Sunday, January 23, 2011

Another Makeover in the Making

Things have been crazy around here.  January has definitely been an interesting month for us.  I was in the ER for discomfort in my chest and found out it was anxiety and then I was in the ER for kidney stones which was not pleasant at all, Cameron had the flu bug, bronchitis, and  then got the  flu bug again this weekend and my hubby has had nothing but problems with his sinuses.  It has been quite interesting to say the least.  I will be happy when January is over and hopefully February will be a much healthier month for us.  I did hear from my pulmonary doctor about that spot that they found on my lung.  She states that it is a nodule that they need to keep an eye on.  I don’t smoke, never have smoked and I am young so hopefully that is a bonus for me regarding that spot.  They want to repeat the scan and just keep an eye on things and make sure it doesn’t get bigger.  Lately…… it seems like it is always something, but I definitely have to stay positive and can’t let anything get me down.  At least not yet (lol).


Other then dealing with health issues, work has been keeping me busy.  I absolutely can’t tell you enough how much I enjoy my job and the people I work with.  It is amazing how much I love going into work.  It has been a blessing to say the least.  I have very little free time, but I manage to sneak in a little bit of crafting time here and there.  Here is my latest project. 



My sister bought this little cupboard at the thrift store for $6.29.  She asked if I could re-finish it for her and I said “absolutely”.  I thought it had great potential and the inside already looked decent, but the outside definitely needed a paint job.  So, this is what I am currently working on.  On my next post…… I will be sure to post the after pictures.   Just trust me ~ the transformation will be amazing.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa

Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Makeover for the New Year & A Trip to the Emergency Room

Hope you all enjoyed 2010 and are ready for 2011 because it is here.  Happy New Year blogger friends!!!!!  I must admit that 2010 went out with a bang.  I ended up in the emergency room with some chest pain/discomfort and it was pretty scary to say the least.  I was in the midst of working, experienced a sharp pain in my chest, followed by sweating and a cold sensation and a slight pain in my back.  I had my blood pressure checked and it was just fine, but my pulse was too high.  I contacted my doctor and he said to go to the ER.  Good thing I work at a hospital because they got me right in, did a whole bunch of tests and tried their best to get some blood.  Not only do my veins like to hide, but when someone finds them, they hide.  So, after many attempts to get blood…… they were finally able to get some.  Luckily, my test results came back ok.  I was to follow-up with a stress test which I did in between working (gotta love working at a cardiologist office) and was blessed enough to have the results before this long weekend.  Everything came back ok and I was informed that it was probably stress and anxiety.  I didn’t really think that could be it, but when I was told that being away from Cameron for the first time in a long time, being back in the working world and having a hard time being away from my normal surroundings could have an effect on it……well, then I realized that it could be anxiety.  So, they prescribed some anxiety medicine for me and after being on it for just a couple days….. I am feeling much better.


I did tackle a few projects today.  I thought you might be interested in seeing them.  Yep, my first project was to paint my Mom’s stovetop cover.  So, I applied the black paint, sanded and stained it.





Do you all remember this ugly little antique chair that I picked up at a second hand store?  Well, it was $4.99 and I thought it had great potential.  I had to do a little repairing on it and a bit of sanding and then I applied the paint.  Wow, what for this transformation……. it is absolutely amazing!!





Do you see that little crack on the back of the chair?  Well, I sanded it down and then applied some wood filler to it, sanded it again and gave it a new coat of paint.  Here are a few other pictures.










So, what do you think of my very first AMAZING makeover for 2011?  Didn’t it turn out great?  I am definitely pleased with it.  I knew it had perfect prim potential…… it just needed a little TLC.

Well, I better sign off for now.  Until Next Time ~ Blessings to all for 2011.