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Monday, November 30, 2009

Hang in there...

Its been a crazy week...my mother is good, I am still sick.

Sorry for my lack of updates, please don't give up on me....I'm just in a thick drug induced fog and now I'm trying to work from my parents on my lap top and cell phone...this won't be good...plus my "T" key on my laptop doesn't want to work anymore...FML.

Thank you all again for all your love and support...you all are the bestest!! (yes I know that's not a word, but I use it anyway!)
Friday, November 27, 2009

Pug Friday - Sick and Tired Edition

Hello ALL... and Happy Pug Friday.

1st off, THANK U all for your love and support this week. You all have been wonderful, I'll post an update soon...hopefully.

But Mama Jetplane is doing well, we had hoped she'd get out today but that's not going to happen. Yesterday was a bad day for her. I'm still sick and on top of it someone developed a migraine last night and may have lost her whole Thanksgiving meal due to an onset of sudden nausea...yes it has been a glorious week.

In honor of this...I bring you this week's pug picture.. enjoy!!

Picture found here...
Monday, November 23, 2009

Long Ass Day

I'm currently sitting at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. My mother is having her reconstructive surgery from her double mastectomy. The surgery will last 12 - 14 hours. She will be having her top 2 abdominal muscles removed and those will replace the breast tissue that was removed. All positive thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Before we left the hospital this morning, my mom gave me her wedding ring, its currently on my middle finger of my right hand. Its a very weird feeling to be wearing my mom's ring. It strange to look down and see it on my hand.

Oh and to top it all I am sick as a dog. I started getting sick yesterday evening and woke up this morning at 5am and couldn't breathe and could hardly swallow. I've taken some meds and drank 3 cups of hot tea...I'm finally starting to feel alittle better but still look like a hot mess...

But enough about me....

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers for my mother and family.... I deeply appreciate each and everyone of you. The kindness of strangers is amazing... love you all.
Friday, November 20, 2009

Pug Friday - Home Sweet Home Edition

Happy Pug Friday to you all... I hope this Friday morning is treating everyone well, especially all you Twi-Hards that stayed up late last night (this morning) to watch New Moon.
I'll admit even though I enjoy being well rested, I am alittle jealous. The Jetplanes are going to a 9pm viewing tonight!! (FYI- I got Mr to read all of the books. He was at T38 training at the time, so he was a little bored. Its good because we can talk about everything, even though he didn't 'love' the books). I'll be totally honest though, New Moon was my LEAST favorite, I actually had to force myself to read it. Bella whined WAY TOO MUCH. But I need to see the movie either way.

Anyway...moving on....

Today's Pug Friday is dedicated to my own lil hunk of pug Milo. You see, I'm leaving (on a jet plane) tomorrow morning to be with my family. My mother is having her reconstructive surgery on Monday and will be in the hospital the entire week of Thanksgiving. The following week I will be staying at my parents' house, helping her recover. Unfortunately, Mr. Jetplane has class and can't take leave. So he'll stay with the boys...and I miss them greatly!!!

So here's to my lil hunk of loving Milo...I'll miss my cuddle buddy...
And here are the boys playing with their dad.

Unfortunately they both like to lay on the couch with me... Here we are enjoying the Vampire Diaries. And here's lil Milo playing video games with Dad. Happy Pug Friday!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What do YOU think?

About these new guidelines for mammograms?

I'm in the high risk group so I believe that these 'new' guidelines don't apply to me. That being said, my mother was proactive and found her our breast cancer from a self exam. She located a very small growth (Stage 1) and is now cancer free. She is only 49 and falls into the age group they are focusing in on.

My mother is having her reconstructive surgery from her double mastectomy* next Monday in St. Louis at the Siteman Center. I'm going to make it a point to ask for their opinions on these new guidelines and I'll let you all know.

*That may seem like a bold step due to Stage 1 however, breast cancer runs in our family and the type of cancer she has an extremely strong chance of reoccurring in the other breast. After the operation and the pathology on the tissue, they did find that cells in the other breast where starting to form, so it was the best option for her.

So what our your thoughts on the new guidelines??
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Actual Jetplanes' Conversations....

Scene - Kitchen Sunday Night After Dinner

Mr. Jetplane is studying at the table for his test on Monday morning. We had dinner which I only ate half of because I was totally stuffed. I come into the kitchen about 45 minutes after dinner is over and go in the freezer. I get out what's left of my Sugar Free Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

Mr: "I thought you were full?"

Me: "Yeah I was. I have my period."

Mr: "Yeah so..."

Me: "So? So? I have an uncontrollable urge to eat something sweet. I need something sweet!"

Mr: "OK... Don't let me come between you and your ice cream!"

Smart move Mr. Jetplane!!!

Thursday morning last week... Mr. is sitting on the couch in the living room sending someone a text message and I am in my home office working.

Mr: "Hey sweetie!"

Me: "Yeah!"

Mr: "Hey who sings... " I wish I was alittle bit taller...I wish I was a baller..."

Me: "Ummmm... Ummm... Hold on I got this!"

Mr: "Never mind its TooShort!"

Me: "No its not!"

Mr: "Yes it is, its TooShort!"

Me: "No it most definitely isn't TooShort."

Mr: "Whatever its totally TooShort."

Me: "No Its SkeeLo!"

Mr: "No way...who the hell is SkeeLo"

Me: "It is, I know it is."

Mr: "You are so wrong, its totally TooShort!"

Me: "Fine I'll google it...."


Me: "Its SkeeLo! I just googled it, you want to come see?"

Mr: "NO! Whatever...."

We get into conversations like this at least 2x a week...it always ends with..."Fine I'm going to google it!"

Does anyone else use Google as their fight ender, or just us?
Monday, November 16, 2009

Its annoying getting old...

Someone developed a major sinus headache last night and took medicine during the beginning of the Colts/Patriots game. By halftime I was in a drug induced coma and could hardly keep my eyes open... which totally pissed me off. This was the "game of the decade", to quote NBC.

If you know anything about me...I am a HUGE COLTS fan and a HUGE Hater of all things associated with New England...that obviously includes Bill B and even the hottie Tom Brady. As a True Blue Colts fan... I refuse to like him, no matter how sexy he may look at the cover of Details, GQ, or Esquire.... REFUSE!!!

Mr. Jetplane also had to get up at 5am for a test this morning so we decided after half time to watch the rest of the game in bed. Well I passed out in no time and Mr. went to sleep at the end of the 3rd quarter.

When he left this morning, he came in to give me another kiss and said.."Colts won 35 -34!" I sat up... you are f'in kidding me... and we missed it... damn it....

Well fear not..I have watched Sports Center and I am still wearing my Colts shirt that I fell asleep in... GO COLTS!!!

Final thought... going for it on 4th and 2 at your own 28??? Thank you Bill!
Friday, November 13, 2009

Pug Friday

Hello all!! Its Friday can you believe it? Where did this week go?

Well this Pug Friday Feature I find quite funny and fitting for anyone that knows or has a pug, particularly a male pug...

Some may say they have a Napoleon complex....

Happy Pug Friday!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Latest Inspirations

First things first...sorry I have been a bad blogger lately. I don't really have much of an excuse. I don't feel like I have all that much to say...well that has any entertainment value... I promise I'll try to be better...I'll try.

That being said I wanted to show you a couple of things that have inspired me lately. I saw this piece of art on a blog about a month or so ago, I apologize I cannot figure out which home decor blog it was, so I deeply apologize. (if you know, please tell me) It appears to be felt pieces stitched together. I am been day dreaming about doing something simliar for weeks now. I hope to do some shopping this week to get supplies.

Secondly this was posted on Twig & Thistle earlier this month. I am thinking about doing something similar to give as gifts to our local (couples) friends. I have some great twine that I have been wanting to use and I will create holiday tags for them. Can't wait!! I know Mr. Jetplane will think I'm an idiot but oh well.

Have you all started thinking about Holiday cards??? I've been scouring the internet for cards... I want to use a picture from our family shoot this past spring with the dogs...

Decisions...Decisions... I like a lot of the cards on http://www.tinyprints.com/ and http://www.minted.com/. For cheaper options don't forget to look at Snapfish and Vistaprint. They have some great options for your as well that are cheaper.

I created and purchased our wedding rehearsal invites and Thank You cards from Snapfish. I used a photo and created postcards...they were nice quality and we received alot of positive feedback. You never have to spend a lot of money to create and send something to family and friends.
Enjoy the rest of your week...and look forward to Pug Friday tomorrow!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hug a Veteran

I think the poster below says it all....
Friday, November 6, 2009

Pug Friday

Good Morning Everyone!
First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the horrible tragedy at Ft. Hood yesterday. As the wife of a military man, it hits close to home. Mr. was in class until 5:30 yesterday and his commander ended the class with a quick briefing.

My heartbreaks for all of the families of those lost and those recovering. Our men and women should be safe on our bases. I'm actually happy to hear the gunman is still alive. Perhaps we can get some answers and he can stand accountable for his actions. Personally, I feel getting shot and killed was what he wanted and I'm glad he didn't receive that.

So in light of recent events today's Pug Friday represents how I feel like morning...

Photo found here
Thursday, November 5, 2009


Do you have songs that take you right back to a certain time in your life? I listen to these songs and go me right back to hanging out with my girls or a certain someone in college... Here's a little trip down Memory Lane with Mrs. Jetplane this morning...

Burn one Down - Ben Harper

My ex in college introduced me to him back in 1998. He was his favorite person in the entire world and had met him several times. He was borderline obsessed with the man. He is now my go to long-distance driving music and has phenomenal live shows.

Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer
I distinctly remember junior year of college the first time my (same) ex (Mr. Baseball) played this for me in his is apartment. He said it made him think of me. Yeah...that's all this girl needed. My ex also wrote poetry...yeah I know. He once referred to me in his poem as his girl with coffee and 2 creams complexion (I was tanorexic back in the day). I don't know why but that has always stuck with me.

One More Time - Daft Punk
Oh yeah... Mrs. Jetplane was hardcore lover of techno music. I would rock out with the best of them at my college's dance clubs.... no doubt. I still enjoy listening to it while working out... mr and I might be driving home from a night out...we might pop it in and shake our groove things on the way.....Oh who likes to party...we like to party!!!

Some of the music may have even been busted out at our wedding.... see here is proof!!

Glowsticks and all... I bought them at the Dollar Store. The best $3.00 I ever spent.

It got crazy up on the dance floor... and yes that's my maid of honor...don't worry... she's a Doctor.

Gravel - Ani Defranco

One of if not my favorite singer/performer is Ani Defranco. This song reminds me of my friend K and I rocking out to it in her green Cavalier and screaming out the words..."You may keep me from ever being happy but you're not going to stop me from having FUN!!!" No truer words were ever spoken..or so we thought.

If I had a million dollars - Barenaked Ladies

This song automatically takes me to living in the sorority house driving around campus, perhaps skipping class, in Lou's red Acura, sun roof open and singing our hearts out... you want to stare at us...go right ahead!!

To quote my sorority's song...

"These are the days you'll remember. Never before and never since, I promise, will the whole world be warm as this. And as you feel it, you'll know it's true that you are blessed and lucky. It's true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you."

That song is a perfect way to explain my college experience.... oh how I miss you...
Monday, November 2, 2009

And the Winner is....

Thank you all soooo much for entering and supporting my giveaway. And without further ado the winner is........

Miss Pretty !!!! Please email be your contact info at leavingandloving@gmail. Congrats!!

Now onto the Jetplanes Halloween... Our original (well my original) plan was Mad Men themed, I'd be Joan and Mr would be Roger, my own personal silverfox. Well Mr. jumped ship on me with some of his friends and decided to be this...

Yeah he's the one with the long dark wig. Yeah...that's my husband. I'm quite the lucky girl, aren't I? This is our friend Dom, creepy looking isn't he? He's wearing a mask and padded the stomach. He creeped people out all night long.

Here are the Jetplanes getting ready at our friends house. I decided to be Rachel Zoe and threw together my outfit. I had pretty much everything except the fur vest. We purchase a yard of faux fur fabric and cut it into a vest. Then I belted it. I paired it with a dress from BR and pulled it up alittle to look more like a tunic.

Starbucks gave me the cup for free and I had to carry my big MJ bag...since Zoe and MJ are total fashion BFFs.

Only problem...most guys and alot of girls out here didn't know who RZoe is... can you believe it... I DIE! Seriously... I DIE!
We had a great time and the boys (if we can call them that) did win the costume contest $50! It paid for some of our drinks. The win was decided by crowd participation and maybe some of us screamed really loud... we may have swung the vote... oh well.

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