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  • Catching Up!


    I am finally starting to catch up with my “to-do” list. Here are some things I’ve crossed off my list, and I still have to get visuals to go along with everything for you.

    • Finish up a blog design, That one was an EW project that launched last week, it turned out really neat, new moms will love the tips and information on Breastfeeding and parenting. There’s a forum there, too – lots of nice supportive women there. Check it out!
    • Another EW blog design project that I just launched this week is The End User. This is my first fluid blog design for EW, and it’s that black & white one I talked about. It wound up being a really neat layout and project – even though I had to hold myself back from changing just one little hex code to bright red or something. The urge was there, and it persisted – but alas. It’s black, white, and shades of grey, and I shouldn’t even be showing you yet because I still have some tweaking to do. Go on and have a look anyway.
    • Live.Love.Read. It just so happy over there. My eyeballs really enjoy it, it’s like therapy. Go. Get happy. I’ll wait.
    • One of my blogging buddies enjoyed one of my Ten Little Fishies so much, she wanted a print of it. I’ve got one sitting beside me that I’ll be matting and sending out for her by Monday.
    • Sketching Titto for his next portrait – he’s such a ham. His second portrait will be much more colorful as he’s preening and really has a gorgeous spread of tailfeathers. I’ll get his sketch up here later today.
    • Two Mother-Daughter banquets. Two nights in a row this week, I’m telling you – it’s been a smidge busy over here this week.
    • Balancing the checkbook. Next on my list. Ugh.

    I still have some things to add to my list, too! I need to respond to some inquiries and add a photoblog design project, and I also need to find an hour to tell you about the wonderful experience I just had sending off my Great Blue Heron painting to his new home. The whole experience and sequence of events – beginning with meeting Laura – will leave you just as astonished as it did me. Divine intervention indeed.

    I also need to tell you about my neighbor. This lovely woman we’ve lived next to for 11 years is not doing so well. I’ve been assisting her whenever she calls for help, and last weekend I waited with her as the ambulance came to take her to the hospice where she is now staying. She’s had trouble breathing for a couple of years, and initially when she was diagnosed they gave her 6 months. She’s well beyond that, but now she’s suffering and the pain she feels just from the effort it takes her to inhale and exhale breaks my heart. I’m going to cut some irises from her garden and take them to her today, and I’ll probably be saying goodbye. It’s very sad, but I’m glad that they are keeping her as comfortable as possible, she shouldn’t have to suffer through her final days. If you’d keep her in your thoughts and prayers, I know she would feel comforted knowing everyone wishes her peace. It seems odd, and I may even sound glib writing about her, but she’s honestly ready to pass on, she has been. She is tired of having to experience the pain of her body failing her before the Lord is ready to take her.

    Mother’s Day, aaah Mother’s Day. What do you mom’s want for Mother’s Day? Me, I shared my secret with a friend, and I’m not going to spoil it here but wait patiently to see if my family knows me as well as they think they do.


    pamibe said,

    You are a good neighbor, Leanne. Please let your friend know that we are praying for her. :hug:

    5.12.2007 @ 8:29 am
    Nancy said,

    All three of designs are great. Hee-hee I am so inspired by mine.

    Jeez. The end of the year is so crazy isn’t it? And, can you believe school is almost over?

    I am so sorry to hear about your neighbor. You are a good friend to her and I will keep her in my wishes.

    I hope your family knows you!!!!!

    5.12.2007 @ 9:06 am
    Laura said,

    I just met Nancy over at and she was able to rescue me by telling me what happened with Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday night. I missed the first half, arrrgh! Good thing we met through your blog! ;)

    And I can’t wait to read more about the Heron because I just lovvve that painting…more so than I liked my photo! I did become rather attached to it and I hope he’s happy in his new home. In fact, I’d love to see a picture of it in its new home so I can see where it went to live. hahahah! But if that’s not possible, it’s okay. I’m just weird that way. carry on….

    Definitely will say prayers for your neighbor. For anyone to be in pain at the end of their lives, that is always heartbreaking. I’m so sorry for her!

    For mother’s day, I would like my daughter to break up with her boyfriend. WHAT a present! It’s not likely to happen, but wishes are free. *sigh*
    I think I know what you want for mother’s day, but I’ll wait to see what happens, LOL. .

    5.12.2007 @ 10:14 am
    Robin said,

    Wanna balance our checking account??

    5.12.2007 @ 11:22 am
    utenzi said,

    Wow. You did such a great job on Nancy’s blog, Leanne. It’s just beautiful! :dance:

    5.12.2007 @ 1:03 pm
    Angel said,

    I’ve already gotten most of my Mother’s Day gifts–Seasons 1 & 2 of House, MD, plus some things that Superboy made at preschool. Drama Queen made something for me in Art. GoalieMan gave me something that I need to post on my blog :)

    Happy Mother’s Day Leanne!!! :hug:

    5.12.2007 @ 5:55 pm
    Sarcasmom said,

    Happy Mothers Day Leanne. I hope your wish comes true. I also wish peace for your neighbor.

    5.12.2007 @ 6:07 pm

    Oh, Leanne, you took me through many emotions today. I got great delight from seeing the work you are doing, I was intrigued by the links you sent me to visit, and now have some new bookmarks, and I cried over your friend. I don’t pray very often, but I’ll manage one for her. And, for you. I hope when my time comes I have a friend like you.
    Happy Mother’s Day, I hope all your wishes come true.

    5.13.2007 @ 7:58 am

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