Friday, February 8, 2008

I'm throwing a surprise party for John

Hi.  I'm sitting here listening to the birds sing outside my window.  It's warmer today.  There is a big fat sparrow eating at the bird feeder And there's snow on the ground.  There's been some amount of snow on the ground for months.  This is strange weather today, birdies and snow.
I'm feeling some better today.  My arm appears to be getting better and less inflamed with each dose of Prednisone.  I am thrilled.  It's great to know from some of you that pinched nerves aren't the worst thing in the world, because they can often be treated with exercise.  That is encouraging to know, Debbie and Celeste!
John's continuing to improve in leaps and bounds.  His immune system improves daily!  We are leaving on Monday for Hershey Medical Center (where he got his Bone Marrow Transplant) to meet with his oncologist.  It's really a routine check up.  Dr. Claxton, I know, is going to be thrilled.  The next day John will have an appointment with his ophthalmologist to make sure he is not having Graft Vs. Host Disease in his eyes.  I think his eyes are doing pretty well.  If he does have GVHD, it's not a bad case.
Speaking of John, I'm throwing a surprise party for him tomorrow (Saturday)!   It is a combination 46th birthday party and 2nd birthday party (being two years since his Bone Marrow Transplant).  It should be a blast.  Shhhh, and don't tell him, LOL.  I am going to make him beanless chili because he can't eat beans because of his kidney damage.  I'm also making regular chili for the other guests.  And there will be carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. 
We are also playing party games, LOL.  Yes, adults playing party games!  I will have lots of Ice Breaker games.  I chose games from around the net.  I am going to make adults act like barnyard animals in one of the games, LOL.  Another one I will make them paint with watercolors with a glove on.  And they will have to play a form of charades (a fun one).  And guess some things about John as he is the guest.  Maybe we will play the one where everybody gets Monopoly money and bids on prizes, but they don't know what the prizes are, because they are in brown lunch bags.  They will be little tiny prizes, but it should be fun.  Some may be booby prizes, and some good, LOL.  Oh, I will have enough so that everybody will win something.  I went out yesterday and it was hard to find men's prizes, LOL.  I am hoping the guests will cooperate and play.
This is the first time I will be throwing a party that will be so active.  Usually our friends just sit around and talk.  What should make this party even more fun is that everybody doesn't know each other, so the Ice Breaker games should be more fun!  I hope everyone will be willing to participate.  I am also hoping to have a lighthearted, fun time and some laughs.  I know John needs it, as he has had a serious time for so long.  
Now I am off to do some shopping for tomorrow.  I have lots to do. 
I will try to take some photos if I can.  And no, I haven't forgotten the other photos I have promised.  I just haven't been feeling well.  They will come in the future. 
Anyway, wish us lots of fun! 
Krissy :) 


  1. Jesse was just saying we should start playing games at our get-togethers!  I like your ideas!!!

    Happy Birthday to John!!!!


  2. Enjoy your party! Pleased to hear things are going so well for John; and that your own nerve trouble appears to be abating.

  3. Sounds brilliant Krissi.I hope the party goes great for all of you and everyone has a fantastic time.What a lovely idea.John will be thrilled at the suprize.I am happy to read your arm is a little better.Don't go twisting another nerve playing all those fun games LOL!! Enjoy .Prayers continueing for both of you."Happy 46th Birthday " to John for Saturday and also "Happy 2nd "one too.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

  4. have fun!!!

  5. It`s a terrific idea Krissy, I`m sure you`ll have lots of fun.  I`m glad the meds are working for your arm and hopefully it`ll be 100% soon. :o)

    Love Sandra xxxx

  6. Krissy~Sounds like wonderful ideas for a really fun party that surely will not be boring! I know you'll let us know how it turns out. Glad you feel somewhat better. Again huge congrats to that "wonderman" of yours and you too for being "superwife"!!! :-)))))))) LOL Deb ;-)

  7. I am so your feeling better.  Oh, and a pinched nerve hurts, so rest and let it heal.  Wishing John a happy second birthday!  
    It is beautiful in Texas today, took Tommy for a hamburger at it is nap time.


  8. wish I could come to the party. Sounds great!

  9. That is good news all around !  Have fun !!!  'On Ya' - ma

  10. I am glad you are feeling better!
    have fun!


  11. John will just love the party!  Take lots of pictures!

  12. Krissy glad your arm is better dear.  Sounds like a wonderful, surprise party for John, tell him Happy Birthday for me. Hears rooting for good reports from his oncologist and ophthalmogist when you go on Monday. Take care. Hugs, Arlene (AJ)

  13. You might like to play "Apples to Apples." This is a boxed "card" game where you draw cards and try to match people/things/situations/ to attributes.

    Glad you're feeling well enough to party. Congrats and Happy Day to John.

    ;^) Jan the Gryphon

  14. hugsdoodlewacky2/08/2008 3:12 PM

    (((((((((((((KRISSY))))))))))))))))I know John wll be very susprised to have a susprise Bday for Him.I know John will have an Awsome Birthday.

  15. That sounds great!! I know John will be so surprised!
    The exercises are real simple to do. Most can be done atany time. Some can be done in be,in shower or sitting in a chair.
    I had 3 bulging discs and 2 compressed ones in my neck. Most of the time they will heal themself but you must do the exercises.

  16. promiseluv3722/08/2008 3:36 PM

    Sounds like fun! I love surprise parties.. a lot of mine don't seem to work out.  Hope he doesn't find out and it's a big surprise!


  17. have a wonderful party, Krissy! I'm amazed how you can pull off a party with him not reading your journal!

    praising the Lord, thank you Lord, for you feeling better and for John doing so well!!!


  18. robsbrooklyngirl2/08/2008 4:16 PM

    It sounds like your party will be lots of fun. I hope to see some pics. I am sorry you haven't been feeling well, but I hope you get to feeling better soon.

  19. I hope your party is a roaring success! Sounds like fun to me!

  20. Hope you feel better and that everyone enjoys the party!!  But are you sure it will be a surprise after your post here?!  -  BArbara

  21. rdautumnsage2/08/2008 4:49 PM

    Wish John a Happy Birthday and Anniversary for me hon! (Of course after the party, so he's none the wiser)....The party itself sounds like it will be a blast. (Hugs) Indigo

  22. Aww What a lovely thing to do. Please wish John all the very best from me. I'm sure you will all have loads of fun. Love Pam xx

  23. specialadyfink2/08/2008 6:37 PM

    Happy B-day John-have a great time

  24. firestormkids042/08/2008 7:41 PM

    Andale, Krissy!!  That sounds like such fun.  I wish I could be there to celebrate the joy with you.  Love and blessings, Penny

  25. How Fun!!
    Have a great time!!
    Linda :)

  26. what a great idea a party:) take lots of pictures ok?


  27. I so happy for you and john , stay well

  28. I bet he will enjoy it and make sure you get some pics!! -Missy

  29. Sounds like fun!!  Take lots of pics!!!

  30. sounds like lots of fun can  i come

  31. I'm looking forward to reading all about it!
    Jeanie xxx

  32. cacklinrosie1012/09/2008 2:53 PM

    Krissy, that party sounds like so much fun!  I can't wait to hear about it.  I'm been MIA for a while.  My DSL was totally gone.  It was Embarq's problems but took a week.  Yikes, a week with no internet.  It's sporadic now but mostly working.  Hope your pinched nerves gets better.  Whoo hoo to John and hsi miracle!  Love you, Chris

  33. heavenlybama2/09/2008 4:22 PM

    Can't wait to hear how it went.  Sounds like alot of fun.

  34. cherry2sweet2eat2/09/2008 5:40 PM

    :) cant wait to hear how it went my cousins party is today thats where im headed.

  35. ajsproudparents2/10/2008 10:32 AM

    How did the party go? I wanna know!!!

  36. Glad the arm is feeling a bit better.  Yes! Those pinched nerves aren't the worst thing in the world ... but they sure do hurt when they act up!

  37. randlprysock2/12/2008 2:54 PM

    Glad your arm is getting better!!!  Sounds like a fun party!!!  Hugs,


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