Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

The hospital is full of all kinds of goblins and ghosts. Really medical staff disguised.
I brought my camera but no cord so pictures next week.
David still doing well I thank God for that 2 1/2 days of chemo 1 1/2 to before transplant.
I want to thank you for all of your wonderful comments I read them over and over while he is sleeping. (I can't even focus on the book I brought to read.)
Have a safe Halloween and don't eat to much candy

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Husband Update

David was admitted on Wed for transplant. So far so good, he does get into the hard stuff this week.
So I am in Boston for the week. His spirit is good and we are all very proud of him.
Of course we are expecting snow! tonight and tomorrow. Boston area 2-4" but at home a foot or more.
Everyone is freaked out about the snow. But major melting should take place this week. I am not driving in the city I can walk to the hospital so I am fine. Speaking of City while Boston can be beautiful I am a country girl I do not like the fast pace of the city I like the quiet of the country. I am looking forward to getting him back home.
Keep him in your prayers and thank you so much for your uplifting comments they are read over and over.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bitter Sweet

This is the tree in my header. It has lots of little berries the birds eat most of the winter.
 This is a close up of the berries such a pretty fall color.
 On Friday night we had a fire, we had weeded out a lot of personal paperwork that we didn't want to just throw away. So we made it a celebration of pizza and wine.
 Today we had a visit from Miss Baby we will not be able to hold her for a few months but will skype her daily. She is so fun she makes us laugh all the time. We also saw our sweet daughter and her wonderful husband. Tears at good bye as David goes in for his 4 week hospital stay on Wed.
We also got a wonderful visit from very close friends. This has been a little like a wonderful life. He is being told how much he matters in people's lives and how much he is loved.
Since David can not leave his room for 4 weeks we have been trying to think of things to keep him busy.
I down loaded the trial version of angry birds thinking that David would just love it. And then I would buy the rest of the game. Welllll I love it and I will not down load it into my computer because that is all I would do for sure.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been......Mark Twain
I hope your week is filled with smiles!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Own Back Yard

Last Sunday we went to see Miss Baby on the way home we stopped at a little turn out that we have driven past a thousand times. As you can see our foliage is just about gone. That peak is Mr chocoura.                                   
 Why we have never stopped before is beyond me sometimes we take our own back yard for granted.
 this is the wooden bridge we stood on to take the pictures.
 Such pretty wood work.
My daughter and I made a trade. I gave her a treadmill and she gave me a gate leg table. I got the better deal!
 I know I have shown this mat before but it is all I have out for Halloween. our decorations are sparse this year.
 my one purchase was this Christmas runner .50 a deal. I have seen so many things I would have bought but I am packing things away to get the house ready to super clean for when  David comes home after his transplant.
It is a rainy cold night, the wind is blowing and I am happy I am sitting in this nice warm house waiting for the water to heat for a tea.
Make time to relax, be still, and enjoy your solitude,indulging in much-needed self-care....Doreen Virtue,PhD

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Just thinking...

We were back in Boston On Friday the weather was rainy and cold. We spent the entire day going from one appointment to another we had 45 minutes all day to eat or get something to drink. But testing is done and we have a date so we both say let the healing begin.                                                            

 On Saturday we worked around the house. First it was cloudy,then sunny then thundering and then I saw this. so pretty against the colored leaves.
 Last night we went to the movies to see The Best Year. It was good but not great a good rental movie. It was about bird watching with Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson. Some funny parts but now David thinks that could be his new hobby from our window.  Since he is going to be quarantined at home after this for at least 100 days I think it would be a great hobby. We are bird watching now with our morning coffee.
This mug was given to me by a young man who was a student of my husband's,he became like a son to us. He is now grown and a wonderful dad to his own boys.
 I have decided to end each day with a gratitude journal. It is easy to see the bad but we all have much to be thankful for no matter what path we take. I am very thankful for this blog and the many friends I have made through this.
Have a great day we are off to see miss baby!
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition's and not on our circumstances
                                                                                                         Martha Washington

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Red Sky In Morning....

This was the morning sky yesterday, just beautiful.                             
Speaking of beautiful the trees are at peak and just glowing in the sun.

You know I can't have a post with out a dump story. These are glass tiles that you can hang in the window. They are done by mold but hand detailed. While I am downing sizing right now these say gifts to me. A pretty ribbon and a card great huh!                                                                                   

I have been trying to meditate lately just to get peace and better sleep. I found this bell that I use to see in yoga. she would use it to help bring our wandering mind back to center. At least that is how I am going to use it. And another great dump find.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 I found a DIY pumpkin spice latte and it is yummy!
4 oz of brewed coffee
1/2 cup of half and half cream
2 tsp sugar (I use one)
1/4 pumpkin pie spice
add your sugar and spice to hot coffee then heat your cream (you can use skim milk or soy if you like)
and make your cream all frothy. I use the whisk in the picture you could use a fork or a mixer to make the froth, add to top of hot coffee and enjoy.
Celebrate your life no matter where it takes you- no matter how difficult-and know that it is only a transition......Kyron
Have a great week my sweet friends.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


These are the last of the summer flowers. While the weather was amazing this weekend I know that it is short lived and the cold will come soon. I am sorry to see the warm weather go, I am not sorry to get this summer behind us.                                                                                                                                  
We got a visit from Miss Baby, every time we see her she has grown and is doing something different.
She makes us laugh all the time. She is entertaining pepe with her many sounds.

David has some dental work tomorrow and then we are back to Boston for more tests and evaluations on Friday.
I got an email asking what kind of transplant he is having. It is a bone marrow transplant and his brother is a great match. The transplant is a long and hard process, he will be in the hospital for at least 4 weeks and then we will have to stay in Boston for a week because they will want to see him every day for a week. Before he can come home the house has to be extremely cleaned. I am in the process of packing away a lot of nonessential things (which is a lot for me)
 Our daughter has helped us set up skype. (But we are still having some issues with it.) So that we can skype Miss Baby because we will not be able to see her for some time when this starts.
The holidays will be different but we will have a lot to be thankful for.
Illness can be a teacher,companion, or challenge-but not a punishment. Still, sometimes its message isn't clear. Ignore the illness. Look for the stimulation in the knowledge that you can heal in an instant.......Caroline Myss/Peter Occhiogrosso
Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

More Ta Da Dump

I was lucky enough to snag all of these recent magazines from the magazine rack.

I found some movies. I am trying to stock pile movies for cheap or free for our long winter
of recovery. And I scored a couple of cookbooks. Yes that is a Julia Child's!

 I am down to this my sweet friends. Yep glasses all the time and bifocals(progressive) I really had no problem getting use to them. Wow I had no idea how dirty my house is yikes.
David is doing better and getting some dental work done before he can go on with the transplant.
Of all the things for my brave husband to be afraid of it is the dentist. I guess we all have our Achilles heel.
Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You don't have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today.We don't need to know what will happen tomorrow......Max Lucado

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Thirty six years ago tomorrow I said " I do" to the love of my life.
I think it was the side burns that got to me.                                       
 I was a couple months past 19 and David was a few months past 21. Oh what kids we were.
 Then 8 years later our Ashley came along. This is Miss Baby's mom can you tell?
I am asking you to dig out your most powerful prayers for the love of my life we are having some complications one just cropped up tonight. We need to get into that transplant soon.