Monday, January 16, 2012

scenes from the weekend

chopping jalapenos makes it hard to breath in the kitchen but it's all worth it for the jalapeno crescent roll poppers

received two of my new Zoya polishes, LC & Charisma; snugglin' and snoozin' pugs on the drive to Dallas; Home {Sweet} Home; decided not to get dressed for the grocery store to get creamer and kept my pjs on to go to the Starbucks drive-thru

my cousin works for Frito-Lay so he gifted us with the nacho cheese doritos taco shells for our mexican food themed family Christmas; playing "pass the pig"; a little Cupcake chardonnay while playing trivial pursuit with my brother, sis-in-law & cousins until 2am

my parents adopted a 2month old puppy and my mom gave my Gramma the pleasure of naming her.  Gramma's name is Betty Lou and many people call her LouLou so that's what Gramma chose as the puppy's new name.  Look at the size of her paws next to the size of Bella's paw!!

my cousin's wine wall in her dinning room inspired from the Pottery Barn catalog.  She used wine hooks she found online, chalkboard paint and they update it every so often when a bottle has been opened from the wall by marking out the name to the side.  Love it!

I was woken up today by a text from my coworker Natalie who asked if I had heard the news about Linda, my boss, who passed away this morning.
She was first diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in December of 2008 and by June of 2009 she had a complete mastectmony surgery and was chemo free. In February 2011 her cancer returned with a vengeance as Stage IV in her bones, liver and lymph nodes.  She was undergoing treatment for triple negative breast cancer which only included chemo for the rest of her life.  She had been admitted to the hospital on Thursday, January 5th for terrible headaches and dizziness and found that the cancer had moved to the fluid in her brain and was causing massive swelling.  They were going to sedate her and do surgery to drain the fluid but she lost her battle with cancer this morning around 4am.
She was more than just a boss or coworker to me since she was the first one to give me a chance when I first moved to Austin.  She cried with me when they had to lay me off in 2009 and then she called me while I was on vacation in Florida in 2010 to ask me to please come back to work for them.  She was an amazing person who fought such a hard battle and I will always remember her for her kindness and friendship.
Please say a prayer for her family during this difficult time

Make everyday count y'all


tara said...

So sorry to hear about your boss! :( Cancer sucks!

Christina said...

Dorito taco shells sound awesome! LouLou is adorable!!! She makes me want to get a puppy. That wine wall is awesome! And I’m so sorry about your boss. I’ve lost three family members to cancer in three years. It’s such a terrible disease! I know it’s cliché to say, but at least now she is at peace.

Kiley said...

so sorry about your boss. :( saying a prayer for her family! cancer is evil.

ps. that wine bottle wall? wow. i want to replicate that one day!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I am so sorry to hear about your boss... she sounds like a wonderful woman. I will be thinking about you and her family!

PS. Your cousins wine wall is amazing, I love that!

Jessica Renee said...

That is so sad about your boss, I'm so sorry to hear that!

and i LOVE the polishes you chose so pretty! The picture of your dogs sleeping is adorable!

Brekke said...

I love that wine wall, SO neat!

I'm sorry to hear about your boss. I'll keep her family and friends in my prayers.

Jessica said...

Definitely praying for the family!

I love that wine wall & I just got my first Zoya nail polish - can't wait to try it :)


Allison said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your boss. I will pray for the family.

Courtney*Cakes said...

I am sorry to hear about your boss... Sending thoughts and prayers your way...

Those jalapeno poppers look so yummy!

Ashlee Miller said...

Jenn, I'm so sorry about your boss! I will say a prayer for you and her family. She sounds like a wonderful boss.

Miss K said...

that wine wall is so cool, i've never seen anything like that before.

I'm sorry to hear about your boss, sincerest condolences.

Jenn said...

First of all, I'm so sorry to hear about your boss. Sending my condolences!

On the other things, I really love that wine wall! And, stop by my blog, I nominated you for an award!
Going the Distance

Katie said...

I am SO sorry to hear about your boss. That is so sad! You and her family are in my prayers.

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

she looks so young :(

I didn't know they laid you off! but glad you went back :)
oh my word! the pup is too cute.