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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

It is Time ...






hi Everyone! 

During the past two months when chemo was finishing and radiation
was still dominating my life,
I realized that I am an old woman
with
breast cancer
that still has to fight
for several more months
(into May of 2015 still with iv meds and pills). 


I miss my family! 
I want to spend every possible moment with them.


I was 'chemo sick' all summer!
I missed out on many family experiences and
I want this winter to be full of
joy, laughs and kisses with my
grandchildren.

chemo has changed me.
It brought me
near  to death and
I have realized I must spend more time
with my little grandchildren while I can.


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I may be just fine and survive beautifully, but in the 
meantime, I want my husband, family, bowzer and real life
to be more consistent.
They are who I want to spend my time
with because I treasure them and that is where my heart is.



My blog can wait.

I am taking a break from now until 
February 2, 2015.


Fashion ITEM Friday 
will resume in February, also.



If you would like to reach me
and / or
check on me

my email is:



or you may leave comment here in the comment sections of any of my pages or posts.

I will continue making occasional posts on Instagram.



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Love Love Love 
to each of you, my dear friends!


bye-bye, ...for a while




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Monday, November 3, 2014

just saying: Crazy Dayz




hi Everyone! Now seriously I am NOT COMPLAINING, I'm not!  Just stating a fact:  Since last week prior to our Trunk or Treat, I have been in constant catch up mode.  I have figured out that when the pain subsides from any of these medical treatments I have had, then I have energy and I start doing catch up on everything from organizing my bedroom closets,  o keeping the dishes done to paying bills on time at the beginning of the month and such and such and so on.

And I have figured out that much of my time is spent at this computer system my son in law has arranged, set or rigged up for me.  I am having moments when things don't move like silk and it gets to me.  Hence, the Crazy Dayz. 
 

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I will admit to this:
•  I do feel so much better now  -  finally  -  no more pain.
•  I do have energy again but stairs and longs walks are still a challenge
•  I am smiling more and that makes HM feel releaved {man, I cannot thank that man enough!}
•  Life is starting to get back to normal; less doctor appointments vs. more relaxed home life

I didn't have one minute today to create a photo shoot 
and 
tomorrow afternoon is Baby Z's 1st Birthday Party!!!!!  
Yes, sweet little troubled birth baby boy is lively and healthy 
and hasn't even had any type of illness at all in his first year after he 
spent his first week of life in the hospital!!!  




Oh how I love this little guy!
He is so full of personality, spunk and love!!!

You can also see this post on Instagram {HERE}



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GREAT TURN OUT!
I AM OFF TO VISIT YOU ALL
NOW !!!




Friday, October 31, 2014

"Fashion ITEM Friday" #48 ~ Happy Halloween





AND




My Fashion ITEM today:

HALLOWEEN

and bragging up my daughters is good! right?


{Numbers 1,2,3 & 5 are oldest daughters kids and
Numbers 4 and 6 are youngest daughters kids}
I WAS REALLY SCARY --- A DOCTOR!!!  MMWWHAHAAHHA, yes
and Captain Jack Sparrow is my oldest grand 'daughter' , ya she was Captain Jack.  LOL
My daughter's made most of these costumes for their kids.  
They are so and 'sew' creative!!!


OLDEST DAUGHTER WITH CUTE BABY Z  
{Minnie and Mickey}

YOUNGEST DAUGHTER (of 2) W/ BABY LML 
{Crook with her Loot,  see "$" on his tummy?}

Last night we went to our church's Trunk or Treat.  You know kind of a play on the term Trick or Treat, but it is more fun!  I love participating and sharing at a Trunk or Treat because it is done before Halloween (extra party) and it is done in the evening / dusk light so you can see all the cute costumes and the space is controlled in the parking lot where they are safe, everyone opens their trunks or the hatchbacks or whatever and shares candy with the children as they parade around the circle.  My daughter's families came too and we had a super fun time!!!  


Sure hope your HALLOWEEN will be / is fun!  
It is suppose to be Fun!  
The ghouls and the goblins can just take a hike!   
Maawwwhaaahaaa!!!





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ITEM
or
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

polyvore: Springtime in Autumn Finale







Springtime in Autumn
via

COAT  | HAT | EARRINGS | SCARF SHIRT | JEANS | WATCH | POLISH  | BOOTS | PURSE

hi Everyone!  Sure hope you don't mind seeing two polyvore posts in a row.  Sure hope not.  This is #4 in our renditions of boy-friend jeans going the distance.  This YELLOW coat was irresistible.  Then as I built up around it, I discovered the kid in me came out.  I sent it to publish and the next thing I knew I has selected (accidentally, for sure) a solid gray top that was like $200.  Gulp and yikes, so I switch it out for the hilarious Donald Duck face "Genius" rather, for around $21 instead.  Yes, it is more fun to have cool threads and not spend a fortune getting them.


Getting myself back to posing is not in the cards, right now.
RADIATION IS A BIT HARDER ON ME THAN I HAD PLANNED / HOPED.
It is over as far as getting the doses each day but the burning still burns and will for about 10 more days.  Ya?


What is your favorite item in this inspiring posts?




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AND AS A REVIEW...


#3 BOY-FRIEND JEANS GO DRESSY


BF Jeans Goes Hollywood  

via




#2  LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES

Let's Go To the Movies







BF Jeans Goes Shopping





Monday, October 27, 2014

polyvore: Boy-friend Jeans Go Dressy






BF Jeans Goes Hollywood
 via

JACKET  |  HAT  | EARRINGS | TOP | NECKLACE | BRACELET | JEANS | RING | CLUTCH | LIPSTICK | POLISHFLATS


hi Everyone!  This is #3 of "working" these boy-friend jeans.  I am loving the pointy flats because we have such lovely weather in Utah lately.  I am not a necklace-wearing gal but I love the look of chunky, icy stones over creamy lace.  But my fave item is the blazer!  I love it's Sgt. Pepper's / European military styling especially in the solid black, which is awesome.  I picked blue polish cuz nothin' else was blue.  Once again each item in these post are under $50 each.  Oh, I could find the items that cost more but I prefer to stay on my thrifty side of life and keep a more practical budget to these inspirations for all y'all.



What is your favorite item here?


Would you wear this ensem to what; dining out, art gallery or ...what?



please note:  earlier on monday the jacket link was defective.
it has been repaired showing the current price and location where it can be purchased.


 I have slightly done too much since radiation ended.
So I didn't get a new photo shoot done, yet.  Perhaps tomorrow.



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My Beige Clutch
from Charming Charlie via Savers
for 
FREE!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

blog hop: "Fashion ITEM Friday" #47







My Fashion ITEM today:

'CHARMING CHARLIE' BEIGE CLUTCH

It has quite the story.



Back in February, when the nearest Charming Charlie opened in the Station Park Mall, I was drooling over these clutches.  I wanted one sooooo badly because I wanted to build up my purse / hand bag part of my wardrobe.  Seeing these clutches in all sorts of styles, colors and the like {available HERE} , I was in hopes of getting at least just one.  However, they were then $20 and I felt that was entirely too much to spend on a little clutch.  HM gave me a watch for my Valentines present instead, but I sure wanted a clutch, too.  

So after months of being a shut in with the grueling misery of chemo, I finally had the energy to shop at Savers a few weeks ago {since chemo was done}.  ...and, what to my wondering eyes did appear? ... {no, not a sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer} but this clutch for  ...free!  Remember I still had a gift card from Savers from back in June, that I had not been able to spend yet due to being sick all ...summer .....LOOOOONG.

Man!  That is what I love about thrifting.  If you hope and wait (and suffer through chemo),(however not part of every requirement) your hopes and dreams will  ...awh  ...come true.  {queue angels singing}

  

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 this week at our hop!



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

polyvore: Boy-friend jeans, #2 "Let's Go to the Movies"






Let's Go To the Movies

hi Everyone!  Today's Polyvore's inspiration comes with movie tickets!  Well, your imaginary movie tickets that will go along with this imaginary ensemble I would be wearing or you might be wearing to the movies.  That turtle neck and cardigan would be perfect for me, because I am always cold in the theater.  The bag is the main influence for the 'movie' concept, of course, the big bag that smuggles in your own licorice or dum-dums or smarties. {lol}  I can imagine that movie theaters make half of their profit from the snack bar.  So a $20 bag with lots of lumpiness is the right choice for the movies, for all the goodies you can smuggle in, in it.  Oh, don't forget the Runts!



What is your favorite candy to munch during a movie?
MINE IS LICORICE; EITHER BLACK OR RED!



Did you notice I didn't say anything about any chocolate candy? 
SEE WHY BELOW



Here's why:   
Back when my daughters were tweens, we would take chocolate candy bars; 
Snickers, Reese's PB Cups, KitKat or the like, into the movie, 
smuggled in of course.
But we learned our lesson.  
As we're munching in the dark we didn't realize we're easily 
dropping bits of chocolate and when the lights came up, our jeans
 had tons of little specks of chocolate all over them and
in some areas it was smeared because we would cross and 
uncross our legs, move around, etc.  
So no more chocolate candy bars at the movies!  
Yup, it's true.



Monday, October 20, 2014

thrift outfit: Green Pants, Pinkish Greenish Top and Beige Vest










hi Everyone!  I wore this ensemble to radiation therapy on Thursday.  When I got home, I whipped out my trusty Buddy and we snapped up a few pics for this post.  These pics are to be similar to the inspiration photo via 'two birds', Megan and Nora.  But I say it is pretty darn close.  I loved these pants from day one.  Hope you haven't tired of them, cuz they are dang comfy.  I got this pinkish, greenish (crazy design) top around Christmas time along with some black flats when I went back at the end of the week and the shoes and "top" were still there. The vest / hoodie finishes it off for a cozy Fall outfit for only $36.50.  My Lands, most tops alone cost that!
 

And ...who, {or what} again is my Buddy?


Have you noticed I am trying to wear gold more?




THRIFT OUTFIT DETAILS
SAVERS,  'SONOMA' SHORT SLEEVE BEIGE HOODIE / VEST:  $3
SAVERS,  'LAURA ASHLEY' MULTI  PINK + GREEN TOP:  $3
SAVERS,  'LAUREN CONRAD' GREEN COTTON PANTS:  $2.50
FOREVER 21,  HEART RING:  $3
CHARMING CHARLIE,   PINKY RINGS:  $3 ea. = $6
FOREVER 21,  COGNAC BOOTIES:  $19
SAVERS {GIFT CARD},  'CHARMING CHARLIE' BEIGE CLUTCH:  {$2.50} 
TARGET {GIFT CARDS}, WATCH + STUD EARRINGS:   $0
TOTAL:  $36.50




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Yup!
My hair is growing back in a gray faux hawk.
Interesting.  Not complaining.  Grateful it is growing.



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Friday, October 17, 2014

blog hop: "Fashion ITEM Friday" #46






My Fashion ITEM today:

fishnet anklets!

Ever seen such a thing?


I got these at Savers last year when I picked 
up my purple fishnet stockings seen HERE.
All of the stockings / fishnets / tights / socks / anklets that I buy 
from Savers are ALL in their original packages.

There is just something about 2nd hand things for my bare feet or legs
that need to be 1st hand.  Clothing and even shoes don't bother me
but socks need to be NEW at a thrift store at a thrift price.
These were .59¢
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Now it is time for you to share your  
ITEM 
or 
items
this week at our hop!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

just saying: Them Thar Hot Pink Jeans





Wow!  I am about to kick my computer
down the street in hopes that someone runs over it!

Let me just say that now, once I am feeling better my computer is sick.  super.

I wore these jeans last year in October on each Monday in promotion of
Breast Cancer Awareness and then I end up finding a lump on October 25th.

Oh the irony of life.
Oh the stupidity is more like it.  
I hadn't had a mammogram for five years!!!
I was not vigilant. 
Now I am very vigilant in getting rid of it!

Thank you for all your support, understanding and prayers!!!


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Letting you all know that
"Fashion ITEM Friday"
will be on and ready!

Yay!


BTW, THRIFT OUTFIT TOTAL:  $38.50




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IT GOES PUBLIC  TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME.


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