I love it all....the lights, the tree, the ornies, the music, and the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus' birthday!
But I will also admit, I love presents. Oh, I love to find the perfect present for people....I am a giver, BUT....
I love getting presents also!
My girlfriend Candy always seems to find just the perfect thing for me. This year she gave me an antique fan. I have wanted one for years!
and she also gave me a Tea Brick. An interesting story that goes with the way that Tea was sold as a Brick.....and then scraped to get the leaves. I will not be using this....but I told her it was definately BLOG WORTHY!
We got a huge dip in the temperatures and it is freezing.....Had to cover up the plants last night....hopefully they survived.
I have been terrible about posting and I am behind in showing Christmas things....but I had to share my wreath from Meri. It is all blacks and silvers and white....I love the vintage touch. I am telling you, this wreath is spectacular! Thanks so much Meri.
My doctor gave me some new medicine for my stomach and it is finally settling down. That makes me feel more like myself. Yesterday my hubby took my to Red Lobster for clam chowder. Every bite I said, thank you Jesus. It was so delicious! First real meal in almost 2 months!
Well, gotta get some slippers....my feet are freezing!
how I am supposed to say Thank you. To say that my husband and I are shocked beyond words for the generosity of blogging friends around the world is an understatement.
Friday morning Marty, Meri, and Laura came by my home and brought the most amazing gift to us. Disneyland for my family. This has been a dream of mine since my journey began. I long to see Disneyland through the eyes of my grandchildren.
Why and how so many of you gave unselfishly, during this time when all of us are looking for every extra penny! And Laura, giving up her Etsy money that I know she could use for her family. Miss Marty keeping it all straight when she has family coming and going, and all her various activities. I am just moved beyond words.
We will have to wait a bit before we take our trip. We are kinda thinking of March. I would not be able to do it now.
I am getting better. At least I can read some blogs now and know what I read! Thank you for the prayers. I KNOW that it is the prayer of many that brought me through this trial. (My doctors have kind of told me that it is 5 days for every hospitalized day before I feel more like myself! Guess I have a ways to go!)
This picture is taken the day my angels came by. I really didn't want a picture. But I finally swallowed my pride and said ok. As you can see, I lost my hair. This is reality....Hate it, but at least I am standing!
I also can't wait to show you the gorgeous wreath that Meri brought me. I missed the craft day at her home...bummer.....but the wreath is gorgeous!
I am still here bloggers! Getting a little better (as my husband says) everyday. Last night I slept through without a pain pill.....
I am still very weak so I am still not posting much or blogging, but I think of you each and every day.
My husband thought I needed a bit of a time out, so we took this London Bus Tour of Christmas lights.
It was beautiful. I cried most of the evening, just thankful to have my vision and be able to enjoy one of life's little gifts.
Just to prove that I am still alive...here I am....the hand is definately holding the head up! we were the first there...that bus was packed! and LOUD!
The last four are from the Mesa Morman Tabernacle. Absolutely stunning!
have sent me notes, cards, emails.....and I am beyond grateful. Really, I have no words to thank you for the prayers and concern you have shown me. Some more than people I have known for a lifetime.
I am on the mend. It is slow. I don't know if you realize, but I actually was in the hospital 2 times in less than 2 weeks. I have be extrememely ill, and in fact, it is an answer to prayers that I am still here.
My daughter came over yesterday and spent the entire day cleaning and decorating for me. I haven't done much else. I will see my doctor on Tuesday and hopefully get some more direction for my health improvement. I do want to be clear though, this was not the cancer, but the cancer treatment.
Please continue to keep my entire family in prayer. We have been dealt a blow emotionally. To have one part of your family at death's door definately knocks the wind out of you.
I can't wait to be strong again, and do my blog the way I like to do it...happy and encouraging. But honestly, right now, I will TAKE encouragement.
This is just a very short post to say hello and I have missed you. My chemo therapy did not go as planned and I have been in the hospital. Oh, I want my health back.
Physically, I am a mess. It is going to take me a while to get back to where I was. My hair is gone and I can't seem to get rid of the fluid on my legs since hospitalization.
My husband, he is a bigger mess. He just has been side himself with worry. One day I could not see a thing. I begged him last night not to take me to the hospital again soon. Talk about scary.
I am home. Thank you for the prayers, the cards, the flowers, the gifts....but mostly the concern. Please keep me in your prayers. I don't really know when I will post regularly again. I will, just not soon. I need to get well.
I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving. My hubby is actually putting up the Christmas tree this morning.
I cannot even begin to tell you what my family and my body has gone through the past 2 weeks. There is no energy to share it...at least now. Suffice to say, Yeah, even though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Thou art with Me.
Please thank you for the prayers and keep them up. I have a LONG way to go. I love you guys.
I haven't been on the computer much. I just have not felt like it. I pretty much ache all over. I knew Sunday was supposed to be the worst and I am thinking it is. Thanks for the prayers....I will be back soon.
Yep, a bark scorpion. Been in AZ for 17 years and I have never seen one before. Where was it??? Oh, it thought it was a welcomed visitor in our home. NOPE! A dear neighbor came and killed it. Hubs was at work. Got the house sprayed again. I know the spray doesn't kill the scorpions, but it kills their food.
There is a NO VACANCY for scorpions here!
Never happened before, and I pray, it NEVER happens again!