Blogoversary

Hello All!

I have been out of touch lately-so busy with switching to 5th grade and just the beginning of the year in general.  I get home late and sometimes continue to work or just crash. We have mid-term reports going out today, so I have been finishing up with averaging out grades-this is a new concept to me…coming from Kindergarten.

My trip to Cincinnati was great. My aunt has a Garmin (GPS system) and it directed us to where we needed to go. That Garmin is awesome. I want one real soon. We had a great visit! Thank goodness M was out of ICU and he was coherent to us being there. He came back home to TN last night-woohoo!

Today is my one year blogoversary. I can’t believe I have been here for a year! I really have made some great friends this last year. Love you all! (((HUGS)))

Mad with barklove!

WOOF!

Mere

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Going to Cincinnati

Hello All!

I have been so busy with school and with worrying, praying, and thinking about my cousin, M. I still can’t get my Google Reader cleared-lol. I haven’t even been posting for my memes or visiting particpants-aahhhhh!

I want to thank you all for you continued support and prayers for my cousin, M. Betty, a fellow blogging buddy, asked me how I was holding up. Whew-it is hard, especially trying to maintain at school too.

My aunt and I just decided that we would take a rode trip to Cincinnati to be with our family during this trying time. M is still in ICU at this moment. It is about a six hour drive from where we live. Thank goodness we decided to leave in the morning instead of right after I get out of school today. I would so not have been able to get it all together-hehe. We will be leaving early Saturday morning and return sometime Sunday evening. I am nervous, because I will be assisting with driving her truck. I get really nervous driving interstates. She is so fun to talk to. I am sure after we get on the road and start talking that I won’t be as nervous.

We are planning on surprising them-so please don’t mention it to M and his family…unless they post about it. I believe I will call M’s dad when we are closer to them and let him know. We will ask him not to tell Lo, so we can surprise her.

Thanks again for your support. I also want to thank my friends that have visited M’s site and/or have been leaving comments. It means so much to them and to me.

I am going to ask my dear friend, Gina, to check in at Mercedes Rocks to fish out any participants from spam. I will let you know how everything goes when I return.

Here is M’s link, for those that haven’t seen it yet. I am so glad they started this website-it is wonderful to have that place for updates and a place to send our love. Just a reminder: They know me as Mere (not Mercedes-lol).

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/matthopper/

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M has surgery again today

M has surgery again at 1:00 p.m. today. Things didn’t go as we had hoped, but M is stable and alive! That is the most important thing. He has surgery again-today. Feel free to read his journal with all of the updates and check out his guestbook. Prayers are coming from all over the country. Thank you all for you continuous support and thanks again to those that have signed his guestbook! Just a reminder: If you do sign the guestbook~they know me as Mere. More prayers needed today!

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/matthopper/

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M’s Website

For those that don’t know what I am talking about-please read here. I just received an email from my uncle, J. They have created a website for updates and communication while they are in Cincinnati, Oh for the next 2-3 weeks. Feel free to check it out. Just a reminder: They DO NOT know me as Mercedes-they call me by my nickname too-Mere. Here is the site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/matthopper

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Prayers Needed

My cousin, M, has been battling Renal Cell Carcinoma for the past six years. It all started at an indoor soccer game. He will be 20 in August. This has been a long battle for him, his family, and all of us! He has had six major surgeries, been through chemo and radiation numerous times, and now he has four tumors again.

One tumor is sitting on his one kidney and bladder. It is 6 inches long and the doctors say they can’t operate on it because M would not make it through the surgery-he would hemorrhage to death. He is having surgery this morning and they are putting in a stint to relieve the pressure from his kidney and bladder. After this, the doctors will decide what to do next.

He applied to a cancer study in Maryland but didn’t qualify-due to him being on chemo numerous times. There is another study in Cincinnati that is more targeted to his specific needs that we hope he qualifies for. The hospital will fed-ex his scans to that hospital today.

He is a very strong young man. He has accomplished so much during his journey fighting this horrible and rare cancer in children. He graduated from High School with honors. He has also completed his first two years in college.

I have a luncheon to attend today and then I am headed to Chattanooga to be with him and the family. I believe in prayer-I believed it helped this time last year when we thought he was going to have his colon removed-he didn’t have to have it removed. Please pray with me for my cousin, M, and his family. Thank you so much!

EDIT: I did not go to Chattanooga today-M’s Mom said it would be better to come on Sunday. They are warn out and he will be coming home tomorrow-which will be another tiring day for him to get settled in and have to deal with the feeding bag. Still waiting for the exact outcome of the surgery and what the future holds.

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New Website

Hello All! I have been converting my Kindergarten classroom website to my NEW 5th Grade classroom website. I am so excited! I have also added a blog page on the website. I hope to blog about our class over there and post pics for everyone to view. This way the parents can have pics of their child and I don’t have to make/create scrapbooks anymore…so much work! Head on over there and check it out and let me know what you think. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

Miss Meredith’s 5th Grade

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Blueberries

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Mercedes at Mercedes Rocks!

Theme: Blueberries (National Blueberry Month in the U.S.)

I have personally never made anything with blueberries-so I am not going to share a recipe today. Here is a lovely poem I found about Blueberries.

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I Big Red Puffy Heart Your Blog Award

My dear blogging friend at Life Through a Lens has bestowed upon me another award (actually three-but I will do this one at a time) on June 13, 2008. She is wonderful and she has a wonderful site full of pictures and stories!

Dandelion Wishes had this award created so she could pass on the love!

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Happy Birthday America

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

WHO WANTS A POSTCARD?

Thank You All!

I have been wanting to do some type of post showing stats of my blog. I found this Custom Receipt Maker over at Fighting Windmills. This was much easier and a lot more fun. Thank you all for your visits, comments, friendship, love, prayers, and support! YOU ROCK!

Blogger Friendship Award

Lofter at Life at the Foot of the Stairs awarded me with this award personally via email on May 30, 2008! He is such a great friend with a wonderful way with words! I am always smiling when I receive comments or emails from him! Lofter~You Rock! Peachy ;)

p.s. I have had this ready to post-but I don’t know why I didn’t hit publish-aaaahhhh!

Questions, Silly Questions

The Saturday Special is hosted by Toni at The Saturday Special.

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Art y Pico Award

My great friend, Tamy at 3 Sides of Crazy also awarded me with this award. She is wonderful and has a wonderful site too! Tons of yummy recipes over there! This is what she said: Mercedes at Mercedes World for her organization and adaptability to real life. Woohoo! Thank you so much! I received this award once before and already passed it on. I believe I will keep it at that for this award. Tamy~You Rock!

Super Commenter Award

My dear blogging friend at Life Through a Lens has bestowed upon me another award (actually three-but I will do this one at a time) on June 13, 2008. She is wonderful and she has a wonderful site full of pictures and stories!

Dandelion Wishes had this award created so she could pass on the love!

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Love Me Award

Translation

Love Me. When I deserve it the least is when I need it the most.

Kathryn at 4urpets honored me with this award on May 24, 2008. Kathryn couldn’t have picked a better time to award me with this award! Thank you so much! This is what she had to say:

Mercedes needs a lot of love right now because she just lost Patch, her wonderful and loyal Dalmatian. We love you Mercedes.

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Tree of Happiness Award

Oooohhhh~I love awards! My dear friend, Kathryn at The Empty Nest honored me with this wonderful award. Kathryn is a wonderful friend. She stops by often to visit and was very supportive during our travels down Patchy Sickness Road and now is very supportive during our travels down Patch Is Gone Road. She is also helpful with computer/camera stuff-I just email her and she helps me out! She has 3 wonderful chihuahuas she blogs about on her other site: 4urpets.

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Kind Blogger Award

My dear blog friend Darla @ Beauty Inside and Out honored me with this award on May 31, 2008. She says”for her loyalty and heroic actions when her dog passed. *sniff* Thank you! Darla is such a dear, kind friend! I’m so glad we have met via the blog world and she has a wonderful blog too! Love Ya! Mean It!

I am catching up with passing on recent awards. I would like to pass on this award to the following bloggers~You are all too kind, but I narrowed it down to 10 today. I know many others will receive this soon when these buddies pass on the love! 😉

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Sharing the Love Award

My dear blogging friend at Life Through a Lens has bestowed upon me another award (actually three-but I will do this one at a time) on June 13, 2008. She is wonderful and she has a wonderful site full of pictures and stories!

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Vintage Apron Giveaway at Rick Rack Attack

Head on over to Confessions of an Apron Queen to participate.

This is the post from her site:

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In Our Hearts

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I Stood Beside Your Bed Last Night

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Time To Go

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Bet You Can’t Own Just One

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You Make My Day Award

OK~it has been Awards Week here at Mercedes’ World. I have to catch up on passing on some awards-lol!

Deb at The Canvas Grey awarded me with this lovely award on April 21, 2008. She is so wonderful and has such a way with words! She has a wonderful blog~you should go check it out! She is also in need of prayers for her Dad.

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You Make Me Smile

I have created another of my own personal awards that I would like to share with some of my favorite bloggers! When you receive this award~there are NO rules to follow. You decide what to do with it:

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