Saturday, August 16, 2008

Put On Your Happy Face

Good morning,

A little blue creature this morning. I'm sure you've all had those days where you feel blue, but you have to put on your happy face anyway.

Well. That's how I feel today.

Yesterday, my husband learned that his brother, Fred, is dying of lung cancer. He was admitted to the hospital, with what he thought was a little cold or maybe pneumonia. He had been putting off seeking treatment.

He has many malignant tumors throughout his chest/underarm area. The doctors say he has maybe four weeks.

His mom couldn't get a flight yesterday, so she is leaving today. She will take a bus to Chicago, and fly into Oklahoma from there. My husband will take a week of unplanned vacation in about 3 weeks. He wants to go down and spend some time with Fred. I hope he is still here then, and lucid enough to visit.

I told my husband that you can't always wait for these visits. My grandfather died of lung cancer. The weekend we were going down to visit him was too late. He died before we left.

Fred has never smoked. Why lung cancer? Who knows. Only God knows these things.

So while everyone is feeling blue ... everyone is trying to put on their happy face to keep Fred's spirits up. The cancer is too far spread and inoperable. Fred is 1 1/2 years younger than my husband. My husband is the oldest of 9 children.

My husband has been seeing "his dad" for the past two weeks. His dad died about 2 years ago. He felt something was wrong. He even called his mom, since he thought maybe it was her. This isn't the first time he's known something was wrong. Many years ago, a younger sister of his died, and he knew it before he was told. He seems to have a "sense" for these things.

So remember. Our time is short. Make the most of your today's.

I hope your today is wonderful.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Scrappers Accessories

Good morning!

This morning, I thought I'd share 2 accessories from my website with you.

When you have a picture you wish to display, you often wish to add some accessories to the page. And that's where my website comes in.

I recently found a really easy way for scrappers without a graphic editing program to snag those they wish.

You simply right click on the graphics, open Excel, and right click to paste it into a cell. Viola!

From here, you can left click on it and move it around or resize it; larger ... or smaller.

Using the drawing tools in Excel, you can put color or patterns behind the graphic as well. Draw a box and simply fill with the color you wish to be behind it. Any box added AFTER the original graphic will be in FRONT of it. To have it behind, just right click, choose grouping, and send to the back.

And there you have it! Think of the possibilities!!!

By the way. I know it's been awhile since my last post. I tried to post several other times, but whenever I tried to login, it would state that the url was unfound. I could get to my blog, but I just couldn't post. I tried several times on several different days. Glad to see the problem is fixed.

If you enjoy the graphics you see here; run on over to and pick up the ones you like. I don't know an easier way to spiff up your pages. And they're free!

Have a great Friday. I only work from 6 am to 8:30 am this morning, and then I'm done for Friday ... so I know my Friday is going to be great!

Take care ... and see ya real soon!