Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Social

I am linking up again this week with Neely and Ashley for Sunday Social.  You should link up too and make some new friends!!
1. Favorite New Years eve you’ve had before
I don't guess that I really have a favorite.  We usually just have snacks and play games and watch the ball drop.
2. Are you doing anything for NYE this year and if so what?
We are going out to eat and then come home and play games.  December 31 would have been my brother, Charlie's, 30th birthday.  He went home to be with the Lord in April 2012. 
3. Name a book we should all read come January?
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
4. What are your new years resolutions?
To read more both in the bible and books in general
To blog at least 5 days a week. 
To do cardio at least 5 days a week

Monday, December 24, 2012

Weekend Update Blog Hop

I am linking up with Sami and Leeann for this weeks edition of Weekend Update!!  You should link up too and meet some new friends!!

This weekend I didn't do a lot.  I stayed in all weekend and watched old movies and shows that I had dvr'd.  I watched the ones that Chad doesn't really care to watch ie Intervention, Hoarders, RHWBH, and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.  I love that show.  They act like they genuinely love each other. 

My mom came over some this weekend and we had a good time together.  She comes in and the furkids just go crazy trying to see who can get her attention first.  Just like human kids.

I started reading a different book "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.  I hope it is good.  I've heard mixed reviews on it.

I can't wait to give Chad his present tomorrow.  Nothing big, it's just that he has no idea.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday Social

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great day.  I am linking up again with Neely
and Ashley for another edition of Sunday Social.

1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

2. What is your favorite smell?
Peppermint candy canes

3. What is your favorite TV commercial?

4. What is your favorite day of the week?
I love the days of the week that Chad is off. 
5. What is your favorite way to waste time?
The internet, pinterest, and facebook
6. What is your favorite article of clothing?
Right now it is my lounge pants from J Crew.  They are my favorite!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"It's Ok" Thursday

It's OK Thursday
It's ok that I am blogging about my day at 7:30pm because I took a nap all afternoon because I had transplant clinic this morning

It's ok that I'm not use to getting up at 5:45 to get ready to leave to get in traffic.

It's ok that everyone asked me if I was driving myself today...I guess that is how tired I looked LOL

It's ok that I miss my dad and now my brother, Charlie, around the Holidays

It's ok that even though my title is Holly Enjoying Life some days just aren't good days

It's ok that I show my true feelings sometimes on my blog

It's ok that I am overly excited to have turned 35 yesterday

It's ok that I don't want to cook anything for Christmas and would rather order it all already made

It's ok that I'm going to go to bed early so that I can get up for pulmonary rehab in the morning

Why don't you link up with Neely and Amber and make some new friends!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day of Silence in Support

Please visit This Page to make a donation.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Today I went to pulmonary rehab this morning.  I started going again about a month ago.  I did 17 mins. of cardio (which is good for me) so I was proud of myself.  I usually do anywhere from 10-15 mins.  My oxygen saturation was even staying up even though I am on 2 liters of O2.  It had been dropping down into the 80 with the 2 liters but now its staying up there in the upper 90s.  I am really wanting to get my lung function built back up where I don't have to wear the oxygen anymore.  It's not really my lung function that is down it is the small airways that are closing off.  I still would like to get off of the oxygen all the time.  At least I can still get out and do things. 

I am so excited about tomorrow.  It's my 35th birthday!!! Yay!!!  Chad, my mom, and I are going to go out to eat to celebrate and then come home and have cookie cake from Great American Cookie Co.  YUM!!!  We also got a  movie (That's My Boy)to watch tomorrow.

I got a Tea Chest from my cousin, because I love to drink tea (hot or cold).

I got some lounge pants from Chad (because that is what I spend most of my days in).  I also got some camera stuff from my mom.  I love my camera.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow.  I will not be posting tomorrow to honor those who lost their lives in Newtown, CT.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Social

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!  I hope you have a great day.  I am linking up again with Neely and Ashley for this weeks edition of Sunday Social!!
What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?
A Butterfly
What do you keep beside your bed?
A bottle of water, my inhaler, cell phone, and glasses
What is your least favorite chore?
Unloading the dish washer
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be?
I don't guess that I have one thing that I would eliminate.
What do you do to vent anger?
I usually cry it out.  I rarely get angry my feelings just get hurt!
What is your favorite Holiday of the year and why?
Christmas is my favorite Holiday because it's Jesus's birthday!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend Update

I am linking up with Leeann and Sami for this weeks edition of weekend update.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I had a great weekend.  I didn't get out much this weekend but I did do some shopping on the internet of course.  Just about everywhere is giving free shipping with a certain amount purchased.

I am still on the look out for a good planner.  Do any of you have any suggestions?  I would love to hear them.

Yesterday was kind of a hard day for me.  It was my dads birthday.  He would have been 64 years old.  He passed away in February 2010.  They say it gets easier with each day but I still think of him all the time and miss him like crazy.  I will always be a daddy's girl!!!  I Love You Dad!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Social

I am linking up again with Ashley and Neely for this weeks edition of Sunday Social!

1. Favorite Holiday Movies/TV Specials?
A Christmas Story

2. Do you do any volunteering during the holidays if so what? If not what would you do?
I don't do any volunteering during the holidays because of my inmune system but if I could I would volunteer at a homeless shelter.
3. Favorite toy received as a Child for the Holidays?
I received Cricket the talking doll one year for Christmas and I was so excited.

4. What was your must have item in high school for the Holidays?

5. Item you begged for the most and never got?
Stereo for my bedroom
6. What do you do on Christmas Eve? If you are Jewish what does your family do for Hanukkah?
Chad usually works on Christmas Eve, so we really don't do anything, however sometimes we play board games, or cards.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday Social

This week I am hooking up again with Ashley and Neely for Sunday Social!!!

This Weeks Questions:
1. What is your favorite Holiday season tradition?
We really don't have any Holiday traditions.  I guess we should start some.  As a kid we use to go over to my grandparents house and eat Thanksgiving dinner and then put up the Christmas tree.  That was always fun.

2. Do you have a certain Holiday movie you watch more than others? If so what is it?
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
3. Show us your favorite decoration or pinterest decoration you wish you could have

4. Favorite Holiday song?
  I love all Christmas music!!
5. Favorite Holiday dessert?
chocolate peppermint candy

6. What is on your wish list this year?
A Nikon 55-300mm zoom lens for my camera

Monday, November 26, 2012

Weekend Update

I wish the weather would just either get cold and stay cold or stay warm.  I am so over this back and forth stuff.  My nose is stopped up one minute and running the next minute.  The changing back and forth of the weather makes for nice migraines also.  Yuck!!! 

Saturday I drove to Plano to visit my cousins who were in town for Thanksgiving.  We had a good time, which we always do. 

On another subject, did anyone get any great black Friday deals or cyber Monday deals.  I got some deals on the internet both days and I didn't have to face the crowds.

Last night my mom came over and we had turkey and all the sides again one last time.  It was so good.  This year she got a smoked turkey and it was so delish and stayed moist. 

This morning I started up with pulmonary rehab again and it's going to take a while for me to get back up to where I was before I was put in the hospital back in Sept/Oct.  A little work at a time and I will get back up there.  I couldn't walk very long on the treadmill before I was worn out. 

I have two prayer request: For my friend Heather, for healing after her 2nd lung transplant and for my friend Tricia who needs to be put back on the transplant list.  Please click on her name and it will link to her husbands blog.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Social

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got plenty of rest after eating all that turkey.  I'm linking up again with Neely and Ashley for this weeks addition of Sunday Social.

1. Name 4 jobs you’ve had in your life: checker at a grocery store,  sales associate at Express, sales associate at Sunglass Hut, Scheduler at a day spa

2. Name 4 movies you would watch over and over: Mr. Mom, Step Brothers, Tootsie, Mrs. Doubtfire
                                                                     I love comedies

3. Name 4 places you have lived: Dumas,  2 apartments in Amarillo, Fort Worth

4. Name 4 of your favorite foods: smores, mac & cheese, BBQ chicken, pumpkin pie

5. Name 4 things you always carry with you:altoids, something to drink, sunglasses, blood glucose meter

6. Name 4 places you have been on vacation: Puerto Vallarta, Colorado, California, Florida

Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's OK Thursdays

I'm am linking up again this week with Neely over at A Complete Waste of Makeup
It's OK...
it's turkey day.
that I could probably eat a whole pan of stuffing by myself
to eat dessert first, this way you won't be to full to eat pie.
to love eating leftovers for about 2 days.
to not be a fan of Black Friday.
to be a fan of Cyber Monday.
to miss my dad and my brother very much.
to be excited to see my cousins on Saturday.
Well I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!!!  I know some of you are getting ready to go shopping.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Random Wednesday

I am linking up with Shanna again at Because Shanna Said So.  You should check out her blog.  Shanna I want you to come to Dallas and us go shopping at H&M.  We would have so much fun!!!

This week I'm going really Random.  First of all, I watched my first episode of Honey Boo Boo.  I don't know what to say about that show.  You want to change the channel but you just can't do it. 

Do any of y'all watch American Horror Story?  All I can say is WOW!!!  I thought last year was bad.  This year it is super creepy.

This year I'm taking my furkids to get their picture made with Santa.  Chad will probably have to go with me because Presley Grace is very timid of new people.  I'm not sure how she will handle Santa.

Before I get off of here tonight I want to leave you a picture of someone that came out of hiding tonight.  She will have her picture made at a different place each week and whoever guess the right place will get something in the mail.  It will be fun.  I PROMISE

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Yay It's Almost Turkey Day

I am so excited for Thanksgiving!!  I love all the food and desserts.  We will have so much we will be eating on it for days.  That's ok with me though.  My mom is coming over to our house and we are going to make everything here.  I bought the pies because I didn't want to make them too.  Plus, I just have one oven rack.  Around the holidays its hard for me because I miss my brother, Charlie, and my dad.  Both my dad and Charlies' birthday's are in December.  I miss them so much.
I start up on pulmonary rehabilitation (again) next week.  When I was put into the hospital back September/October I had to stop and I just now got the paper work faxed over so that I could start again.   I think that it helps me alot with my breathing.
Taffy Apple, my furkid, has a birthday in December too. She will be 9 years old or 63 in dog years.  She still plays with the other two just like she is their age.  She's going to get some Greenies for her present and maybe they will help her breath.  I will also get them a doggie cake from the dog bakery that all three of them can share.
I hope everyone has safe travels.
I going to leave you with this picture of sweetness.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Social

This week instead of answering questions we are telling what we are Thankful for.
I am thankful for the gift of life!!!  Without my donor family making the decision to donate I would not be here.  I received a double lung transplant in April of 2004.
I am thankful for Chad.  He has been through so much with me.
I am thankful for my furkids. They give me so much happiness!!! Chad, Presley Grace and Taffy Apple
Stella Belle and her new toy
I am thankful for Sprinkles Cupcakes

I am Thankful for so much more but I could go on all night listing things.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's Ok Thursday


I'm linking up with Amber and Neely for "It's OK" Thursday

It's OK...

that I have the heater on in the morning and turn the ac on in the afternoon

that I bought some more fuzzy socks because I love them so much

that I can't wait until my birthday in December

that I love cafe lattes with 2 splenda from Starbucks (I could drink them everyday)

that I got up to take my meds and then went back to bed

that I haven't had a family picture made for our Christmas cards (I really need to do that this week)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Random Wednesday

Today I am linking up with Shanna at Because Shanna Said So for a Random Wednesday.  I hope to be able to meet Shanna someday because she seems like she would be so much fun!!!

I am feeling much better this afternoon.  I've had a migraine that was making me really nauseous.  YUCK!!!

So on to something else.  I'm fairly new to all the bloggy lingo, link-ups, and everything else.  I'm trying to learn them though as fast as possible.  My new blog design should be up by the end of this month.  I'm so excited.  I can't wait to see what it looks like.

Did you know that there is a bloggy boot camp?  I think that would be so much fun to go to.  You actually get to meet all of the people that you follow and know so much about their lives.  You also learn blogging tips.  I hope to be able to go next year.

Well, I guess that's all for now.  Thanks for reading!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012


I  can't believe that I am still up.  I didn't sleep any last night.  My mind just wouldn't turn off.  I would look at the clock almost every hour wishing I could just sleep for a little while but no that didn't happen.

I finally got up at 7 to watch Good Morning America, made some tea and sat on the couch and just relaxed.

I did have one of these today to stay awake so I would be able to sleep tonight.
I was going to blog this morning but it was to cold to get out from underneath the covers.

My weekend was pretty uneventful.  It was really windy here on Saturday and that makes it hard for me to breathe so I didn't even leave the house.

I did however get some more Christmas shopping done on-line and got free shipping.  I follow Tara over at Penniless Socialite and she does a weekend sale round-up and list a bunch of stores with sales and the on-line codes.

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!  I'm off  to bed. Zzzz

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Social

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!  I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.  I'm linking up with Neely and Ashley for another Sunday Social.
Favorite Thanksgiving Memory: My favorite memory is going over to my grandparents house, eating and playing with all my cousins.
Favorite Thanksgiving Food: Stuffing or dressing whatever you want to call it, and pumpkin pie
What is a Thanksgiving Tradition you and your family have?  We really don't have any traditions.  We usually eat around 1 and watch football and nap and later eat pie.
Show us a favorite Thanksgiving picture(or 5) from years past.  I can't get any photos to load on here.  Sorry!!!
What are you most looking forward to about this Thanksgiving? I am looking forward to just eating all of the yummy food.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


I am so excited for the holidays.  I love spending time with family (I'm not able to see all of them) and I love the fact that no one has to go to work. 

I found out today that Wal-Mart is opening at 8pm Thursday.  Now that is ridiculous.  People should be able to spend time with their families without worrying about having to go to work.   Now the malls are starting to open at midnight on black Friday.  Personally I like shopping on cyber Monday.  They have just as good of deals and there are no lines to wait in.

What is wrong with these people.  It's all about the money.  If the CEO's of these companies were the ones having to work it, I bet they would see it differently.  Well, I guess I'll get off my rant now and give you some updates.

Trisha, the girl I asked everyone to pray for, that she needed a 2nd lung transplant was listed so now it's just a waiting game.  Please continue to say prayers for her.  You can read her story here.

Please continue to say prayers for my friend Heather she is still having alot of problems with her stomach.  Heather had her transplant 3 months ago and is so ready to go home but she keeps having problems.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's OK Thursday

It's OK...

That I ate my cereal dry because we didn't have any milk and I didn't want to go get some
That I want to wear sweaters but it is still in the 80's here
That I am so glad that the election is over
That my toe nail polish is grown way out and looks terrible but I haven't gone to get it fixed
That I love flannel sheets on the bed, so comfy
That I stayed in my pajamas all day because I didn't really feel good
That I'm so excited for the Holidays, oh and my birthday

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I blog for...

I started this blog because as a child I always had a journal and would write in it everyday so I thought this would be a good way to journal.

I thought that I might actually help someone that has gone through what I've gone through. ie lung transplant, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, or gastroparesis.

I also wanted to blog to let my friends and family know what is going on in my day to day life.  I also thought this would be a good way to meet new friends.
I mainly blog though because I LOVE it!!!
Blogging gives me something that I feel like I need to do since I can't work.
So THANK YOU to all of my readers!!!  I also love comments!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Election Day 2012

The question for today for the blogging party is:
What are your thoughts about tomorrow's election in the United States?

Personally, I will be so glad when it is over. I am so sick of all the mud slingin' commercials on TV from both parties. I don't think we will know who will be president for a while because of it being such a close race. I think there has been way to much money spent on campaigning and on the Evening News with Diane Sawyer, she was saying how there is still so many undecided voters. How can you be undecided after all of the debates?  If you are still undecided then when are you going to decide.  Tomorrow is the day.  I just wish we could all get along and not have political parties.

Sorry the post is so short I'm tired.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


November is National Blogging Month so I've decided to join into a blog party.  The challenge for the party is to blog once a day for the month of November.  I want to become a better blogger so I thought this would be the perfect way to do it.

There are tons of bloggers trying this out and if you would like to join us you can head over to blogher and sign up.  It has to be by November 5 though.  Sorry I know that is tomorrow but I just found out about it today.  There is a blog roll of all the people who have signed up and you can click here to view all of the other bloggers that are joining the blog party.  Happy Blogging!!!

It's time for SUNDAY SOCIAL

What is currently on your wishlist?
I would have to say a bigger lens for my camera.
Share a new app you have recently discovered.
I can no longer download apps on my phone because it is such a dinosaur.  LOL
What is a new fall TV show you have added to your DVR?
We have Nashville DVR'd but haven't watched it yet.
Share your social media links for us to follow you. Tell us which is your favorite and why?
I would have to say facebook is my favorite because I've found alot of childhood friends on there.
What is a TV show or song you could watch or listen to over and over and never get tired of it?
I have two.  One of my favorite TV shows that I could watch over and over would be Seinfeld and the other would be The Andy Griffith Show.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Saturday Everyone

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.  Mine has been eventful. Chad hasn't been feeling good for several days.  Well last night he got up about 2am and was in so much pain and he was nauseous.  We hung around here at home for about a hour to see if the pain would subside but it didn't so we went to the emergency room.  They did blood work and ct scan and come to find out he had food poison.  The doctor sent him home on antibiotics, pain, and nausea medicine.  The doctor told him to take it easy for the next few days and get better so hopefully the meds will do the trick.

On a lighter note, the weather is so nice here today.  My favorite magazine came out Thursday, Artful Blogging.  It is so good.  I recommend it to all beginning bloggers.  It is a collection of different bloggers and their reasons for blogging.  I'm still trying to figure out where my blog is going other than just my daily activities.  I want all my family and friends, that I don't talk to regularly, to be able to keep in touch with what is going on in my life. 

I want to start getting out my camera and taking more pictures.  I love to take pictures and once my new blogspot is up, by the end of this month, I will be able to post pictures on here.

I always look at what is trending on yahoo every time I get on the computer and today one of the first few things that was treading was some of Oprah's Favorite Things for 2012 had come out.  The rest will be in her magazine on newsstands November 6.  One of the things on there was $88 for 4 bags of popcorn.  Are you kidding me?  Who in their right mind would pay that?  I just think some of the stuff is redonkulous. 

I have been reading this girls' blog for a while and I think she is hilarious.  You should check her out!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012

Wow it's already November!  Where has the time gone?  However I love Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years so bring it on.  This New Years Eve will be a hard one this year because it would have been Charlie's 30th birthday.  I miss him so much.  I know now though that he is healed and is so happy and would not want me down here on earth crying as I'm writing this.

On a lighter note, I'm going to vote tomorrow.  I know, I know, waiting until the last minute but yes I'm going to vote finally.

Just to let all of you know I didn't dress up the furkids and take them trick or treating at the doggie bakery.  Let me just say if I would have taken them we all would have been a nervous wreck.  We just stayed in and watched TV re-runs.  I kept the door closed so that the kids wouldn't go crazy with everyone walking by and we only had one knock on the door.  Of course that one knock and the kids barked for about 30 minutes.   

I also have a prayer request.  One of my best friends, Heather, had a second lung transplant and her stomach and intestines have not woke up yet from the surgery 2 months ago (I think).  Please say prayers for her healing.

I also have another blogger friend who is in need of a second lung transplant and is almost to sick to get it.  Please pray for Tricia to be able to get another transplant.  Here is a link to their blog.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Liebster Blog

I got up this morning to check my blog and found out that myself and 10 other bloggers were nominated for the Liebster Award by MarlaJan @ Luck Fupus .  I was super stoked!!!  That means that I have people reading my blog and pretending to care what I have to say.

I started this blog to hopefully help people with health problems try to enjoy life.  I may not know exactly how you feel but I want you to know that you are not alone.  I want my readers to know that I truly enjoy life!!!
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers
Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves
  1. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
  2. Choose 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them to your post
  3. Go to their page and tell them about the award
  4. No tag backs!
Random Facts About Me
1.I don't like sharing toothpaste
2.I collect cookbooks
3.I love to get dressed up and go to the movies
4.I love Anthropologie (the store)
5.I love the style back in the 20's and 30's
6.I love chick-fil-a diet lemonade
7.I would love to meet some of the bloggers that I follow
8.I still have the IPhone 3 not even the 3GS (someday I will upgrade)
9..I love pink lip gloss
10.I love to get my toe nails painted

11.I don't like getting junk mail
Questions From MarlaJan
1. What 80's sitcom theme song would be the theme song for your life? (mine is Small Wonder!)
The Facts of Life
2. Guilty pleasure?
3. PC or Mac?
4. If you could pack up, move and restart your life anywhere in the world, where and why?
I guess I would have to say Northern California because I hear it is beautiful up there.
5. Best gift you have ever received (NOT counting engagement ring, married/engaged ladies!)
Chad bought me a star in the galaxy and named it after me, framed it and everything.
6. What is your worst personality trait? Be honest, no one is perfect.
I am to nice to a fault
7. Who is your "Hall Pass?"
8. Hidden Talent?
9. NATURAL hair color?
Dark Brown
10. What reality show would you like to be on?
Big Brother
11. Favorite blog post and please share the link!
I'm new to this whole blog sharing so I don't know how to do it.

My Nominees are:


My Questions Are:
1. Do you have any pets?
2.What is your pet peeve?
3.Favorite Food?
4.If you could have one thing, could be anything, what would it be?
5.What's your favorite childhood memory?
6.Favorite vacation spot, and why?
7.Favorite color?
8.If there was more time in the day what would you do?
9.What is or was your favorite car that you've had?
10.Favorite Holiday?


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Social

1. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
I would have to say the year I went as a red crayon!  Sorry no pictures

2. If you could go back and dress up as something what would it be?
I would be a princess of some kind, one that wore pink!

3. Favorite costume as an adult?
I haven't dressed up much as an adult so I guess I would say a cowgirl.

4. Favorite Halloween Candy?
Sour Patch Kids or Milkdud's
5. Favorite Halloween Memory?
One of the lady's on the block would make every kid a special sack filled with candy and then she would also give us a caramel apple.
6. What’s your favorite scary movie?
I would have to say "I know what you did last summer." I was super jumpy(if that's a word) during that movie.

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's OK Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Todays Appointment

Well today's appointment went well.  I had an endoscopy of my stomach.  The dr was looking to see if I had blockage in my veins in my esophagus, stomach, and in my liver.  The dr that did the procedure said that there was nothing significant but there was some blockage that could be treated with drugs.  They also said that there was still food in my stomach which isn't good because I hadn't had anything to eat for 10 hours.  About a month ago I was put on a new drug to help with my stomach motility and I thought that it was working good.  I haven't been nauseous so I thought that the food was moving properly.  I guess we will wait and see what my dr says about that.  I previously took reglan (which is used to help with stomach motility) for 8 years and I was just feeling like it wasn't working that well anymore is why I switched drugs to begin with.  Other than that though it was a good day.  I'll keep you posted when I follow-up with my dr about what he wants to do.


Source: via Imgend on Pinterest
That Is AWESOME!!!! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Short and Sweet

Tonight is going to be a short blog because I'm tired.  I know I'm blogging late tonight but I've been out.  I went with my mom to buy herself some new shoes.  I love shoe shopping even if it's not for me.  I simply love shoes!!!

Did anyone watch the debate tonight? I DVR'd it so I could watch it with Chad.  I am so ready for this to be over already!!!  I'm am tired of seeing all of the bashing of each other on tv.  I am voting and NO I am not telling who I am voting for.  I don't like to debate personally, that is why I'm not sharing.

I know it's early but have any of you started shopping for Christmas yet? Or does everyone wait like I usually do until about a week before.  Hopefully this week I can get some of my done, through the internet of course.

I have a dr. appointment tomorrow morning so readers please pray things go well.  It's just a routine visit so I'll let you know more tomorrow. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Social

1. What do you value most in life?
2. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
DVR-Who wants to mess with those VHS tapes anymore
3. What do you think is the secret to a good life?
The secret of a good life is laughter.
4. What would you most like to be remembered for when you’re gone?
I want to be remembered for always caring and loving everyone and everything. Especially LIFE!
5. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
I am so proud of myself for never giving up on life despite all of the adversities I have faced.
6. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?
Anne Hathaway, simply because I love her
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Sunday Social

Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's OK Thursday

It's OK Thursday

OK I know you're probably thinking that it is Saturday not Thursday and you are right!!!!

It's OK...

That I just figured out how to link up to other bloggers for IT'S OK THURSDAY and that I am posting it on Saturday. (right?)

That I bought 2 diet lemonades today instead of just 1.  I was really thirsty!

That I want to take my fur kids to a costume party at the doggie bakery.

That I LOVE sweets so I just dial it into my insulin pump.

That I let my dogs bark when no one else is here but me.  Hey they like to bark so I say bark on!!!

That I love to buy a good, pretty planner for all of my dr appointments.  Dr appointments are no fun and sometimes very depressing so I want something pretty to keep them in.

That ice cold sweet (with splenda) tea is my morning coffee.

That I went a whole year without blogging.  It will never happen again.  Sorry followers!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

20 Things You May Not Know About Me

2. I love blogging
3. I love the color pink
4. I love naps
5. I love dogs
6. I love to read
7. I love getting things in the mail (NOT BILLS)
8. I love quilting
9. I love reading blogs
10. I love cookbooks
11. I love college football
12. I love facebook
13. I love shoes
14. I love shopping
15. I love a good face cream (MaryKay)
16. I love new mascara
17. I love Scentsy
18. I love a diet cranberry lime-aid from Sonic
19. I love TEA (cold or hot)
20. I love planners

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I had a nightmare last night.  Well, maybe it wasn't a nightmare to most but it was to me.  Are y'all ready for it...I got in a tanning bed and burned to a crisp.  I have to admit I use to love the tanning bed and the sun and aways having a good tan.  I use to get in the tanning bed starting in about March and tan just once a week until the weather got warm enough to lay out in the sun.  I would rub tanning oil all over my body and my burned skin would turn into a nice tan.  Man, am I regretting that now.  Since I've had my lung transplant and with all the anti-rejection drugs I have had several skin cancers removed.  Nothing to serious but several of them have been on my face and on my arms and hands.  They were just small places but still it is very scary.  Now I'm fine with being snow white.  I am also glad that more people are turning towards spray tanning.  If you want to be tan I think that is the way to go.  I do use some tanning lotion sometimes in the summer if I have a wedding to go to or something.  It's called Mohave Magic and I get it on QVC.  It kind of has a smell to it but it's not that bad and you do have to wait 15 minutes before putting on any clothes.  It does have a shimmer to it but I think it looks very good and doesn't leave you orange.

Well, I hope you all have had a wonderful Thursday.  Tonight Chad and I are going to start watching the first season of Boardwalk Empire.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Writers Block

I've been having some writers block lately.  I always feel like I don't have anything that my readers would want to hear about.  I am really trying hard to blog more.  One of my favorite bloggers, Ree Drummond, says you need to treat a blog like a plant.  If you water it everyday it will grow.  If you water it every few days, months, or years it will die.  I'm also having trouble finding topics that my readers will enjoy and come back to read more.  Ree Drummond also says "to thank your readers and thank them often."  So Thank You for reading my blog even if some days you think, what is she writing about. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beautiful Day

Today it is absolutely beautiful outside.  My dogs and I went and sat outside and enjoyed the cool breeze.

They love to go outside, and me go with them.  Presley wants to just come right back in if I don't with them.  She likes to show me how high she can jump up the tree.

Stella Belle always wants to chase Taffy and Presley around the yard.

I love my fur kids.  I love doing stuff that makes them happy just like a parent would for a human kid.

I love the fact that it usually only gets really cold in December and January.  Of course I say that now and it will probably get cold sooner.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Reading Blogs

I love blogging and also reading others' blogs.  I think that blogging is a great way to keep up with peoples lives that you don't get to talk to often.  I also think that it is a good way for people to get their feelings out there.   People often put controversial subjects on their blogs and it always leaves me thinking.  I haven't been brave enough to put any controversial topics on my blog yet, maybe some day. 

I have been getting this magazine that I love and it has all kinds of blogs to read about any subject you could imagine.  The magazine is called "Artful Blogging."  My mom actually bought me my first issue of it a few years ago.  It is published quarterly and is very good. 

I'm still working on getting my blog changed.  I'm having trouble deciding what all I want to have.  Thanks for being patient!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Everything changes, including my blog.  I'm still in the process of changing it though but it will still be a few weeks.  For those of you that are reading this thanks for following me,  and then for those of you who are reading this thinking, "She needs a writing lesson", I'm sorry.  I didn't claim to be a good writer but I'm trying.  Maybe the more I write I will get better.  I always have so much to say and thoughts are going through my mind a hundred miles a minute.  I am also going to rename my blog. 
We also bought a new camera about a year ago and I'm going to start putting pictures on my blog, even if they are just pictures of my fur kids.   

On another note, the weather is changing and it is getting cooler, which means it will be much easier to breathe.  I also love the changing in the leaves.  It is so beautiful.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What's been going on here

   I haven't posted anything in over a year.  Sorry about that for those of you that actually look at my blog.  I've had alot going on just in the past 6 months.  First of all, my brother, Charlie passed away in April due to rejection from his lung transplant.  He also had a lung transplant in September 2010 due to cystic fibrosis.  I had many mixed emotions about him passing away.  I started blaming myself for him having the transplant in the first place.  Thinking that he would not have had the transplant without me convincing him to have it, but that wasn't the case at all.  He was on continuous oxygen and his portable tank only lasting 4 hours before having to be refilled.  It was just very hard for me to deal with his loss.  Then I felt like I wasn't there for my mom because I was an emotional mess.  I couldn't imagine losing one of your children.  You know "footprints in the sand" plaques, I totally felt like there was only one set of footprints in the sand because I knew that the Lord was carrying me.
    On a lighter note, I have finally found a new blog layout and I am currently working on it.  So it should be up before to long.  Thanks to all of you who have continually prayed for me and my family.  We couldn't have got through any of this without the prayers.

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