31 August, 2010
30 August, 2010
Yup…it’s a Monday. Although to me at this point everyday feels like Monday. There’s not really any difference in my days anymore. I watch TV, I pray for some sort of reprieve, alas, it never comes. I’m still in pain. I still feel like this is going to be my life forever.
I refuse to let it be. I’m going to fight tooth and nail against it, but…I’m at a loss. I know I need new doctors. I know I need to stop goggling the symptoms I have, cause that’s just making me nuts. I know I need to get out of this bed, this room, this house. But that’s easier said than done at this point in time.
I need to start packing. Maybe if I start packing it will really set in that we’re moving…not only moving, but moving into OUR OWN HOUSE….Our first house. A house where I can get up and walk around, and go outside and be in more then 1.5 rooms.
I just…want…NORMAL…not that normal is ever going to happen, and I’ve accepted that, I just want QUALITY of life. I want to be like any other 29 year old. Buying a house, planning a family…not wondering how I’m going to make it through the day without crying in pain…
I don’t want to have to explain why I “don’t look sick”. I don’t want people coming up to me saying, well, you don’t look sick, so you must be fine, or, it’s all in your head. And I’m not just talking people off the streets, or family, I’m talking about doctors…you know…the ones that are supposed to help me find out what’s wrong and how to fix it? Yeah, them.
If it wasn’t for my amazing husband, and my mom, I would have given up a long time ago…
23 August, 2010
Give away is open to US residents ONLY...sorry everyone!!
22 August, 2010
So…this month instead of a contest for Pearistas…they are holding a Pen to Paper Challenge. What does that mean?
Here’s what Christy has to say about it:
In place of a giveaway this month we are challenging you to participate in our Pen to Paper challenge, exclusive to our Pearistas! (oh, and there is something else coming in a few days, too!)
At Pear Tree, we believe in something greater than selling cards. We believe in the value of relationships and we know how much you value them, too, especially after seeing some of your posts with last month's note cards giveaway.
Paper is a form of connecting people, a great form, a real form. We know this because when we go to the mailbox, the first thing we open is the hand addressed envelope. Because inside waiting is a note card someone has taken the time to write especially for you.
So, we have a challenge for you, our Pearistas. Write a hand written note once a week for four weeks. There's so much to say. Say it's been too long to those who live long distance, write a note to one of your parents and tell them all those things you've been meaning to say but it's easier to write, or tell the people in your life you see every day and forget to express your appreciation for always being there for you. It doesn't take much, even just a simple hello in the form of a hand-written note will mean so much to the recipient!
If you accept this challenge, we'll send you 8 note cards, 4 for you and then an additional card and envelope to include in each of the 4 that you send, promoting the person you're sending a card to, to do the same, send a hand-written note. The cards will be personalized with a generic 'hello' message, which we feel is appropriate for almost any message you would want to write.
Finally, as we know a part of being a blogger is sharing your experiences, we ask you then commit to following up each note with a post about what writing the note meant to you. Scan in your note if you want to, but we understand if it was a private note! But more importantly, tell us about how you felt writing the card. What were the responses you got back? Did you get creative and include something else along with the card (picture, etc.)? Once a week we will pick out one Pearista's post to feature on our Pear Tree blog (obviously with the consent of the Pearista) and award that Pearista a $50 credit towards any Pear Tree purchase (ahem, the need for holiday cards isn't that far away).
Do you accept? Just send me an email or comment on this post telling me you're accepting the challenge by this Saturday, August 7th, and we'll get your cards in the mail to you the following week, for sure by Saturday the 14th. Week one of the challenge will start Sunday, August 15th.
I can't wait to read your posts!
So…I’m a little early…but here’s what I did for my first one…You may or may not know that Fire Husband is currently in the NCO academy, through a satellite course…started a couple weeks ago, and goes through the end of Oct. here…then he will spend 2 weeks at another ANG base for the remainder of his class, and graduation. The first couple days of class were less then pleasant for him…between his full time job, and class and all…he’s a wee bit stressed. But that’s neither here nor there…
We have a tradition here in our house. Anytime Fire Husband leaves…for any amount of time…a week, a month, whatever…I put a note in his stuff before he leaves for him to find when he gets to his destination.
Well, yeah, I know he technically didn’t “go” anywhere…just to his ANG base…but I could sense that he needed a pick me up. So on Thursday, I took one of the Pear Tree Greeting cards that I received for the challenge, wrote it out a 0530 (5:30AM) and tucked it safely away in his ABU’s for him to find before class. In this note, I told the love of my life and best friend how much I love him, and how very very proud I am of him for all that he does everyday.
He found the note just before class, and said that it was just the encouragement that he needed that day. He had a great class.
He truly is the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me. I’m blessed to have him as my soul mate, and husband.
I’m not sure who will be the recipient of next weeks card…so come back and check it out!
21 August, 2010
So, I’ve decided to enter this weeks L.E.N.S challenge over at Home is Where You Start From
This weeks challenge is:
This week we are exploring capturing sunlight in our photos. Link up a photo that shows the play of sunlight on a subject, a photo that captures sun flare or just a photo that celebrates sunlight. Get creative!
This is the photo that I’ve chosen for this weeks challenge
this is one of my favorite pictures from last summer…I know it doesn’t capture alot of sunlight…but I still love it! Hope y’all enjoy!
20 August, 2010
Throughout the month of August, enjoy 15% off anything and everything BABY! Birth Announcements, Baby Shower Invitations, Baptism Invitations and more!
Use code PEARAUG10. Shop Pear Tree Greetings' Baby Collection
19 August, 2010
I would like to get the Mama Bird necklace.