Saturday, May 05, 2012

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America ~ Las Vegas September 22, 2012

Marcus and I plan on participating in the walk in support of our friend, Christine Smith. ********************************* Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder affecting 300,000 people in the US. The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks held across the country on the same day. Join us on this special day and help the thousands of families struggling with this terrible disease. All proceeds will be used to fund Chiari research.
September 22, 2012, Saturday Centennial Hills Park 7101 N. Buffalo Dr - Las Vegas, NV 89131 Registration Begins @ 9:00 AM, Walk Starts @ 10:00 AM Walk length is 1.25 miles. Walk at your fitness level!
Conquer Chiari, known formally as the C&S Patient Education Foundation is a Pennsylvania 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to improving the experiences and outcomes of Chiari patients through education, awareness, and research.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Dealing With My Hair Loss ~ Previous Blog Post March 25, 2011

Did you know that hair loss can be attributed to Fibro? I didn't know that tell I was speaking with another wig wearer. **************************************************************** Despite the fact that wigs, hair extensions and hair pieces are much more acceptable these days the realization that my I am suffering from hair loss has not been easy.
As recently as this week, I've cry in the shower so that my family won't hear me. Hair loss is devastating to a woman! I've done lots of research on selecting, wearing and care for wigs. There's so many articles and online videos on the subject. This information has made me feel a little better. It's seems there's a need for it.
I decided that I'm going to have my relaxed hair cut off. This will leave me with a very short natural cut. I figure this decision will make the transition much easier.
My family's response to me wearing wigs has been interesting. Marcus has been making jokes about my side of the closet shelf turning into a wig gallery. Charles, my husband, says I should consider buying 7 wigs and naming them after the days of the week. Kiana has suggested that I continue to have my hair colored and wear a very short natural style, along with wearing wigs.
Charles took my wig size measurements so I can select the right size. We looked at hair swatches and several styles at Especially Yours. This part is very overwhelming but between the two of us we were able to narrow the wish list down to 3 choices. I then ordered my first wig yesterday!

Junior Seau's Mother Speaks of her Sons Death

I'm so sad while watching his mother cry out for her child.  The Heavenly Father hears her cries and has his arms wrapped tightly around you. 

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

RTC 2012 Earth Day Art Contest


Congratulations to this year's RTC Earth Day Art Contest winners!  ps  take a close look at the driver because it's my husband!

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey Renew Their Vows ~ April 2012

Apparently Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon decided to renew their wedding vows in Paris, this time.
I'm not that crazy about her gown but I won't expect to see her in something that wasn't form fitting. What do you think?
Nick looks great in his suit. I wish them many more healthy and happy years together.

Informing That I Am A Severe Chronic Pain Sufferer!

I think it's important to share my condition with people. After all, do I look like I've been suffering from severe chronic pain for 12 years?
At this year's dentist cleaning I spent 4 hours at the office! It wasn't because my teeth were in bad shape but because of the numerous breaks I needed to take to stretch and walk around to avoid pain flare-ups. *pain flare-ups are additional inflammation, pain and muscle spasms
When I informed the dentist staff of my compressed cervical discs, herniated lumbar discs, myofascial pain syndrome and Fibro they responded with options, for my comfort.
Option 1: clean the half of my mouth, schedule another appointment to clean the other Option 2: take numerous breaks to walk around and stretch
Even though I did have muscle spasms in my mouth and neck, I was able to walk out of the office without waddling. "And that's a good thing"!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Menu Plan Monday ~ April 30, 2012

Last Thursday, my husband and I celebrated 16 years of marriage!
We decided to celebrate all week whit him taking 3 days off. We forgot how much fun grocery shopping and cooking together was!
I want to thank Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday weekly linky party!
Marinated London Broil, Macaroni and Cheese, Mixed Greens Salad

Source: saveur.com via Rona on Pinterest

Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Meatballs
Pork Fried Rice with Vegetables
Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers, Macaroni Salad
The Big Salad ~ You Chose the Toppings
Sandwiches and Potato Salad

False Eyelashes..Checked Off My Bucket List!

After watching several YouTube false eyelashes tutorials, for months, I felt I had the basics down and was ready to take the plunge!
My first attempt went...Well, you can see I didn't get them on target! At least I didn't poke myself in the eyes! As you can see it definitely takes practice to put them on!
Would I ever try false lashes again? Probably but I would like to have them professionally applied. Now I can take these bad boys off before anyone else sees me.