Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Some Cosmo Cards that I made for my sister and my dad:

Valentine Birthday Card
Inside: Isn't that sweet?
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Chemistry Patterned paper, plus Black and white Bazzil Cardstock, American Crafts Ribbon, Martha Stewart heart punch and Studio Calico patterned paper. 
Instructions: Print out photo. Print journaling on a white cardstock square the same size as your photo. Mat with black cardstock. Add ribbon and punch hearts out of patterned paper and adhere as accent.
Everyday (Get Well) Card
Inside: I'm thankful your Ok! Get well soon.
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday Patterned paper, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday Ready, set Chipboard Butterfly, plus Scenic Route Rub-on and Maya Road Ric Rak Ribbon.
Instructions: Cut patterned paper as shown, cutting white butterfly outline on paper in half. Add ribbon to either side. Adhere chipboard butterfly in the outline. Apply rub-on.
My father is this big tough guy that has a birthday on Valentine's day. I struggle every year to find that one card that is both a Valentine and a birthday card. I usually have no options, the one I find is the one I get. Since I started making all my own cards, now I have options! The second one is a get well card for my sister. Nothing says get well like the bright colors of Girl Friday.
Monday at the class was bad, bad. J just totally lost it, and now we are leaving 45 mins into an hour long class. Isn't this supposed to be fun for him? And it's just free play basically, they can run around and do what they like. I know that he gets upset when they change activities. I think that has to do with his not being able to express himself in words. I called the pediatrician and threw down the gauntlet. We haven't been able to get in to see her in 4 months, and were still going to have to wait a month. I called and asked to speak to someone other than the front desk. I had to throw out there that I was a physician assistant, that my child was suspected to be speech delayed and that we needed to see a pediatrician to rule out medical problems and that if we couldn't have an appt by the end of the week that I wanted the records and would be changing doctors. We have an appt tomorrow. :P. Why does it always have to be like that? I'm a reasonable person, but making a child wait for an appt for 4 months who is having problems is ridiculous. J is just so frustrated at not being able to speak and has taken to having all kinds of tantrums. I'm feeling like it might be a while before I can go out in public with this child again, and that makes me feel like a little claustrophobic. I don't know what to do. I cried all the way home from the class and spent the better part of Monday talking to dh about what to do. We will see what the pediatrician says tomorrow. 
An update on my sister, she is doing well. The infection is either gone or very under control with the medication. I got her meals from Home Bistro, it is was what she requested. It's hard for her to stand and cook or go to the grocery, so this way they are delivered to her door and all she has to do is heat them up. She said she has ordered them for gifts before and they were well liked. I have no affiliation with the company, I just post the link in case anyone else is in a similar position trying to find a get well gift.
Happy Wednesday, it's a beautiful sunshiny day here so I'm sure we will be outside this afternoon. PS Crayon does come out of pillow cases with Tide and Oxyclean.


Jim said...

I am so sorry your day was so stressful. I am so glad that you pulled the power card and will be getting in to see the dr. today. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers...let's talk later!

Susan Beth said...

Sorry MOnday was tough. Good for you to advocate for your child with the doctor's office. Wish I had some words of wisdom on these issues, but I draw a blank except to pray and I'm so glad your DH can be a listening ear for you. Great cards too! Keep your chin up. I promise, this too shall pass!

Marie Starr said...

Sorry about your stressful Monday. I'm glad your sister is doing better, I will keep her in my prayers (and you, too, so things don't get too hectic for you!)

Shelly said...

Love those cards and wow! Four months...that's ridiculous. Glad you are getting in to see the dr. My daughter was speech delayed and then once she started talking everything ran together. Sounded like another language. 2 years of speech therapy and she's fine now as long as she takes her time her brain doesn't get ahead of her.

Jody said...

My heart broke for you as I read today's post.
Only you have your sweet boy's best interests at heart, so I am so glad you stood up to the :::insert nasty word::: receptionist.
It is a sad thing that being nice gets you nowhere, you always have to raise a stink to make things happen.
Good luck tomorrow :)
Oh, and just simply gorgeous cards!

young said...

Sounds like it's been a frustrating day! Sorry to hear things have been tough - good to hear your sister is on the mend.

Linda Beeson said...

WOW! That photo on your card is wonderful! Great card too.

moonlightgrrl said...

cute cards, Danielle!

sorry to hear about the rest of it... the crumminess at the doctor's office... but glad that you are getting in with the doctor right away.

keeping you in my prayers...

happydays525 said...

Your cards are so pretty and cheery! Hope things are getting better for you!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

i'm so glad that your sister is doing better! it's been a while since my last visit. sorry to hear about your stressful day at school. hang in there...i hope things go well at the doc's tomorrow.

Christie Wildes said...

Oxyclean is the magic solution, you know?!?!?! I love me some Oxyclean.
I am a Speech Language Pathologist and have worked with all ages - infant through seniors. Please email me with any questions/concerns...even bounce ideas off of. I would be so happy to help!
Love the cards!
Big (((hugs)) to you...