Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Tuesday was turning out to be a good day. I had vowed
on Monday not to do work the next day. Rich even
made Monday's dinner.

At about 2 PM on Tuesday..I made iced tea, grabbed my current read
and went to the deck to do some reading. I reached to get my book
off the patio table after I'd gotten situtuated. My hand looked
a mile away. Things got a weird aura around them. I spoke out loud
to myself trying to figure what was going on.

I can't believe the gibberish I heard myself speaking. I was aware I was
thinking right, but not saying real words..and couldn't make a sentence.
I came in the house and hit the caller ID on our phone to get Rich.

He said ..if there was no caller ID on his cell he would never known
who it was . He kept asking me what was going on..I tried to respond
but the gibberish kept coming. He finally said to me he was calling
the ambulance. He was towns away.

I then called Nicole, my oldest daughter ..she YELLED at me. Thought I
was fooling around. I couldn't talk righ but finally told her Rich
called 911. She came right over, stayed with me until ambulance , fire and police

Long story short here , I was in the ER Triage from 3 PM to 1 AM
did blood tests, MRI and decide it was a T I A, mini stroke ..that comes, goes, and
heals itself.

So for now..a baby aspirin to thin my blood a bit,(doc says cancer and treatment can thicken your blood) & anti seizure med every day,
see a neosurgeon and my primary care doctor and my oncologist.

If anything like this happens again, I must get to the ER

Oh what a night!

Slept in today then my BFF brought lunch and I went to bed about 3 hours and
Rich came home. My head doesn't even hurt today.. Thank you God.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Winner is ....

won the Easter/500th post Gift Away
Thanks so all who posted.

Friday, March 19, 2010

We Have FIVE New Kittens

Here they are..2 all black, 1 striped, two black & white
Remy did so good. She had all 5 in about 4 hours, from
7.30 to 11.30 PM
It was amazing, no complications and all healthy.
My older daughter came over with her friend
Ashely and stayed for the births.

Even Rich was excitied!! It was an event
that needed little asisstance from us humans.

~~~~Click on the pictures to enlarge~~~
All in a pile sleeping

Here they are today, Remy is up and walking and acting
so spry. Jumping up on the desk where Mercedes
is on the computer. She seems to be happy . The babies
are she is out and about the house.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


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Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Warm Here. Time for a Gift Away

The days are lighter longer & the birds are singing.
Spring is near. I'll be posting s Gift Away to celebrate
Spring, Easter & my 500th post coming up soon.

I made these cute candy cups, filled them with rafia & a cute
prim rabbit I made.

Just comment below, add my banner to your blog
and follow me..Each gives you another chance for the Spring
& Easter Gift Away, be sure to let me know .

Let me know how I can reach you if you are the winner.
up is Saturday March 2oth.
(Oh celebrating my almost 500 th post!!!)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Face Book problems

I've shut my FaceBook down for now. Too many emails saying my password
has been changed. This is "phishing"

Here's one article on Face Book issues

There are many more articles.

So look for me here!!!
or on my Nature Blog

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Yesterday was a big day for our family.
My oldest daughter Nicole, was finally granted the
divorce she'd been seeking for three years.

I am not an advocate for divorce, but this
one was necessary. I do have two great
grandsons. Nicole and her boys are
moving today . They had been living
in a nice rental home, but the owner's
dad will be moving in..thus a new home was

My youngest daughter, Mercedes moved back home. Her
room mates parted when the lease was up. She decided after
three years of being on her own, she'd come back home for
awhile. We are going to explore further education & at
this time, Nursing sounds good. They are needed &
there will be a job for her when she's finished classes.

Mercedes has a sweet black cat Remy, who is pregnant, so we will have
kitties soon. I'm excited and Rich is being a good sport about the cats.

My fat cat, Mya is still pouting about sharing us with another
cat, but they seem to be adjusting.

Anyone have any advice on the birthing of kittens??
Not sure when she got pregnant..but had to be no sooner
than the first of 2010.

All this in one Spring is COMING.

Much to be thankful for.

My next MRI and Pet CT will be the first week of April.

Rich & I both have April birthdays. It is so hard to
believe I'll be 55 this year.. OMG I'm only 16 in my head.!!!

Hope you like the pictures today. I'll keep you up to date on the
arrival of the kitties. Let me know any hints you know about
birthing and how to know how close the birth is.

My daffodils are coming up fast

Mya and Remy

Remy wants to play

Remy's sweet little belly. She has that one spot of white fur.
She's as black as night and her fur is shiny~~

My fat cat, Mya

love to you all

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's Beginning to Look

alot like Spring . I noticed these tulips (& many more) yesterday.
They are in the front yard, so they will be deer food eventually.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I Am Thanking Our Lord

I awoke early today, the sun is shining, the snow is melting, the birds are
singing and I got the mail without a coat.YES, Spring IS coming.

I have a great atittude & feel good FINALLY. I think my honey hunk has
been quite concerned about my frame of mind. He'll be glad to see
my bright face again today. I'm no Super Woman, but I am most always happy.

I need to shake this feeling that I'm waiting to start my life again
without cancer. I must accept..I may have to live my life WITH cancer and just let God handle it. I have been hovering in the
"soon I'll be well" state for too long. I have much to do in this life yet.

I didn't go anywhere last week until Sunday when my BFF Marcia
came to get me. We had lunch at Panera's and then checked
out a new store here from the window. Closed on Sundays, we
knew that in advance.

Marcia & I came back to my house for iced tea, cookies & some chocolate.
I talked a lot, she listened, then she talked & I listened. It is
great to have her home. She'll be gone for a week to Arizona soon
but I can handle ONE week.

Thank you Lord for all the blessings you have given me.
My totally wonderful grown children, my "rockin" grandsons, a one in a million
awesome husband, the bestest BFF ever, our lovely home in the Singing Woods
Lord thanks for cancer as it has made me kinder and gentler & brought
many great friends to me.

it is well with my soul