Friday, March 20, 2009

4 Things I Learned in Week 11 of 2009


When my dad was 88, his doctor said his kidneys were bad (no kidding, we knew that)and that he should get a colonscopy done. My dad said no, he didn't want that. I wondered what it was and now I know thanks to Doug sharing about his experience having one done at Retired and Restless.


Did you know there are lavender, coral and orange roses? Apparently there are because I found a nice summary of what each color rose means at Mature Not Senile this week. The first flowers anyone ever gave me were from Gerard the day we first met! They were white, pink and yellow. I don't know if he knew the meaning of the colors or not, but white means "pure intentions, innocence, truth," pink means "feelings of a platonic nature," and yellow are for a "variety of special occasions." Maybe the florist knew--these are all good colors for that special occasion! Here's the link to the post I wrote about the day we met: click here.


I learned that Entrecard is going to pay cash if we want to turn in credits but the catch is we have to let some ads on our blog. It's a trade-off that I'm willing to try. This has caused quite a stir among the Entrecard community and some bloggers have already jumped ship. I'm going to give it a chance. For the most up-to-date developments and to express your feelings about the changes, check out their site at

Our Cat

Our adoption story about our first cat, Moe, is featured on the cat/dog blog today.(click here to see it)


Anonymous said...

I love your Friday posts on what you've learned during the week. I also am willing to give the ads at Entrecard a try- I think it can be a positive thing if done right. And I'm very happy to feature Moe's story on my blog today. He sounds like he was a wonderful addition to your family for the short time you had him - it's never enough time together is it!

Daisy said...

I really liked your story about Moe! He sounds like he was such a great cat, and I'm glad you gave a good home to an "older" cat.

I am also willing to wait and see what happens with the Entrecard changes.

The Author said...

Entrecard has already updated the new policy and you don't have to accept the ads any longer. It's always best to be patient before jumping ship. I don't drop many cards any more but I do enjoy the traffic Entrecard brings and I found your blogs that way too!

Love the Friday posts always.

Sandee said...

I had a colonoscopy yesterday. When you reach the age of 50 there are just so many things that much be done medically speaking. So, when your doctor tells you to do this, go do it. It's just not that big of deal and it gives you a great deal of comfort knowing you are okay.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

Can I tell you how much I love these Things I Learned posts? It's like "week in review" for me. I'm sticking with Entrecard, too. It's brought me a ton of traffic and a slew of new blogs to read. I'm not giving it up lightly.

I'm so afraid to have a colonoscopy. It's because I keep listening to other people tell me about their experience. I think I want to be in the dark all the way up to being handed the list of instructions.

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Good stuff. Not looking forward to a colonscopy, but understand its importance...kind of like how many are feeling about Entrecard these days.


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