Friday, August 30, 2013

It isn't Always BORING!

Tuesday night my husband went for his nightly bike ride.  He calls me and says, you gotta see this....

A drunk caretaker....yes, you heard me correctly....took out the front corner of the first house, blew completely through the corner house.....and crashed into dog park.

Thankfully, no one hurt physically. 

What a mess, and so sad.  I am thankful I wasn't in the park with Bentley.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Latest Update.....

blah, blah, blah....

That about sums it up.  Liver still not functioning properly.  Still on mega steroids.  Still going crazy.....

I wish I could tell you I was up and about and ready to party.  I try to blog some, but my hands are so shakey it is nearly impossible.

If you ever have been on know.

Think of you all.....miss blogging so much.

Continue praying.......God is still in Control.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I just can't stop it....

another doctor trip today.  They say I am improving....SLOWLY!

We stopped for a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel.

You know Fall is my favorite.  It is 100 degrees here.  It doesn't cool off till October....but

I just could not stop myself.  These little mini S&Ps.....had me at hello.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blogging Friends......

I just want to say how sorry I am that I have not been responding to your comments.  I read each one and am so thankful for all you have done for me.  I am going through a rather difficult spell right now.  Nothing that most of us hasn't experienced.  I have lost two close family members within a month.  A dear cousin who lived here in AZ and one of my precious uncles in Florida.  Both were elderly and quite ill....and now with their Lord.

I think this has been  especially difficult with all the testing and appointments I have had to endure.  My liver is not quite up to par right now and I am having to be treated for it.  Thankfully, the biopsies were good.

I really do not want to use my blog for people to feel sorry for me.  We all have pain, sorrow, hurts and disappointments.  I just wanted you to know, that although I am reading all your wonderful posts, I am not commenting much. 

Please be patient with me.  I will get my oomph back and then we will get all caught up!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013


A beautiful gift from daughter for our anniversary!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Just to let you know....

I came through the biopsies with no problems.  They were wonderful to me.  I am kinda tired from the drugs but no pain.  Talk to you later this week!  Thanks for the prayers!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

and We Celebrated!!

We had a wonderful dinner at Flemings this evening....on our actual anniversary.  It is hard to imagine that 40 years have passed....but I am so blessed that we were able to go out and enjoy ourselves together.

You know, on reflection, our married life has been a huge blessing and gift from our Lord, but definately, not without heart aches and disappointments.  We just seemed to cling to each other during those times and got through them.

And that is what we are still doing.  I didn't know whether this milestone would happen.  Sometimes, I had my doubts.  But with all of my family and friend's prayers and encouragement, and a doctor who cares about me and really LIVING we are!

So, tomorrow, on to 41!......and two big birthdays for both of us! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It Began One Day in August 1972

I don't remember the exact day....I wish I did.

But that one day, I met my future husband.  I went home and told my cousin.  I am sure she thought I was crazy....but I knew.

And in September, he FINALLY asked me out.

From that day on, for any reason, for no reason and through out all the years.....he would bring me flowers.

We were in Bible college at the time, so of course, mostly, it would be a single flower.  Many times, they would be on the seat of my car.

My hubby has never been good at waiting with a gift.  He just can't stand it.  So even though our anniversary isn't until Sunday.....

This is the flower he brought me today.....

40 long stem roses.....and arranged!  He rarely does that!  Oh, how do you capture the beauty of 40 roses.....I am so blessed!  God has been so good to me, and many of those times, through the love of my husband.

Monday, August 12, 2013


I had some wonderful visitors today.  My cousin's daughter and her husband came to visit from Maryland.  They are touring the Ball Fields.  Now, I have never met her before, but that didn't matter a bit.  We talked the whole time!  We both wished we had more time to visit, but they had a game to get to!

 This is my first cousin once removed and her hubby!!

It was so wonderful to meet her in person.  I loved her daddy so much.  He is in Heaven now.  Her papa, my uncle will soon be in Heaven to be able to get together and talk about memories was so good for me.

They brought me this beautiful Cyclamen....

Oh my hubby cannot resist taking pictures of me on the move when I hand him the camera....

I thought you might get a kick out of what my shirt says!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I Vant Your Blood!!!!!


Do I know anything yet?   NOPE

But I am becoming a daily regular at the lab....
Thank the Lord for my port!

I hope you are doing something much more fun than me.....come on, you Gotta Be!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I think the saying goes....

when the going gets tough, the tough Charming Charlies!

Our anniversary is coming up soon and my hubby bought me some gorgeous pieces.

My kind of jewelry....blingy!  and rose gold color, I haven't had any.

I am not really going to go into depth, because I really emotionally can't dwell on this right now....but my health is definately having issues.  I saw my oncologist today, but I was not well enough to get chemo.  We are unsure of what we are doing next, however, I do know I will be having some biopsies next week.  I will thank you now for your concern and prayers.

I hope you like my jewelry....I sure am thrilled with it!  We are planning on going to Flemings for a lovely dinner on our day...the 18th!  40 years!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Treat!

While we were in Payson, my hubby went to Safeway for some food items.  He called and asked if I would like anything?  I LOVE Safeway's baked goods.  I think they are the best of any Supermarket bakery.  I said, "get one of those bigger cupcakes...we can share it."

So into the camper he comes with this look.  I knew he was up to something....

Oh mercy....the Michigan girl in me came out and really, we barely needed the plates!

All I needed was a bottle of Vernors and I would have been totally set.....but I am telling you...  we were both in Bumpy Cake Heaven for awhile!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Back Home

Wow!  I love how some of you think!  You had me traveling all over the place.  I can only WISH I was in Hawaii.

No, we were in our beloved Payson.  Twenty to 30 degrees cooler there than Phoenix.

Here are a few pics....

Wednesday evening, my hubby said, oh, by the way, I have a surprise for you in the camper.  I had seen this darling tin VW at HL, but it wasn't on sale.....he went back (on his own ladies!!) and got it for me...(and by then, it was on sale!)

We worked on the kitchen area.  It is FAR from perfect....but, we did the best we could.  Remember, our intent was not to strip it to the bare bones.  Hubby had to improvise for the back I put cup hooks.  The fabric on top of the curtains matches the cushions, but it hides his repair job to where he took out air conditioner.  We tried to think of a lot of ways to make it look good.  I came up with this, and it does do the trick!  (Notice, still No pompoms on shades.....I tell you,...don't bank your money.. invest in POMS, cuz obviously, they are valuable!!!)

We took out the old propone light....and had to hide the hole.  I found the Follow Your Heart sign at HL and it was the colors and I LOVE the saying!

I know, really, desperate for a shot....but I love my new little orange cutting board!

And how many of you can say you have an orange doggie butt?  (it is for his leash!)

there is where my VW sign is...(oooh....bad grammar there!!)

Our trailer was quite the talk, and even had a man come and want to take pictures.

Oh, so trailer-y!!  But the lights are just toooo cute!

See my sweet little shade in the window?

My hubby would sit out there till really late....just relaxing (well, here he looks like he is thinking about something he wants to do...I KNOW that look!).

Oh, and look....I found a peace charm for my teddy bear!!

When you go to a small town...(although Payson is getting bigger! :(  ....)  you have to hit the area diners.

We went to the Beeline Cafe and let me tell you, there breakfast was delicious!

When we were driving around we saw a guini hen...don't know what that is...but it was just on one of the streets....

Ok....Vee, you will see this shot again....this is a Notecard waiting to happen!!!

Looking out our back window.....

Oh, you HAVE to have Yard know that right???  I am a novice! day, I will have to take pics of all the different camper yard art!!

Well, we are home again.  I am going to take a nappy pooh!  But otherwise....ONE HAPPY CAMPER!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013



Some of you guessed correctly.  I am having fun....and thank God....I am NOT in the hospital.  The WiFi is iffy will talk to you soon!
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