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Friday, July 25, 2014

"Fashion item Friday" #36 ~ Something Turquoise




We will be talking about this "item" (turquoise)
but first...


our

"Fashion item Friday"



C0-HOST


is


the



STATE OF UTAH

(or more specifically)

Pioneer Day






Utah is my home.  I've lived here majority of my days except for four years in the Seattle area.  I've lived in three counties in Utah:  Salt Lake County; where I was born and raised,  Utah County; while attending college and currently Davis County; the best!!  Feel free to click on the "Pioneer Day" lavender title to be taken to various websites about Utah and it's heritage and customs.

Yesterday was the State Holiday; "Days of '47" / "Pioneer Day" /  "24th of July".  It goes by any or all of those terms.  In 1847 the Mormon Pioneers first saw the Salt Lake valley/ or county.  As the population grows, there are more and more non Mormons, migrating to the state so Pioneer Day is a more well rounded term and of course my favorite "the 24th of July".  There is the 4th of July and the 24th of July here in Utah.  Works for me.

On the other hand, I was too weak to participate in any festivity yesterday but it was on my mind all day long.  On the 4th of July I slept through all the fireworks.  Yes, there are fireworks on the 24th, too.  As I prepare this post, I can hear neighbor kids shooting off legal fireworks, in celebration!



HAPPY 24TH of JULY to Utah
  (a day late)



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If you are interested in being a 
Co-Host 
on 
"Fashion item Friday"

please let me know via my email:
renae{at}simplesequins{dot}com



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Yuppers, this "something turquoise" is my silver and turquoise tear-drop diamond angled earrings.  They are fantastic and they were only $5 from the Paparazzi Jewelry line {see more about them HERE}  I think I have worn these earring on a post once a week for the past year.  I just love them.  Each time I come upon Paparazzi stuff, I can not find another pair similar.  This sounds like I am doing a review for them, ...but no.  I am just stating that I love these earrings.  They are just a touch of turquoise that I love.  Oh and the Utah state stone is not a turquoise, but it should be.  It is THIS stone of which I have zero knowledge or concern really.   So I'll just continue loving my turquoise earrings!









PS.  PLEASE PARDON MY LACK OF ATTENTION TO EACH OF YOUR BLOGS.  WHEN CHEMO RULES I HAVE TO OBEY.
I AM FEELING SLIGHTLY BETTER SO PERHAPS I WILL BE ABLE TO BE AROUND MORE OF YOUR POST TODAY AND THIS WEEKEND.
(crossing fingers)

OH AND PSS.  WILL YOU PLEASE FOLLOW ME ON GFC, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, 
YA KNOW JUST TO BOOST MY MOOD AND SUCH.  I'D GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.  I'VE BEEN STUCK AT 779 FOR FAR TOO LONG.
thank you!
(♥)




LINKING WITH:
PASSION FOR FASHION





Now it is your turn to join in the Hop!

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THE RULES 
{never fret, they are simple}
*  LINK UP EACH FRIDAY AND TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, FELLAS AND FASHION GALS ALL ABOUT IT!
* SHARE YOUR FASHION ITEM OR YOUR WHOLE ENSEMBLE OR WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO POST 
ABOUT BY LINKING HERE.  THOSE INAPPROPRIATE, WILL BE DELETED,  ...SO PLAY NICE.
* ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU LINK MY POST TO YOUR POST BY EITHER ATTACHING THE BUTTON OR  
'MY POST TITLE'  TO YOUR POST IN WRITTEN FORM 
AND LINKED BACK TO MY SITE / POST! 



 EVERYONE LINK & ENJOY!!!
 
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Day Late and a Dollar Short





hi Everyone!  Definitely a day late and hence the money can't catch up. The Drs determined at the hospital the other night that my blood gases drops when I am horizontal. So I must oxygen whenever I am resting in my bed and being flat.   I love it.  I wake refreshed.  Everyone of you have been so nice and patient over the past two weeks while my chemo symptoms run- a- muc!  Six more weeks and counting til chemo will be out of my body and never coming back {with the last fusion on 8/8}.  

But what else is coming back  or never going away is our "Fashion item Friday"  blog hop this Friday of course!  Please feel free to participate, get to know others and perhaps even follow me on GFC.  yes, I'd love that. (if you haven't already).  ♥








the pic?

Oh, just for the heck of wanting to look simply like this so dang badly.  
(six more weeks --- Yay!)




LINKING WITH:
TRES-CHIC FASHION THURSDAY



THE HOME 
OF

IT GOES PUBLIC  TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME.

  
Everyone is invited!

 
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

With Friends Like That Who Needs Enemas?


hi Everyone!   Sunday afternoon I was rushed off to the hospital with a sharp and binding pain in my left rib cage.  Could have been one of three things; heart attack, blood clot or bowel blockage.  The pain started in my rib cage but quickly radiated up into my shoulder and across my shoulder blade.  There are many clinics or hospitals near by me but I wanted to be seen at the Huntsman / U of  U Hospital.  The  medics gave me something that knocked out the pain but we still had to see what was causing it.  

The doctors ordered many tests; heart ekg, ct scans, blood labs, ex-rays etc. etc.  They said my blood showed I had blood clots somewhere in my body.  But the ct scans were out of focus so they decided to keep me overnight and see if the pain was better by morning and then run the ct scan again.  They repeated the ct scan on Monday morning but found zero clots in my lungs

Happily, I can report that the pain was gone by morning.  It was grand and I mean GRAND, case of constipation.  Enema to the rescue!  (seriously) 

I got home on Monday afternoon and decided to take a nap.  

You guys ! = I fell asleep at 6:30 pm after texting my family and neighbors.  I woke up at 3:30 am and had to rush to the potty (I had to do #1).   I had slept nine hours!  What the HECK?  I realized I needed to take my bedtime pills, did so and zonked again until 7 ish am.  I was in my bed sleeping for over 13 hours.  Ya, tired!!!!

So once again a strange event related to dear chemo/ breast cancer!  I felt like I had been at the Huntsman all weekend; there for chemo on  Friday, there for the nuelasts shot on Saturday and then there again on Sunday to be evaluated and on Monday for the victory --- the enema.  

Do you recall the infection I had last week? (fever of 101.1?) Well the antibiotic they prescribed made me nauseated so I took a stronger pill causes binding constipation.  I had been constipated for days but they had to rule out the heart and the lungs first because they are more serious organs.  MY GOSH YOU GUYS,  I have just about had it!!!

I'm ok now,  The yeast infection in my mouth - GI tract is back so that is fun and games again.  Just know that chemo is so difficult and it has so many avenues.  I think I have had enough for a while.   Next one is August 8th and I can NOT wait to get it over with.   Then it's adjacent 21 days are going to be counted down to, let me tell ya ==== VICTORY!!!!!!!








I SO APPRECIATE YOUR CONCERNS AND PRAYERS VIA MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT.  
NEXT TIME - IF THERE IS A NEXT TIME - AND YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT MY STATUS
YOU CAN USUALLY FIND CURRENT INFORMATION AT MY INSTAGRAM SITE.
SIMPLY CLICK ON MY 'LITTLE CAMERA ICON' UNDER "let's have some fun" FOR MY
INSTAGRAM INFO.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE ON INSTAGRAM IN ORDER TO SEE MY LATEST POST THERE via my blog.
Thank you!!!




I need to apologize for my absence on "Fashion item Friday".  I am so pleased that so many of you come so faithfully and work with our Co-Host when I am mysteriously absent.  I want to thank our Co-Host, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka-dots for her strength while I was "no - where man".    I love our little blog hop and that we are getting bigger and better every week.  It keeps me hopping and motivated when chemo dominates my life.  "Fashion item Friday" is my escape from dealing with reality of cancer and crud.   Thank you!


Friday, July 18, 2014

"Fashion item Friday" #35 ~ Sweet Friends



This is my 'item' this week
but first ...





hey Everyone!


Our



Co-Host



today


is



Jennie


of


A Pocketful of Polka Dots

OH YOU GUYS, YOU HAVE GOT TO CLICK ON THIS POST AND GET A FULL 
VIEW OF HER DARLING FLORAL KITTEN HEELS PUMPS.  THEY ARE ADORABLE.  
I AM CRAZY IN- LOVE WITH THIS COLOR COMBO AND THOSE SWEET HEELS 
JUST BRING IT ALL TOGETHER!!!



PERSONALLY, I LOVE THIS MIX OF ANKLE STRAPPED SHEER MESH SIDED HEELS AND FLOWING TOILE 
WITH THE BLACK BELT.  IT IS A GREAT MIX OF PARTY, FUN WITH A HINT OF SHEER.  EACH OF JENNIE'S POST HAVE
A "READ MORE"  TAB TO SEE EACH OF HER POSTS PHOTOS.  PLEASE BE SURE TO CLICK ON 
HER "READ MORE" SO YOU DON'T MISS A BIT.




WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS CUTENESS, IS THE YOUNG FRESH CASUAL NATURE OF THIS 
FUN OUTFIT.  EVEN HER HAIR IS A BIT TOSSED TO BE MORE FITTING WITH THE FUN ENSEMBLE.
I JUST LOVE THIS LOOK ON JENNIE!



Jennie hails from South Carolina  where the weather is mostly cooperative; lucky gal.  What's more she has only been blogging a short time so she needs all sorts of blog love to come her way while being our Co-Host this week!!!  Don't be lazy you guys.  Go click on all of her titles and go deep into each of her fabulous posts.  I am thrilled to have her be our Co-Host today and we can all take time to get to know her cute style.  The name of her blog is a bit of a misnomer however, cuz I ain't seeing many polka dots.  I guess she is keeping them in her pockets? lol

These are her social sites she would love for you to join.


Ooops, spoke too soon. Most of her socials sites profile pics has her
wearing a black with white polka dot top.
"my bad."




PLEASE GET TO KNOW JENNIE AND CONGRATULATE HER ON BEING OUR

"Fashion item Friday" 

CO-HOST



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If you are interested in being a Co-Host on
"Fashion item Friday"

please let me know via my email at:
renae{at}simplesequins{dot}com  


Thank you!


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Perhaps not a fashion "item" today but when is love and appreciation not in fashion?  A half dozen, sweet ladies from my church came to my home on Wednesday afternoon and cleaned it spotless. Yes, they did!!!

I was sooooo appreciative of them and since I have been on bed rest for several days it was PERFECT timing!  When they left after about 2 hours of love, sweat and mild tears, I went to my bedroom to take a bit of a nap.  On my night stand was this little pink, girly package of sweetness.  I forwent my nap and read each of these sweet messages that all of the ladies in my church wrote to me from just last Sunday, when I couldn't be in church.  Each touched my heart so deeply.  This specific one that I am holding in this last pic, is especially sweet because this young mom of three, had leukemia when she was twelve and was bald for two years and was so brave at her age.

Wow!!!  Sweetness all over the place; candy, messages, friends, including each of you sweet followers in blogland, that I could NOT live without!







PS.  I CERTAINLY FEEL THE LOVE AND JOIN WITH OUR CO-HOST JENNIE AND ALL Y'ALL IN 
HAVING A FABULOUS 
"Fashion item Friday"
TODAY AND THIS WEEK END!

SURE LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

OH AND

I AM AT CHEMO TODAY, REMEMBER?

#5
BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!





LINKING WITH:




Now it is your turn to join in the Hop!

•  •  •




THE RULES 
{never fret, they are simple}
*  LINK UP EACH FRIDAY AND TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, FELLAS AND FASHION GALS ALL ABOUT IT!
* SHARE YOUR FASHION ITEM OR YOUR WHOLE ENSEMBLE OR WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO POST 
ABOUT BY LINKING HERE.  THOSE INAPPROPRIATE, WILL BE DELETED,  ...SO PLAY NICE.
* ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU LINK MY POST TO YOUR POST BY EITHER ATTACHING THE BUTTON OR  
'MY POST TITLE'  TO YOUR POST IN WRITTEN FORM 
AND LINKED BACK TO MY SITE / POST! 



 EVERYONE LINK & ENJOY!!!
 
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

I've Been Minding My Manners and



My temperature has been normal since Monday morning! Man, if anyone was scared, it was me.  I was told to stay in bed for all of Saturday and Sunday.  Well I took it one further and stayed down for Monday and Tuesday with just a few moments at the 'puter to see some of y'all!  I really have been minding my manners.  My biggest deal was I couldn't walk; I was that weak!  I decided to use a cane that was kicking around here from my husband's knee surgery days.  But yesterday, I didn't need it all at.  I didn't want to go to the Huntsman tomorrow with a cane and they would say "oh, oh if you are that weak, you had better have a week off."  But I am better, I am!



Do you do everything you can to stay on schedule?


Do you always follow all the rules?







THE PIC?  

JUST A THROW BACK TO LAST YEAR'S STOCK; ONE OF MY FAVES.
(SO Y'ALL DON'T FORGET WHAT I LOOK LIKE, LOL)

LINKING WITH:




THE HOME 
OF

IT GOES PUBLIC  TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME.

  
Everyone is invited!

 
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