Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Keeping Busy

I have been knitting the one thing that I know how to knit and have been knitting these since I was in middle school. I never progressed beyond these. OK I did knit 2 needle mittens a few times but these are my staple.I pick up good yarn at the thrift store when I see it for my Christmas slippers. And this pair is for a very small girl who will be walking very soon! 11months old yesterday.                                                                  
Since David's appetite hasn't really returned yet I have been baking for him. I made his favorite choc chip cookies, I threw in a some craisins very yummy.

I really couldn't have Christmas and no decorations, so this is the table in the family room that faces the fire place. I used the large rug I hooked under it and an old quilt top, with a handmade snowman and a wire reindeer. I can't do much more because of dust etc for David........

and speaking of David we made another trip to Boston, numbers are great, and everything is going well. The first test was done to see how many of his brothers cells have taken over. It will take 2 weeks to get it back. When this is done David and his brother will have the same DNA amazing right?
The weather here is warm and wonderful. The best part is all the snow from last week is gone!
I have not shopped for one thing I think it will be cash or gift certificates. Really we are a very blessed family so no one needs much. Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and to the reason the cat can not be on David is scratches. Of course he shouldn't breath in gobs of hair either but it is the scratch they are most concerned with and she likes to kneed before she sits in your lap.OUCH
So in closing I will leave you with some words from the late great John Wayne......
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean.
It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Snow and Fun Stuff

The day before Thanksgiving it snowed a lot....                                                                   
We drove to Boston in the snow for David's first Dr's appointment after being discharged on Sunday.
We were pretty late but they took us right in. The Dr said you are not doing're doing great! 

Our 17 year old kitty is having the hardest time with all of this because she can not be near David. so she is being kept in the basement (it has windows and a wood stove) but she is still very sad and breaks our heart crying to be with us. This am Sadie and I got up very early sat on the sofa in the kitchen and watched the sun rise. She was so happy purring in my lap while I drank coffee.

We watched a jet climb the cold, clear sky(the spots are water on the window) Until David got up. She didn't mind going in the basement that much, she got her morning time.

For all of you women living the single life, I have a very deep respect for you! I am exhausted doing all the things that David can't do and my stuff too. The Laundry is always piled as high as an elephant's eye.
Everything has to be washed everyday and our clothes can not co mingle.
Now on to the very fun stuff. Ta Da Dump!
I got these two books they are all wiped down and on the porch until I am ready to look at them.

This very country platter is soaking in soapy bleach water and then it will go in the dish washer, can you see it filled with cookies? There were a few things I left that I would have picked up another time, simplify simplify..

Today I went out to run errands. I got to the grocery store, came out and my car was as dead as dead could be. I was just around the corner from the garage we use. They gave me a jump I followed the wrecker to the garage and got a new battery. For this I am thankful because if we had been in a parking garage in Boston it would have been so much more expensive(they didn't charge us for the call) and scary with David still healing. Being thankful comes in all forms.
We are wiser than we know....Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 20, 2011


David came home today. This picture is of him taking his first big breath of country air. You can see the gloves and mask in his hands.                                                                                                                 
We have 100 days from transplant that he is to stay out of public places,no visiting and we are very careful with his food and drinks. But if he does as well as he did with the transplant he will be fine.
Thank you so much for all of your amazing prayers they are working.
On Sat my daughter and her husband had come to put the last of the wood in, when all of a sudden our friends started showing up to finish the raking and cutting back the gardens. Ashley said it was amazing they all showed up with rakes etc went to work and was gone in a hour and a half.
We have many blessings to be thankful for.
Life is like an echo.What you send out -you get back. What you give-you get.....Anonymous

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friends, Mice, and Leaves

The news is good, David is still doing very well and keeping the nurses entertained.
For myself, I am boring I go between work,Boston, and scrubbing every little corner of the house.
I head to Boston midweek and spend my days with David. Then come home on Sunday.
When I got home this week friends had raked the yard. Daughter and her husband brought in most of our firewood, and I had a plant from my sweet friend who babysits my cat sadie.
and speaking of Sadie she left a gift for my friend! There was a dead mouse stretched out where she would be sure to see it when she came in to care for her. Poor friend she had to deal with a dead mouse on top of everything else. and she is the one who left the beautiful plant for me. Now that's a friend! In have been keeping up with everyone reading your blogs.Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and prayers they are working for sure.  We are skyping Miss Baby now and then, she is at the point she can not sit still. So it is a bit like sykping a worm. It makes us a bit sea sick my daughter tries to follow her with the computer.
I hope you are all well and enjoying the last of fall.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Scenes Of Boston

When David was sleeping I would take walks in the area. this was a telephone and telegraph building that is now verizion office.These are over each window. I believe the style is art deco.
The fan window is just beautiful.

 The detail work on this building is amazing.

This sundial was on the hospital grounds. It is huge and keeps good time.

This is the view from David's hospital window. We see the colleges practice crew on the Charles river.There are also lots of duck boats that come and go.

And this out of focus picture is sun set from my hotel.
I am home for a few days, Sadie my kitty was so happy to see me she circled me and cried. She now is sleeping near by so she can open her eye and make sure I am still there. I was a way for 10 days and she was well cared for by friends and neighbors.

David's appetite is getting better and he felt pretty good today, as the nurses say one day at a time.
I am going back to Boston mid week. Thank you so much for all of your amazing up lifting comments.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words-wait and hope...Alexandre Dumas
Have a great week.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rough Waters

The transplant was yesterday to great joy both brothers did well The nurse gave the cells the sign of the cross when she hung it,I hope God was looking.
Today he is in rough waters he is feeling pretty sick. It was expected and he may get sicker (still not easy)
before he gets better. There is a major fight going on in that body so keep us in your prayers.
Our daughter was able to spend an over night with us in Boston it was a good boost for both of us.
We are skyping Miss Baby, now she thinks her grandparents live in a computer.
To the new followers bless your hearts! To my dear old friends thank you, I have read your comments twice today alone, it helps to get me through. know that I am reading your blogs even though I do not comment all the time.
Fear is expecting things will go wrong
Faith is knowing things will be ok

keeping the faith,Cathy