Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I've been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Rondell at Tomatoe Creek Prims. I love this game becuase you get to know different things about people that otherwise you wouldn't know. Kind of what makes them "special!"

Here are the rules:
Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.
Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.
Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.
Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up. So here goes...

1. I coffee stain everything but I do not drink coffee. I never have!
2. We currently live in the house that my grandparents lived in. When my grandmother passed away in 2006, she left it to me because she knew I loved it! 3. My grandmother was the mayor of our town when I was growing up. She was the first female mayor in our county! I always got to attend events with her as a child.
4. I had to have an emergency hysterectomy in 2007. It definately was not planned!
5. My husband has been a diabetic since he was 12 years old. He constantly has to struggle with keeping his blood sugar under control.
6. I have 3 dogs (a Cocker Spaniel named "Winston", an English Bulldog named "Cane" and a Maltese poodle named "Prissy". She runs the show around the house too!

Now I have to pass this tag game on to...

Molly at Molly's Place

Okay, now it is your turn! I want to learn something off the wall about you guys!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Candy Cane Land and a Thank You!

I wanted to say Thank You to everyone that sent messages about our car accident. You all were so helpful in letting me vent. Things are going a little better here - we have been looking for another car. Ours was totalled. I have had to go to the Doctor about my neck and back and they have now sent me to physical therapy. Yesterday was my first appointment with PT and I feel about as bad as I did after the accident!

Each day is looking better so I am very thankful for that. I am also very thankful to all of you for your kind words and generous thoughts! Words can't express how much your words meant!

Okay, Okay, enough of that!

Today, I went to Dollar General here in town and picked up the cutest door mat. I love that the "Primitive" look is becoming more popular. It is getting easier finding some really cute things!

I thought it was adorable! It has a red saltbox house and some cute prim sheep. It reads " Bless this country home!" Best of all, it was only $3! Let me tell you, I almost did the dance . . . you know we all have one. . . the dance that you do when you find a really good deal or something you have been looking for and are so excited. Yeah, that one! Right there in Dollar General! I have been busy working on some candy canes for a few customers. I made some out of muslin and painted them with red stripes. I have several different sizes of those. I also made a few muslin stars. I grungied them up and gave them cute hangers for the tree. I dusted a little bit of mica flakes on the stars.
I picked up a pack of red and white pipe cleaners at Walmart. I twisted them together, grungied them, shaped them into candy canes and dusted them with mica flakes. I think they turned out great. (But what do I know!) I am going to bunch them in groups of 3 or 4, add some Christmas sprigs and a rusty bell and put them in an old grungy jar. I will get more pictures once I get all of that done.
I haven't gotten around to putting my Christmas tree up yet. I wanted to have completely handmade ornaments on the tree this year. I finished my rag garlands a month ago and have been stitching ornies ever since! I plan to try to get our tree up over the Thanksgiving holiday.
I will definately take pictures when I get it finished to share with all of my great blog buddies!

Take care!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I want to vent!

I have been missing in action for a few days due to a car accident. My hubby and I were heading back from the flea market last Sunday (11/2). We were approaching an intersection and everyone was stopped so I thought we were okay. All of a sudden, the car to my right pulls right out in front of me! I had no where to go and slammed on brakes but hit him right in the side!
My hubby helped me drive the car to the shoulder of the road so no one else hit us! My seatbelt locked up (which I guess it was supposed to do), my door was caved in, and the dash and steering wheel were pushed up around my knee and foot. When all was stopped, my husband jumped out of the car to try to get me out. It was not happening!
The other driver got out of the car and came over. It was an elderly couple and they were ok. Luckily for them they were in a bigger car.
I had to go by ambulance to the hospital - have xrays, CAT scans, you name it. I got to come home later that night but with my knee in a brace, a crazy shoe on the other foot, neck brace, the whole works.
I understand accidents happen and that doesn't upset me.
But dealing with these insurance companies make me want to scream! He has Nationwide and so do I. So you would think they would look after me right? NOT AT ALL! My car was totalled and they are offering me some small amount for my car. How am I supposed to buy a reliable car for pennies? Not gonna happen. Then, they wouldn't authorize my followup visit to the doctors until I signed a release! I had no intentions of getting a lawyer even though my mail was flooded with lawyers all week.
But I have had it! All I want is to be in the same condition as I was before the accident and they are not concerned with that in the least! These adjusters have been trying to bully me - threatening to take my rental car back stuff like that! I do not know how they sleep at night! They were constantly calling my phones harrassing me for an answer to their "proposals". When I told them I had an attorney, they didn't have much to say after that!
The attorney is the one who is sending me to the doctor to be checked out. I know people say attorneys are just as bad but it is really nice to have someone on my side through this. My husband and I are like sitting ducks. We don't know what is going to happen with all of this and if it is all going to work out but I guess we will just have to wait and see. We have done a lot of praying about it and will put it in his hands!
I am sorry but I just felt the need to vent. I know everyone just needs to do that from time to time!
Thanks for listening!