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Treated myself to a little online shopping today
Sunday, September 01, 2013      15 comments

I've been searching for just the right black handbag to replace the one I usually use during the fall and winter. I love the look of the one I was using, it's a faux patent leather that I get lots of compliments on; the problem is that it has on... Read more
Movie Night; Saw The Butler
Friday, August 30, 2013      16 comments

Tonight I went with Rhonda and my sister Karen to see The Butler; it was Rhonda's treat. It was actually the first movie I've seen in a theater in years. After movies started coming out on VHS, then DVD, I just got out of the habit of going to... Read more
Finding a way to turn something bad into something good
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      14 comments

I live in a small college town, home to Ferris State University. The students started coming back last week, and as usual, a lot of them were partying last weekend. My best friend Rhonda has MS and lives on disability. Earlier this year, sh... Read more
Survived another week
Sunday, August 25, 2013      16 comments

Thursday was my first day since having had chemo on Tuesday that I got to stay home all day and get some rest. Friday, Rhonda and I went out to my mom's old house again for more of her clothes, and later in the day, I rode out with a couple... Read more
Sometimes, the waiting is the hardest part
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      15 comments

Yesterday was a long day, and most of it was spent waiting. First I had my oncologist appointment at 11:15am, and as always had to wait in the waiting room. Then more waiting after being called to the exam room. After I saw my doctor, I was put ... Read more
Update on my mom
Sunday, August 18, 2013      17 comments

I haven't had much time to get on the computer, things have been very busy with my mom in the hospital and getting her moved into a house in town near me. I was to exhausted when I would get home at night to get online, and I don't have a phone ... Read more
My mom is in the hospital
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      27 comments

It's been a long day, and it's hard to know where to start writing this blog. I got a call around 10am from my best friend Rhonda; she told me my mom called, and said something about being on the floor, and not being able to get her head up... Read more
Finding Acceptance Here on Spark
Sunday, August 11, 2013      22 comments

I went all through school, right up to high school graduation, not feeling accepted. Much of that time, I was bullied. Most of it was verbal, but it still hurt. I won't go into all the details here; already did a blog on that a long time ago, bu... Read more
Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken
Friday, August 09, 2013      12 comments

I tried a new, (new to me anyway) Spark recipe earlier this week. Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken, here is the link: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
505063 I really liked it, but I ma... Read more
Thankful for sleep last night
Thursday, August 08, 2013      15 comments

I went to bed at 6:30pm last night; I didn't actually go to sleep right away, I did some reading and watched a little TV, but for all intents and purposes, the day was finally over for me. I finally did go to sleep around 8pm. I slept prett... Read more
Relay for Life Picnic
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      16 comments

My chemo appointment went pretty well yesterday, things were almost running on time. After that, my best friend Rhonda took me to Staples to pick up a few rebate and sale items, and then to Meijer for a few groceries. I got home around 3pm which... Read more
Busy day tomorrow; chemo and a Relay for Life picnic
Monday, August 05, 2013      16 comments

I haven't talked to Rhonda yet today, but when I talked to her yesterday, they were still trying to get her blood sugar down, but she was hanging in there. Thank you to those who have been praying for her. Today was our monthly lunch out wi... Read more
Saturday, August 03, 2013      13 comments

About a year and a half ago, my best friend Rhonda's mom Beverly had a heart attack. She had surgery, but there was so much damage, she was left with just one artery. At the time, her doctor predicted that would give her one year, at the most. ... Read more
Dealing with chemo side effects, and Timmy's vet appt. today
Thursday, August 01, 2013      15 comments

I've had 5 of the Abraxane (chemo that I started June 25) so far, and the side effects are starting to get a little worse. I had it on Tuesday, and Tuesday evening I had to deal with some painful cramping, and I don't want to get too graphic her... Read more
Recipe: Flawless Roasted Vegetables
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      13 comments

I found this recipe in an ad for Reynold's Parchment Paper in Better Homes & Gardens magazine. I made this last night, and the squash was yummy this way! I made just half a recipe, and left out the onion and the red bell pepper. I also peeled th... Read more

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