Monday, November 19, 2007

~Crazy Couple Days~


Well, my Microsoft Frontpage decided to die on me yesterday. That is the program I use for my website and host my e-bay auctions. The good news is, I got it working after 5 and a half hours of working on it today and I don't have to get a new computer or program. WHEW!!! I am soooo happy about that.

I will be getting ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting tomorrow and Wednesday, by cleaning the house (Mom's coming over to help) and I still need to shop for dinner. We have the turkey but need to get everything else.


I had my pre-op physical today and will find out about my blood work tomorrow. It took them 20 minutes to find a good vein because all of mine are collapsed from chemotherapy. They blew out one of my veins today, it hurts like hell, and finally found one to get some blood. I sure am glad that is over with!!! Just think 2 WEEKS from TONIGHT I will be all done with my 2nd phase of reconstructive breast surgery. They will be taking out the expander's and replacing them with saline implants and then building nipples. I have to wear nipple tents (THAT MAKES ME LAUGH EVERY TIME I SAY IT) for 3 weeks as not to tear or catch them on my clothing. The last phase of the reconstruction won't happen until LATE SPRING 2008. So, they weren't kidding when they said the whole process takes about a year.


The girls decorated the whole house for CHRISTMAS since I want to have that all done and all the presents bought before surgery. Then I can just relax until Christmas!!! I will get a picture of the tree, I just forgot to and will share that after Thanksgiving.


I feel better and stronger everyday and below are just a few photos of what will be coming to the website the weekend of Thanksgiving. YIPPY SKIPPY!!! GAME ON, as the girls would say. If you are interested in having me e-mail you as soon as everything is ready, please e-mail me so I can add you to our list.

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING and I am so THANKFUL for all of you, my family, friends and all of Our Troops!!! I will back to blogging after Thanksgiving.

Hugs, Amy


She'sSewPretty said...

Amy! You have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Don't work too hard and let everyone help you! My package came today and I can't wait to start playing with it. I'll post on my blog after Thanksgiving. Hugs!

Cottage Contessa said...

Hello Amy! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving together, and I will be praying for you with your operation. It was lovely to meet you Amy, I look forward to getting to know you better.
God Bless you sweetie.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Amy, I just wanted to tell you to have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope that it is a good week for you. I love all your pitures!

daisy cottage said...

Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers EVERY day!
I am thankful to have found YOU!


Lallee said...

Amy, I'm so glad to see you posting! The girls did a wonderful job decorating~how special! I hope you have a most blessed Thanksgiving. I'll be praying for your upcoming surgery. Nipple tents~now that did give me a good chuckle ;-)

Blessings and hugs,

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Amy,
Your girls did a great job with the Christmas decorations! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving and make sure you take lots of time to rest after your operation.

Thanks so much - my parcel arrived from you today - I can't wait to start sewing tha self-cover buttons.
I look forward to seeing your next lot of goodies on your website.

Take care,
Niki x

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your girls did a wonderful job w/the Christmas decorating!
I look forward to seeing the pretties in your shoppe soon......
Okay, nipple tents made me laugh too!! ;)
Take care, and have a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

Hello Sweet Amy, Looks like Christmas at your house:) The Girls did a wonderful job. I am so glad you are feeling better... Thanks for visiting... May God Bless you and your family with a great Thanksgiving.
Love and Hugs Mary :)

FarmHouse Style said...

Your decorations look lovely! You can just tell by your writing that you are doing better:)

Happy Thanksgiving Amy!


Anonymous said...

So glad to see you doing so well, Amy. You have been in my prayers continually!

Your friend,

MJ - California

Mary said...

So pleased to know you are feeling much better Amy - please don't overdo things for Thanksgiving - you still need to rest!

We are thankful that you are well on the road to recovery now - you are in our Thanksgiving prayers and we send love to you and your wonderful family.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your Christmas decorations look so sweet, Amy! The girls did a wonderful job decorating - no doubt something that they got from you. Just get plenty of rest and don't overdo it. The things you have shown here are wonderful! I spy two vintage sewing baskets..I have the green one on the left. smile. Love ya and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Becky and family

carole said...

Amy Darlin:
The girls certainly have your flair for decorating!!!
You sound so much better!!!
Have a fun and wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. You are well thought of by all of us : )
Much love

IsabellaCloset said...

Amy, I just wanted to stop by and wish a happy Thanksgiving to you, Bob and the kids. Sounds like you are feeling so much better, thats just wonderful. You sure have been through hell.
Take care sweet friend! Hugs & love, ~Mary~ :-}

Iowa Gal said...

NIPPLE TENTS???????????????? I had to laugh at that. Have a happy holiday from our house to yours dear Iowa friend..........JAN

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Amy,

Your girls did a wonderful job decorating and how sweet of them to be such good little helpers! I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


BittersweetPunkin said...

Amy...I'm, glad you are feeling makes my heart happy to see you posting and in better spirits. Your girls did a great job with the decoration...I hope you have have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones.

marylou said...

Hiya Amy,
Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Turkey Day:)....... And to congratulate you on your journey, how far you have come and all you have yet to go. Knowing you it shall be done with style & grace & love:) The girls did a beautiful job decorating, must of had a good teacher:-)Blessings dear one!!
Hugs, Marylou

Ragged Roses said...

Wishing you a very happy, wonderful Thanksgiving Amy. Take care and have plenty of rest after your operation. Your home looks lovely and Christmasy, enjoy it. Thinking of you
Kim x

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy! I'm so happy you are feeling better! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!Your home looks wonderfully festive. Many hugs and prayers for you and your family!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Henry Family! Your Christmas decorations are just beautiful! (You've got me chuckling with the "nipple tents" term!)


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
May I borrow your daughters to decorate my house for Christmas?? I don't enjoy doing it. I've asked my stepdaughter and also my dil to give me that as my Christmas gift, but they don't take me serious..
Nipple one to me also *snickers*.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

Nancy M. said...

Hi Amy!
I hope your Thanksgiving is a happy one, and thanks for sharing your holiday decorations! I hope to see you listing some goodies soon. Enjoy your day tomorrow.

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, wishing you a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. I love your decorations---oh how I want to decorate my house--weep,weep,sob,sob. Oh well, there's next year. Hugs, Pat

Shelley said...

Hi Amy, so glad you are feeling better ! Your home looks so festive, yours girls did a great job. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving !


Joy said...

Hi Amy,
Everything looks lovely! How sweet of your girls to decorate for you. I am so happy to hear that everyday you are getting stronger. God took everyone's prayers very seriously!

Anna T said...

I love your pictures Amy!
I hope your turkey day was fabulous!
Anna T

Counting Your Blessings said...

Can't even tell you how wonderful it is to see you posting again! a more typical Amy fashion =) Have a wonderfully long weekend. Blessings... Polly

kathyann said...

Amy I hope you had a lovely thanksgiving! Your girls did a beautiful job with your Christmas decorations,Well done to them!!MMMM...Nipple tents eh,Amy just how big are your nipples going to be!!!!!Ha ha Love and Hugs Kathyann and my girls at Meg's Mum's Muffins