Sunday, March 30, 2008

~FREE SHIPPING~MARCH GIVEAWAY~WHERE IS THE OLD AMY~

~FREE SHIPPING MAKES US SMILE~DON'T YOU JUST LOVE FREE SHIPPING??? I know I do and so I decided to add FREE SHIPPING from now on to ALL OF MY ETSY store purchases. (less shipping for overseas) I will be adding new treasures to etsy weekly and EVERYTHING will have FREE SHIPPING (in the USA) no matter if you buy one or 100 items.

Also, today is the LAST day to enter my MARCH GIVEAWAY (winner announced tomorrow) for a $30.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to http://www.foursistersinacottage.com/ you not only use it for treasures on our website but you can put it towards shipping too!!!

Have a HAPPY SUNDAY!!! I am off to mark more treasures for my HUGE TAG SALE!!! Pictures, times and days will be posted here!!!

WHERE IS THE OLD AMY....I AM HAVING A REALLY REALLY HARD TIME even looking at myself in the mirror.....I know I will never be the "OLD AMY" with the long hair and energy and strength I once had....it's sounds crazy but this past week, I feel that I am mourning a death....the death of the old Amy and it's really hard for me to let it go!!! My body really looks like SHIT.....sorry for such a strong word but yes, I am being vain and I want my OLD body back.....CANCER SUCKS...even after they cut it out of your body (can I say I feel more mutilated than anything else), even after chemo.....even after they tell you, you are cancer free and send you on your way.....CANCER SUCKS.....it SUCKS EVERYTHING OUT OF A PERSON....IT SUCKS IT SUCKS IT SUCKS!!!


LOOK HOW DAMN SKINNY I WAS, that's part of the white cupboard behind my back, Bob and I going out on a HOT DATE!!!! He SURPRISED me and had my girls go and pick out the dress, shoes, and jewelry to take me out on the town. I WAS SO SURPRISED as it's really hard to get things past me!!!!

TODAY I AM THANKFUL:


Melted snow

Music in my CD Player playing today, Jackson Browne, Little River Band, Toto

Music that Motivates Me

Maddi girl who is on Spring Break this week

Sleeping in on Spring Break

A working washer and dryer

Bob, who made it possible for my huge old limestone fireplace to be fixed and brought up to code and we have now had 2 fires in the past 2 days.
For Bob, who, even tho we can have some pretty good fights, stopped me yesterday, looked me in the eyes and said, "I don't care if you have some extra pounds, I don't care if your hair never grows back, I don't care if your teeth are falling out, , I don't care if you can't do all the stuff you used to be able to do, ALL I CARE ABOUT IS THAT YOU ARE ALIVE and HERE WITH ME to share another day." WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT?????

Paint.....and old trim....because my mind loves to DREAM of the possibilities with both.


Find your glass half full or running over and Make it a GREAT DAY!!!

Why cry over spilled milk??? It just means you had plenty to drink!!!
(NOW, if I could just put my BIG GIRL PANTS ON and get over this old Amy issue)


Paying it Forward.....Love and Hugs, Amy

(What we have given to Freecycle.org so far: Working Fax/Copy Machine, 5 rolls of darling Apple Wallpaper, All my breast cancer books and information in a brand new pink bag, FIVE 30 gallon contractor bags of WORKING/No pieces missing TOYS, BOOKS and GAMES!!!....BOY THIS FEELS GOOD!!!)
UPDATE 11pm Sunday night.....I just gave away a 6 month old White Metal Bunk beds (you know the kind you buy at Wal-mart) and the 6 month old mattress/box springs that went with it. REMEMBER how I hated even buying those bunk beds.....I was even more thrilled to GIVE them away. I posted it on freecycle.org and it was picked up and out of here going to a sweet little 4 year old boy who now feels like his big brother...COOL STORY huh)
AND YOU STILL HAVE UNTIL TOMORROW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY...I thought today was March 31st....LOL

17 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Great to see you posting again.
Over time I am sure you will get back to the old you and have plenty of that energy again. I know it took a couple of years for my MIL to get back to her old self and fighting fit again!!
There is nothing wrong with the new you anyway.
Alison

bs honey said...

Amye,I think that maybe you are having after shock. For too long you struggled with the thought of cancer, the surgeries, will I live, being so, so sick.
Hey, blessed day, you are alive and well, and we thank God. You know what, Amy? We all change, and I think you look super.

Lisa said...

Wow! You have an amazing hubby, Amy. Your post has left me in tears. Tears of joy that there are still men out there who know whats important. Thanks for sharing your journey.

Lisa XOXO

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Wow Amy, that is a powerful post. What a sweet hubby, he basically put it into perspective. I can't even begin to imagine what you've been through but I think you are amazing in every way. Stay strong.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Anita said...

Amy-

Give yourself some time. It's like having a baby and getting chubby and then having to take time to get back into shape- sometimes it doesn't happen automatically. You worked on cancer for a year- maybe work on this for a year. Just not so hard- eat good, work out as you can- but BOB is right- and you know that. Heck, most of your blogger friends have never even SEEN you and they like you- it's not all about that. I know you are uncomfortbale and these rainy days are not helping. When the sun shines, you'll be able to be outside and more active.

Hang in there and work ont hat tag sale- (Like I need more stuff :)

Hugs-

Anita

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful post.
Also, thanks for your info on freecycle. I just joined the one close to my town and its so amazing what you can find.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I know what you mean, Amy. Even though I haven't had cancer, just having back surgery and the subsequent weight gain is awful. However, let's look at this all in a positive way - we wake up to the lovely sunrise each day - even if we wear a larger size, it is all good. At least we are both tall and can stretch it out!

You are gorgeous now and gorgeous then. Bob is a wonderful, wonderful man. He looks shy in that picture!

Lovely post!

xo
Becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I know what you mean, Amy. Even though I haven't had cancer, just having back surgery and the subsequent weight gain is awful. However, let's look at this all in a positive way - we wake up to the lovely sunrise each day - even if we wear a larger size, it is all good. At least we are both tall and can stretch it out!

You are gorgeous now and gorgeous then. Bob is a wonderful, wonderful man. He looks shy in that picture!

Lovely post!

xo
Becky

Nora Lee said...

Amy,
What a powerful post. You brought to light a lot of issues that people like myself, who have never had cancer, can stop and understand about those who have/had dealing with these issues. You are a special person and are blessed with an understanding husband. Thanks for sharing your journey as well.

I am going to have to check out feecycle site also!

Hugs,
Sandra

Joy said...

You're honest Amy and that's what I love about you.
p.s. Bob is a smart man. :)

Hugs,
Joy

ceekay said...

Amy, I have visited many times, but never wrote, I don't believe. My husband and I were reading about what Bob said to you. My husband has said almost the same word for word. My hair on my head is back, shorter, but back. But the weight gain...what a struggle. But I am here. Can't do everything I used to do either, but I am doing something! Bob is a keeper! So is my hubby. Although I wish I looked the way I used to, I am so thankful to be healthy right now, today. So happy to hear you are doing better too!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Amy...I loved your post...your hubby sounds like a rare gem! Don't worry...in time you will have yourself back....you are so Blessed...you know that.

Hugs,
Robin

She'sSewPretty said...

I know how you are feeling though I can't blame my weight gain on cancer. I had a hysterectomy and gained almost 30 lbs. and I hate it. But I try to walk every day. Your Bob is a wonderful man. Tell him I said so!

Scat said...

Honey we all wished we looked like we USED to look. Its call Father Time. It marches right over us! ha
Be happy your here to talk about it!
Take care!

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Hi Amy, Thank you sweetie for the kind words you sent to me these past weeks grieving my mama's death. I miss her so much and every day is a struggle. I now say I would do chemo 1000 times over than to miss my mom.

I too feel like a different person since chemo. I hate my hair even though it is growing back. I want it long again and feel like an old lady. My body is not the same. I am getting so fat. I have no short term memory...it is gone and that is something to get use to. Oh, and the aches...oh well...I could keep complaining...lol.

just want you to know I so understand honey. We have been through a lot but we are breathing and that is a good thing.

I too have a husband who says the same things as yours. For that we must be grateful. I only have one boob and he still loves me.

Big hugs to you Amy. I'm here if you need to talk. I think talking with another who has gone through the same, well, there is nothing else like it.

joanna

IsabellaCloset said...

Amy, Hang is there sweetie. You have been through so much. Hopefully it will get better soon. I want you to be happy again. Hugs ~Mary~

kat449 said...

Hi Amy,
This is my first visit to your blog in over almost a year. You had just begun the new Amy journey. I remember how devestated I was for you as a woman, a sister I hadnt met yet, I was so humbled by your grace...I just didnt feel worthy coming over to tell you how I believed in the power of prayer and you had mine...I mean who wants to hear that one more time with all you were going thru? I have kept you lifted in prayer all this time, but was too cowardly to come over only to see that perhaps you didnt make it. Im so sick of early death. I should have known youd be alive and living life with all the passion folks love you so much for. I dont know the old Amy, but Im sure diggin the new one, Darlin, you have an incredible spirit, an awesome message of hope and the power of friendship and love. I am weeping tears of gratitude for you. I bow to you and your courage. I am in awe of who you have grown into. Thank you for not giving up. Id sure betickled if you stopped by my blogsit & sign up for my first 100th post giveaway. Blessings of continues health, self love,and much acceptance. You So ROCK! peace, Kat
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