Friday, July 31, 2009

Me at Five

for no reason except to show
no teeth & freckles can
be cute . Me at 5. That's hubby's
silouhette at 6years old.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hunter is in Seattle

Read his update

Please continue to pray for him..



a new Aveeno shampoo

seeing my grandson's yesterday & Tuesday

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Friend Dena

Dena of Swaddle Cottage, wrote this last year. She has a new blog..Word Pies.. filled with her writing, I hope you'll visit her
This is for all the ladies in pink


She heard the doctors
Her spine stiffened
Her resolve formed
So what..?
She ties on a pink bandana
And manages her mascara
Her smile like magic in the mirror
So strong
There’s little left of her hair
But it will come in thicker
She focuses on that
So positive
Her appetite is minimal
Yet she manages family meals
Even if she can’t always cook
So diligent
There’s pain
Sometimes too much
She rarely complains
So brave
We watch her fight
Marvel at her strength
And we all know she’s
So pretty…
In pink

I know that your schedule is busy and I am thankful that you have taken the time to read this. If it moved you at all, please take one second more and click this link. It is a free and easy way to lend support. Every click helps to fund mammograms for those in need.

The Breast Cancer Site


P.S., I'll trade your comment for a click ;)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Taking a Break from Cancer

I need to take a break from cancer.
I am free to do so for 3 months next follow up.

I will post on things other than me.

I am at odds with my new self & the changes in
my brain
& need to figure out where I go next.

thanks for being so supportive..I could not have gotten here without all the prayers.


I kicked Stage 4 cancer in the butt for now

an upcoming Autumn trip..details soon

Friday, July 17, 2009

It's All Good

I had my MRI and Pet/CT scan last week.
Today was my follow up with my
oncologist. My blood sugar continues to be low
it was 60 EAT she says..
I still have a bit of cancer on my
9th right rib..but tis ok.

No new cancer in my body..nor in my brain.
It's all good
Hubby has planned a trip..details to come
so, I'm all good.

Today my youngest Mercedes is 20!!!

**Hunter is back home today, not sure when the marrow transplant will be.
thanks so much for your prayers**

Keep praying.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hunter is in Hospital

Hunter developed a fever and he is now in the hospital in California.

The marrow transplant is coming up next week and he needs to get better for that. Please pray the doctors find the source of infection and can get it treated. The Donor is ready and
the Seattle hospital is also.

Here's a picture with his new haircut..and his baby sis , Harper.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Prayer Please for My BFF's grandson

My BFF Marcia is leaving for a trip to California. Her grandbabes and son live there.
Grandson Hunter just turned 2 years old. Here he is , celebrating at Disney Land .
Hunter was diagnosed with a rare immuno-deficiency disease, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, in August of 2008.
He is scheduled to go to Seattle July 21st for a bone marrow transplant. He'll be in the hospital for 6 months after the procedure.

Would you PLEASE pray for Hunter and his family..a bone marrow transplant is soooooo hard for the receiver of the marrow.

I sure will miss My she will be staying to help with Harper, Hunter's baby sister. I won't see her until October.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Independence Day

Thanks to our Founding Fathers for
their bravery & values in establishing
"One Nation, under God, with Liberty & Justice For All"

Love to all my friends,


Being "Born in the USA"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

An " About Me" Question & Answer

Hello, Dear Friend, It was fun reading about the things you have done. I'd like to know how you got to be a computer wiz? And, were you always artistic-and how long you've been selling your wares...and most important-what is your very favoritist of all flower?

This is from one of my Best Blog Friends...I just love her. So here's my answer

I am NOT a computer wiz..but what I know..I learned by doing ..with a bit of help here and there. I am the kind who can be shown once and usually able to do from there on.

I've always been long as I can remember. As a kid, I was always making something
with found things..writing strories and loving the garden.

My favorite thing was a rooster and a hen cut from plywood..and all types of seeds (ie: corn, dried beans etc) as feathers. We did those in Vacation Bible School when I was maybe 9. I wish I still had those. I remember them hanging in the kitchen at my parents house.
(see an example above)

I've been selling my creations since 2000, not very long

I'd have to say a lovely old rose & peonies are my favorite flower, although I love so many others.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just a Bit About Me

Part One

I love most music

System of a Down
Pearl Jam
Smashing Pumpkins
Green Day

Harry Connick Jr.
Cold Play
Boney James
Norah Jones

Earth Wind & Fire
Luther Vandross
Rick James

50 cent
Black Eyed Peas
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Third Day
Mercy Me
Casting Crowns

and all classical

I don't care for today's country music, but
do love Johhny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., Marty Robbins.
(my dad them & I grew up listening to it)

My favorite shows on TV

Madmen (I love this show) on AMC.. new episodes in August (season 3)
Law and Order, Law & Order CI , Law & Order SVU

My favorite recent Movies

The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

My Views

I'm a Conservative Republican
A member of The Methodist Church

My Jobs

In high school I was a babysitter &
I worked in a retail store.

I worked in a bank for a year as a messenger & in the Proof Dept
at The First National Bank of Peoria.

I then worked as a teller at First National Bank of East Peoria in the early 1970's
, for about 5 years
Got my Real Estate license , worked for a Real Estate company till 1979, when the
economy so bad ..I needed to get a job with regular income so
I went back to The First National Bank of Peoria in 1979
and continued at this bank as a Teller, Collection Teller,
Teller Supervisor, Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Manager & AVP,
& Regional Manager & VP...for a total of 21 years

In 2000 I worked as Executive Director at East Bluff Housing
in Peoria, for a year.

In 2001 , with a surgery right after 9/11 we decide to try
me staying home. It worked ..I love it.

If you follow my'll know I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer
in Oct. of 2007.

More to come..if you have any questions you'd like to ask
let me know..

I am more than this..but I know I love to be I thought I'd share.