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My Life, The Soap Opera

Hi there everyone, yes she lives… I sincerely apologize for my absence here and my apologies to the company’s and kind folks that have sent me products for reviews and reviews with giveaways.

Please be patient with me as I can only log in and do bits and pieces at a time, and when I do post here, I will be playing catch up when I can get the time do to so.

I suppose your all wondering what’s going on here? Ok here we go.

My husband was the victim of an assault, on his birthday no less, by some man for no reason at all other then my husband being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Basically we are dealing with broken dentures,2 breaks in the jaw, a new alignment of his cheek bone, 2 titanium plates & screws done in emergency reconstructive face surgery and a broken shoulder.

WARNING: Some of  you may find the following disturbing to see, it may also take a little bit more time to load as this contains pictures of swelling & bruising from the attack.


Rick my husband on Christmas Eve 2011
Mariah’s husband before assault, taken Christmas Eve 2011

I am disabled too so this has put a huge strain on me and my blogging as we have constant doctor appointments and phone conferences with the DA’s office (they have caught the guy that did this to him), victims compensation (which hasn’t done a thing to help us as we strive to pay the bills and all this extra shopping, doctors, emergency room, surgeons etc…and keep a roof over our heads).


Rick One day After he was Assaulted
My husband, day one after assault. We spent the night sleeping on the couch so he could sleep as Surgeon suggest on a recliner so that his airways hopefully wouldn’t close up from the swelling.


My husband 2 days after he was assaulted
My husband, day 2 after he was assaulted.


My husband 3 days after he was assaulted
My husband, day 3 after he was assaulted

I apologize as I have not been online much, do to this uncalled for attack by a stranger, and we are still dealing with my husbands bladder cancer at the same time…. my world has turned upside down and I feel as though I am stuck in a soap opera. The brute that did this to my husband is, so far, charged with 2nd degree felony assault and battery and this guy may be going away for 5 years in prison, so we don’t expect that we will get any of the bills paid by him for what he did to my husband either.

My husband 4 days after he was assaulted
my husband, day 4 after assault.

I will try to get to the reviews as soon as I can, as you can imagine I am way behind on everything right now and stressed beyond belief, hoping we can keep our home and not be out of the streets homeless because of this.

I appreciate your patience with me during this traumatic time for my husband and I, thank you so much everyone! Your prayers and good thoughts sent our way is greatly appreciated.

Winners for Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files – 5 winners!

Dear Readers & Contest Entrants,

While I was verifying qualifications for entries, I noticed many blogs with our button on them had the old button coding (for the old site), although the button looks the same the coding is pointing to our old site, not this one. Eventually this button code pointing to the old blog will call for disqualification of entries saying that they have our button.

I will try to take time out to make a newly designed button for this site so you can tell the difference before we turn off the redirects from the other site. However no promises, things are busy here… unfortunately the redirects will need to stop eventually so that the searches and archives here for our older posts will show. Just wanted to give you all a heads up.

Now for the good stuff:

our 5 Winners Glass Nail Files!

Announcing Winners from the review and giveaway: Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files – 5 winners!

Winners Announced for Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files - 5 winners! These winners have 48 hours from the time of my emailing them to respond with the information that I’ve asked for or I will be forced to pick another winner in their place.

Good luck winners!


Mariah (Riah)

Warning Dog Owners: FDA Warns about Chicken Jerky

WARNING… For people with Dogs!


QR Code to FDA Warning Dog treats Chicken Jerky from China

Animated Sad Puppy for FDA Warning Dog Treats Chicken JerkyThis is not the first time, as I realized after I heard about this warning and ran a search online for  the FDA link, that the FDA has put out a warning about Chicken Jerky for your Dogs! The last warnings about this Chicken Jerky for pets were in 2007, 2008… I Guess we best avoid any of these Chicken Treats of any kind that are imported from China, since this seems to be an ongoing problem. I’ve heard on TV that this could even cause Death! *sigh*

Now this is NOT just Chicken Jerky, my friends, this is also sold as Chicken Tenders, Strips or treats! The Symptoms could indicate kidney failure, so watch your dogs carefully if you’ve fed them these treats. here is a the FDA Report (below) and this is the link to the report for you: FDA Chicken Jerky Warning.

FDA Warnings Report for Chicken Jerky, Chicken Tenders, Chicken Strips or Chicken Treats. imported from China

I hope that none of you have had these problems with your dogs or have fed  your dogs these treats, I know my two dogs are a part of my family and I know the same goes of Joan with her dog. If you want to discuss this Warning, please do post in the comments area, and let us know if we need to send out prayers for your family pet.


Mariah “riah”