Your Brain on Puppies!

This could become a serious nationwide addiction…….

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True Confessions

So, I thought it was embarrassing enough to admit I thought the Pooh emoji ūüí©was a Hershey kiss emoji! Here’s my latest confession:

I have a sticker on my car, a magnetic sticker, for a friend’s daughter who needs a kidney. It says “Ally Needs a Kidney”

I ¬†was visiting a friend’ s granddaughter in the hospital and I parked my car on the street near the Children’s Hospital.

My friend happened to be there when I was visiting. When I was ready to leave she said she drive me to my car. She asked which car did you drive?¬† The one with the kidney sticker on it?¬† ¬†Yup.¬† We drove up and down the few streets I could’ve parked on near the hospital looking for the sticker.¬† We drove past a car just like mine but no sticker….¬† Then we drove down a few more streets that were a little farther out.¬† No car with a sticker.¬† Eventually we decided my car was stolen because there was no car with a sticker on it and called the police and my insurance company to report my car stolen.

We took one more sweep and realized the car without a sticker was my car.  I had taken the sticker off to run it through the car wash and forgot to put it back on!  Thank goodness my friend is easygoing.  She just laughed and said she was glad we found my car.  We spent several hours talking while on this search and dinner after we found my car.  At least we are all caught up on our gossip!

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‚Äôt 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.

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….