Wednesday, December 11, 2013

coffee talk

Just a few matters to discuss today, ladies.  

First... thoughts on the VS Fashion Show last night?  What I love even more than the show - well, almost - are the backstage videos. They show workout routines, hair, makeup ...the works.  Gotta say, I thought the girls looked more athletic than ever before - still skin and bones though.

Do you like pasta?  Who am I kidding... everyone loves carbs -right?  I made this recipe a few weeks ago and absolutely could have licked the plate. 

Sometimes I get in a hair-rut.  I get tired of the same old styling.  Well, the girl behind A Lover's Anthology put herself to the test in "30 Days of Hair."  She tried a different hair style each day for a month and blogged about it here.

This quote.  It's so true - and what a good reminder.

Are you watching the current season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?  I somehow love it even more now that I've been to BH and can recognize the surroundings (& ate at SUR!).  So what do you think of the two new ladies on the cast?  I about died laughing every time Brandi called Joyce "Jacqueline" on Monday's show.  All other times I pretty much despise Brandi... but she's entertaining! 

Ok, here's where I ask your help on one simple thing.  My brother is the general manager of a fitness facility in Myrtle Beach.  He has put a lot of hard work, sweat, and sleepless nights into the grand opening of this gym and it has gone very well!  Anyway, I'll cut to the chase.  Please take thirty seconds to vote for his gym in the "Best of" series!  You can quickly sign in through your Facebook account and hit "vote."  That's it!  

Did you hear that the producers of the Sound of Music LIVE have already been in talks about doing another live show next year?  I really enjoyed watching and thought they were really smart about casting Carrie Underwood, despite what critics -or my Facebook friends, for that matter- had to say about her.  I know I wouldn't have tuned in if Carrie hadn't been cast, would you have?  I love the way she responded to the harsh critics.

Tomorrow I'm having my thyroidectomy.  You may remember when I talked about a few thyroid issues a couple months ago.  Well, I'm finally doing it. Thanks again for all of your kind words and encouragement.  I can't tell you how much more at ease I felt after speaking with a lot of you personally via email or just reading your comments.  The robotic surgery never worked out.  I know that was part of God's plan - I wasn't meant to undergo surgery that day, for whatever reason.  So here's to making a scar on your neck fashionable.  Going to learn to embrace my new scar and look at it as a symbol of strength and awareness. Check your neck!

Happy humpday!  I'm going to go get one last gym session in before the recovery begins.  Got to work off all the Christmas treats that have found their way into my office lately -ugh! 

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  1. Good luck on your surgery tomorrow, gorgeous girl! I know things like that can be a little nerve-racking but I know God will guide you through seamlessly to a speedy recovery! Have a great Christmas :)

  2. my sister in law had her's removed after discovering thyroid cancer. you can hardly tell she has a scar!!! she's fully healed, cancer free, healthy and happy it's all behind her. :)

    i'm not sure what cream she (religiously!) applied to her scar to heal it, but check w/ your dermatologist if you have one..... there are some fabulous lines out there for healing scars.

    you'll be just fine! and like you said.... its a sign of strength and awareness!!

    best wishes and prayers tomorrow.

  3. I totally agree with you, I would have totally blown off the sound of music if carrie wasn't in it. I think she did well and people just didn't pay attention to the fact that it was the PLAY not the movie.

    Sending you prayers and good vibes for the surgery! :)

  4. First of luck for the surgery and wishing you a healthy and speedy recovery!! Secondly, I thought the VS show was way better this year than in years past. The backstage stuff is my favorite!

    Good luck lady!!

  5. Good luck with your surgery, and you're right, everything happens for a reason. I'm sure the scar won't be too large, or very noticeable..they are good about that these days. The important thing is that you will be well! xoxo

  6. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow! You will be in the thoughts of many for a healthy recovery. The backstage videos I thought were the best part!

  7. LOL about your RHOBH comment. Brandi was sooooo 'drunkish' and pretty hilarious. Joyce was driving me nuts with how many times she flipped her hair, right? And I am fully entertained by Carlton. Great season. And - GOOD LUCK with the surgery - you will be fine!!!


  8. Sending prayers your way from North Carolina! Praying for a successful surgery as well as your recovery. God has you in His hands!

    By the way, your blog is my FAVORITE! I look forward to reading your posts every day, especially after an awful day of classes! I absolutely love it!

    Much love! xo

  9. Sending prayers your way from North Carolina! Praying for a successful surgery as well as your recovery! God has you in his hands!

    By the way, your blog is my favorite! I love reading up on your posts, especially after a dreadful day of classes - it makes my day better!

    Much love!

  10. Hi Megan! This is Elizabeth from A Lover's Anthology, just wanted to say thank you for mentioning my hair series! I'm glad that I found your blog, it's beautiful!

    Good luck with your surgery today! I'll make sure to pray for you this morning! xx, elizabeth

  11. Hope everything will be fine with you. Don't think about your scar but about your health, your husband and your future kids! Sending love from Montreal

  12. Don't think about your scar but think about your health, your husband and your future kids! Sending you love from Montreal

  13. Just voted for your brothers gym!
    And good luck tomorrow in surgery. My sister had thyroid cancer when she was 25 after a doctor noticed her lump during a routine physical. She had the surgery to remove the lump and has not had any issues with it since. Her scar is undetectable! And her recovery was a quick one! I pray that your lump is benign and that you have a quick recovery.

  14. Good luck and prayers to you! And Congrats to your brother for a job well done!
    Recovering during the Holidays will just make it extra cozy :)
    I am having a fun little giveaway over on my blog for the holidays. I think you may like it!
    Merry Christmas!

  15. My sister n law just had that surgery a few weeks ago and she did amazing!!! You can barely see her scar!! Wear that badge do honor proud!! Get well soon!!!!

  16. hope surgery and recovery goes well! :)
    Scars just mean you're a fighter & a survivor. Prayers for you girl!

  17. Hi There, I hope you are recovering well from your surgery! Thanks for stopping by our blog and entering the Altra Shoe giveaway!


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