Minutes – July 25, 2014

::thankful – for The Architect!  Happy Birthday to my favorite oldest son!

Kevin Munson Cox

Photography by Munson-Cox

::praying for - Donna, for grace in the coming months while she grieves her loss; Ramona, for returning health; Susan, for a speedy recovery from surgery; Barb for her mom

::Kill All the Cells! –  Everyone is inquiring about what’s next…here’s what I know.  First order of business is to recover from the chemo.  It takes a toll on the body, my friends. I still feel like I’ve been stranded for six months in a jungle and then had a car wreck immediately after being rescued.  My brain power is coming back fast, as well as my energy.  I’m able to stay awake all day long now, and for the past three days in a row, I’ve managed to take my requisite 10,000 steps!!  Yay!!!

I’ll have a CT Scan and a visit with my Oncologist the first week of September.  Those scans will continue every 6-8 weeks for the next few years.  My nest big milestone is February 2015, fifteen months post surgery.  If I make it there without any recurrence, then my long-term survival statistics go up up up!


  • Homemade Macaroni and Cheese – specifically requested by The Architect for his Birthday Dinner
  • Veggie Pesto Pasta
  • Tuna Salad Sandwiches with Fresh Tomatoes
  • Cobb Salads
  • More Cobb Salads

Really.  We’ve been tossing together salads every night, simply because it’s too danged hot to cook.

::fashionable –    Who me? Fashionable?

::creative – test knitting!  Check out my Ravelry library for a sneak peek!

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Friday’s Letters – July 11, 2014

Friday's Letters

Dear Children - You do not need my permission to start the dishwasher every evening. You’ve already scraped, rinsed and loaded the dirty plates, used cups, and sticky ice-cream bowls.  You even put the soap in the dispenser.  All you need to do is push that little button on the left and close the dishwasher door, and I’ll have a clean coffee cup and lunch container in the morning!

Dear Summer – We’re glad you’re here with your barbecue evenings, flip-flops and sandals, and general relaxed attitude.  Let’s take it easy with the searing temperatures this year, okay?

Dear Baby Deer Who Were Lounging In My Front Yard This Morning – Dang, you two are SO CUTE with your little spots and big brown eyes!  Too bad you grow up into yard eating, garden ravaging, overgrown tree chomping beasts.  I wouldn’t get too comfy in my yard…the dogs can jump that fence. Besides, Ms. Lara across the way has tastier plants.

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Yarn Along

Sweet FeetA quick break from my Color Affection to whip up a sweet pair of baby shoes for Sue’s new granddaughter!

…Yes, I knit at my desk during my lunch break…that’s my keyboard in the background.

As for reading?  Nothing exciting – a traffic impact study for a project I’m working on, the local urban forestry ordinance and a set of specs for a bridge. Really.

Linking up with Ginny…hop over and see what everyone is making.

Knit Something. Keep the Faith.

angela pea