Hello yucksters. It’s Tuesday night, are you ready to party?
What I’m Living:
Some things this week went a little better. Last Tuesday was Mr. Yum’s grandmothers funeral. Because she spent her entire life (81 years) in our town and was even baptized in the same church she attended her entire life and we had the funeral in, the funeral was made private. When her husband passed they had 127 cars in the funeral line heading over to the cemetery. So I heard. He passed long before I met hubs. But my grandparents knew him. Did I mention that his grandpa was the Mayor for about 7 years? Ohhhhh yeah…I am married into popularity.
Well hubs will tell you yes, but I say no. Maybe many years ago but not so much today. Regardless, for the 127 car line the decision was made to keep this a small private affair.
And it was beautiful. My MIL was unable to make it. She had surgery Friday. Was sent home Saturday but by Monday night they were taking her to the ER because she had a blood clot. Wait. Did I tell you guys this last week???? Ugh. Sorry if I am repeating myself. Well, they did her surgery and she’s home, just fine now. Things there have settled down a bit.
As for my aunt with the misdiagnoses, well, things are not going so well for her. She had an accident and fell over the weekend. She went face first and her nose was bleeding. My uncle rushed her to the ER and they did scans. Everything was fine and she felt ok so they sent her home. Well her back started to hurt. That was cause for alarm not just due to the fall but because of what is wrong with her. So, back to the ER. Things progressed. X-ray shows that due to the radiation her bones are brittle.
She broke her back and she is now paralyzed from the waist down. She was schedule for surgery this morning. Dr. weren’t sure if they were going to try to remove the tumors while they were in there , but either way the prognosis isn’t good and she will most likely remain paralyzed.
UPDATE: Hey guys! It’s 12:26pm on Wednesday afternoon. I just wanted to give you guys an update. They postponed surgery. My aunt has some tingling in her legs which means she can feel. So, they are going to keep her in the hospital and she’ll continue with her radiation treatments. She has a few weeks of those left for her first round. From what I understand she will also start some reabilition and therefor will be in the hospital for the rest of the month, give or take.
So, there’s that. I wish I had better news for you guys. 🙁
Last week I meant to talk to you about the Miracle Marathon I had signed up to do. I think it was a combination of still struggling with my depression on top of the crappy last few weeks along with not having a single donation that ultimately led to me quitting. I am a little upset. I mean everyone jumps on the ice bucket challenge and I wonder how many people actually donated the money along with their video. But, yeah, not one single dollar was sent my way. Sad. But it is what it is.
I did get back on the treadmill. It’s a slow start. Severe depression this year caused me to pack on 30lb to my already overweight frame. Add to that the painful arthritis and walking slowly is about all I can do at the moment. I’m trying.
With that I have been planning better meals and seeking out some new things to create for YUM. Fall is here and I am super excited. That means apple and pumpkin inspired dishes until I can’t stand it any more. But, truth, I eat pumpkin year round.
What I’m Doing:
Pumpkin spice season is here. I have a confession. Pumpkin spice creamer is my weakness. I know it’s not healthy and I know I could probably make my own pumpkin spice flavored coffee creamer, but some things exist in this world that I just want – as-is. And International Delight Fat Free Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer is one of them. I look forward to it every year and allow myself the treat a few times a week. I just found out yesterday that their website is hosting a giveaway for a DSLR! And, you can even score a coupon for signing up for there free ‘members delight’ program.
So…now ….tell me, what have you been doing this week? Are you ready to share and seek out some new recipes? Ok, then. Let’s party!
This week’s Features:
This week’s Most Clicked was:
Peanut Butter Turtles from Raia’s Recipes
The MOST CLICKED is always my featured picture which runs on my home page!
My Favorites This Week Were:
YUMS PERSONAL FAVORITE:
This might be the first time I have picked a drink people.
But, look at it.
Isn’t that awesome sauce???? I can’t wait to try this Pumpkin Spice Fizz by April from her blog April Go Lightly. I snooped around her other foodie posts. You should too.
While you are drinking your Pumpkin Spice Fizz Cocktail.
CONGRATULATIONS to you ALL!
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
WOW. I have never heard of anyone I know having 127 cars at a funeral. That is a lot and I can totally understand why you guys made his grandmother’s private. Wow.
WOW! What a week! There are so many yummy things to look at in this post. I will check them out.
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
Hang in there and keep your head up. Those peanut butter turtles look amazing!
Janel (A Mom's Take) says
I would love a glass of that pumpkin fizz drink. Yay for so many recipes linked up in one place.
I could go for a glass as well! I like just about anything that has pumpkin spice in it!
Billie Rowell says
Wow, you’ve been through a lot lately. Hope things get better for you and the fam.
You had quite a week. You are in my thoughts, stay strong! Thanks for all the yummy recipes to check out.
OMG I’m all about the pumpkin spice this fall. Please serve me up some.
What an eventful week. I’m so sorry for you loss.
Lois Alter Mark says
I’m sorry about all the hardships you’ve been going through, and hope your aunt and mother in law are doing better now.
The Pumpkin Spice Fizz looks like a cocktail my daughter would like. She’s addicted to anything pumpkin for fall!
Sarah Bailey says
Wow what a line up for that funeral – I’ve never heard of so many.
What a week you’ve had! Hang in there! Also, those PB turtles look incredible!
I freakin’ love the pumpkin spice creamer. I haven’t found it in my stores yet and I’m getting impatient lol. It’s great for baking with too. I make pancakes and other treats with it.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Wow, you are having a time! I’m so sorry 🙁 I do hope things start to turn around quickly – one can only handle so much! On the plus side…I love the features this week! Off to find something to link up 🙂
Alexandra Young says
It sounds like you have had a crazy week. I will be keeping you in my thoughts! Keep your head up!
Shannon Gosney says
Sounds like you had a busy week! Love the recipes you shared! 🙂
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
I hope things start looking up for you soon. That’s a lot to deal with!
Tough Cookie Mommy says
This has been a crazy week for me. A lot has been going on and I’m glad that we are getting closer to the weekend.
Kate K says
Sorry you had such a bad week. I hope things turn around for you and your family very soon!
Danielle Stewart says
So sorry for the loss to your family. I really can’t comprehend living and dying in the same place I hope she had some fun along her journey. That pumpkin drink looks ahhhhmazing!
Denise Gabbard says
Wow! With all that you have going on, I can understand why you are depressed. Hope things get better soon…and that your aunt regains her health.
You had a lot going on. I am sorry about your husband’s grandmother. Those food posts look nice…. the pumpkin pasta looks interesting. And of course everyone loves caramel apples I think. Nice giveaway too!
Debbie Denny says
So much to deal with, but you just hang in there. Great linky.
You have had quite a week! It is one thing after another. It is great that preparing some great dishes can help take your focus away from life’s challenging events. Hang in there
Sorry about the yuck week….But look at the food! So much YUM!
Pumpkin Fizz… yes. Please. All kinds of yes!
You’ve had a rough time of it lately! I’m so glad to hear that your aunt has some feeling. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
Lots of goodies to check out! Everything looks so good!
Doesn’t it all? This was an exceptionally yummy group of recipes.
What a week! It sounds like you could use some of that pumpkin fizz.
Travel Blogger says
I hope your days start looking up soon! I’m sending good thoughts to your aunt.
I’m sorry for the rough week you have had. I things start going better for you.
I always love the variety here! Witches hat cookies to squash and apple soup!
April Smith Decheine says
Lots of great fall recipes, I love all the pumpkin pins out there with awesome recipes.
Erica Brooks says
You’ve got some great sites participating in the link up this week. Lots of goodies to check out.
Ashley Gill says
I’d bet to have that week over. I hope your family starts to make healthy recoveries. I think keeping the funeral a small affair, was very smart. I couldn’t imagine if there were 127 cars lined up for my mother’s funeral. That is wonderful, but stress.. a lot of STRESS.
Sorry to hear about the passing. That would make any week into a yuck week. 127 cars at a funeral is a lot!
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
That is a LOT going on in one week, yikes! So sorry to hear of her passing.
Chrissy Mazzocchi says
That is ALOT of cars for a funeral hmmmm Those dishes also look so amazing, def ones to try out for Fall.
Ann Bacciaglia says
You have such a hard week. I am hoping the rest of the month goes much better for you. I love pumpkin flavored creamer. Pumpkin flavored anything really.
Carly Anderson says
I’m sorry to hear you’ve had such a hard week. 🙁 That is definitely never easy.
I couldn’t be more happier that it is one again Fall, and time for all the pumpkin foods! These recipes sound tasty!
Chene @Prototype Mama says
What a week you had?! I hope things get better for you!
Traditional caramel apples are my fave! I’m sorry about your aunt. 🙁
Melissa Smith says
I’m so sorry you’ve been having such a crazy rough time lately. But I’m a firm believer that pumpkin makes everything better. And chocolate. Followed by a hot personal trainer. LOL
Hope you have a better week next week! Keep your head up! 🙂
Anne | Beyond The Freshman 15 @ByondFreshman15 says
Wow, you have had a tough time lately! Sorry things have been so hard for a while … hope it all is better very soon. That was a positive update for your aunt so hopefully it’s just the beginning of better days!