Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Challenged Survival Blog, Mamma Bear Needs Your Help



Dear Blogger Friends,

I sent a Christmas card out to a dear friend, and recently received a card back from the friend’s husband, Papa Bear.  He asked for me to please call him.   I called Papa Bear, we all know of him through his wife, Mamma Bear over at the Challenged Survival blog.  

He has informed me, and I’m informing you Mamma Bear is still recovering daily, from the stroke she experienced on August 20, 2014.  She had surgery, spent 9 days in the hospital, and almost a month in a rehabilitation hospital. She went home to continue her recovery, to be around family, her animals, and friends; during this process, she suffered several seizures, was hospitalized again, and is now on several seizure medications, back at home. The doctors aren’t sure what’s causing these seizures. Mamma Bear is a fighter; even though she’s had a set back from the seizures, she keeps on fighting.  She’s working with her hand, and her leg, and is learning how to express herself, when she knows exactly what she wants to say, but can’t say it verbally.  

Papa Bear placed a medical update on Mamma Bear’s status on her blog, Challenged Survival on October 21, 2014.  Since then, he’s not been able to get back on the computer to update you on her status.  He’s tried numerous times; to sign in to no avail, and that’s where I come in.  He’s asked me to inform you of her status, and has requested prayers to help in her recovery.

From the bottom of my heart, I ask of you, as friends, to please pray for Mamma Bear’s recovery.  

On a personal note, if you would like to send a card, drawing, or maybe write a short note to Mamma Bear, to help put a smile on her face, as she takes these big steps toward recovery, then drop me an e-mail (SandyLivesay@G-mail.com), and I will be more than happy to provide you with her mailing address.   

Thursday, December 17, 2015

*****Winners Announced*****



The winners of the Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms laminated folding pocket guide by James Kavanagh and Raymond Leung (my gift) to you are:  



Leigh from 5 Acres & A Dream (My gift to you, Medicinal Plants)

And

Gail from At the Farm (My gift to you, Mushrooms)

The winners have until Wednesday, December 23, 2015; to respond to me with their mailing address. 

If the winner does not respond by 11:59 PM on December 23, 2015; I will have no choice but to select another winner.

Leigh and Gail, please e-mail me your mailing address.

My E-mail is: SandyLivesay@gmail.com

Friday, December 11, 2015

Let's Play 20 Questions . . . Plus 15



I recently visited Mama Pea over at A Home Grown Journal.  She’s posted, “Let's Play 20 Questions . . . Plus 15”, I was Intrigued and decided to answer the same questionnaire. Don’t laugh when you read my answers.  I dare you to copy, paste, and answer the questions on your blog.  
 1)  Do you like blue cheese?
      Yes, on top of a salad or a piece of meat that tastes terrible.


2)  Have you ever smoked?
      Yes, once or twice as a teenager trying to show off.

3)  Do you own a gun?  
      What do you thing…………………?  Lips sealed!!!

4)  What flavor of Kool Aid is your favorite?
      Fruit punch……….yes, I’m a kid at heart.

5)  Do you get nervous before dental appointments?
      Yes, I hate miniature drills in my mouth. 

6)  What do you think of hot dogs?
      They’re terrible for you.  I only eat Hebrew all beef.

7)  What's your favorite Christmas movie?
      The Best Years of Our Lives.  Watched every Christmas!

8)  What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
      Coffee, perked on the stove or Earl Grey Tea.

 9)  Can you do push-ups?
       Yes.

10)  What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
        My wedding ring.

11)  What's your favorite hobby?
        Photography, crocheting, and cooking.

12)  Do you have A.D.D.?
NO

13)  Do you wear glasses or contacts?

        Yes for reading when eyes get tired.

14)  What's your middle name?
        Leigh.

15)  What are your thoughts at this moment?

        What to pack, and how good this turkey bacon tastes, LOL.

16)  Name 3 drinks you regularly consume.

        Water, Iced and Hot Tea, and finally Coffee.

17)  What is a current worry of yours?
        Severe Weather This Weekend, and Terroism.

18)  What do you currently hate?

        Crowds of People When Out In Public.

19)  Where is your favorite place to be?
        Home.

20)  What do you plan on doing on New Year's Eve this year?

        Stay Home and Celebrate Hubby’s Birthday.

21)  To where would you like to travel?
        Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone.

22)  Name three people you think will do this questionnaire on their
        blog.
          Like Mama Pea, I won’t name names.

23)  Do you own slippers?
        Yes, Only House Shoes/Slippers.

24)  What color shirt are you wearing?
        Black.

25)  Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
        No!  Only Cotton 300 + Count.

26)  Can you whistle?

        Yes, When Calling the Dog.

27)  What is your favorite color?
        Turquoise and Purple.

28)  What songs do you sing in the shower?
        None. 

29)  Would you be a pirate?
        No, I Have No Interest In Being A Pirate.

30)  What's in your pocket right now?
        A Dime Found In the Washer, and a Tissue.

31)  What's the last thing that made you laugh?
        Watching a Video on Pioneer Preppy’s Blog on Wood.

32)  What vehicle do you drive?

        '00 Expedition. 

33)  What's the worst injury you've ever had?
        Arthritis in Back and Hips, I’m Remind Almost Daily.

34)  Do you love where you live?
        No, This Place is a Stepping Stone Until We Move Again!

35)  Would you change your first name if you could?
        No, My Dad Made Up My First Name.