30th June, 2020
2nd June, 2020 Mail just came! Always a highlight of the day but today... was a little different LOL! I received a swap from NOVEMBER 2018 -- TWENTY EIGHTEEN! LOL I am Laughing so hard!! It's postmarked 15th NOVEMBER, 2018!! LOL Cracks me up! Just goes to show you that there IS hope for lost swaps out there!! LOL
May 15th, 2020 Lost count of what day it is of the lockdown LOL! Had my online/video conference with my oncologist today and she said, "You are doing FANTASTIC!" so that, in itself, makes me quite happy!
March 27th, 2020!
April 19th, 2020
(Yes @MKayla is my daughter and yes she is 18)
March 2, 2020
I'm back from more than 2 weeks away in California! WOW What a trip! Sadly I wasn't able to meet up with anyone due to my hubby's work itinerary- I didn't realize how scheduled most of the trip would be. Next year should be different, with less scheduled stuff so I look forward to seeing friends and family!
YAY! I just sent off my last swap for a few weeks! Heading off for ADVENTURE!! Who knows where I'll wind up or what I'll see! I'll pop in with little updates! Will be away until March 2nd, 2020!
Had my follow-up appointment on Oct 22nd for the Lynparza Parp inhibitor medication that I have been on since October 2nd.! Blood work was perfect.. actually my care team said, "your blood work is GREAT!" That made me very happy! I am fortunate to NOT have any side effects of the medication-- they can be pretty miserable so I'm VERY happy that, so far, I am side-effect free!! Next Drs appt is in late November!
Started Lynparza on 2nd Oct and am pleasantly surprised that I have no severe side effects! Worst part for me is something not even listed.. HICCUPS... LOL! I can live with that!!
Lynparza is a Parp Inhibitor - Loosely defined.. In cancer treatment, blocking PARP may help keep cancer cells from repairing their damaged DNA, causing them to die. PARP inhibitors are a type of targeted therapy.
So far so good! Keep those fingers crossed for me, will ya?! Thanks!
Going tomorrow (26th Sept) for my CT scan to see if all those chemo infusions did their job! I finished my final Carboplatin/Gemzar infusion last Monday and I am eager to see how things are progressing!
I'm Gabi.. Scottish/Lakota Sioux (crazy right?)
a 1940s and 1950s living historian. My husband and I own a WWII Traveling museum and do quite a few events during the year. We are all 1940s and 1950s living historians and dress the part pretty much every chance we get!
I love the neat and tidy look of 1940s and 1950s fashion as well as the music from that Era. My husband and I are swing dancers and attend quite few events each month!
9th Sept 2019
Today was my FINAL BIG CHEMO infusion! (I HOPE!) Next week is my FINAL SMALL INFUSION (I HOPE!)
This week will be amazing even if I am tired and have low blood counts (all part of getting chemo) I am staying on top of keeping myself hydrated and fed. Chemo patients often forget to do those things and our side-effects are MUCH worse because of it! I am setting my phone's alarm to remind myself to drink drink drink and eat little bits of protein all day long - so far so good! FINGERS CROSSED!
Today was my 5th SMALL Chemo infusion (26th Aug) and It went smoothly! I was in and out of Philly in a matter of a few hours time! No traffic, no parking issues, just smooth sailing! PLUS Today's weather was 67F -- that's kinda unheard of for AUGUST on the East Coast of NJ..... O_o - I think of it as a PREVIEW To AUTUMN!! MY FAVORITE SEASON! Two more infusions then a SCAN and then we'll see if this beast has been tamed or if I have to go in with a new game plan! Either way.. I see it as MOVING FORWARD! I am eager to get moving!!
Today was my 5th BIG chemo infusion (August 19th, 2019) - A lonnnng day - I left the house at 7:15 am and got home at 8PM - they have to give me a whole bunch of pre-meds so that I don't have allergic reactions to the Carboplatin that I am highly allergic to without the pre-meds! UGH I'm so tired and will hit the bed but I managed to get my swaps packed up and popped them in the mail box this evening! :) WOOT!
Had my 4th BIG Chemo infusion on July 30th (2 more BIG ones to go) - I was supposed to have it on the 22nd but my blood work was just a tad 'off'' so my oncologist requested that I take an extra week so my counts would rise-- and they did! WOOT! Gotta say--- it was nice having almost 3 FULL weeks off between infusions! Heading in on July 22nd for my 4th BIG chemo infusion --I'm more than 1/2 way there! YIPPEE!! Wish me luck !So far I've been SO lucky to not need a blood transfusion! My counts have stayed up! In 2015 I wasn't so lucky and needed a few blood transfusions! (THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATE BLOOD!!! You may not realize it but you are legitimately LIFE SAVERS!)
Had my third big and small chemos and now I'm 1/2 way thru treatment! WOOT! It gets a little harder to bounce back from each one but I am determined and thankfully am gifted with a really great amount of energy and a fabulous immune system!
Heading for Big infusion #2 on Tuesday, 2nd July... Not looking forward to it but at the same time, I will be 1/2 way done!!
Had Gemzar Chemo infusion #2 on Monday June 17th- Didn't do so great with Big Chemo #1 -- so let's keep our fingers crossed that this one isn't so yucky! LOL
Started chemo again- (may 14th, 2019) TINY recurrence -- this is my 3rd bout with Ovarian Cancer - Fun times LOL - It's small - no lymphnode or organ involvement - I will kick it's ass once again! - See my blog above for more info!
My planners and Traveler's notebooks vary in size! Most stuff works for me!
I LOVE to swap Planner Goodies!
My main planners are Erin Condren & B6 sized Traveler's notebooks (as well as standard sized TNs)
I ADORE the little cute task stickers for planners, weather, housework, grocery shopping & traveling. they are so cute and I use a lot of them.
*Favorite Colours: Orange, Teal, Green, Tardis Blue, Yellow
Favorite themes for my planner are Seasonal, Monthly Holidays, Disney, Vintage, antique, and Alice in Wonderland, Teal, NYC, Positivity and just about EVERYTHING!
I love inspirational and encouraging quotes!
*Love Disney World and vacation there every year!
*I absolutely LOVE Camels, Alpacas, Chinchillas, Hamsters, Guinea pigs and Hedge Hogs.. not the easiest to find I know!!
A - ANTIQUE EPHEMERA (40s & 50s and Earlier), ACE OF DIAMOND Playing cards, Aspen Colorado(home town!), Aspen trees/leaves, Alaska, Alpacas, Anson Mount, Airplanes, Armadillos, Alligators, Autumn, Antiquing, Alice in Wonderland, Architecture (OLD), Astrology
B - Beach, Bluegrass, Barbershop Quartets, Buddy Holly, Baking, Bobby Rydell, Brothers Grimm, Baton Rough, Beach Combing, Bridges, Black Licorice, Blue Columbine flowers (remind me of home!)
C - Camels, Cacti, Chickens, Cowboys, Castles, Coney Island, Cauldrons, Country Music, Colorado, Covered Bridges, Chinchillas, Caribou, Cats, Chinese New Year, Cute food stickers and stuff, Christopher Lambert, Carnivals, Crows, Comets, Cryptozoology, Constellations, Coke Machines( have a 1956 coke Machine!) Cruise Ships, Constellations, Clouds, Cheshire Cat, Classic Cars (1950s and earlier)
D Doo-wop, Dutch, Dion and the Belmonts, Day of the Dead, Dogs, Dancing, Disney World, Doctor Who,
E -EXPLORING!! Eleventh Doctor Who. Edward Gorey, ETSY, Exploring, Erin Condren Life Planner, Emily the Strange, Edgar Allen Poe, EPCOT, Ephemera, (the)ELEGANTS.
F FIFTIES EVERYTHING - First Nation People. Fiddle Player, Folk Music, Flying Squirrels, Filofax, Fairs, Flowers, Fall, Forensics, Flea Markets, Fog, Frogs, Flow Magazine, Fifties Freak shows
G - George Strait, Guinea Pigs, Ghost Stories, Gravity Falls, Gotham, Going places, Grave yards, Gel Pens, Ghosts/Goblins,
H Holland, Horses, Hens, Hank from Finding Dory, Harry Potter, Haunted Mansion (Disney), Humphrey Bogart, Horror Movies, HALLOWEEN, Haunted Places, Happy Planner, Hot Air Balloons, Hank Williams, Hamsters, Hummingbirds, Hurling, Hedgehogs
I - Iris flowers, i-Mac, Iceland, Iced Tea, Ireland, Irish Music, icicles
J - John Denver, Journaling, Junk Journals, Jukeboxes (have a 54 Seeburg!)
K - Kites, Kittens, Kawaii
L- Lakota Sioux Native American
M - ANYTHING Medical (vintage), Mountains, The MOON, Mushrooms, Music, Mandolin ( I play the mandolin), Mail, Moose, Mumford & Sons, Italian and Irish Mafiia Crime Families
N - Neverland (Peter Pan), Nurse (trauma), New Orleans, NEKO
O - Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Oddities, Orange, Old West, Over the Garden Wall, OLD PHOTOS
P -PERRY the Platypus, Penitentiaries, Prisons, Planets, Paranormal, PLAYING CARDS, Princeton University, Photography, Photos. Project Life Scrapbooking, Pepe Le Pew & Penelope (they are my husband and myself..for real LOL) Planners, Planning, Phineas & Ferb, Perry the Platypus, Pomeranians, Pizza, Peter Facinelli
Q - Quill Pens
R - River Song, Ravens, Recipes
S - Sam Elliot, Svengoolie, (reading about) Serial Killers, Seasonal Swaps
T - Thunderstorms, Twilight, (Movie and the time of day LOL)
U - Urban Exploring, Universal Studios, Urban Legends
V - Vito Picone and the Elegants, Victorian era everything
W - WWII Everything - My Husband and I own a traveling WWII Museum that we take to many events around NY/NJ/PA area, April-October. Wild West, Windmills
Y - YOU!
I love all postcards!!
But here are some themes I collect:
WWII Era/Vintage & Vintage or Repro WWII Cards,
I'd love to have a train or railroad postcard from every state (and every country!)
Vintage "Linen" Postcards
Map Cards from all over the World (USA TOO!), Alaska, Colorado, Camels, construction, trains, planes and transportation, Mountain landscapes, old barns,
Bridges, Olympic Peninsula WA, Hoh Rainforest, Anywhere there is history of WWII, Jetoy, WINDMILLS, The Netherlands, Holland,
UNESCO, Zoo, Recipe Postcards, Harry Potter, Castles, Dragons, Ireland, Medieval Europe, cats, Scottish Fold Cats, animals, Star Trek, Star Wars, famous people, Volcanoes, planets, coffee, tea, books, libraries, famous buildings,Old West/Cowboys,Ranches, South West, flags, maps, Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Scotland, Japan, Van Gogh, Poe, 'Greetings From' postcards
etc.. . . . .
Any VINTAGE EPHEMERA,WWI Era Especially - old maps, old photographs, vintage book pages, and illustrations, old ledger pages, Old music sheets, receipts, tickets, vintage magazines, vintage cookbooks and recipes, vintage paper of any kind, vintage postcards, vintage ads from magazines, etc.. I love old paper, old stamps, old letters, ephemera! Vintage envelopes and papers too! EVERYTHING VINTAGE EPHEMERA
ANY FLOW WEEKLY magazines, Anything from Flow Magazine... It's my favorite!
I love Halloween!
Traveler's Notebooks - any/all sizes WWII Items - Anything/everything- I own a WWII Museum
1950s.. everything... anything 1950s!
Anything from Colorado - Grew up in Aspen and MISS IT TERRIBLY!
Anything SLYTHERIN related from Harry Potter
Anything from SCOTLAND - It's my ancestral homeland and anything from there is pure comfort
Cowboys, old west, horses, cattle... I'm a ranch girl
Sheep! SO CUTE Love 'em!
Camels - My fav animal
WOMBATS - Another fav animal!
No thank you...
I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint.
Please no Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Fibers/Yarn/Floss/String/Ribbon/Thread/Fabric/Buttons/Trim/Lace/Cloth/doilies etc.... - I don't do these types of crafts and don't want you to spend the postage to mail them to me only for them to sit here unused and unloved LOL
Please no Sports stuff yuck (Unless it's Cheerleading!) Please no...teacher/reward stickers yuck Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck
I don't have boys so masculine/boy stuff I can't use
My favourite Doctors are 11, 10, 9, 8 and 2
Star Trek - I love ALL Series - each one offers something unique!
EVERYTHING ANYTHING LEONARD NIMOY!
LOST IN SPACE (both original and re-boot series)
Hell on Wheels (Western TV, show SO good)
Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!
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