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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesdays; A Little of This, A Little of That

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As many of you know, my daughter Michele had breast cancer surgery last Spring. I'm delighted to report she is doing fantastic! As a matter of fact, she is making plans to participate in a Relay For Life fundraiser this June. Michele has participated in the Relay for Life efforts for many years. However, this year is very special as she is proud to be participating as a survivor! True to her nature, she wants to make this event not only memorable but also wants to add her own little twist:)

So, she asked Marion if she would be willing to crochet fifteen of these in Pink! The "Minion" hat below is the first one Marion made. (we don't know what color Pink, yet, and I knew nothing of Minions before this) She has some tweaking to do considering she is making up the pattern in her head. Michele did send a picture, sorta...Not to worry, I'll be "reporting" more about this effort and not on a Wordless Wednesday:)

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  1. Thanks for updating us on your daughter, whose progress is always inspiring. As for the first photo: I think I'm one of the only people on the planet who doesn't like Nutella!

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    1. The picture of this Nutella jar is the very first time I have ever bought Nutella, Mae. Between me and you and now the entire world, I've never actually tasted it:) I do plan on using this jar in the near future, the jury is out...

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  2. Im sooo happy for your daugther dear Louise, Blessings to her!
    and Marion is funny, I always say!
    What lovely pictures!
    and the kids ADORE Nutella, I try don't buy (I never can make something with nutella, they eat before lol)

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    1. Thank you Gloria. She is one spirited young woman! I think it is so funny your kids eat all the Nutella before you can cook with it. I've seen a few recipes for making your own online. check out my Nutella Pinterest board:)

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  3. Good morning Louise ,
    I know you are so very proud of Michele , she is not only a survivor , she is a fighter and a winner ... many 'KUDOS' to her . All your blogging family around the world is also proud . Michele , you go girl , you and your group will get the word out and more women will get breast exams , so very proud of you spreading the word . Louise you can tell how happy those ladies are , each one is smiling and showing their teeth , what a nice sight .
    I know Marion is excited about the caps , so am I ... just a hint , I have a zillion chicken recipes and bring on the picnic game :-D thanks so much for sharing . :)

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    1. Michele has a wonderful support team, Nee. I've met all the girls and they are just wonderful! I think Marion is more worried than excited right now, Nee but once we get the color palate situated I'm sure she will be up to the challenge!

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  4. I must find a reason to enjoy Nutella today! As though there needed to be a special reason.:-) Wonderful news about your daughter's successful treatment and her continued involvement with Relay for Life efforts.

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    1. Thank you Nellie, I wish I could be there when she does the run but I will be visiting in May which I am sooooooo excited about!

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  5. Glad to hear Michele is doing so well! Fantastic news. And fun post -- I love the picture of the horse and buggy by the gas pump.

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    1. Seeing a horse and buggy at a gas station always tickles my fancy, John. This is the first time I saw one on a snowy day:)

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  6. Since I am a recent follower, I did not know about your daughter's struggle. So glad things are well now. Kudos to her for doing Relay for Life. We have done it a couple of times with a survivor friend and in honor of my mom and memory of my grandmother.

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    1. I'm so glad that we have "met" Debra. I hope you will be playing the Picnic Game with us this year:)

      I did a post back in May about how we tried to avoid the C word in our family, Debra. I have finally accepted the fact that like you, it touches so many lives and is sometimes unavoidable. The name of the post is It's Only a Boob.

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  7. I am glad to hear your daughter is doing so well. Good for her for doing the Relay for Life as a survivor! The Minion hats will be adorable in pink.

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    1. Thank you Pam. Marion made another one in Pink tonight because she was reading everyone's comments and just had to try it! It really does look cute:)

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  8. That is great Michele is doing so well. I love the Minon hat. Are you going to post instructions in the future on how to make them?

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    1. Thanks Geraldine. She is quite a woman! I won't be posting instructions because Marion is winging it on her own. She doesn't like to follow instructions. She's a rebel even at 93, lol...I'm sure there are instructions online somewhere.

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  9. Great to know your daughter is doing well..God bless and protect her always...

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Gloria. We do a lot of praying:)

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  10. Happy to hear your daughter is still doing well! I too had to look up the "Minion" reference--only to see 23 MILLION hits on their banana song on youtube. Looking forward to seeing the hat in pink!

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    1. They're on Youtube, Inger? I must find that video!

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  11. I am pleased your daughter is doing well now! What a relief. These days medicine has advanced and many types of cancer can be treated successfully.
    Fabulous Nutella.. spread on bread is just heaven!

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    1. Thanks Aldia...I was going to do the history of Nutella but decided against it today. I read that it was created in Italy and that Italians still eat it for breakfast!

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  12. Dear Louise, I am very happy for Michelle and for you and your family. I am sure Marion will be happy to do this for such a good cause. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    1. Thank you so much Catherine for all your good wishes and prayers. Marion is biting at the bit in anticipation, lol...

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  13. Dear Louise, Happy Nutella Day! I love Nutella on anything...Your daughter's courage is amazing, and I am so happy for her that things are going well. God Bless her! Sometimes we have to go through things that we don't understand, but it means now that she will inspire so many other people. I love the cute hat, had no idea who that was supposed to be. But I also check it out, and Marion got it right on. Love the photo of the horse and buggy in the snow. Thanks for sharing your personal story...Blessings Dottie :)

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    1. Thank you dear Dottie. Your words are so sweet:) Now that makes a few more of us who have learned about Minions, lol...I never tire of seeing the buggies at the gas station. it just cracks me up:)

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  14. Go, Michelle, and Marion's hat is a hoot. But what really has me laughing is the horse and buggy at the gas station. Only in Pennsylvania, right?

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    1. Only in Pennsylvania, Marjie. I LOVE it!

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  15. Ohhhh amo Nutela tambièn la fabrico me encanta...Bien por su hija querida muchas bendiciones para ella ,saludos hugs,hugs.

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    1. Debo tratar de Nutella un día, Rosita. Compré un frasco sólo para la ocasión. Ahora tengo que hacer esa Nutella Flan tuyo :) Gracias por el buenos deseos para mi hija. Ella está haciendo fantástico!

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  16. I'm so glad Michelle is doing well...wishing her many more years of good health. And so nice of Marion to crochet for the cause :)

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    1. Thanks Liz, she really is getting back to her usual self. We are all thrilled! Marion is still "experimenting" with those hats. They are all over the place. I hope she doesn't get crocheted out before the big event, lol...

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  17. Hi Louise,

    I'm happy for you and, Marion, Michele that Michele has been brave and recovering well with her breast cancer. I have lost my mum 10 years ago due to ovarian cancer and she was just 53 and I can totally understand how much cancer sufferers have been through with these these pains and sufferings!

    Go Michele! Go!!! I'm sure that Marion's "Minion" hat will give Michele lots of "thinking" energy!

    Btw, I must thank you for all the sweet comments that you said in my blog. I really appreciate them as they are very encouraging to me!

    Zoe

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that news of your Mom, Zoe. My mom was quite young too...

      Both Michele and Marion are very excited about the Minion hats. I'm still learning. I did read somewhere that they are powerful energy characters, lol...

      Your blog is a delicious visit Zoe and I learn oh so many new and inspiring dishes from you:) Thank YOU for your kind words:)

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  18. It is great to hear that your daughter is doing well! II'm ever so happy for you all...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear that, love! I'm glad she's on the road to recovery! Minions are so cute; they're a craze here in SG!

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    1. Thank you Shirley. I hear the craze is on its way here too. I'm still trying to figure out what they are all about!

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  20. Good for Michelle! Tell her I am survivor of 25 years so, early detection and treatment means everything. Love the minnion hat!

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    1. Thank you Tina...and thank you so much for your encouragement. It really means a lot to us:)

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  21. Who knew Nutella had a day? Thanks for the great photographs. I like the hat.

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    1. Oh my you would be surprised at some of the food days we celebrate around here, Lady Lilith. Stay tune...

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  22. Glad to hear that your daughter is doing so well and that she will be participating as a survivor this year - extra special for her! [I do have to admit that I'm not a big fan of Nutella, particularly after reading the ingredients. I do plan to try one of the homemade versions floating around food blogs though!] Donalyn@http://thecreeksidecook.com

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    1. Thanks, Donalyn...I haven't tried Nutella yet but I too am not impressed with the ingredients. I guess you could say it was an impulse buy but, I will be trying it for research sake, of course:) I've seen those homemade varieties. If we like it, I may just be doing the same...Thanks for visiting:)

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  23. So happy your daughter's doing well, Louise. What a blessing.

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    1. Thanks Lynn...We have been so Blessed to have so many praying for us:)

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  24. Louise , so glad that your daughter , Michele , are doing well ! What a wonderful blessing ! Nutella ?! I bet you haven't tried Nutella cheesecake yet ;)

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    1. She's doing fabulous Anne! Nutella Cheesecake, Anne? I sure would like too!

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