Saturday, March 17th 2007
Happy 17th to You!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Sure!  Have fun in your celebrations. I am co-hostessing (yes it’s a word, i said so) a baby shower tomorrow at my house and the living room is simply festooned with decorations. festooned, indeed.

The color scheme is turquoise and yellow, with lots of rubber ducks. (don’t worry y’all. i don’t think the guest of honor is a reader. she’ll still be surprised!) There are gorgeous baby themed garlands with yellow balloons.

My co-hostess is amazing with her creative talent for turning curling ribbon into something far more interesting than curling ribbon. you should just see. (or better yet, I’ll take pictures.)

I outdid myself by blowing up way too many yellow balloons and tossing them out onto the newly vacuumed floor. Then we taped them up everywhere, and guess what? That newly vacuumed floor? COVERED IN CHOCOLATE LABRADOR RETRIEVER HAIR.

and worse? Yellow balloons LOVE – positively ADORE – chocolate Labrador retriever hair.  They go together like two sides of Velcro, sealed with superglue. I canNOT get them to separate. 

So. Gorgeous turquoise and yellow, rubber duck baby shower with curling ribbon works of ART, and then Duke’s own little personal signature – gross furry balloons. Great.  Nothing welcomes an expecting mother and her precious son into the world like a lot of brown dog hair taped up around your house, right?

Are you wondering what is wrong with me? usually I get right to the point! (ok, i don’t. but someone might be new here, and they might want to think that. ahem.)

It’s the 17th y’all!!  Do your BSE and come back here and say you did it in comments. The drawing for the random BSE-er will take place TUESDAY night. The prize is a really  cute wintry bag from Esprit that I bought especially for this month’s winner!

You are ONLY eligible for the drawing if you claim you DID THE BSE. Not just, ‘hi, good thing here.’  Nope. That does not cut it. Although that’s a nice comment, and nice comments are always welcome, what i’m really after are those proclamations of examinations, ladies.

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See you in the Comments!


37 Comments on “Happy 17th to You!”

March 17th, 2007
2:01 am

I did it!!!

My Mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this month, and will be having a bi-lateral mastectomy w/ reconstruction early next month; followed by radiation and chemo. YUCK!!!!

You can bet I will NEVER miss a monthy BSE!

March 17th, 2007
2:01 am

I felt myself up once again. im beggining to think the seventeenth is my favorite day of the month LOL

also. I will be linking you and the seventeen club tommorrow night (late on the 17th) while doing a post of breast cancer awareness.

pee ess: ‘hi, good thing here.’


March 17th, 2007
7:42 am

I did mine two days ago! I took a much needed bath and remembered to do it while in there! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Kelly W
March 17th, 2007
7:45 am

Yay! I remembered two months in a row.

robin r
March 17th, 2007
9:50 am

Hey there, I did my exam, and reminded my mom to do hers too. Does that mean I will be entered twice? lol

Great blog, by the way…

Rocks in my Dryer
March 17th, 2007
10:21 am

All clear! Thanks for the reminder.

March 17th, 2007
11:10 am

I did it!! This is a great plan and it will save lives, I’ve no doubt. In 5 more months, I hope to crown myself. Thanks for getting the word out and for encouraging us busy women to take time to take care of ourselves.

March 17th, 2007
11:16 am

Bump is still there, my follow up appointment is monday morning. I had the mammogram and ultrasound done last week.

wish me luck

March 17th, 2007
11:27 am

All done!

March 17th, 2007
1:28 pm

good luck to tas. my thoughts are with you.

i did my BSE – everything seems normal on the home front! will post something at my place to remind others. :)

March 17th, 2007
1:36 pm

All clear here, too!

Grim Reality Girl
March 17th, 2007
2:25 pm

I did my BSE 2 weeks ago. I think TAS and I are leading a dual existance. Lump here too. My mammogram and ultrasound were also done this past week. Wish me luck as well :-) The good news, if it turns out to actually be something at least I found it now vs. later… Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17th, 2007
2:35 pm

Okay. Mine is done! Thanks again for the reminder.

March 17th, 2007
4:53 pm

All done. Bad time of the month though. :(

March 17th, 2007
5:12 pm

count me in as done

Frannie Farmer
March 17th, 2007
6:58 pm

Done – had to explain to LittleMiss why Mommy was touching her *girls* though – slightly awkward moment – we made it through! Whew.

March 17th, 2007
10:03 pm

I did it! Still some mysterious stuff going on, so the doctor is still checking every month too…I am so glad that you do this to remind women that this is so important to do.
And just as a note that you have already posted…there doesn’t have to be a lump…if you symptoms that remind you of mastitis or your skin looks like orange peel…do not wait! Get to a doctor IMMEDIATELY.

March 17th, 2007
10:23 pm

Ok, mine is done, too. Finally! I forgot last night when writing this post.

I know. How can your forget to do a BSE when you’re writing a post asking everyone else to do one? I have no idea. But it’s still technically the 17th, and I got it done.

Suzi, GRG, and Tas,

You’ve got a group of women here praying and supporting you through this. (And countless lurkers who don’t comment, but DO pray, and there is great power in prayer) Thank you for sharing what you’re going through! It can be a long process of appointments, but just keep on going.

Blaine, I’m glad you BSE. I bet your mom is, as well. Praying for her, too. Will you keep us all posted on her condition – specifically in the comments of future 17th posts?

Becky, hmmm. glad you got a much needed bath. I kinda know the feeling. Not that I’m filthy – it’s just been a long and wonderful day…

Holymama! for KAREN
March 17th, 2007
10:31 pm

[This comment was left on another post, so I wanted to cut and paste it here in case I forgot when it was time for the drawing. yea, Karen!!]

I have to tell you…today when I signed on to my blog to post, there was your little logo reminding me to do my BSE (which I did)…were it not for you, I don’t think I’d be remembering to do it at all! (second time — four more till I get the crown!) woo hoo!

March 18th, 2007
7:49 am

I did mine just a few days ago…is that okay? :)

March 18th, 2007
9:00 am

I didn’t have access to my computer yesterday, but did my BSE in the shower last night. Clear!

My SIL who has breast cancer has started losing her hair now and is so exhausted. She says she can do something for about 30 minutes and then has to lay down for about three hours. But she is on good spirits and determined to beat this thing!

Thanks again for reminding us!

March 18th, 2007
9:28 am

Here Via Bluepaintred. With both Grandma’s, my aunts and a cousin that has been diagnosed breast cancer, I do a BSE on the 15th of EVERY month. What a great reminder!

March 18th, 2007
2:38 pm

Done here, and this is my 6th month. Gonna get me a crown. :-)

March 19th, 2007
12:37 am

A day late but I got it done! Thanks for the reminder!!

March 19th, 2007
12:56 am

I will keep you updated. She’ll get her surgery date this Tuesday. She’s hoping for the Monday after Easter. Chemo and radiation will probably be pretty rough, so we appreciate all the prayers we can get for her. Thanks.

March 19th, 2007
7:29 am

I know you’re a lover of m&m’s and wondered if you have tried the dark chocolate ones?? If you haven’t and you like dark chocolate, then you must try them. Even though that might counter act your gym visits;) It’s worth it and dark choc is good for your heart:)

BSE….Done a few days ago just no time to post till now.

March 19th, 2007
9:10 am


March 19th, 2007
12:49 pm

Done amidst all the other stuff I had going on this weekend… On the right date to boot, but you know I don’t post on the weekend.

Thanks for your great service reminder!

BagMomma (Shelli)
March 19th, 2007
12:58 pm

Thanks for keeping this at the front of our minds each month!

I just completed my monthly BSE, probably #120 something, but this is #2 since I found your blog and participated officially.

March 19th, 2007
2:14 pm

All done!!! Praying for all those who have appointments coming up and family members going through a difficult time!

March 19th, 2007
6:05 pm

checking in and saying MY FRIEND “E” DID IT, and officially entering her in my drawing!

March 19th, 2007
7:12 pm

IT’S CYST!!! I had a follow up dr appointment today and he said it was a cyst. I will follow up in a month with him again to check up on it (her?)

GRG and Suzi, good luck, one day soon you will be able to sleep at night too

March 19th, 2007
7:32 pm

Done on the 17th!

Thoughts and prayers are with Grim Reality Girl and others who are going through a rough time right now with this…

Yay tas!

March 19th, 2007
10:16 pm

I did it…two days late…but I did it!

Thanks for the reminder!

March 20th, 2007
10:37 pm

oh i did my bse i’m just bad at remembering to come here and tell you. and i’m posting to my blog now! bad blogger.

March 21st, 2007
9:55 pm

I did mine this month, but didn’t get over here to sign in (and forgot to post a reminder for my readers). I’ll try to do better next month…

March 23rd, 2007
1:36 pm

Late again…but I passed my check. Sort of like a pop quiz. :-)


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