One Mama Duck

Crafting my way through life - one adventure at a time.

Hi! I'm LisaDV. Thanks for stopping by. This is my life, crazy and chaotic most of the time, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Welcome to my workdesk. If you want to join in the fun of seeing everyone's workdesk, please see Julia's blog.  She started this fun Wednesday sharing many, many moons ago. There is never any pressure, it's just when and what you want to share of your workdesk. I joined, took a couple of years break, and just started back this year again.  See no pressure.

Alright, on to my workdesk.  It looks exactly the same as 2 weeks ago, except that a bin of alphas is now on top. The same layout still sets there unfinished.  I will say after getting back from our trip last week I did have my travel art/Bible bag, my camera, a few things I picked up at the stores scattered on the top too. These items were cleaned off yesterday as I was determined to finish this layout. I'm usually a "just get it done" type and not a "I have to have the perfect thing to do it" type. Well, as I was working up the title yesterday, I realized that it would be so much better if I cut a cursive font out of glitter pink paper for part of the wording. I had the perfect color, but with glittered flower designs. I don't want flowers. I want solids (temper tantrum thrown in here). I've since pulled out pink flock and AC spark! tinsel in cotton candy that I could use and "get it done". BUT...NO. I just can't pull the plug. I guess it will wait until tomorrow. We have dentist appointments, so I'll hit the Michaels or Joann's afterwards for some pink glitter paper. (shaking my head at myself for being that way, but the heart wants what the heart wants.)

I do like to keep these posts short, but have to share my next endeavor. A lovely lady at the client site my hubs works for gave him some zucchinis from her garden. Since we got our deer fence up this year, but no garden out, I'm ever so thankful. Zucchini Relish will be started today and finished tomorrow. Yummy!

And crafting has been really at a minimum for me as we clean up the house and play in the pool.  

For those that want to stop with the crafty related only, stop here.

My daughters health:  

Thank you all for the well wishes for my daughter. She has been fighting something for years which I thought were food related, but could not isolate, but it was only once every so often, maybe 1x a week to 2x a month depending. In the fall of 2014 things escalated and she became sick most of the time. Traveling one day would lead to her being sick all week. We found out she was hypothyroid and have that straightened out. We took her off gluten, dairy, egg, soy, green beans. She still had some issues. We were able to add soy back in, but had to take out most food preservatives and all artificial colors and watermelon???, seriously, out. Still her tummy would hurt and her motion sickness did not improve. She had allergy testing. Allergic to 19 of the 29 common allergens. She is now on claritin for allergies and doing immunotherapy drops to see if we can desensitize her. However, she is suppose to be at 3 drops per day and is still at 1. They say it takes about 5 years for the therapy and 6mos to 1 year to see any real improvement. But at only 1 drop, I don't know how long that will be pushed out.  For her motion sickness, just to run to town she has to wear the patch that people wear on the cruise ships, but it's been working. She now may have a slight belly ache in the morning sometimes, and almost always has one at night, but she has been functioning during the day quite nicely. Blessings!  The dr. thinks that she suffers from abdominal migraines. 

This was a diagnosis that we had earlier, but the medicine didn’t work. The diagnosis changed and that med didn’t work. The neurologist took her back to the migraine diagnosis and put her on a different med, and we are keeping our fingers crossed. He’s also suggested a counselor for biofeedback techniques. He made several other suggestions which we were already working on, so at least I feel we really have been on the right path.

Happy Wednesday to all.


  1. Gosh your poor daughter, and I thought I had it bad! I hope the path continues to be the right one for her.
    Know what you mean about getting a scrappage done but like you I have some on my desk still unfinished too.
    BJ #34

  2. follow your heART, leave it and it will come to you. It must be so hard for you to see your daughter in pain, the hardest thing a parent can overcome i think. Happy WOYWW Vicky #15

  3. Good looking desk and pix. Feel so sorry for your poor daughter, sounds like an improvement but still a way to go - best of luck with that

    Happy WOYWW


  4. Thanks for sharing your desk. My crafting takes a break often.
    I hope your daughter's health improves and her new treatments put her on the right path.

    Sheila #41

  5. Best wishes to your daughter - hope she continues to improve. Anne x #16

  6. My mum used to grow zucchini and we used to eat them breaded and fried. I haven't had any for years! Hmm, brings back good memories. I hope the medical profession can solve this mystery - it must be very worrying for you! My son used to complain about tummy aches when he was little, until I found out it was the ice cold milk they used to give him at school that most likely caused it. He grew out of it by now. I hope your daughter will too! Thanks for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #28

  7. blessings to your daughter. hugs, donna #49

  8. Hi LisaDV, I love Zucchinis, or as we call them Courgettes.

    Hope the meds work for your daughter this time. Sending her heaps of positive healing thoughts.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #9

  9. Worse thing in the world when you have a sick child - even more when you dont know whats causing it ((((hug)))) Thanks for your visit yesterday xx Have a great week. soojay

  10. Hope you get your glittery paper - sometimes compromise just isn't an option! I hope you get your daughter's health problems sorted out soon - what a terrible time she must be having - sending lots of positive thoughts your way.
    Diana #20

  11. It drives you mad when you can't find just the right thing can't it. I hope you track done exactly what you want. So sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope they sort it all out very soon.
    Thanks for stopping by mine.
    Hugs Lisax #22

  12. Ooh how frustrating trying to get to the bottom of your daughter's health concerns. I am sure they will get to the route cause eventually.
    Thanks for visiting my desk
    Kyla #2

  13. Wow! I sure hope you can get your daughter's health figured/straightened out! How frustrating! Will say a prayer for all of you! Thanks for the visit! Happy belated WOYWW!
    Carol N #30

  14. I'm so sorry about your daughter's health issues. Whatever it is, I pray they find the source of illness soon, so that she can be back to normal. My daughter, who's in her early 20's, has just developed some form of lactose intolerance, so I can relate to your frustration. It's so hard to see our children hurting. As to your layout, I hope you find exactly what you need at the craft stores to fulfill your vision. Blessings!

  15. Lisa, so sorry to hear about your daughter's problems. It's horrible not being able to eat properly and to enjoy one's food. I hope the treatment works, even if it takes a while.

    I know how difficult it can be to find time for creative activities when there are so many other calls on your time! I've managed to get back in the studio again recently and am so enjoying it, even if the ironing doesn't get done when it should, and my email inbox gets neglected lol!

    Thank you for your lovely comment, and I'm glad there's another one who decants stuff into smaller pots! Great minds think alike! I'm glad you liked the garden photos, too. Thanks for the good wishes for my shoulder - it's tons better, and I'm hoping the physio tomorrow will give me some advice and exercises to prevent it coming back!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #21

  16. I hope they can pin down your daughters problem and develop a treatment soon! And I agree; I'm usually a get er done..but have more times than I care to admit run to get one specific item. Thanks for stopping by, and happy belated WOYWW!
    -K #45

  17. I'm sorry to hear your daughter is going thru so much. I will keep her in my prayers. I got some lovely zucchini this year. Never heard of zucchini relish before.

  18. Hope your daughter soon gets more relief than at present, if not a cure.
    Zucchini relish, never had any but I am sure it is delicious.
    Hugs & Thanks for the earlier visit - Neet xx

  19. Goodness, your poor poor girl - what a thing to have to cope with. At least the docs are taking you seriously and are trying all sorts to see what helps. I really hope that she recovers soon. Bless her.
    And I understand your need for the perfect paper - it happens all the time with me and fabric :-D
    Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx

  20. So sorry to hear about all the health issues your daughter has had to deal with. Hope the doctors are on the right path now and she will have lots and lots of good days. I completely understand you wanting what you want and holding out for the pink glitter paper. Thanks for your visit and happy (belated) WOYWW! ~ Laura #33

  21. Oh my, Lisa. Sending prayers and blessings these new treatments work for your daughter. So hard to deal with our children being sick and not being able to do anything. Now, as to that pink glitter paper... some things you just can substitute ;-) Hope you found what you were looking for. Creative Blessings! Kelly #36