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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another Where I Have Been Post


You may (or may not) have noticed that I haven't been here for a couple of weeks.  Two weeks ago I received a call that would rock my world, although at the time I didn't know it. 

About three years ago my grandfather was diagnosed with Multiple Myloma.  We knew there was no cure, but the doctors said they could hold it off for a little while.  In fact they were able to get it into remission through chemo, and for a while everything was good. 

Then in September we found out the cancer had returned.  The doctors urged my grandfather to go through chemo once again, and he was ready for it but had planned a trip with my grandmother for the end of September.  He loved to travel, and couldn't stomach the idea of not taking at least one more trip, plus he knew once he started chemo he wouldn't be able to travel.  The doctors agreed, and my grandparents went on the trip.  However the day after they returned home my grandfather had an episode that landed him in the hospital, with his kidneys on the verge of shutting down.

From that point on the cancer took a toll, a toll far worse than what he had experienced with it before.  Two weeks ago my grandmother called and said he had gone down hill tremendously.  I spent the next week with him and on Friday February 11th I was by his side as he passed.  I am thankful for those last few days with him and am forever grateful for the opportunity to be with him then.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

She Said Yes Barbie at Wal-Mart only $5

Today on my lunch break I took a trip to Wal-Mart I was searching the toy aisle for more baseball card holders for my coupon binder when I found this


for only $5!!!

The box contains both the Ken and Barbie doll.  That makes them $2.50 each!  I thought it was a great deal, and grabbed up one for each of my girls.  I think they will either be wrapped up as Valentines Day gifts or saved for Easter baskets. 

They were located on an end cap in the Toy department and were not in the regular Barbie section.

I also saw some Garnier Fructis two packs in the store's clearance section marked down to $2.84.  They contained both a shampoo and conditioner.  I didn't have my coupons with me (I know, bad couponer) so I will have to go back tommorow to get some.  It looked like they had several.