Thursday, March 31, 2011

No go on Go-to Thursday

So I've been working the past couple days and have no time to figure out the linky posts so I'm postponing Go-to Thursday till next week.

: )

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Go-to Thursday

I did a post a while back about my go-to's. Go to's are just your absolute favorite things. When you go outside the box and try different things, your go-to is that one thing you always go back to : )
I love hearing recommendations and favorite things from people because I like trying new things (on some things anyway). Some things I don't like to change up! But I would love to hear what all of your favorites are, who knows, maybe I will find my new favorite : ). I think every Thursday I will do Go-to Thursday and showcase one specific thing. I would love to hear what everyone's favorite is of that specific thing. It will be random; everything from make-up to food to blogs, to household items.
I would love to do a linky post so everyone can link back to their blog and do their go-to. In the meantime I will figure out how to do that! If anyone has any experience with linky posts I'm all ears!
This Thursday's go-to is favorite perfume. I l-o-v-e perfume. It's going to be hard to narrow it down. I hope you all will be able to participate with me!

I just got really excited!!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Randoms rambling

I have to rave about a book I just finished reading.

It's the new Jodi Picoult book. Amazing. If you've never read anything by Jodi should start! She's the one who wrote My Sisters Keeper. Her books are mostly about ethical situations, and a lot of them deal with medical issues...maybe that's why I love it? (Because I'm a nurse).
This particular book has everything in it. It has miscarriage/stillbirth, law, church, medicine and a few other hot topic debates I won't divulge in. I don't want to give it all away : ) I couldn't put the book what do I read?!

I ran across a prayer request for a family today on a blog. It hurt my heart and I want to share their story to ask for your thoughts and prayers for this family. This couple have an 18 month old daughter. The parents are in their 30's. The father was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer. Then the mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer...a week later. They are undergoing chemo together all while trying to raise their daughter. I cannot even imagine what they are going through. Friends and family started a blog where people can donate money or just send them an encouraging note. The link is below.

Lastly, we get our new foster dog tonight! We will be leaving shortly to pick him/her up. I will do a whole post about it later.

Terrific Thursday,

Friday, March 18, 2011


When I heard about the earthquake that hit Japan last week I said "oh my gosh, how sad!" Then when the tsunami hit, I said "wow, how awful." I watched the news for a bit and read the headlines on the news on the internet. Now that they are talking about the nuclear plant crisis, I started to keep up on it.
But I am extremely ashamed to say that it didn't really affect me right away. Not until yesterday. Yesterday I was looking at the day by day pictures on a slideshow on and that's when it hit me. Something about those pictures made it click for me. The complete devastation and those lives lost. I saw the pictures of cities destroyed, people wandering about looking for family, people collapsing with grief in front of their damaged homes, boats sitting on top of houses, dead people strewn about, officials scanning people for radiation, people standing in long lines for food and water, people walking along empty food aisles, and officials working on the nuclear plant.

 And then I got it.
I understood how truly horrific this all is. How a 8.9 (now they are saying 9.0) earthquake with numerous aftershocks is heartbreaking. And then a tsunami took what was still standing. A tsunami. 
And now...the fear of a nuclear meltdown.
So yes, I am ashamed to say that it took me almost a week to understand the severity of it all. I put myself in their shoes and instantly thought about how scared I would be.

And then I see pictures of how the world has reacted. People (unlike me at first) who really got what was going on. Of people all around the world gathering for those in Japan. Of rescue workers all around the world flying in to help and bring supplies. Of search and rescue dogs from all over, going to help search for the missing.

So I can truly say with every fiber in my being, that my heart goes out to all those affected by this disaster. And my prayers are with the family of those that were taken.
This can all be taken away from us in an instant, scary as it is. Cherish what you have.

Humbled Friday,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Can you help out?

wow, I just saw the last time I blogged was on Valentine's Day! And now I am going to do a post asking for money...sheesh! I promise to update more : )
Anyway, this coming May Justin, the dogs and I are participating in Bark for Life. It's through Relay for Life and the money goes to the same organization, however this is just a dog friendly event. If you haven't heard of Relay for Life, it's a walk to raise money for cancer.
If you can spare even just one dollar, we would very much appreciate it. We pledged to raise $125 per dog. The links to each dog's page is below. If you are able to donate anything, please click on one of the links and you can donate through there.

Brea's page is

Chase's page is

Thank you!

Thankful Tuesday,