Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bucket 'O Food

While Paul & I were price checking food & paper goods at Sam's we stumbled accross this:

Yes, a single persons emergency 30 day supply of food!!!

This is the first time we had seen this, have any of you seen something like this before? It gave us a good chuckle & of coarse a picture had to be taken!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Restaurant #1

 3904 Bell St.
Kansas City, MO 64111

 March 8th, Paul & I were leaving KU Medical Hospital & one of my nurses recommended this fabulous sandwich/pizza shop. Their location was great, right by business' & the hospital. The atmosphere was nice, busy but that's always good for them, right. Order's took place at a counter, cold sandwiches were made in front of you & hot ones were done in the back with the pizzas.
I ordered the Bell Street Bomb: roast beef, turkey, salami, herb cream cheese, provolone, lettuce, tomato, may, vinaigrette on a sub roll. Price: $6.75 Picture below. It was DEEE-Liscious! but hey anyone that puts cream cheese & provolone on a roll in my book is awesome!

Paul ordered the d'Bronx Meatball Parmigiana. Price: $6.25 He liked it & would recommend it to anyone who loves a good saucey meat-a-ball-a (my Italian accent typed out :).
Once I took a bite of my sandwich & decided it was amazing, I had to look around & get a peek at their pizzas, which you could buy by the slice, 16 inch, & 30 inch! Caught a view of the slice version, huge & covered with toppings.

On top of the subs & pizzas, their menu also included dinner specials (lasagna, calzones), salads, soups, sides, & desserts. Prices were very reasonable too!
If you're ever in the KU Med area we highly recommend this 'Authentic Deli and Pizzeria!'

Monday, March 12, 2012

By 12-31-2013

I finally got a new goal list posted. HERE it is!
I have already completed or started to complete some points. One good one in blog post to follow.
Let me know if you have any ideas on any of the points


Monday, March 5, 2012

Blood & Organ Donation

I've been meaning to write this post for a while. It came to me from different directions:
  •  First: last summer I had 13 blood transfusions 
  • Second: words 'Liver Transplant' came into play in January (as of now I'm ok, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed until I'm out of the woods). 
  • Lastly: The Ellen Show - an inspirational 'get the word out!' story. 
 Blood & organ donation is something I have always believed in, ever since I was able to answer the question at the DMV, "Would you like to be an organ donor?" I proudly wear that little red heart on my driver's license. In 2009, one of my new years resolutions was to donate blood (we have a quarterly blood drive at work). I know it may not seem like much, but that's how huge my fear of needles is. I did it though that last quarter I made it to the blood mobile! Now, after I had 13 bags of blood donated to save my life I couldn't be more thankful to those of you who face your fear of needles & get into those donation chairs just to pump blood out to give to a complete stranger! In January, I heard the words of how I may need a new liver... there's nothing bigger then someone donating something to save a life. So, I urge you to get out there donate blood, sign up to be an organ donor, & if you're not able to, spreading awareness to others can help tremendously.
Here's the video that really urged me to write this post. This 20 year old Canadian, Helene, needs a huge transplant & yet tries to stay optimistic by raising awareness. Ellen showed her video & had her on the show (surprisingly) via Skype. Not only did they spread the word but Helene will get to go to see Ellen once she's able to travel :) ... Now I post this video & the following links to help spread the word.


  • To donate blood you can contact your nearest American Red Cross & watch for your local blood drives.
  • To become an organ donor:
    • Visit Donate Life Kansas or Donate Life America & get signed up.
    • Say "Yes" at the DMV, when asked whether you wish to designate your decision to be an organ & tissue donor and say "Yes" when also asked whether you wish to be listed in the statewide registry.
    • Complete and mail in a registration form. You may also call toll-free 1-888-744-4531 to obtain a copy of the form.
    • Sign the back of your driver/nondriver license with a permanent marker – be sure to have a witness sign, too.
    • Include your decision in an advance health care directive, will or living will.
    • If you have a donor card or other signed record, sign & carry it.
    • Provide any communication witnessed by two adults during a terminal illness or injury (one witness must be a disinterested witness). 
If you have any questions or concerns the Donate Life sites have lots of information & frequently asked questions.

~ Get out there & save a life! ~

    Friday, March 2, 2012

    New Month!

    Well, here it is March already! I can't believe it & I've been behind on my blogging... again. I have plenty of ideas, it's just today's one of the first days I have felt healthy/good enough to sit at the computer long enough to type.
    During this absence I had another stay at the hospital (infection) & have just been sore & exhausted.

    I hope everyone else out there is doing fabulous! Blogging should return ... fingers crossed