Let’s Party #42!

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I’ve missed the last few parties. it’s just been a little crazy busy … but never too busy to take a quick picture of the office puppy!

Mark will go in this morning to start a new regime of chemo for the esophageal cancer. He hasn’t had anything for a month and can certainly tell … feels like the Tumor is growing with the additional discomfort he’s been feeling. Being that this type of cancer grows super fast, we are both anxious for him to get going again.

This treatment is Taxol which I’ve read good things about. They put him on a heavy dose of blood pressure medicine as one of the main side effects is an increase in blood pressure. Being that Mark has borderline high blood pressure, it is a concern. Not sure if I liked the oncologist remark that a heart attack is better than the cancer. Felt that was a little inappropriate but I suppose he was merely stating a fact.

In other news … we are SO close to being done with the condo! Furniture ordered and on back order for 2 of the 3 rooms we bought so far…luckily the master bedroom stuff is in stock! I’m getting excited as I’m over the temporary housing thing!

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Let’s Party #41!

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We had our 4th trip to Houston last week.

A very stressful visit. Good news: the cancer has not spread! The bad news: all the tumors have grown. That just means the current treatment (those pills) are not super effective so now we will try option #3 … that new chemo med is called Irinotecan which only has a 28% success rate. Let’s see if Mark can beat the odds.

We had another great party last week and I thank you for stopping by to share again this week!

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Let’s Party #40!

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Halloween Horror Nights did NOT disappoint. And neither did the Magic Kingdom or Epcot! So much fun and nice that we know people who are able to get us guest passes for FREE! FREE! Yes, FREE! 😉

In other news, we head to MD Anderson again Thursday and Friday … this time there is a whole slew of test: blood work, CT Scan, PET Scan and then Friday is the Endoscope and doctor appointment. We are nervous and Hubby is having major anxiety from this and other family drama/issues. I am thinking positive, happy thoughts as there are no other options, in my opinion. Everything will work out just fine. Might not be perfect, might not be the way we’d prefer, but it will all be fine.

Moving onward even more … I’m so glad to see you again this week and can’t wait to see what you are sharing! There’s been some awesome stuff and I’m pinning and sharing on Facebook as much as I can! Are you following me on Facebook yet? Not a big social media person but working on it!

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Let’s Party #39!

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I’m so excited! We have passed all 3 inspections and now things can start happening! That’s my new kitchen and yes it will be small but I can’t wait! Mark has his appliance list together to start shopping for the best deal and if I know him he will score! *Sidenote: does anyone have any suggestions on how to store my crockpots and instant pot and electric skillet? I’m not wanting to take up any valuable space in the limited kitchen cabinet space!

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Let’s Party #38!

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We partied over the weekend with a quick overnight trip to see Kid Rock. What an awesome show. Wheeler Walker, Jr. was the opener and we skipped him (no offense but I think he might have been too vulgar for our taste) and then there was Brantley Gilbert who we DID want to see .. and of course, Kid Rock.

I had picked these tickets up in February, shortly after Mark’s diagnosis. At that time, we weren’t sure what to expect for his future … I mean, heck, this is what Cancer.gov shows:

Percent Surviving  5 Years  19.2% (2008-2014)

Well, that just stinks and is flat out scary.

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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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Let’s Party #34!

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Parchment paper saves the day

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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