Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Creative Thursday Link Party No. 35

Welcome to Creative Thursday Link Party No. 35

How is everyone surviving the hustle and bustle of being in the first week of December?  

I swear every time I think I'm going to get ahead I end up farther behind!


For those of you who know me personally you'll already know this, but for the rest of you I'll give you a little back story.  My son Justin was in a PE football accident two years ago and ended up with a severely ruptured spleen and had to have it removed and spent 8 days in the hospital.

My hubby and I have tried to get him to realize he now has a compromised immune system but you know 16 year old boys, when he's healthy he thinks he's invincible and when he catches the least little cold it turns into a major infection in his body most of the time.   Justin told me on Sunday night he was getting a sore throat so I took him to the doctor on Monday and they did an instant strep test which came back negative and said the usually ~ gargle with salt water, plenty of fluids, yada, yada, yada.  Come back if it gets worse in the next few days.

So by today, after two days of fever and being barely able to breath or swallow I took him back because he's worse, right?  I finally get from a different doctor in the same practice that because he doesn't have a spleen this is bound to be the result of getting sick (we've been saying that for two years and they kept denying it) and that now his Mono is back and he will be off school for 1 - 2 weeks.  On antibiotics, steroids, and antacids! This poor kid can't catch a break.

Back to being behind!  I put the tree up on Monday and have been trying to decorate it for three days now and my daughter Jessica finally helped me this afternoon and it's mostly done now, whew!

How is your December progressing?

Are you ready to party?  I am!

Here is last weeks most viewed posts
10 minute rolls from Call Me PMc who couldn't use a great recipe for homemade rolls in 10 minutes?
Pecan Pie Cheesecake from Cooking Morning Noon night um hello!  Where's my fork!
Banana Crunch Popcorn from Inside BruCrew Life I'd love a batch right now!

Congrats to all who were featured ~ Don't forget to grab a button from the sidebar

Party Rules:
 Link to the specific post for something YOU have created – recipe, DIY, craft, idea.  Link to a specific post NOT your main blog page.
   Please NO ETSY shops or giveaways.
    Please link back to me somewhere in your post or post my button on your blog
  Party runs through Monday night each week so link up as many times as you like.
  Be sure to spread the love and visit other posts and leave a comment.

By submitting a link, you are allowing authorization for your project to be featured on my blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest - with a link back to your post.

42 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle-Thanks for hosting. I can't believe I was first because I too am way behind! Despite very careful planning the hours in the day just aren't enough. Have a great week!

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    1. HA! I'm ALWAYS behind lately! Thanks so much for linking up each week :)

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  2. Wow! As a mother of three young boys who play football, your story scares me! As for dealing with the added workload of the holidays, I treated myself to a maid today. Now my house is fully decorated (via the family) and spotless (via the lovely cleaning crew). It was the best Christmas present I've given myself!

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    1. Thanks Bonny! I just might have to hire myself a maid for the holiday's now too. Sounds like a brilliant plan :)

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  3. Hi Michelle
    Quite a scary story.... something to think about as I don't have kids yet.....
    Thanks for the party and I wish you a relaxing(!) weekend

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  4. This week I have shared my gorgeous cold and flu busting coconut and orange smoothie. It will get rid of your cold in no time!

    http://www.greenthickies.com/cold-and-flu-busting-coconut-and-orange-smoothie

    Thank you for hosting

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    1. Always a pleasure to see what new Thickie you link up :)

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  5. Thanks for hosting! Subscribed to your RSS feed. :)

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  6. Thanks for the party and hope your boy is much better now!

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    1. Thank you! And thank YOU for always linking up to Creative Thursday :)

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  7. OHhhh....thanks for the feature on those easy rolls!! I think I'll make them for breakfast actually!!! thanks for hosting! ~ Paula

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    1. Thanks Paula! They sure look yummy. I might make them for dinner tonight :)

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  8. Your poor son. Hope he is better very soon. I wish some doctors would take more notice of mums instead of dismissing them. Thanks for hosting and all your recipes sound delicious.

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    1. Thank you! I totally agree about the doctors. Sometimes I think, we as parents, don't know our own children! Thanks for always linking up to Creative Thursday :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing my popcorn and for the fun party. I am praying that your son will get the rest he needs to get over the mono quickly. How scary as a mom to watch your child go through this!!

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    1. Thanks for always linking up Jocelyn :) Thank you also for your prayers. This kiddo of mine could certainly use a few more :)

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  10. Thank you for hosting, Michelle. As a mom of 4 boys (and a girl), your post just breaks my heart. I can't imagine everything you have been through!! Praying for Justin - and you too mama! {hugs}

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    1. Thanks for linking up Jamie! Thanks for the prayers too, always welcome!

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  11. Thanks for hosting! I hope you son fees better soon!

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    1. Thanks Diana! Thanks for linking up to Creative Thursday :)

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  12. Oh gosh, I hope your son recovers quickly! I know it must be hard as a mom to see your son ill.

    Thanks so much for hosting!

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    1. Thanks Shannah, I hope he is on the mend soon too. Thanks for always linking up to Creative Thursday :)

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  13. Thanks for hosting your lovely party! Enjoy your day :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Thanks for linking up to Creative Thursday each week :)

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  14. Good Morning, Michelle. Thanks for the party.

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  15. Hi Michelle! Oh so sorry about your son. They are still our babies and as much as we try to protect them, we can't always. Hope he recovers quickly! Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Raquel,
      Thanks so much for the warm wishes for Justin. They will always be my babies :)

      Thanks for linking up each week to Creative Thursday :)
      Michelle

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  16. Oh Michelle, so sorry about your son! That must be really hard on him :( Hope he gets to feeling better real soon.
    Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Stephanie,
      Thanks so much for the warm wishes :)
      Thanks for linking up each week to Creative Thursday too :)
      Michelle

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  17. Michelle, your poor boy and poor you, what a story. sending the best well wishes your way. Thanks for hosting as always :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the well wishes Angela :) So happy to have you always link up!

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  18. Hi Michelle!~I am sharing my "Jingle Bars, Jingle Bars" today! I know what you mean about feeling behind. I go into the season feeling ready and organized, and about a week later, I am struggling to keep up! Thanks for hosting! You have some incredible recipes and crafts linked up.

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  19. Thanks so much for hosting, Michelle! I hope your son feels better soon!

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    1. Sheena,
      Thanks for linking up to Creative Thursday each week :) And thanks for the well wishes too :)

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  20. Thank you Michelle, for hosting! You have such a darling blog! We would like to invite you to join a link party that we are co-hosting with Adorned From Above. You can link up on our blog at thebusybhive.blogspot.com
    We hope to see you there!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    The Busy Bee's
    Joye & Myrna

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    1. Thanks Joye & Myrna :) I'll stop by and link up. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

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  21. Michelle, Thanks so much for hosting another great party. I hope your son gets better soon and can enjoy Christmas. Nichi

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    1. Thanks for always linking up Nichi! I'm sure he'll be fine by Christmas and thanks for the warm wishes :)

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