Friday, March 11, 2011

Buzz, Brag, and Bee Happy Friday - March 11th

Happy Friday! Monday morning we woke up to a surprise snowfall, can you believe it? It was only ~1 inch, but our deck was a sheet of ice. It melted rather quickly, but it inspired me to make this card with my newest cricut cartridge, Winter Frolic. When I was a teenager, there was a long street one block from our home that had a super steep hill. We loved sledding down that street!

I entered this card at Jingle Belles card challenge blog this week. Their guest designer this week, Rose, chose my card as a top pick! Woot woot :)
June Houck

AND I have even more good news: there is a new blood test to check if your body makes an antibody to the folic acid receptor in the brain (one of the many causes of Autism). Your body may make a blocking antibody and/or a binding antibody. When I was in FL for the HoneyBee BEEtreat retreat, I took my twin girls (both of whom are diagnosed with Autism) to be tested. The results came back positive for both of my girls! We started treatment on Wednesday. The girls just have to take a mega-dose of folinic acid every day. I don't believe there is a silver bullet for Autism, but this is definitely a contributor. We will take any improvement we can get :) So far over 75% of children tested are testing positive for these antibodies and those children receiving the folinic acid at high doses (1 mg/kg) are beginning to show improvement in as little as 3 weeks! I'll keep you posted as to improvements we see in my girls.

What good news do you have to share this week?


Hello everyone!! Today I'm heading to Sarasota to see my son and family.  I owe Nina her Christmas gift and that was a day out shopping and lunch; just the two of us!!..I have my trusty scooter in the car and my oxygen, so hopefully I can keep up with  Of course I can't wait to give my little honey Ian a big grandma hug!!

On Saturday I'll then head down to Punta Gorda for our Miss Betty's SWARM!! Looking forward to seeing her and my scrapping buddies..

Keeping with this weeks themed challenge, I made a Spirelli card for a very special lady having a very special birthday!!  Happy Birthday was cut with a die from of my favorites!

So, what's exciting in your life?
I don't have any pictures to share right now, as I am posting this from a remote location... but my news is good... I am almost all set up for our swarm today, and I have a lot of fun treats for the ladies.  (Will have pictures of those later!) I had to leave home three days early because my Mom is in the hospital here in the town where the swarm is being held, and the best news is that she is getting better every day  :o)  The girls will be arriving for the swarm/crop by around noon today, and I am excited about all of the fun we will be having!  I've got a couple of really fun tutorials for them. 
Speaking of tutorials, Beth has a great one for you on Monday, so be sure to check in then!
Have you been working on some Spirellies?  Kind of like potato chips, aren't they?  You can't stop with just one!  They are so easy to make ahead while you're watching tv, etc. and have ready for your next creating time.  We are looking forward to seeing your Spirelli posts on Wednesday!
Now, here's today's linking party for whatever is making you happy!  Share your good news today!!!


and the HoneyBees


Rosemary said...

June, that card is just too adorable! Great news with the girls; hope all works out for all of you.

June Houck said...

I hope you all had a great swarm; did you sleep at all? Please share next Friday :)

Pretty spirelli card!