Thursday, July 18, 2013

So much to Share when missing so long..I've missed ya-Stop in See what's up!

Happy Thursday Evening my old friends its been awhile. So much has been happening in my life I wasn't sure where to start...Thought I'd share this beautiful Prim Pantry Cupboard Gathering for starters... I haven't spent much time in my shop the past few months a gathering here and a gathering there..Not really sure why other then the simple fact that it seemed so many other thoughts would crowd out my creativity every time I would go to create I decided that it was time to take care of other more pressing things. then my creating would once again come easy and give me the pleasure it always has...
That seemed to have worked...  this Wonderful Pantry Gathering is beautiful and I totally enjoyed creating it.
But then along came more pressing issues and I haven't been back to create for a couple of weeks.

I've been going to Kelley's Island Every weekend since May, spending much needed time with all my Boater  friends at the Casino Docks & friends who have houses on the Island.

Cody my not so new Puppy has made lots of friends on KI as well so I take him to play with his new friends when I get the chance...
Speaking of Cody he's grown leaps and bounds & in his growing he has kept me super busy training him, walking him, playing with him, correcting him. Never in my adult life have I had a Puppy w/ so much boundless energy. He's added so much joy to my life I can't begin to share it but he keeps me laughing most of the time. He's really smart, making it a daily challange to keep up with him.
He's Learned to Fetch, Sit, Stay, Heal, No Bark, No Bite. Still working on Come & Shake. He's totally house broke & barks to go out.
He had his first vet visit a week ago. He amazed me as well as the vet with his best Behavior...The vet complimented me on how well he was trained for such a young Aussie...then she proceeds to tell me that he's actually only about 3 months old not 4 months like I thought & had only lost one of his razor blade baby teeth.
He weighted in at 25.2 pounds..trippled in size in just 4 weeks. He got his shots & his dog tag...with his appointment to be nuetered on July 24th.

He has the speed and strength of an Aussie already.. he loves to play on the Trampoline doing whatever Hailey is doing, running, jumping...great way to wear him out...
He loves to snuggle with me...Hailey took this one morning after she stayed over... Mom is fast asleep..he's a big bed hog!
Mama Kitty isn't intimidated by Cody at all but Miss Tasha still wants to be boss over everything including he chases her every chance just to show her its pointless. then they both sleep with me as if best of friends.
Puddles is still with me but his health is being stolen by his old age I'm afraid...but he gets lots of lovin from everyone around, storing away all those warm memories for a time that is soon to come.

For the past 13 years I've spent Two really special events on KI, 4th of July and Islandfest, but this year I decided to stay home with my family for the 4th of July. I had a blast but I must admit I did miss everyone on the Island. We had a huge party to Celebrate with tons of great food, games, swimming, camping Fireworks & just plain fun. Hailey & I set up the dining canapy, made camp beds, brought out lanterns, the Mini DVD Player and spent the night listening to the rain drops patter above us while watching a Movie.
Although it rained off & on all day long we didn't let it put a damper on things...
Ethan decided to take a little walk with his aunt Tonya and well his Aunt Tonya decided ti was a good Day to let him play in his very first Mud Puddle....OMG...he has the best time....He won't remember it other then this picture but I got that smile and laughing memory tucked tight in my heart to share with him when he get older & this Picture!
The next morning we had an old fashioned campers breakfast for everyone. We threw all the meat left overs in an old cast iron Skillet along with 2 dozen eggs, onions, peppers & taters...letting it cook slow on the open fire... It was the best!

That brings me up to date...and the 2nd Holiday, Islandfest this weekend, I won't be spending on the Island this year.
Today I had Sinus Tumor/New Tear Duct Surgery. I did my best to hold off on having the surgery till fall but it took two surgeons who had to work together so they scheduled it because they felt it needed to be done so that there would be no further damage to my right eye. Orginally the surgery was to check the tumor and put in a new Tear Duct that had been damaged by the tumor. As it turned out the Tumor was totally blocking my airway so it was removed. All hope by  my primary Dr, my Sleep Apnea Dr, my Eye surgeon, my ENT surgeon and me..this will heal properly, opening up my airway so I can breath better finally & use my breathing machine to help w/ the sleep Apena.
The pain is horrible right now and there's still alot of bleeding but I've got high hopes this all goes well.

The new Tear Duct will drain my tears properly stopping the fluid build up behind my right eye that caused so much pain & was steeling my vision away. You can't imagine the hope I have that my prayers are answered in the results of both proceedures.

A month ago I finally got my nerve Blocks on my lower back & they worked. I've got one test block out of the way on my neck, the 2nd test block on my neck is July 24th & if it to works then it will about a month to six weeks & I will be able to get the real thing done on my neck...I can't wait.
Cody came into my life at just the right time..once I got the lower back blocks I was able to walk for more then a couple minutes.. Now Cody & I walk no less then an Hour total all day. I've lost 13 pounds since my nerve blocks & that has really helped my back....

I have finally been able to start replacing the teeth that have gotten so bad and broken off. So far I've gotten 8 teeth gold & porcline crowned. Now I can move forward and get the Implants in teh front where the two teeth fell off at the roots. I'm not looking forward to another surgery or the long time it takes to finish them once started about a year but in the end they will provide me stationary teeth that can be added to should others beside them break off. So I'm excited to get started.....

My 45th class Reunion was 3 weeks ago and it was great fun seeing all of my old Classmates...

In between all of this I've had the pleasure of helping John & Laura move into thre new home and do all of the decorating......They now have a huge Beautiful Primitive Decor home. I hope to share some of the decorating once I'm finished...

I think that sums up the past few months that I've been missing ..they have been good months..some pain twisted in there but not without rewards...

Thanks for stopping by ....hope you enjoyed catching up on things.

Until we meet again may your days be filled with Sunshine and many Happy Moments!

Prim Blessings


  1. Hi Tonya....Wow! Have you had a ton of medical stuff going on. And a new puppy( which was probably the best thing for you!)You sure do sound in good spirits and you have a great attitude! Everything sounds positive and uplifting. I don't know how you do it but what an inspiration you are!! It is so good to hear from you. I have been thinking about you and wondering how you were feeling. glad things are coming along. Good wishes to you for the next few weeks, too. Then you still will have time to go to the island!


  2. Wow you have had a lot going on this summer. So glad Dr's are getting you all fixed up and soon you will be pain free again.

    Cody is so cute. I'm so glad you have him, what great therapy he must be.

    Hugs friend

  3. Good to hear about all that's been going on and catch up on you! Cody is adorable and looks like a real love.
    blessings from the holler..

  4. I was A W O L for a while too Tonya and having problems and health issues but they seem minor compared to yours. Maggie and Calli turned 4 in April and still need a lot of training...Are you for hire?
    Love your new fur baby and they are a joy and don't know what I would do without mine. Take care and try and enjoy the rest of the summer :)

  5. Good morning Tanya,
    Animals are great healers for the heart and sole - and Cody is yours. He's just so cute and loveable that even if he wasn't so well minded he'd be a delight I'm sure.
    Oh it's so good to know that many of your surgeries are behind you and that they will (hopefully) be a success in the end.
    The nerve block is a good one to have as you know...I had one yesterday on my L4-5 SI and so I'm counting the days till it finally does its magic.
    Sending prayers out to you dear friend.


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