Monday, October 4, 2010
A Winner and Other News
Well, I got carried away yesterday with soccer, errands and enjoying the fall temperatures outside with our neighbors last night and totally forgot about picking a winner for the Pizzazz Aplenty prize! I've got a couple of other things to share also, so I thought I'd just take care of all of it today at one time. Let's get the yuck out of the way first and I promise it will get better as we go along...
I debated on how much to "share" here, but after thinking about it and how much I shared with Eric's stuff, I thought I'd go ahead and be just as transparent in hopes that it may help someone get through a similar situation, as I had heard from so many of you that my positive outlook was refreshing in something so hard to go through. So hopefully ya'll can see a little sunshine in this too. Brace, brace, brace...for TMI...I have a bit of endometriosis in my cesarean scar (very rare) and it has now spread to other places and is getting more and more painful. So tomorrow I'm having a hysterectomy. It's going to be laproscopic and my doctor will be using the DaVinci robot for the procedure. I told him he better brush up on his video game playing skills the night before, so his hand/eye coordination will be spot on. I'll be staying at Baylor Grapevine hospital overnight and coming home on Wednesday. I've been told I'll be up and moving around by Thursday, but friends of mine have shared that it won't be that easy. So I really don't know what to expect. Has anyone had this before? I'll keep ya'll posted!
Meanwhile, back at the farm, Verve is releasing a few stamp sets this Friday! Sneak peeks start Wednesday so be sure and check the Verve blog starting that day through Friday for a list of Divas who are playing along each day. There's a ton of release week challenges ya'll can read up on HERE on the Verve blog. I'm going to be auto-posting Thursday and Friday for these fabulous stamps. Just know that I'm writing up the posts today, so don't think I don't love ya'll anymore if they are short and to the point!
Now, are ya'll wondering why that cute little doggie is posted up there at the top and this cute little doggie is posted down here? Well, the dog up there is Hopper, our Rat Terrier that we had for 13 years until almost 2 weeks ago. It was the worst week ever. Eric was out of town and I found our poor dog had passed away in his sleep that Tuesday night after the girls went to bed. He was not sick or anything. We think he just died of old age. My neighbors and I buried him in the back yard around midnight that night (I didn't know what else to do) and I had the dreaded responsibility of telling the girls the next morning before school what had happened. It was terribly sad for all of us and I couldn't blog about it until just now. We'll miss you AND all your craziness, Hopper!
I had always said that if anything ever happened to Hopper, we would not be getting another dog. Ever. Well, that didn't last very long. I'm the one who absolutely could not stand not having a dog. We are now the proud owners of this little rescue dog! She's a 2-3 year old Puggle (Pug/Beagle) and her name is Sage. We have all fallen head over heels in love with her and we are pretty sure she loves us back. She is well-behaved and already housebroken. In fact, I've already taught her how to ring a bell when she needs to go outside! She's adapted to our family so well, that it feels like she's been here forever. The adoption was "finalized" yesterday through Canine Soulmates. We are so thankful for them.
Ok, now on to the winner of my Pizzazz Aplenty giveaway! Thanks to random.org, the winner is:
#6 terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...
Thanks! I love that she's a Hoosier now too. I found the teardrop/raindops and plan to order a few. Always enjoy your blog even though I don't comment a lot!
Terri, please email me (find addy on my sidebar) and I am going to get your address to Judy so she can send out your prize package worth around $25! She sent me a whole list of funsies that she's put together and you are going to LOVE them (thanks, Judy!)!! Thanks to everyone who commented and became a follower at Pizzazz Aplenty. I hope ya'll place your orders soon...you won't be sorry!
Ok, that's about it for now. That was a lot! I've got to get this show on the road with the list of things to do today. I have to be at the hospital in the morning at 5:45 am! I think I'll sleep the rest of the day (with and without medical help!). I love ya'll!
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