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Tools: Nothing prepares me for a hot afternoon than cool refreshing iced tea…though I dilute it with water…for a refreshing but sweet treat. Now more than ever I need these cool drinks. I’ve been having way too many hot-flashes that result in my clothes completely soaked. Even in a shaded and breezy spot while sitting and doing NOTHING, I can sweat so bad that it drips off my face. I am having other symptoms and waiting for test results to see what is going on with my body. My worst fear is that the tests will show NOTHING is wrong.


Motion: Balboa returning after chasing and catching his toy. I caught him as he dropped the toy and looked at me to throw it again. Balboa never passes up an opportunity to play.


Sweet: Left over red velvet cheesecake from the Cheese Cake Factory. Oh man Dino and I really enjoyed this treat, even though he got sick afterwards. I think we both agree it was worth it. Now I have a late night snack…shhhh…don’t tell anyone.

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Dots: Dino once asked me what the dots on my face were. I proudly said those are freckles. I do love freckles…I find them so beautiful and wish I had more. In the summer they become lighter even with tons of sunscreen. I DON’T like getting a tan, so this shade of sepia is the only tan you’ll ever see on me, LOL.


Stripes: Dino using his imagination and pretending the striped comforter on the couch is really an ocean teaming with dangerous snakes. Thankful that he has such a great imagination and sees things so differently. I hope he holds onto that wonderful gift.

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Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


ICED TEA and CAKE — 21 Comments

  1. Hum? I wonder what the hot flashes are? I know what you mean when you say that you fear they will find nothing wrong – then there is no way to “fix” them. I get that. It seems opposite at first, but I totally get it.

    I don’t like cheesecake but the cheesecake looks totally awesome. Specially the cake part. Wish I had some now. I would have cheesecake for breakfast. Ha!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    • oh man…it was so good last night, but I wish I did save it for my breakfast. LOL

      I am thinking it’s a thyroid issue buy if they say nothing I will refuse to leave the doctor’s office.

  2. Oh that cheesecake looked delicious and agree so worth it. And I hoping and praying that you get some answers from all your tests. Thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way!! 🙂

    • thanks babe…I’m just so done, already my dress is soaked, grrr and it;s only 11:50 in the morning.

      Oh Janine…the cheesecake was even yummy the next day.

  3. Congratulations on your site – Janine did a great job! I love your freckles photo (I have them too and don’t like getting a tan anymore either). That cheesecake looks amazing and that’s very strange about your hot flashes. I hope you get some resolution from your doctor. Love that Dino made a comforter into an ocean full of snakes! Priceless.

    • she sure did a great job…so happy.

      Glad I’m not the only one who says no to tans.,

      Thanks babe, I hope I get answers soon too. Yeah, Dino has a BIG imagination!

  4. I hope your test results get you dome answers. I agree that knowing something is wrong but the doctors not finding anything is totally frustrating.

    Balboa is so cute.

    Dino does have a great imagination! It’s all that reading you do that helps. 🙂

  5. not surprising to hear Dino loves books… children with active imaginations love being read to & as they get older, exploring books on their own. I loved your picture of Dino using the couch as part of his imaginary world.

    • yes, as a reading specialist I sadly see the results of kids being deprived of the joy, knowledge, and creativity of books. It kills me when teens won’t even read comic books or current events online.

  6. Hoping you find relief from the Hot Flash issue, they are not fun.
    Your dog looks so cute and I love that your boy has such a great imagination. Also can I have some of that cheesecake?

  7. My munchkins play like that too and I always hope they keep it for a very long time, I’m a huge kid so hopefully they will take after me, We don’t have a cheesecake factory here, so thanks for making me want it lol, and I love my freckles too 🙂

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