Nancy's Creations

About my life, my 4-legged and avian children, my husband, those near and dear to me, and about the things I make.

Location: Crestwood, Illinois, United States

Born and raised in Kansas. Moved to Chicagoland in spring of 1984. Met my husband-to-be on Xmas-day of 1984. Started dating in February of 1985. Married on February 23, 1990. Have 2 dogs, Russell Stover and Annie, and 4 cats, Max, Midnight, Baby, and Ruth, and one canary.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Mike being funny.
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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Mike and me at North Chicago having lunch with Alice, Dorothy's best friend, during our graveyard run Wed. I'm depressed today. Mike goes back to work tomorrow. I don't know if that is why I'm depressed or not. Just don't feel good.
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Picture Alice took of Mike and me when we did our graveyard run then went out to lunch with her. It was, for me, the best day of our vacation. I'm depressed today. Have slept most of the day.
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Sunday, May 15, 2005

russy and me
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Friday, May 13, 2005

Hi mom!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Hi mom, I can't remember if I showed you this picture that I did with Adobe Photoshop. Mama looks like a wax figure because she was in B&W and I had to color her skin in myself. I had to redraw my right arm and her left arm. I wanted to tell you that probably the best way for you to post to my blog is to go to my website and go to the upper left hand corner where it says "blog this". A box comes up and says to put in the user name and password. If you don't want to create your own, then put in nancygavlak with a password of russell. This seems to be working without fail. I do enjoy playing with this blog and having a website though, even if I only carry on a chat and have no quotations! :-) His will last; mine will not last. I love you so very much. You mean the world to me. Nancy
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Having a hard time

I'm having a hard time figuring out whether I can get my messages to my blog via email.

wed night

Dear Mom,
i love you...

My lover boy...
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Mike in back yard on bench about 2 years ago with Annie and Russy.
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This picture was taken 11 years ago when we were just beginning our family.
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Nancy's Creations




This is how it is done!

Dear mom,
From your email address, type in the TO: field:  You can put a subject there if you want. Then you can type a message to my blog.  I am doing this first as a test; no need for both of us to get frustrated over it and I don't think you could have known how to post unless I were to have given you the above secret address for just this my secret blog.
I feel much better now after having awakened and I think things are in perspective now.  We are having Indian Barbecued Chicken for tomorrow, which I must get marinating today, and tonight we are having baked beans, both recipes I got off  I plan on making cream puffs when I get dressed for the cold outside today and moving.  Yesterday was in the 80's and today the high will be in the 40's.  I planted 36 Big Boy tomato plants, a bed of pickle cucumbers, and a small bed of sweet basil.  I also planted 3 pots of bright red impatiens, and some in the bed outside our family room.  I was a busy little beaver yesterday, in contrast to today.  Dr. Levine wants another depakote level which I will do tomorrow morning and thinks she will further increase my medication.  I'm not sleeping well and the vascillating back and forth from high to low is not ideal if it can be controlled.  She was surprised I didn't want to come back sooner than a week since I told her I had been suicidal last night, but I told her I wasn't any longer and I would call her if I couldn't deal with the situation.  I truly believe she enjoys seeing me and misses me, and I do her, but not $90 worth a visit!!!  I'm doing just fine even depressed or high.  I'll send this now, go to my blog and see if it is there, and if so will let you know this is how it is done.  One thing you can do too, if you want and that is fine, is just to go to my last entry after going to my blog site at and hit the comment button and I think that is how I was able to make a comment on one of my last entries.  When I am there, I will try that too and see if it works.  I love you so very much mom.  Nancy

mike and I at Marcia's for xmas several years back
I love you!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Trying Again to make my first entry.

Testing, Testing