July 28, 2005

4 years ago today...

Love and miss you, PaPaw.


Triple Word Score (amended)

So. I've begun making Scrabble™ tile pendants. Still learning; I've not perfected my process. The tiles aren't perfect either, but if it were me...I'd choose one with a bit of character - so I welcome flaws. When shopping, I always choose the one (elephant figurine, piece of jewelry, whatever) that is most interesting to me. Note: this concept (choose most interesting when shopping) does not apply to fresh fruits, veggies, meat. Just thought to share a few of the tiles I've made so far...

I gave Lindsay two for her birthday; she put them on with the pendant she was wearing at the time. Posting this one because you can't see the one on the left as well in the 3rd photo.

Picture from LB at work... Stoked that the new pendant is wearable!!

...And the next day...

Nicole with her frog!!!

The kitty was made for Lisa; she has worn it - I just need a picture. I was surprised at how much I liked it! The tile with circles (to the right of the cat) was made for Sandra...which she just learned about yesterday :).
I've worn the bird and the one on the far right...
I don't like the butterfly, but Angel does...so she shall have it.

The end.


Sticks and stones. Actually...just stones.

It's nearly mid-July...wth?!! I've been preoccupied with all things kidney-stone in the last few weeks. By preoccupied, I mean I've felt like hell. Like the stone, those feelings have passed. ...Though I have determined "pass" to be too passive a verb for the process. Deliver or exorcise (thanks, Ray) would be more applicable verbs.

The experience included a brief hospital stay and an initial misdiagnosis as they couldn't see any stones in the CT scan with contrast that was performed. Had a scan without contrast been performed first, things might have gone a little differently. At least, they would have treated it/me differently. Though it's not a my best side, I've been living with this for several weeks and have no inhibition in regard to sharing my x-ray. In fact, I'd like to; it explains my absence.

With the help of Darra and Renee, the stone was [not so] fondly named Monti B.. I referred to it as the Rock of Gibraltar, at which point...Darra referenced Mont Blanc. Monti makes Mont cuter...(though there is nothing cute about it), and B...which could stand for Blanc...actually stands for bitch. Thus we have, Monti B..

I realize people suffer far worse illnesses and the above, the size (we measured) of a small blueberry, probably does not seem all that daunting. Nonetheless, it's been unpleasant. I'm thankful it wasn't more complicated & that it's over. I hope not to experience it again. However... If my body does form future mineral/crystal aggregations - I'm also thankful to know that I have lovely family & friends will be around to help if needed...they were this time <3 .=".">

More to post soon; want to get this up tonight for Trey :).