Monday, March 31, 2008

A Nice Warm Monday

What do you think?? Does it look ok, or would you
know right off, I'm not sure HoW I feel.
I looked in the mirror "nice wig" ROFL
sleeping GOOD
feeling good
enjoying eating again
a warm thunderstorm today
doing The Primitive Gathering update (check it out)
my grandson Cole, knowing what day I have my last chemo
my grandsons (& ME) knowing I'll be well soon
putting on makeup & my wig
going to bed early
Thank you my friends for all your comments
Goodnight, Deena

Friday, March 28, 2008

At Speckled Egg

Click the Journal to visit
Hope you all have a Spring weekend
fondly, deena

Show & Tell Friday


Thank you Kelli @ There Is No Place Like Home for hosting Show & Tell Friday,
please click on her banner above to visit with all the Show & Tell bloggers .

Those are Tallow Berries , to show you how small the lil guys are.

I received these sweet & oh so TEENY bunnies
& chick from Rich's mama (she was such a joy, I miss her so.)
The chick even has a place for a tiny candle.
They are truly treasures, especially since they are a family memory. One has a stamp on the bottom, but it's too teeny for me to read. LOL

the smell of the newly bloomed hyacinths from Rich
Show & Tell
8 weeks till the last chemo treatment
I created something last evening
having a spare PC (I messed up my MAC)
a mocha muffin for breakfast

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thank you SO much

My BBFF Jan of Bold & Free bestowed this award upon me,
she's been such a treasure to me.

I want to pass it on to


My friend Sally, graciously brought two soups, bread & salad to us last
night for supper.

God's angels are flying around us daily, I hope I remember 
to bless them all.


laying in my soft cozy bed

cold milk

warm coffee

many many blog friends

My BFF, Marcia




the Bible

gifts in the mail

the promise of Spring


an ever so loving husband

this day

Please share your joys & inspirations
& sign my Guest Book at the right

thank you all SO much


Tuesday, March 25, 2008


This is our old Victorian in the city. The lovely pink roses at
the porch.
I loved the charm of the house, but I am so thankful we live
in the Singing Woods now.

Chemo is just not fun.  I've been  unable to eat, drink or think.
I did eat today, but I feel like someone stuck a broom in 
me from end to another, just so food won't go down.

It got warm here today, so Rich had me come outside when
he got home.  That was great..windy but nice to be out.


a new wind chime

potted daffodils, Easter Lilly, hyacinths from Rich

phone calls from my kids on Easter

hollyhocks poking up

Eternal Life



got my wig styled (pic to come)

taxes are done

half way through chemo

snow on Easter

blog friends who pray & help me through this


I want to be WELL and be DEENA the SUPERWOMAN again!!!

I closed down my website today too.  I am
going to concentrate on My Blogs, The Primitive Gathering web market and on gardening. 
I HAVE to get the grandsons over here to help me!!

Please God, come hold me , carry me, make me whole again.

Hold me Jesus , please be my Prince of Peace

tis me


Dad2Eight's Little Eva

Dad2Eight had a link to his daughter's blog about Little Eva.

She's the little 2 year old who had surgery a couple of  weeks ago for cancer

..isn't Eva darling??? Thanks for all of you

who prayed and are praying for her


Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter, He Is Risen~ He is Risen Indeed

Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first [day] of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

Mark 16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

Mark 16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

John 19:28) After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

John 19:30) When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Mark 15:38) And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Mark15:39 )And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said
, Truly this man was the Son of God

Thursday, March 20, 2008

DId you know??

That I love little children's shoes?? I've been collection them
for years!!  It's a passion & maybe a wee bit of sickness.

but I love finding something old & different. This is just a small
 view of my shoes obsession. 

Today is steroid day & lots of water again.
I've slowed way down on water & I know I need to 
drink up!! I slept most of Tuesday PM & all day and 
night yesterday. Just recovering from that virus I suspect.

Tomorrow is the halfway mark of my treatments.
Rich is going to go, I think he likes to watch over me
and one nurse said "no one can take care of her as good as her husband"

Today's Joys

Vintage shoes

I created a lil journal for my etsy shop

Talking on the phone to "church"

Sitting  outside on the deck, it's in the 50's

The Easter bunny *MOLLYE DEAR*  package that arrived in the mail today 

Received  a sweet necklace from the Goddess Dust Bunny in the Wind
she's one of a kind

A sweet ornament, card & lovely box from my dear Sharon

A hand made card from Traci

Hand made cards from Mary
who's daughter got married TODAY!!

My BFF came over on Tuesday with LUNCH

Music to soothe the savage beast in all of us

I put new ink in the printer and my hands and face are BLUE, teehee
I'm going to tell my Oncologist, I was coloring Easter eggs

What did you find inspiring and joyous today???


Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patrick's Day

Rich asked me in January, where I wanted to go
if I could go anywhere. Without hesitation, I 
said "Ireland".   We will go !!!
when I am done with treatments & well
to travel.

Tis my dream!

My Joys 


sleeping until 9 AM

dreams of Ireland

woodpeckers at the feeders

hot coffee

skim milk

Please share your joys with me!


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Scavenger Hunt @ Bold & Free

Jan at Bold and Free is having a fun give away, but you have to work a little for this one. I am actually a part of it too and sent in some of the prizes and there are some questions about my blog, so please go visit her blog and play! Good luck to you!
your friend, Deena

A Sunny Sunday

Rich & I are both so much better.
We went out for dinner last evening, to a close
local restaurant that we both love.
even saw deer on the way home!

Dr. Mammolito came in with her family too, but
she didn't see us. 

Yesterday we had snow, today tis sunny
&  suppose to get close to 50, &
hubby said he'd take me to Michael's for some 
creating supplies. OOH LA LA!!

My children are all doing well. My son has
a job interview all day Tuesday for a 
really GOOD job, praying that God blesses
them with this new opportunity.
He is VERY excited!!

Nicole has been working and doing pretty good, but
has to find a way to fit her school schedule into the mix.
That is a HUGE thing to me.

Mercedes is as independent as ever, always doing ok
and taking care of things.  

I slept so good last night ..didn't wake until 8:30 and that is late for me!!

This Friday, March 21 is my 3rd round of chemo.

Thanks for all your visits, I hope to get around to visit my friends blogs
a bit each day.


a little doe  was JUST in the woods behind the house
I think I got her picture

Tulips peeking through

Baroque music

digital camera


the dream of a trip to Ireland

Palm Sunday


I still have eyebrows and lashes

Have a blessed day, Deena

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Joys Today

Just want you all to know
my fever is gone, I feel a bit 
better, but I'm going to be in
bed all day. 
I had to
reschedule my appointment (a 3 month follow up)
with Dr. Mammolito, my Breast Cancer Surgeon.
I just can't go out.

My Joys Today

a white blood count of 29,900
eating TWO pieces of toast with REAL butter & strawberry jam
being able to take all my meds
clean bed linens
a new satin pillowcase 
being able to post on my blog
how awesome it is that I don't work outside the home
warmer temps, with signs of Spring popping up outside the window
feeling good enough to watch TV
hubby was able to go back to work today
my son, Steve,  calling to say, "you're cute mom & I love you"
my youngest daughter, Mercedes calling because she's doing her OWN taxes
my oldest daughter, Nicole calling and talking to my grandson Cole

Please share you joys too
I'll be resting up, I'll not be able to visit for a while, but I'll be thinking & praying
fondly, Deena

Please sign my Guest Book on the right

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Just me & my Kitty

I've been in bed for two days,with my kitty,  only drinking, can't eat.

Had to go get blood work yesterday at my Oncologist's
but white blood count is up so it CAN fight

Yesterday was horrid, I could only sleep. No TV or PC

I hope you'll visit my Tattered Whimsy Blog to 
see what I have (got it ready a few days ago)

I got gifts from Amy, Kim & Kiwi Jan
& some sweet lil bird tussie mussies from Oklahoma.
My eyes don't seem to want to focus.
I got a cheer up note from Mary.

Still sleeping alone, hope we're on the road to 
recovery, my temp was 102.3  and I hurt everywhere, I
coughed so hard my side feel bruised.

7up tastes good when you're sick.!!

back to bed now, Deena

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tis just ME

I went to Dr. Jones this AM, just for a follow up.
He did my reconstruction.  He told me
anything that isn't great he'll fix when I get
my nipple!!  woohoo

I go back to see him June 2nd, which is after all my
chemo is done!! Praise God, tis NOT that far off.

I drove myself and it felt GOOD to be out
and independent. 

 I just wanted to show you
how cute my hat is!! *Made & gifted to me  by Lallee's Cottage*

Rich said, I see you over there taking pictures of 
yourself.. Made me Laugh!! 

He's on the couch , I'm about to go take a nap. I had 
lunch & it's 11.30..good time for a nap.
I might make THIS later..when I can get out to shop for 
some supplies

Hope today  is good & please pray for my friend Church.

Joys today

driving around
hugs from  handsome Dr. Jones
feeling so good
a cute hat to wear, made by a blog friend
a bit warmer today
a BIG hawk in a little tree
bird songs
cold milk & red velvet cake
ice water
cute jeans
a tender heart
God's word

enjoy the day


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Hi My Friends

Oh my hubby is ill with that nasty 
virus that is going around.
He started getting it yesterday morning &
now, it's really got him.

We are in separate beds, separate rooms
& it's not fun, but I don't need to get this.

Please pray he'll be better QUICK & that
if I get it, it's mild.

I am about to take a TV watching/nap..
I feel VERY good, no anti nausea pills since Friday.

Joys today

separate bedrooms when we are sick

 Campbells' chicken noodle soup for me

tulips peeking out of the ground 

daylight savings time

a kitty who naps with me

talking with Church

 an I Love You phone call from my BFF Marcia

my potted tulips are blooming

living at the edge of the Singing Woods

fun graphics from Graphic Pretties