Minutes – November 18, 2013

::faithful – praying for my kids today – Strep Throat!  Exams! Papers! Homework!  Toss in a crazy schedule now peppered with Mom’s bazillion doctor appointments and yeah, they’re looking at a long week ahead.  It’s all good, though.  We’re smiling, the weather is spectacular, and so far juggling schedules of who needs to be where, who needs to be picked up and what’s for dinner are all working out okay.

::news from the cancer battlefield – CT scan was the past Friday.  It was an interesting  experience, to say the least.  I understand that machine and I are going to be really good friends before this is all over, as there will be many, many followup scans post treatment to be sure that all is clear.  Dr. Cloven should get the images in her office today. Mr. Pea and I have started researching specialists and clinical studies at M.D. Anderson, just in case we need to follow up there.  I need to confer with Dr. Cloven about preserving tissue samples in case they’re needed later for confirmation at M.D. Anderson.

::The Project – Well, as part of the OVERALL project, we finished painting the outside of the house!!  Thank you, Mr. Pea!  (I did spend some time looking at appliances this weekend.  Couldn’t help myself.)

:: pondering – more like worrying.  No, make that praying for guidance to not worry.  The church by our house had this quote up on their sign: “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”  I looked it up, and it’s attributed to Leo Buscaglia. I choose JOY!  Now if my brain would just cooperate…

::delicious – I’m cooking double this week, prepping meals for the surgery and recovery  week that Mr. Pea and the boys can finish preparing quickly or just heat up.  Yes, they can survive left to their own devices, but I don’t want to indulge in a week of sandwiches and carry-out while I recover.  Selfish me!  ha ha ha

  • Pot Roast with Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus
  • Sloppy Joes, Green Beans, Sweet Potato Fries
  • Layered Enchiladas in the CrockPot
  • Vegetable Soup, Turkey Sandwiches
  • Roasted Chicken, Garlic Potatoes, Broccoli
  • Chicken Spaghetti, Spinach Salad
  • Beef Stew

::fun – Mr. Pea and I went to see Prairie Home Companion live!!  Absolutely amazing.  I have loved this radio show forever and a day.  To see it in person is astonishing – there are a lot of people that make the show happen, lots of shuffling around on the stage and papers flying.

::fashionable – I’m wearing brown dress pants, a dark purple with splashy brown/green/beige floral print, boots and jewelry.  Actually, they aren’t boots.  Per my style knowledgeable daughter, these are known as “shoeties” half shoe, half bootie.  Weird. I just chose them because they were cute and comfortable.

::looking ahead – Doctor appointments, finishing some baby knitting, wrapping up a HUGE project at work! Yeah!  

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EMail Anglea Pea

7 thoughts on “Minutes – November 18, 2013

  1. Lady. That is a great quote. And I am going to steal it from you and post it on my board.
    I choose JOY! Amen!
    I have had a couple scares, so I can imagine what you are going through. I want you to know I am praying for you! We all are.
    Call on me. I’m here.

    1. Oh yeah. This is pretty scary, especially when the oncologist utters the words “rare” and “agressive” in the same breath. Then when you go to the internet to research clinical trials…let’s just say the news isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. Despite all that, I choose Joy. I Choose Joy!!

      1. For me, it is a perspective. I need to get it in gear and live my life better. You just never know. I have so many friends fighting various things…
        Oh how I pray for you my dear!

  2. I choose joy with you! Or around our house we say “I choose horses!” One day while camping, I was sitting in the camper with everyone because it was too cold and rainy for them to get out. I was really feeling the stress of the situation and I said, “I choose joy” to help me combat the situation. Maximilian responded, “Ummm, I choose horses!” like we were divvying up something.

    Will you please post your menu plan with recipes one week?

  3. Hi, I’m a new visitor from Suscipio. Please count me as a new friend offering prayers for you and this journey that is in front of you and your family. I cannot imagine what you are experiencing, but you seem to be doing it all with such grace. Menu plan!? Oye, my husband would give me the funny happy smile if I made a menu plan. I’m of the organization of “hmm..what do I feel like eating today” sorts. Prayerfully some day soon I’ll join the menu plan train. I love cooking and baking, but have never been much of a planner.

    Anywho, prayers of His amazing Peace, Love, Healing, and Hope!

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