Sunday, May 3, 2015


This is the challenge over at Digital Whisper this week. Please feel free to join in the fun.
I love seeing what everyone comes up with :)

Happy Creating!

Background by Detroit USA
Train from Wikipedia Commons
Vintage Image of the women from my files
Overlay by Teddi
Photoshop brushes and filters

Saturday, May 2, 2015


When I was in Portland while my husband fought for his life in Good Samaritan Hospital for three weeks I often walked to get fresh air and clear my mind. I went to Eisenstein Bagels for coffee and my hubby's favorite locks and cream cheese the last four days he was there. He enjoys this so much so I spoiled him. I saw this on a sidewalk outside one of the many shops on 23rd NW Avenue. I got my exercise walking to Einsensteins each day. Just wanted to share this .

My hubby is doing great for literally being at deaths doors only days ago. He is still in much pain from the shingles but is improving with his strength each day and the confusion is mostly gone. His B/P is good, oxygen is good, swelling in his legs is almost gone but that is a great improvement from the swelling he had when he was unconscious. It was so bad his arms were weeping from the swelling. He had a direct line in his vein on his wrist to monitor his B/P at that time and his hand was swollen around the tube. It caused deep sores on three fingers and his thumb. The little finger has no feeling in it now. I suspect the swelling around the tube cut off the nerve. Hopefully it will come back.
I am so proud of this man. He is such a fighter and with your prayers and  his will he is recovering nicely.

Monday, April 27, 2015


This is the challenge at  Digital Whisper this week.
Feel free to join the fun.

Background from Nadine Archer Allen
Vintage image of the boy on a Rocking Horse is from my collection of vintage images
Photoshop brushes

Saturday, April 18, 2015


Update on my Hubby:
He is improving each day. Most tubes are removed except for the main line in his artery and his antibiotic IV . He is sitting up in a chair several times a day and doing well with physical therapy. It is going to take some time to get back to where he was. He is still very confused but that will improve also. Thanks to all of you for your concern and prayers. This means a lot to me. I came home to Coos Bay to recoup and do laundry and take care of business since his daughter is with him for a few days.


I created this for the challenge over at Digital Whisper this week
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Background by Itkupilli
Elements by Emento
Images of the stockings from a vintage postcard
Image of the striped lady from my stock
Flower from Rebecca

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Tube is out
B/P is stable
He is awake and coherent !
He wants to get up!
He has made so much progress today. It's amazing and s miracle
He was very close to death
Thanks for all your prayers��

Saturday, April 11, 2015


I don't have access to my photos because I am sitting in the waiting room of Good Samaritan hospital where my husband was transported by ambulance on Tuesday 5 hours away from home

His shingles turned in to encephalitis, which is an infectious desires of the brain. The brain has infectious fluid around it. He is in critical condition but today showed some improvement. A machine is breathing for him. His kidneys are failing and vitals are way off the charts, This is a very hard thing to watch.

He is a strong man and I am hopeful he will pull through this .

Say a prayer for us.

Get your vaccination!

God bless you all

Monday, April 6, 2015