Showing posts from July, 2019

Just A Little Life Update

Everyone say hi to my sweet nephew, Aaron Joseph Chapman!  He was born on 7/11 (free Slurpees for life!) and was 8lbs 3oz and 20in long.  Big sister Summitt is not super impressed yet, but to be fair, Tara wasn't all that impressed with me either.  Mom and Dad said that Tara held me for a minute, then looked up at them and said "well she can't do nuffin'..." and she was absolutely correct!  It has been several weeks, so I know you guys are looking for a Matt update.  We still haven't found the right "cocktail" of medications to keep the nausea and vomiting totally under control, but it is much better than week 1.  The week before last he had a blood clot in his left arm (again) so they had to switch the port (again).  No further comment, but that makes port surgery #5 for those of you keeping track.  Unlike his last 6 months of chemo, he loses more hair by the day and is almost completely bald now.  He is completely zapped most days and has

Living in the Wild, Wild West!

First things first.  I sang this song throughout the entire trip, and nobody had heard it before.  SO disappointed in my peers, y'all.  Okay, moving on... Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Cheyenne, WY for work, and let me tell you - the trip got off to a VERY rocky start.  From the moment the flight took off to the moment we landed there was turbulence.  I don't mean a few bumps here and there.  I mean the flight was so rough that our butts were coming off the seats, our drinks and phones were being thrown across the aisle, and we had to brace ourselves on the seats in front of us so tightly that our muscles were sore the next day.  In the midst of all of this, my motion sickness kicked in and I tossed my cookies into about 3 little paper bags before the flight attendant just gave me a trash bag.  While I was doing that, another passenger was having a seizure (we think) and was lying in the aisle while all the nurses tended to him.  The captain announced that De

My Super Secret, Super Exciting, Super Fun Project Revealed!

Meeting my...biggest fan! Hahhhhh! Okay, I'm done. This blog was supposed to post last Friday, but I was busy trying to stay alive on a flight (more on that later) and completely forgot to post it! So, just pretend you don't already know, and go with it! I hope you guys are sitting down for this because I have some exciting news.  No really, I couldn't believe it either! I responded to an IG story from TJMaxx several months ago about doing the #maxx50challenge.  If you haven't heard of it - TJMaxx sends a $50 giftcard, you video yourself showing what you can find in their store for $50, and they post it on their IG story! They sent me a link to apply, but weeks and months went by with no response, so I thought it was a lost cause.  I had already accepted defeat when I received an email from the TJX marketing team.  I thought it was a "thanks, but no thanks" email, but it was just the opposite.  They wanted to know if I would be interested in doing t