Friday, February 29, 2008

Just a few thoughts

"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way."

This came by email
tis lovely

Welcome March!! Now let's see some signs of Spring here please dear Lord.

left this award for all the Pink Artists.
Go grab yours too

Alison of Creative Arts & Craft awarded this to me also
thank you Alison!! Love your Blog too!

Yesterday I received 
these awards

just a FEW of MY joys TODAY

my BBF, Marcia is coming to visit

hubby did dishes & cooked breakfast today

hubby made coffee before I came downstairs

a bird sang at the window to wake me up

I am able to do laundry

hats to keep my head warm


what a friend I have in Jesus

getting the book Wicked, The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
in the mail, from my account

the love of my dear family

the bible


much love , Deena

please sign my guest book at the right &
I'm working on my blog buttons
so click them to see what treats they hold

We are HOME

Oh I did so good today with chemo.
I got  Herceptin, Taxotere, Carboplatin, Zometa, along with pre
chemo meds.

Everything went smoothly. That's because
all of you were with me today.
Your prayers lift me up to Him.

I got this LOVELY necklace in the mail today
isn't it gorgeous??

 My earrings are from
my BFF Marcia,  love the blue.

Thanks for caring
My blog is such a blessing for ME
& I hope it is for someone else also.

I just want to say AGAIN
though I read EVERY comment
I will always have to be careful of my arm, so
sometimes I just can't come visit and POST.
Please know I care!!

Tonight I'll be doing the updates to
The Primitive Gathering. Check out all the fun 
items, even ONE from me.

fondly, Deena

Pretty In Blue & Brown & PLEASE PRAY

Here's my sweet hat that
my friend Sally embellished.

It had MORE on it , but my kitty
like to chew the beads & ribbon when
she layed above me on my pillow.

My blood work was ALL good!!

I'm so thankful to be here &
hubby is good  company, tis a good day
with sun 
I'm looking out of the half frozen pond, tis a blessing.

Fondly, deena

I just a received a  note from Dad2Eight

His two year old granddaughter has lung 
cancer . Surgery is Monday.
Her name is EVA
& she is in Texas.

Out of the mouths of Babes

Tis Cole & I last evening

Grammy got to pick up Cole up from school 
yesterday.  We loved up, eat supper, did homework,
and then he BEGGED my try my wig on for him.

I put on all my hats & my wig
and the sweet lil guy said
" you look pretty in your wig & all your
hats & you are pretty bald too gramma"

Oh he knows ALL the right things to say..but
he means it.  He even asked if I had my nipple yet.

He thinks that signals I'm all well.

I told him when you start 2nd grade..that's about
the time I'll get one.  He said 
" did your doctor say, If you have a grandson who's going
to be in 2nd grade, that's when you get it???"

ROARING.. wait till I tell Dr Jones that one!!

of to my CHEMO POD!!

Joys today!!

grandsons who boost your ego
a husband who goes to chemo with me
Blog friends who love my new hair do(n't)
songs of worship
a hubby who fills the bird feeders
My BFF Marcia coming for a  visit tomorrow
a warmer weekend
making the bed

enjoy the day the Lord has made
Rejoice & be glad  in it



Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sending My Love

My dear friend Sherry @ Esprit*d'Art bestowed this honor on me today

& I want to pass it on to

The Feathered Nest
Sweet Cottage Dreams
Shabby Cottage Studio
Samaritan Women
Saints & Haints
Rose of Sharon
Reconstruct This
Quilly Silly's
Pajamas Playmates and Breadpuddin
Once Upon a Cottage
Neena's Nest
Mosshill Studios
Mary's Writing Nook
Lydia's Lineage
Listen to Grammie
It's About Friends~Chelsea
sabella's Closet
Grace, too
Gotta Keep on Keepin..on
Four Sisters in a Cottage
Counting Your Blessings
Bold & Free
Bittersweet Punkin
Toddler Planet
Simply Wait
Red Tin Heart
Princess Hedge Hog Chronicles
Obsessed with Life
Just a Beach Kat
Walk the Beach
Jenster's Musings
Jayne's Breast Cancer Blog
Dancing with Cancer

it's so hard, I
love all of you & if you're a reader please
fell free to take it as an award from me & pass it on

I'll be resting now, drinking water & enjoying my day.


a day of leisure
chemo tomorrow
being a stay at home everything
lovely art
my kitty cuddled up with me
phone calls from hubby

Please share your joys too
sign my Guest Book on the right

"see you" tomorrow from my chemo pod I pray

Oh I received this award today
it's not just for me, it's for all of us who are touched
in some way by Breast Cancer

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Deena the BEAUTIFUL Pink Princess Warrior

You Make My Day 

Thank you Dale!!

Rich LOVES my head!!
He says he likes BALD women bestest.
After this  

& this
& changing sheets every day

I LIKE this!!!

Every Princess Warrior has to have her armor~~
I have the armor of God!!
& to keep me warm & not so PUNK!!
I have

My walking in the Singing Woods hat, so soft

My wig, looks so much like my hair DID!!

Sweet & blue with brown! from Lallee's Cottage

My fancy chenille hat, I liked the pink

I have a blue sleep hat that my friend Sally made pretty for me.
Hope to get a pic of it on in a bit, crazy camera!!

So, today is the day I stop feeling sorry for my family thinking
they'll be without me, and start KICKING CANCER ASS!!

not that I won't ever be hurting, scared or sad, but
I know God is with me & HE can heal me.

Rich knows I have a new short hair do
but he has not seen it yet.
I put on makeup
Hope he likes it!!

Friday  Feb. 29th is my next chemo,
Tomorrow is steroids & water day!!


 my 2 daughters & my son & my great daughter in law
 SIX grandsons
shaving my head
pink hats
friend who a  make blue & brown hat
friend who make blue slippers
friends who send blue & brown slippers
cards in the mail
a husband who loves a bald wife
jazz music
chemo on 2/29
warmer weather coming
seeing a little red fox 

love to all of you,

Please sign my Guest Book on the right

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Touched by an Angel

my sweet BBFF Jan of Bold & Free
has something wonderful
dedicated to lil ole pink Deena
on her BLOG

It made me cry, cuz GOD will
make a way.

I foolish looked at statistics
for women to survive 5 years or
longer with Stage 4 Breast Cancer,
I say BULL..20%???
Well , I 'll be one of those 2 in 10!!
God WILL make a way.

Oh ..please sign my Guest Book on the right!!

lovingly, Deena


The face of Chemo

This picture was last Wednesday, 2/20/2008

The ones below are today

Day 18 & I still have hair.
It's so thin compared to
three days ago.

I am doing great, feeling good.
Looking forward to Treatment # 2 
this Friday 2/29
Leap Day, Sadie Hawkins Day!!

I took pics of the snow today too.

sharing some knowledge
DO NOT drink well water when going through chemo
DO NOT double dip in your make up, use disposable applicators & get NEW makeup

Joys today

 a new LOVELY snow
digital cameras
God is my comfort
the birds in the snow
being a webmistress
Rich got FIVE CD's by Rich Mullins @ the library for me
 my Mac Book with a built in cameras

please share your joys with us!!

carpe diem

A Sweet Friend

I have found just the sweetest friend, she even makes
chocolate candy!! I love her blog .
Go visit her, she's a breath of fresh air.
I'll be back later
I'm doing GOOD, despite the path towards
fondly, Deena

Monday, February 25, 2008


In the box that came from
my great blogging friends

*Susan, Mimi, Bonnie, Judy, Laura & Paula*

I had this one lovely gift
that the sender didn't give
her mailing address..

Please email me through my profile  if this was your gift.

UPDATE ..I got my answer!!

Thanks so much , Deena

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hair Yesterday & Gone Today

The BOYS ( Rich & Gary (his brother) are making jokes)
& I'm laughing so hard with them.
Hubby Rich on left, his OLDER brother Gary on right.

This was the sink yesterday after I carefully combed my hair.
I thought this was ALOT. 

Well, the joke is on me.
Here's the sink today, well yesterday was MILD.

 my JOYS today
hubby Rich  made coffee & served me in bed
hubby Rich  did the dishes & made breakfast for all us
it's warm out today, high to be 41 degrees
Nicole & Cole & Caleb are coming over
my infection is better on my tummy (aka faux belly button)
a new candle (Bath & Body Works) lilac blossom scented
PLEASE  share some of your JOYS
with us

Please sign my Guest Book on the right

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Blessing Like This, Must be Shared

I wanted to share this email with you from a cyber friend

I was so's an example

of God's love shone through others, which has been a WONDERFUL

blessing for me.


"I just wanted you to know the Lord brought you to mind this morning and I prayed for you. I prayed that you would learn to number your days and that you would find God faithful today. I prayed for your husband, too. I know my husband would be a mess in this situation, but would be strong for me.
I was driving dh to work early this morning (now that dd drives we do some creative car-sharing on days when she goes to college classes, *you know) and I was listening to Chris Tomlin's song that says:

Strength will rise as we wait upon the LordWe will wait upon the LordWe will wait upon the LordStrength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign foreverOur hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting GodThe everlasting GodYou do not faintYou won't grow wearyYou're the defender of the weakYou comfort those in needYou lift us up on wings like eagles

Strength will rise as we wait upon the LordWe will wait upon the LordWe will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign foreverOur hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting GodThe everlasting GodYou do not faintYou won't grow wearyYou're the defender of the weakYou comfort those in needYou lift us up on wings like eagles

Our God, You reign foreverOur hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting GodThe everlasting GodYou do not faintYou won't grow wearyYou're the defender of the weakYou comfort those in needYou lift us up on wings like eagles

I'm not a real feelings-oriented spiritual type of person, but this really struck me as something that is true that God wants you to remember, today.