Its been a long week. We are finally starting to see some changes for the better with all this sickness I have had. LOTS of lab tests of all kinds, an ultrasound, and a referral to a specialist. Fun for me!!! Not really but at least my doctor is doing everything they can to help figure this out and I really appreciate that. They have tested for food poisoning, ulcerative colitis, and crohn's disease. Not to mention checked all kinds of blood work. Now they are testing more blood and looking for an ulcer, gall stones, pancreatic issues, celiac disease, and who knows what else. I know eventually they will figure this out. I am still hoping for a virus of some kind. (cross my fingers) I talked to my mother last week and again on Mother's Day. She said they have had this stuff and theirs turned into some kind of respiratory thing. I asked Danielle if she was feeling her self again. She said she still is not completely over this. Lexi has had some stomach issues, Kevin has it and is just now starting to eat again. (He has lost a ton of weight) Danielle said kids at the school have been in the hospital with the stuff. Our doctor's office said something is going around. It's everywhere. Enough of the sick stuff.....
Curtis and Lexi are excited for school to end. Curtis graduates next week. Then he will be off working and preparing for his mission. Time has flown by. We have so much to do to get him out the door for his mission. It seems like the adversary really hits his hardest whenever there is a missionary preparing. I sure feel it. I am grateful we are able to recognize it and I know a way will be provided. Somehow, someway.
I was looking at a couple of things on the Internet and stumbled across a cute little thing. I have used poster paint to draw on my windows before for Christmas and things like that many many years ago, BUT I found a way to make your own window clings. Check this out....I found this on this site...http://merryabouttown.com
Easy Window Cling Craft
You will need:
A clear plastic sheet protector
White craft glue (like Elmer’s)
Liquid food coloring
Liquid dish detergent
small paint brush
Either draw a picture and put it inside the plastic sheet protector or wing it (like we did). Mix a couple of tablespoons of glue (eyeball it) with food coloring and a couple of drops of dish detergent until you get the color you like.
Paint on the sheet protector to make your picture. Make sure to paint really thick because you want it to be sturdy when you peel it off later. Make sure that different colors touch one another to make one solid painted piece. Set aside to dry.
When the image is dry, carefully peel the picture off the sheet protector and then stick it to a window. You can then peel it off and re-stick it to another glass surface as much as you want.
I think we’re going to do this again soon to make some homemade Halloween decorations. Oh, one other hint….we made the paint yellow, painted the petals and then added blue food coloring to make the paint green. This saved on glue and dishes to wash. Since the glue is water soluble, just run hot water in the dish you use and clean up is a snap.
I love it! Can you imagine the possibilities with these? Look out for the holidays. This will be fun to try. You could buy a big sheet of clear plastic at a fabric store and use it over and over again to make big giant window clings. Shoot! Forget the clear plastic...just buy a plastic table cloth from the dollar store. (save some money) OR you could make some need decorations for different things. Fall leaves for around Thanksgiving. Imagine if you put the paint in a cake decorating bag or a bottle with a thin tip. You could write things and do all kinds of cool stuff. The possibilities are endless. I love this!!! When I decide to give this a try, hopefully I will remember to share what I make. And this poem came to mind today. I remember it from my teenage years and thought I would share it. Enjoy!
"You Tell On Yourself "
You tell on yourself By the friends you seek, By the manner in which you speak; By the way you employ your leisure time, By the use you make of every dollar or dime.
You tell what you are By the things you wear, By the spirit by which your burdens you bear; By the kind of things at which you laugh, By the records you play on your phonograph.
You can tell what you are By the way you talk, By the manner in which you bear defeat; By so simple a thing as what you eat,
By the books you choose from a well-defined shelf. In these ways and more, you tell on yourself. So there is really not a particle of sense In your efforts to keep up your false pretense