Wishing for…

Sweet, fresh watermelon…

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Anti-Theft Lunch Bag

Do you make wonderul sandwiches for your hubbies lunch and does he complain that some co-worker is always stealing them?  Do not worry any longer!

Innovative designer Sherwood Forlee has a solution: The Anti-Theft Lunch Bag!

I bet no one will want them now!! 😉

One of those days…

Today I’m felling a little like Cass. I have to stop reading her blog, because I think I’m getting infected.

I’m having a series of non-fortunate happenings.

I’m not a high wheel girl. I prefer my trainers. My life for my trainers! So, this weekend I went party with a girl friend to Spain. All dressed up, make-up and evil high wheels. I was raining cats and dogs and I don’t have to say that I fell over a huge puddle of water. I was all wet and now I am sick and have blisters all over my delicate feet.

Now it’s very hard for me to walk, even on trainers, so my mother gives me a lift to the metro in the morning.

Today’s scenario: It’s very cold, raining like hell, I’m still sick, and my feet hurt. My brother goes down the stairs, enters my mom’s car. I was going slowly, trying not to hurt my feet and trying to secure the umbrella (I’m very clumsy with umbrellas, always get hit in the face). I was in the last step and my mother sweetly drives off… (It seems that my brother told her I wasn’t going :S )

I had to walk all the way to the station and got all wet.

Getting at work, one of my colleague have being messing around with my computer, and had broken it. I lost all my mp3 data. I had to install everything and now I don’t have any of the programs I need to work.  

So… meanwhile I thought “hmmm I think I’m going to do a hot chocolate to cheer me up!” Good idea, no? NO!

I’ve putted my cup of milk and hot cocoa (given by Sharon, my super hot cocoa spoiler) inside the microwave, set the time, and a minute later it went BUM! LOL

Oh yeah! Bits of chocolate everywhere! In the microwave, in the table, floor, walls… 😦 It seems that somebody had increased the heating power, and I haven’t noticed.

Why did I get up today???

Doesn’t anything works in Portugal???

I know all prizes have already been sent and the contest is over. But my intention was to make a marshmallow creature, so last night my mallow creature came alive.

I made a sheep! Eating marshmallow grass in a Hot Cocoa field 😀

But today I’m pissed off!

Last August I had an awkward episode. One morning I got up not being able to open my right eye (and not feeling my right side of the body, but I was so sleepy that I didn’t care). Since one of my colleagues from work had conjunctivitis, I thought it was the same… I was sleepy ok?

So I went to the Local Heath Center, waited a couple of hours until I was seen by the doctor, and in that waiting period I realize I wasn’t feeling my right side of face or my right arm… This is weird…

The doctor made me some exams and sent me right away to the Public Central Hospital to be seen by a neurologist. In the hospital I made blood exams, a CAT scan to my head, stayed in the hospital for 16 hours, and then they sent me home. The neurologist suspects I had a CVA.

That doctor requested an urgent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and an urgent appointment after the MRI to see the result.

August went by… I was completely fine, felling every piece of my body! September came with a smaller episode. This time I woke up not feeling one finger. Meanwhile, I received a letter from the Public Hospital scheduling my MRI to November and a couple of weeks later another letter scheduling my neurologist appointment (I remember they were both URGENT) to 20th February (today).

October I went to a private doctor, because I still wasn’t felling my sweet finger. Since I was already being seen by a neurologist, she asked me to do some exams to my articulations and muscles. One of them is awful! They stick huge needles all over your arm and give you electric shocks. Everything was fine, so there is something wrong with my central nervous system 😦

I’ve made the MRI, asked a doctor friend in that hospital to see my exam (cause it’s in the hospital database), but my neurologist hasn’t written the report. Since it isn’t his specialty he couldn’t say anything 😦

The New Year started with some light feelings on my finger, and now I’m almost good. But I still want to know what’s wrong with me and why I had those two episodes. Luckily, my appointment came!!

Or not!! Yesterday the hospital called me canceling it! Said they will send me a new letter with a new appointment date. And as the waiting list is 6 months, that’s when I will know my MRI result!

So, I’M PISSED OFF!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve won a prize!

And at last I know what a marshmallow looks and tastes like, thanks to Michelle!

She gave me the “Girl who tried the hardest in the Marshmallow man contest” Award from the Hot Cocoa Swap! 😀 eh eh eh Thanks Michelle!!!!

And my prize is…… Marshmallows!!!!! 😀

I’ve received the package yesterday. Here’s a shot of everything I won:

It has Large Storebought Marshmallows, chocolate flavor; Mini Storebought Marshmallows; HER own homemade Mashmallows (OMG soooooo yummi!), a winterly notepad, and a fabulous Organic Cotton, Nature’s Choice in Green!!! Here’s another thing I’ve never tried before, organic cotton! 😀

And a lovely card with all of this! 😀 Thank you so much Michelle!

Marshmallows – Round 3

I lost the round 3 too 😦 I still have one more try though! I know the problem is with the light corn syrup. In a natural local products shop, I was told that it is corn jelly. They are wrong! Although the taste is great it didn’t work in the marshmallows. Now I have a type of corn flour that we use to make sauces thick. Maybe this will work, maybe it won’t.

In the Hot Cocoa Swap blog you can see all the great marshmallows little men! I’ve already voted in the one I love most! 😀  Good luck girls!

Marshmallows – Round 2

I was knocked out by the marshmallows! 😦 Is true… My third attempt didn’t work either… I think the problem isn’t with the syrup, but with the gelatin.

So, I’m not going to participate in the contest 😦 Tomorrow I have a friend over for dinner, and will not have the time for new experiments.  Wednesday I could make, but since Thursday I’m going to Lisbon (its around 300 km from my town), I won’t have the time to the marshmallow to go solid and make my Marshmallow person/animal/creature. Good luck for all the participants! After the decision is made, I want to see all your works! 😀

Snif Snif I really had a great idea for my marshmallow…