Dear Winter - Seriously? Couldn’t you just ease in like a normal season? It wasn’t necessary to just barge in with your freezing rain and sleety self, shoving our pleasant eighty degree end of summer days out the door.
Dear Intuitive Surgical – Wow. I’m totally impressed with your creation – the da Vinci surgical robot. It’s going to make my surgery a lot less invasive and cut recovery time to just a few weeks instead of a few months. Don’t you think you were just a bit pretentious to name it after THE Leonardo da Vinci? After all, he painted Jesus’ portrait on the wall of a convent in Milan. And he invented flying machines. And scuba gear. And robots.
Dear Dr. Cloven - Please drive that thing very, very carefully.
Friends, we are now T-72 hours to Cancer Eradication Day. The surgery will be Monday morning at 8:00 am, and I will be in the hospital until Tuesday evening. I ask you to keep my family in your prayers, for courage, patience and good humor in the next several weeks as I heal and recover, and as we discover what the final prognosis for this cancer is. I also ask that you pray for Dr. Cloven and the surgical team who will be working on my body early Monday morning, for steady hands, clear minds and quick reactions!
Linking up with the Ladies at Suscipio for the Friday 3-2-1. Go visit today – this is an amazing group of women who pray, love, and support one another.
Keep the Faith.
Linking up with my friends at Suscipio – It’s Show and Tell time! Like Tiffany, I have a hoard…every time I see interesting beads or stones, I immediately think of how they will look as a rosary! I give lots of them away, especially the bracelet rosaries, and have the ones I keep scattered all through my life. You know, one in the purse, several in the cars, one on the bed table, tucked in drawers.
This one is a favorite. Several years ago I scored a tremendous deal on rose quartz at a trunk show, and there were enough beads to make three pink rosaries. The other two reside with Princess Pea and her best friend, aka my Other Daughter. I think about the girls every time I pick it up.
One of my rosary bracelets…wore it to work today! The beads are amethyst, and the cross on it was a necklace that belonged to Cherry Ames when she was a little girl. She outgrew the tiny chain years ago, and it hung in my jewelry box for years until I repurposed it.
My RCIA sponsor gave this blue one to me when I came into full communion with the Church. It’s the one that I carry in my purse.
This is one I started for The Architect, but he requested a single decade that would fit in his pocket, so I reclaimed it. The beads are hematite, so even though they are small, this rosary has a nice weight and it feels nice and cool in my hands. (Note: I just realized…if you click the picture to open it and zoom in close, you can see the outline of me and the camera reflected in each bead! Hematite is such a fun gemstone!)
Pray the Rosary. Keep the Faith.
praying for a bundle of intentions – so many friends and family need them.
Still plugging along. Eating right most of the time, and freakishly happy about cooler weather so I can get more outdoor exercise.
How to smooth out the transition for Mom Pea moving here.
Knitting on a fall wrap. Flower arrangements for a charity dinner this Thursday. Clearing the decks at home, because I need just a bit more tidiness to soothe my scattered brain cells.
- Grilled Salmon, Spinach Salad
- Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
- Dirty Rice, Broccoli
- BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Mixed Veggies
- Something at the Charity Dinner that will Include Beer, since the Venue is a local Brewery!
- Rigatoni with Eggplant and Spicy Marinara
- Omelettes and Hashbrowns
Saturday was my birthday, so we traveled north to visit my family for the weekend! It is always a blast when we get together. We went to see Wicked, ate at our favorite restaurant, indulged in Chocolate Fudge Cake, fixed Mom and Dad’s shed roof, played with the cousins, rested and talked until we were hoarse.
Grandma and the Grandkids – (top to bottom, left to right) The Architect, Princess Pea, Cricket, Cherry Ames, my Mom, DirtBike and WonderNiece.
Stephen Breen Dinner, Golf Tournament, Cooler Weather, Football, DirtBike creating a job for himself mowing lawns, the last piece of birthday cake.
Linking up at Suscipio- come join us!
Record the Minutes. Keep the Faith.