Thursday, June 01, 2006

First...let's all say Happy Birthday to Robinnnnnn! Love ya girlie. You make Rakscraps such an awesome place to be!


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Used Birthday Doodles and font is Santa's Sleigh Full


Hi all. Yes...I am back again, lol. Soooooo much has been going on...I cannot even begin to tell you...but you know me. I certainly will do my best, hahahah.

So...why have I been missing this time??? Well...if you remember...my dh was having problems with me wanting to jump on the computer as soon as dinner was done (on the days he actually got in before bedtime). He did not like that I was spending no time with him....watching t.v. hahah. So...we had a few battles and have been trying to work things out...reach some type of compromise.

Well...then something just awful happened! I was letting the kiddos watch some cartoons in the playroom while I ran into my room (where my computer is at) to type up some rosters for school (I am V.P on the Parent Board at my son's preschool). I was in there less than 10mins. I walk out and this is what I am greeted with. My two year old had taken his stool to the kitchen, climbed on to the counter, opened the cupboard, took down the container with all of my meds, and was sitting amid my spilled medication going "yuck" and spitting. There was at least one open capsule with wet teeth marks on it and the granules all over. I asked him calmly if he ate them...he replied in the affirmative. I ran outside to get hubby (who was working in his office) and then I FREAKED out. I hate to admit it....just freaked out. Brandon wanted to call poison control (which I was fine with untill he got disconnected and then it seemed like forever before they answered again. I wanted to go to the emergency room (10mins away) RIGHT NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! I was crying and yelling at him...so not pretty. I pulled it together and we got to the hospital. They put all these heart monitors on him and got the throw up meds in him. Two hours later he was fine. They basically just observed him since the meds he ingested wouldn't do too much to him (we figured he didn't eat but maybe 1 or 2 after counting them). Long story, but I have never ever ever been so scared in my life. EVER.
And it happened while I was on the computer! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

So...I haven't been quite the same since. For days after I couldn't let him out of my sight. I couldn't get on the computer. I really thing I had some post traumatic stress stuff going on. People were telling me to just get over it...he was fine. But IIIIIIII wasn't fine.

So....that was that.

Two of my girls came over on Monday for BBQ. Jen and I went through all of the baby stuff I am giving them.

Tues I took the boys to Jen and Aaron's new place (my daughter who is having the baby and her fiance). We brought her a little rose and a card and took her to lunch.

And yesterday Chase had his last day of school party....that was fun!!! We had a snowcone machine, a bounce house, sprinklers, water tables and lots of fooooood!


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Their "graduation" is Saturday night. And then we are done for awhile, lol. I was so sad.....was going to miss the preschool. I really have loved it there. Hayden won't be old enough to go there. So I said I would work for pay next year. We are a co-op so the parents act as teachers aides. We work about 3 days a month. If you cannot work and no one can trade with you, you can pay a work-for-pay $20 to do it for you. And they will let me bring Hayden when I do that.

So...on the scrappig front...thought I would do a couple things...first is to give away another freebie....I am making an add-on to my Birthday Doodle kit...and will give a way some pieces of it...in four parts. If you grab a piece...leave a comment...each time I will pick someone who will win the full kit. And two people will win both the first kit and the add-on


Here is the preview of the entire blog bonus (will be given out in four parts)

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Download the first part (1 paper and element) here (remember to comment--include your email address--for chances to win. If you want...you can email me at tmblankenship@gmail.com with your email addy if you don't feel comfy leaving it. I promise only to email you if you won...no ads, lol) Check back for the second part soon.


Secondly...I run several sketch challenges. I also want to start a sketch portion for the old blog. Would you like to see your sketch featured here and/or for a challenge? Would you like to win a little something something? Then email me your sketch (tmblankenship@gmail.com). I will be picking some winners soon.


There are only a couple more days left of my May element challenge at Rakscraps...June's will start on the Fourth.

The second sketch is up at Digital Freebies for part two of my Double Trouble Sketch Challenge.


Hope you all have a fabulous Thursday!!!

41 comments:

Vicki said...

Thanks so much for the Addon bonus!

Annette said...

Thank you very much for the add-on!

Julie said...

Darling Tracy....

Hopefully things will settle down for you a bit.... We miss you..

It was really good to catch up with you the other day....

Hang in there....

HUGS Jules

Shirley said...

Thank you, Love these colors. Not pink. Sorry I have four grandsons and there is so much pink out there.Shirley

Kelly said...

Cute kit! Cant wait to see part 2! Thanks
kcatonio@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the freebie. I love the colors of the add on bonus.
Sorry, but I do not post my email.
mmikes

jburkhart (rakscraps) said...

Thank you very much for the beautiful add on....too cute! :)

corri/mlmmom said...

Thank you for the bonus! I love that others celebrate BDs and I get the presents...how cool is that?! Teehee...

Been there done that with the poison control...except at our house, Katy ate berries off of a vine verses pills and I was right there pulling weeds and feeding our goats. It sticks with you forever but there will be a time that you can talk about it and smile...on their wedding day when you wonder how you ever survived their childhood! I am so glad that both of you are all right.

LoveMyFonts said...

Thank you for the cool freebie! I really love the candles!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors!!. Thanks for the freebie.

Carla
carla_kp @ hotmail.com

mutchlp@yahoo.com said...

I don't have any birthday kits yet. This will come in handy!!!

Very nice. Bright and cheery.

Thanks,
Pat M

Fiona said...

You are just the sweetest!! Thanks Tracy. Take care sweetie.
Hugs Fi.

Lourdes Manners said...

So much to catch up on Tracy. How scary with your ds. I am glad he is doning a well and I hope you are ok too. Thanks so much for your freebie. The blog kit looks great as always. TFS!!!!!
My email is manners11708@yahoo.com

smarteze said...

Thanks for the addon! I don't post my email address on the internet though.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cute add-on! Hope things are calming down at your house!

Connie

Anonymous said...

I would be scrare if that happened to my kids! None of us parents are perfect. The only way we are able to raise kids and keep them in one piece is by the grace of God! May He continue to watch over your house and mine.

Heatherdumas said...

I Love your kits. I have 5 kids worth of birthdays to scrap so this will come in handy.

NaNaMaMa said...

Tracy, TY for pt1 of your birthday addon. I really like the film stripe and hope to get the candels. Well actually, I hope to win the entire kit cause I really love and have lots to Gkids b-days to do.
TFS

donnthomsen@msn.com

missstarlette said...

Awww Well done on the lovely birthday kit. I really like the stripey filmstrip, it's so different!! And the candles are a lovely touch! :) you are a very talented designer, *clap clap*
The end of school party looked like great fun :)
I think my mum would sympathise on the eating what you shoudn't thing, as when I was little I was outside eating berries off a tree, she was really panicked and rang the hospital but I hadn't eaten many so I was ok :)
Katie
koolkat150@hotmail.com

Mary Ellen said...

thank you so very mcuh !!
I am so glad that your son is OKwill send my addy to you via email

Christine Smith said...

great pages, fun freebie and I *know* what you mean about jumping up from the table. Makes my dh buggy too b/c he is ALWAYS the last one eating. I finally convinced myself that staying in my seat for an 15 or 20 minutes is sooooooooooooo much more valuable than any of the little computer projects I could be doing and things have been very lovely around here after dinner. Have a nice weeekend :)

lcbannon said...

Just remember, life moves in diff ways and for family to be happy momma's got to be happy.. You will find the right balance for you. Thanks for freebie

Michelle said...

I LOVE the bright, cheery colors! Thank you so much for sharing!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the goodies!

And, wow, how scary about the ER trip! Maybe you could put a hasp and padlock on the meds? (That's what we had to do, just to keep the teenager from taking pain meds for fun.)

Raindew2002@aol.com said...

Thanks so much for the birthday kit, can't wait for the other 3 parts, it is so cute!

Melinda said...

Thank you Tracy :) I hope you and DH were able to get something worked out and that you have relaxed a little bit.

I promise I am trying to work on a LO with some of your stuff- just so much going on I can't seem to focus on one thing these days. My to-do list is slowly getting shorter.... :)

hosanhelwa said...

Great kit! Thanks for the add on!
(gwenevere_dupus@hotmail.com)

saifrost@hotmail.com said...

Thanks for the adorable add-on.
I love it!!!

shawnyrvr said...

Thank you so much for the add-on bonus' for the Birthday Kit Tracy!!! I absolutely love your stuff! Thanks for all your generosity! Blessings! Shawna

Deli said...

Thank you for the add-on! It's very cute.


garciaespino@verizon.net

Maby said...

What a cute kit and great addon! My email is maby.mnmy2@gmail.com

Thanks!

Holly said...

I feel for you on your baby taking your meds. My oldest son took my grandmother's diabetes meds when he was three and I went through the same emotions as you. Thank God he was alright though. Mine was too after spending a night in the hospital.

Kim said...

Cute kit, Tracy! Hope you are feeling beter about things now. The party looks like tons of fun!! :)

Erin said...

OMG, how terrifying! I *just* went through a semi-similar thing with my 19 month old about an hour ago, only I was freaking out thinking he might have broken his wrist (he's fine). So glad your little one was okay!

And thank you for the freebie.

Cindy said...

Lovely papers and elements. Thank you so much for sharing!

cinmcw@optonline.net

Anonymous said...

Love the colors - thanks so much!!

Kathy said...

Tracy
Thank you so much for the add-on freebie to your wonderful kit!!! It's a wonder that you had the time and energy and fortitude to sit at the computer to do it.

koklbr@hotmail.com

Tania said...

OMGosh, I am so happy he's okay! That is so super scary! And you could have been doing anything you know, folding laundry in the other room, attending to his brother, kids find the most inconvienent things to get into.
Cute kit BTW!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the great bonus!

Don't beat yourself up too much about the meds. I actually GAVE my ds a bottle of meds to play with when he was a baby! (In my defense, he liked to shake it, and I REALLY needed a shower! LOL) He got it open and had yellow powder on his chin and shirt. I reacted just like you-panic, call anyone, panic some more, beat myself up for a long time...

Anonymous said...

I love the kit thanks for sharing. The colors are great
Belinda

Robin said...

Thank you so much sweetie for the nice wishes! What super cute kit too. I hope you are doing OK!!!!! I miss ya. Big hugs!!!!