big day tomorrow


Tomorrow I am hoping all goes well, and I will have a big announcement to make!!  I have a meeting about my book “Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant”.

Wish me Luck

Lynne

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Lauren, one of the Leading Ladies for the Go Red For Women


Lauren was selected to become one of the 2016 Go Red Leading Ladies of Western Ma.  Lauren is seated in the front row center.  When Lauren was asked she said “It is an honor to be asked and help the American Heart Association in the Go Red campaign to help bring awareness of heart disease in women”.

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Yes I can say, I am a very proud mother.

Also, not only being in the campaign poster, Lauren has been asked to be the guest speaker at the Go Red For Women Luncheon.  At the luncheon, before Lauren speaks, there is going to be a video shown of Lauren speaking about what has brought her to be part of this organization.  The film crew came here to our home.

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Lauren was very nervous, but did an outstanding job.  She actually had the director and the film crew in tears talking about her story, her life experiences.  Oh hell, she had me in tears also.  I cannot what to see the finished video.

I am so proud of the women Lauren has become, and is using her life experiences to help others.

Below is information about the Go Red For Women Luncheon, please show your support for this wonderful organization.

Where:
Log Cabin
500 East Hampton Road
Holyoke, Massachusetts, 01040     
Link to Map
When:
Starts:Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:00:00 AM
Ends:Fri, 26 Feb 2016 2:00:00 PM

The western Massachusetts Go Red For Women Luncheon is the American Heart Association’s signature event! Join us for a delicious heart healthy lunch while learning about women’s heart health. The day will include survivor speakers, health screenings, and a keynote speaker. The Go Red For Women movement is dedicated to making an impact in the community through education and fund raising to fight the number one killer of women, heart disease.

To register visit http://www.wmassgored.ahaevents.org

Lynne1437940979_love_valentines_day_11

Liebster Award


Liebster Award

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I have been nominated by Judi, from My Big Fat Rheumatoid Life,   Judi writes about living with RA and life as a mother.  I love to read her new post, you never know what the subject is going to be.  Little tidbits of humor, can be thrown in to give you a chuckle.  As she says, “there’s nothing like a spot of chronic illness humour”.  I am honored to be nominated, and feel thankful I have wonderful people who enjoy reading my post.

https://mybigfatrheumatoidlife.wordpress.com/2015/10/10/liebster-award/

The Liebster Award nomination is given to new bloggers – to encourage creativity and help promote their work in the blogosphere.
Here are the rules:

• Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.

• Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.

• Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.

• Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.

• Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make eleven questions of your own for your nominees or you may use the same questions.

• Lastly, COPY these rules in the post

Questions:

If you could bring one famous person back to life for a day who would it be?

  Without thinking twice about my answer, it would have to be my daughter Laurens, heart donor.  I would have loved to know what she was like.  We know it was a female and that is all we know to this date.  This beautiful person gave my daughter her life.  I cannot think of anyone that would be more famous, then a person who became an organ donor to help others.

If you could travel tomorrow, where would you go?

I think I would go to Ireland.  Through my site, I have been able to communicate with many people from Ireland.  They are very warm and caring people.  Would love to meet them. 

What would your ideal day consist of?

Everyday being at home with my family is the idea day.  I know that might sound corny, but after living in the hospital with my daughter for so so long, being at home is the ideal day for me.

What is the simplest thing that makes you smile?

When my daughter wakes up in the morning without me having to run up the stairs to tell her to get up.  On the rare days it does happen, I am a happy person with a smile on my face.

How many times have you fallen in love?

Many times.  When I met my husband, it was love at first sight.  When my children were born and my beautiful granddaughter.

What would be your dream job be?

To finally finish writing my book, then traveling around the world to promote our story.  I guess my answer is to be a published author.

Who do you look up to or who inspires you?

I really thought about this one and the only person that keeps popping into my head is my husband, Dean.  He is my number one motivator, who inspires me to be me.

What is your favorite season and why?

I really do not have one.  I love them all.  Living in New England, we have all four seasons.  When they change, I am ready for the change.  I don’t think I could live in a place where the weather is the same all the time.

What is your favorite beverage?

Depends, in the morning coffee, during the day water (I drink close to a gallon a day), social time, Miller Lite Beer.

What is your favorite color?

Pink

Question for my nominee’s.  I like the questions that were submitted to me, so I decided to keep the originals.

I nominate:

https://mybigfatrheumatoidlife.wordpress.com

Haddon Musings,http://haddonmusings.com

Life is great,http://lifeisgreat0.com

http://www.katblogs.com

http://ironkidneychic.com

countrygardenuk.wordpress.

Lynne 1437940979_love_valentines_day_11

Sunshine Blogger Award


I have been nominated for the                  SunshineBloggerAward

Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was nominated by Scribbles & Musing.  Thank you so very much

http://scribblesandmusings.com

. Thank you for the nomination.  My first though was omg, people do like my blog.  I am very passionate about what I write about.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a way for bloggers to get to know each other and also get other bloggers to connect with each other.

The RULES of accepting the Sunshine Award are as follows:

Acknowledge and thank the nominating blogger with a link to their website.
Share 11 random facts about myself by answering the questions the nominating blogger has created for me.
List 11 bloggers I believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (I can’t nominate the blogger who nominated me.)
Let the 11 bloggers know I nominated them.
Post 11 questions for the bloggers I nominate to answer.

Questions for my nominees:
Who is your favorite author(s)?   I love to read Danielle Steel, when we take our summer vacation to the beach.  My time!!!
What hobbies do you have?    I love to do crafts.  I had a business called Country Look Designs Gift Baskets. I loved to design personalized gifts.  After Lauren started to get sick, I had to give it up to take care of her.  I also enjoy gardening.
What is one thing that is always guaranteed to make you smile?   That’s an easy one, when my family is happy, I am happy.  My family means the world to me.
Are you an Android or Iphone person?   Android
Do you have a phobia? If so, what and why? (had to ask)  After living in the hospital so long with my daughter, I have a hard time being in a confined area.  There are times now even when I go out shopping, I find myself almost like in an anxiety attack.  Time to leave.  Also the one phobia I always have had, spiders.
How did you get into blogging?  When I started my first blog, Lauren was in the hospital.  I could not keep up with all the phone calls.  Then I thought I would start a blog, so  I could keep everyone informed on Lauren’s condition.  Now my blog is about Life after a Heart Transplant.  I have been able  to meet so many incredible  people from all over the world.
Introvert or extrovert?  To be honest, I believe I can be both.
Do you sing along with the radio even if other people are around?   Of course, when I hear a song on the radio that moves me, music is great therapy.
What is your favorite season and why?   Well, I live in New England, so we do have the 4 seasons.  I love them all.  But to pick my favorite, it would be spring.  Everything new and blooming,  There is nothing like after a long cold winter, to finally go outside.  My living space is now doubled.
What is a goal that you have for this year?  My personal goal for this year is to finish writing my book and to get it published.  The book is about our journey living in a hospital, being on the heart transplant list. Also it entails information that I wished I knew, when we were in this situation.  To be able to help others in coping, living and just to let them they are not alone.  Plus my son is getting married, time to plan a wedding.  To be able to give them the wedding the in vision.
What would you change about yourself, if you could?  That’s a hard one, but the only thought that keep’s coming to mind is to get healthier.  I have been pushing my daughter to take care of herself, that (like most people do) tend to forget about themselves.  Need to take time to take care of Lynne.

My nominees (in no particular order) are the following:

So to all my nominee’s here are your questions

  • Describe yourself in 4 words?
  • If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go?
  • Are you a registered organ donor?
  • What do you call your happy place?
  • What is your number 1 priority in your life today?
  • Are you a political person?
  • Dog or cat?
  • Favorite color?
  • Are you more comfortable dressing up or wearing comfy cloths?
  • Would you be able to be a public speaker?
  • Last one, give a quick description of yourself?

Looking forward to learning more about each of you!

Lynne  1437940979_love_valentines_day_11