Friday, September 28, 2012

Well here it is the end of September.  As you can see I'm not a good blogger.  Kind of a hit and miss gal.  A lot has happened since my last post.  The washroom never got turned into the craft room I wanted so bad.  My daughter had a bakery that she closed up so her stuff go move in instead.

It has been a wild and crazy year for me.  Actually started having some health issues two years ago when I was diagnosed with kidney cancer.  It was a small tumor they were able to freeze and I was doing pretty good until April when I started having some bleeding in my stool so went for a test and they found rectal cancer with polyps up and down my colon and a carpet of polyps where the colon connects to the small intestine.  I was started on chemo F-5 and radiation.  In June I got really sick with what I believe was a urinary tract infection and landed in the hospital for a few days just a week before I finished up my treatments.  The doctors were able to get me well and I went back and finished up my last week of treatments.

I was scheduled for surgery the middle of September but had an appointment to visit with my doctor the Friday before I was scheduled for surgery on the following Wednesday.  He was showing me where he was going to be cutting and rerouting my colon.  When he finished I asked him what about the carpet of polyps that were at the top and he said he was glad I had ask about it because he was concentrating so on getting the mass out her almost forgot but that we needed to do them both at the same time.  I also told him that the diagnostic doctor had also said there were polyps all up and down the colon and that he had tatooed the places that he wanted the surgeon to check out.  With this my doctor said that maybe we should just do another colonoscopy so he could make sure that he got everything that he needed to get so it was scheduled for the Tuesday before the surgery.  When he got in there the tumor was gone.  All that was left was the scar and the surgery was cancelled.  I haven't gotten to go back to find out what my treatment plan is going to be yet.  I am just grateful to God that it is gone.

I cannot tell you how many people were praying for me but it was a lot.  People from my hometown, people I work with, cousins, friends and friends of friends and all of their church families.  Including some from other states.  I can honestly say that I felt God work.  And that I learned something about my faith.  I've known that Jesus is my Savior and I trust in that.  But I have always been a worrier, especially about my finances.  But during this time I found that God does provide us with what we need.  It may not be more than that but he does provide what we need and he does answer prayers.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pinterest is Where We Go

Pinterest is where we go to plan imaginary weddings, dress children we don't have, and decorate homes we can't afford.  That maybe somewhat true.  But I have to say it is quite inspirational for me.  I have worked today on my washroom.  I am bound and determined that I will get it cleaned up, organized, and creat my special place for my crafting and sewing.  And I actually think that I may be able to do it all on a budget.

 I have a six drawer chest out in my shed that I plan to pull into my home and paint to start storing my stuff in.  I will build shelves from cardboard boxes for storage to go on top of that.  I also have a desk that I can pull in from the dining room (this will also give me some much needed space in that room as well).  And I will put my sewing machine on top of the desk.

Today I got started and it has been a real chore since that room is as large as about any other room in the house and has played catch all since I moved in 10 years ago.  But I got a tall cabinet moved from one corn to another and all organized for starters.  It is probably going to take me months to get it all the way I want it and right now the wall that I plan to move this all too has exercise equipment and a large box ready to go to a yard sale.

So...all in all I'm off to a good start I think.  And back off to Pinterest for more inspiration.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gingerbread Nativity

I did a gingerbread house this year.  Placed is on a Lazy Susan and on one side it had a modern scene with a tree and star.  On the other side it had a manger scene and the star for the modern scene and the nativity were the same.

The Nativity Side

The Modern Day Side
The family this was made for has a set of triplets with one older brother.

Joseph, Angel, Mary,
The baby Jesus
The baby Jesus

The three wise men