Saturday, October 15, 2011


I finished making treat boxes today for Lauren's class for Halloween. We haven't done any Halloween crafts the last couple of years, as my kids have been off track during the month of October, but this year Lauren starts back to school on October 31st, so obviously - must have treats! She and I searched quite a bit to find the fun project we liked best, and this is what she picked - I found the template for these on a great blog . The blog is filled with tons of fun tutorials for projects like these! Lauren helped with punching, emossing spider web heads, etc. so it was a real team effort and I think they turned out pretty cute! Now to get busy with Christmas Cards!! I still can't sit for very long, so projects are going slow, but I have a few ideas in the works for my Christmas Card class, should have pictures ready next weekend so hopefully I will find time to share them!

For those of you that read my last post about my health and are waiting for the update here, I am happy to say that everything is fine! I do not in fact have cancer! Doctors tell me that my bone marrow is "unusual" and "unique to me" in that I do indeed have a decreased bone marrow signal, but funtionally this is not causing any effect on my blood/ plasma production etc. So it is not cancer, and it is not harmful! I am still on medical leave however, related to my Fibromyalgia and ongoing back and body pain. It has been a long couple of months, and although my muscle spasms have decreased with not sitting for extended periods, I still am struggling with quite a bit of pain. I think the best I can hope for at this point is learning to tolerate the pain to the best of my ability, and working through it finding strength where I can, as it seems this is just all part of who I am and what my life will include. I am hoping to return to work on November 1st - keep your fingers crossed for me that all works out and I can remain strong and positive through the challenges that life brings!

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