Thursday, June 6, 2013
I haven't posted in here in over a year. Kinda forgot about my little blog.

I have tons of free scrap kits and lots of tubes that I haven't used. So my goal is to write some tuts using them. I would love to be on some Creative Teams again, but I am going to start with the freebies first. Also I am going to try to change the background on my blog. I friend of mine did it the last time but she is no longer available. I really don't know how to do so I guess I am going to learn as I go. I sincerely apologize for not being here.

There has been lots of things going on with me medically. I have had 3 surgeries since I last posted. 1 on my left arm, moving my ulnar nerve so it isn't pinched all the time. It had been pinched for about 5 years and I lost feeling in my fingers. The feeling is starting to come back, but not as fast as I would like. The other 2 surgeries were on my right arm. I had the old hardware taken out and they put in new hardware in a different spot. I had 50 staples in so you can imagine how long the scar is, it isn't pretty. The pain is still there so this surgery was not a success. The other surgery was on my right shoulder. I had lots of pain and I couldn't raise my arm very far over my head. My shoulder was partially frozen. So there was a lot of tissue that was damaged and was removed. Also there are 2 tendons that go from the bicep to the shoulder, 1 long and 1 short. The doctor cut the long tendon to help the movement better. He said that if I was younger and into sports they would have fixed the tendon but since I am not in my 20's anymore they left it cut. If I thought I was in pain then it was nothing compared to the pain I have now. It hurts more now than ever before. I go back to the doctor the end of June for a checkup on my arm. I don't know what will be done now. I have been going to physical therapy but it really isn't helping that much, as far as I can see. The PT says that I have a good range of motion but the pain is so bad.

I also got a divorce last October after 19 years of marriage. I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I think we only had 2 good years and for the last 17 I was very unhappy.

Now I can get on with my life and hopefully find someone who will make me happy. I think I may have found him, but time will tell. We have been together for a year and a half now but we are going through a rough patch right now. He is fighting his feelings, he does this every so often. He was single for 19 years and he isn't ready to give that up just yet. I can understand that but it also frustrates me. He is 67 years old but still works driving a cement truck. He does not look or act his age. Very sexy.

Last September another grandson was born to my youngest son. His name is Chizm David, and yes that is spelled correctly. He was named after a world class bull rider. So there has been a lot of change in this past year, some good, some bad. But that is life, isn't it? Everyone goes through lifes ups and downs. I hope that you will like my tuts and visit often.

I will do my best to post at least 1 new tut a week, hopefully more, but I'm going to start slow.


  1. heya sweetie! Long time no talk - i am still around if you want me to change your blog for you!

    1. Oh Daagor, that would be so awesome. Thanks so much. I wasn't sure if you were still here or not.

  2. :) you can contact me through my blog too, I will reset it to a default for now, just let me know what you want for a new theme and I can make you a new custom background and header

  3. That would be fine. Something generic will be good, maybe in pink. Thanks so much.

  4. :) I will see what I can come up with

  5. Hope you don't mind sweetie - went and changed the template for you. I just did a place holder header for now until you can get something different if you want (or keep this one too if you want)
    Let me know if you want any changes

  6. This is awesome Daagor. Thanks so much. I love it all.

  7. awesome. Glad you like it :)


A note

I remember what it was like when just starting out in Paint Shop Pro. There are lots of wonderful tuts out there, but most of them are for experienced taggers. It is hard to find a tut if you are a beginner, so I will try to write all my tuts so the beginner can learn and follow along. There will be lots of screen shots to make it easier on you. I apologize to the experienced taggers, but I think that it is good to help out the beginners all we can. Thanks for understanding.