Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Nifty deer Video

Dad took this video lastnight in the side yard

Sunday, July 27, 2008

New Artwork

Here are my newest pieces of artwork, *make sure you click on the pictures*

A nurse I work with wanted a portrait of her little girls:

One of my supervisors wanted a sketch of her
grand kids

I'm currently working on a drawing/ink brush piece for one of my good friends, before she goes back to China (you know who you are).

I will post it when I'm finished.
Love you all!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Finally, a light!!

Sorry I haven't posted anything in awhile, but after today I will have worked 50 hours this week. *which by the way I am WAAAAY thankful for* and of course I have no access to blog sites where I work.

Anyhow, to enlighten you about the title of today's blog I have some interesting health news. For the past few months, I've been gradually feeling like crap ie: no energy/depressed / G.I. problems / unusual weight gain / low bp etc. I woke up around 7 o'clock on my only day off this week and had a peaceful notion to call my doctors's office to see if they could fit me in for an appointment. Of course, as God would have it, they had an opening in exactly one hour *whoo hoo!*

To make a long story sort, my doctor was shocked at the state I was in *because she knows how I am usually energetic and upbeat* and immediately had me get a bunch of labs done.

End result??? What else but a screwed up TSH *thyroid stimulating hormone* well above the norm which is to be between .5 and 5.00 *a whomping 7.12!! For non-medical folks, this means that my thyroid is not working as it should, thus my body is overcompensating by releasing lots of TSH in attempt to stimulate my already crappy thyroid. And of course your thyroid controls important things like metabolism etc. If you want more info for some odd reason check out the following site on my specific disease called hashimoto's thyroiditis

Nice to know that I'm not going crazy! *not yet at least*

SOOOoooooo now that we know the culprit of the problem *which at first I thought was depression* my doctor has increased my thyroid medication significantly.

Anyhow, sorry for the medical rant but it does feel good to write it all out. *at work we call this 'Journal Therapy'*

As for the rest of my life all is going well. I do, however, have a prayer request. My grandmother is having a 2nd ablation done on Monday and please pray that everything goes well, as well as peace for everyone involved.

I hope everyone has a terriffic weekend and hopefully I'll be able to post some of the artwork I've done lately.

I love you all!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hell hath frozen over...

I got a very awesomely surprising email from my sis, Angie, lastnight:

Hey everyone, we just wanted to send you pictures of our latest family member. George got Carrigan a kitten today. It was a surprise for her. She had no idea. Complete with pink bow and all. Her name is Amelia Elizabeth Szabo. She is beautiful!!!! Blonde and blue eyed just like Georgy.
Love ya all

So yes...hell hath frozen over. My brother George has vowed never EVER to have an animal in he and his wife's new home. *probably because we have around 9 cats at mom & dads house and at times when all the cats are in one room at the same time's like a Stephen King novel*

Anyhow, Angie took the most GORGEOUS photos. Enjoy!

Carrigan with Ms. Amelia

So cute!



This is a bed Carrigan got for a doll when she was little

And Amelia fits just right in it!

Saturday, July 5, 2008


One of mom's buddies at work had a family member giving away kittens, one in which was a big orange brute of a kitten. So yesterday *before the nasty storms hit* we picked up not one but two baby kittens!!

Meet Tom:

and Maggie:

Aren't they CUTE!??!

When I get home from work I will upload the adorable video of them playing

Love you all!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My new room!! *in Florida that is*

*squeals!!* I just got an email from Rosie and she sent me pictures of my newly furnished room in Florida! Check it out!

*remember to click on pics to enlarge*

I do think it is time for a 'happy booty dance montage'.....