Monday, March 25, 2013

March 11-17 Week in Review

Sorry...I missed a week...but I didn't miss taking pictures.  This was Spring Break for The Bug, and even though I would have to have chemo I wanted to do something fun with her.  We took a mini vacay to Dallas, and visited the Arboretum.  I think I might need to have a post devoted to that trip, because the flowers looked amazing...they had over 500,000 tulips! Oh well onto this week in review!

Monday - Here is a selfie I took at the Arboretum.  I was sitting on some really cold concrete, but I didn't care I was right in front of an amazing bed of tulips and daffodils.  Let me just say...having a bald head on a windy day a person really should wear a hat with ear flaps.  I had to borrow a scarf and wrap it around my head then top it off with my favorite hat.  After doing this I could have spent another 6 hours tiptoeing through the tulips!

Tuesday - This was just another infusion day.  I think you guys might be exposed to several pics of the shoes I choose to wear to chemo.  This was an uneventful day...I showed up...sat in my recliner... received my drugs...and went home.  I had one the nurse that supervised my first chemo with my port.  She is very thorough...while being hilarious as well.  It is always nice to have a sweet, funny or talkative nurse.  It makes the infusion process go so much quicker.  Wow for a simple infusion day I had lots to say!

Wednesday - My Mom finished this puzzle...and she had been working on it for a WHILE!  She was very excited when she completed the puzzle so I thought it could be part of my Project 365.  Also I love the puzzle...the colors were amazing, and I am a huge fan of ribbon candy.  I also left the glasses on top of the puzzle, because my mom has glasses everywhere.  There are at least 2 pair in the kitchen...3 or 4 in the living room.  One pair next to each computer...2 in the in her get the idea.  It just tickles matter where I go in the house I am sure to find a pair of reading glasses.  Once my small print vision goes I will be covered in reading least 20 different pair!

Thursday - I love Throwback Thursday.  This was just one short year ago.  I was taking a pill form of my chemo and we took a road trip to St. Louis.  This pic tickles me because my mom is planking in a turtle mouth.  I also love this one because my sweet daughter is looking especially sweet in the turtle's head.  Best part we stumbled upon this turtle park because the line to go to the zoo was IN-SANE!!! We headed to the zoo early the next day...but I wouldn't trade our time at Turtle Park for anything!

Friday - I thought I might try my hand at an edited photo for Friday.  I have two windups...regular PacMan and a regular red Ghostie.  I changed the color on the ghost three times.  I wanted to have three ghosts chasing PacMan...and then three ghosts running from Super PacMan.  I was a little harder than I thought to recolor everything...but I like the way it turned out.   

Saturday - The Bug and I made almost St. Patrick's Day cupcakes.  The rainbows are Airhead Extremes. I saw this on Pinterest like 10,000 times.  They are pretty cute in my opinion, and according to my family...they were yummy too.  My favorite part was making them.  I got to spend some good quality time with my sweet girl.  I don't even care that the colors aren't exactly rainbow or that they are not standing up perfectly.  The joy was in the process not in the product!

Sunday - This pic cracks me you see the curious photobomber in the back?   The Bug and I ventured out with a little help from my Dad.  We went to see "OZ...the great and powerful."The movie was visually amazing.   So bright and whimsical and fantastic.  Let me just say...the flying monkey scared the beejeesus out of me!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Week in Review - March 4 - March 10

Today was round 2 of my third cycle of Abraxane and I feel wretched!!!  Usually I feel a little punch drunk...but this time I get to be light headed...jelly legged...and sooooo sick to my stomach.  I hope I wake up tomorrow and this has changed.  I don't do nauseous well AT ALL!

So...I thought to get my mind off my stomach I would write up my "Week in Review" for Project 365. I am impressed that I haven't missed a day yet.  So days I don't leave the house so those have been a particular challenge.  Oh well here's my week in review...

Like I said I don't really leave the house very often so this picture is actually a picture of a picture I liked in a catalog.  These are some shirts from Coldwater Creek and I love that they are in rainbow order!

Tuesday was treatment day and after I really wanted some Lemon Pie...luckily my favorite bakery had these little individual lemon pies.  It was so good...I didn't have one today...maybe the lemon helped settle my chemo tummy.  That would be nice!  Yes I must eat this lemon stomach neeeeeds it STAT! I also love how the pie looks.  I mean the twisty lemon on top of the whipped cream.  It was ALMOST too pretty to eat.

I got to have a chest x-ray on Wednesday.  I have continued to have trouble getting short of breath.  It is NOTHING like before...but to resume life as I like it being short of breath at all is not a happy thing.  My doc called and I have no effusions.  This is great news...sort of...if I am holding no fluid around my lungs...why do I lose my breath?  Oh well...I guess I'll just try to resume normal activity and try to build up some breath stamina.  Is that a thing?  I think it is.

This is my favorite.  On Instagram I try to participate in Throwback Thursday.  Thursday is a day that I usually do not leave the I am scrambling for something to photograph.  Enter Throwback Thursday...and I can use any picture I have taken...EVER.  This week I used one of my favorite pictures of "The Bug."  We were at the duck pond and I called her name with my camera primed to click.  She turned around and I was able to capture pure joy in my opinion.  She is so happy.  She is spending time with animals...a pastime that continues to be a favorite of hers to this day.  I think I have this picture in at least three rooms of my house.

"The Bug" was so tired of yelling out "Beetle"  she made up her own game.  She now just yells out unusual colors.  VWs don't count because they are usually odd colors...not ours of course...she is a gorgeous metallic light blue.  So our week was punctuated by "GREEN!"  "YELLOW!" "REALLY UGLY ORANGE!!!!!!"  I saw this car in the parking lot of my oncology building.  "The Bug" lost her boyfriend this week so I took this picture to cheer her up.  Why do boys have to be so stupid sometimes?

Saturday my aunt I I went out to Funky Finds.  There were all these super cool vendors who made everything they were selling.  After looking at all the lovely handmade things.  We headed to the "Cattle Barns"  lovingly called the "flea barns" by my mother.  This is where people show their cattle during the stock show.  So the barns still smell a little like cattle if ya know what I mean.  I didn't buy anything, but I found this urn filled with swizzle sticks and couldn't resist snapping a picture of all the cool colors!

Sunday we headed to Dallas for a visit.  I love the Dallas skyline.  It is so unique and since I have spent every Thanksgiving in Dallas...since forever...once I catch a glimpse of "Buddy Ball" I know we are close to our final destination.  We spent Sunday night in Dallas so we could head out to The Arboretum...bright and early...but those pics will be part of next weeks review!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Week in Review

I am doing something with my pictures this year.  I am trying to take a picture each day that sums up the day.  It is called Project 365, and so far I have not missed a day.  I thought I might post my weeks photos here for all to see.  I don't have lots to say...chemo...cancer wise so I thought this would be a way to keep this blog active.  I also have some crafty things in the works and will share those here also.  Sorry I haven't been around...I just haven't had much to say!
To the Moon and back,
What an unfortunate mishap with the pause button...
and when standing next to such a beautiful woman...
sorry Dustin!

The Bug working on her Arroz con Leche recipe for school

Just let somebody call my dog stupid...
she has the spectacles to prove her brilliance!
Time in the backyard admiring the pansies!
Trip to Ulta...I think I might have an addiction to make-up!
A friend posted this on Facebook...and I couldn't resist
Man on a trampoline...WHEEEEEEE....Bounce!
Woke up feeling creative...product...
the e-LOVE-phant
Chai tea for me...and a S'more in a Jar for dessert
A fabulous outing with The Bug
we both made bears...we both
passed on the underpants!