Tuesday, May 31, 2011
What are you dreaming about these days?
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A few of you have been asking about my dad...so here's where we are.
I've been feeling sad lately. The rain hasn't been helping, either. I went to the store to pick up some birthday cards and father's day cards. This was the first time i cried in the dollar store. What sort of father's day card is sufficient to tell my dad how much i love him and that i'm scared? I'm scared. What if we don't have any more father's days together? My co worker's mother just passed away, and i found this perfectly worded, most sincere card for her. Do you know there were many more sympathy cards to choose from for mothers and only one card for fathers? Why is that?
My father was supposed to start his third cycle of chemo. Each cycle is 3 weeks on, 1 week off. This was his first "on" since returning from vacation. He lost 11 pounds since the last time they saw him, 3 weeks ago. The latest scans show the cancer on the pancreas has not gotten any smaller, and the cancer on the liver have gotten larger. This is not liver cancer, most liver cancer is not actually liver cancer, but like this it migrates there from somewhere else. This is pancreatic cancer in the liver. 1 in 8 men have pancreatic cancer, and there are few treatments. The doctors feel this chemo isn't working since the liver masses have gotten larger, and we will be reconvening with them today. Hopefully he will get today's dose, for i don't know what it means if he doesn't. I have a list of questions and hopefully there are other options to explore.
I am not a praying person, but many of you are. I am a wisher, a pleader, a hoper, even a beggar. If you could pray or wish or plead or hope for us today, I'm sure we'd feel your supportive vibes.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Whilst i appreciate your recent appearance-thus ensuring i don't have to come home from a long day of work and water my flowers when all i want to do is snuggle with the cat-i think we're good now.
How exciting that my foray into zucchinihood is fruitful-growth! hurrah!-but i can't get close enough to inspect the specimen without standing in mud and getting drenched.
It won't be long before the windows need to be kept shut and the air conditioner turned on-90 degrees this week?-so could you let up so i can sleep with a lovely breeze blowing?
You know i do a lot of public speaking, right? So let's not even talk about my hair.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
On top of all that, i won a sweet giveaway from Myra @ My Blessed Life to the shop below, and i chose two snazzy flower pins.
Then there's this sweet pillow (and hunky card) from my friend Devonay that has been living in the sunroom since i got it. Makes me smile every time i walk by...the pillow, not the guy. That would be odd if i kept that card out. And one thing i am definitely not is odd. (Sarcasm...you got that, right? Yes, i knew you would.)
So i have a delicate question about giveaways and winnings...i feel it is only right to thank the hosts and the shops who offer up the items. It's like a big blog circle-the shop gets written about by the giveawayer, the giveawayer gets written about by the winner...but what about when you win something but don't receive it? Or hear anything from the shop owner?
It's kinking the circle, since the shop was written about by the giveawayer, but said giveawayer didn't get their due of thanks since the shop didn't send on the items won. Follow that? And then, is it rude to be like "yo, where's my business you were supposed to send me...that i won so you aren't making any money on them but i'm totally claiming them so please don't sell them to someone else...that i wanted to take on my trip to Spain but that already happened now..." but in a much nicer way, of course. Do i contact the giveawayer and say that i talked with the seller, but never received the items even though she said she was going to ship them? Has this ever happened to you? What did you do?
Friday, May 13, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Congrats to you, my friend! I'll be emailing you for your address and having the boyfriend ship it out this week!
Thank you Freschetta for providing the giveaway goodies, too!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sometimes i like it cheap and easy. I'm talking about food, of course. And sometimes cheap and easy food, well, sorta tastes like it. So when an opportunity to try something easy that was supposed to taste fresh came my way, you know i had to give that a go.
Before i talk about taste, i have to tell you about that seal. Seriously, that FRESCH-TASTE SEAL™ Packing (while locking in the yummy flavors and being better for the environment since it uses 30% less material) is the best thing ever. It opened like a breeze, unlike other frozen pizzas where i have to jab at the packing with something sharp and all the toppings fly everywhere.
So let's talk taste-remember those black olives? I don't. Everything just sort of jived together well and enhanced the flavor, instead of one item overtaking the whole thing. Deelish. The thin and crispy crust was just that, and very good, but when they say thin, they mean thin. The boyfriend's man appetite was not satisfied with half of this pizza and a salad, so be sure to have some ice cream on hand for dessert.
In addition to my pizza coupon, i also received this FRESCHETTA® bamboo cutting board. Can i just tell you how ecstatic i am over this? I know, it's just a cutting board, but look at those cheese knives! We don't have anything like this, and i'm always thisclose to buying one.
And what's this? Well, this is a FRESCHETTA® bamboo cutting board for one of you fabulous readers! Look at your cute cheese knives hiding under there! You will also receive a coupon for FRESCHETTA® Simply Inspired pizza. Cheap, easy, fresh, and delicious!
Here's how to win:
1. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite pizza toppings (other feta fans out there?)
2. “Like” Freschetta Simply Inspired on facebook, and be sure to grab a $2.00 off coupon while you're there. Then let me know in a comment.
Giveway will be open until Saturday May 7th whenever i roll out of bed, read the paper, and finish my coffee. G
Monday, May 2, 2011
We were super excited to take advantage of this glorious weekend outside, so while i got all my plants into pots, S conquered the mud pit where we store the trashcans. Initially we were going to put down stone, because nobody wants a mud pit. Well. Maybe mud wrestlers. Not being mud wrestlers or people who turn down free materials, we were happy when a coworker offered up brick pavers that he was getting rid of. Using them for the mud pit was the perfect budget friendly solution.
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