Sunday, May 29, 2011

An Up Date

My husband was diagnosed with leukemia the fist diagnose was a very aggressive kind and they were going to attack it and made sure his body could take it.( in the hospital for 4-6weeks). Not good and I fell apart. The bone marrow biopsy was not right so they did 2 more. Then 24 hours later all that we were told changed.( I believe because of prayer) While he still has leukemia it is a less aggressive kind and did not require the stay or the aggressive treatment. But they also found a very rare bone issue that has never been seen with Leukemia. So they sent him home with lots of pills. They said that we would treat the leukemia first and deal with the other later. When they figure out how. Our first appointment was not that good all the pills needed to be increased and we were told it was a process. I passed the Doctor the paperwork to sign so I could take a family leave to be home. He looked me straight in the eye and said" No I want you both to get back to what normal is now. This is the worse he will feel and you can not wait to live life." My husband has lost a lot of weight and is weak but after the doctor said that we both said he is right, do what you can and take a nap when you can't. So a very long story short we got back to life. On Saturday we went to a couple of yard sales, went for coffee and a danish and had our first fire in our fire pit. And he napped.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 We toasted marshmallows and talked of the future.
 We went to a family BBQ and saw Miss Baby. Who when she woke up couldn't figure out how she got behind the bug net.
 I dug out my left over worms and made a chair seat pattern for a couple of bar stools we bought.( Before I couldn't bring myself to hook, read or think.)
We watched a movie and he napped. I am so pleased to say we got back to life while not easy it is our normal. I am so overwhelmed with your prayers they are being heard. please continue to keep him in your prayers he will need them to get back to normal. What ever that will be.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Well my sweet blog friends your prayers are being heard we have had some good news but the road is long. My dear friend Priscilla came over early one morning with coffee and muffins, in her hand was this Tibetan prayer flag that had been blessed by a Tibetan Monk. It was given to her as a gift she felt I could use it. She was so right it is my favorite thing in the whole world. When the wind blows the flags prayers are sent in the wind. I look at that flag all the time. The weather has warmed up and we are on the porch alot. I could sit for hours and watch that flag send prayers. 

 My gardens are growing in spite of being neglected.
Since my husband's illness we have been blessed with the support of so many people and a wonderful trend has begun when we receive phone calls there are "I love you" at the end from close family and friends where that was never said before. Hugs and visits, comfortable talks on the porch, time made to show their support and caring. None of this cost a dime but it is worth more than any amount of money could buy. So my sweet friends keep up the prayers the road is long. For today call someone, make time to visit, a hug or a smile could make someones day. I have read your comments over and over. I have also read your blogs to keep up and to make sure everyone is safe from the storms. Have a safe holiday.

Friday, May 20, 2011

please keep praying.

We have had a bit of good news today while he still has a fight I will take every bit of good news I can.
My heart is so full from all of your wonderful comments. I read them over and over when he is sleeping and I need to be super quiet. They have made me cry and have given me strength. The support from my work, family, friends and the community has overwhelmed us both. I believe in my heart that the bit of good news came as a result of all the prayers echoing in heaven for him. Please keep him in your prayers

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thank You

We didn't get the news we were hoping for but we will take one day at a time. I will read and read your wonderful messages. please keep up the prayers and good thoughts we need them very much right now.

Your Prayers Are Needed

My sweet blogging friends I need you most powerful prayers. My husband of 35 years is in for the fight of his life. We are still in the process of answers and how to fight but a fight it will be. I will not be posting much but I will be reading your blogs to escape a bit. and of course I will be reading emails and comments. This was taken Sat. and it shows pure love I just love this picture.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Rub Away Winner

summer is on its way yeah! My grape Hyacinths are so pretty and I have several clumps.
 My tulips the squirrels are leaving alone for the minute.
 My thrift find for today was a bag of cookie cutters for 50 cents. I have picked out a few of the favorites but that pig stole my heart. I just love him. they are resting on a book called recipes from the dump, great title isn't it? I have not read it yet but will let you know how I like it.

 I had a lot of right answers to the stainless steel bar. Yes it is used to rub away bad smells from your hands like onion and garlic. Not sure about lobster but when I get some lobster I will give it a try.
 So the winner of the primitive cat is kim at touch of nostalgia email me your information and I will get this sweet cat in the mail.
Because we were so sick for Easter, this Sunday is our make-up Easter. Lots going on. Miss Baby will be spending her first night at Grammies and the whole extended family on Sunday. we will be having the egg hunt and all. The neighbors will think we have really lost it. with the Halloween items in the big window scaring off robins and an Easter egg hunt close to memorial day.
The trees are lime green with the promise of summer to come. I just love this time of year. I hope you are all high and dry, and safe. Thank you for so many responses to the rub away. I got a few emails from new people I would love to respond to let me know if you have a blog.
See you after Easter Make-up with lots of Miss Baby pictures in case you want to avoid the next post:0) 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

This is my sadie she had a couple of days of not feeling very well. She seems to be fine now so not sure what it was. she is 17 so I worry about her. She is looking over her kingdom and watching for those damn squirrels.                                                                                                                                            
 We got to see Miss Baby today and she gave her gramie a few things for mothers day. I love her expression in the dress. Do you think she will prefer jeans and a t-shirt?
 During prom and wedding season my husband drives limo part time. Tonight he is off to a prom so at the thrift store I got a movie to watch and some magazines to read. Who doesn't love an affair to remember?
 I also got this, does any one have a clue to what it is? No one at the thrift store knew but I bet you bloggers know. This is my 200th post so if you know what it is leave it in your comment and I will draw a winner on Wed. for.....
 The cat in the middle. This is my haul from the dump today on the way home from Miss Baby. Good stuff!
So tell me what the stainless steel item is and you could win this very sweet primitive kitty.
I had a busy day some planting and some cleaning so I am off to take a nice shower and get a box of tissues to watch my new movie. I hope your mother's day is a good one.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it....Mark Twain(1835-1910)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

From Weird to Wonderful

Before I left for my hooking weekend my tulips were all pink buds. I told my husband that when I get home they should be all open and beautiful. well this is what I found, yep just the stem. we had no idea what happened or what did it.  So I googled it SQUIRRELS did it. they love tulip blooms! But not daffodils so I will never plant tulips again! Oh I am so mad! Then my husband put all the screens in and found blood on a windowsill 2 stories up. I had no idea what it was from and it was a bit creepy. I was putting things in the spare bedroom closet and I hear bang, bang, bang. I look and there is a robin repeatedly flying into a large half round window that is at the peak of our house. I try to scare him or her away but no luck it kept coming back and doing the same thing. I google again. The robin sees it's reflection and thinks its another bird and is trying to scare it away or fight it. and it will kill itself doing this yikes. So what to do all I have is halloween things to put in the window an owl, pumpkin, and a witch. No more robin, I think he thought it was halloween and flew south:) God knows what my neighbors think when they walk by.                                                                                                
 This is a dump find. She looks like a good hardy farm wife I just couldn't leave her in the dump.
 Thrift store 2 real pasymina's a dollar each.
 I also got some new chairs for the porch. There is a set of two I love them so comfy and from a resale shop. The watering can is holding 3 new kid tools I got at the hook in. They go nicely with the rest of my collection.
 In my antique travels I found 2 pieces of the pottery I am collecting. this a good size casserole and I got a little shell dish that would make a great soap dish.
Here is the rug I am working on. It is small but for some reason I hate it. I have pulled more wool out of this than I have in all the rugs I have ever hooked. I just am not feeling what I have done. First I hate the tan house out it comes. I am open for suggestions. I am thinking maybe it is the smaller cut.
Well I am long winded tonight so I will close with a quote: I really didn't say everything I said.  Yogi Berra

Sunday, May 1, 2011

One is Silver The Other is Gold

I am home from the hook-in. It was so much fun and I made a new friend. on the left is my long time friend Priscilla and the on the right is courtney. She is a blog friend that I got to meet at the hook-in. she sat with us, I enjoyed meeting her we all became comfortable as long time friends.                            
 Here are a few rugs from the show. the oak leaf runner won second place.
 and here is another one. I will show more next post.
 When I got home I had a box waiting for me. My husband followed me around and kept saying did you see the box you got? He couldn't wait for me to open it. I won Shara's give away! yahoo! As you can see it was full of the most wonderful goodies. And as you all know we are having a make-up Easter because we were so sick and it has all kinds of Easter goodies. and Necco waffers as you can see I tasted them to make sure they were good:) Shara's kitties must of been near the box because Sadie was sure there was a cat in that box.                                                       
My dump find for Friday was this cool wagon it has all the sides it just needs a little TLC. Can't you just see this filled with flowers? Oh and Courtney found out I wasn't the only one picking the dump. My friend was telling her of a little stool find she hooked a mat for:)
I have a lot more to share. Lots of antiquing, dinner with friends, and amazing rugs.
I am sharing the recipe for the Marbled Banana Bars I wrote about in the last post.

1 cup of sugar
1/2cup of soft butter
1 1/2 cup mashed banana
1 egg
1tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cococa

combine sugar and butter, add bananas, egg, and vanilla mix well
add flour baking soda and powder, and salt beat on low until well mixed
Drop 1 1/2 cup batter by spoonfuls onto greased pan 13x9 to remaining batter add cocoa mix well you can add choc chips if you want. drop by spoon fulls over orginial banana take a knife and swirl (don't over swirl)
bake from 20-25 min in a 350degree oven

Well my friends I have to go grocery shopping if I want coffee in the morning and I do want COFFEE
have a great week.