Friday, April 22, 2016

Book Review: Wonderland; a coloring book inspired by Alice's adventures

Wonderland is a beautifully illustrated coloring book.  Definitely inspiring.

Filled with your favorite characters from Alice in Wonderland, you'll find the Cheshire Cat, The Mad Hatter, and many others within.  All are beautifully designed, and lots of fun to color.

The pages are thick, preventing bleeding if you're using colored markers.

The cover comes off to reveal additional drawings for coloring, and there's even drawings on the other side of the cover.

There are also a few puzzles for you to solve, involving the playing cards.  Answer key is in the back of the book.

Some of the illustrations leave space for you to add a few of your own drawings.  Not something I'm so interested in doing, but a cute idea, nonetheless.

I'd say that this is one of the nicer coloring books available on the market today, and you will not be disappointed.

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

and so on

So, its been a month since getting my tram-flap reversal surgery.  I am still experiencing pain, though it has been somewhat different in nature.  Have had expected post-operative pain.  The old pain, which I've had for the past one+ year, has dissipated a bit, but not entirely.  I am still taking pain medication, and often find myself counting the hours to when I can take another dose.  That's not too good, I guess.
I had the drains in for a couple of weeks before they were pulled, but then ended up having fluid build up under my skin, and had to have it aspirated with a needle.  Just this past wednesday, my plastic surgeon actually reinserted a drain on the right side, because the build up was too great.  Also, he wrapped my chest tightly with ace bandages to inhibit the fluids from having anywhere to build up.  This has been super uncomfortable for me, and even makes it hard to breathe.  I'm hating it.
Much of the time I am just feeling worn out and weak.  When I am outside walking, I thank God there are benches in the neighborhood where I can sit and rest, because sometimes it feels like I will just pass out if I don't.
I do think this surgery has improved my situation some, even though I've been feeling like crap anyway.  Not sure that makes any sense, but it's how I feel.
My breathing has been especially poor.  I find myself using the rescue inhaler several times throughout the day, most especially just after sleeping, when I think the congestion really builds up in my lungs.
So, it hasn't really been the best of times, but I still hold out some hope.
I'm not sure when or if I will ever feel fully well again.  Its been so long now.
Its been two and a half years since I was first diagnosed with breast cancer.  The whole time has been filled with surgeries, treatments, and pain.  Enough already!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Book Review: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

This book will explain how clutter in your life and home can affect your general well-being, and how you can clear a path to a better life.
There are different types of clutter... not only the physical kind you can see in a messy house.  There's also emotional, mental, and spiritual clutter...  as well as physical, body clutter.
Each of these things can cause a definite stagnation of well-being.
When things flow smoothly, there's is greater balance in one's life.  Clutter can disturb the natural flow, and result in a detrimental effect, causing even disease.
Author, Karen Kingston, offers tips and techniques on clearing the many different types of clutter that can be affecting your well-being.
She identifies the many different types of clutter, and how you can rid yourself of each.
With perseverance and determination, you can gradually clear the path for greater clarity and enjoyment.

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  • I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.