Thursday, March 19, 2015

Grama...

This last weekend was just...I dont know so full of ups and downs and stress and I felt lost alot. My grama fell on Weds (just tripped or something) in her apartment. My dad was with her visiting and he called me ask about sending her to the hospital or not. I agreed to just send her over and I met him over there. They xrayed everything (i made them do her hip just incase) and nothing was broken. She just had a badly swollen knee and I kept asking if they were going to keep her overnight for observation, but was told that if theres nothing to be treated, insurance wont cover it.

I talked to the girls at the senior complex and they were asking me some questions and just letting me know grama was sleeping, and asking if i was ok with her eatting in her room which i said I wanted her to just take it easy and rest.

Friday I got a call. Grama was being lethargic, wouldnt eat, get dressed and just wasnt herself. I had her sent back over to the hospital, they did a catscan this time. I thought she had another stroke but that was negative but she that slurred speech/delayed reaction thing like when she had it. Her hemoglobin (stuff in your blood) was a 9 on weds (its normally suppose to be a 12, and since she had a fall this didnt bother them) but now it was a 8 and they were talking about transfusions and i had no idea if she was too old (ive never had this come up before, grama has polysythemia - where your blood is thick). The nurse was explaining things to me, saying that a person dropping like that in week is concerning, but this was a day and a half. So now everyone kept saying shes bleeding internally somewhere. I was scared, but trying to do everything to help her, to know what was going on without being too invasive. I went the next morning and grama was not herself from her behavior, being confused and refusing her meds (which i know when diabetics drop in suger they become combative sometimes), droppler was negative, they gave her a unit of blood because she dropped down to a 6.7 and the doctor came in and said he was sending a GI doctor over to talk with her, had to wait another day for that..he talked with her and she had no signs and he just said shes not bleeding internally. The other doctor came back in and said that the all the bruising in her leg had caused her to go anemic. I got a call from the place shes staying. They were concerned about her and asking how she was going and this just made me feel so good about this place - for them to call and be concerned was just kinda mind blowing. We never got that with my mom. The doctor talked about sending her home that night, but asked me what I felt, and i said just to keep her another day.

She got to go home on monday. We talked about things..important things that are uncomfortable but need to be talked about to make sure that no matter what happens, I know her wishes, and that she knows her choices are important. I kept telling her how lucky she was in not breaking anything, how much i love her, how special she is to me. She went from living on her own, driving, doing everything herself until she had that stroke. My grama never acted like a 94 year old woman. But when she had the stroke in August, it was one of those situations that make you open your eyes and realize "hey..shes is 94 year old woman" and its just starting to sink in. Shes had such a long healthy life for so long its just been amazing to me.

I really thought this was her final step. I had talked to myself..and to tabby over and over that weekend. I know no matter how much preparedness you do its not going to make it hurt less. Im just greatful that shes pulled through this and that I get to spend more time with her.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Knitty & Purrrl: February Pattern...

I am currently finishing up the pattern I was doing for February. I have them all finished I just have to add a button to the collar and hide all the strings :3 I decided to make halter tops this month so look for them soon in my etsy shop. It might be tonight/tomorrow. Ill post about it.
I made two sizes. The larger ones fit the FR Tall body, the FR2 body, the new Nuface body. The smaller ones fit the Azones, Momokos and Unoas.  I just have to check about the Poppy, Old Nuface and Dynamite bodys.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WClub: ITBE lingerie dolls...

 WClub ITBE Lingerie Dolls
The ITBE Line is the first to be announced. They went ahead with a lingerie theme this time. These are more expensive then last years, Im not sure why...maybe price increases. They also have the older body, which doesnt really bother me. There was 6 girls this time. This is a lottery, so I entered for Audacious, Dark Side, and My Desire. Apparently Audacious has a new sculp named Finley Prince. I do like also the twist with the skin tones as well, just nice to see some more characters not in their traditional coloring. Heres keeping my fingers crossed. I think at the most I hope to get the new girl.



Love Roulette
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Sandy Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied



Item #15031
Audacious
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per styleBody Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Finley Prince (New Sculpt!)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Walnut
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied



 
Item #15035
Dark Side
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Anja
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Porcelain
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied



 
Item #15036
My Desire
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Isha
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Caramel
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied


Item #15037
Entice
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: Kesenia
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
 
Item #15039
Buxom
The ITBE Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Ship Date: Approximately the Week of March 23rd, 2015
Limited edition of less than 500 dolls per style
Body Type: FR (Older Tall Body Version)
Head Sculpt: VĂ©ronique Perrin 1.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new year: Upgrade WClub Dolls...

The year has started up again for the W Club, so I figured that I would add in information as I got it and was able to this year to just help give me something to talk about. I did end up joining this year. There is Agnes, Poppy and a Boy for the upgrade dolls. I really love the poppys dress but thats all I like, so I had made my rule...if i only like the clothing...ill find it later. The boy is one of the molds I just dont really like and his fashion isnt my taste, so I passed on him. The only one I ended up ordering was the Agnes. I always have a soft spot for Agnes bitchy look. I think I like so much of the black and whiteness with a touch and pop of red. Plus her purse great. Its a clutch with a built in handle. Im like finally a non useless clutch! Agnes just is perfect. I cant wait for her to get here.


Item #91375
Aristocratic
Baroness Agnes Von Weiss®
The Fashion Royalty®
2015 W Club Upgrade Doll Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2015
Edition size: TBA
Body Type: FR 2013 (with body connect feature)
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan Hair
Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Item #PP078
Groovy Galore
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2015 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2015
Edition size: TB
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Caucasian
Hair Color: Golden Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied 


Item #85075
Vice Effect
Ollie Lawson Dressed Doll
Color Infusion™ Collection
2015 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2015
Edition size: TBA
Body Type: FR:Homme
Head Sculpt: Ollie Lawson
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Frosted Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sale: Monster High Collection..

http://www.ebay.com/sch/angelwingimages/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
I decided to go ahead and give ebay another go as far as clearing out the Monster Highs that I need to rehome. I just started listing and will be throughout the day and probably tomorrow to space it out and give some breathing room. I have done my best to make sure they all come with what they originally came with or if not at least a stand and comb. I will be double checking my list once i get home and have them in my hand since I have sold a few things. You can see my auctions here by just clicking HERE.

Frankie:
1. Wave 1 - I repainted her
2. Dawn of the Dance
3. Classroom
4. Killer Style
5. Dead Tired
6. Skull Shores (grey version)
7. Schools out
8. Sweet 1600
9. Skultmate Roller Maze
10. Scary Every After
11. I love Fashion
12. Scaris City of Frights
13. Picture Day - still in box
14. Ghouls Alive 

Draculaura:
1. Basic wave 1
2. Killer Style
3. Dead Tired wave 1
4. Dead Tired wave 2
5. Sweet 1600
6. Ghouls Rule - still in box, little dented
7. Dot Dead Gorgeous
8. Scary every after
9. Scaris City of Frights
10. Picture Day
11. Swim Class 

Clawdeen:
1. Basic wave 1
2. Dead Tired wave 2
3. Sister two pack
4. Sweet 1600
5. Skultimate Roller Maze
6. Scary every after
7. Scaris City of Fights
8. Power Ghouls
9. Ghouls Alive
10. I heart Fashion 

Lagoona:
1. Basic wave 1
2. Classroom wave 1
3. Skull Shores
4: Schools out
5: Skultimate Roller Maze
6: Dot Dead Gorgeous
7. Scaris City of Frights
8. Picture Day (have to check if i have)
9. Dance Class
10. Swim Class (have to check if i have)
11. Ghouls night out (have to check if i have) 

Cleo:
1. Schools out
2. Picture Day 

Abbey:
1. Signature Basic - Rerelease
2. Dead Tired wave 2
3. Skull Shores
4. Ghouls rule
5. Skultimate Roller Maze
6. Dot Dead Gorgeous
7. I heart Fashion
8. Picture Day (have to check if i have it) 

Ghoulia:
1. Dead Tired
2, Skultimate Roller Maze
3. Dot Dead Gorgeous
4. Scaris City of Frights 

Spectra:
1. Signature Basic - Rerelease (have to check if she is sold)
2. Picture Day
3. Power Ghoul
4. Ghouls Alive 

Operetta:
1. Skultimate Roller Maze
2. Dot Dead Gorgeous 

Howleen:
1. Sister to Sister
2. Dance Class 

Venus:
1. Swim Class Varient (my version has the basics makeup) 

Robecca:
1: Dance Class 

Rochelle:
1. Signature Basic wave 4
2. Scaris City of Frights
3. Dance Class 

Random:
Meowlody (sister to sister)
Purrsephone (sister to sister)
Toraline (Coffin Bean ver - still in box)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bring in the New Year...

This is my first post of the new year! 

Im sure that Ive said this many times but I havent died Things had just been so overwhelming especially emotionally in trying to just deal with everything. Im trying to get my house fixed, as well as looking for a new job while dealing with the effects of the current job I have. We are cleaning out my gramas home to try and get it ready for the spring.
We did find her this really nice independent living place and she has a studio apartment. Its just beautiful inside and out. All the caretakers and even the other people living there are really nice. Theres activities everday, provided meals by a professional chef (she gave me some fish when i visited and it was fantastic). Sometimes Im like why dont regular apartment places have things like this, why do you have to wait until your 55.  Right now, we are just trying to get her back into the swing of things. Im trying to get her to be more active in what they provide, like craft days and even with other people. I know she goes to Jazzersice and the church service. I show her things that I think will help her keep track of the days or like a coffee pot but it just turns into a argument about wasting money on her. I know its one day at a time, and they said it takes about 6 months, so we just keep at it.
I have been keeping up with my knitting. I made some dresses, but Im going to revise what I did. They didnt end up being as long as I wanted. Once thats done Ill get those up in the shop. Currently Im tweeking a pattern of a loose kinda sweater so well see how it goes. Im always one to not like baggie things, and it always makes me think that what Im making doesnt fit or look right so I always have to ask everyone else how it looks because I dont trust my judgement. I did get the christmas sweaters up that I was making. Heather posted those on her blog.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A crack in the road...

 
Im just sort of letting you all know whats going on. My 94 year old grama had a stroke in August. So Ive been so super busy between work, being at the hospital, getting her into rehab, trying to help her with her depression..as well as more work and this freaking catalog I have to get done this week. She gets out on the 18th but is a fall risk, so now i have to work on selling her home and finding a place for her and getting her veterans assistance too. My hope is that eventually she will be able to go into a independent living, and this will give her time to recover and work with other therapy. So right now its trying to just find paperwork for everything.

I was at the gas station on Sunday heading into work, and there was this kitten by the pump laying on the ground. I tried to just get him to shoo off and he wouldnt go. All i could think was that he was going to get hit by a car because someone could pull in and not see him. I picked him up, sat in the car for 5-10 mins. He didnt mind it at all or the car ride. I kept telling myself "I took someones cat!" XD

Im taking him to the vet tomorrow, to see if he has a chip so I could reunite him with his owner, if not Im going to see if they will work in finding him a home, or I told him I would foster him until I found a home. For now his name is Latte.