Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Christmas prayer of a sailor.

Hope everyone had a very wonderful Holiday. This was an article in our city paper today and I wanted to put it here to honor all of our Men & Women who have served and are still serving in our Armed Forces. Thank you Mr. Hamilton for writing such a beautiful poem and for sharing your story with us. God bless you!


HAMILTON:

The Christmas prayer of a sailor

By Ken Hamilton
Niagara Gazette

Well Lord, it’s Christmas time again and we are a long way from home ...

We are in a nation, and in a time, that but for the newscasts and the occasional soldier’s funeral, it would be difficult for us to tell that we are at war. Our supermarkets and our bellies are full. While some say that the wars that we fight are unjust, and are about other people’s petroleum, for the most part, our gas tanks are full and our homes are warm.

The U.S. Senate just passed a bill, I think, that, according to Senate Majority Leader Reed, will ensure that 30-million more Americans will have health insurance. That is, at least 30-million more people that live in America will have it. There is a difference, you know, as there is a difference between health insurance and good medical treatment.

And the holiday season is upon us. The single season of the year that is dedicated to someone bringing peace on Earth and good will towards man. Many of us busy ourselves with buying needless gifts for each other. Some of us will send gifts to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guarders that are far from home. They will feel good when they get them.

Most Americans have never been to war. I have. At least, I have participated in war. I didn’t wade through the rice paddies with an M-16 on my shoulder, or drift down the muddy rivers of Southeast Asia in a loud, slow moving, river patrol boat. Honestly, I watched it from a radarscope on a missile ship that steamed just off the coast of what was then North Vietnam. Despite the heat outside, we wore jackets to stay warm in CIC, where we tracked our bombers flying raids over the cities of Haiphong Harbor and Hanoi. There was always a hot cup of coffee on the bull nose of our consoles. On some nights, when I was not on watch, I would stand on one of the bridge wings outside of the pilothouse, and watch the coastline glow orange with the flames from the fires that the bombing caused. When a fresh round of bombs fell, their white flashes would light the air enough that I could see the black smoke billowing high into the night sky, as if it were a sacrifice to the gods of war.

I was young — 19 years old. I had more testosterone than heart or brains in those days. Back then I was where I wanted to be. But, now I think back on those days, when I stood on the wings of the bridge, watched the bombs fall, and suppressed the sorrow that that deep brewed inside of me for all of those who were dying that night. Today, though I have never seen them before, I constantly see their faces, I see their tears, and I can feel the pain that shredded their hearts as I stood on the bridge wings and watched the sky glow orange.

I was back in San Diego by Christmas, but not back home in Niagara Falls. I don’t think that there are many service people who join and are against all of the travel, and the experiences, that the military offers. Yet I think that, while most appreciate the gifts that you send them, they would rather be home for Christmas, giving, instead of receiving — because, that is what they do.

There is a difference, you know. That is why supermarket shelves, our bellies and our gas tanks are full, and our homes are warm. And why sometimes, some of them die. We are in a nation, and in a time, that but for the newscasts and the occasional soldier’s funeral, it would be difficult for us to tell that we are at war.

I returned from ‘Nam in the same year of my second Christmas away from home. It was not my last. Perhaps I came back with heart. It was then that I wrote the poem, “The Christmas Prayer of a Sailor.” I would like to share it again with you, my readers; and with every soldier, sailor, Marine, airman and Coast Guarder that is walking the wall between freedom and tyranny. I pray that their efforts speed peace on Earth and good will towards mankind; that the glow that they will see when they look out at the horizon will be from warm hearts of people loving each other, and I pray that our forces will be safely home for Christmas next year.



“Well, Lord, it is Christmas-time again,
and I am a long way from home.
I can’t make it back this year,
so that’s another Christmas gone.



I think that I’ll just lie down and rest awhile,
and think of Christmases past;
when love was abundant in the air,
Lord, why couldn’t all of that last.



You know; those crisp, chilly mornings,
but the sun was shining bright; and there
was a glow from every young child’s face
of a very special light.



The house, all filled with that Christmas
smell of fruits and cakes and evergreen;
and presents, all piled under the Christmas tree;
well Lord, you know what I mean.



Being close to those that you love the most --
to those you treasure dear. To see their faces --
those happy faces -- a laugh -- a smile -- a tear.



Well, Lord; this Christmas is all but past and gone,
and there is just one thing that I request:
take me back, back to my own home, so that I won’t
miss Christmas-next.

-Amen-

Ken Hamilton is a Niagara Falls resident. His columns run Fridays in the Gazette. He welcomes feedback at: KenHamilton930@aol.com.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas is coming!

I just love this time of year, well of course except for the very cold weather. But I love all the decorations and christmas songs.

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I have made a couple more calendar wallpapers for those of you who would like to use them on your personal laptop/computer. Please do not direct link. And please send your friends here to my blog to download them. Hope everyone had a "Happy Thanksgiving!" I can't believe Christmas is just a few weeks away.


Christmas Calander Wallpaper #1



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Christmas Calander Wallpaper #2



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Everyone have a wonderful day! God bless!

***HUGS***
Lynn

Monday, November 23, 2009

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

~ ~ Your Cross ~ ~


The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

"Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear." The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief. "Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he did as he was told. Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some so large the tops were not visible.

Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall. "I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered. The Lord replied,
"My son, that is the cross you just
brought in."

When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more blessed than you imagined.

(((HUGS)))

Lynn Wishing HT

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Staying Positive!

Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.

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Isn’t it amazing to think that the God of all creation wants us to cry out to Him and bring our daily needs to Him? Yet He does! He wants us to trust Him and come to Him with our cares and concerns. He is a refuge for us. Oh if we could remember this truth throughout our day as we scurry about with all our busy tasks. It’s easy to rush around in our own strength and power trying to get everything accomplished while forgetting that our Loving Heavenly Father invites us to look to Him for patience, wisdom and help.

Jesus I am who you seek

I’m reminded of a little toddler who has just learned to buckle herself into her own car seat. Every time mommy tries to help, the toddler screams, “No! I can do it myself!” It can be exasperating as a parent to hear those words, but how often are we saying them to God? “I’ll do it myself!” Gently, lovingly our Gracious God is holding out His hand and saying, “Come to me. I will be your refuge and strength.”

Let’s melt into His arms and feel His loving embrace. No matter what we have done, His amazing grace beckons us to Him. The Bible says God loves us with an everlasting love. His love, unlike human love, is perfect and sweet, deep and abiding. So join me fellow moms, in pouring out our hearts before Him, knowing He loves us with a redeeming love.

A Moms Prayer
Dear Lord, praise you that you are a God of grace and mercy. You know all things and can do all things, and you care about me. Thank you for your amazing love and grace toward me through Jesus. I trust you. I pour out my heart to you. Help me in my home to graciously love my family as you graciously love. Forgive me, for I know I mess up. Thank you for your redeeming love. In Jesus name, Amen.

Further Reading: Romans 8

Article written by Karol Ladd,
Karol Ladd is a best-selling author of over 20 books and Christian communicator to women around the world. One of Karol’s greatest joys is to encourage and inspire moms to be a positive influence in their homes. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs and serves on several ministry boards. Karol is best known for her Positive Power series including The Power of a Positive Mom which is translated into five different languages. Her most valued role is that of wife to Curt and mother to daughters Grace and Joy. Visit her website at www.PositiveMom.com

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Linda

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Awakening!

"The Awakening"

A time comes in your life when you finally get it
when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity,
you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the
voice inside your head cries out...ENOUGH!
Enough fighting and crying and blaming and
struggling to hold on. Then, like a child quieting
down after a tantrum, you blink back your tears and
begin to look at the world through new eyes.

This is your awakening.

You realize it's time to stop hoping and waiting for
something to change, or for happiness, safety and
security to magically appear over the next horizon.
You realize that in the real world there aren't always
fairy tale endings, and that any guarantee of "happily
ever after" must begin with you... and in the process
a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.

You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that
not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of
who or what you are and that's OK. They are entitled
to their own views and opinions.

You learn the importance of loving and championing yourself
and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born
of self-approval. You stop complaining and blaming other
people for the things they did to you - or didn't do for you
and you learn that the only thing you can really count on
is the unexpected. You learn that people don't always say
what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone
will always be there for you and that everything isn't
always about you.

So, you learn to stand on your own and to
take care of yourself... and in the process a sense
of safety and security is born of self-reliance.

You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept
people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and
human frailties and in the process a sense of peace and
contentment is born of forgiveness. You learn to open up to
new worlds and different points of view.

You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you
really stand for. You learn the difference between wanting
and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values
you've outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with.

You learn that there is power and glory in creating and
contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a
"consumer" looking for your next fix. You learn that principles
such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a
bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation
upon which you must build a life.

You learn that you don't know everything, it's not your job
to save the world and that you can't teach a pig to sing.
You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose
to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake. Then you
learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as
they really are and not as you would have them be.

You learn that alone does not mean lonely. You stop trying to
control people, situations and outcomes. You learn to
distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the
importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO.

You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside,
smoothing things over and ignoring your needs. You learn that
your body really is your temple. You begin to care for it and
treat it with respect.

You begin to eat a balanced diet, drink more water, and take more time to exercise. You learn that being tired fuels doubt, fear, and uncertainty and so you take more time to rest. And just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul. So you take more time to laugh and to play. You learn that, for the most part, you get in life what you believe you deserve, and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different than working toward making it happen. More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance.

You also learn that no one can do it all alone, and that it's OK to risk asking for help. You learn the only thing you must truly fear is fear itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your own terms.

You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom. You learn that life isn't always fair, you don't always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people and you learn not to always take it personally. You learn that nobody's punishing you and everything isn't always somebody's fault. It's just life happening. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.

You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and dealt with in a healthy manner or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you.

You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower.

Then, you begin to take responsibility for yourself by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never, ever settle for less than your heart's desire. You make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility. You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind.

Finally, with courage in your heart, you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live as best you can.


Todays Quote:

“Remember today,
for it is the beginning of always.
Today marks the start of a
brave new future filled with all
your dreams can hold.
Think truly to the future
and make those dreams come true.”

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Booooooo!

Hello...

First off I hope everyone has a Safe & Happy Halloween! For all those who are suffering from the seasonal flu/swine flu, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon!


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Second I have two wallpaper freebies for you. Only for personal use! DO NOT DIRECT LINK and please if you know anyone who would like to download one or both please send them here to my blog to download. Thank you!





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Credits: Elements from Raspberry Road Designs (Freebie Clusters)
Backgrounds made by Creative Endeavors Creations
Wordart by WordImagined Designs & ElegantWordart2 Designs

(((HUGS)))
Linda

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inner Strength

Here is something I found while cleaning out one of my drawers in my computer room. I am not sure who sent it to me but it really is cute. Hope everyone is enjoying the day. It is going to be 62 today and sunny, so you can bet I will be working outside today. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers and be on the look out for another Free Wallpaper for the month of November. God bless everyone!


Inner Strength

If you can start the day without caffine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with
your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful
for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy
to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on
you when, through no fault of your own, something
goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without
resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquour,
If you can sleep without the aide of drugs,
Then you are probably a DOG!



(((HUGS)))
Linda

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2009 October Wallpaper Freebie

Well October is upon us and man is it "cold outside!" I have made some freebies for you for those of you who would like. Please use only for "Personal Use", do not "direct link", rather send others to this blog so that they can download these wallpapers from my blog. Hope everyone is having a good week. Stay warm & stay safe! God Bless.




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***HUGS***
Linda
(Creator of "Creative Endeavors Creations")

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Where did August go to!

Wow....it is September already....I don't even know where the month of August went to! I was painting wall mural's so time can really fly by. But I did make a September Wallpaper for you. Please use of it is for personal use only...if you know someone who can use it on their laptop please just send them to my blog so that they can download from here. Hope you like it. Around here in
WNY we have the "Peach Festival" taking place in September. So I used the peach for that symbolization. Sort of cute don't you think so?




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Back to school time is upon us....so everyone be safe and be careful! People watch for children walking to school...they don't always look both ways before crossing the street...Be alert and aware! Do not pass a stopped school bus!!!! Help keep our children safe!

I have to get back to my wall mural...will post a photo of it when I am done. Have a great day and God bless everyone!

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***HUGS***
Linda

Monday, July 6, 2009

It's July already...wow!

Hope every one had a Happy & Safe 4th of July weekend! And I hope since I did forget to post, I hope all you Dad's out there had had a great "Father's Day!"

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I made a 1440 x 900 wallpaper for July.





You can go HERE or to the link below to download if you would like to use it for your own personal use. Do not direct link or share it also have those who would like to use it on their computer/laptops to come here to download it. Thank you.

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***HUGS***
Lynn

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday is "Mother's Day", so here is a card that I made to celebrate this very special day!


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"It's not how much we do...
but how much love we put into doing it!"


God Bless!
***HUGS***
Linda

Friday, April 10, 2009

Have A Nice Weekend!

Hope everyone is doing well...the bug has been going around and seems to have passed through everyone in our family this past week....If anyone out there has been afflicted with this bug you definitely know what I am talking about.

This weekend is "Easter" so let me take the time to wish you all a very "Happy Easter!"



Below are photos of Baby Kaylee & Baby Ryan....

Baby Kaylee




Baby Ryan




They have both grown so much since these photos were taken only a couple of weeks ago...It is amazing how fast they are growing.

Know that I keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers not only today but everyday...God bless!

***HUGS***
Linda

Monday, March 30, 2009

I am ever so humble...Thank you!

I am however so humble..and quite embarrassed all at the same time...This award was given to me back in September 2008 and I am just now putting it up...Please forgive me dear sweet lady..and Thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me. Your creations are awesome and so aren't you...I wish you continued success in your shop.




Click onto the link below to visit MidnightCharms Blog...Thank you again!
Midnight Charms Blog

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***HUGS***
Lynn

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tips for a Cleaner House!

Recipes for a Cleaner House___Tips

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Just Add a Pinch of Salt: Recipes for a Cleaner Home
We all know salt is delicious, and was one of our earliest preservatives, but did you know it can help you around the house, too? Here are just a few tips on cleaning with salt:

• Pour a bit of salt, followed by a few cups of boiling water down your kitchen drain once a week to prevent clogs or unpleasant smells.

• Greasy pan? Scour it with some salt and a paper towel before washing.

• Salt can remove grease from clothing, too. Just pour some salt on a fresh grease spot on to soak up some of the grease. Then gently scrub some more salt into the fabric and rinse before washing.

• Salt is a great way to remove coffee stains from pots and mugs.

• A paste of vinegar and salt can add shine to old copper pans and molds.

• Salt makes a great rust remover for getting bicycles moving again in the spring, or refreshing worn household objects. Make a paste using three parts salt to one part lemon juice.

• When your child is sick, salt can help clean up messy accidents. Sprinkle salt over the “throw up” and let it sit for five minutes to help absorb the wetness and the odor.

• Salt will also remove fishy smells from counters, cutting boards and refrigerator shelves.

• Soaking new pantyhose in saltwater can help prevent runs.

• Pour salt over a grease fire to smother it quickly.

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Hope this comes in handy for you I know I am gonna try them...Talked to Jenn yesterday and Baby Ryan is doing good he is still in the Children's Hospital...the hospital will let him come home when Ryan can keep his oxygen level at the normal rate on his own...Please keep Baby Ryan and his family in your thoughts and prayers for me...Hope everyone is having a realy nice weekend. I am still waiting on pics of Baby Ryan so that I can show you what I made for both babies.

***HUGS***
Linda

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Update on Baby Ryan

Saw Jenn today and she told me that Ryan is doing much much better. His color is really good. Saw more photos of Ryan today, he was looking so much better. Ryan's sister and brother were able to hold him today.

I went over to Chris and Jenn's today and visited while my husband helped Chris work on one of his vehicles. Finally was well enough to hold Kaylee...love being a grandmother or as I am called (Nana)....love it love it love it!!!!!

Hope everyone is having a really nice weekend...the weather isn't bad here, but can't wait till it warms up even more next week.

***HUGS***
Linda

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ryan Thomas has arrived!

Yesterday on St. Patty's Day "Ryan Thomas" arrived in the world by emergency C-Section. He is however being treated for Meconium Aspiration & Pneumothorax. Mommy is very very sad and crying alot because the nurses won't let her hold her baby. They told her they didn't want him to be upset!!!! WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN, I ask!!!! Today while I was standing there outside the nursery, watching the nurse with baby Ry, she sneezed a really big sneeze in HER HAND, THEN WIPED HER NOSE WITH HER FINGER....and continued working on the baby without even washing her HANDS!!!! Don't think I didn't walk right down to the nurses station and inform them of what I just saw....Here is how that went...."I said, the nurse down in the nursery taking care of the baby....Nurse says, what baby...I said the ONLY BABY THAT IS DOWN IN THE NURSERY.....and she says again, what baby...I say, Baby Ryan....and she says again, what baby, we have alot of babies on this floor....I said very calmly, The baby in the oxygen tent.....Oh yeah she says so what....I said the nurse just sneezed in her hand then wiped her nose and continued to work on him....the nurse looks at me and says "Oh, that isn't good, I will have a talk with her!" DO YOU BELIEVE THIS CRAP!!!!

Any how, I just received a call from my Jenn telling me that they discharged Ryan and her and that they were on their way to Buffalo Children's Hospital. The people from Children's couldn't beleive that Jenn hadn't even been able to hold her baby yet, so they let her and Tom hold him....let me tell you...what a difference that made for both Jenn Tom and Baby Ryan. Jenn said the baby calmed right down...well of course he did...all he wanted was his mommy...What is wrong with hospitals today. Can you tell I'm heated over this, cause I am...but am very happy that Jenn and Baby Ry on going to be in good hands!

Baby Ryan is so cute as is Baby Kaylee whom was born on 02/27/2009...now him and little Kaylee will surely get to play together as they grow up. Kaylee is the fourth and Ryan makes for the fifth grandbaby for us...We are really excited to welcome these two beautiful gifts from God into our lives.....hope to be really busy this summer, playing with all the grand-children...I can't wait to hold them I haven't been able to hold either one yet cause of being sick, but am feeling much much better now.

Hope everyone had a

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"For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all."
-- Mary Elizabeth Blake


***HUGS***
Linda

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Brian!

Happy Birthday to our friend Brian...Hope your day has been a great one. Mike and I will see you later.

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Jenn was released from the hospital on Sunday. She is feeling stronger and would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. The baby is doing good too! The nurse said he is probably going to weigh in around 7 to 8lbs. God willing when "Ryan Thomas" starts to try to come into the world the nurse are not going to stop him, they only had to before because of Jenn having phneumonia so badly. So we are all getting excited for his arrival.

Little Kaylee Lynn is doing great. Daddy says he gets up in the night with her to feed her so Mommy doesn't have to get up. He is such a great daddy. He says she sleeps really good. Mommy is doing good too. I think Little Kaylee is going to look just like her Mommy....and as beautiful!

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Well can't stay online long have lots to do...but will be online much later tonite or tomorrow...want to put up the announcement card and photo frame I made for Baby Kaylee. It is so cute. Everyone have a great day...Oh and I am feeling much better too!

God Bless!
***HUGS***
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Linda

Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Good & the Bad!

Hi everyone,
Well, the 27th of February brought us the sweetest little bundle of Joy...yep, "Kaylee Lynn" was born at 12:02pm, weighing 6lbs.5oz. and is 20in. She is beautiful, and Mommy, Daddy and big brother are ecstatic to say the least. I will get scrapbooks made for sure and giveaways as well just won't be for a couple of weeks.

My daughter Jenn as I told you in my last post on her birthday wasn't feeling so well and had pheumonia. Well she did go to the emergency room after her last day of work on the 24th, yes she worked the whole day...the one hospital wanted her to take pain pills and she refused them cause she thought it would hurt the baby...then they took her down and xrayed her agaisnt her wishes. Well she left that hospital and went across town to anothe hospital and they admitted her and told her the babys heartbeat was really low so they monitored the baby and hooked Jenn up to an IV and administered anti-biotics. Couple hours later they released her.

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Feb 24th: Two days later Jenn calls me crying she is at home and tells me she thinks she is in labor and is going back out to the hospital. I said okay I will meet you out there. Well we get there and sure enough she has phuemonia...dah..you diagnosed her two days ago...is what I was thinking among other things which wouldn't be too nice to jot down right now..anyhow, the stress test on the baby showed she wasn't having contractions, I believe that is crap, Jenn wouldn't even of come to the hospital if it weren't for here thinking about the baby. I believe the baby saved her life by getting her there. Jenna said herself, Mom I didn't even want to get out of bed, eat, go to the bathroom or anything, I just wanted to stay in bed!" Jenn was crying too because she thought from coughing so much that she might have broken a rib...They admitted her and Jenn is on oxygen, taking breathing treatments, on a high dose of anti-biotics which may or may bot be working for her they aren't really sure at this point....and they are pushing the food (soft foods) on her. Well today the 28th of Feb they have confirmed, she had indeed broken two of her ribs and they can't do anything for her due to the baby. Her pheumonia has settled in her right lung and even though the baby wants to come they can't let him because Jenn isn't strong enough to make it through the C-section....Today they took a sonagram of the baby and he is between 7 and 8 lbs, doing alright, just alittle cramped they said. Their main concern right now is Jenn and getting her better. I know her and the baby are in God hands He will keep her and the baby safe. I am going back out to the hospital in a little while to sit with her and do what I can to help her. Only one thing really concerned me and that was the nurse came in yesterday with a flu shot for Jenn, said her Dr. had ordered it up...something came over me and I butted in where I probably had no right to and told Jenn I don't think you should take that...why now would they give her a flu shot...she is so sick, I have had two flu shots in my life and let me tell you I would rather of had the flu...so anyhow, she didn't take the flu shot at least not at this time. I do so hope it was the right call to make. I am pretty sure in my heart of hearts it was. I never second guess myself.

For my son, Chris, his fiance Jenn and Little Chris...CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL daughter/lil sister Kaylee...What a gift from God she is. We love you all.

***HUGS***
Linda

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Jenna..

I wanted to get out my birthday wishes to my daughter Jenna before I go over to see here. She is eight months pregnant and so very sick. We seemed to have caught this bug/flu at the same time. What ever it is sure isn't pretty/nice to have. Feels like a truck came by and ran you over a few times.



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BEWARE: For everyone out there who downloads, be aware of a "digital virus" going around, they say it comes somewhere from the UK. Not sure of the damages it can cause but from reading alot of post from different readers it's damages are very bad, very very bad! So keep up with your Anti-virus software and your Windows Updates.

For everyone out there who has caught this bug/flu, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and my wish for a speedy recovery too! God Bless Everyone!

***HUGS***
Linda/Creative Endeavors

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Deepest Sympathy...

My Deepest Sympathy to all of the families and friends of the crash victims of "Continental Flight 3407." This area has never had a fatallity when it comes to the airways. We are all saddened by what occured at 10:20pm Thursday night in Clarence Center, NY. I send my prayers and condolences to all who have lost a loved one or friend.

News & Photos of the horrific crash scene of "Continental Flight 3407 from AOL News.

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Sincerely and with Deep Sadness,
Linda/Creative Endeavors Creations

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wow February Already!

Wow..What a SuperBowl that was..I just love a game when it is exciting to watch..and I am not even a football lover..go figure...Congratulations STEELERS!

This last week sure did go fast as most of them do...but I did manage to take care of my grand-children for the week, get them off to school and pick them up again...my daughter had to go to Rochester with her husband for the week. Right before they were ready to come home, he started to get really sick. Had a really high fever so she took him to Strong Memorial in Rochester. Come to find out he had a staph infection in his leg and Mirsa..they ended up cutting this hole in his leg were the infection was and gave him antibiotics. They admitted him to the observation ward for three days. Then just the other day my daughter had to take him back to the hospital here in the Falls. Guess he had an allergic reaction to the anit-biotics. He is home now on the mend. My daughter has been working double shifts lately and the baby is getting so big. I know she will be really glad when March gets here. That is when the baby is due. So let me tell you again, "What a week it has been!"

I did however find time to make some February/Valentine Freebies for you. I made a Valentine Day Card/Brag Book however you want to look at it...and some February Wallpaper...Hope you like them. Just remember they are for "Personal Use Only" I see that there have been over 5000 downloads of my creations and only a handful of "Thank You's!' I was hoping to get alot more feedback then that. As with all of the other creators of freebies we kind of look forward to someone saying, Thank's, that was really nice of you to think of us...ect. I am going to take the links off of the 2007 and 2008 larger folders of my freebies here soon so hurry and pick them up. Have to make room for the new ones coming.

Links for Valentine BB OR Card DOWNLOAD HERE
Link is now fixed! Sorry about that.

Links for February Wallpaper #1 are below:

1024 x 768 DOWNLOAD LINK
1280 X 768 DOWNLOAD LINK
1440 X 900 DOWNLOAD LINK

Links for February Wallpaper #2 are below:

1024 x 768 DOWNLOAD LINK
1280 X 768 DOWNLOAD LINK
1440 X 900 DOWNLOAD LINK


Or you can DOWNLOAD HERE from this link without clicking onto each single link above.

Oh and before I forget I heard about a couple of links this last week that everyone might be interested in checking out. If you are into watching gardening episodes then go HERE I myself like to watch the Movies & TV episodes. And the best part is they are FREE!

And for all the men who love to watch sports you can go HERE

Hope everyone has a really good week...We are going to be getting a major snow storm around Tuesday. Not sure which way it will come in from but if you are one who is in the path of this storm than my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. God Bless.

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***HUGS***
LINDA

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year's!

Hope this New Year brings everyone many blessings and a renewed hope! We have many blessings to be Thankful for and I look forward to this new year, for we are expecting our 4th grandchild next month and our 5th grandchild the month after...I can't wait...what "gifts from God" a child is!


I was watching a program the other day on PBS...what a show it was...Dr. David W. Dyer was the speaker...How Inspirational...I couldn't stop watching the show! He has a book out called "Inspiration...Your Calling", I can't wait to purchase it...In case you don't know the channel the website is here: PBS He has an awesome deal if you contribute to supporting the station. My other all time favorite "Inspirational Speaker" would of course be Joel Olsteen! I could sit and listen to him without ending.


I hope you have enjoyed my gifts and I hope that you will keep coming back for more this year...I know that many have downloaded my QP's, I just wish you could have let me know which ones you liked the best...or what kind you would rather have...and if they aren't as large as they should be....please let me know...and I will make them larger for you and just upload them to 4shared again...Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!


This is the New Year's Card I made to celebrate bringing in the new year. Click onto the image to download from my 4shared account.





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