Thursday, May 26, 2011

Healing Cooler

Since I'm on my high calorie, high fat diet it's hard to get a lot of fruits and veggies in.  I mean it takes like 14 cherries to get 80 calories! body has been feeling sluggish, so I thought the best way to go about this was to get some fresh juice.  I went through a juicing phase last summer, where I made my own with a juicer but that takes a lot of effort, and I saw a new juice line in O Magazine last month and I wanted to give it a try. 

The website is called healingcooler and I love that you can send someone a cooler full of juice instead of say flowers.  How creative.  I ordered two coolers, and got lots of different kinds!

they came so nicely packed!

So I am pretty partial to fruit juices but really wanted to give the veggie ones a try! And everything was so great, and tasted so fresh! They totally made me feel healthier.  The downside of ordering fresh juice of course is the overnight shipping cost and the fact that since they are not pasteurized they only last a few days...that is a big bummer -- it would have been nice for these to last like 2 weeks instead of like 4 days...

I do highly recommend this company -- they were by far cheaper than say BPC which I know is all the rage, and what a great idea to send this to someone trying to heal! Do any of you juice??

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Transplant Tuesday

So I had my every 3 week check in yesterday and I really have nothing new to report back to you guys.  All my numbers are pretty much the same - weight stable - lung function still at 22%, still the same number on the list....So basically I am just waiting for a call!

Soon hopefully...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011


So I've been really sick the past few days, basically all week.  I think it was a combo of a lot of things: a build up of anesthesia and pain killers, globs of green grossness coming out of my sinuses, ears being blocked up, not having the luxury of vomiting things up (thanks fundoplication), massive headache, and so on, so basically for 3 straight days I was a dry heaving, sweating, headache of a mess (it felt like a hangover without the boos people) but now I think I am finally back to life.  I was supposed to have a check up Tuesday but had to ix nay that idea, so next week...

My little Pazzo was very  nice and didn't leave my side this whole time.  He is a good little boy.  I'll have to get him a really nice steak for this or something. 

Anyway, on to better things, are you guys watching American Idol? Who do you want to win???

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Retail Therapy

This week I needed some retail therapy - actually the longer I've been waiting for lungs the more shopping I do.  I could do worse things! Well Thursday I needed to get out after my surgery and I chose wisely and went to Target.  Who doesn't love Target? I actually had an agenda in mind because I had to get my make a wish child a gift for her trip (more on that at another post) but I knew I was going to be buying myself some goodies too!

I ended up getting an entire new set of summer plate ware, which felt really good I won't lie.  I love to make things pretty, and these dishes are totally pretty.  I mixed and matched from a few different sets to make a complete set

Pretty right?

I also got one of these tumblers from the new Calypso for Target line to use as a vase (the pink one obv)

I am also a self proclaimed makeup fanatic.  @firstclasspanda and @lindziah are the same way! So I picked up this cool item from Pixi that I've been seeing in lots of magazines. It is a cheek color as well as a lip color in one little product. I figure that it will be good to pack for trips.  The tip is the cheek color and the tube is the lip gloss. See:

Does shopping make you guys feel better when you're stressed or bummed out?

You might be seeing lots of "shopping" posts coming up....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friday The 13th

I'm back active on the list! : )

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Drink

You know how much I love all kinds of tea, well I found my new drink of the summer folks!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I am home from surgery feeling okay and recovering on the couch today : )

With any luck I should be back on the transplant list Friday!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Surgery Ready

Tomorrow I go in for my surgery, and although I am anxious about it, I know it means I then get to go back on the list, so that makes me really really happy! I wonder how long it will take to recoup, no one has really said anything to me when I will be up and walking around...Hopefully it's a quick recovery!

And yesterday was also a very anxious day, Mother's Day without a mom, it's pretty tough, especially at my age.  But I have a lot of really caring people that make it a lot easier.  Thank you you know who you are  : )

Friday, May 6, 2011

Brown Sugar

Today I am making baked beans, which I have never done before, like not all homemade...and of course the recipe includes brown sugar.  Here is my thing with brown sugar, I'll get a new bag, use it once, Ziploc it nicely and the next time I go to use it it is hard as a rock.  ALWAYS.  This ruined something I wanted to make the other week, and I was complaining to my friend Sarah about this, and she told me about these brown sugar bears that supposedly keep the brown sugar nice and soft.  Like what!? Could this be real? Sure enough I googled and came across and was so intrigued I ordered a few!

I used some brown sugar on Easter (a new bag) and put it back in the Ziploc, this time with a brown sugar bear (which is like a clay bear that you first soak in water before you put it in the brown sugar) and sealed it up.  Well today when I went to get my brown sugar for my baked beans guess what...the brown sugar was soft! YES! IT! WAS!

So I suggest if you hate the brown sugar problem as much as I do you get yourself a little brown bear

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sweet Tea

I drink a lot a lot a lot of iced tea, especially since my stomach wrap procedure last year because bubbles bother me, and I often get a giant sizes sweet tea from McDonalds, because it is AMAZING, and probably loaded with calories and sugar which is good for my weight!  Well I have a lot of simple syrup on hand that I ordered off of a flash sale website a few months ago, and decided I would try to make my own sweet tea.  All I did was add a ton of simple syrup to water and ice, and used 5 (ice brew) tea bags and it came out really good! Maybe not as amazing as McDonalds but....And I used a bit of pomegranate simple syrup just to give it a different flavor...Sorry I didn't take a picture of the finals product!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easy Peazy

I love pizza, I love it anyway it comes and I often make english muffin pizzas at home (I know, I know!) but the other day I didn't have english muffins so instead I took crescent roll dough, rolled it out, and made some pizza!

*If you try this put it on something non stick!

Monday, May 2, 2011

5 Things I'm Loving On Monday

mini pop tart crisps

my new pink blanky

the "royal wedding" donut

brownies from kerri


mcdonalds oatmeal