Thursday, December 30, 2010

Valentine Swap

Laurie at Buttons & Lace is hosting a Valentine Swap


I have it on the right side of my blog too.
This should be fun.
I am in the mood to make something pretty & pink.

Rich and I are going to meet my mom & step dad
in Lincoln IL for a meal to celebrate the New Year.
May 2011 be a blessed year for everyone.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Oh Christmas Was Over With So Swiftly

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas. It was great to
have all the kids and grandsons here.
I didn't get any pictures.
This picture is my son Steve's boys.
They are awesome!!
I received some Bath and Body Works bath products from them.

Rich got me a coat..I really wanted one. It was justwhat I wanted, but
it didn't fit so it goes back to the store.
I don't have much luck with coats. I'm 5ft 2in.

Rich and I also got a Mac Pack, updating our software with Snow Leopard, I Works
& I Life . Now we have I Tunes 10 also. I just love Apple.

We had a great breakfast and ate all the food. My girls did the
cooking. I did the casserole , it was yummy.

Rich is out of town working Monday, Tues, Wednesday.
Last night the power was out from 11PM to 5AM.
It didn't get too cold here.

Friday, December 24, 2010




Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas List

I'd like these two and
a dishwasher. (instead of me) I don't like
dishes in the sink constantly

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just Wanted to Let You Know

My son and his family at the Bears game
on Sunday, Dec. 12th, 2010.
Starting (all faced forward) with my darling daughter in law , Andrea,
next grandson Joe, then Ernie..Andrea's dad.
Back row my son STEVE, then grandson Jon..last and tallest?? grandson

If you email me or post on my Face Book
if I don't answer you, it's because I forget usually.

If you call me and leave a voice mail and I don't
call you back it's because I forgot.

Sometimes I don't check the phone, I don't always get up until late in the day.
Don't think I'm avoiding anyone, just forgetful and some days, I'm
not in a good mood. Some days are just a bit too much for me.
I am not decorating this Christmas. I just don't have the energy.
I LOVE this season usually, but my body just wants to rest.
I must get into an energy exercise and stay in it.

I don't even feel like going to the mailbox.
That use to be the highlight of my day.

I'll be back to post before Christmas. May the season be merry and bright.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Shopping

Our shopping has been going well. Doing the online thing.
I finished almost everything today. It's so much better for me.
I got lists from all my family except
2 of my grandsons.

We were without a furnace for 4 days and 3 nights.
Not as bad as I expected..the temp has been in single
digits at night.

We now have a new furnace installed for heat tonight
and installation will be finished tomorrow.

I had a mammogram today and all is good !!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holidays, Ornament Swap

Our Thanksgiving was great . My daughter in law cooked for all of us. and it was great!!!
It was great to be with all the grandsons.

I have to do most my shopping my internet. Not going to do much decorating.
Too much work.

My headaches have been bad. Last night was a bad one.. but I'm better today .

I don't get out of bed until I feel I HAVE TO.

I'D love to do an ornament swap?? But I won't be able to head it up, if someone would arrange it I would love to be part of the group.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

My dear daughter in law is cooking
It will be great . I will cook a bit too.

Enjoy family

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just saying Hello

I called the neurosurgeon Monday and asked for an
MRI. I had a couple of seizures over the weekend
and was a bit concerned.

The MRI was the same results. no growth, no smaller.
So for now I'm going to relax and pray for results
from the last procedure.

Thanks for caring.
Bless all of you.

It's hard to get around and my friend Rhea
sat in the doc's office for THREE hours waiting with me.
That devoted to patients. I appreciate the care and

Monday, November 1, 2010

I know I can't drive

The last couple of weeks have not been great. I have had a few seizures and don't bounce
back quickly.

I will sleep all day and night. I know it scares Rich. I usually know it's coming and
I try to get somewhere safe.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

To the Oncologist

I had my 3 month follow up doctor appt. to my Pet/CT scan yesterday.

All but my brain is cancer free. See my onocologist in SIX months.

I had a seizure yesterday before I went to my oncologist. If we can just
get those brain tumors in control I could be WELL.

I go back for another MRI i 2 .5 months. We'll see then.

Life is still great here and I slept from Tues. at 2 PM to Weds. at 2 PM
now I am up to make Butter Nut Squash Soup.

love to all of you,
you walk with me

Monday, October 18, 2010

Oncologist Visit Tuesday

I have listed some things on eBay.

Tomorrow , Tuesday, I see my oncologist . If my BODY cancer is
still clear , she will put my on an every six month follow up,
instead of the every three month I have now.

Pray for everything to be clear in my body.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This and That

Gransons, Steven , John, Joe
Grandson, Joe

Grandsons Cole, Steven & Joe

My neurologist said no driving yet
See you in 6 months ..that makes it a year when I see
him again. I know he is right. I can't walk without
stumbling..I would NOT drive.

Well guess there is no need for a
nice red hot car.
Who would drive it??

My son, Steve and Grandson , Zachary

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My New Hair

My new hair style
I love it, all raggedy and free.
Just like me

It will be 3 years since my diagnosis on the 21st.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I love shoes.. a pair in each color please

I have a Pet/CT scan tomorrow
Thank heavens they call to remind you.

It's at noon. I am so glad Todd called. *the technician*

I had to ask Rhea for a last minute ride , takes about 20 minutes to drive there. He's bringing his Kindle. It takes about 2 hours for the test. . eeeeekkkkk

I know it will be fine..then I'm going to
a six month schedule ..instead of three months


I am making progress!!

I got my hair cut Saturday, new picture tomorrow

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Blog Has Been Referred to on Navigating Cancer

Rolling along, feeling good
and don't need an MRI for 3 months

We I go to my oncologist this month
she is going to change me from 3 month Pet Ct
to a 6 month schedule.. woo hoo

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Today on the Deck

I love how the trees & their turning leaves
reflect in the windows.

Now I know why the birds hit the
windows. They see trees. not a
reflection. They think they are flying through them.

It's lovely here!!


Iced Tea


New Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet from Brighton

Friday, October 1, 2010

ADULT CONTENT. Breast Cancer Warrior , Reality

For Breast Cancer Awareness
purposes ONLY..I have shared with you
on this journey
Please be kind if you make a comment and
know that I have lost many , too many to cancer
in September.

FEEL YOUR BREAST at once a month and
don't assume..if you notice anything ,call your doctor


Some one left a message through my message book.

so good bye to the pix.

Thanks for being a jerk JACK

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today is God's Gift, My Diagnosis was Oct. 2007

Every day when I step out of the shower
I see this plaque on the wall. My friend sent it
to me (she is dear and has helped me alot through
this cancer journey)
Today is God's Gift

I am glad I keep getting today.. I love my life mostly
although things have been difficult with my youngest
back home with 2 more cat


I was in Stage 4 already in Oct of 2007
after having a mammogram
in Oct. 2006
if you feel something
insist on a mammogram
no matter what age.
Girls in their 20' s are
more and more begin diagnosed with breast

CANCER ..One in Two Men
One in Three Women
We need a cure for all cancer.
Sept has seen so many cancer victims pass, I can tell
you 5 friends and relatives have passed this month
of cancer..

Pray for the world!! Miracles do happen.I am one!!

I fear I am not as sweet as I should be, especially to
hubby hunk. I just the house back, with just hubby, our
fat GOOD cat and me here

I had kids in the house for 35 years and just got the house back with
just us ..I like it. I'm selfish with my time with hubby.

Here's a picture of my mom and me at Cracker Barrel just outside
of Springfield IL. We had a great time, awesome step dad, Mary Jo me MOM
my brother Jeff, sis inlaw Lisa and nephew Ethan (13 yrs)
It's great to have family..

my dad and step mom and step brother are all deceased.

I just realized my mom LOVES me, silly of me not to know.
It feels great to have a MOM and such a great step dad..he is
a keeper like my Hunny Hunk..

A happy wife is a happy life..George said when I asked
him why he babies my cool guy, builds homes in
Springfield IL and they are AWESOME

I am not sure if this is what I signed up to do..but I am going to
blog my breasts..I think they want us to show them..Ford has (or did have)
a wall of breasts and I am on there..
You won't see my face..I invite all my Pink Friends to show your
scars and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month..October 1st is
the kick off..let's start a tradition..bring those boobies out of the
~~Celebrate we are Survivors~~

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Update, More Soon

With a hubby this good, 2 is better than one.

I wrote about the leaves burning and stopped my post
& went out , started a leave burn in my vented can..
I am WAY to OCD

Rich & me goofing off with I photo ..we are just a couple of kids
Rich calls me gigglypuss.

I have so much too share I may have to post more than once.
On the deck, enjoying my Nestle that keeps me peaceful.
The leaves are changing and falling. Is that why
Autumn is referred to as "Fall"??
I love this season, cool crisp air, leaves crackling under your feet,
the smell of burning leaves and moss.

Hello!! I am back from Steroid Hell!! It was WICKED.
I am on a low dose & hopefully totally weaned off
soon. I had Gamma Knife Surgery on 3 of the first batch
of my Brain Mets. (5).

They have been through Gamma Knife Surgery, Whole Brain Radiation & a second
Gamma Knife Surgery. Right now those tumors look the larger.. no smaller
but I will be getting another MRI soon, just to monitor any changes.

If these tumors don't decrease in size or start growing again, the next step
is Brain Surgery. Just drill where each tumor is , remove it & move on to 2
& 3. I'm all for that. Get rid of them & move on. I'd be in hospital for maybe
5 days, as one is a bit deep in. My balance is so off, I tumble from a
stooping position, I can't walk a straight line unless I am walking with
my arns at my sides. It's ok, I can deal .

My friends have to keep a close watch on me & my belongings. The 2nd
thing I did at the
"Fine Art Fair" at our river front, was lose my wallet with all my ID, cards, money,
insurance card EEEKKKK.

My BFFs Marcia & Michele ..Michele stayed with me, while Marcia scouted
the last place, I stopped .. It was there!!! They thought it was a little boys.. Teehee, I love it. The ladies at that table were
selling raffle tickets. No I didn't win, shoot.

I've more to post..check back .



Thursday, September 23, 2010

For the Love of Owls

Love it!! I read every word of this magazine
and it's a keeper!!

I received a gift of Owl Earrings and Necklace..silver
this week from a Blog Friend, I was DEEElighted.
thanks Nancy