Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Stealing 11/6/11

Sunday Stealing: The Madness Meme, Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?

Yes, and it usually did the trick.

2. What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated?

12 and I am happily married to the man :)

3. Ever been in a car wreck?

Yes. Nothing too major, thank God.

4. Were you popular in high school?

I am not really sure.

5. Have you ever been on a blind date?


6. Are looks important?

Not really.

7. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more


8. By what age would you like to be married?


9. Does the number of people a person’s slept with affect your view of them?

Maybe a little??? Just keep it to yourself.

10. Have you ever made a mistake?

Of course.

11. Are you a good tipper?

I am so-so. If I get bad service it will reflect in the tip. I have once left 2 cents and did not feel a bit bad about that. I don't make a habit of that, I usually leave 20 % - just don't ruin my dining experience!

12. What’s the most you have spent for a haircut?

When it comes to my hair I am so Low Maintenance! I use a box and do the color myself. I maybe go once or twice a year for a cut. The most I spent was when I decided to let a professional highlight my hair- $120 bucks and It looked like crap!

13. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?

I don't think so.

14. Have you ever peed in public?

I hate to admit it but Yes. Several times! I have been to a lot of outdoor concerts and there is no way my bladder can hold it long enough to stand in those crazy lines.

15. What song do you want played at your funeral?

Something upbeat... maybe Margaritaville :)

16. Would you tell your parents if you were gay?

Now that is a tough one. My parents are very "Old fashioned" that kind of news would kill them. I guess I would try to keep it a secret. Luckily I will never have to worry about that.

17. What would your last meal be before getting executed?

BW3 - wings and a large coke, topped off with a big piece of chocolate cake.

18. Beatles or Stones?

I like them both, but I will go with Stones.

19. If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who would it be?

Don't like this question!

20. Beer, wine or hard liquor?


21. Do you have any phobias?

Hate Clowns and Bats!!!

22. What are your plans for the future?

Start having Fun!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Stealing 10/16/11, Part 2

Sunday Stealing: The Questions Galore Meme, Part 2

Cheers to all of us thieves!

21. What was the last song you listened to that wasn’t sung in English?

Well Jeff is always talking in German and he played some sort of German war song the other day and then Abigail knows way more Spanish than I do and she sang me some song in Spanish - I never know what is going on in my own house.

It is way too Bilingual for me :)

22. One of our SS players generally leaves a critical comment on our memes. Which is fine. All’s fair. Do you let meme authors know when you hate their memes?


23. What TV show would you like to be on?

I think Jeff and I would do great on the Amazing Race.

24. What was the last video game you played?

Donkey Kong Wii

25. Have you ever been in a musical? If yes, do tell.

That just wasn't my thing.

26. Do you follow your own style or everyone else’s?

If I were a size 2 and 20 years younger I might be more stylish. Right now I want comfy, roomy, forgiving - Jeans, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Tennis shoes seem to please me. I did buy a pair of UGG boots a few years ago :)

27. What’s the last store you bought from?

Amazon, Love shopping there :)

28. In retrospect, have you ever let a person use you a lot?

I don't think so.

29. What are you doing two days from now?


30. Did you ever believe there were monsters in your closet?

When I was younger I worried there might be clowns in my closet. I hate clowns! I think I got that from a movie... (Poltergeist???) Anyway, I HATE Clowns!!!

31. When you graduated high school, did you let random people sign your yearbook or just close friends?

I think I remember passing it around the room and who ever wanted to sign it could.

32. Would you consider adopting a child that had a mental illness?

That would be tough, I would like to think I was the kind of person that could do that, but honestly... (Keep in mind that I am adopted), If I adopted I would want a boy and I would hope and pray they were ok. I don't think it would be fair to the girls I have now to take on such a challenge. So I guess the answer would be no.

33. Does thinking about death scare you?

For myself, No. For other family members, Yes.

34. If you died, do you believe that you go to Heaven or Hell and where would your spirit go?

Such a deep question for this early in the day!

35. Who did you last write a snail mail letter to and why?

A friend. Why?? To tell her what a cool chick she is and to Thank her for being a great friend.

36. Do you care what people say or think about you?

To some degree. But I am finding out the older I get the less I care about that stuff.

37. Have you ever been threatened?

Not really.

38. Which side of your family do you get most of your qualities from?

I think it is a good combo of both.

39. What was the last thing with alcohol that you drank?

I was outside working last Sunday. My 4 year old went into the garage to get herself a juice box. I asked her to bring me a drink and she came out with a beer. I did not want her to feel bad so I drank it ;)

40. Have you ever kept a relationship a secret?


Sunday Stealing 10/16/11, Part 1

Sunday Stealing: The Questions Galore Meme, Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

I missed last week so here we go....

1. Is there someone in your life you know you’d be better off without?

Mr. Arthritis!

2. Do you get criticized because of your body?

Not yet, it is only a matter of time :(

3. Did you kiss the last person you called?

I can't remember the last person I called... I really have not felt like talking too much lately. Let me think real hard for a second... Hmm, the CVS pharmacy guy - that would be a big NO.

4. When was the last time you danced?

Yesterday- how could you not dance to the Mickey Mouse Hot Dog Song :)

5. Do you keep in mind other people’s feelings?

Way too much.

6. If you have a hang nail, do you pull it or clip it?

Pull it

7. Who do you want to forget?

Not who but what - Winter, which will be here before we know it.

8. Who was the last person to send you a letter?

A real letter??? I miss those so much :( I guess it was from the Dewitts, my neighbors and friends from Speedway.

9. Who did you last tell to shut up?

I have always hated the word shut up. I could not tell you the last time I used it. A very long time ago. Such an ugly word!

10. What’s the last thing that you smelt that smelt bad?

A jar of veggie juice that the husband made and left to spoil in the fridge -Yuck!

11. What’s your favorite cereal?

12. How do you feel when people lead you on, but they don’t even like you?

I am pretty clueless to stuff like that.

13. Could you live without sunlight?


14. What’s something you know is bad, but you want to do it anyway?

Drink a little drink, Smoke a little smoke ;) It usually only happens once a year if I am lucky. Oh, when I say smoke - it is cigars people!

15. What was the last thing you lied about?

Well I hated to do it, but... I sorta lied to the girls. Because of Jeff and his cancer we had to postpone our Disney trip. We told the girls it was because of hurricane Irene which was actually passing through Florida at that time.

16. Do you regret anything you’ve done in the past week?

Lets see.... I regret that 3rd slice of pizza, that second doughnut and my new addiction to Mcdonalds Sweet Tea. Hopefully, next week will be better!

17. What was the last movie you bought?

Tangled (I will admit, I LOVE this movie!)

18. What is a sport you would like to do?

Golf, but I do not have the patience.

19. When was the last time you felt like crying?

Lately, it has been often. :'( I just want Jeff feeling better!

20. Have you ever wanted to kill someone (not that you actually do it)?

All the time! Every time I hear a child abuse or animal cruelty story I honestly want to kill the people responsible.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The C Word

Well in case anyone has wondered where I have been here is the past few weeks in a nutshell.

Back in mid-August Jeff was having some neck pain. He thought he was having pain from bulging disks so he was going to have an MRI done. He works in Medical Imaging so one night he asked the Ultrasound tech if she could scan over his neck to check his carotid arteries for plaque. (They were basically having a slow night and it was something to do to make the time pass quicker). She told him his arteries looked fine but there was something there that should not have been there, an oblong shaped Mass. God Bless her for doing this!

To make a long story short, he had his MRI and then they did a CT Scan. There was something there and they decided they had to do a biopsy to make sure it wasn't cancerous. We were told that more than likely it was just a benign cyst and we assumed that too because he wasn't having any symptoms.

While this was going on we were getting ready to go on our much planned and highly needed Vacation trip to Disney and Destin. I am sure you Disney Moms know all the planning that goes into getting ready and making all the reservations so you have that "Magical" Experience. Anyway, we were not even considering the possibility that the biopsy would be bad news. We were less than a week until our trip, the biopsy was over - no results for about 3-4 days. I had finished all of the packing and we were ready!

We finally got the results. Atypical cells were found. According to the Mayo Clinic,

Atypical cells are cells that appear abnormal under a microscope, but they aren't necessarily cancerous. The presence of atypical cells is sometimes referred to as "dysplasia." Many factors can make normal cells appear atypical, including inflammation and infection. Even normal aging can make cells appear abnormal.

Now, this was Not the results we were anticipating! What they wanted to do was surgically remove the mass and then do a more involved biopsy. Now at first I was really worried and upset but then I got to thinking about things and I really felt that and believed that this was still "Nothing" Jeff was thinking the same thing. We decided to post-pone our trip for about 1 month and get this all taken care of. Jeff had his surgery and at his follow -up appointment the next week we got the news. The dreaded C word! When the Doctor told us it was as if an elephant had stepped on my chest. I am not a crier, I will usually only cry when I am alone. The doctor had to get the tissue box for me.

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Now if you had to get Cancer I guess you could say that this is the one you would want. (I know, that is like saying I would rather be hit by Mike Tyson over Muhammad Ali) We caught this at a very early stage, Jeff started Chemo last week. He has to go through 8 Chemo treatments followed by radiation. I always knew he was a tough guy but I had no idea just how strong and tough he was until now. He is handling himself so well and I am so proud of him. He always knows what to say to make me feel better, He worries more about me and the kids than himself. I hate seeing my 'Rock" sick!

I sat next to Jeff while he was getting his first Chemo treatment. I was trying to read a book, but I spent most of my time looking around the room. Looking at the other patients, at their family members and how they were comforting their loved one, but mostly I was keeping my eye on Jeff. He did not look at all nervous or scared like some of the other patients in the room. I kept asking him if he was ok, (he hates that) I really did not notice any change in him until the nurse came with a large syringe of "Red Stuff" Adriamycin AKA Red Devil. I was watching him during the injection and I noticed his eyes change, I knew he was feeling something - and then came more tears from me, the girl that does not cry. I hate that he is having to go through this! He has had such a rough year, I guess you don't question why things happen ~ I believe things happen for a reason.

Things are pretty hard right now. The girls know something is going on, their Disney trip was postponed twice ( they handled that great ) , but they know Daddy is not feeling good - Yesterday was Caroline's 4th Birthday and when she made a wish before blowing out her candles she wished that everybody was not sick anymore. Again, me the non-crier has to blame her allergies on my watery eyes.

We are hoping and praying this is all over with by Christmas. We have already rescheduled our trip to celebrate Jeff being a Cancer Survivor! Prayers are Welcome!

Sunday Stealing 9/25/11

Sunday Stealing: That Meme That's Going Around

A. Age: 43

B. Bed size: King

C. Chore that you hate: Washing dishes

D. Dogs: Panzer, our 7 month old German Shepherd

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee

F. Favorite color: Green

G. Gold or Silver: White gold or Platinum :)

H. Height: 5'10"

I. Instruments you play: I am musically challenged - none :(

J. Job title: Momma, and CT/ Radiology Tech

K. Kids: 2

L. Live: Indiana

M. Mother's name: Colleen

N. Nicknames: T

O. Overnight hospital stays: Too many to count, at least 50

P. Pet peeve: Laziness

Q. Quote from a movie: From the movie Tombstone

Josephine: I'm a woman, I like men. If that means I'm not "lady-like", then I guess I'm just not a lady! At least I'm honest.

Wyatt Earp: You're different. No arguin' that. But you're a lady alright. I'd take my oath on it.

R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: none

T. Time you wake up: Between 5:30 and 6:15 am

U. Underwear: Always, lady Jockey for me

V. Vegetable you hate: lima beans

W. What makes you run late: The Kids

X. X-Rays you've had: Too many!

Y. Yummy food that you make: Most people like my Mac and Cheese and Chocolate chip Cookies

Z. Zoo animal: Tiger