Saturday, August 30, 2014


How many of us, when were kids and we saw other kids with a cast on their arm?

Most of us.

How many of us thought it would be 'cool' to break our arm and get out of doing homework and chores.

Most of us, right.

Well, my dream came true, but too many years too late!

Yes, last Thursday I decided to dust off my roller skates and skate over to my friend's place and pick up my book for book club. When I was a kid, I was really good on roller skates and I have roller skated over the years too, so hey, to save some time, I laced up my skates and headed out.

Did good, mind you the sidewalks here at UW, Madison University Family housing, lets say they are not conducive for roller skating. Bam -- wheels hit a strategically placed stone on the ground and, wham!

 My legs go up, hands go down. Hip and hands hit hard. Ouch! Two fingers on my left side dug into the gravel and the skin gets torn off the fingertips. Was I concerned, a little, but I was more worried that I didn't break my cell phone again! I did feel a little jolt on my left hand and bump to my elbow, but I got up, pride dented big time and skated over to book club.

I cleaned up my bloodied fingers, cut off the flaps of skin used antibiotic cream and band aids. Then enjoyed discussing the book,  The Year of Living Biblically. Fun and easy book by the way. Then I must of moved my hand and PAIN! I couldn't move my arm, the pain was intense. It took  my breath away. I didn't move arm again, but the next time it happened,   I only flexed my fingers! My friend said, come on I'm taking you to the ER.

5 hours later, my arm is in a splint, pain is not good. Didn't get any sleep and the pain MEDs, make me look and feel like a zombie!

I have a Radial Head Fracture :(

This is what I get for trying to do a healthy exercise. Boo-hoo. I have a follow up on Friday, I hope I don't need a CT scan like they wanted in the ER as they said it could get worse and end up with a compound fracture, which means I would need surgery! Fingers crossed I won't need that.

So, for the next 4-6 weeks, boy, it's going to be hard. No crafts. Seren starts pre-school next Tuesday, it's going to be fun trying to get the girls ready. I can't even fix my own hair, let alone theirs! Lol. You should see me trying to dress! And no showers, until my arm is fixed!

But on the upside, No chores or cooking :) LOL YOu should of seen me try to male Carys make a cheese and onion sandwich... I couldn't even hold the onion with my left fingers!

In between, lightheadedness and sleepiness from MEDs, I am hoping to catch up on reading and maybe gets some major writing done on my book, with one hand.

SO, take a lesson from me - don't roller skate on a sidewalk that has stones!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Best Ice Bucket Challenge

Henry Cavill and Amy Adams
Ice Bucket Challenge.

I think this is the BEST Ice bucket Challenge :)
Way to go Superman!
And all for a great cause ALS



Superheroes To The Rescue

What do you do when your little girl loves Superheroes and Princesses.

Make a pink superhero cape... And that's what I did today.

I found a wonderful online site that had a free Cape pattern you can find it HERE

I will add I altered the cape a little, I didn't like how the ends of the Cape came to a point.
So, I rounded them off instead.

Here is Seren proudly showing off her Pink Superhero Cape!

Now Carys, not to leave her out, I used the left over bits of fabric and made
A Princess Cape. It is shorter and narrower than Seren's, but it does the job.

I had to join pieces of fabric together and we used an old T-shirt
Which we cut out the Belle.

Ready, Set, Fly!

A little fuzzy, but hey, Carys was flying!

Even sand doesn't deter our Superhero Girls :)

Ready, Set, Fly!

I Can Fly!

The capes have turned out to be a great and well worth my morning spent sewing them
Now, Seren is now asking for, a Batman one! 
Sheesh :)  I'd best get shopping for more fabric.

The total cost for the two capes was $17.
The Superman T-shirt costing the most at $10. 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Muffins For Breakfast

Who doesn't love muffins? 
However, they taste better when they have big juicy blueberries bursting in your
Mouth as you bite into them, or even better, when the muffins are topped with
Blueberry cream cheese frosting!


These are a heart Muffin and make a quick breakfast.
Click HERE for the recipe


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Our Holiday - Wisconsin Dells

A couple of weeks ago, we went on our little family holiday. 
A much need one at that :)
We stayed in a town  called Portage about 19 minutes outside of the Wisconsin Dells.

After that explored

Come on Seren, You can do it :)

Look, mammy, I can play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

OoOOooOO! Huge Dump Truck.

Seren's turn.

Oh, and let's not forget Daddy's turn!

On the river in 

We visited 
Circus World Museum, in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Seren was feeling brave that day, she sat on a huge replica of an alligator!
Snap, Snap.

Then we toured all the circus carriages that Ringling, Barum Bailey used in times gone by.

There were beautiful. The hours it must have taken to make one
Let alone hundreds!

Cinderella's carriage.

Look out behind you!

A Busy, yet fun holiday :)


Nature At Its Best

The last couple of times I have come out from Whole Foods
I have seen, Butterflies!
These, are by far my best pictures I have ever taken.

A Monarch Butterfly!

Now, this Kind of looks like a Monarch, but smaller.
But, I can't be sure as I'm not a lepidopterist.

But, by gosh, isn't is pretty!

You just have to love Nature!


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