First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
- If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out. You can click on the links above or: See "Getting Started" and "Tutorials"
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- Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
- The limit of submissions to the slideshow is TWO, but please feel free to post as many as you like to your blogs. I will take the first two presented to each challenge.
- and i want to say a very extra special big heart felt thank you to everyone who donated funds. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of spirit of this wonderful community. HUGS!
What a fun week... as some of you know, Artoo took a tumble down the stairs this week... he's fine. He's been really working on his army-style crawl, and was quicker than i thought. One second he was playing on the floor - the next he was down the stairs. As I jumped up and ran to get him I kicked a chair or the table or something...
Artoo was no worse for wear, just a little scared and a little bruised. Once i had him cuddled up with a bottle, he was okay... and i suddenly became aware of a SEARING pain in my right pinky toe... turns out i smashed it pretty badly. It hurt so much, i cried. I was pretty sure it was broken, but i had to wait until B-rad got home from work before i could go get it looked at... so i kept it elevated and iced as much as i could while i waited.
The doctor took one look at it and said: "Have you ever had a fractured toe before?? I'm worried about this, we'd better get it x-rayed".
Luckily for me, all my toe pieces were in tact, just some soft tissue damage...some painful PAINFUL soft tissue damage....he said - keep it iced and elevated.
|Here it is, day 3 of the pain - i apologize, had i known |
i'd be smashing my foot i'd have gotten a pedicure first.
Update on the fam:
Saturday morning, Artoo woke up with a fever of 101.1, and two red spots on his belly. B-rad took him to the doctor and it could very well be Chicken Pox. Sigh. Sure, why not? The doc said to look for more spots, but its most likely viral regardless.
|B-rad cuddles the boys on the couch with a book|
His glands are swollen, again, and we can keep his temp down with some drugs, but he is NOT a very happy camper. The thing is, dealing with a sick baby is one thing. Dealing with a sick baby who has difficulty swallowing and requires suctioning is quite another. So. We are exhausted over here. Seriously.
let's move on, shall we?
Weekly Challenge #67: "Amanda Day"
A few weeks ago, Chewie spontaneously declared that he was going to give the Earth a new name - and for some reason, unknown to me, he decided that a good name for the Earth was Amanda. Y'know, i don't even know if he's ever MET anyone named Amanda... but there you have it.
So, Sunday was Earth Day, or Amanda Day as it's called at Casa Diva - and the weather was beautiful. It was 20.5 C (68F) and so we ate lunch out on the deck today, and then Chewie and i did some work in my planter garden - essentially just ripping out the over grown strawberry plants.
|We celebrated with orange slices.|
The round tile - round like the earth, then also the four seeds growing out of the centre.... i really like it.
So, go wherever this takes you; round tile, or plant like tangles, or use earth tones - - - Happy Earth Day everyone! (Happy Amanda Day, Chewie!)
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)
Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (See the contact tab above for my email address). The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine.
Hey - i should note here quickly that i try my best to get the slideshows up in a timely fashion, but sometimes my life gets in the way (like when Artoo spends a week in the hospital, just for example) so, please be patient. thanks. HUG
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??