Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday Sept.3

Maddie is 5 weeks old now.
So serious!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. I have been back in the hospital and was very very sick again. Feeling a little better but not a lot. Started gaining weight again but it was fluid, and they drained off 40 pounds of it again. Hanging in there! Thank you Sandee for emailing me and checking on me. It meant so much. Now on to Wordless Wednesday.

Since I've been away three weeks------

Maddie is a month old.

The terrible 2s have hit Lily Big Time, complete with painting the bathroom with red fingernail polish.

I celebrated my 54th birthday.

Cake made by future DIL - Jenny.

Kenzie turned 8.

My swollen feet hurt!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. You know you're old when __a trip to Walmart feels more like a mini vacation________.

2. My heart is divided between __my husband________ and __my family________.

3. _More Money and a vacation_________ is what I need RIGHT NOW!

4. I have felt the _love of a good man_________, I have known the depths of _the bottom of my soul with a bad man_________.

5. Gah, won't these people _just go ahead and give me a new liver_________.

6. Make things right in your life and learn to be happy with what you have__________ as soon as you can!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _getting some rest____, tomorrow my plans include _my family coming to cook me a birthday dinner (homemade lasagna)____ and Sunday, I want to _spend time with my son and his fiance before they go back home____!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Dino vs the Gorilla
More tests...this time on my heart (new complications)
Maddie - 1 week old

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I'm a happy grandma again. She didn't wait to be induced, she was born July 21,
11:12 PM
8 Pounds, 3 Ounces
19¼ Inches
Madelyn Faith (aka Maddie)

I'm home from the hospital, will write about that later. Too tired right now.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Tomorrow, I will be going in the hospital for more tests. It is just another part of what I have to do to get put on the transplant list. I will be there overnight.


They are inducing my DIL tomorrow morning, so I will be a grandma by the time I get back home. That's right.... Maddie's coming!!!! Can't wait to meet her.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings #286

  1. Flicker :: candle, Flickr

  2. Styling :: hair salon

  3. Episode :: digital chapter

  4. Sexier :: curvier

  5. Studious :: smart

  6. Mushroom :: toadstool, pizza

  7. 8 minutes :: exercise

  8. Bald :: Bruce Willis

  9. Immunity :: Reality tv

  10. Sectioned :: divided

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

Friday Fill-Ins

1. If I could be a fly on the wall I would watch out for large flying plastic things that make me go Splat . I honestly would not want to be a fly on any one's wall.

2. Jealousy is a little green monster that ruins relationships.

3. When I see a shooting star my wish would be that I survive my liver transplant and watch my grand babies grow up.

4. I'd rather be rich, slim, and healthy than broke, fat, and sick any day!

5. Certain songs when I hear them make me wanna get up and dance.

6. If time were in a bottle I'd carry a bottle opener with me or break that bottle if need be, because I need more time.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching a movie with hubby who is cooking for us, tomorrow my plans include babysitting Lily and Sunday, I want to go take pictures at the lake!
Of course all this depends on Maddie, my newest grand baby whose Mom is dilated to 5 and she is trying to come into this world. We are all in 'Waiting' mode!
Origins Online (ELC)

Photo Friday / Flight

Photo Friday

What is your Bills IQ?

My friend Frances led me to this new website allows which you to enter your information according to credit, debt, budget, wealth, and lifeplan and then it calculates your Debt IQ. Mine is 72%. The quiz is free and only takes about three minutes.
Here is a shot of my results. It's like being in high school and wishing I had studied harder for the test. The sad part is before moving to Georgia, my score would have been much higher.
According to my debt IQ, I need to work on paying my debt down and make sure that all of my bills are paid off monthly. I find that almost impossible since we moved here and hubby took a crap just just for the insurance. According to the site's info, credit cards can sometimes take up to 15 years to be paid off if you pay the minimum payment. I normally paid my credit cards off every month, but there have been a couple of months where I would let it ride and just paid the minimum. Thank goodness, I no longer use credit cards. There are so many Americans drowning in Credit card debt. It spans across economic lines. If you find yourself in this position it may be time to take the BillsIQ quiz. It may be time to get Credit counseling .
It is hard to think about the future when food and necessities are important. And all these doctor co-pays. So take the quiz and tell me if you are you financially fit? My goal is to get through this surgery and go back to work, so our bills will always be paid on time like they used to be. I want my bill score to be 95% or better next time I take this quiz.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

cleaning / freebie / Question

I have twenty sheets just like this each containing 2 Listerine White Strips and a $3.00 coupon. That's 40 sheets and a lot of coupons.
The 1st person to send me an email (on right side of page), gets them free. We are short on money, so they will not mail out until the first of next week, I just do not need them.
Today is National Hot Dog Day! How do you like your hotdogs? What do you put on them?

Wordless Wednesday

Found while walking the dog this morning.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Deals and Dorks

Baghaus Clearance SALE! UP to 60% Off Selected Styles.

I absolutely love this bag....... It was $50 now on sale for $16.99.

Today is BE A DORK DAY so... all you dorks out there- Rise Up and proudly be who you are.

Monday, July 14, 2008

??? help please

Has anyone else had problems with entrecard sites? I have gotten two viruses from Entrecard sites in the past three weeks. It took me five hours Saturday night and a lot of cursing (which I don't do a lot of) getting rid of a trojan. It came up as soon as I opened the page. If you open a page and it immediately gives you a virus scan called "antivirus xp 2008", it is not a virus scanner but a trojan virus. You have to manually remove it and all the steps take hours and some of it in safe mode. Now I'm not sure if I want to keep using Entrecard or not. So my question is- Is Entrecard worth it? Why?

Also I am such a blogger dummy. Can anyone tell me how to do this-

I want to have tabs at the top of my page. How do I do that? For the life of me I can't figure it out. Thanks in advance!

Deals and Bargains

Geez I love Current Catalog! Just a few things I found there today!

These Scented Wax Tarts in apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice make me think of the holidays coming sooner than we think. They come in a package of two. They were 3.99 and now only 99cents.

Beverage Can Caps These come in a 3pk. Great to keep in the car, in your beach bag, wherever you go. Were $3.99, now only 99cents.

You can win a $100 PETCO gift card by registering your pet here for free. Really cool site with awesome pet stories and photos.
Photobucket These light up ice cubes are awesome. Just freeze them (or not) and turn on the small interior bulb by tapping the ice firmly on a hard surface. Each light will last approximately 12 hours. Includes 12 assorted color Light-up Ice Cubes. Save up to 90% off retail everyday at on Videos, CD's, Housewares, Toys, Tools and much more.

40% off select items from Vera Bradley

Manic Monday / Bug

This is my bug -my LilyBug

Collectibles Today Annual Sale - up to 40% discoun

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings #285

  1. Intimated :: been so long I can't remember

  2. Brush :: Tooth

  3. Masquerade :: Mardi Gra

  4. Procedure :: something I have too many of lately.

  5. Tattoos :: Have 2, wish I had 2 more.

  6. Square :: SpongeBob

  7. Tuck :: Tummy

  8. Boyfriend :: Husband

  9. Badass :: Dexter, love to hate him!

  10. Thousand :: Oaks, CA.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday's Feast #196

Feast One Hundred & Ninety Six


When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed?
One month ago, I had a trim.


Name one thing you miss about being a child.
Not having any worries, being carefree. As adults, we tend to worry about way too much.


Pick one: butter, margarine, olive oil.
Olive oil..... started using olive oil about five years ago. Much better for you than butter.

Main Course

If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why?
Spanish, because finding a job is much easier if you are bilingual in Spanish these days. Plus my SIL is Spanish, and she teaches my nieces both English and Spanish. My brother is also fluent in Spanish. It's a little embarrasing when a 3 yr old knows more than you do.


Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be…
Post liver transplant, back to work, and doing much better in so many ways, and ALIVE!

Up to 60% off at BabyCenter Store

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Oh, I can't wait until I have a _liver transplant_____.

2. _Bottled water___ is the first thing I see when I open my refrigerator.

3. I never leave home without _my wallet________.

4. If I were a condiment, I would be _ketchup_____ because _I would be the powerful color of red and almost everyone would love me_____.

5. _Fake people and waiting in long lines______ is really high up on my list of pet peeves.

6. The last thing I thought of before I went to bed was _my granddaughter Lily _.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _staying in and watching a movie ____, tomorrow my plans include _paying bills and going to the grocery store and cooking with hubby____ and Sunday, I want to _go to a new church and then to the park____!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Catching up....

The sun is starting to shine in my world again.

I have so neglected my blogs lately. Some days I just want to do nothing! Had way too many of those days lately. I'm trying (with no luck) to get someone local to take me back and forth to Atlanta several times in the next two months. They had a restructure where hubby works, and he is on straight days for the next few months. Not good timing at all. But at least they kept him, as several got the boot. If all else fails, I will put an ad in the local classifieds.

And I have almost completely stayed away from my cooking blog, because the thought of food just nauseated me. But..... I am feeling better. Still swelling again though.

Sorry I haven't been entrecarding much, and although I have done some memes, I haven't been visiting the blogs of others. But that will change now. Hubby will be off on Sat and Sun so probably won't be online much those days. Anyway, I am trying to catch up on everything, even bills.... and none of it is easy. But trying is my first step. Laters, Sandy