Thursday, March 28, 2013



When I woke up Monday morning we had about 3 inches of heavy wet snow blanketing everything and it was apparently heavy enough to snap a power line or cause a tree to fall and snap the power line. So we didn't have power until late that evening and I hadn't felt too great that day. I stayed under the covers on the couch all day and figured I'd fill you guys in on Tuesday. 

So Tuesday rolls around and I feel crappy again. More laying on the couch under the blanket and watching TV. It took me half the day to bathe and I didn't feel like putting on anything worthy enough to be a part of the Cancer Cutie Outfit of the day. So we took no pictures and I fell asleep early. We had a follow up at the doctor the next day.

Wednesday came and I was all ready to have a good day. We were going to the store after I left the doctor and I could finish getting my little Easter gifts. Well the day didn't turn out the way I thought it would. I took my medicine and I just wasn't feeling like food was a good idea, so I decided I would drink an Ensure high protein drink. Everything was fine until my stomach started churning. The Ensure didn't want to stay down so I let it come back up. Uuugh! I was going to have to go to the doctor anyway, so I took a moment and got showered and dressed. We were of course at the hospital a long time. I had my lab work done and my port actually worked without too much hassle. Then we sat and waited to meet with Dr. Monga. I explained that this last chemo session had taken a toll on me and he said to take it easy--drink lots of fluids and keep taking my nausea medicine. He said that my lungs sound really good and that after this next chemo session, we're going to take a scan so that we can see what are progress is and how we will continue with treatment from there. Hopefully I've been feeling all crappy because it's working and maybe it will be all gone by this next session! Positive thinking!!!! Speak your reality into existence!

So here we are at Thursday!I started my day off with a concerned phone call from Gerald on the landline and I figured I better update the blog and charge my cell phone. Sorry if you've been trying to reach me! I have been able to eat today and no real nausea issues--taking the medication 3 times a day so that's helping. But the strangest thing did happen--my hands started itching and I assumed that they were dry and needed some lotion. So I put on some lotion and they kept itching. In fact it got more intense and it wouldn't stop. I think scrambled to find some hydrocortisone--I have eczema so I always have some around. That made it worse and my hands were burning and I started freaking out.  My grandmother said to wash the lotion off and called my Mom. I was able to rinse my hands with cold water to ease the burning sensation and then my Grandma gave me and ice pack to put on my hands. It helped to soothe the burning and Mom wanted to know if I wanted to call the nurses number or go to the hospital. I just let it run it's course. The ice pack helped. I showered and got dressed and took a quick nap. I even ate a taco for lunch. My hands are a little itchy, but nothing like what was going on this morning--Thank God!

So I figured that I had better give everyone an update since I've been MIA. I hope everyone is doing well and that everyone has great plans for their Easter weekend. Hopefully you will get to hear all about mine this weekend because I'm going to be feeling great! I'm speaking it into existence. My niece should be here tomorrow, so I have to be feeling good to keep up with her!

JUDE 1:24-25

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God our Savoir, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


Tina Bina

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday on the couch!


 I stayed on the couch today. My bones were sore-which is a side effect of the shot I received yesterday. It's all good though. Mom made me breakfast. They've been on my case about not eating enough. I was eating like little miss piggy, but now I don't have nearly as much of an appetite since I'm off the steroid. I laid around watching TV today. That seems to be a big part of most of my days. I have to get out of that rut. But we again had some funky weather for it to be spring! The wintry mix poured down and covered the grass in snow and made everything outside wet and gloomy looking. Gotta love it. I'm ready for that to change. I need to start writing again and working on our art projects. My number one focus is to be healthy but I think that both of those things are good outlets to keep me distracted from worry and stress. It makes no sense to sit and dwell on how bad I feel or why is this happening and what not. TV is a good distraction too, but it's just not the most productive. I'm gonna get back on track.


Me on the couch. No make up and no wig. Glasses and my go to black beanie.

It's all about comfort. Baggie jeans and then I just threw on some warm WVU gear. It's comfy and most importantly--keeps me warm. Nothing truly cute, but you're as cute as you feel!



I'm feeling great! I'm feeling like life is good.  I'm going to continue to embrace that and we will find that to be my reality. Life is what you make it. So why not make it something you're happy about and feel good about.

PROVERBS 15:31-32

The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises hinself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.


Tina Bina

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Took a break for Chemo yesterday--3/22/13


Yesterday was chemo day. I had to be there at 8:00 am for my labwork. Well I slept in a little longer than I was supposed to. It's a good thing that I had taken my bath the night before and already had my clothes picked out. I had activity stuff packed, but Mom had to add in some snacks. We made it on time regardless.

So we couldn't get my port to work and give them any blood, so they had to do it manually. She got it on the first try too. Then they had to do a special flush on my port. 

Then we wait for the Dr and my Dr was doing hospital rounds apparently and the week that they do that they have another doctor see his patients. She was very nice and she went over all my stats. My medicines and what I've been experiencing in terms of my side effects. Then she checked my labwork to see if I was cleared for my chemo!

So I go upstairs and wait forever for them to clear me for my meds. They finally get started and the Benadryl they give you immediately has me feeling drowsy. So sleepy time hits and that's how I spend most of my day. Poor Mom is sitting there bored out of her mind. You can only watch so much TV before you're over it.

Afterwards I went to Wendy's because I was so hungry and didn't think that I would survive the ride home.
 Got home and Gran had made burgers and fries for me! I ate that for lunch today. 

So I spend the rest of the evening sleeping. I went straight to bed early with no intention on writing the blog or watching TV or anything else. 

Then I had to get up this morning and go back over for my follow up shot. I think it does something for your blood counts to boost them up after chemo. It's one shot and it takes like 10 minutes and that's it. So that's a plus. Then we went to WalMart to fill my prescription.

We browsed around WalMart and after I picked up my prescription, we went to Target and Sally's Beauty supply. I picked up some wig shampoo and some head forms to let them dry on, so that they keep their shape better.  

Once we got home, I did some internet browsing, some TV watching and a quick walk up to my Mom's house to get some fresh air. We actually had a decent day today. Since the sun was out and the wind wasn't blowing, it actually was tolerable to be outside. It's going to get colder as the week progresses though. 


This is what the majority of my chemo session consists of. Sleeping and more sleeping!

I wake up for bathroom breaks and yes I have to drag this huge contraption with me every time because that's where everything is attached.

Mom, must have really been bored if she was taking random pictures of the clock!



Posing with my wig heads. Today I wore my long wig which needs washing! My glasses, the gray beanie with the pom pom on top. I wore basic foundation, defined my brows, lined my eyes and put on a lit mascara. I skipped the blush and the eyeshadow today.

Today I wore my new $1 sweater that was a great match to my purple button down and since I had some gray in the sweater the gray colored jeans were a great match. Then I threw on my black bootie shoe slippers. 



I always feel good. Why feel bad? Why would I want to feel negative emotion if I can choose to have a positive emotion.We all get frustrated, or mad or sad or whatever, but we don't have to stay there. Feel it for a moment and then realize how much better it would be to have a positive emotion. It would be better to laugh or smile and think of how proud you are or how good it feels to just not feel worried. There are a lot of positive emotions we can have. We just need to embrace those feelings over the negative emotions that are often times too easy to let yourself wallow in. We all have that friend you can call and complain with. They will listen to you bitch and whine and have their own pity party right along with you--next time you wanna call them--don't! Call that friend who's always positive and upbeat and says that it's all going to work out instead. You hate hearing that when all you want to do is complain, but switch over to the positive side. Flip the switch to more positive thinking! 

EXODUS 20:16

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.


Tina Bina

Thursday, March 21, 2013



The weather today was no joke for it to be the 2nd day of Spring! That stinking groundhog didn't know what he was seeing! So we were out and about in the weather today. Not as early thankfully. 

We dropped Gran off at her luncheon at noon and went to my favorite place--Gabe's! I of course came out with a couple of deals and some Easter Candy.

Then we picked up Gran and spent some time in everyone's favorite place--WalMart of course!
I picked up some more deals and some Easter stuff for my niece.

We got home, ate some lunch and watched some tv. 

Then came dinner and a shower. I have to be at the hospital tomorrow at 8am for my chemo, so I'm gonna just make sure that I have everything prepped tonight and I can just jump up get dressed and eat before we leave. 

 Gotta watch Scandal tonight--we've had three weeks of repeats and we're getting our first new episode tonight.


I had on a much cuter outfit when I was out and about, but we didn't take pictures until after I had put on some comfy clothes. I wore some teal lounge pants a teal mini dress that I had on earlier and then I threw a black hoodie over it. I had worn the scarf earlier along with the hat and my glasses.

Relaxing in the comfy gear! I had worn dark skinny jeans and tall black boots with the mini dress.



I got this black and purple sweater from Gabes for $1! I have a gray pair of jeans and a purple button down that match it just perfectly!

I found the best deal at WalMart. A pair of black sweat pants and a black and gray top for $1 a piece. That's a $2 outfit. I'm going to wear it tomorrow for my chemo session. Because at least I'll be comfy, but somewhat stylish.

I went to Gabes with the intention of finding an Easter Dress and I started thinking about what an Easter dress typically looks like and we don't have the weather for that. I found a cute purple sweater dress with sleeves that is the perfect compromise from having something floaty and more spring time-y! I'll wear it with leggings and boots. 



I feel good. I feel ready for the warmer weather. I just saw a news commercial that said that Puxtatwney Phil--the Groundhog was receiving death threats. I'm not that upset, but boy I would be happy to see some sunshine. I'm sick of sitting in the house and when you do venture out, you feel like you have to run from the car to the place you're going. But we have to stay positive. Spring is just around the corner. Well it's technically here already, but we will actually feel it soon. 

Just be happy--no matter what kinda weather we have! No matter what's going on--find something to laugh about or smile about. Your joy is the most important thing and you're in control of that. 


Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice.


Tina Bina



Wednesday, March 20, 2013



 We started our morning off at Ihop. My grandmother had an outing with her league there. So me and Mom ate breakfast quickly and then we went to Lowe's and Michael's.

We picked Gran up from Ihop and  then we went to Kmart.

We had to call my Brother to get my niece's size. She's growing--rocking a 4T and she's only 2 years old. She's a big girl for her age. Always has been. I found her a really cute pair of pj's. But I was getting tired, having been up since 7:30 and after walking around I needed to sit.

So we came home and ate a Digornio pizza.

I took a nap and then we watched some design shows.

So yeah no writing and no art. It's been so long! I need to get back to it.


Today's outfit was dark jeans, a black tank top, a white button down, a bright blue t-shirt with a black hoodie over that. Then I added a black scarf with silver accents and my silver slipper shoes.

Today I wore the curly wig and a black beanie cap. My make-up was basic. Foundation, blush, defined my brows and put on a little eyeshadow. I also put on liner and mascara. No glasses today so that you can actually see my face. 



I'm feeling great! You should be feeling great too! We choose how we feel so I suggest that we choose to feel good! It's not always an easy task, but it's one that we have to try to complete no matter what.

Choose your weather--is it a bright sunny day or are you going to let a rain cloud hover over your head?

ISIAH 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor: he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound...


Tina Bina

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I'M BACK! 3-19-13


 So I felt much better today.
I woke up and prayed and meditated.
Had breakfast and it stayed down! Yeah!
I got dressed and felt fine.
Gran came home from her volunteer work.
Then I took a ride with Mom to Fairmont to pay some bills.
Came back and had lunch.
Watched Days of our Lives and took a little nod on the couch.
Then I made a salad to eat with my spaghetti.
Laughed at Betty White's Off their Rocker with Mom and Gran and started the blog.


Representing WVU today. I had on dark jeans, a yellow fitted hoodie and then a long sleeved navy blue Mountaineer t-shirt over that. Then I wore a navy blue sweater hoodie with that.

I wore a yellow baseball cap to accent the yellow in the outfit and then one of my long wigs. I skipped the makeup and opted for moisturizer and chap stick.



 I feel pretty good. I woke up feeling much better than yesterday. I listened to some Joyce Meyers in Mom's truck today and she was discussing grace and how we try so hard to do things, instead of just accepting the grace we've received! We don't have to do anything to receive Grace or God's favor. We just have to accept Him and let Him run the show. If you take a look at the things in your life that aren't working and you're sitting thinking I'm trying to make this work, then that's where you've gone wrong. What you needed to do was turn it over to God and let his Grace lead you. Let yourself be in His favor and the issue will take care of itself. You can do anything through Christ because he's everything and without him you couldn't achieve all of this. He gives us life. I think we have to trust that he's taking care of everything. Faith, Trust, Believe.

ROMANS 13:10

Love does no wrong to  neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.


Tina Bina

MIA Yesterday 3-18-13


My day didn't start off so great yesterday. I was nauseous and threw up. So I spend the rest of the day on the couch under blankets watching TV and dozing off. I drank some gingerale and waited for my stomach to settle before eating little snacks. I haven't tried to eat anything yet, but hopefully today will go much better.

But just wanted to give you the run down on why there was no blog yesterday!

I'm speaking good health into my life today. I'll be fine! You should speak something positive into your life today too!

Sunday, March 17, 2013



I woke up around 9:30 today and had some breakfast. 

Watched a little TV with Mom before I got dressed and then we went to go pick up Gran from church. 

It was much colder out today than I was expecting. No snow thankfully! 

Then I came back and cooked dinner. We had chicken tikka masala with rice and my makeshift naan bread, that I made from pita bread.

Then me and Gran started nodding off as we attempted to watch BAPS. Classic funny--I mean where else are you going to find Halle Berry with gold teeth! 

I showed Mom the pages of the blog because although she's featured in it, she had never really looked at the finished product.

Now we're watching my girls--The Real Housewives of Atlanta.


We had to find a way to work in some green! No make-up or wig today. Green hat and my glasses.

My outfit was dark skinny jeans, a white hoodie with a white tank underneath and a green scarf to accent the green hat and tie it together. I wasn't trying to get pinched today!


I wore my green. I didn't run into any rainbows and leprechauns with a pot of gold. No Irish kisses. No green beer. But I did have on my green and green is a healing color

Green contains the powerful energies of nature needed for change and transformation, and is essential for growth.
Green is linked with the Heart Chakra which concerns higher consciousness and love. Learn more about Chakras by clicking here.
In colour therapy and colour healing green is used to relieve tension, ease stress and aid rejuvenation.
Green relaxes mentally as well as physically and is used to treat a variety of ailments ranging from high blood pressure to sleep disorders. Green is also said to be an aphrodisiac and can aid sexual stamina. 


I'm great. Just ready for the Spring weather to get here! I'm a little discouraged by the cold air I'm constantly feeling, but that too shall pass. The seasons are necessary! I know I've mentioned this before, but it's true! We have to go through all the phases of life. There are ups and downs. Winter and spring. Just know that there is one constant in life--change! Stop being afraid of it because even if it's bad, it will pass! Nothing is forever--not even diamonds. So always know that change is coming and be okay with it because you can't stop it. Don't worry if it's not the change you were expecting, because it's going to change. Embrace change.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.


Tina Bina




You could tell that it had rained overnight and it threatened to rain all day. I never saw it. 

Today was very chill. 

To get in a little bit of exercise, I walked up to Mom's and ended up helping her organize some of her Christmas stuff she had stored in her extra bedroom. I have never seen so much Christmas stuff. I have two large plastic storage crates and I thought that was a lot. she has multiple containers, multiple trees. We filled a bookcase that almost reached the ceiling with boxes of ornaments. She's a serious decorator when it comes to Christmas. She changes out her themes and color schemes and she will do trees for other people. I keep telling her she needs to make it a seasonal business because she really is good at decorating. It looks like something you see in a department store. That's her creative side.

Then after lunch, I washed, conditioned, and styled Gran's hair. I straightened it with just a light curl under, but she likes her hair curly, so she rolled it. 


Then we almost caught some deer that were hanging in the yard. I couldn't get a great picture, but I did capture a few shots. There were about 5 of them just hanging out, eating grass. I thought they were going to run off immediately, but they kept staring at us. Finally they ran off except for one and he disappeared before Mom came down a few minutes later. 

 After eating a salad with some chicken, I got comfy on the couch and stayed there until now. Now I'm in the bed writing this and watching House Hunters--They're in Atlanta!


I wore dark jeans, a purple tank top and a light purple button down over top of that. Beige shoes and a navy blue sweater hoodie completed the look when I went outside.

I wore basic foundation, blush and I did a purple accented eyeshadow. I defined my brows and slapped on some chap stick. I wore a purple headwrap and some purple earrings to complete the outfit. 


They're pretty blurry, but you get the idea!



Life is good! I'm perfection,  healthy and strong.  That is what today's centering thought was in meditation. I am is the phrase. You have to speak things into existence. I am--make your list and repeat it daily. If you keep saying it everyday, then eventually it will because your truth.

Who are you?

PSALM 118:24

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.


Tina Bina

Friday, March 15, 2013

It's Friday Night! 3-15-13


 Everyone should be out drinking green beers! Woo Hoo! I'm sorry I won't be joining you. Instead I'm snuggled in bed with the tv and the laptop telling you about the "excitement" of my day.

I slept in again today. I'm going to start just sleeping until I feel fully rested. I say my prayers and repeat my healing verses each morning. Then I do the meditation from the challenge. So my mornings can be quite involved before I ever even get breakfast.

After getting dressed today, I took a walk with Mom and went to her house for a little bit.

Then we had lunch and I watched some TV with Gran. Then she wanted to take a walk, so I went on a little walk with her. I got in my 30 minutes of exercise!

I also washed and deep conditioned Mom's hair tonight as well. No special styling, just a regular wash and we fluffed out her afro.

So these are the "exciting" highlights of my day.


Today I didn't do any makeup, but I did don the long wig and my teal beanie cap. I wore my glasses.

I wore my orange jeans and an orange tank top. Then I wore a white button down and a yellow v-neck sweater over top of that. The scarf pulled all the colors together.



The Camaro and the big ol monster truck. I've decided to embrace being a true West Virginian! LoL! I will say though--you wouldn't have to worry about the snow in this big old truck. Now the Camaro may be the redneck corvette back in the day, but the new ones are some seriously sexy cars. I'd push the heck out of this one though too! 


 I feel pretty darn good today. I did a whole lotta nothing today, but sometimes it just happens to be like that. You can't always go go go. I'm going to resume work on my story. I need to read some too so that I can get a feel for some other styles as well. I'm still excited about me focusing on writing. I wasn't into it today, but I will get back to it tomorrow. I did my meditation today and I trust the wisdom of my body. Your body will let you know what it needs. Only you know when you don't feel well and when you're body is trying to send you signals. You have to listen. You don't want to ignore things or make assumptions. You might end up like me and I'd hate to hear that. So if you're body's giving you some kinda funky signs about how it's feeling, then just listen to it and visit your doctor. Don't keep putting it off either. Seriously if you've had that nagging thing that's been bugging you, but it doesn't seem like a big deal and you keep putting it off--then stop waiting. This is your wake-up call!

It's all good! You're loved and healthy and life is full of great blessings!

2 PETER 3:8

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 


Tina Bina

Thursday, March 14, 2013

PI DAY 3-14-13


Today was cold again and my plans for the bone procedure fell through today because of some issues with the insurance. So we will reschedule that once things are all settled with that. 

I spent the day pouring over a story I had started writing a couple of years ago. I took that nurse's words to heart yesterday. I started reworking some of the wording and getting it typed up--I like to write everything on paper. I write in cursive faster than I type. It's a love story--of course--sappy girl stuff. 

Then I took a break and watched some TV with the family and here I am working on the blog.

 Today is pi day: 3.14--I don't know that anyone cares but I've seen it everywhere today.


Today I wore my gray colored jeans, a black tank, a white tank and a gray sweater over that.. Then I threw a black sweater hoodie over that.

I wore no make-up today and just threw on my gray beanie cap and my glasses.


I'm great! I felt good today. I meditated today and I received the best email today. I'm gonna share it here and hope you find at least one nugget of value here:


1.       Drink plenty of water.
2.       Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3.       Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4.       Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5.       Make time to pray.
6.       Play more games
7.       Read more books than you did in 2012 .
8.       Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9.       Sleep for 7 hours.
10.    Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11.    Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12.    Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13.    Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14.    Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15.    Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16.    Dream more while you are awake
17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18.    Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22.    Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23.    Smile and laugh more.
24.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree....

25.    Call your family often.
26.    Each day give something good to others.
27.    Forgive everyone for everything..
28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of  6.
29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30.    What other people think of you is none of your business.
31.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will.
Stay in touch.

32.    Do the right thing!
33.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34.    GOD heals everything.
35.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37.    The best is yet to come..
38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40.    Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.  

PSALM 104:24

O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.


Tina Bina

Wednesday, March 13, 2013



So I wasn't expecting any snow today, but it was snow shower central. It doesn't accumulate except for a little dusting on the grass. So of course it was cold out and just not an ideal day for running errands, but of course that's what we were doing today.

Mom and Gran left before I got out of bed so that she could go to her luncheon at the Salvation Army today.

When they got back I was dressed and ready to go get my lab work done.
I didn't need to meet with the doctor or anything so I was basically in and out today--which was a blessing because man was that place crowded today! My nurse today was really nice and she said something to me which struck me as odd, but inspirational. She asked me if I was a writer, just out of nowhere. She said that some of the things I had said sounded like something a writer would say--like how I say the whole snow globe thing. It was a good reminder that I need to pursue that aspect of my creative side more. I mean I write this blog and I journal. I have a minor in creative writing and I spent a year in graduate school pursuing an MFA in creative writing. I spent years working at a Barnes and Noble thinking that the atmosphere was going to inspire me to write the next great novel. Why am I 34 years old and I still don't have a published novel. That's going to have to change. I'm going to have to put more effort into finishing things I've started or even just edit some things I've actually finished.  Because I'm a writer.

After the doctor's office we head to Aldi's and WalMart to stock up on groceries for the rest of the month.

Now we're home and I've eaten a tasty pepperoni roll and I'm chilling with Mom and some HGTV.

Gran left us to go with her church to the nursing home.


Since I was going to be in public today, I went ahead and put on some make-up. No eyeshadow, just liner and mascara, blush and I defined my brows. I did put on foundation because the way my skin has been drying up and peeling, I kinda had to put some on to blend the colors. Then I wore the curly fro wig and a black beanie.

Today I wore dark skinny jeans, a long white button down with a black belt across the waist and a black tank top underneath. I added a black sweater hoodie and a black scarf. My tall black boots completed the outfit.



Good! I'm feeling good! I'm ready to embrace each day and make the most of each moment! I'm also feeling inspired by that nurse and I need to stop with the procrastination. I mean really. I should have so many books published by now. I'm going to truly work on my writing. I'm feeling fired up now! Instead of sitting here watching tv or playing on the internet, I should be writing everyday.  I have a couple of stories that I've been working on for the past couple of years that I think are really unique and I just need to get them edited and put together. So mentally, I'm feeling enlivened! 

Physically I feel pretty good too. I mean the back pain is always something to contend with, but hopefully we will have that remedied soon!

If you're doing the meditation challenge with Deepak then you already know that today's thought was :

My mind and body are in perfect sync.

That sounds good to me! Like I always say--everything starts in your mind. So I'm in perfect health--training my brain to know that and then the body will follow. 

So I wish you a healthy mind today and everyday!

MARK 11:25

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.


Tina Bina

Tuesday, March 12, 2013



I'm alive! I missed a couple of days of any real blogging. I wasn't feeling too good. Tired and cold with chills. I don't think I had a cold, but I was probably fighting off some weakness now that I am fully off my steroid medication. Plus they always say that I overdue it and that's what they said about me washing the car on Saturday. I did get outside on Sunday during the the nice weather. I actually sat in the sun for a while, but yesterday--I didn't leave the house. I stayed on the couch and I only ate one.

It's amazing the difference a day can make. I woke up feeling much better today. I slept in--all though my Mother was hear trying to cook me breakfast--I wasn't ready yet and I ended up making my own cereal and heating up a sausage biscuit from the day before. Then I got dressed--very chill because my only plans were to do laundry.

Sorted my laundry and got that all done.

We ran to Sav-A-Lot to pick up salad fixings and Texas Toast for the spaghetti and meatballs Gran was making for dinner. It was tasty!

Not  a whole lot going on today--I apparently had a doctor's appointment today, but nobody called to let me know about it. They didn't have anything scheduled when I checked out last week and said that they would contact me once they had it scheduled, but no I get a call today talking about I missed my appointment--so we rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon. That was kind of annoying because that isn't the first time they've made a mistake with my appointments.  But's it's okay as long as it get's done right?

Then I'm having my bone procedure this Thursday afternoon! I finally decided to move forward with it because I just constantly have this ache in my back with pain pills or without and if this is going to help me to eliminate that and to stop any additional fractures in my spine, then I need to get that.  So we will see if I end up back on hiatus after this procedure. LOL!


Nothing really cute here! I just put on my red beanie and my glasses. No make-up. Moisturizer was the only thing on my face and then my go to chap stick! Gorgeous! LOL!

Today I wore light jeans, a long sleeve navy blue t-shirt and then I threw one of my red Obama t-shirts over that. 



I'm feeling way better than I had in the past two days. I have at least stuck to the meditation challenge that started Monday. So far so good. Today focus was about the Nature of Perfect Health. So ultimately if we just return to our Creator and tap into his strength and power, then we can have perfect health. What is perfect health. To me it's waking up feeling energized and being able to do the things you want when you want to. Being able to push yourself to the next level. Eating well. Exercising regularly. Being in a positive mental state is key as well--that's where it all starts! A body that heals itself easily is also a key factor.

And you know how we do--always claim your blessing!
I'm healthy!

What are you going to claim?


For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of  adoption as sons, by whom we cry, Abba! Father!


Tina Bina

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rip Van Winkle took over my body...





 The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. 


Tina Bina


Saturday, March 9, 2013



Today was definitely a bright sunshiny day! Yeah--We made it into the upper 50's today and are expected to hit 60 tomorrow! Looking forward to that. I may actually even go to church tomorrow.

So I had planned for today to be the day to wash my car since we had this lovely weather and I don't know when the last time my car has been washed was! It was well before I came home at Christmas and I certainly haven't washed it since I've been here. So she was well over due for a good scrub down!

Before we went to the car wash, my Uncle Pearlie came out to visit and was actually buffing his car and making sure that his rims were shining.

After washing the car we had to make dinner and that was a task--because I think that we were all cooked out. I didn't have any ideas and Gran didn't have any ideas.  We finally decided on having baked chicken with stuffing and gravy and some cabbage.

I guess my scrubbing the car and wiping out the inside and cleaning that has really wiped me out, because all I wanna do is take a hot bath and go to sleep right about now.


Oh yeah baby--time for a scrub down!

I was so busy scrubbing, that I hadn't noticed that my wig was riding up and looking kinda crazy under the cap.

So fresh and so clean clean!

I am such a hard worker! LoL!

Covered in Suds--which sucked because the water pressure on the sprayer thing was terrible and it took forever to get all that soap off!


Makeup felt like more work than it was worth today, so I just defined my brows a little bit, put on some blush and smacked some chap stick across my lips. I wore the short wig with my dark brown beanie baseball cap.

Here's the full outfit, a pair of dark jeans with light patching along the front. I wore a blue t-shirt with a navy blue polo shirt over it and then an orange sweater vest over that. It was all short sleeved, so I threw on my navy blue sweater hoodie over that--it ain't spring yet!



 Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2013 begins at 2:00 AM on

Sunday, March 10
and ends at 2:00 AM on

Sunday, November 3


I woke up feeling great today and I think it was just because I knew the weather was supposed to be nice 
so I guess that got me in the right mood, plus I slept in a little later than usual so I was well rested! I also 
had a great Book-spiration for today.

Success Begins in the Mind
From Joel Osteen Starting your Best life Now devotional

Oh boy this is what the Law of Attraction is all about--if people only paid attention then they would know that
the Secret wasn't really a secret at all--it's been in the Bible forever! 

What you think about is like a magnet to draw things into you. 

Think about good things, talk about good things, daydream about good things, meditate about good things, pray
for good things, just constantly immerse yourself in good things. 

Whatever it is that you want in life--write it all down as if it were true. Like a story of who you are when you
have all the things you want! Read it out loud. Close your eyes and try to see yourself doing all the things
or having whatever. Don't forget to simply ask God for it and then be patient and of good faith. All the these
things you seek will come to pass if you just keep the faith!

Success begins in your Mind!
That's just such a great line! I love it and I hope it inspires you guys to take a moment to see just how well it 
will work for you!

 MARK 9:23

Everything is possible for him who believes.


Tina Bina