Monday, February 18th 2008
Club 17, February

It’s that time again. If you’ll kindly go do a BSE and return right here and leave a comment that you did, you will be fantastically health conscious and eligible for a wonderful prize.

We meet here each month, holding one another to a highly informal level of accountability for doing those all important self breast exams. For all of you who start googling ‘ HolyMama’s Club 17′ on the 14th and 15th of each month, you might want to take a second to bookmark this page. Another option is to consider subscribing, either with Bloglines or just by clicking that option over there to your right. Then you’ll know you won’t forget next month.

If you’re wondering why I do this, it’s a long and painful and lovely story dating back to a very dark period in my life in which I was sure death beckoned. You can read it here, if you’re really interested.

If you would like, please help yourself to this button for your own blog.


If you’ve BSE’d 6 times or more, take the one with the tiara, because that’s awesome of you. (Isn’t she cute?)


If blog buttons confuse you as much as they do me, head over to this post at Desert Diva’s. She created them, and explains how to make them work.

In the past, I’ve never publicized what the prizes were. There were two reasons for this. One, I rarely had them ahead of time. Two, it just didn’t occur to me that if I told you it was something great, more of you might feel yourselves up.

I’m rethinking that after participating in Shannon’s last Bloggy Giveaway. The power of the prize is now crystal clear. Got it.


I need to make some more truffles since I promised some to Shalee. This month the winner will receive truffles and….? And something truly weird that I got for free from Sephora. Free, meaning, they sent me an email telling me that shipping was free during the Superbowl and so I fell for it and spent way too much and ended up with this *free* thing.

But I like it. It’s a lip gloss ring. Not a ring made of lip gloss, that would be dumb. This is like the sort of ring you lift up the plastic ‘stone’ and inside – where you could also store poison if you were starring in that sort of play – is a pretty pink lip gloss. Fun! Click here to see it. It’s still in the box, since somehow I have resisted the urge to wear it.

If you win and you are on a diet and do not want a huge caloric load landing in your mailbox, then by all means please tell me. I will gladly come up with something else that is fabulous that can accompany the lip gloss cocktail ring all your friends will be fawning over.

So. In review. Get a blog button if you’d like. Do a BSE. Leave a comment. Possibly have truffles and jewelry sent your way. Go, team!

I’ll draw a winner in 4 or 5 or 6 days, because precision is everything.


17 Comments on “Club 17, February”

February 18th, 2008
3:26 am

I had a mammogram and ultrasound on lump in my right breast on Thursday. Monday is a Statutory holiday and my doctors office said I should have the results of my tests on Tuesday. I would appreciate any positive thoughts you and your readers have to offer.

February 18th, 2008
4:40 am

Hi Kelsey!

Thanks for the reminder. All clear!

February 18th, 2008
12:36 pm

All set over here.

February 18th, 2008
4:38 pm

Done! also sending good vibes (and prayers) to bluepaintred.

February 18th, 2008
5:16 pm

Isn’t it funny that I remembered last night? And… we’re all set over here.


Praying for bluepaintred….

February 18th, 2008
5:39 pm

We’re good… I mean they’re good :o )

February 18th, 2008
8:23 pm

Done.And I dooooo want the truffles!!!

February 18th, 2008
9:20 pm

Mine’s done too. Our Pastors wife was just diagnosed with breast cancer so it’s real and upfront for me here. Her name is Telesa if anybody wants to say a prayer for her too. :)

February 18th, 2008
10:14 pm

All clear.


Tiff@Three Peas in a Pod
February 18th, 2008
10:51 pm

Done! But since I won last month don’t count me in the drawing!

Deena Warner
February 19th, 2008
1:25 am

I’ve added the icon to my blog and your link

count me in

February 19th, 2008
1:59 am


February 19th, 2008
4:15 am

my are clear,

ANd i am sending happy thoughts to miss blue…..

February 19th, 2008
7:56 pm

My girls are great (Mr. Right says so too.)

And bluepaintred, I’m saying a prayer for you right now!

Miss Sniz
February 19th, 2008
8:37 pm

I do BSE’s regularly. This is a great reminder, though. I loved your story. Something similar happened to my mom. God is good.

February 19th, 2008
11:04 pm

Mine’s all done. Prayers and hugs are coming your way Bluepaintred.

Stephanie C.
February 22nd, 2008
2:27 am

Done here.

Prayers for bluepaintred and Telesa sent!

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