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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Well, it's here; December (and eek). Are you ready? Believe it or not, I'm almost there, which is quite bizarre (but in a really good way). *grin* I even got to cross "Endometrial Biopsy" off my bucket list, although I can't say I remember actually putting that one on there ;o) Seems there might be cancer in there somewhere; dunno. The results are due back on the 22nd so we shall see (either way, God is awesome). Although the hospital must have gotten the green memo about paper (it was down to half a tree), they must have missed the part about the plastic as I got one bracelet the day before surgery for my anesthesia appointment and another the day of (couldn't we just use one and save the planet guys?) I have to say, though, that what never fails to make my right eye twitch is the sticker on the antibacterial soap they give you to wash with before surgery (next photo). Does this label scare anyone besides me?
The fact that there's a warning on there means that someone, somewhere along the line, actually drank the soap instead of washing with it (eeeew!) Boggles the mind, doesn't it? Blech.
I think (I think, I think) I may have just discovered the source of Shadow's colic. It seems to be stress-related. He had another, milder case yesterday morning and while we were strolling around the pasture looking for poopin-spiration (post mineral oil dose) I noticed something that definitely didn't belong in one of the sandy patches. While DH is our resident hunter, I was pretty sure I had this particular puzzle solved all by my lonesome (although I did take a picture and show it to him just to verify my suspicions). The hoof print the arrow is pointing to is Max's, which should give you an idea of the size (although Max's feet are on the small side). Can you guess what they are?
Here's a closer look:
There's a copse on the other side of the fence(s) at the top right corner of the pasture, which is where I'd bet the owner of these foot prints originated. I'm guessing those new little sprigs of green stuff you can see popping up in the photo - otherwise known as winter rye grass - provided the motivation behind the invasion. Looks like Champ and Max aren't the only ones capable of midnight raids around here (and over two fences no less - wow). Should make for an interesting winter, eh?
I have a tag fetish. Aside from the whole color-coordinated wrapping paper thing- doesn't everyone? - I love to play with the gift tags every year. Can't seem to help myself (and I don'wanna either, so there ;o) Since I have yet to put my hands on my favorite program - the Creative Lettering SuperCombo - I'm having to wing it this year. I had previously downloaded the font "Angel" from daFont's website (awesome place), but didn't like that particular font for whole words. It did, however, look fabulous used for first initial only tags. Aren't they fun? A heart punch rescued from a clearance pile someplace was the perfect place for the string. Looks pretty cute on scrapbook paper too, doesn't it? It didn't show in the photo, but (in keeping with my obsession) there is a narrow green outline around the letters which matches the green string. Since I only made these for this photo and it doesn't match anyone's initials around here (I was playing; I'm sure that shocks you ;o) how about I give them away? If you'd like the L-O-V-E tags, just leave a comment about this post and I'll choose the winner from the list of commenters. Follow the blog or fan us and comment and I'll toss your name in the random hat twice (just be sure to tell me what else you did please). Yay! From today until Saturday night - fair enough? It's gonna be a beautiful day...
Have a blessed week and a wonderful day everyone!


  1. Sending you big hugs and warm wishes that your biopsy results are good! That is funny about the warning ~ it makes you think doesn't it? Your tags are very cute Jen!

    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    xo Catherine

  2. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you regarding the results of the biopsy. Hey, at least it sounds like they put you under for it... I've had them done w/o anesthesia and it is no picnic in the park!
    Your tags are really cute. I am assuming you printed them out on card stock, and then used a punch to cut the shape (and the heart)?
    I haven't done any scrapbooking or card making since we moved. Maybe it's time to get the stuff out... or maybe, I'll just buy a new punch or two and make tags!!
    Good thoughts coming your way!

  3. Best wishes.

    I like the tags!

  4. well that stinks having to wait until the 22 for the results. I'm be sending you extra good wishes for good results.
    love the tags, really cute.

  5. Catherine: Oh, thank you. I'm not [compliments of the Lord] really worried at all. That warning on the soap sure does make me nervous though. Yikes ;o)
    Glad you liked the tags (me too).

    Dreaming: Thank you. My doctor actually told me flat out the type of biopsy he wanted to do could be done in the office, but it would probably just about kill me. *grin* I opted to go for the unconscious/oblivious version (yep, clueless sounded like a definite winner to me ;o)
    That's exactly what I did with the tags; cute, aren't they? The heart punch is a hand punch I think I paid $1 for in some clearance pile or another (my favorite place to shop!)

    Val: Thank you so much (on both counts :o)

  6. Ann: Thank you for the good wishes girl! Strangely enough, I'm not really worried about it. I just know it will be fine whichever way it goes, and I'm leaving the decision up to the Lord (it took me an awfully long time to get to this point, too ;o)

  7. I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed for you too. I understand the not worrying thing - I'm not a religious person, but I try to work on the things under my control (diet, attitude, exercise) and leave the other things in the hands of the gods/surgeons/pilots/ whoever is appropriate.

    Love your gift tags. Deer must be incredible athletes.

  8. Clancy: Thank you so very much for the wishes! I wasn't very religious either for a long time (but I got over it *grin*).

    According to DH, deer can go BOING over a 6 foot fence from a standstill, so I'm thinking they definitely have some serious athleticism going there (wow ;o)

  9. Hope your biopsy results are good. I'll be thinking about you. The label is disturbing to say the least, of course, you know someone must have ingested it at one time.

    Great tags. Glad your horse is okay now too. Have a great Christmas.

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