Thursday, October 23, 2008

Random pictures and update for the last week.....

I think awhile ago I told everyone we were painting our place. We pretty much just touched up with the same colors all over the house. Except the entrance from the garage was also a dark purple that looked awful so we changed it....

Josh opening his birthday presents after breakfast.....

I made Ray & Josh both new tie blankets also here is both of them......

Trees outside the front of my house....So pretty!

I was looking for something to hang above my towel rack in my bathroom and decided to start painting something for it versus buying something. I tried one day and hated it so I started fresh another day and have a ton more to do but this is the start of it....... I am trying to go with these colors in this towel.....

Well I sure hope that worked adding these pictures. I do not like the way you have to resize your photo's here at all. I think that is one of the things I dislike the most about blogger. Maybe I am doing it the hard way who knows?

I am officially Diabetic as of yesterday. I am being sent to a Diabetic Center for three classes and will get the glucose reader there also to start taking my blood sugar twice a day. I have not been feeling hot at all! I also may have Mono AGAIN! The hard part is that since I had it so bad when I was 13 years old the numbers always show higher than normal is what I was told. There is two numbers they look at that should fall a certain way is how I understood it and the one blood reading should be 0-99 for a person without Mono. My doctor said she had never seen a reading as high as mine. Mine was 2889! Mono is viral anyways so it will just have to run it's course. But if I have Mono on top of the Diabete's and my blood sugars running so high right now that would definately explain why I can barely stay awake!

Three days ago at my doctor's office I sobbed in her room lol! I just was SO tired of being tired, and SO tired of testing this, and testing that to always get no answers. I am so used to going, going, going always and having to step down in my house and say "I just cannot do it" has been really hard for me!

Tomorrow morning at 10 I have an appointment with a Urology specialist to begin a big ole process of testing with them also....SIGH! I feel like my body has taken a big ole crap on me in the last few months! My hubby will come with tomorrow morning because it is for answers I have been seeking for quite some time! I told him last night maybe this is gods way of telling me to SLOW down, and destress. Since I wasn't taking my bodies signs, he is making it happen. Who knows? They say everything happens for a reason right?

I guess that Grant is feeling pretty tough! They are aggressively treating him for the cancer (which will only buy a little more time) but he has lost his hair now, he is also eating very little because he is sick. I asked hubby tonight if he wanted to head back up there with his brother next Thursday to spend a little more time with him. We will see.

Tonight we all went to eat pizza at Chuckie Cheese and let the kids run around and play some games for two hours. Josh did more stuff there tonight then he ever has before in life! He had a ball and we had a blast watching him! We all had a great time. I was wiped out though after 3 hours of being there!

My daughter was given homework today. She had to choose her "Giving Tree" and when she printed her's and had me read it my heart smiled ;) Here it is.......

Ray's Giving Tree......

My Giving Tree is a beautiful woman. She is 5'2 with brownish red long hair. I could pick her out of a crowd any day because she is SO beautiful. We also have a wonderful relationship. I can trust her and she can trust me.

She gives me love, entertainment, and great advice. We always give hugs, even when she's mad at me I get one. We also watch movies together, and go shopping and all that fun stuff. That stuff is all great but she is always there to give me advice. When I have school problems, or friend problems she always knows what to say. Those are the irreplacable things my giving tree gives me.

My life will always be different, because without my giving tree I would have no morals. She has always led me through hard times, and taught me the right way. That is why my giving tree is my mom. She the best mom ever! I just want to say thank you and I love you mom!

By: Rayanna Lennes

WOW! She got a thank you and a huge hug. She is an amazing daughter ;)

Well I should wrap this up for tonight and try to get some sleep. I hope you are all having a good week!

Love & Hugs, Robyn


  1. Awww... I love what your daughter wrote for you. Lauren is my poet and she always wrote me love things. I always cried too. Love all the colors. I hate painting and thats all I do anymore. I just wanna play with my grandson like in the old days. I wanna go to Chucky Cheese or the roller skating rink. Oh my gosh I would love to take Kyan there. Can you imagine? I am sorry you are sick on top of everything now. Man get better soon. I LOVE THOSE BLANKETS, but have no clue how to make one. They ROCK! You'll have to share some directions I don't think they are to hard right just time consumming. Those would make awesome Christmas presents for my baby nephews and nieces in differant fabrics.
    Love you Robyn. I had to come looking for you.
    Hugs, Chrissie

  2. Sorry to hear you've been diagnosed with diabetes as well as mono. It sure doesn't help...


  3. beautiful pics, your place is just gorgeous!!!
    hate you have diabetes, but at least it's manageble if done correctly. hope they find out what else is ailing you. just hang in there, it'll get better! prayers going up. {{}}
    also sending up a prayer for grant & his family, hugs to your hubby.

  4. your place looks great!!! Love what your daughter had to say..

  5. Loved the giving tree essay your daughter wrote. Sorry to hear you have to deal with Mono on top of the diabetes hon. My shower curtain and bathroom rug match your towel. (Hugs)Indigo

  6. Your place is gorgeous, Robyn! I love the mxiture of the purple and green. And the blankets are beautiful! You are so talented.

    Once you get your diet straigthened out, you should feel really well. Mono...ugh. You really got the whammy.

    That's so sweet of your daughter. Bet that brought some tears. Give her a huge hug for me.

  7. Thought I had a lot of comments to make as I read your blog but then I read your daughters living tree and it blew my mind. Godd job daughter! Give her a hug from me. Bill

  8. Mono too....OMG, you poor girl. You will continue to be in my prayers. I loved your daughter's writing....what a beautiful child you have raised. I might need you when it gets down to the nitty gritty of my house....your place is gorgeous!!! I wish I had your guts to use color :)

    Pooh Hugs,

  9. Your place is looking good! Have a good Sunday.