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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Way Too Cute

My husband's uncle sent this one to me. I thought it was way too adorable to not share. I am heading to the college tomorrow to turn in my essay and application on why I want to attend the college of nursing. Then I'll know by May 1st if I was accepted. I am pretty excited about it. I will be gone all day. When I get back I am heading straight to my daughter's grade school to bring treats for her Valentine's party. I'm guessing I'll be pretty tired when I get back. If I don't get many cards dropped for all you Entrecarders please know that I'll be back at it Saturday!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Husband's Favorite Koozie

My husband uses this pretty much everyday. He claims it to be his favorite Koozie. It makes me laugh. I love to research pretty much everything. I like to get answers. I am pretty determined so this is not all that inaccurate. lol ;)

The New Me

I realize after getting so sick and going through everything I went through I really am a different person. I have mentioned before being stronger which is very true. I know I can handle more than I used to think I could. I think I matured though. I matured a lot and really changed the way I look at life. Not everything is handed to you on a silver platter. Things don't always go just the way you set for them to go. You adjust. You adapt to what life throws your way and hopefully when you look back on it all you can be thankful for the lessons you've learned. Am I thankful I had cancer? No. I wouldn't say thankful for it. I would rather have not had to deal with all that, especially for my family's sake but I am thankful for everything I have learned and the person I have become. I'm closer to my husband than ever before. I don't take a single day for granted. I don't take any person for granted. I love more than I ever did in general. I appreciate my own life and honestly am just thankful for the simple things too. Just breathing is a gift. Life gets hard sometimes and still I have days where I'd rather just throw in the towel. Those are fleeting thoughts. They come and they go. I realize they are normal. You have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue on in this journey we call life.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Wonderful Girls

I am such a blessed mommy. I was just reading an article on MSN about four daughters who all got engaged and who are all getting married in one calender year. The oldest is 29, the youngest 23. I thought to myself how one day this could be me! Now the chances of them all marrying at once are slim to nill...but still, I will deal with four weddings. We are always getting picked on about that. Random people in super markets or on the street will gasp "You have four daughters??" I answer yes and then they chuckle and say "Oh the weddings will be expensive" or something along those lines. I guess I cannot relate to all that though. I am not one to think those things have to be extravagant. I mean, I didn't have a really expensive wedding. I didn't want to go into marriage with thousands of dollars of credit card debt. I am really at heart a simple girl. I wanted a nice dress and a simple wedding. My grandfather was the pastor who married us at our church. A dear friend found my vintage gown. It was so beautiful. It was just the kind of thing I was looking for. I love history and I love vintage wedding gowns. I am not talking the big bows of the 80's. I am talking much further back. I am not sure exactly. It was gorgeous though and not expensive. We had the reception at my church as well. The most expensive part of the wedding was probably the rehearsal dinner. Even my wedding cake was made by my grandmother. If you saw that cake you would think it cost $1000. It was huge with stairs and a water fountain. She makes wedding cakes. It was her gift to me. I got lucky I suppose. It won't be that way with my girls. My grandfather passed away in 1996 but I do have a ton of preachers in the family.

I do have some gorgeous girls. I love them and one day I know they'll want to get married. The money isn't the hard part. It's the letting go that's got me worried. ;)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Guess What I JUST Realized?

That's right. Today is February 8th. The day I got my clear PET scan results. The day I knew I was cancer free. ONE year! I am officially a one year survivor today. I think now that it has dawned on me I feel a bit emotional. I need to bake a cake, or something!! Feels like a birthday. It feels like a real milestone to me. I knew it was coming up but I sort of lost track. It just hit me. I can now use the one year survivor ribbon. I have been holding on to this picture since I got my first clear scan! Yeah!!!

Weekend Awards

Maybe I'll start posting awards on the weekends. I am terrible about doing this. I always want to wait until I have a few but by then I inevitable forget to do it. By the time I remember it seems too late. Regardless I have recently received two awards. I got this one from Angelika. Check out her blog. It's a great read.

The Three in One award denotes, “Blogs of attitude and gratitude, a member of a proud sisterhood, and a best friend of all blogs.”

The Rules are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and or gratitude.
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let winners know they have received award.
5. Link to this post and the person from whom you received the award.

10 blogs mmmm? Well I'll nominate 10 that I read on a regular basis.

1. Diary of a Cancer Patient (I haven't seen a new post in a while but she's pregnant after having had cancer. I'd love to hear an update!)

2. Domestic Scientist

3. Guy's Wife

4. Happy To Be Called Mommy

5. Health Nut Wannabe Mom

6. Jiggety Jig

7. Memoirs of a Mommy

8. On the Verge

9. Random Ramblings

10. Searching for My Inner Skinny