Friday, May 25, 2012

Wondering how I'm so stylish and obbessed with fashion????
My mom is to blame
Look at that little girl in the red tights and apple dress.....stylin

Good thing my dad wasn't dressing me

My friend Leslie
and little joe

 Dancing and my Queen mom!

Sr. Agnes, Bishop Costello, mom and I
When I was 11 us Catholic schools kids were asked to right a commercial for Catholic Schools Week
It was a contest and I won 1st place and that was the commercial for that year.

Italy with Dad and Mom.............oh that trip was awesome!
no matter how much I looked like a boy

Big hair days

Fun with kids

My sis-in-law and me
throwing a Halloween Party 
she cracks me up on here- not sure what babe she was carrying

Blue Eyes

The girls I grew up next door to


School buddies

 AC with Mindy
  Aw my girl of all time

 One word:  TROUBLE

A wedding with my bro
yeah my wedding

The first stripper I ever hired
I never laughed so hard ever.....Leann's mom was freaking out in the kitchen
Leann was morified and I just couldn't stop laughing
Haven't ordered one since

my girl Liz with my 1st car
 my girl Liz in the craziest car I ever Yugo

My first salon boss

Beauty School
Hair School in Scotland

Rita Rusk School
thanks to my other 1st salon boss Sharon

Little mommy and Pokemon all the way

my girls always make me laugh
OH brother!

Oh the fun we had

Preggo Me

One of my favorite show was PeeWee's Playhouse

The Colonel's Birthday

Gosh he was so alert right from the get go!  So much so he barely slept!

Oh my desk job days....

my girl Tammy

My parents always helping me raise that little guy

Where I slept at Mimi's

My cat Fiora

Pleather shirt-Really?

Why so many pictures of me?  It was my birthday yesterday and I like to think about all the fun I've had.  These pictures were all pre-Rob.  I think of my life BR and AR.  :)  Just seems like a life time ago. 

The best is yet to come!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Veggie Wedgie Wednesday

Well it's getting nicer outside and it's time for yummy summer favorites.....................

Sunday night I ended up doing another- make everything I have in the frig for dinner- because I just didn't know what to make.  We had a couple of chicken dinners from the car show up the road so I really only needed some veggies and a starch.

Lucas loves roasted asparagus and it's just so easy......I love using Wegman's Basting Oil- it's good on lots of things!

I always have a few cans of chickpeas on hand so I quickly did a google search and found this RECIPE on bon appetit

I can never pass these up in the grocery store- I'm addicted to them!
All you need for these are red wine vinegar, olive oil and SeaS&CrackedP

For the starch I cooked up Veggie Delights (pretty sure that's the name)- It's pasta made from veggies.
I googled easy pasta sauces and found a few HERE
from Williams&Sonoma Blog

I ended up with the simplest
from the Italian Dish Blog

All these used very little ingredients- I must always have these things on hand:
Sea Salt
Olive Oil
Cracked Pepper
Vinegar- Red Wine and Balsamic
Basil- Fresh
Parsley- Fresh
Block of Cheese
Bread would be nice
I guess these would be my favorite staples
oh and milk for the BOYZ ;)

For leftovers the next day I added the asparagus to the left over pasta and it was yummy....could have even thrown in the chickpeas or chicken as well.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

True Word Sunday

Well it's Sunday and I'm home sick with time to write.....WATCH

124.0- Friday morning weigh-in.
Yeah ......... Except I've been sick. Nasty cold.
My eating and exercise has been all goofed up thanks to this wonderful cold I have.  I can't wait to feel better.  I have a busy week ahead and I'd really like to get back to a routine.  I miss feeling well.  Today I stayed home while Lucas and Rob went to church and I felt horrible.  I was thinking back to when I was in treatment and staying home while they went to church.  I hate being alone and them going about without me.  I fear dying still.  I know it doesn't help when I follow blogs or know people fighting cancer that has come back, but there is no way to escape cancer; it is all around.  I can't let my fear keep me from others who I care about. 

We passed on the survivor dinner this year and I think Rob was relieved to not go to something cancer related.  Not sure how I feel.  I would like to celebrate surviving more- but I'm still scared at times.
I have 3 doctor appointments coming up- 1 will be with my surgeon and she will review my mamo, 1 will be with my oncologist and he will order my blood test to see how I'm doing that way, and 1 will be with my plastic surgeon and I don't know what the point of that appointment will be...follow up I guess.

It's been a couple of beautiful days and on Saturday morning I seen the most beautiful butterfly outside my front window.  I know it was from my grandmother.  I miss her so.  I wish she could have seen more of Lucas.  I loved spending time with her.  A grandmother's love is so very special.  I hope she had a good Mother's day in heaven.

I had a great Mother's day with my mom who I love so very much.  We were at mass together and then Rob and Lucas made us breakfast.  I have the best mother.  So many times I find myself so thankful for the mom I had/have.  I don't know how she did all she did.  I have a ways to go to be as good as her. 

Lucas gave me the most wonderful Mother's day gifts that he shopped all on his own.  More special than the gifts was the beautiful card he picked out for me.  I had to keep reading.  He added his own special note:  Thank you Mom-  You help me with sports and school and without you I don't know how I would do it.  I owe almost everything I do to you. 

How is it Lucas get's me a guardian angel when I need it?

His card made me cry.  He is so grateful and I am so blessed.  I want to always be there for him!  I could never make up for all his dad has not done for him, but I would die trying.  I believe Lucas will be a wonderful man in spite of his father's horrible example.  I don't like to speak too much of Lucas' father, but when I do it will be the truth.  Lucas deserves to always know who he is and where and what he has come from.  I never want Lucas to carry the guilt his father would gladly give him.  It's hard to speak the truth, but you are only here once so let the truth fly!!!  I pray his father will one day see the light.
And I thank God for the two amazing men who have helped me the most with raising a man-
My dad and Rob.