Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 328, Monday, November 24, 2014

I have a few more Christmas cards to make.  I hope to get them sent out this weekend!

Day 327, Sunday, November 23, 2014

We made pizza for dinner tonight.  Nate used the weber grill and they were delicious!

Day 326, Saturday, November 22, 2014

We ran a few errands tonight.  I stopped at Bath & Body Works and picked up a few foaming Christmas soap.  I usually wait until after Christmas and buy them on clearance, but I saw these scents on their website and couldn't resist!

Day 325, Friday, November 21, 2014

Amy is holding ice on the back of her head.  She fell in the hallway at school.  I guess she shouldn't try to do flips if she isn't going to "stick" the landing!  LOL

Day 324, Thursday, November 20, 2014

Well, I think Olaf is pretty cute!

Day 323, Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When we first found out that John had Lymphoma, we got the lime green lymphoma bands.  We have since added metal bands for John.  JKLIVIN has been John's motto so to speak and couldn't be more appropriate now.  We added the shamrock because St Patrick's Day is his favorite holiday, as well as John and Stacie's Wedding Anniversary and Jim's birthday.  Fight was added when we found out he had lymphoma for the second time.

Day 322, Tuesday, November 18, 2014

These feet and arms belong to Nate.  He always supports John by wearing his lime green lymphoma bracelet.  He also has green shoes that he wears at work and just recently replaced his jawbone fitness tracker in lime green.  We just love our Johnny Mac!

Day 321, Monday, November 17, 2014

Today is the one year anniversary of the horrible tornado that went through our neighborhood.  This house is one of the few that still remains with no repairs what so ever.  Two of the houses have been torn down completely.  One is being rebuild and the other lot has a for sale by owner sign on it.  This house has a sign posted from the city requesting it be repaired or it will be demolished.

Day 320, Sunday, November 16, 2014

Do you want to make a snowman?  Olaf, to be exact!  I am working on a Christmas card.  I think he is going to be really cute!

Day 319, Saturday, November 15, 2014

I am doing a December Daily album again this year.  This is my favorite page.  I constructed the majority of the album when I went to the Barn for my scrapcation on November 8.  This year, I am using a Simple Stories paper from a couple of years ago.  I hope to have it finished in January 2015, before I go back to work from Christmas break.

Day 318, Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Cindy!  She is enjoying her birthday treat.  I got Dunkin' Donut munchkins and made a Hot Cocoa bar for her.  We had fun making hot chocolate.

Day 317, Thursday, November 13, 2014

This is the second time our school has supported the GI Go Fund.  We paid $5 to wear "Jeans For Troops".  Another way to say thank you to the soldiers who have served our country.

Day 316, Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This is a day we have been looking forward to for 22 days. John got to come home from the hospital.  He spent 22 days in the same room during his stem cell transplant.  He was very sick during this time and we are very happy that is he home and feeling much better.

Day 315, Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Today was Veteran's Day.  A day to say thank you to all of the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country.  Thanks for fighting for our freedom!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Day 314, Monday, November 10, 2014

Coco and I went for a walk tonight.  It might be the last one for a while.  The weather is predicted to have snow flurries the next few days.  We don't have a single tree in our yard any more, but these leaves have gathered at our door step tonight.

Day 313, Sunday, November 9, 2014

John was cleared to walk in the hallway.  He has not been allowed to go out of the transplant room since he was admitted on October 22.  He had to wear a mask to take his walk.  His blood count is climbing every day.  It won't be long and he will be back in his chair at home!

Day 312, Saturday, November 8, 2014

Went to the Barn in Dahinda for a Scrapcation!  We worked on our December Daily album for this year.  Mine is all done and ready to have the photos in place.  I will have to do some embellishing as the photos go in.  It was a great weekend with my girlfriends!

Day 311, Friday, November 7, 2014

Happy Birthday, Nate!  Can't believe it was 33 years ago that I was in the hospital giving birth.  He got an awesome hoodie from his girlfriend.  I think he likes it!

Day 310, Thursday, November 6, 2014

This is the third order of "I Hate Cancer" shirts in lime green.  There are over 120 shirts.  The shirts are sold to support St. Jude.  We ordered them in lime green to show our support and love for John in his fight against Lymphoma.  I have enjoyed seeing all of his friends picking up their shirts from my house!

Day 309, Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day +7, John had the stem cell transplant on Wednesday, October 29.  He has been in the hospital 15 days and will be there for at least a week longer.

Day 308, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I have been wearing a green ribbon to support John in his fight against Lymphoma.  I added my turkey pin to "Give Thanks" for Johnny Mac!

Day 307, Monday, November 3, 2014

Best sleep pattern in a long time.

Day 306, Sunday, November 2, 2014

It was the day to bring the house plants inside for the winter. I have had the fern for several years and it barely makes it through the winter months.  It does awesome outside.  I tried a few succulents this year.  They grew more than I expected.

Day 305, Saturday, November 1, 2014

I cleaned out the "swag" bag I got from the Women's Lifestyle Show and this fuzzy head pen was in there!  It kinda sums up the kind of day I had.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Day 304, Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!  Coco is dressed up as a dinosaur.  He outgrew his tiger costume from last year.  We only had about 15-20 trick-or-treaters this year.  It was too cold to be outside for very long.

Day 303, Thursday, October 30, 2014

We are having our PBIS celebration at school.  The theme is "The Wild Wild West".  We all dressed as cowgirls and cowboys!

Day 302, Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Today is Day 0.  Transplant day.  John and Stacie took a selfie just before the stem cell transplant began.  It only took a little over an hour.  He has 3.5 million of his cells back.  Now we wait.  At least 14 days for his counts to come back up.

Day 301, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We went to a new restaurant for my birthday.  Jim played tennis last night, so we went to Sazani's.  It was really good!

Day 300, Monday, October 27, 2014

Today was my birthday and I had an extremely bad day at work.  We went to Tequila's for dinner.  I had a yummy margarita!

Day 299, Sunday, October 26, 2014

We carved our pumpkins tonight!

Day 298, Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stacie and I went to the Women's Lifestyle Show at the Civic Center.  We bought VIP tickets, which allowed us early entry, goodie bag and the VIP lounge.  There are lots of vendors giving out samples.  We always do the "dress up" picture.

Day 297, Friday, October 24, 2014

Today is my mom's 76th birthday.  My dad was 76 on Tuesday.  We went to dinner at Kouri's tonight to celebrate their birthday.  They wore their I Hate Cancer shirts and I took their picture in front of the "count down to St. Patrick's Day" sign.  This is John's favorite holiday.

Day 296, Thursday, October 23, 2014

On my way to lunch today, an old car was right in front of me.  It was a convertible.  I don't know who was driving it, but whenever I see an antique car, I always wonder who bought it and how it made it to be restored and driven again!

Day 295, Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I asked our staff at Marquette School to support John as he enters the hospital to begin the stem cell transplant. We all wore our I Hate Cancer t-shirts.  He will receive 7 days of chemo and the transplant of his own harvested cells.

Day 294, Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I made a 12x12 zentangle tile for John to take to the hospital with him.  Don't give up, don't ever give up!  JKLIVN

Day 293, Monday, October 20, 2014

John will be going to the hospital to get a stem cell transplant in a few days.  I am committed to wearing green while he is in the hospital.  I wear my lymphoma bracelet everyday, however, if I am wearing a ribbon, someone asks me why.  When I tell them about John, they always say they will pray for him.

Day 292, Sunday, October 19, 2014

We went to the 3rd Sunday Market in Bloomington, looking for a table for our living room to go behind the couch.

Day 291, Saturday, October 18, 2014

I made a new wreath out of tulle for fall.

Day 290, Friday, October 17, 2014

Gas has finally come down below $3.00 a gallon!

Day 289, Thursday, October 16, 2014

On my way to work, the sun was shining behind my back.  This tree was just beautiful.

Day 288, Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Our neighbors flowers are so pretty along the curb when Coco and I walk by.