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

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  1. Hi! Sorry your sick! How great that you body is able to fight this illness!! Love the pic of the girl and her kitty! Rest, rest, rest! :)

  2. My impression of Deena doing Martha Stewart "Tis a Good Thing"! LOL! I am so happy that your fever is down and you are better. You are wise to stay home and rest today, get yourself well after your cold. I love your joy list today. How absolutely darling that your son said he loved you and that your cute! It sounds like you have a great relationship with him and all your kids.

    I like you Deena!

    Love Sharon

  3. good morning deena,...happy to hear you are on the mend....wonderful joys!

    new day
    doors already open this morning
    lovely breeze
    hubby already made coffee
    grandbabies visiting today

    hope you have a restful, beautiful day,
    love and prayers,

  4. So glad you are starting to feel better! Praying as always...

  5. Sometimes we just need to remember the verse "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD". Rest up sweets, glad you are better and that Rich has been able to go back to work.

    LeAnn :)

  6. glad to know u r better... take care...i liked the sandals u got for yourslef.damn cute.....

    chikku :)

  7. glad to know u r better... take care...i liked the sandals u got for yourslef.damn cute.....

    chikku :)

  8. I am thankful...

    that I'm a child of God
    for my husband
    for my supportive family
    for the sun, moon and stars and this beautiful planet we live on

    I'm thankful you are feeling better and wish you continued recovery and strength.

    Hugs! Nancy

  9. Deena:
    I hope you are snuggled up with your kitty and napping well.
    My joys:
    family (always)
    my blog friends

  10. Hi Deena, I am here from Mary's and wanted to say I am glad to see you are feeling a little better today. Sorry you came dowm with this junk that is going around!! You sure didn't need that!Love and Hugs, Grams

  11. Hello Deena. Glad you're feeling better today and that your body is fighting back. Your hat is lovely, and it really suits you.

    Take care

    Lots of love and hugs

    Kim x

  12. Deena, happy to hear your fever is down. Rest my dear friend. If I had a white cell count in my body I would be in the hospital right now, but I know that you need it to fight, where as mine would be a sign of an infection.
    I will be thinking of you while you rest and praying for you.
    "Let go and Let God. Go unto Him and He will give you rest. Love and Hugs, Pat

  13. Deena so happy to hear your fever is down and that today has been a better day for you.

  14. Hang in there Deena! You are an inspiration! Keep up those JOYS!

    Mine today:
    Knowing my mom is still here with me.
    Feeling the sun on my face outside
    Seeing my beautiful dogs
    Finally having dusted my dresser top
    Seeing my son working outdoors and being helpful to his dad
    Being able to blog...and read blogs like yours!

  15. I'm glad you are feeling a little better, Deena, and I pray that you will be feeling even better by the time you read this.

    Love and Prayers,

  16. I thought about you a great deal as soon as I got home I checked in to see if you had posted...I was soooo relieved to see that your fever had gone down...and Rich was able to go back to work...
    good idea you have to stay in bed again today...
    wonderful hearing from all three of your kids...
    I hold you in my heart and I pray for you every day...

  17. I think it is an awesome sign that your body is able to kick this virus right in the butt. Way to go, girlfriend. I pray you will feel even better tomorrow.
    hugs, bj

  18. Dearest Deena,

    I love the way that you share your joys with us. Here are mine for today.

    1. Knowing that your fever is gone and that you are feeling better.

    2. Having YOU for my friend.

    3. Spending time with the boys... they are off on March Break.

    4. Getting out in the lovely sunshine.

    5. Seeing Brandon blossom in having empathy for others.

    6. Knowing that God knows everything about me. He knows my heart and blesses me daily.

    Love and hugs,

  19. Deena,
    So sorry your not feeling well. Rest and get rid of that fever. Enjoy that soft, satin pillowcase! I will be thinking of you and keep you close in my prayers.

    My joys today:

    1. Staying home from work and spending time with my daughter (she is not feeling well, but it was nice having alone time with my youngest)

    2. painting my youngest toenails

    3. Taking my dog out for a walk, sun shining and seeing the ducks out on the lake.

    4. Seeing my oldest all excited about her school play opening tomorrow.

    5. Sneaking some cuddling time, with my husband.

    6. My husband buying me a Dove, dark chocolate bar, as a treat.

    Take good care of yourself!


  20. Deena, I'm so happy you are feeling better, able to get up and post to your blog is a very good sign. I am grateful for:

    My dear hubby, who takes such good care of me in every way..
    The sunshine today,
    My sweet kitties,
    A call from my daughter who lives in California
    The birds I hear singing outside..
    a sure sign of Spring
    and I'm especially grateful that
    you are feeling better today.


  21. Hi Deena.
    You are in my prayers.

  22. Will pray for you at Mass tomorrow.
    God love you.

  23. Joys:
    Talking with our son Shawn tonight
    Stef & Erica wanting to go to church with us again this Sunday
    My husband finding a military certificate he needs
    Today's sunshine & warmth
    Going to breakfast with my husband this morning
    Leftovers for dinner
    Homemade cornbread & butter

    Knowing you had a better day today

  24. Deena I'm so glad the fever is down and you are feeling a little better!Stay warm and snuggly with kitty at your side for company and sleep away and we hope you wake feeling even better!Love and Blessings for your speedy recovery,from Kathyann and the girls

  25. I'm so happy that you're feeling better - good enough to watch Dr. Phil anyway;)
    Blessings...........the last thing I think of before I go to sleep at night - my blessings.

    My health - as bad as it is, it could always be worse
    my faith
    my family
    the weather - it's balmy and just right for a ride in my convertible
    birds chirping
    my gift of art
    my f.c.a. kids
    road trips
    leg braces
    my doctors
    sleeping all night *sometimes*

    those are some specific ones for today and some that are every day:)

    i am so glad that we've become friends.
    i really, really am.

    need your mailing address if i might. i promise i'm not a stalker.

    xoxo, jan

  26. good night, deena....hope the day was kind to you!

  27. So glad you are feeling a little better - hope tomorrow you'll be a lot better sweetie. Sounds like Rich shared his bug with you - so sorry. Take care - we're thinking of you and sending more joys.

  28. Glad you are fighting this bug. It's going around our house too. Lots of rest....and TLC which you have in abundance!

  29. Deena so happy to hear that you are feeling are such a inspiration to many ..hugs NG

  30. Praying you beat this quickly and can have lots of sweet jam !! :) lets see, The thing I am thankful for is all of the people that God has brought into my life to love, :)That is what I am most grateful for, after my salvation, of course. :)

  31. Hello Sweet Deena, I am so glad you are feeling a little better:) Toast and strawberry jam really does help. Glad Hubby is feeling better,so you can get a cuddle. Your animals know when you do not feel well and just rest by your side:) Soft Hugs and Prayers, Mary

  32. Joys
    Once again waking up and reading your blog, which I believe God led me to, and remembering to count my many, many blessings that i overlook daily.
    my health
    my 3 incredible children who believe in our Lord!
    my husband, who has to step up and do some of my "jobs" since I am taking a couple of classes
    power of prayer

    Have a blessed day full of continued health. Thanks again!

  33. Keeping you in my thoughts. I'm so glad your blood count is good.

  34. Praying... because our Father says our feverant prayer avail much. Humbled... because you're thankful. Love you much. Blesings each day... Polly

  35. Dearest Deena - thinking of you and sending love today, can you feel it? With love, Esther

  36. So glad you are feeling better!!
    yesterday it was raining!! cloudy today..but I see ground!! It may be brown but Iam okay with that!!
    Snuggle in and rest Deena!! hugs!!!

  37. Hi Deena, glad that you are feeling better. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  38. Deena, I come every day to check on you, and I always pray for you, night and day! My joys today? YOU! You are such an inspiration to me, and I thank God for that. Do you have any idea as to how many lives you have changed here? Mine has! Some people come into our lives and quickly go, and we hardly notice or remember. Others (like you, Deena) come into our lives, trample on our hearts, leaving forever footprints there, and we are never the same again!
    Love you! Cora

  39. Happy Friday, Deena!! Making my usual stop to check on you this morning...and passing on to you an award given to me!! I know you are fondly awarded by many, so don't feel you have to pass it on. But I could not leave you out when thinking of those that inspire me and make me happy hear in blogland!! You are such an inspiration to all of us!! We love you, pray for you every day and night, and send out healing energies to you!! Hope you are resting, and finding peace in the day. Hugs, Trudy

  40. Deena..just rest and relax, enyoy the quiet, watch tv, read a good book and get feeling better soon. Sharon K

  41. I love your thankful attitude. I get blessed visiting you. I'm thankful you are resting and feeling a bit better, and that your fever is down.

    I'm thankful for my healthy body and four children and wonderful husband.

    Bless you and have a happy Friday.

  42. Deena,

    I'm glad you are feeling better. You have a beautiful blog!

    My family is my joy!

    Take care. :-)


  43. It's a little after 9 on Fri. night. Just peeking in to see how you are feeling and praying you feel much better for the weekend.
    Hugs, bj

  44. I'm sorry to hear that you have that cancer,I lost my gramma to it in the 80'sYou are in my prayers.

  45. hoping you had a good day, deena....restful and sweet...
    sleep well,
    love and prayers,

  46. Sending a big hug your way. Did you catch it? Praying for you.

  47. Good morning Deena,
    I prayed for you this morning!

  48. Hello My Dear Deena,

    I am happy your fever has broke. That is such good news. Just wanted to let you know I think about you and pray for you daily. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. I love you in your hat, you are a cutie pie! Keep smiling, it looks good on you!


  49. just tiptoe-ing by to say good morning and that i hope this day is much better than yesterday.....
    hugs, bj

  50. praying for you this evening that you will be able to eat a good dinner...and rest good tonight...

  51. No one ever said this fight was going to be easy, you already know that.But a fight it is and you will draw your strength from wherever you find joy!
    You will wish for a beautiful garden, starlit evenings and summer breezes.You WILL defy the odds.You also must eat, drink and rest.So for now I bid you adieu.
    xo Susan

  52. Just checking in on you sweet Deena. You are amazing, to find so many joys. Steve's comment was darling. May the clean bed linens and new satin pillowcase give you a restful night's sleep after you turn the tv off, and tomorrow be a good one :)
    *Love and Light*

  53. Hi Deena, thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. I've very much enjoyed reading about you, so glad you're feeling a little better today. What a wonderful outlook you have on life, you must be one very strong lady!! You're in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to visiting you often.

  54. Some think they have it all, health, wealth and covers of magazines. But darlin, I tell you this, the woman who has children who call...she is the one who has it all!

    Love is all there is. Someday when you get there (and it won't be soon)'re gonna hear, "Mother, wife, friend, come here, my good and faithful servant."
    church/saints and haints

  55. busy day today, deena...but just stopping by to say hello and hope you had a blessed day.
    sleep well,
    love and prayers,

  56. Hi Missy! I hope you are feeling better! Just rest, rest, rest! You have a lovely list of thankful things. Doogie sends his little doggie love to you! woof woof!


  57. You are an inspiration. Please know I know what you are going thru somewhat having been diagnosed with Leukemia. Just finished 7 treatment of expected 8.
    Dr. said I was ok...I am still fatiqued, take GammaGard (a 10 hr ordeal in hospital one x a month) which helps in the energy level. No, no one has the same experience but all relate somewhat to your tiredness, "just as soon stay in bed" that we all feel. Hang in there Deena. I am not a blogger YET but love to read yourS AND others thanks to my special friend, bj --sweet nothings. She is a lovely hoot.
    Annette in Arkansas

  58. You are an inspiration. Please know I know what you are going thru somewhat having been diagnosed with Leukemia. Just finished 7 treatment of expected 8.
    Dr. said I was ok...I am still fatiqued, take GammaGard (a 10 hr ordeal in hospital one x a month) which helps in the energy level. No, no one has the same experience but all relate somewhat to your tiredness, "just as soon stay in bed" that we all feel. Hang in there Deena. I am not a blogger YET but love to read yourS AND others thanks to my special friend, bj --sweet nothings. She is a lovely hoot.
    Annette in Arkansas


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