Green peplum off shoulder top

It’s been weeks, ya’ll. Weeks since I’ve posted anything on here. My desktop computer crashed and I ordered a hard drive and then started the process of recovering it so I can use photos, ect on my lap top. But, I’m back. I’m sure you all missed me!

Green off shoulder top, white zip up sweater + jeans & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

On to the fashion. From a few weeks ago. Moving into spring in a green off shoulder peplum top with a fun twisted chain detail at the top and super soft stretchy jeans. I found these at Goodwill. Meant to use them as a project to cut off and fray the hem, but I liked them so much just they way they were that I didn’t want to cut them and fray the hem. Instead, I have a pair with a broken side zipper I decided to cut the side zippers off and fray those along the edge. Re-purposing the old and enjoying the new ones!

Green off shoulder top, white zip up sweater + jeans & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

The top is old, end of season off the clearance racks at Kohl’s. Can’t remember what I paid for it, but I tend to shop there with $5 or $10 off coupons + a discount percentage off, so I get things for a super good deal off the clearance racks. Yep.That’s how I roll. Trying to make clearance rack clothing even cheaper. Ha.

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

The blue velvet shoes were on clearance at Ross, not sure where the white sweater jacket came from. I believe someone gave it to me. Kate Spade New York handbag was a gift from Kate Spade New York last year, because they are awesome. Or because I am. Not sure which. Hmmm. Hahaha.

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

Green off shoulder top + jeans, blue velvet sneakers & pink Kate Spade New York handbag

In the meantime, my mom finished up her radiation treatments in early March and will get her next cat scan in early May. She gets two months off for good behavior, or some such thing, in between. (Radiation is pretty hard on your body, so she is given 8 weeks off to recuperate.) Keep her in your prayers as she’s still battling this awful disease called cancer.

Recently, I decided to buy some R-Alpha Lipoic Acid because a friend sent me an article about it healing up nerves and nephropathy, kidney’s, livers and even cancer. I think the article was sent to me regarding my moms cancer, but as I was reading it helps heal nerves and I have a sciatic nerve problem, I decided to give it a go for myself and be the guinea pig for anyone else among my family or friends in need of healing. I’ll update you at some point down the road so you can find out if it worked. I am taking it with a B-complex as it said it could deplete your vitamin B levels. Fingers crossed that I can be healed of my sciatic nerve pain rather than taking Amitriptyline to relax my nerves for the rest of my days…

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Snowpocalypse

I said I was going to post photos of Snowpocalypse, so here I am doing it. A week later, and only from the first day of the snow storm, (I never ventured out in snowpocalypse again to take photos after that.) But hey, I’m still doing it. Good things take time, right? Time to crop, edit, turn into a black and white photo on some, yada, yada. Here are the photos:

 

A pop of color in the snow

 

So, basically, in Oregon, we call it a Snowpocalypse or a Snowmagedon when we get a few inches of snow. We know all of you up north of us or in colder states are laughing because when you get a blizzard you get a few more feet of snow, not inches. And it stays all winter. Yeah. I know. I grew up in Michigan during my elementary school days. Schools and businesses never shut down for a few inches of snow or they’d be closed all winter.

 

Ferns in the snow

 

But in Oregon, we don’t get a lot of snow and our city is not prepared to deal with it i.e., not enough bulldozers, sand, salt, de-icer, ect. to cover the whole city, so roads get slick and icy pretty quick and nobody wants to go out driving in it because you may end up doing circles in the road. I know. I did a half circle on the road last weekend.

 

Narnia? Oh where art thou, Narnia?

 

People were running to the stores this time last week trying to stock up on groceries. I went to the library to stock up on books. And got a few random items at the Discounts Only store in Gresham. That was it. I had enough food to last me several days. Why run to the store and get more when I didn’t need to? Sheesh, people! Get with it already! The big joke was that the Portland area stores ran out of kale in everyone’s mad dash to get groceries. In truth, stores ran out of a whole lot of everything last Friday. Nothing like mass panic to boost all the grocery stores sales for a day!

 

No apples on the apple treeMail, anyone?

Beauty, shining through.Peeking through to a winter wonderlandTwinnin''Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light'Black and white and snowy all over

 

Then, the rains came in and washed away the snow Sunday night. Just in time for my mom to start her radiation treatments up at OHSU.

Her cancer got worse so she got taken off the trial program she was on and is doing radiation because one of the spots in her lungs is as big as a small egg now. Time to bring in the big guns!

The interesting news was that, up until this past summer, she had been beating back her cancer as one of her doctor’s top patients in the trial program. Only to find out she’d been doing it all on a placebo drug and many, many prayers when her doctor finally checked at the time he had to take her off of the trial program to get her into radiation. Wow. Keep praying. For her and for the family as we are all trying to get through this awful thing called cancer.

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