Tuesday, December 04, 2007

What Are You Doing Here ?

For the latest at Swampwitch's Asylum, CLINK THIS LINK

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Must be a Full Moon Out

Either that or the typepad bug bit everyone. Come check out my new digs. I have had it with globber and don't want to deal with it anymore.

Come see me! Don't forget to change your bookmarks and favorites.

Who knows, maybe I will join the Blogging Chicks next! Just hide and watch!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Mammogram: Peat and Repeat !

I know you have seen this picture before but please keep reading. The text is different. In previous posts, I have urged you to make appointments for mammograms.
You may be afraid of having a mammogram. . . even if you've had one before. . . there is fear. There is no need to worry. By taking a few minutes each day for a week, preceeding the exam and doing the following practice exercises, you will be totally prepared for the test, and best of all, you can do these simple exercises right at home.
EXERCISE 1: Open your refrigerator door, and insert one breast between the door and the inside of the refrigerator. Have one of your strongest friends slam the door shut as hard as possible and lean on the door with lots of pressure for good measure. Hold that position for five seconds. Repeat in case the first time wasn't effective. Insert the other breast and repeat these instructions.
EXERCISE 2: Visit your garage at 3:00 a.m. when the temperature of the cement floor is just perfect. Take off all your clothes and lie comfortably on the floor sideways with one breast wedged comfortably under the rear tire of the car. Ask a friend to slowly back the car up until your breast is sufficiently flattened and chilled. Switch sides, and repeat for the other breast.
EXERCISE 3: Freeze two metal bookends overnight. Strip to the waist. Invite a stranger into the room. Have the stranger press the bookends against either side of one of your breasts and smash the bookends together as hard as she can. Repeat for the other breast. Set an appointment with the stranger to meet next year to do it again.
They are now properly prepared !
Seriously, if it's time for a mammogram, run, don't walk, to your phone to schedule an appointment. It may be the most important phone call you have ever made. I am living proof.

Here are links to previous Breast Cancer Awareness Posts:

What Cancer Cannot Do (Poem)

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Be Informed)

The Day My World Changed (Black Darkness)

Mammogram (Photo)

Light at the End of My Tunnel (Life Goes On)

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (Video)

Bald is Beautiful (Swampwitch Revealed)

There are many links included in the above posts. If one person's life is saved because of the information read here, this has been worth every single minute of time dedicated to working on this blog (glob). Kathy :)

P.S. Men can be victims of breast cancer, too. Our daughter-in-law's father is a breast cancer survivor. It is important for everyone to do self-exams. If you notice a "bump," "lump," or any change in your breast, please see your doctor.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Rainbows by Brian*

Rainbows. . .
Well, I had a rainbow picture that BloggerGlobber ate. It wasn't nearly as pretty as the one BarnGoddess posted. So, I decided to not let BloggerGoober get me down. Instead, here's another photo from one of our Babes' Fest get togethers. High school friends reunited after 35 years. Our hair reminds me of a rainbow.
And now, for the purpose of this post. Brian was kind enough to write a couple of poems in my honor of being a Breast Cancer survivor.
His comment came from "The Day My World Changed" post.
RAINBOWS - by Brian*
they stretch from side to side
a perfect arc of color
all shades are there
where ever you turn
young and old of all races
men and women dressed in pink
a rainbow of compassion
united in a common cause
Haiku - by Brian*
shaved skull mark of pride
fractured prism streaming waves
defiant pink stands.
This poem was written for the Bald Post.
Thank you, Brian, for always visiting and sharing your talent with us.
*Please visit Brian at Truth is Freedom to enjoy more of his writing.
For a spectacular photo of a double Rainbow, be sure to click on the link for BarnGoddess above.

Stay Tuned for Brian's Poetry

Today's post was supposed to be Brian's poems and Rainbows from BarnGoddess.

But BloggerGlobber decided to have them for dinner. Chomp ! Chomp!

So, for now just enjoy the view from the Colorado National Monument and a bouquet of pink tulips.

Hopefully, the post will be up sometime later. Stay tuned for more chaos from Swampwitch's GlogAsylum.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bald Is Beautiful / And The Winners Are !

Be Prepared.
The photo below is a little bit scary !
Much worse than any 'moon' you have seen so far.
This is one of those random posts that appear here quite often.


Top Ten Reasons for Having Chemotherapy and Losing Hair:

10. When driving to work, never have to wonder, worry, or obsess if curling iron was left on.

9. No gut-wrenching decisions about having a perm, getting a short cut, or wearing it long and wavy.

8. Gray hair? No problem. . . it no longer shows.

7. Can take on new personality according to wig and/or hat style and stay in character all day.

6. Fun and exciting to elicit startle responses by appearing in public with nothing on head except a bow taped on top.

5.Have a great belly laugh at being mistaken for Demi Moore (GIJane), Sigourney Weaver (Alien) or better yet, Andre Agassi.

4. Save money on shampoo and conditioners and spend it on hot oil head massages . . . body massages if there’s enough oil.

3. Can entertain people sitting behind you by drawing pictures or writing messages on back of bald head.

2. Get revenge at the hair-stylist who once over-charged for a bad hair cut by telling everyone she is responsible for this “new style.”

1. Have ample time to sit in front of mirror, watch hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows slowly grow back, and get priorities straight.

PART TWO of this Post:

What Is This Man Doing Contest # 3 Winners: DRUM ROLL Please

Here are the contestants:











Katie T






I will post the real story about "What This Man is Doing" later this week but wanted to mail the prizes out tomorrow.

Because there were so many wonderful entries, I could not make a decision. I have decided to handle it this way:

The first 3 contestants named above to comment on today's post will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card or the glow-in-the dark commode lid. Name the prize you want to receive.

Please e-mail your snail mail address to:


The other contestants may go here to claim your runner-up prize.


Congratulations and Thank You to all.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

One More Day

Yesterday's two-part post will stay up one more day until Ben has the opportunity to see it. Tomorrow's post will announce the winners of the "What Is This Man Doing" contest #3, and it will feature a bald Swampwitch---10 top reasons for having chemotherapy and losing your hair.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Hello to Our Son-in-Law in Iraq

Please go to this link before reading any further.
Click HERE.
To those who are visiting here today, please excuse the personal post, but it is a promise I made to our son-in-law who is serving our great country and is stationed in Iraq. Please feel free to send him a message.
Dear Ben,
Here are a few pictures for you.
Here is the best picture I could get of the baby.
"It" is still a little shy.
Lucien Charles ?
Reese Elizabeth ?

Window Cleaner
Harrison has found a new way to clean the front window.

"Hi Daddy !"

Thanks to 21st Century technology, we are able to see you from the other side of the World.

The second part follows with a few more pictures because Blogger would not cooperate and upload all of them here.

Part Two: Hello to Ben in Iraq

Please click on the link before reading any further.
Click HERE.
I urge all readers to spend some time at this site whenever you have a few minutes.
Thank You. Kathy :)

Dear Ben,
Here are a few more pictures we thought you might enjoy.

Your new couch.
There is a love seat to match.
Cookie Monster

Cousin Ava

New Paint

Who's Looking Out the Window?

Cousin Parker


Revealed: Julie and McDreamy/Swampwitch's Moon

Several days ago, Julie requested fellow bloggers to post pictures of moons. I have located several of those who responded with their own versions.

Actually, I think Claudia started it. Then, Willowtree , joined in. Let me warn you if you link to WT, you will see a real moon. Put your sunglasses on.
Possibly, Jenny started the whole thing but I can't locate her moon.
I am totally surprised that Marnie doesn't have a moon posted because she's posts about everything else. Including self-portraits in the mirror in which she is quite HONEST.
She also tries to lead us to conclusions that some bloggers might be FRAUDS.
I am unable to locate any more of the moon posts because I think they have ended up in Archives and I have run out of time looking for them. PLEASE, if you posted a moonshot, let me know where it is.

Even though I am late posting my moon, I decided this particular picture was appropriate.

Now, for the unveiling of the residents of Another Chance Ranch.
Drum Roll Please ! There really is a drum roll at this link.
Actually, I've turned this into somewhat of a guessing game. You really didn't think I would just post their picture, did you? That's just too easy. Below, you will find several pictures to choose from. Each column is labeled A-B-C-D and each row is labeled 1-2-3-4. Blogger messed around with me, and I never did figure out how to post these in order. After 4 tries, I gave up. Choose which couple you think is the "Another Chance Ranch Couple" and label it according to the photo's position with a number and a letter.

If there are enough entries, I will tally the votes and reveal who you think is the real couple.

If I have enough bribes, I will post the real picture. I have it. I really do.