Saturday, September 13, 2008

Show & Tell with Mel Sunday September 14th

This week's Show & Tell is more of a giveaway.

With the upcoming hysterectomy and the extreme limitations during the recovery period - I'm going to be feeling somewhat stir crazy after a while. Reading books and watching a great deal of TV only takes you so far. I learned how to make these bookmarks at our last family reunion - they are kind of fun and easy to make. Plus - they don't flaunt any restrictions I'm going to have, which makes them an ideal activity. (Guess who's family is going to be receiving beaucoup crocheted bookmarks for Christmas this year?!)

So, here's the deal, you get to guess the size and weight of my soon to be "birthed" uterus and leave your guess in the comments section for this post. C'mon - it will be fun - you know, just like a party game! (a really lame party without food however) The person who comes closest - will be mailed the following:

Two books - one from a previous Double B Book Brigade Tour and one from the upcoming tour. The previous tour book is paperback and titled "The Empty Picture Frame" by Jenna Nadeau. The upcoming tour book is hardback and titled "The Baby Trail" by Sinead Moriarty. (You can see here for more info on past and present tours.) Both books are used, in good condition and the words all still work just fine!

One hand crocheted bookmark made especially for the reader with the best guess.

It's a win win situation - you may end up with something fun arriving in your mailbox and I will have something with which to help keep myself entertained during the restrictive recuperating.

The bookmarks in the pictures are samples of the one I will make for the winner - you may get one that looks remarkably similar to one of them, one of them, or something in a completely different color scheme altogether . . .

I am not going to leave you all to just start guessing blindly - oh no, not I! I am going to give you a couple hints to help you make your guesses.

Hint #1: The normal uterus weighs around 100 Gm. and measures about 11 X 5 X 5 Cm.

Hint #2: When I received my dx of adenomyosis, the doctor who did one of the ultrasounds said my uterus was "generously sized".

I can't make any promises on when the winner will be mailed their package. I'm going to have a driving restriction for the first 2-3 weeks, so post office visits are not likely unless I ask my mommy to drive me there (since she has already told me she is willing to tie me to the bed, I think my field trips may be rather limited initially). I should have the pertinent information at my post-surgical visit with the Doctor on the 30th of this month and hope to be able to announce the winner then.

Okay, so you know the date: September 17th, 2008 and here is the time: 9:30 am. Just need weight and length now. Gender is a moot point . . . :0)

Happy guessing!

For more Show and Tell this weekend, see here.


Kristin said...

I'm going to guess 200 g and measurements of 16 x 7 x 7 cm. If I do happen to win, can you pick another winner for "The Baby Trail" by Sinead Moriarty. I already have a copy of that.

BTW, I love those bookmarks.

Michelle said...

Those bookmarks are great!
My guess: 250g 15x7x7

By the way I wish you all the luck with your surgery and a very speedy recovery!

MrsSpock said...

Cool bookmarks! I guess 270 grams and 15.5 x 7 x 7.

Martha said...

350 grams, ah, nothing like a little black humor to get us through our day? I love the bookmarks too! ((HUGS))

Another Dreamer said...

Beautiful book marks. I hope everything goes well!

My guess... 173g and measurements... hmmm, 14x7x7.

Or maybe it's going to be 354g... lol. Let's hope not.

loribeth said...

I haven't got a clue, & I do have both books (although the bookmarks look lovely!!). Just wanted to let you know I will be thinking of you!

Arian said...

Ok I'm gonna say 130g and 11.7 x 6 x 5.5

I like those bookmarks! I love crocheting and I too am planning a mass crochet session for Christmas gifts. I just haven't found the exact thing I want to mass produce yet lol. Every time I get something started I come up with a hundred new things before one ever gets done. It makes deciding so hard!

battynurse said...

Very cool bookmarks. And I have no idea what a uterus would weigh and it doesn't seem fair to consult Dr. Google. So I'll take a wild guess and say 373g.

battynurse said...

And see how stupid I am. Had I gotten past the beautiful bookmarks I would have gotten a hint. I'll leave my weight the same. I also realized that I didn't add dimensions so I'll take another wild guess at 13x7x6. I hope the surgery and recovery go well too.

Anonymous said...

I lost mine to endo and adeno and never ever thought to ask what it weighed, nor did my surgeons ever mention it.

So, I have nothing but sympathy and good wishes for the upcoming surgery. It was the best thing I ever did - gave me my life back.

Busy Momma said...

i just stumbled upon your blog and this was just too great! To guess the weight of a uterus, how could I pass this up. lol
128g. 12x6x5

Annie said...

I'll guess 190 gm and 14x7x7!

(what a fun way to run a giveaway, you have a great sense of humor)

and wishing you a quick recovery!

Cara said...

Hmmm....lets say 185 gm and 13 x 6 x 6.
Watch them be wrong and it be under 100gms...then what???

Good luck with the recovery and hope you don't actually get tied down!

Mrs. Spit said...

Ok, I'm going to go with 215g, 17*10*10

CappyPrincess said...

No guesses, just good wishes for a safe outcome from your surgery (and a request for details on the bookmarks! LOL the crocheter in me is very curious)...when you get a chance, of course.

Lori said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, JS.

I guess 188 g and

18 x 8 x 9

Best, best wishes.

Grace said...

ok I think that it will be 339g (down from my original thought of 639) and will be 18x9x9

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