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Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's Snowing! :)

Coffee of the Day - Eggnog


oh glory be, it has been snowing here since yesterday! what delight to see the world in white! :) every time I look out my window, my heart just soars with joy! I so love the snow, but never more than at this time of year. my house is full of people (and pets!!) I love, our tummies are full of the most tasty food, we are warm and snug - oh, how we are blessed! :)

let us never forget the little things in our lives, for they are truly the big things that keep everything else in perspective.

yesterday we had a most amazing visit from David's sister, Susan, from Texas. it did all of us so much good to spend the day with her! she is a bright spot in our lives every time we see her! I slept most of the day, but gosh, how it made me smile to hear her laughter ringing through my home. and it's such an infectious laugh, too! once she started, everyone else joined along. what a most lovely way to drift off to sleep - knowing that my family was happy. what more could I possibly want?!

Hugs and smoochies to all of you! Jennifer

Thursday, November 22, 2012

So Thankful!

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice 'cause I love it so and the day just calls for it! :)


vintage postcard from Antique Images

Happy Thanksgiving to every single one of you! it doesn't matter where you live, each day is a reason to be thankful! We are all blessed to overflowing, and I count myself saturated! grins!

Every day I awake to more and more blessings, even in the midst of this journey I currently travel. the sun is shining, dear friends. I went to sleep last night to the joyful sound of all 3 of my sons laughing hysterically all throughout the evening while they played on their game systems. my dogs were cuddled up tight beside me on the bed; my husband was working in the kitchen downstairs on a special brine for our turkey. my life is full and complete. I am happy!  I pray the same for each of you! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Seizures & Radiation don't mix

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Nut

I'm taking a week off from radiation because my seizures have come back full throttle. they reared their lovely head the end of last week and haven't let up, I'm sad to say. I made the decision yesterday to take this entire week off from my radiation treatments in hopes of getting the seizures under control. We know that the 2 are related, so hopefully a week of rest will help all around. I have 3rd and 4th degree burns from my treatments, so that is certainly triggering all of the fun goings ons.... It hurts to have clothes touching the areas where I am burned, so I'm wearing tank tops in our 30* temps. whine whine whine whine whine!
there is never a dull moment in our house, that is for certain! ;)

I'm behind on emails and blog comments, I know. I owe so many thank you's I have lost count. I do need to get out blog candy packages, but haven't received any addresses yet, at least that I have tracked down, so please send those when you can if you were a winner.

know that all of you are in my thoughts, even if I don't get in touch.

in honor of 'Grimm'!

on the upside, I'm almost caught up on last season's 'Grimm' and 'Fringe'! wooo hooooo! on to 'Glee' when these are done..... love ya!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mick goes to vote....

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Happy Sunday and happy November! It is cold and wet here, but my bird and squirrel friends still keep popping by to keep my company. in fact when I was letting the dogs out this morning, the most beautiful cardinals came to sit on the big bushes right beside our back porch steps. It was so neat to see them fly to within just a few feet of me to perch while I was outside. They don't usually come in quite so close.

Our local trick or treating had been moved from Wednesday to last night. David went over to our friend's house and helped with the Hot Dog House. even though it was so cold and rainy, they gave away more hot dogs and hot cocoa than ever before in the more than 10 years we've been doing it! how exciting! I stayed at home bundled up catching up on Season 1 of Grimm, one of our fave new shows on tv. not as much fun, but the dogs and I were quite content! ;)



I want to share this wonderful photo with all of you of our son, Mick. Friday all of us received a text from him saying that he was sitting on a bus with Jack Black who was taking a handfull of students from Kent State to vote early. how freakin' cool is THAT?!?!?! Jack Black brought his band to encourage early voting. it ended up that only about 50 people were allowed on the bus, and Mick was one of the lucky ones to go! Jack and the band played music the entire time to and from the voting station. Mick said he is such a nice guy and really feels strongly about young people having their say in the election. I was thrilled Mick was able to cast his vote, and in such a fun way, too.

Tyler will be driving home on Tuesday after classes so he can take part in the election. This will be Ryan's first time to vote, and you can bet I'll be there no matter how icky I feel. No matter who you vote for, the important thing is to get out there and do it.

although I don't get political on my blog, here are a few of my favorite candidates:



Feel free to write in either of these on your ballot Tuesday! ;)
if only Monty Python wasn't British......

Friday, November 2, 2012

HYCCT Winners

Coffee of the Day - White Chocolate Coconut

So sorry I am late announcing Hope You Can Cling To winners. I was sick in bed all day yesterday and am heading back there just as soon as I type this up....
anyhow, y'all are sooooo tired of hearing about that. ;) I know 'cause I am so tired of writing about it. grins!

since only a handfull of folks linked up cards, everyone who played along is a winner! yeehaw! I willl get together some fun prize packages for each of you, ready and waiting for your mailing addresses. send me an email at: jenscull at yahoo dot com as soon as you can. one person will receive the fun MFT Fix it Fred stamp, but I promise the rest of you will like what you get, too. :)

also, you have until Nov. 7 to upload cards to HYCCT over at Split Coast Stampers. :)

evidently I'm not the only one who doesn't own a Big Shot Pro since no one signed up for that prize. who knows, maybe Santa will sneak one under the Christmas tree. ha! I don't think so. he has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many medical bills in his bag this year.

have a great weekend! love to all of you!
Jennifer