Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Easter Motivation

This is the shirt I made for Jemma for Easter.


I got  a lot of sewing projects completed over spring break.  I’m sure it was because Jemma really didn’t want to go anywhere.  She is feeling better, we just need her rash to fade.  Her face is fading but her arms and her legs haven’t.  Poor thing is wearing long sleeves and long pants when others are wearing shorts and short sleeves.

This is the shirt I made for myself for Easter.


If you don’t go out of town for spring break…what do you do?


Bill got all the paneling tore off the walls in the livingroom.   Now we are a little stuck since we need to texture, scrape the ceilings, and paint.  We now need to get scafalding.  We haven’t found any friends that have some on hand.  I’m not sure if Bill has checked into renting some.


He is about ready to put the new door in the back of the house.

I have gotten a lot of sewing done.  I’ve finished 3 different projects for other people and will get a 4th finished today or tomorrow.

Trying not to panic

After consulting with Dr. Floyd last night at church and sharing pictures with him, he said to bring Jemma in to see him at 8:30 this morning.  Their pretty sure she doesn’t have chicken pox, but they don’t know what it is.  This picture is from this morning.


This picture is from 3/14/2012.  Dr. Floyd consulted with a pediatrician.  They took some blood, which Jemma was a trooper and didn’t need me to hold her hand.  But 10 min. later she just about passed out.  She hadn’t eaten anything yet.  She’s lost 4 pounds since Tues, she doesn’t feel like eating.  We also sent all the pictures I have taken and what date to the pediatrician, so he could forward them to a pediatric dermatologist.  Hopefully we will hear something soon.  They tossed around the possibility of measles.

We’ve kept her away from the boys and so far they have been fine.  Yes, all my kids have had all their immunizations.

We joke about me being a blogger and taking so many pictures, but I think it might come in handy since for some reason I have taken a picture of Jemma’s left elbow almost everyday.


No it’s not Friday the 13th, today is Justin’s birthday and he turns 13.  I now officially have two teenagers in our house.  Happy Birthday Justin!

On Tuesday night he was honored at his school for being on the honor roll.  He got to carry the OK flag in for the ceremony.

Permission to avoid the boys

I brought Jemma home from school today with a temp. of 100.9.  She took a nap and when she woke up 2 1/2 hours later she had a rash all over her.  I called and talked to the school nurse and she said take her to the doctor.  We saw the doctor and she was diagonsed with CHICKEN POX.  Yikes!  Who knew you could still get them when you were in 5th grade.  Poor girl.  She has them all over her arms and legs.  She has very few on her stomach right now.  We’ll see if she gets more.

Adding on to his name tag

Bill was recognized tonight at the Edmond Public School Board Meeting for passing his National Board Certification.  We knew before Christmas that he had passed.  I’m very proud of him for the hard work he put in to complete it.


When he originally started the process to become National Board Certified, they were giving the teacher an extra $5000 per year, for 10 years,  for passing.    As of right now the state of OK is not funding this program at all.  We have hopes that they will change their minds and find funding immediately.  It’s a lot of work to become National Board Certified.