Friday, June 26, 2015

On Small Leap For Funny #FunnyFriday June 2015

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s AWESOME picture. It was submitted by The Momisodes (

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1. Okay. We came. We conquered. Now what?

2. Are you sure we are safe? I mean did you hear that noise over there?

3. I don't get what the big deal is? Doesn't seem like that giant of a leap.

4. We climbed Everest. We conquered the moon. We swam with sharks. What is next on the list?

5. The moon is cool and all, but LOOK at that Dinosaur exhibit. I mean is that a T-Rex egg?!

Now go forth and laugh with other Funny Friday posts:

Confessions of a part-time working mom (
The Momisodes (
Sanity Waiting to Happen (
Juicebox Confession  (
People Don’t Eat Enough Fudge (
Measurements of Merriment (
Southern Belle Charm (
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy (
Baking In A Tornado (
Someone Else’s Genius (

Friday, June 12, 2015

Medical Jargon #UseYourWords June 2015

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are: 
medical ~ terrifying ~ results ~ possibility ~ book
They were submitted by:       

Sometimes I get the e-mail with my words, and I think how on Earth am I going to put these together in a post. Other times I get the words, and I just instantly know. This was one of the times, that the words instantly spoke to me. They fit perfectly into my life. Thank you for such wonderfully appropriate words, Carol! 

If you have been following my blog, then you know that I have had my share of medical struggles. I have even had a few medical triumphs. Lately, I have been working with numerous doctors, to try to figure out the medical mystery that is me. I really wish Dr. House were real. I could most certainly use him, and I am quite certain I could keep him and his team busy.

I was talking to my good friend Karen recently, and we discussed how I could write a book, based on my life. Sometimes, I don't believe my life, and I am the one actually living it. Sometimes it is a good disbelief, and other times it is not so good. 

Recently, my doctor and I have been working very hard to figure out exactly what is causing some of my worst symptoms. I had not really spoken out about it, but based on some of my symptoms, I was terrified of many of the diseases that were a possibility. I spent weeks terrified I had early onset Alzheimer's. I am very happy to say that has been marked off the list of possibilities. 

We still don't have a concrete explanation of what exactly is going on, but we have gotten some answers. I am undergoing more tests, and I must say it is terrifying waiting for the results of each test, but I want answers so badly. I am tired of not knowing why my body is doing the things it is doing. 

Lately, I have been going to this local oncologist for two and three iron infusion treatments a week. I was terrified at first, but it is a wonderful office, and the nurse is great. I just sit there and watch movies, while gunk is pumped into my veins. I hate the treatments, but I need them, so I deal. I will be grateful when next week is over. I have three more treatments in a row, and then I get to get tested. If the results are good, I will get to cut back on the frequency of treatments. I am hoping for one or two treatments a month, versus two or three a week. 

I also have to go to the hospital next week, and spend the day there undergoing tests. I am really not looking forward to it, but I am hoping we get more answers we need. The doctor said I may need to stay overnight, so please keep your fingers crossed for me. I would really rather not end up in the hospital overnight. 

The biggest medical news I have received back from all the tests I have been undergoing, is that I have an invasive arachnoid cyst on my brain. It is quite large and impacting three areas of my brain. Occipital, Parietal, and Temporal. It is having a major impact on me. It may even be the answer of some of biggest mysteries. I am waiting to get in with a specialist. She comes highly recommended, and I have been assured if anyone can help me, it is her. My doctor feels it is inoperable, but is hopeful this specialist will be able to work some magic. 

So, yes, lots going on medically with me, but nothing I have been unable to handle. I am staying strong and pushing onward. I have come too far to even think of giving up now. Besides, I have a party to plan for a two year old. Yes, two years. Can you believe Gigi is going to be two soon? I surely can't. I am not ready, but ready or not here it comes! 

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend! Now, take a wander to all the other Use Your Words posts! Enjoy!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Baking In A Tornado                                
Spatulas on Parade                          
The Momisodes                                          
Stacy Sews and Schools                
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                             
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy                    
Battered Hope                                
Southern Belle Charm                       
Someone Else’s Genius                     

Friday, June 5, 2015

Open Door Policy #SecretSubjectSwap June 2015

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 16 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

My “Secret Subject” is:
When one doors closes, another opens – has this happened to you?
It was submitted by:     

This has happened to me more times than I can count. It has been a constant and continuous occurrence in my life. I am always telling people to look for the newly opened door or window. With every missed opportunity, are other new opportunities. I am all about silver linings. I am blessed with the knack to find them, sometimes in the oddest of places.

This actually happened to me recently. I really wanted something to happen. I wanted it so badly. In the end, it didn't happen, and I was quite sad. Almost instantly, I met somebody that brought a new and much better opportunity in my life. I am so grateful the first door closed. This new opportunity has made my life so much happier. 

I think sometimes we focus so much on doors that close, we don't see the new doors that open. I try to always remind myself to look for other doors and windows. It not only helps dealing with the disappointment, but it tends to lead to much better things.

Everything happens for a reason. I am a firm believer in this. We don't always choose the right doors, but in the end we are given the doors we need most. 

I am so grateful I was given this subject. It is one of my favorite quotes of all time, plus it has enabled me to think back on blessings I have had in my life. I am so grateful. My life isn't perfect, and I have my struggles, but it is my life and I love it. 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado                                               
Spatulas on Parade                        
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                           
The Momisodes                                         
Stacy Sews and Schools              
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                            
The Lieber Family                                   
Battered Hope                      
Southern Belle Charm                       
Someone Else’s Genius                     
Silence of the Mom                  
Confessions of a part-time working mom                      
Small Talk Mama                                 
Searching for Sanity 


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