Sunday, January 31, 2010

My New Obsession

Chocolate Necco wafers. I got some one of the zillion times I was in the hospital and now I have a pack a day habit.

We got them at the hospital gift shop and then couldn't find them around here. The last time I was in the hospital Chris surprised me by buying them out.

John David has taught Chloe to beg for human food, so she's trying to decide if she's into chocolate Necco's. I'm not sharing!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Heart Keychain Giveaway!

I was lucky enough to be contacted by to review and give away some of their heart keychains.

After looking over their site I chose the Metal Heart Keychain for myself. I was able to have it engraved & I came up with the oh-so-original "Forever" to have put on my keychain. I have to tell you this is really a quality item.

I took some pictures of it to show you, but disregard the reflection in the pics, it's hard to take photos of something so shiny and nice!

The heart itself is heavy and feels nice in your hand (I'm probably the only one who thinks of weird stuff like that, but hey, that's why I'm me!) The red leather sets it off nicely and it is really something that looks like it costs much more than it does.

Now for the fun part for you! is allowing me to give away keychains to three of my readers! And you don't have to get the same keychain I did, they are offering a choice of 5 different styles to choose from. They are:

Broken Heart Keychain

Photo Frame Keychain

Metal Heart Keychain

Crystal Heart Keychain

Heart Keychain Charm

Now for the details. Click on the links above and leave a comment telling me which of the keychains you would like if you're one of my winners.

Entries will close on February 13, 2010 and I'll announce the winners on Valentines day. Please make sure you comment has a way for me to contact you if you are one of the lucky winners.

If you see a different keychain that you like and it doesn't happen to be one of the heart keychains is offering a discount to all Screaming Mimi readers! Just enter coupon code vday2010 to receive 10% off of you entire order. That discount code expires February 16th, 2010.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One World One Heart 2010


One of my favorite blogging events is back. One World One Heart connects bloggers from all over the globe with the only goal being supporting and getting to know other bloggers.

Every participant of OWOH hosts a giveaway on their blog. Anyone with a blog who leaves a comment can enter! What could be easier?

I would like to personally welcome all OWOH visitors and tell you a little about myself.

My name is Pam, but I blog as Screaming Mimi. I have 2 boys (teenagers) a fantastic husband, 2 cats and one sassy schnauzer named Oskar who has his own blog!

I suffer from Bi-polar and social anxiety disorders and I hope my blog can make people see that having a mental illness should carry no more of a stigma than diabetes or lupus or any other disease. Please feel free to settle in and take a look around.

On to my giveaway!

I've had some ongoing health that has not allowed me to create anything for OWOH this year, but I think I put together a nice little package anyway!

* Mom's Birthday Calender

* Mom's Family Phone List

* Hallmark Card Studio Special Edition software

* Magnetic Flower Notepad

To enter my giveaway just leave a comment on this post. I must have your e-mail address or your comment must link back to your blog so that I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. Since this is a big blogging festival, I am going to restrict my entries to those of you who have blogs. If your comment doesn't like back to your blog, please leave your blog address.

Deadline for entering is Sunday 2/14/10 at midnight. Winner will be annouced 2/15/10.

Good luck and make sure to check out as many of these awesome bloggers as you can!

Yeah, I'm Back, Again...

I know I keep doing these "I'm back" posts & then I disappear again. I was in the hospital for a week this time. I can't seem to get any effective pain management at home and the Dr's can't figure out what's causing so much pain. I'm sick of being sick!

On top of that my computer gave up the ghost and lost EVERYTHING that was on it. I know the stuff is still on here somewhere, it's just a matter of finding it!

Do stay tuned though because I have some giveaways coming, along with my One World One Heart entry. If you don't know about OWOH you've got to check it out!

I hope all of my bloggy friends are having the best January ever!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Current Obsessions

Sunday Stealing: The Current Obsessions Meme

Book: John Lennon; The Life

Snack: chocolate pudding

Restaurant: Culvers

Beverage: Ice Water

Decor: Cluttered & Dusty

Actor: Mtthew Gray Gubler

Actress: eh

Movie: Somewhere In Time

TV show: NCIS

Hobby: reading

Band: The Cure

Song: Just Life Heaven

Meme: Musical Monday

Blog: D Listed (shh, don't tell)

Lover: My one & only

Friend: Same as above

Quote: "Beef is proof that God loves us & wants us to be happy" - Benjaman Franklin

Peeve: Teenage boys who live in my house & don't tidy up after themselves

Sport: None really

Singer: John Denver

Friday, January 8, 2010

Flashback Friday

As I said in my last post, my life is very small right now. I don't have much of anything to post, no inspiration, but I really don't want to give up my blogging, so pardon me if I limp along on memes and such for awhile.

This is me in 1983, my junior year in high school.

My hair never looked like that, I couldn't get it to "feather". I have no idea how I got it to look like that for this picture. I'm lovin' the huge glasses!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Is anyone still out there?

Dear readers, it's me, Mimi!

Since Chris last updated I spent one more night in the hospital, but I think that was the end of it. I pray that was the end of it. I haven't added up all of the days, but starting from the last week of October I spent 1/2 of November and most of December actually in the hospital with this Gastroparesis.

(Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach muscles don't contract to process or "chew up" the food that we eat. Also I have zero appetite and often pain when I do eat.)

I've been away from the blog so long that I feel like I have nothing to say. My life has been very small lately.

My mom is doing very well after her mastectomy. There was a second spot they found in her breast after the surgery, so we're thankful she chose that road instead of a lumectomy. She does not need chemo or radiation.

She sends her truest thanks to all of my readers who sent cards and positive messages. The cards often brought tears to her eyes, that strangers cared enough to think of and pray for her.

I'm going to try to get around and get caught up with all of my bloggy friends.