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

Sleepy

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

Holidays

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.
I VOTED EARLY!!!

Sorry the post is so short I'm tired.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

NaBloPoMo

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.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/oprahs-favorite-things-2012_n_2036457.html#slide=1697572  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!!
http://www.thedailytay.com/

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.
http://cfhusband.blogspot.com/2012/11/november-1-update.html


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