Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Happy Halloween to all my American friends.

Let me first say how deeply sorry i am to those of you whose were caught in the hurricane in America yesterday.  My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family's.  For those family who lost family and friends i am so sorry for your lost.
In the weeks to come i will me thinking about you all.

I hope those that are celebrating Halloween will have a great time and keep safe.
My kids are dressing up again this year and only going to there friends houses that they know to get some yummy treats.

I always make sure there are some at my house as well.

Im also going to see what treats i can make today.

Take care everyone see you all next week.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner in America.
Today is Monday so my American friends will have Halloween on Wednesday
In Australia Halloween is coming popular, i take my kids trick or treating, i don't know why it has become popular here.
I would like to know why Americans celebrate Halloween in the first place.
I think Australians have seen on t.v how much fun you have on Halloween so we have copy it here in Australia
If there is any American who come to my blog please let me know why you have Halloween please.
I'm very interested to know.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Who we would buy for

Continuing on from last week....
I had two brothers and three sisters, and that's not counting the step brothers and sisters.
So it is safe to say we had a big family, between my mothers family and my fathers.
So to work out who to buy for we would put names in a hat and pull out the name of the person we would be buying for that year.
Keeping in mind that we still would buy for mum and dad.  It would just cost so much money if we brought for everyone.
We made sure it was fair for everyone so we had a budget, and no one was to go over it.
I would always stress out on what to get for the person i was buying for, and all that stressing was for nothing, because they always loved what i brought.
Those days are long gone now, and thinking about that brings tears to my eyes.
I don't see a lot of my family anymore, its only on Christmas that i see my brother or my sister.
Time seems to go so quickly now. But i will always look back with wonderful memories.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Yes dare i say it....
Christmas is around the corner, and is coming faster every year.
I would like to share just a few Christmas traditions i had growing up.
I had the best of two worlds, i live with my mother most of the time and spent time with my dad some week ends and some holidays.

With my mother we would get a pine tree a week before Christmas, decorate it and by the time Christmas was over it was ready for the tip.  So funny because we would be picking pine needles from the floor when it was getting close to taking the decorations off.

My mother would bake for a week leading up to Christmas.  And on Christmas day family and friends would visit and end up rolling out the doors.
Mum was very happy that she always had enough food for everyone that came around, we would be eating leftovers for a week after.

At my Dads because he was German we would open pres ants the day before Christmas.
And would have a beautiful lunch laid out Christmas Day.
Mind you we would still have pres ants to open Christmas day as well.

Singing Christmas carols in the nursing home, and we would go to different peoples houses and sing carols to them as well, which was one of my favorite things to do. we did that a couple of days before Christmas.

That just feels you with the spirit of Christmas.

When i got married i wanted to make some Christmas traditions for my own family.
So every year we would give a gift to our friends Christmas eve, just before we would go around and look at the Christmas lights.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

These facts are for the men

Signs & Symptoms
Male breast cancer can exhibit the same symptoms as breast cancer in women, including a lump. Anyone who notices anything unusual about their breasts, whether male or female, should contact their physician immediately. Survival rates and treatment for men with breast cancer are very similar to those for women. Early detection of breast cancer increases treatment options and often reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer.

Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma

Of the men who develop breast cancer, the vast majority of those cases are Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC), which means cells in or around the ducts begin to invade surrounding tissue. Very rarely, a man might be diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, or Paget disease, of the nipple.

Genetic testing

Although treatment outcomes are very similar to women at the same stage of detection, a man diagnosed with breast cancer should also consider seeing a genetics counselor for a consultation. If a man tests positive for a defective gene (most commonly either BRCA1 or BRCA2) that can lead to a future diagnosis of breast cancer and his children have a 50% chance of carrying the gene. In addition:
  • A male child of a man with breast cancer who inherits the defective BRCA2 gene has only approximately 6% chance of eventually developing breast cancer and just over 1% with BRCA1.
  • A female child of a man with breast cancer who inherits the defective gene has a risk between 40% and 80% of eventually developing breast cancer.
  • Men with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer are also at higher risk of getting prostate cancer at a younger age than usually diagnosed.
These facts i share with you are from National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

More information regarding breast cancer

Two fact i find interesting are by Dr Barinear

1. The breast is the most common site of cancer in Women.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

2. The annual risk of a 70 year old women being diagnosed with breast cancer is three times that of a 40 year old women.

I'm a women in my 40s and i find those 2 facts very scary to me.  And i make sure i check my breast regularly.

Avon is the biggest supporter of breast cancer and this year they are selling a Christmas breast cancer bauble to put on your tree, all money made from the sales of these baubles go to breast cancer research.

Wouldn't it be great to live in a world without cancer breast.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cancer

It is breast cancer month this October here in Australia.
Now we all know people who have breast cancer or know people who have friends with breast cancer.
How many of you know that men can get breast cancer too?
How many of you know how to check and when to check for any lumps?
Please will you help me put the word out there so that we can help others
If there is anything else you would like to had,please do so.
Any stories you would like to share feel free to share.
Lets begin to help those that don't know...