Let’s Party #37

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I’ve got an Oven Taco recipe coming to you this week … technically I should have it posted today because it is Taco Tuesday but I’ve been way too busy…

We stopped at the Condo 3 days in a row this weekend. And ended each visit at the pool. Met a few regulars and had a few drinks. I think we will be just fine when it’s time to move in. November 15th is the date. Not a day later. Hopefully a few days sooner. We’ll see …

We had some great shares last week and I’m trying to stop and see each one of you, to pin your party ideas AND to share on facebook … I’m working on it and want to thank every single one of you for coming by and sharing!

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Let’s Party #36!

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Randi, Matt and Baby Nolan came to visit this weekend … I decided to splurge a ‘little’ and booked them at the DoubleTree GalleryOne Hotel down the street. I’m glad I did! They enjoyed the room with an awesome view, mini kitchenette and plenty of room for the people coming and going to visit! I spent Saturday by the pool and played tourist. Just what I needed!

The condo project is NOT moving as fast as I’d like … we have the cork flooring down but now must wait for the inspection to lay the actual flooring down. Plumbing should be inspected this week so hopefully the showers can get done. And so much more … hurry up already!

Mark is back on his pills this week … the one week off really wasn’t all that special … boo.

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Let’s Party #35!

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Master Bath Vanity ... will have a glass top
Master Bath Vanity
Guest Bath Vanity ... will have a white top, not the glass
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We have the flooring, tile for showers AND the bathroom vanities picked out! Now I’m getting excited! We spent Saturday shopping for the vanities and then Sunday cleaning the condo … simply sweeping the dust (concrete and drywall) and picking up the little pieces of drywall and concrete. It was dirty work and we were a mess by the time we finished, but felt that we helped the workers a little bit …

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 😉

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Did you see the awesome wing recipe I shared on Saturday? I had made these for Mark when he was coming home on Sunday and they were a HIT! Yummm … so much so that I think I need to make these once a week now!

Mark is doing good … this is his 2nd on week right now for the pills. Monday, Tuesday and especially Wednesday were hard last week. Tired, achy and just felt like crud. Wish I had known as we went out to dinner with an old friend that we hadn’t seen in a while. We closed the place down and then some but what a great time. The conversations were all over the place and we learned some stuff for another family issue in the works. I think we need to make this a monthly date as I really enjoyed our time with him (an old business acquaintance of Mark’s that we’ve stayed in touch with who has become more of a friend and mentor).

I’m not going to complain about the house this week! We got the fridge fixed! Yes!! I may be able to get back in to my cooking, happy place now! Sweet!  And then it started to freeze up again so I need to call the company back. Boo!

After 4 plus hours in the Floor & Decor, we finally picked out the flooring for the condo and the tile for the showers. Ugh, that was painful! I don’t know HOW people find remodeling joyful??

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Let’s Party #33!

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I had 8 bottles of this when we were packing the kitchen before we moved … great soy sauce  alternative!

Did you see the Unrolled Egg Roll recipe I shared on Sunday? It’s really good and I highly recommend it!

Mark was off his meds this week, thankfully since he ended up driving to Ocala to help his sister move to Indiana Thursday and Friday … and flew back home on Sunday. So honestly, we have no idea if he feels better or not since it was a quick, whirlwind road trip and little sleep … he’s back on as of Sunday morning so here we go for the next two weeks!

Had a refrigerator guy come out on Saturday since Mark was gone and I was just going to pay to fix the fridge … but they have to order the part so that will be done on Wednesday … I HOPE!

I had a girlfriend come by Sunday morning. She got the heebie jeebies in the house … it’s old, dark, big furniture and yes, a little creepy, I admit it! But I think I’m getting used to it … sad as that may be!

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Did you all have a good Labor Day Weekend?? We rented a cute little Jeep and drove it across the alley on Saturday morning. When we left, there was a simple “wave” that had 20% chance of forming into anything more serious. Imagine our surprise on Monday morning to see Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches out!? Lots of rain on that drive home but we made it safely and here we are, another week in!

The temporary house had a few minor roof leaks, not surprisingly to us. As Jamie said, it rained pretty darn hard here so yeah, I’m sure a lot of folks found some roof leaks! On the chemo front, this is Marks week off and he’s looking forward to feeling good again for a little bit. Come Sunday morning, it’s time to start popping those pills again.

Did you see the BBQ Beef recipe I shared on Friday?? It’s delicious and I’m looking forward to making it again real soon! BUT FIRST, I need to get the refrigerator defrosted and try and get it serviced so it runs a little more efficient! 😉

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Looks like the tree frog followed us from the other house

We went to MD Anderson the week before last for our follow up scan and testing. Just been out of sorts and really need to get ourselves back on track in our groove. They put Mark on Capecitabine, 2 weeks on and 1 week off. We head back on November 1st for follow up again, this time a PET Scan to get a real good idea of what’s going on … and an endoscope and ultrasound. Yippee.  Mark is fine, he’s just tired as heck and I believe a little depressed, bored, etc. Our temporary housing isn’t all that fun and we just can’t get comfortable here. It’s temporary and that’s all we need to remember.

I missed last week’s party … by the time we got back from Houston and tried to finish settling in here, I totally missed it! This past weekend was the FIRST time I actually spent any considerable time on the computer … but I’m BACK!!

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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 😉

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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!

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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!

I’m fairly easy going and will not tire you with the rules, BUT please, make sure to share family friendly links and tips and while you at it, stop and visit some of the other folks who are sharing here!

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