Thursday, August 20, 2009
Mary Ellen is the AWESOMEST!
You all know Mary Ellen over at Adopting ME. I think she is one of the awesomest, wonderfulest, greatest gals in the world!
Why? You ask? Well, I'll tell you! Quite a few years ago, when my kids were smaller, I used to do jigsaw puzzles and my kids, Gina in particular, used to help me with them. I found a puzzle that turned out to be very favorite because it was so different. The brand was Buried Blueprints and the puzzles were taken right out of history with a slice right down the middle. The puzzle I owned was of King Tut's tomb. It was a pyramid, but part of the pyramid was sliced open to reveal layers of the tomb, with written stuff here and there throughout the tomb. The puzzle was not an easy one to do, but little by little, I got it finished. I either Mod Podged it together or put it back in the box, but I have since lost it. I have been searching for a Buried Blueprint puzzle for more than 2 years. Whenever I was in a toy store or Walmart, etc., I 'd look for one. No luck. I recently discovered the company is out of business and the puzzles cannot be bought in stores.
So, not too long ago, and I'm not even sure how this came about, Mary Ellen was talking about these very same puzzles!!! I told her I'd been searching for one and, lo and behold! Mary Ellen sent me one in the mail!!! I am now the proud borrower of The Adventures of Robin Hood puzzle! Mary Ellen, your timing is impeccable! We JUST, in the past few minutes, got word that John is to go back into the hospital tomorrow to FINALLY begin his stem cell transplant!! It could be that next Saturday, August 29, (it takes 6 days of chemo, and one day of rest before they do the transplant) John will be receiving his new lease on life!!
(OH SHIT!!!! That's the day I have to take Dani to college! shit shit shit!)
Ok, deep breath.... anyway..... Mary Ellen, I'll be taking this puzzle to the hospital with us and we have all month to complete it! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! MUAH!!!!! I heart you!