National Wear Red Day!

Our first paper art of the year is in honor of National Wear Red Day! National Wear Red Day was born in 2003 and is the first Friday of February.

The American Heart Association wants to remind people that, while many people primarily think of heart issues as a male dominated problem, heart disease is actually the number one killer of women. This is a call to everyone: men, women, young, and old to pause for a moment today to learn a bit more about heart health and what small changes they can make to improve their heart health. I indulge my love of cheeseburgers and binge watching tv way too much,  so I've begun revamping my diet and increasing my activity levels in hopes that my recent heart operation is a one time deal. I decided that it was fitting for my first piece of paper art this year to be another red dress for Go Red to go along with my piece from last year.

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Time to Get Down with the Dogs!

You guessed it, this weekend is Krewe of Barkus!

Sunday, February 7th from 12:30 to 4 p.m. downtown McKinney is going to the dogs...The fancy dressed dogs, that is.  Come on down and watch the parade of decked out doggies as they don the getup of their favorite literary characters.  There was question mark on if the parade would be allowed to happen, but with a great deal of community support, the permit was granted and the parade is scheduled to proceed as planned!  So let's celebrate a win for community involvement, our favorite four legged waggy tailed buddies, and for good measure, you can bring books to be donated to local organizations!

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My Journey - My D Day

When I was in elementary school my mom and my best friend's mom decided to take my best friend, her little brother, the Bro, and I to get flu shots.  Like most kids, none of us was particularly excited about getting a shot.  I was first up for the shot and made it out with just a stuck out lower lip.  Best friend was up next and she came out sniffling.  Her brother was next, he went in and came out crying.  And the Bro, well, the Bro took one look at that crying face and took off running.  Both mothers and a nurse had to chase him around the hospital and hold him down while he screamed at the top of his lungs.  The reason that I'm telling you this is because if I had really known the particulars of my surgery ahead of time, the nurses would have been chasing me around the hospital.  And nurses chasing a 30 something year old in a hospital gown around a hospital is just embarrassing.

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Coming This Week - Surgery Time, New Paper Art, and More

This is going to be a busy week! I'm going to share the first of this year's paper art...

I found my medical records notebook so we'll be continuing on My Journey, plus a bonus post to make up for my lameness last week. Happy first day of Black History Month!

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Slight Hold on My Journey

I hate to but I'm going to have to bail on the latest My Journey post, but just until next week. I managed to stash my medical notebook containing the surgery records somewhere smart and didn't find it until it was to late to write a good post...unless I was going to make something up and I really want these posts to be entertaining but informative, so I need the actual surgery record to ensure that I get the facts correct, or I wanted to stay up all night and I'm working on getting into a good sleep routine, so that's a no go. There will be an extra post next week to make up for this week, so check back. Have a great weekend!

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