Let’s Party #30!

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We head to MD Anderson on Thursday for our 2nd follow up and scan. We are not overly optimistic … there are some lingering issues from the chemo and I think Mark is feeling some of the things that first made him go to the doctor before his diagnosis. We try not to think about it too much as anxiety doesn’t do anything good for you! PLUS we don’t know what the next step is if the Folfox stuff is finished.

We are settling in to the house, somewhat. I’m trying not to go too much in as we are only here temporarily. BUT geesh, I could not wait for Comcast to get here and fix the cable and internet! Took forever. They finally had a technician out on Sunday afternoon (yes, Sunday!) and the issue was STILL not resolved so they came back again on MONDAY morning and fixed 3 of the 4 boxes. Of course, the master bedroom has NO cable still and the WIFI is on the other side of the house so Hubby is going to look for an amplifier or whatever those things are called.

Thank you for sticking with me through this move … it’s not been easy and has been more stressful that I admitted out loud! BUT I’m trying to get settled in hopefully once we have the cable and internet running to full capacity, things will fall in place 😉

Let’s get on with the party, shall we??

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I’ve gone quiet …

Mostly because we don’t have WiFi or internet yet at the temporary home.

We sold the boat on Tuesday. That was a surprise!

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We closed on the house Wednesday. That was sad.
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We close on our new condo Friday. That’s sad as well. Not sad in the way the house sale was but sad, nonetheless.

We are staying at a friend’s home … fully furnished, large and right around the corner from the old house. Well, across the bridge and south. But still close by. It’s the total opposite of our old house but quite interesting.

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Let’s Party #29!

Hey! Are you ready for another Party??

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Mark had his 10th and what should be his FINAL Treatment last Tuesday … he convinced the local oncologist to sign him up for one more before we head back to MD Anderson but now says he may not do the 7 day pill regime, just the infusion. Those pills really, really mess him up and make him feel like crud. To the point where he wanted to just ditch taking them half way through the week. Not GOOD. BUT if he chooses not to take the bonus round of pills, that is his choice … I have a feeling Dr. B at MD KNEW that 10 would be the maximum to tolerate …

We are in FULL BLOWN MOVING mode. We close on our sale 8/8 and our purchase 8/10. Of course, we have some extensive work to do to the condo we are buying … I’m hoping to add about 500 more square feet … IN MY DREAMS! OMG I didn’t think we had this much stuff! Mark has been taking care of the garage and I get to take care of the inside … 4 bedrooms, 3 baths … 2 kitchens … LOTS OF STUFF. Staging furniture was moved out on Monday. Our movers come on Saturday. We have a temporary “home” for a few months, thanks to a wonderful open and generous heart of someone who is seriously the BEST and most kindest person in the whole wide world … we will have a FULL house (which is a custom built really retro home) that is fully furnished and functional for as long as we need it. Seriously, I can NOT wait to share pictures of this place … the person who offered this up to us is just wanting to give a good place for Mark to lay his head at night to deal and heal his body … does that just not give you the chills? Oh, and the cats? It’s ok, there’s been 17 cats and dogs in that house over the years, it will be just fine…

I will forever be in debt to this person in my heart even though they do not ask for anything in return. I don’t even have the words STILL to share how I feel.

Ok, ok, let’s get on with the party since I’m LATE today …

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Let’s Party #28!

Its Party Time!

Hey! Are you ready for another Party??

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Mark had his 10th treatment earlier today and isn’t feeling all that great today.  But he did come home with this cool Llama pillow.  A local church makes them and brings them around to all the infusion centers.  How cool … and wonderful. Mark said most of the patients were happy to receive these little gifts.

Mark has one more treatment in 2 weeks … the same week we close on the sale of our house and the purchase of the new condo. THEN we go to MD Anderson the following week for a follow up scan and testing … thoughts and prayers are always appreciated!

Last week we had some great shares and thanks for those of you who keep coming back every week and sharing your great ideas and projects!

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Awesome Italian Potatoes

Here’s a super quick, awesome side dish to add to your next summertime Sunday Dinner at the grill!

Ok, let’s get one thing straight … these are NOT Italian Potatoes in the sense that anyone Italian grandmother would be making for Sunday dinner.

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There. I put it out there …

They are, however, an awesome, easy side dish to make if you are grilling for a Sunday dinner.

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So there. I put that out there as well!

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Let’s Party #27!

Time for another party!

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I made these awesome taters on Saturday night … OLD recipe in this house but it’s been YEARS since I’ve made them … will be sharing later this week so make sure you check back!

I had a few technical difficulties last week so thank you letting me know that you were not able to link up. Still don’t know what the issue was. It was a crazy busy week and I just didn’t have time to sit down and figure it out. Here’s hoping that once this house stuff is all over and done with I can get back to my fun job – BLOGGING!

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Let’s Party #26

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Mark goes in for his 9th treatment day … and hopefully everything goes according to plan. To start, his 7 days of pills did NOT show up Monday like they were supposed to. His onocologist has moved back to Chicago and and the new doctor did NOT give him a warm and fuzzy feeling which is NOT a good thing … but like I told him, he only has 2 more after this so suck it up and let’s re-evaluate when its done …

That there picture is my awesome Honey Mustard Dressing which I plan to share this week with you so make sure you come back and get the recipe!

Last week we had some great shares, yet again! I want to thank all of your for stopping in and sharing!

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Chicken Caesar Salad with Pasta

This is a pretty awesome salad that can be made with leftovers!

 

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For a while there, I would make this salad for lunch at least TWICE a week! It’s so simple and was so worth it!

And now that summertime is here in full force, it’s time to bring out the dinner worthy salads, right?? RIGHT!

So yeah, this could be TWO servings, but I will admit, I’ve made this all for ME, ME, ME. Selfish? Nah? Piggy … well, maybe, a little bit but geesh, it’s healthy, right??

Here’s what you need to do!

1 head of romaine lettuce, bottom cut rinsed well and chopped

1 grilled chicken breast (leftovers are perfect for this!)

leftover pasta, I prefer to use a thicker shell type noodle

sprinkle of fresh parmesan (from that pasta dish the other night!)

Caesar dressing … I’ve been tied to Ken’s Caesar dressing for quite a few years

Croutons if desired

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This is so easy.

Dump everything in a large bowl. Mix well to combine and coat everything.

Serve up and enjoy!

*Everything in the pictures is LEFTOVERS!

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!

 

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