These are bases for more ATC’s. A 9″ x 12″ sheet of paper makes 9-3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ ATC’s with two strips of paper left over for other embellishments. I have really enjoyed making the bases for ATC’s and will continue to work on finishing them up. I have over 100 ATC bases at this point, plenty of opportunity to stretch my creativity on these little works of art. I’ve looked around online and some of the ATC’s people make are just stunning! I am not sure I have the patience for the ones like that, but I will give it a go.
And an update on the gallbladder issue:
Apparently I do not have stones or an enlarged gallbladder. They are now telling me I have a “sludgy” gallbladder. Since that does not show up on an ultrasound, the nurse from my doctor’s office said if I should experience pain again to go into the emergency room and they will refer me to a surgeon. It would be quicker for me to get into see one that way.
I asked if she was suggesting I trigger an attack. (Remember I’ve been eating ice for the last several days. No food.) She said. “No! Don’t eat before you go in because you need to have an empty stomach in case they want to do surgery right then.” Great. I was not having near enough pain at that point to go into the emergency room-as I mentioned, only ice for days-which settled down my annoyed gallbladder.
So I took matters into my own hands and last night ate a hamburger with mushrooms.
Wow, was that effective! My stomach felt like it was really mad at me a while after eating the delicious burger. I thought I would try to get some sleep, in case things got worse and we had to go into the emergency room.
Well, things did and we went.
After several hours in the E.R. last night, I have the name of a surgeon I will call this morning, and I have a better picture of what my internal problems are.
Okay, I have the appointment with the surgeon. Yeah.
I would really like this puppy yanked out before we leave on vacation in two weeks. That may be wishful thinking on my part, but I am hopeful.
I just fertilized my flowers and there was a huge farm machine behind our house. It has arms that stretch out probably as wide as an airplane. The arms retract onto the cab/body of the machine for turning and for going down the road. It was spraying-my husband says for potato bugs-and just left the fields behind our house:
Similar to this one, only yellow. It may have been a Caterpillar vehicle-which means something to us as our son is a diesel mechanic for Caterpillar. He went to school for this on a full-ride scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude in his class. (We are so proud of him! And I cannot neglect to mention his older sister, Katie, who graduated with honors with her Bachelors Degree and is continuing her education with a 3.98 in graduate school. Okay, enough of the mommy brags! LOL)
This was a piece of equipment we’ve seen several times, but never opened up all the way. It was truly impressive and the driver was incredibly skilled. Way cool! I just wish the kids were home to see it.