Well hello and good morning to you all!!! Here I go again on another one of my hair brained plans. I have become a vegetarian, or so I think I have. I don’t know, how long do you have to go without eating meat before you can officially say you’re a vegetarian? A week? A month? Years? Is there a vegetarian handbook out there? Oh well, I guess it doesn’t really matter because I make up my own rules as I go. This is MY life isn’t it?
So far I’ve gone 1 day without eating meat and honestly I really don’t see this as a potential future problem. I really think I can do this! I shall see I guess and so will all of you. Until I either crack or turn green I will see you next time my lovely followers.
Well it has officially been…..an umpteen amount of days since I’ve last blogged & now I’m back! (Please hold your applause til the end. Hee hee)
Just as an update, let me inform you of what’s been going on in my oh-so-busy life.
To skim the surface, let me give you an abbreviated view of this determined mom’s life.
– I am currently working 2 jobs.
– I am going to school.
– I (still) have 4 children.
– 2 of the above mentioned children are on soccer teams.
– I (still) have a boyfriend.
– I have run 3 5K’s (with above mentioned boyfriend.)
– I participate in a Zumba class twice a week.
– I participate in a boxing class twice a week.
– I run 2-3 times a week.
– I try & swim at least once a week.
– I have lost 35.5lbs since December 26, 2012.
– I’m starting up my blog again.
I’m probably missing a few key, life elements to this list but as you can see I’m quite busy & am not the greatest at remembering everything at once.
With all of that said I’m very excited about starting up my blog again. This is yet another one of the “writing” challenges that I’ve given myself. I’m sure you’ve heard if how people will say, “if you want to become a writer, start writing!”
I wanted to keep everyone posted on the status of my BFF’s daughter. So far, from the limited information that I have, she has done very well with the chemo therapy. They are planning to send her home tomorrow, although she will be back and forth to the hospital for the next year for her continued treatment.
I miss them sooooo much and can’t wait to rejoice with them in their homecoming. This has been such a difficult time for all of us who love her but of course nothing compared to what her mother has gone through. I just can’t wait to hug and squeeze them both again!!!
I know today’s post is short but just wanted to keep everyone updated. Thanks for reading!
Prudence Kalloo has been my best friend for almost 10 years. She is always positive, no matter what life throws at her. Prudence’s spirit radiates kindness and that is displayed in every aspect of her life. She makes friends very easily because she knows how to be an excellent one. She taught me how to be a friend.
She has been through situations and hardships that would break most of us. She is an amazing, single mother who cannot work and yet constantly finds a way to provide for her precious daughters.
As some of you already know, her two-year old daughter, Jasmine, has been sick for over a month, and doctor’s did not know why. Being the mother Prudence is, she pushed through, taking her to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital.
Jasmine has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. While she will be okay in time and with therapy, this devastating news is going to take a HUGE toll on them financially. For the next month, they are living at the hospital and will need money for food.
I’ve never done anything like this before but I think that anything I can do to help will make a big difference. All of her friends and I are giving our all to help her with what we can and are asking for help from anyone who is willing and able to donate.
Please give ANYTHING you can. Each dollar helps them survive and allows Prudence to be with her innocent two-year old throughout this life changing experience!
Hello everyone. This post will be a little different from the norm. I have an urgent prayer request for every and anyone who can spare a moment. I am humbly requesting a prayer for my best friend’s 2-year-old daughter Jasmine Kalloo. She was experiencing some stomach pain for a few weeks and my friend noticed a lump in her belly. She took her to her pediatrician and the doctor recommended an x-ray. According to the pediatrician the x-ray indicated that she may have had some issues in her bowels and recommended that she take some laxatives.
To make a long story short she is currently in a children’s hospital in Orlando because she was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma in the abdomen. She underwent surgery this morning to take a biopsy of the mass, insert a port for chemo and bone marrow biopsies were also done for staging (this will determine whether the cancer has spread). She will be starting her chemotherapy treatment this weekend.
I don’t necessarily consider myself a part of any religion but I do believe in the power of prayer and the collective mind. I am attempting to get as many people as possible praying for her quick recovery. Please, for whoever reads this, please, please, please pray for her and spread the word to have as many of your friends, acquaintances and family praying for her.