Sunday, November 25, 2012

Post -Thanksgiving Post

It's early Sunday morning after wonderful time off to the tune of 4 days.  I'm so thankful for the time to rest (sort of) and rejuvenate my heart and soul.  My nephews were both here and it's been great getting to hang out with them some ... more so for my sister, I know.  Today Justin will head back to Florida and Travis to Dallas.  They are such a wonderful change of pace.

We did our big Thanksgiving meal on Friday which is our new tradition.  Bonnie and Buddy head to his family dinner on Thursday and then to her Dad's which is where Alicia eats that day.  On Friday I get them all to myself.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Lengthy Little Update ...

Hello out there in blog land.  I hope this posts finds everyone well.  Here ... well I've been a busy little bee.  I've been sewing, I have a new love ... don't get excited ... it's not a man ... it's estate sales ... ha ha ha ... these things are so much fun and so addicting ... my sister and I went to three of them yesterday.  It was the last day for each and everything was 50% off.  OK, so the stuff is pretty picked over but let me tell you what I scored.  Three sturdy sturdy wicker type chairs for $15.  A can of red spray paint and cute throw pillows and  waaa laaaa they will become the conversation piece of the neighborhood sitting on my front porch.   Next was a sturdy home made wooden cradle (the man whose house the sale was at was the father to one of the ladies there and shared that he had made the cradle himself) and it included the cutest porcelain doll.  It was marked $50 and this guy that was working the sale and I got to bantering back and worth ... ok so half off made it $25 and then he lowered it to $20 during our bantering and then we did rock, paper, scissors for another $5 off and I lost ... but you do not get things built this sturdy these days (unless my ex-hubby does it ... he's an awesome carpenter).  OK so now off to the next sale.  A basket of buttons for $1 ... if you are saying ...  so ... buttons who cares.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Magnificent Monday ....

What?  Did I say magnificent Monday?  I believe I did.  It is magnificent Monday because today is a holiday for me.  So thankful for these extra days off especially when they are combined with my Friday off giving me a four day weekend.  The weekend has been busy.  Friday was house cleaning and laundry and then a trip to Lone Camp, TX to a little craft fair where my friends had some of their sewing projects for sale.  I got some great ideas, came home and got on the computer googling instructions and have completed one project ... well almost, I still need to add the button.  Precious little crayon holders for the littles.  I have Dora the Explorer and Minnie Mouse fabric for girls.  I thought this fabric was versatile, so brightly colored and cute.  If you have littles and want one, email me.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Dance Friday ...

As I looked around outside in the front yard yesterday, I noticed that most of the lawns on my street look a lot like this picture.  The grass still has a little green in it and the falling leaves have turned their beautiful golden, orange or brownish color.  I love this time of year.  For me it seems to bring a peace of mind.  The air at times right now is crisp and fresh when you pop outside.  We know that winter is on the way.

It's a happy dance Friday because .... I'm off today which gives me a four day weekend.  Of course I woke up at regular time ... 4:00am ... primarily because my torso where the shingles are was killing me.  I have to tell you ... in all that I have gone through this past year, I have never experienced any pain like this.  This pain is unbelievable and relentless.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Terrific Thursday

It's already Thursday and do you want to know how happy I am about that?  REALLY happy.  I'm off tomorrow and Monday is a holiday ... four days off for me.  I have plans to clean and get laundry done in the morning and then head to Lone Camp, TX to a craft fair where my friend, Leslie, her sister, her Mom and her sister in law will have wares to sell.  I love small towns USA and all the closeness of the people.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

See for yourself ... Shingles

Get a shingles vaccination ... you do NOT want this.  I think I caught mine in time and started taking the Valtrex to shut the virus down, I still have a pretty good case of shingles ... however, I've seen pictures of people who are covered solid with this.  I cannot even imagine the pain they would be in. All the spots are like fever blisters on my torso.  If you've ever had a fever blister on your lip ... multiple the pain by a million ... not only the spots but underneath the skin is the nerve pain ... that's the worse pain.  Shingles follows the nerves and causes the extreme pain.  These spots got from my spine around to the middle of my tummy.

A Guest Post - Please read ...

Praise the Lord ... that's what I have been doing.  The purpose of my blog when I started it was to educate and allow folks to watch as I walked through my diagnosis of bilateral breast cancer.  I wanted to share all the goods and bads and ups and downs as I walked this walk.  I was recently contacted by a Cameron Von St. James, who writes a blog about his wife's diagnosis of mesothelioma and what life is like to be her caregiver.  Please take the time to read his story of being a caregiver.  I was blessed and you will be too.  Thank you Cameron.

Friday, November 2, 2012

November is Here ...

I hope this posts finds everyone well and good.  The Texas weather is still playing tricks on us.  We have had some nice cool days and even a couple of cold days.  We are currently in a cool morning ... warm afternoon weather pattern.  I am thankful that Halloween was a beautiful day and evening for my littles to get to actually walk and go trick or treating.  We had such a fun night.  When we started off, they were all about the candy but after knocking on a couple of doors, it was more about the social part.  Madelyn and Braxton would say ... trick of tweet and then most always would say ....
Thank you as they were walking away.