Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just Saying Hello

Just a couple of Christmas creations
made by me!!

Hello all my faithful friends.
The funeral went well, it was so cold and windy.
Now mom & dad are together.  My family unit from
child hood is all gone.

I do have MY family & I treasure that
I have been so tired since the funeral & lots of nauseau..but I think
that is finally going.  Today I have a follow up with my Radiology doc... for the
brain radiation.  I had a BAD headache yesterday for about 5 hours, but after was gone.  I was kind of scared ..but seems it's okay.

I think we will travel to Springfield IL on Saturday to view
the Festival of Trees at the State Fair Grounds with my mom
and family.

I got Spring bulbs planted, just a bit of chamomile to get in the 
ground before it freezes up. We got a small flurry of snow this week. It was so pretty.
and also

I hope you have a great weekend. 


a touch of warm weather
deer in the yard
almost time to decorate for Christmas
Thanksgiving next week
God is Love
a friend who sends me e cards every day
& your joys??

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  1. good morning, dear friend,
    i hope the trip to the doctor today is good news.
    i love your joys ...
    and i love the hand-dids you made...
    and i love you!

  2. I'll be thinking of you today with your trip to the doctor's. Your joys are amazingly sweet to read about and your creations are gorgeous. You are so creative! Have a beautiful day...

    Angie in OH

  3. Beautiful Christmas creations, Deena - you are so clever! The Festival of Trees sounds like a lovely, fun thing to do. I always enjoy reading your joys, Deena. They're always a refreshing bit of positive, happy thoughts!
    XOXO Kathy

  4. Good Thursday morning to you, dearest Deena.

    Sorry to hear about the bouts of nausea and the headache.

    Hope that the appointment with the radiology doctor goes well today.

    *May your brain be free of tumors and of pain from here on out*

    You will be here, lovely Deena to see your bulbs bloom in the Spring :)

    The first snow of winter is always lovely, isn't it ? Brings the best of the holidays with it, that light frost, the trees looking so pretty with it...

    Have a good Thanksgiving next week with those you love.

    Infinite Love to you,
    Loving Annie

  5. Just saying "hello" back sweetie!!
    I hold you in my arms...I too have no childhood family left and it is a strange feeling...but as you said..we have "this" family we have created and we have the family of our friends and we really are blessed.

  6. Morning Deena, I love your creations, so cute.
    Your Dr appt will be just fine today we will except nothing else.
    Enjoy the festival of trees, sounds like fun. Big Hugs To You, Have a beautiful day.. Deb

  7. Sorry about your old bad headache but glad it went away. I hope your trip to see Doc is good and without needles! I missed you this week.

  8. You always inspire me. Thanks for a most remarkable attitude to wave at us blogger. Peace

  9. Dear Deena ~ Sorry about the headaches. I hope the doctor was of some help today in that regard.

    You are SO creative! I love the pics of your creations.

    Enjoy the snowflakes...We had some today...they looked like huge fluffy white feathers as they softly came from the sky.

    Sending hugs to you....Karen

  10. I love your primitives they are wonderful....... I am trying my hand at them this coming year..In fact I bought a lot of the old spools at a craft fair this summer and I sure would like a couple of tips how to mount the crows or santas or what ever I make on to those spools...! Tell me your secret!

    I pray that the Dr visit is good and I believe God for a good report!

    Love ya

  11. Deena,

    Funerals and saying goodbye are never pleasant. I'm glad that all went well.

    Enjoyed the photos. You have such talent for all the crafts. I was hoping to do some Christmas crafts but am not sure if I'm going to have time. Spending much of my time at the hospital with Aunt May.

    Blessings for today:

    Sunshine, a bit of snow, payday, seeing the grandsons, spending a bit of time with hubby.

    Hope the drs visit went well.

    I continue to pray for you.
    Blessings and hugs,

  12. Dear Miss Deena,

    I'm so sorry for all your sorrow and the fact that you are not feeling well in the midst of all of it. I am praying for you every day, and I pray that you would have a good day in the Lord. He is our Rock and our Salvation. He is such a gracious and merciful God. We are so undeserving... and yet, He loves us with such a pure and strong love... it makes it hard to resist, don't you think?

    I am blessed every time I read your blog. I am shameful for the times I feel sorry for myself when I read of your daily physical struggles. You are teaching me, even though you may not know it. Thank you for your sweet spirit.

    Take time for yourself over the next few days, be good to you. Enjoy the time with those you love and call your own. Rest in His loving arms and may you feel His hugs.

    Penny Sue

  13. Deena, love the primitive bird, so happy your headache is gone. Enjoy the Christmas lights.
    Had my needle biopsy yesterday, piece of cake. Won't know anything until Monday.
    If you would email your address I have something to send you

    love Katie

  14. Good Morning...

    Love your little snowman...very cute.
    Hope your feeling better and that headache goes away.

    sending prayers and a hug,


  15. Hugs and lots of healing, loving thoughts always going your way, Deena. Take care. Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs, Trudy

  16. Deena, your Christmas creations are beautiful.I hope your Doctors appointment went as well as you hoped and I am so glad that you will be going to see The Festival of Trees where you are.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  17. Hi Deena, you always seem to put a smile on my face when things aren't worth smiling about. I do hope your visit was good news. Oh how I wish we would get snow here. The one time we did, my friend was on the plane to meet me in New Orleans and their flights were cancelled because of 1 inch of snow. Oh the Festival of Trees--we have them here in an Acadian Village and I got to see the trees in Washington last year. But as you know now, I have my own Festival of Trees in my house. Love the things you created and wish I had kept mine for you. Wishing you and yours a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving. Luv Ya, Pat

  18. Sending you a hug. I'm hoping your dr visit goes well and that the headache was nothing. I understand the scary feelings. You are a brave woman, this I know.

  19. I love your little handdids. You creative woman, you. Sally

  20. Hi Deena,
    I don't think I have left you a message since your stepmom died. I hope you are feeling better by this evening as I write this. The Festival of the Trees sounds beautiful, maybe we'll see it when we head to Illinois in a few weeks. Please know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

    I love your Christmas creations.


  21. hello dear deena....hoping all went well today with the dr's visit...has been so hectic around here (but blessed)...but want you to know you are always in my thoughts and prayers....

  22. I am so hoping you got some good news from your last doctors visit...when you can, let us know, sweetie....

  23. I even like the word hand-dids. It's so sweet, just like the little items. Hope you're feeling well enough to have a nice weekend.

  24. Ok ... I am getting emotional here...

    Not only are you dealing with the loss of a family member ... still recovering from all your trauma.... but on top of that you find the time and the strength to make Christmas goodies for your website..

    You inspire me.. strengthen me... you show grace... dignity ...courage... you are my rock...

    All I had was foot surgery and I cant hold a candle to you....




  25. Dear Miss Deena,

    There was one thing I had wanted to share with you in my last comment, but completely forgot it. But I remember a precious family friend and pastor (who actually married my parents in 1953) in a sermon he was teaching. He said "with the death of a believer we know and love, heaven becomes even more precious to us". He went on to share the idea that this world is not our permenent home, and as our family members go one before us, we feel lonlier somehow... and the yearning to want to be with them becomes stronger as we grow older. But, sister, that is how it is supposed to be. We will be reunited with our loved ones in heaven and NEVER have to say goodbye again. Isn't the just spin tingling! I have lost many family members in my young life... and I miss them so much. But they are where they are eternally meant to be. It's me who's misplaced and a misfit. I don't belong HERE. I belong there. What a precious promise. To be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord. Amen!

    Oh, and the pastor I spoke of. I was named (my middle name) after his wife's first name. They both continued in their ministry well into their 80's. They passed away within 6 weeks of each other.

    Hugs to you sweet Deena,
    Penny Sue

  26. Wow! Gorgeous Christmas creations. So pretty. I think The Festival of Trees will be something fun to do and see. Take your camera, okay?

    Hugs sweet friend!

  27. I love your hand-dids too. Your blog is a wonderful place to visit. Love, Debra

  28. Sorry to hear about the death of your mother. You are going through a lot. I do hope the doctor brings good news. I love to see how you still have the strength to create, that's inspiration to all of us. Especially because they are so beautiful! Take care and enjoy your weekend!

  29. Always an inspiring time when I stop by. Hoping your weekend is healing in many ways for you and your family.

  30. just wanted to say GOOD SUNDAY MORNING.....
    blessings, bj


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