Updates and a Blog Award!!!2:27 PM
I know I haven't blogged since monday and I wanted to but I couldn't handle being on the computer typing with my wrist hurt. The aspiration of the cysts went well, the first day was fine because I was still numbed up but once it started wearing off then it became painful.
It's frustrating having the bandage tight on your wrist for 2 days, it gets hot and itchy and then at times I felt like it was cutting off my blood supply to my hand. I had the coldest hand there for a while LOL
Thank God, I was able to remove the bandage this morning and though I still have a tiny little bump, it's nothing compared to the huge cysts I had before. It still hurts to type and move it around but I'm sure it will be fine in a day or two.
So now that you know what kept me off the blog for the past two days, I can tell you about the wonderful award I got from my friend Mari over at "My Little Corner of the World".
You make me smile Award:
"the thing that I love most about blogging is that I learn so much about a person just by reading their blog. I have met MANY wonderful people with wonderful stories to tell,and I am grateful every day for each person that I have the pleasure of crossing paths in life with.I wanted to create something special for ten people who have inspired me through their blogging; the stories they tell, and the lives that they lead with grace and dignity. I visit their blogs for inspiration and encouragement.Although there are MANY people I want to give this award to at this very moment, I am going to choose ten bloggers:Please grab your badge and wear it(with a smile) proudly, and pass it on because you inspire and encourage me, thank you.So, now it is my turn to pass it on. "
Thank you Mari, you're such a sweet person and I'm honored :) I would give it back to you but you already have it, oh well.
So now here's my 10 nominees and the order means nothing obviously so don't get worried if your name is last LOL
Sherry - I just love her blog, she's a christian, homeschooling mom and just like me she has an immense love for books. She posts about her day and cooking and budgets and all that goodie stuff!
Kelli - Well I don't even know where to start with Kelli, she makes me smile in so many ways, either she's decorating or crafting or cooking or coming up with brilliant ideas like her Seasonal Magazine. There's just always something to smile about over there!
Andrea - Fellow military wife, she has the cutest blog and some of the cutest kids around and she just cracks me up with her posts.
Courtney - Another fellow military wife, I've known Court for a while now, actually since her hubby was in Iraq, I remember going through the whole year with her on her blog.....just love her, she always brings a smile to my face.
Elizabeth - Another one of my favorites, she is like a mother figure to me, always there with a smile and great advice, she's so sweet and I love her blog. I've learnt a lot reading her posts.
Michelle - And yet another fellow air force wife. I always smile when I visit her blog, she has the cutest stories to tell about Kayla (her beautiful little girl) and right now her hubby is deployed, so she needs extra TLC from us all. Go on over and say hi, you won't regret it :)
Stacy - Stacy always makes me smile, she has the Question of the Day and some are so funny, but it's such a blast to participate. She also has a site with some of the best recipes around....just for that alone I have a huge grin on my face :)
Barb - Oh what to say about Barb, I'm already laughing and I haven't even said anything. This lady is like a cross between Martha Stewart and Paula Deen, she just amazes me and she makes me laugh until it hurts with her posts. Thank you Barb for the smiles....you have no idea how much I love you and your blog.
Smilinsigh - Mari-Nanci is another mother hen to me LOL She can easily have me in stitches or she'll be cracking the whip and snapping me back to reality. I just love her blog, always puts a smile on my face, even when she's completely confused over the mishaps of blogger LOL
Jen - I can't tell you how many times Jen and I have laughed over the fact that we have so much in common and seem to go through the same things at times LOL She makes me smile and I love chatting with her, whether it's on the blog or through email. So thank you for the smiles too :)
And there you have it, only 10 of the favorite bloggers I have because actually, if you look on my sidebar under my Blogrolling, THOSE are all my smiley friends. No really, I'm not just saying it, every single one of those ladies bring a huge smile to my face, so because I can't list them all.............something about it not being in the rules for this post or whatnot.......I'm going to award them the Smile Award anyway. Yes, I'm a rebel and I break the rules, oh well, it's life LOL
Consider yourselves awarded, that is for everyone on my blog roll.
Even though my wrist hurts, I've managed to keep up with the house work and the cooking etc. so I'm proud to say that I didn't stray from the menu, if anything I'm actually somehow a day ahead, go figure.
I got the results back from my blood test and I have no cholesterol, no diabetes and my thyroid is normal. How's that for a surprise??? I was honestly expecting to hear that I had at least Cholesterol though I was freaking out wondering how I could cut back on my yummy food. I am just a foodaholic, I can't be told not to eat this or that cause my body just rebels and then eats everything in site.
The doctor said "whatever you're doing, keep doing it, it seems to be working"........my reply "I'm just eating"
So anyway, for dinner tonight I'm making Sandra's Mock Jambalaya, you can find the recipe on my blog but here is the link for you just in case you're lazy like me and don't want to have to go search over there LOL
I'm already gathering my stuff for christmas presents, I plan on doing a lot of homemade gifts, not because I don't want to buy anything but I always think they mean so much more. Am I right???
Since I have to send most of them to South Africa, I figure I'll start early so that I can get everything there in time.....and no, I'm not saying what I'm making because my family reads the blog and there's no way I'm ruining the surprise.
Besides, I miss crafting and sewing and need to get back into it now that school is underway and I'm no longer watching General Hospital until the writers bring back the real characters and quit shoving these pathetic clones in our faces. Yes, I'm bitter, when you've watched a soap for many years and then are faced with a huge complete mess on screen, it tends to do this. LOL
I'm also dying for the new fall season of shows to start on tv. Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ghost Hunters, Most Haunted, House and so forth.........there's so many to pick from and I love them all so when the new season gets underway I'm usually recording and rewatching just to keep up.
Well my friends, I wish I could chat longer but my wrist hurts and I don't want to push it. I also have to get dinner going and make some Tomato Jam, been craving it like crazy for a while. Guess I should channel my greatgrandmother to come help me make it, she always made THE best Tomato Jam around.
Don't forget the Slow Cooking Thursday tomorrow, I'll be sharing some recipes from the new Gooseberry Patch Slow Cooker Book I got, goodness there's such good ones in there I'm sure I'll have a hard time picking.
See you all tomorrow, God Bless,