Thursday, May 20, 2010

So Sorry...Will This GIVEAWAY Make It Better?

lease forgive me, for I have been a bad blogger. I have not posted as I should, nor have I responded to your lovely comments the past couple of weeks. To make it up to you, I made a few updates: I finished reading The Help a couple of weeks ago and wrote a bit about it, and I posted a huge enlightenment over on the grammar end of things. Oh yeah and there's a *DOUBLE GIVEAWAY* over in the Book Nook! Plus, I will be responding to each of you soon!

Friday I got my first migraine since the weeks following transplant in October. It lasted half the day and nothing gave me relief! (That was the day I was going to update all my bloggies.) On Saturday, I got up and going at a decent hour. I went to get Finn's first big-boy car seat. =( I knew exactly what I wanted and went straight into Babies R' Us to get it and dragged it to the counter. I had the wedding of a close high school friend to attend at four o'clock about a half hour's drive away, so it was a shuffle to do it all. As I approached the counter, I suddenly broke out into a sweat and felt an excruciating pain in my chest/upper stomach area. I knew this pain and realized it was only going to get worse. The associates at the store were so kind and helpful. They had someone carry my purchase out to my car and were very sympathetic.

I got to my car and called my mom to bring the medicine I needed. We sat there for about thirty minutes until it kicked in. I got home just in time to get ready. Well, it didn't quite work out that way, and my body just couldn't do it. I think it may have been a side effect of what I had taken for the migraine the day before because it is so strong, and it had been so long since I had taken it. That's enough about that icky stuff.

To be honest, I have also been a little sidetracked by three other little things, as well:

I used a combination of the last my rewards points and the perks of an educator discount to snag the first two gadgets; however, this last one has been my true downfall: I am on every single day learning how to use Photoshop and Illustrator like a pro. This site is amazing! If you ever wanted to learn how to software like this or others, this site is the answer to your prayers. I learned how to do this in less than an hour! There are training sets instantly available for everything from PowerPoint to Twitter and from iMovie to Dreamweaver, even Blogger. I am not being paid for this, just sharing some good stuff.

Here's the menu for my other updates:

~Book Nook~
Review & Giveaway of The Help

~Grammar for Girls on the Go~
The Mighty Apostrophe




  1. Oh dear! That scared me when you wrote about the incident at the toy store. I'm so glad you're okay. No worries about lack of posts. #1 priority is you friend. We will always be here. :)

  2. Oh my gosh, so sorry about the migraine. :( I get them too (though not quite as badly I don't think ... and I sometimes get visual aura, so I have a little warning) and you're right--it's seriously the worst ever. So glad your mom was able to bring you the meds!

  3. So sorry to hear about the migraine.. actually i found your blog thanks to the new Friendly Friday and naturally now I'm following you:)
    If you have time it would be nice to share back the love here:) Have a nice Friday!

  4. Sorry to hear about your migraine - I've never had one, but I've had bad headaches and those alone are horrible - I can't imagine a migraine!

    This is Christi from the Frugal Novice, by the way! Thanks so much for participating in the first Friendly Friday. I'm following you through GFC!

  5. Following from Friendly Friday!! :)

    Love your blog! You are so beautiful too! I'll be praying for you and of course reading your amazing blog. I love the beach picture up top :)

    Please follow me at

  6. I look forward to reading more of your blog and am even more sure that I will be an organ donor when I go "uptown" as my grandmother used to say. :)
    Thanks for your sharing!
    I'm here from Friendly Friday and am following you!
    Take care,
    Following you via Friendly Fridays - come on over and visit. :)
    Have a peaceful weekend,

  7. commenting back. you should get ink :) something that means something to you!
    i've never "met" anyone who's had a heart translplant. you have a new follower as i have a curious mind. i do hope that you feel better soon. no more migrains and what almost read like angina :(
    love the giveaway aswell. always wanted one LOL
    AND thank you :) you have just hit off the first give away on my site! (every 20th member means someone will be selected to win a gift)