Monday, April 26, 2010

Storms, Gardening & Crafting Oh My!

Have you ever wondered where all of your energy disappears to?  Well, I haven’t had any energy for the past week or so and I have hated every minute of it.  I love it when I have energy because I get so much accomplished and feel great about it.  The past couple weeks have been kinda difficult when it comes to my health.  I have been on this medicine for my diabetes and it has literally torn up my stomach.  It works wonders with my blood sugar readings, but it causes great problems with my stomach and creates road blocks when I want to leave the house for a day out.  Anyway, my doctor took me off my metformin and told me to just continue to take my other meds and see how things work out.  Well, they haven’t been working out at all.  My glucose levels have been higher then normal……not dangerously high, but higher then normal and I am not sure my doctor knows what to do at this point.  I was on another medicine, but heck it put 15-20 pounds on me and I looked like the good year blimp.  I am far from looking like Barbie, but still when you are already overweight…..well, you don’t need any extra pounds added on.  So, I don’t think my doctor knows what to do from here and in the meantime my glucose levels are high and my energy has gone in for a tailspin.  I was longing for some energy this weekend and since I stayed pretty close to home…… I took my regular dosage of metformin.  Guess what happened?!?  I got my energy back and completed some projects that have been waiting to get finished.  Of course my stomach was upset again, but my readings were great and I had energy.  Good thing I am a Stay at Home Mom (hahahahaha).

So………… speaking of projects, I got alot accomplished this past weekend.  I pulled weeds after weeds out of my flowerbeds, brought out my Amish buggy wagon wheel and placed it in my flowerbed, planted a few flowers in some flower pots and helped my hubby with the flowerbeds in the backyard.  I had so much energy and didn’t want it to go to waste.  It would rain and I was still outside enjoying the energy while I had it.  I did however go inside when it started storming.  We had a pretty big storm yesterday around lunch time.  It poured the rain down and we had quite a bit of hail.  I took a couple pictures of the hail that was all over our yard and flowerbeds.



I didn’t mind the storms nor the hail.  Our yard was in need of the water.  we had put down fertilizer so we were happy to see the rain finally arrive.  The hail isn’t that bad as long as it doesn’t cause damage (ya know)?  I pray for those that lost their homes or loved ones to the tornadoes that touched down this past weekend.  It is definitely the season for that kinda weather, but you hate for anyone to lose loved ones or their homes and all that they have worked so hard for all of their lives.


Let’s talk projects – shall we?  I have received several requests for me to make some stacking boxes.  I have made them for myself, but I have never made them and sold them on my selling blog.  Well, I actually filled a couple orders this past week and finished them up yesterday.  I will be adding these to my selling blog so if you are interested then please check out Londonberry Primitives.




I will be offering the large stacking boxes as well as smaller boxes.  They can be plain or I can stencil the sides as well as the top.  As long as the stencil is available then I would be happy to do it for you.  Keep watching my selling blog for more pictures and pricing.  Thanks!


Not sure if it is rainy and dreary where you are, but it is here in Ohio.  So, I thought I would leave you with a couple pictures of some of my flowers that are currently in bloom as well as some new salvia that I picked up the other day at the greenhouse.  Hope you enjoy them and they help to brighten your day.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa


~ And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. ~ Jerry Chin



Sheila said...

Hi Lisa! I sure hope you can get your diabetes under control. My dear friend has to have an insulin pump 24/7! She handles things well, but every now and again something sets her off balance and struggles to get back to normal again. Hang in there and hopefully your doctor can find something else that will work for you.
That hail looked like glass marbles!
Really like your stacking boxes-I'm making some to sell on my blog but they are fabric covered! Love them.
Hope you can keep your energy up.

Dan said...

I am glad that you got your energy back! I hope that it continues. It sounds like you got a lot of stuff finished around your house though.

Your stacking boxes are going to look great when you finish them!

I hope you are having a great Monday!


Craftyperson said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well...its a bummer when you have things that you want to get done and you just don't feel up to it...I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers..
Love your stacking boxes...I don't think you'll have any problems selling them..they look great...
Prim hugs,

Barbara said...

Well hello sweet Lisa, I am really sorry about your sugar levels I too am diabetic and fight with this problem too. I will pray you can get it under control soon.
And your hail we had it too, about the same as your showing, and a few the size of golf ball even, it was scary here, we never see hail in these parts.
I love all your flowers and you blog too, I love going in the quiet and serene places, it soothes my soul.
Lots of Hugs Barbara

mornings322 said...

Hello Lisa

I take Metformin too and it made my legs hurt for a few days then it quit. It sure does keep sugar levels down. I'm glad you were able to continue to take it and get your energy back.

Have a great week!


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi there kiddo...I'm so sorry your meds are playing havock with your tummy...I'll pray things settle down soon.
For someone who's always a ball of energy I can see why this would wear on you!

Love your new boxes!

Hugs, Karen

Anonymous said...

I take Metformin. Being over weight
will give you Diabetes type 2.
Extra weight in your abdomen
sucks up your insulin.
I am in my 50s.
I have no energy even on Metformin.
Hard to get awake in the mornings.
From dropping blood sugar.
I am only 5f 1 inch. About 40
pounds over wt. I am a small person.
As an RN I just knew I had
Diabetes Type 2 with all the symptons. Lost some wt.
Blood sugar became more balanced.
Not as many highs and low.
My A1C is 5 which is healthy.


colonialhomestead said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
I have Diabetes as well. I took Metformin for awhile and it dose Def. take some getting used to. I did better on Actoplusmet. Its actos with Metformin in it. When I discovered I had PCOS as well and that it was the cause of our infertility I was heart broken. The Diabetes is hereditary in my family. My Dad is a brittle diabetic. It has led to high chol. and trigglycerides for me as well. I ended up with what is called combine hyperlypidemia. It led to pancreatitis. After four rounds in ICU over two years I lost 50 pounds and GOT PREGNANT! Much to my surprise. What a blessing from God he is. Had a very healthy pregnancy. Gained 65lbs, and cant seem to lose the last 40 of it. In the second month of my pregnancy they put me on a insulin pump that I still use today. Caleb is 29 months old now. Its pink and I have a love hate relationship with it! LOL I know if I lose 40 lbs I will be much healthier but that is so much easier said than done. I had my gallbladder out two years ago and I have had no more pancreatitis but the other problems rage on. I am living in Japan because my husband is in the Marine Corps and there are no Endos. on island so I pretty much have to manage on my own. My interal med doc just gives me the insulin and runs blood work but has no clue about the pump. So he just tells me that since I have been on it for so long to do it myself??? And that is your tax dollars at work! LOL Military docs? Very Scary! Well if you need anything give me a shout. Love all your prims and you pics of your home. I am covering some boxes with fabric next I think. Just finished some shelf sitters and peg hanger dolls. I just started a new blog of my own. Its new and there are no pics of my house yet since three quarters of my things are stateside in storage. But next year I will add those.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Hi Lisa,
I Hope you get things under control soon! I hate it when I don't have energy, I'm a very active person and hate to be down.
On the happy side Cheers on selling your boxes! They look great!


LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Lisa, I am glad that you got energy now. Please, be careful with your Diabetes. D-Type2 runs in my family and I'm always scare of it for me, my kids, my nieces and brothers. We are always monitoring this so close. Take care,Evelyn **** Your boxes looks ver nice ****

Sherrie said...

Oh Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your health problems...please take care of yourself,and I will say a prayer that you get your diabetes under control with meds that won't have the side effects. Gardening results look great. Have a good week. prim friend, sherrie

Teri said...

Sounds like your problems are similar to what my dh was experiencing. A nurse suggested that he take Metamucil every morning and it abated his problems! (he's been doing it for a couple yrs now) It's worth asking your dr about. Hope you get better soon! I missed you!

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Lisa,
I hope your energy level stays up and your sugar level stay down to where they should be. My mom lives with diabetes and it's such a struggle how one medicine can both help you and harm you.
Your stacking boxes look wonderful! Enjoy your spring.
Blessings~ Birgit

Anonymous said...

Lisa, so sorry to hear about your health problems..Hope you are feel 100% really soon..Your boxes do look great..You have a great week..Janet