Saturday, October 31, 2009
Share what made you laugh or cower in fear?
I am not a huge Halloween fan ~ I really enjoy seeing the small children in their cute costumes but find myself annoyed by the older/teen-aged trick-or-treaters.
Perhaps my lack of excitement for Halloween stems from me missing my Mom... My parents used to come to our home every Halloween as Mom loved to see the trick-or-treaters. She would open the door for every bell ring and gladly handed out candy.
This year since the Fireguy is working I will be snuggled up in the back room watching a movie - Perhaps one day I will be excited for this holiday again, but until then I prefer to spend it quietly ~
Enjoy your evening everyone and BE SAFE!!!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Bio-Oil® is a specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.
Bio Oil wont get rid of your stretchmarks... it can only improve the texture and tone of your skin which in turn will slightly improve the look of your stretchmarks.... Once they're there there really is no getting rid of them so its best to accept them as part of you, part of the story of your body, your life...
I use this product and both my kids have used it on scars with fantastic results!!
Bottom line, he wanted to sell me this FANTASTIC nail care kit for a mere $115!!! When I started to walk away he succumbed and with puppy dog eyes offered me the set for $79, meaning the buffer was FREE!! Still telling my story of 'that is just way too much money' he began to act like he was telling me this BIG secret by now offering me two kits for the $79... Yeah, no I'm still not spending that for a nail kit!!!
I told a little white lie by saying that I needed to get to another store but had to walk right by here again and I would think about... Actually I was headed out to my car, but seriously this guy was a great salesman, but the product was just too danged expensive.
Me, being me got home and began my research on SEACRET as I was really impressed by the look of my nails after one session of buffing!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
We began the weekend with attending a retirement gathering for The Fireguy's Battalion Chief. Fireman Mike devoted 32 years of service to the department and is now enjoying more time with his family and get's to care for his grandson several days a month. It was so special getting to spend the evening with such amazing friends!
Saturday I spent the day marking off items that are on my pre-vacation to do list. The Fireguy was at a local man made lake teaching water rescue which allowed me time to get so many things done. I am a list maker and feel such great accomplishment striking things off the list. I also had the great task of shopping for and purchasing an early Christmas present for my husband. I finally got him to agree that he would enjoy a netbook!! He can check his email from work and perform research on the internet while he is away from the house. I had a blast setting up the netbook for him so that he could take it to work with him!
Sunday I was on my own again as the Fireguy was on duty. Once I finished up the normal housework I was able to sit out on the patio and enjoy the lovely weather!! I finished up my 'travel folder' for our upcoming vacation which brings me great happiness. Doesn't everyone have a travel folder? Don't you carry around itineraries, car rental information, hotel confirmations and assorted other trip information??? Hehehe...
While I was in the yard I came across my 'mystery plant'. I originally thought it was a rogue squash plant, but there is something growing on it that IS NOT a squash...
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
My how time does fly!!
Just 7 short months ago I posted my first blog and here we are at my 100th!!!
I began this blog as a means of sharing my world with my kids who have moved out and are enjoying lives of their own. My blog has also been a great vehicle for expressing myself, journaling my thoughts, if you will. Blogging has been such a guilty pleasure for me ~
Along the way to my 100th post I have met some pretty remarkable friends! People of faith, people with young children and some with grandchildren. I may have even found someone that I share so many commonalities with it is scary!! I am learning more about their worlds and enjoy hearing their thoughts about mine. I have found wonderful recipes and enjoyed amazing photography. I have been sent warm support when needed and have been able to share my life experiences to help others.
Thank you all for reading and I hope you'll come back!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Hope you all had a great weekend too!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
My dermatologist performed another excision to my foot in an effort to ensure there are no further 'rogue cells" floating around the original melanoma.
I am typing with my laptop in my lap with foot elevated as I have been for ~ 24 hours now... Unfortunately, your foot does not have much extra skin, so the excision and the attempt to pull the skin together is rather uncomfortable!
I'll keep you posted on the next test results!!
I'll preface this post by stating that it IS a PSA (Public Service Announcement) ~ But PLEASE keep reading!
Four and a half years ago I lost my Mom to skin cancer (melanoma).
Her diagnosis came very late in the disease process; but we were blessed with four years before she left.
During the time Mom was being treated we as a family became very well educated in the disease, treatments and cancer as a whole. We know now WHAT melanoma is...
This past week I learned that I too have skin cancer; something I have feared since losing Mom. First generations of melanoma patients have a 50% chance of having it too. My dermatologist was my Mom's as well and she too is amazed at the irony that my lesion was also on my left foot; just like Mom's...
I WAS a sun worshiper; loved being tan and when I could not see the sun spent much too much time in tanning beds. D'Oh!!!
My prognosis is GREAT; I caught it very, very early. I am a fanatic about checking myself!!! I will have another 'surgery' this week to excise additional tissue to be tested.
Bottom line my friends is this... Be smart about your skin and your body ~ Wear sunscreen for goodness sake!! and check yourself often and see a dermatologist if you have concerns.
Let me be your informant if you are not informed!