs]
1. crying out noisily; clamorous.
2. characterized by or uttered with vociferation: a vociferous manner of expression.

The journaling reads: You made it MORE THAN EVIDENT you were DONE with me taking you picture for the day.

It is raining today. Kinda seems fitting for the mood. THe mood so many in the scrapbooking/blogging world are in. Also Martin's brother's Funeral is today. They suspect, He was helping a homeless guy, which was something he did all the time. He is one of those that will go up to them and buy them a cup of coffee and witness to them. He would take them to clean em up and help them find a job. He did so much for the community. HE was a christian and an all around good guy. They suspect it was someone he was helping that killed him. SO please keep Martin and his family in your prayers today as they go through his memorial service. BIg Hugs to you Martin.

Today is also the memorial service for our sweet friend Aleida Franklin. The obituary made it real. I mean I believed them and all. I knew she had died... but when you read the words, and see the obituary, wow it isn't a dream. She is really ... I wish I could hug my friend Jessi right now. I know she is going to the memorial service. SHe was a personal IRL (in real life as in flesh and bone I see you all the time I scrap physically with you) Friend of hers. I feel so strongly and sad on this and I only talked to her on the internet and through blog land... I cant imagine what others are going through BETTER YET HER Family.

It is amazing how close we get on this boat anchor called a computer. But ya know, this computer has kept me sane (ok I know you question my insanity but stay with me here) on many days. I don't get out. I am pretty much home bound. Im not complaining. I just want you to grasp what I am saying. I DO NOT LEAVE MY HOUSE, except to go to the dr. SO yeah the friendships I have made on this thing ARE VERY REAL TO ME.

I talk to some of these people on this computer more than I talk to my family. THey are here no matter when I turn this thing on. Aleida was like that. When I got DX with MS. She sent me the sweeetest email tellin me pretty much she woudl KICK MY BUTT (ok yall know she dindt say butt) if I gave up and didn't give this a big fight. SHe said "THAT IS NOT the Nancy Jones I know, to just say screw it and give up, you have to beat the &^%$ out of this MS NancyJones!!!"
She had me laughin so hard. Because then she said.. "ya know.. maybe you givin in would be a good thing.. LEAVE ME ALL YOUR SCRAP SH*T. I could just change out the photo, I would even leave all the mushy S&%T you wrote on it just put MY Bellas picture" I laughed so hard. That was totally like her.

Ok Im rambling. I just didn't want her to end. she was so much to so many. I will close this with her obituary. BUT I WANT TO REMIND YOU. GRETA IS WORKING ON HER BOOK. IT IS BEING PRINTED AS WE SPEAK. IT IS ALLLLLLL OF HER BLOG POSTS and alot of her funny message board entrys, as well as posts where people put their memories of her. THis will be given to her husband and children. ANY MONEY THAT IS LEFT OVER WILL BE GIVEN TO THIS FAMILY. SO please. No amount is too small. A dollar even will help them. Gretas pay pal is You can read more about it HERE

You can read Aleida's Obituary and if you would like to leave condolences HERE, CLick on Lewisville and then Aleida Franklin.

That is all for today... thats it. Thats on my mind. Thats on everyone's mind.
HUGS to her family and friends, Martin we love you and are praying for you and your family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


OLW challenge and puppy prayers

WOAH DUDE where did the day go. I know I was ASLEEEP! YA I know I hate waking up this late I feel so scattered and can't get into my daily groove. Im so rushed trying to get stuff done before bug gets home from school. I had night before those HORRRIBLE all over muscle spasms. That just JERK your entire body from sleep. SO needless to say I had a rough night (as did John and Bella bless their hearts)
Last night was shot night so I took my muscle relaxer when I took my shot praying my body would just chill out. It worked (obviously) John said he wouldn't wake me up because I was so still and (yes breathing) but knew how bad I needed rest from just having pneumonia and the blame chicken pox/pneumonia. WE DO NOT WANT THAT AGAIN!!! (big skull cross bones stayyyy awayyy from here you hear me dont come back!!)

OK so on to the fun stuff: I DID the challenge for ONE LITTLE WORD challenge blog. SOOO MUCH FUN. I had these adorable pictures of Bella bug and Mister Guido.
And just thought ok I must scrap these. Guido just lovesss his Bella HE THINKS she is HIS and well in a way.. I guess she is. He protects her and just stalks her sometiems haha. I have photos of him stalking her is too funny. I WISH he could be an inside doggy so bad. BUT, John and Bella are soooo allergic to his furry hair (I am a little but not the degree Bella is poor thing) Her skin breaks out so bad and she itches. We kept hoping as she got older she woudl out grow it but no. SO when she goes out and plays with him she has to immediatly come in and wash up so she doesnt break out in a big ol hive. so therefore... No Guido in house. We brought him in during the hurricane an and we are still finding his hair everywhere. HE WAS WELL BEHAVED don't get me wrong he did beautifully. Its just the hair. :( Poor fella.

OK so Here is my page

The Journaling says: "You can see it in his eyes, Guido TRULY loves HIS Bella. He will sit at the door so patiently waiting for HIS GIRL to come outside and play.
Since Today Im talkin about animals. Not sure how yall feel about praying for animals. I do. They are one of Gods creatures and we get so attached to our animals just like people.
Im really worried about my "nephew dog" Taz, tazzy, THE SPAZZ as we call him. HE is the funniest dog. Ok an example. One christmas my brother and Karen and his kids were at Karen's moms opening presents. YOU KNOW the normal hustle and bustle of Christmas going on everyone into their gifts. TAZ IS STanding ON THE BACK OF THE CHAIR looking down like "is it mine".. "hurry open it I wanna eat it!"
He is just always spazzy, hyper full of energy happy dog. well he isnt quite like that. He hasnt been for quite a while now :( it is heart breaking. HE has been having seizures and its just not good. SO IF you pray. Pray for Tazzy. I wish it would just go away, BUT, I hate for him to suffer. SO just pray he doesn't. poor guy.
Here is his pic:
(this is out of a doggy mini album I made my sister in law last Christmas or christmas before I can't remmember.) but look how he smilin' he is so funny
ALSO I WANNA GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO POTTER!(Hey Potter) That is my pal LESLIE'S Doggy. He has been a SICK SICK puppy. You can follow Potter and his healing on her blog (just click her name)

OK Thats all I know for today. IM still tryin to catch up my day. Im gonna go work on a page for THE DESIGN EXPERIMENT blog. LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE FUN!!