Friday, January 29, 2010


We've been worrying sick about my grandmother, Abu, who ever since Christmas Eve has had one serious medical issue after another. She is currently in ICU. And has been since Wednesday. Her kidneys are failing, her lungs have lots of fluid in them and she has an extremely dangerous infection in her digestive system. They are very aggressively treating the infection, but her body is not responding to the antibiotics. At all. It is all very,very stressful.

Abu & Sam hanging out. Sept~2009


I've been really, really tired and totally uninspired, which is NOT good considering everything that needs to get done on any given day.


I've started planning Sam's second birthday party. First of all let me just say that I cannot for the life of me believe that my baby is turning two. Two! Anyway, I am so proud of myself being that his party isn't until the later part of March and I've gotten so much done already. It will be at the Fire Museum. The cake and cookie favors have been ordered. I still have to buy the party supplies, order his birthday shirt and oh yes, make the invitations. Did I already mention that I am so totally uninspired these days? Well, apparently that's a problem when you have to come up with a totally handmade (and preferably cute) invitation. I'm open to desperate for any and all ideas you'd like to send my way.


I've been thinking about the meaning of true friendship and thanking God for the few, but amazing, true friends He's brought into my life. And you all know who you are!


I've been reading. A lot. I love to read, but found it hard to make time for it lately. I'm now making the time at night, right before I go to bed.

I recently read this and really enjoyed it:

Then I found this at the Bargain section of Barnes & Noble. It was just OK.

I just started reading this:
Too early to tell, but I'll keep you posted.


I started a new Bible Study at church. It's called Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl and it is wonderful. I truly do look forward to my Wednesday mornings at Hope and I absolutely cherish the women in my group. I am so blessed!


I discovered and am totally obsessed with:
  • Castello del Poggio Moscato D' Asti
  • craigslist ~ especially their furniture section
  • Starbuck's Caramel Apple Spice drink
  • THIS blog and I'm totally determined to make THIS. Scott's going to help me. Or I'm going to help him. Either way I cannot wait!

I've been researching like crazy all the school options we have for Isabella who is starting Kindergarten in the fall. I think we've made a decision as to where she is going. That is all I am going to say about that since I pretty much do the ugly cry every single time I think about my baby girl starting "real" school.

Yep, I think that's about it.


Michelle said...

Holy moly you've got a lot going on! I've been praying for you and your family! I, too have been uninspired lately. Not sure the reason - so sorry, can't help you out like I wish I could. I did order about 75 pictures tonight and am looking forward to getting back to scrapbooking. I think it's just want my mojo needs!! Hang in there and I'll continue to pray - MISS YOU!!

Liz Butler said...

Thank you so much, Michelle. We'll take all the prayers we can get. At this point we just don't want her to be in pain any longer. It's so tough!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing some of your scrapbook pages soon.

Miss you too! LOTS!