Hi there! I found this link from Lucas and Juno's Facebook page. I just had to share this amazing story about Juno. ( My original post about Lucas and Juno's story here )
Please be sure to visit Lucas and Juno on their facebook page HERE and say hi!
Also, please go visit dogheirs. It's a fantastic site about dogs. There is also a neighborhood watch where you can post lost dogs in your area, neighborhood alerts, dog friendly events, etc.
Thank you to everyone who has visited Lucas and Juno. They really appreciate your visits and support!!
Hi everyone! I have a very special post today.
You may remember back in June I posted some pictures entitled Winners of the Babysitting Competition . There was one picture in particular that stole my heart. I remember telling my husband that you could just feel the unconditional love and respect of these two.
Here is the photo.
As you can imagine, I was beyond delighted when I received an email from this little boy's father, Chester. He told me the the boy in the picture was his son, whose name is Lucas and his service dog's name is Juno.
After seeing this picture, I remember wanting to know more about this little boy and what circumstances led to him being in a wheelchair. I had never heard of this syndrome before, and I am so grateful to Chester for taking the time to let me know who this picture belonged to.
Please visit Lucas and Juno to learn more about this illness and this amazing family. I know they would love for you to stop by and say hi. Please pass this on to all your friends and family and ask them to stop by and say hi. This will also help to further the awareness of this terrible disease.
Please go here to visit Lucas and Juno. Your kind words and thoughts would mean a lot to them.
Many thanks again to Chester for writing me. Lucas, know you and your family will be in our thoughts, fighting with you all the way. Many big hugs to Juno for watching over and taking such good care of his Lucas.
Yes, another "bump" in the road--LITERALLY--! November, I guess was just not one of my best months. As you know, I have been battling a nasty kidney infection. I was just beginning to get back to feeling like myself, when last Wednesday evening I was in a car accident. I left the house about 4:45pm to go to a Doctors appointment to get another test to make sure the kidney infection was completely gone. The road is fairly steep, with a section of small switchback curves. I was on the way down, just entering one of the curves, when the traffic started slamming on their brakes. A dump truck had just stopped at the bottom of the turns. I was able to stop in time so as to not hit the car in front of me, but I knew I was going to get rear-ended. Sure enough, BAM, the van hit me. It actually was not his fault, as he had no way of knowing the traffic was stopped. He had not rounded the curve yet.
The whole accident happened in slow motion and for some reason I was extremely calm. I think because I knew what was going to happen before it happened the whole way through. (I know, sounds strange)
SO------it gets worse! As soon as I got hit, without looking, I knew who had hit me. It was my HUSBAND!!--Yes--you read right-- My husband had no idea it was me, as it was pretty dark. When he got out of the car and came up to mine, I got out and he froze. It took a minute for him to realize he had hit his own wife!! He was horrified!
We had left the house separately, about 10 minutes apart. He usually does not take that road, but for some reason that night he did. We have a fair amount of damage to both vehicles, but it could have been worse. He swerved so as to try and not hit the car, but could not get quite out of the way , so it at least was not a full on hit.
He is doing fine, but my neck and back was injured. I already have 5 bulging discs in my neck and upper back from a previous car accident about 12 years ago. ( I was rear ended while sitting at a traffic light) It took me years of acupuncture to become fairly pain free. I was pretty sore the first few days, but I am doing better than I expected. I am just hoping it does not get worse down the road.
The insurance company was at a loss for words, although it did solicit an unintentional laugh---as it did from the Doctor.
Anyway--I am so thankful it wasn't any worse and that November is behind us. Surely December will be better!!
Stay safe everyone and Happy December!!
P.S.--Please check back Friday. I have a special post--(which I had meant to post last week)--that I will be sharing with you.
This challenge is in honor of Thanksgiving. We were to show some "fowl" in our creations.
Considering we do not eat any meat or fowl or fish--I thought I would make a turkey that could join us at the table. Here is my creation:
This is a ceramic planter. I airbrushed the entire piece.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. How about joining us at The Game for a fun challenge of "fowl". As all of us (design team) had our share of problems in November, this challenge is a little late. You have until Friday at midnight to enter your projects, and then on to Christmas!!
See you at The Game!!
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday! I sort of disappeared here for a few weeks--although not voluntarily! I had to take a forced mini vacation, as I have been pretty ill.
A few weeks ago I went to the Dr. with what was thought a bad bladder infection. I was put on antibiotics, tested again at the end of ten days and found out the infection was still there. So I started taking a second round of meds. After about five more days, I became extremely ill and had to be taken to the hospital. Apparently I had a kidney infection the entire time and the meds I was taking only helped with the bladder. So I was three weeks into a kidney infection before I literally collapsed.
I usually bounce right back after being sick, but not this time. The Drs. said it was a serious infection and would take some time. They were not kidding! I could hardly get out of bed for almost a week and a half. Good news is that I am feeling much better now.
I want to thank everyone who commented on my posts recently. I will be returning the visits during the week. I will also have a very special commenter I will be introducing to you later this week.
Thank you again sooo much for your visits and comments--they are very much appreciated!! I will be around to visit soon!!
Hello everyone! This weeks challenge is a little late due to the east coast storm Sandy. Susan, our coordinator / owner of The Game lives in New Jersey and has been without power. Luckily, it sounds as if they escaped the worst of it with only a few trees down. We are keeping everyone in the storm area in our thoughts and wishing them a speedy recovery.
This challenge is for Halloween. We are to show art in the form of a costume, or art featuring a costume or part of a costume.
Here is my project, a witches hat.
The base is a paper mache hat form. I covered it in fabric, leaving a train down the back. I then used lots of ribbon, feathers, fabric flowers, and of course, spiders!
Can't wait to see what you come up with. And there will be a great prize for the winner!
See you at THE GAME!!