Saturday, July 23, 2011

My 16 Year Old Got a Tattoo

...well, not really.


We were watching NY Ink yesterday and my daughter asked me to give her a tattoo so I did. This is 100% freehand sharpies, no needles, pain or discomfort involved. And before someone says sharpies are not safe on skin, I've seen no evidence to that fact.

I've never been able to commit to real tattoos even though I think they're cool. Just can't imagine having an accessory that I could never ever change! Do you have a tattoo?



 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Free Freschetta Pizza!

Freschetta is some pretty dang good stuff to have stashed in your freezer... at 1 am.... when your teenagers are complaining of hunger.... and then you get to steal a piece or two!  Bonus!


There is just no comparison between Freschetta and  those shriveled up little things they pass off as pizza in the freezer aisle.  We're talkin' real dough, real cheese and real toppings.

Have you tried Freschetta's new Pizza by the Slice?  What a great idea and if a gourmet frozen pizza you can cook yourself wasn't convenient enough, hello Pizza by the Slice!  Next month for one day only Freschetta will be giving away (yes, literally giving away) free Pizza by the Slice in increments of 5,000 every half hour at a special online event.  Yummy!


Here is a little info straight from Freschetta:

On Thursday July 28th, 2011 the website www.FreeFreschetta.com will be available for people to sign up for a reminder email and view a preview of the events to come with host Mike Rylander. On August 4th the reminder email will be sent to those that signed up, and the event will be live at 11 AM on this day for all to sign up! This event is a great way to try out FRESCHETTA® By The Slice and get to do so for FREE! On the day of the event there will also be fun, interactive contests where additional coupons will be awarded.

So mark your calendars and get your taste buds ready.  We'll be sure to give you a reminder too, just in case you forget.  Which we know you won't.  How could you forget free food.









Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Anemia Watch

So here's an update on my health.  

Me +1, Pernicious Anemia 0!!  

 
Since my last post on this subject, I have gone to a new doctor who recognized the seriousness of the B12 deficiency and put me on a weekly shot routine which has now switched to every two weeks.  I really think I am starting to feel a bit better.  The overwhelming and devastating fatigue seems to have gone which is wonderful.  I'm now just facing tiredness, weakness and little energy.  To those that don't understand the fatigue, there is just no way to explain it.  You feel like the walking dead, kind of like a zombie with a half-functioning brain and without the cravings to eat people.  Ha!


In order to avoid the hour plus drive to the new doctor, I also got a prescription so that I can do my own shots.  Let me tell you.... scary!!  The needle isn't like the short needle used for giving insulin, it's a long one because it needs to go into the muscle.  It was a bit of a stressful week before the next shot that I would have to give to myself.  Luckily, a few phone calls and I found a nurse that lives a few blocks away that was willing to help me.  Thank you heaven above!!  I really didn't know how I was going to stick that huge needle into myself without passing out or running down the street screaming.


I'm still waiting for my legs and hips to start functioning normally again and I pray that they do.  Tripping over my feet, constantly aching hips and being unable to lift my legs is no fun.  I'm told that they may never recover fully.  For those unfamiliar with Pernicious Anemia, as it progresses, the symptoms can mimic those of MS.  My brain fog is subsiding and I feel that I can breathe a little more freely now.  I'm still wondering how my doctor missed my diagnosis for all these years!  Do you have faith in the medical community?







Sunday, July 17, 2011

Flash Giveaway!! Ends Tomorrow!!

This giveaway post is now CLOSED.  Congrats to our winner Sarah #32!! 

We're feeling a little frisky at Artsy Chaos today. To celebrate, we're giving away a one-year magazine subscription to the winner's choice of the following:












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