Friday, August 26, 2011


Today's post is just that--a miscellaneous mixture! (of my thoughts)

Mr. Eva has completed his 5th round of chemo...7 to go.  So far so good.  No side effects to speak of.  I'm hoping things continue this way.  (He has lost a few pounds, and I think I've found them!)

We have a chain of stores in Maine called Marden's, and they sell stock they buy from closeouts, bankruptcies, floods, etc.   This week they apparently have bought out some of the Borders Book stores and have an enormous assortment of books for sale at $1.00 per pound!   I bought 11 books yesterday (two were full size books, one was medium sized, and 8 were soft and hard cover children's books).  Total cost:  $7.04, including sales tax!  I need to go back and look again tomorrow!

I'm hoping that everyone stays safe during Hurricane Irene this weekend.  And I hope people who've been told to evacuate do so.  The states have said they will not put rescue workers lives at risk to save those who were told to evacuate and didn't.

The start of school means it's time for the children's soccer and football games again.  I like going to a couple, but just can't get excited about all of them...with 4 grandkids playing on 4 different teams, I wouldn't have a Saturday to myself between now and Thanksgiving!  Am I a terrible Grandma?

I didn't sleep that well last night, so my brain is not functioning as it should, which is why you have been presented with this Potpourri instead of a decent post.  I'll try to do better in the future!

Stay safe everyone!


Kristina P. said...

I'm so glad Mr. Eva is doing well.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Yay for Mr. Eva!! And, no, you are not a bad Grandmother.

Potpourri IS a decent post!!!!

Deb said...

You, go, Mr. Eva!

I've stocked up on white cheddar Cheez-Its, gin and kibbles for the dog (she's a lush). We'll be hunkering down here, and I hope you both do the same. Let's hope that bitch, Irene, isn't as bad as she looks!

Stay safe!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your writing, and I will keep coming back to read periodically.

River said...

I think your potpourri made areally good post! And you're certainly not a bad grandmother.

Don't worry too much about Mr Eva's lost pounds, they're safe and sound right here on my hips. He can have them back anytime he likes.

I hope hurricane Irene doesn't cause too much damage, maybe she'll just fizzle out.

Brian Miller said...

glad that mr eva is doing well...hoping we just get lots of rain this on the books...wish we had a martens...

She Writes said...

Whew! You have your hands full!

David Allen Waters said...

your store sounds like out big lots....the book sale sounds amazing, I would buy trhem all out I fear,,lol

prayers for you and hubs :)

tsonodablog said...

I love your potpourri's! Glad to hear Mr. Eva's doing ok. Envious about your book find! Stay safe. You'll probably get some rains for sure.
I always have you in my thoughts, my friend!

Pat said...

I'm glad to hear Mr. Eva is doing well.

The Borders by us is still open with 30/40/50% off of items. I like your bargains better!

Hope you don't get hit too bad with Hurricane Irene!

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

So glad to hear Mr. Eva is tolerating treatments well!

I'm jealous of your book deals! I need to stock-up!

Finally, you are not a bad grandmother if you miss a few games. You cannot make all of them. Believe, even as the parent, I don't want to make all of them!!!

Amy @ Never-True Tales said...

Oh wow, do I have envy of that book sale! (Though I'm sad to see Borders go out of business.)

Ms POSH said...

Glad to hear things are going well.
Stopping by from the Friday Hops to say hello.
Stop on by if you can.
Have a great day!

Unknown Mami said...

I am so glad that Mr. Eva has had a positive response to his treatment.

Yay on all the books you got!

Helene said...

As I headed over here today, I was wondering how your husband was doing. So glad to hear he's handling the chemo well. My FIL just completed his last chemo and while he did lose about 60 pounds throughout the entire process, he managed to stay relatively healthy and keep on working.

You are not a bad grandma at all. At least you attempt to see some of their games. My mom NEVER comes to the games. In fact, she comes into town quite frequently to do shopping and never even stops by to say hello (she lives 40 minutes from us). Now that's a BAD grandma right there!

MOMSWEB said...

Glad I dropped by! It's been a while and I must say your potpourri was sweet smelling! Your words are always good words! Have a great weekend and no, you're not a bad grandmother for not going to all the games. I'm the mother of two sons very active in sports and let me tell you....oh, you already know! lol

Al Penwasser said...

I LOVED Mardens! The best "Junky Joes" on the planet, you could find everything from hip waders to fine china (well, fine for Lewiston, anyway).
Funny thing was, the "china" was made in Honduras.
Go figure.

Eva Gallant said...

Deb: I have to go out and get my cheezeits and gin!

SheWrites: You think?

Terri: Thanks for the kind words!

Amy@NTT: Thanks for returning the visit!

Vodka Logic said...

Glad to hear you husband is doing well...prayers

I think going to a few games is awesome.. my parents live far so couldn't come to any..xx

Kristy said...

But, you know, posts like these really give us a glimpse in your life. Prayers again to your husband! Glad you've got lots of books to keep ya entertained!

rosaria said...

Hope you're out of the wind zone, or have planned on evacuating. Certain people, like my husband, for instance, would be stubborn and obstinate enough to ride this out. I know, brain goes into freeze under certain conditions.
Be safe.

Reeni said...

I didn't know about Mr. Eva - glad he's doing well! We're battening down the hatches for the storm - hope it doesn't hit you too hard.

injaynesworld said...

I like this post just fine. It's good to hear what's going on with you and especially how well Mr. Eva is doing. You stay dry and safe, my friend. I hope to be back with a post one of these days sooner than later.


The Frisky Virgin said...

Oh, I'm so happy to hear Mr. Eva is dong so well!!! I pray for him every single night, without fail. :)

I love potpourri posts! :)

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: Thank you so much.