New Lymphedema Gear!

Thanks to my brother in law I was able to purchase several sets of sleeves and gloves, this set is my favorite!

These are much more fun to wear than plain brown!  People sometimes think I am a crazy tattoo lady until they get a close look.  Everyone enjoys these sleeves and gloves.

Thank you Den for your thoughtful gift.  I forgot to take pictures of the others but I’ll share those soon.

The company I order these from always send me a little note.

Check them out if you need compression sleeves or gloves, they are a lot of fun!

SomePlace Else Brewery

I love to support local businesses.

This little brewery is right in my neighborhood.  Yummy beer and friendly atmosphere.  A place I can take my sketchbook to draw and feel safe if I go alone.  Doggies are welcome but I can’t decide which of my boys to take, they are all stinkers and would pester the other customers for attention and treats.

Here is the deal:

Of course I purchased my membership, I am number 56 (born in 1956).

They have pinball, skee ball and a whole bunch of games for kids.  Bring your own food.  Check out bingo night, trivia night or one of their other crazy nights.

How about open mic night?

SomePlace Else Brewery 

6425 W. 52ND AVE UNIT 6
ARVADA, CO 80002
(720) 512-4162

More News on Origami Bouquets for Oncology

Delivered about 20 origami bouquets to one of the oncology coordinators.

Here is the report from her first delivery –   I just delivered three of the flowers to the inpatient oncology unit at Littleton.   The first lady was so grateful.  The second one couldn’t quit smiling.   And the third was a very weak, tiny, elderly lady who looked to be of Japanese descent.  Her face lit up like sunshine.   She had a pillow in her lap so I laid it on the pillow.   Later, when I was leaving, I peeked in on her.  She was asleep with the flowers in her hand.   This morning one of the Radiation Therapists took one to put by the machines so patients could see it when they walked in for treatment.   I would say that the first four made the day for a lot of people.

African Wild Dog Puppies

These adorable puppies were born at the Denver Zoo November 20, 2017.

Three male puppies, Nigel, Theodore Roosevelt and Livingstone, and one female puppy, Cholula.

They are also known as the African Painted Dog because of their gorgeous yellow splotches of color.  Unfortunately they are one of the world’s most endangered mammals so the Denver Zoo was excited to have these four pups born to their loving mom Tilly.

Their natural enemy in the wild is the fierce lion who will kill as many as possible to reduce their population as the wild dog is one of their greatest competitors.

Their quick pace of up to 60 kilometers an hour takes them into many dangerous situations.  Clashing with other wildlife and humans who see them as pests.  They have no ability to fight the diseases they catch from domestic dogs.

These dogs are very social, much like the humans who are eradicating them by stealing their health and their habitat.  These wild dogs are loyal to their packs, they share food with and take care of the other pack members.

Ever notice your own doggies hanging out together.  Just being good pack members!

Rommy, Roscoe and Monty

 

Henry, Roscoe and Monty

Bento Boxes for Shutins.

As our congregation ages in our little Japanese American Methodist Church, the older people find it difficult to make it to service.

They also miss some of their favorite foods, not served in assisted living centers.  Yay for Charlotte.  She is organizing Bento Box surprises for our elderly!

Maze gohan, savory flank steak, kimpiri gobo, orange slices and pumpkin cake!

Great fellowship creating these masterpieces!

Thank you Charlotte for all you hard work (and she made the cake for dessert)!

Origami Flower Bouquets for ICU and Infusion Center

When I asked the ladies who run the oncology infusion centers for ideas for more ways to reach their patients they both shared a wish for some help for critical patients.  These patients have been admitted to the hospital and because of compromised immune systems they cannot receive flowers!

My friend Seth is a master origami artist and volunteered to help me make these Bouquets!  The butterflies were given to me by another friend Janice.

We hope to bring a little joy!

I wish we could donate these awesome folding boxes Seth make but they take him six hours to create….

 

Anonymous Card! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Monty here with a guest post.  I got this anonymous card in the mail. No return address and no signature. I think it’s a joke but I’m a dog so I’m not sure. Help me out here! Are those green shamrocks supposed to be my spots?

I think I’m much cuter than the dog on the card…

Maybe mom will give us corned beef for dinner. I hope she doesn’t give us cabbage instead!

Skyline Chili Oyster Crackers?

My brother lives in Skyline Chile country and got me hooked on the stuff.  Thankfully he keeps me well supplied with regular deliveries.

Okay.  Skyline Chili Oyster Crackers are not your regular saltines.  I tell you there is something about them!   So I’m having some homemade beef and barley soup tonight and I open up my latest shipment of Skyline Chili Crackers and somethings not right…

I think I am paranoid!

I think these crackers are crisper and browner and just not the same!

I google it and my paranoia is confirmed!

Skyline Chili has a new oyster cracker baker.  (Say that three times as fast as you can!)

Read about it here.

I google more and find this!

Yikes, is nothing sacred?