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Friday, September 28, 2012

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How are you doing?? emoticon

emoticon Hmmm things seem okay.

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SILVERANGEL6 10/11/2012 4:04AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon YES, IT'S WORKING emoticon emoticon

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BECCABOO127 10/2/2012 11:53PM

    Yes, things are working!


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CROWLEY123 9/29/2012 8:40AM

    It looks like it is!
Have a great day!

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October goals

Friday, September 28, 2012

October Goals

emoticonLose 10 lbs.
emoticonEat a low carb controlled diet
emoticonExercise (physical therapy for now 2days / week and walking ½ hour a day)
emoticon Tuesdays are soccer practice so I can walk the "strip" of the driveway and around the parking lot while she practices. When she has Friday games I can ditto that. Other days I can walk the mall or grocery store.

emoticonClean my kitchen
emoticon Work on it for 15 minutes every day
emoticon Have my niece come over a couple weekends to help with heavy cleaning (I’m limited to 20lbs and zero “strain” on my back or neck.

emoticon Reengage in my crafts/art
emoticon Make 1 ATC for Sept swap (okay this is really a Sept goal but I haven’t done it yet so… close enough!)
emoticon Pick out photos for my sister’s Disney scrapbook (Christmas/bday gift)
Pick out photos for my brother-in-laws scrapbook

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    Great goals!!

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RFJSJ50 10/3/2012 3:55AM

    You are way ahead of me - I just can't seem to focus on writing goals for this month. I know I need to and your list (and emoticons) gave me some ideas to get me started.

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BECCABOO127 10/2/2012 11:54PM

    Great list! I may borrow some of your goals--lol. :)

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ANNE1123 9/30/2012 12:34PM

    I like the icons and graphics to make your goal list, those are helpful reminders. I hope you make your October goals, have a great October!!

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CAROLIAN 9/30/2012 4:25AM

    emoticon You have some great goals What craft do you do? emoticon

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CROWLEY123 9/29/2012 8:42AM

    Great list of goals. Good luck in achieving them ALL!

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MRSTAZMAYO 9/29/2012 6:34AM

    I have a basement of UFOs ... Unfinished Objects ... that I've crafted over the years ... sigh ...

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SILVERANGEL6 9/29/2012 3:05AM

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CRAFTINWIFE 9/28/2012 9:58PM

    emoticon goals!

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/28/2012 4:53PM

    Sounds like a good list of goals for the month! You can do it! I'm working on my goals for the upcoming month too! Have a great weekend! Karen

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masectomy time

Friday, September 21, 2012

My sister is having her masectomy on Tuesday and all prayers are gratefully and graciously appreciated!!

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BECCABOO127 10/10/2012 5:55PM

    Still more prayers coming for her recovery!


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MSBOOTCAMP 10/2/2012 8:04AM

    God bless your sister and you and your family.
Praying for her full recovery.

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BEARLYBOO 9/24/2012 2:53AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sister.


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RUBYCLAIRE 9/23/2012 2:51PM

    Loads of prayers heading her way.

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/23/2012 10:58AM

    Hi there! Saw your blog via another friend's comments... will keep your sister and family in my prayers. God bless. Karen

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MRSTAZMAYO 9/23/2012 8:36AM

    Many prayers going up on behalf of your sister. With good support, she can do this!

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MRSCLAUS46 9/23/2012 8:02AM

    Prayers for your sister and for you too......... emoticon
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BARCLE 9/22/2012 6:06PM

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SPARKLEMAMMY 9/22/2012 9:04AM

    adding my prayers here as well emoticon emoticon

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LECATES 9/22/2012 7:18AM

    Prayers for her---and good that she has you to share the burden.

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EATVEGAN 9/22/2012 1:05AM

    I hope all goes well for her. Lord, I ask that you surround this sister and her family with your peace, love, and healing power. Give her a good outcome with a complete return to health. In Jesus name, Amen. so be it!

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TALENKARR1 9/22/2012 12:31AM

    I will light a candle for her. and have my sister add her to her prayer group

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ALIHIKES 9/21/2012 11:27PM

    My prayers are with her emoticon

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RFJSJ50 9/21/2012 10:29PM

    Your sister (along with you and your loved ones) are all in my prayers.
Sending love and healthy thoughts/vibes her way!
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LHLADY517 9/21/2012 10:28PM

    Definitely. and don't forget about the "cleaning for a reason" Offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer in the USA and Canada. Includes application

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    I'll pray for her. All my best hopes for her future health! emoticon

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50 questioins

Friday, August 31, 2012

Stolen from LittleCathy who stole it from NICKI109.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? – apparently I was kind of named after some TV character but mostly just because my mom liked the name. I think she was tired of making them up too because my 2 sister's names are made up.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? – A few days ago due to a story I read but for myself not since 4/30/12 (I went to the ER twice with my neck - operated on 6/6 and feel about a zillion times better. I heart my neurosurgeon!)

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? – No. It's sloppy and sometimes eligible.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? – corned beef or pastrami - I love "deli" meat

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? – Yes. I helped raise my 3 grown nieces and my 3 9yo-10mo old nieces - I think they count! and I have two feline female furbabies.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? – It would depend a great deal on my personality and life style... hard to say. I have very few true friends but I'm not a typical average Joe and I don't like a lot of the things that people do to hang out (like drink, smoke, go to bars) and I'm very smart so I think I sometimes unintentionally intimidate people. I don't mean to but I'm a geek.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? – It depends on my audience. Not at work or with most of my family because they wouldn't get it.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? – I had them both out and one grew back in.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? – Probably not. I'm not keen on the idea of being paralyzed for life.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? – Fruit loops! I don't eat them but I love 'em!

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? - No. I don't have any "tie" shoes. I get $120 diabetic shoes from Dr. Comfort through my sister and since I do occasional work for her (she's a podiatrist) I am "staff" and pay $40!!

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? – It depends. Physically my upper body strength is STS (shot to ...) because of my neck issues - stenosis of the neck derodes your upper arm strength and also I have hypothyroidism which also does. My lower, middle and upper back have issues but my legs are pretty strong. Emotionally/psychologically I am very strong except that I also have clinical depression and type I rapid cycling bi-polar disorder - so it depends on when you catch me.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? – Mint Chocolate Chip and Neopolitan. Both are available in Edy's no sugar added although it's hard to find the neopolitan (that's the one with the 3 flavors right? Not the dried fruit).

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? – Definitely their eyes followed by their smile and their teeth. I have a thing about bad teeth :P

15. RED OR PINK? – It depends on what it is and what accompanies it. I love pink and blue, green or brown. I like red with blue or green. Wardrobe wise neither as I have rosascia.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? – My body especially my belly and "spare tire". I carry almost all my excess weight in my tummy and I look pregnant.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? – My mother.

18. ANY TATTOOS? – I have a rainbow butterfly on my right arm just above my wrist.

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? – I'm not but generally black - they go with everything.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? – cut up chicken breast (that I baked just by itself, no skin or coating) mixed with mayo and parm cheese (chicken salad basically).

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? – My fan and my typing.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? - Yellow is the first color that came to mind but if I had time to think about it fern green.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? – Lilacs, vanilla, fresh baked cookies, oranges, apples, strawberries, PEACHES that are ripe, chili, any crockpot soup, pumpkin.


25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE? Mountain hideaway - I can't be in the sun as I'm very sensative to it and take photosensative promoting medication. On top of that, I'm 100% Scot and I burn, peel and am pure white again. I don't tan.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? – Latin football (soccer) boys!! Oh, the sport?? Um...

27. HAIR COLOR? – brown and going grey naturally.

28. EYE COLOR? - Blue

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? - I used to but they started irritating and I have a stigmatism and need bifocals so I went back to glasses.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? – Etheopian, Greek, Thai, Italian, Hong Kong, I really like ethnic foods. It was great when I lived in Chicago cause it was everywhere!!

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? – Happy endings. I think the monster type scarry movies are stupid (I've hung out with too many costumers to be scared of someone dressed up) and the psycho thrillers scare the #*%! out of me.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? – The last episode of Harry Potter although I can't remember much of it. I was pretty drugged up still at the time and couldn't remember going to see it. I know I did but it's like I read that I did in a book, not that I was actually there. It's very weird!

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? - I'm not now, but I wore a white shirt with blues, greens and appricote and black design.


35. HUGS OR KISSES? – Hugs for real, kisses for chocolate

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Pecan pie or chocolate volcano (lava cake) with ice cream or BP ice cream pie or berry crosinis with ice cream

37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO? - Strength Training


39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I'm reading on-line Harry Potter fan fic. I just finished re-reading the whole series as my bff and his family got me them for my birthday electronically.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? – at work it's a blue one with a nice wrist "bump" that's jell filled. I don't have one at home - laptop.

42. FAVORITE SOUND? – waves


44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? – Scotland, if you don't consider that my home :) I was more comfortable there being able to breath and the entire atmosphere than I've ever been in the States. I actually woke up 3 days after my niece and I arrived and said "Hey, I can breath!!"

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? – I'm psychic, read tarot cards, see and talk with ghosts, use a pendumul (oops! pendulum. I'm also slightly dyslexic and have a speech impediment), and can tell the history of an object by reading the energy off it. I also see auras. Other than that, I use computer software intuatively, have great math and logic skills, love solving problems and creating systems and can "lay hands" on electronics and get them to work. I also am a Reiki I practicioner, have done faith healing for years and have a knack for communicating with people. I also have a cat free to a good home that keeps standing on my shoulder!!! It hurts my neck and she won't stop. GRRR. I'm also a pretty good cook.

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? - Massachusettes on an airforce base

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW? - Michigan. The late great city of Flint.


49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR? - gold or a champaign-y color

50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS? – Yeah, I thought it was fun to answer these questions.

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AGK3112 9/14/2012 6:05PM

    nice blog..

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TALENKARR1 9/3/2012 5:58AM

    You live a hr and half from where I used to live I lived in cadillacI miss the falls up there big time!!!!

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    What a lovely blog! Thank you for sharing you with us!! Have a wonderful week ahead! (And now I am going to post these questions to my grown children... I am sure I will be surprised about how little I know them!

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LUCINDARW 9/1/2012 12:37AM

    Nice to meet you thanks for sharing! Lucinda

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RFJSJ50 8/31/2012 8:28PM

    WOW! I really learned a lot about you.
I hope you're soon feeling well enough to jump back into the BSG challenges. We all miss you. Feel free to drop into the chats and say hi.
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JENAE954 8/31/2012 8:25PM

  Very interesting. The questions were great. Got to know a lot about you.

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Update on life

Friday, August 31, 2012

My sister got an MRI a couple weeks ago because her chest hurt. She was thinking that she might be getting pneumonia from the chemo but the oncologist said to go that day to get an MRI so they could see if she was having a valve relapse or some such which I guess happens with chemo sometimes. Anyway, they couldn't detect any of her tumors!! So she stopped chemo 2 treatments less than they had intended and has a surgery consult. She's getting a PET and then they will be doing surgery in the next couple weeks here!! It's moving very quickly.

I'm working 7/7 as I have my regular 9-5 M-F and I work the Renessance Faire on the weekends and labor day. I am going on the 5th to get xrays done and have a consult with my neurologist on the 13th to see how my cervical spine is doing. If it is doing well he will refer me to Physical Therapy to help strengthen my upper body back so I can start being more autonomous. It's a pain not being able to lift anything. Fortunately my sister's 10 month old is very good, but I still have to lift and carry her for diaper changes and such. I babysat the baby for the first time without someone else there who could lift her and I hurt all night and the next day... definitely too much for me still! I am hoping very much that my neck has grafted or whatever it's supposed to do and I haven't hurt myself. The surgeon said if I did I would KNOW it but with my high pain tolerance I'm not positive as I don't know if my twinges and aches are "KNOWING IT" or not... it doesn't help that my cat keeps sitting on my shoulder either LOL!! I need to stop that behaviour.

Okay, I'm getting back to work but wanted to let anyone who was interest if there is anyone what was going on with me :) I'll be back more regularly after September.

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/31/2012 5:59PM

    Thanks for updating us! Good news about your sister!! I hope your neck / back continues to heal and that you haven't done anything to it. That's really sweet of you to help your sister like that. I hope you'll be able to start PT soon. Stay in touch!

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IZZYBEBOP 8/31/2012 2:12PM

    Thank you so much for the update, and I hope things turn out well for your sister. I do hope your appointment goes well and you can start PT. Take care of yourself.
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EATVEGAN 8/31/2012 12:54PM

    Good news about your sister. I hope your back continues to heal. How good of you to help your sister even though you are having problems yourself. God bless you. emoticon

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MOMMY445 8/31/2012 12:47PM

    glad to hear what has been happening with you and your family. sending lots of hugs from my family to yours. you can do this! you are worth it!

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