Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wow - A First for Everything ...

Yesterday's first was my first x-ray.  Yup, 37 years later, besides the yearly dental x-rays and the ultrasounds when pregnant, yesterday was my first x-ray - of my chest.  They checked for pneumonia and the x-ray was ... negative.  Yay!  I think, LOL.  Last night I started my 12 day journey of steroids, my 10 day journey of a stronger antibiotic than 2 weeks ago and an inhaler, for as long as I need it.  Now, maybe we can move forward and not have everyone at work treat me like I am a carrier of leprosy. 

Today's first?  I am a featured blogger!  Can you believe that??  I am so excited and wanted to send a thank you to the great gals sponsoring today's Follow Me Wednesday blog hop.  If you are new to blogging, click on the Follow Me Wednesday link on my left sidebar and check out what it is all about.  It's a fabulous opportunity for everyone to grow their readership, make a few new friends and read many new and interesting blogs!   Thanks to all new visitors too for stopping by and saying hello.  Hope you are able to grab a hot cup of coffee and browse around a bit. 

Another first in today's post:  I've been contacted by CSN to do a giveaway for them.  Right here.  On this blog.  Don't fall over!  You'll have a very good chance of winning if you stick around!  Are you not familiar with CSN Stores?  Don't worry, I wasn't either when I was first contacted by them.  CSN Stores is a network of over 200 unique stores that you can shop from all at once.  Over 2 million items to choose from.  Kind of makes it easy to purchase what you want, whether it be pendant lighting for your kitchen renovation, patio furniture to put outside this spring or even a kiddie toy!  CSN seems to have everything you could ever want and prices that won't break your budget. 

** Edited to ADD ** Know what, let's get this party started now!! I'd love to start this giveaway today and end it next Wednesday!  All you need to do is click on the link above and tell me what you would want to purchase from CSN Stores.  Easy enough, right?  The gift will be a $15 g/c to CSN Stores to use in any way you please but ... (of course there is a but!) right now we can only ship to USA and Canada.  I can tell you that there is a console table on the site that I am in love with!  If we were not minimalizing our stuff, I'd definitely spring for that.  Oh yeah, if you're not a follower of mine, and there is no way to contact you on your profile page, please leave your first name and email address in the comment so I know how to get in touch with you!  Thanks for playing!
My kidlets are off from school on Friday.  Have I mentioned that already?  Boy oh boy have we got plans.  SweeTart and my mom are heading to the Aquarium for a class trip with her pre-school class.  Hubs and I are taking the older two skiing for the day.  Skiing = me in lodge (on computer or reading!), kids in lessons and Hubs tearing it up on the slopes.  Good day! 

On the horizon, two book reviews between this week and next week are coming up.  Twink has another gymnastics competition on Saturday, DinoBoy has his baseball "camp" on Sunday, Hubs is attending the NJ State HS Wrestling Championships in Atlantic City on Saturday/Sunday.  I've got more scrapbook stuff to unload on eBay, and other household stuff going up for auction every day as we continue our purge to get the house in "ready to show" condition.  And, I think I may need another drum roll here - Hubs and I are planning to sneak away for 4 days in April - back to Disney!!  For Epcot's International Flower and Garden Show! 



15 comments:

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward this blanket:
http://www.csnstores.com/Daniadown-65825TH-DWD1489.html

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Ashley said...

I'd get a workout dvd.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

I'd use it towards a Bahama Baby towel

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Hi! I'm a new follower! I hope you can visit me!

Sarah
Uberlibrariana

mmbear said...

I am a new follower and new to blogging. It has only been a little over a month so I am still learning a little more each day. My blog is not as technical or awesome as yours but I am getting there. I am following you thru GFC and would greatly appreciate a follow back! Thanks!

Mary @http://mmbearcupoftea.blogspot.com

AubreyLaine said...

I would love the Chilewich Table Runner.
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Veronica said...

Whew! It makes me tired just reading all that you have on your "plate"! lol
Hope that the meds kick in and you start to feel better. Yo and your hubby deserve that getaway in April!

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I'd probably get this kickball for the kids for outdoor fun this summer

http://www.csnstores.com/Melissa-and-Doug-6030-JW2028.html

a_heart4home at yahoo

Candi said...

I'd get a new apron :)

Bloggie McBlogger said...

Since she already has the baby/toddler stuff and all of the other room decor to match, I'd get the JoJo Designs Pink Dragonfly Dreams (big girl) bedding. :-)

Baby G said...

Definitely a Convertible crib bed rail.

Liz said...

I'd put it towards a Cuisinart fondue pot!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Judy said...

I'd use it for some new bed linen! To many to choose from!

Anonymous said...

I fell in love with this:

Emerilware - E9880264 - Pro-Clad 8" Non-Stick Frying Pan

Taleah said...

It's such a hard choice! I'd probably end up spending it on new cookie sheets or a cookie press! My email is on my profile.