Saturday, February 24, 2018

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #122

Welcome to another 
Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage!
Each week I share ways I've saved money, my thrifty and frugal projects, and my blessings from God. 

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage
I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!
Please say hello! I'm always looking for new blog friends!

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Hello!

  I heard news that brought tears to my eyes this week. Tears of joy and sadness. Reverend Billy Graham had an impact on my life and the life of millions. May his name be blessed forever, and my his books and sermons continue to bring sinners to the savior and the saved to a deeper relationship with the LORD. 

I don't have much to share. I hope you're having a pleasant week. One day it feels like spring here in southern Missouri, and the next the forecast calls for freezing rain. It shall be interesting to see which weather wins this coming week. It will be a quiet week here on the blog, because it will be my last week of radiation. I'm in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in. I've had some burning and some pain, but God has been a shield to me, my glory and the lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

I'll probably be quiet here at the blog for a little while. I continue to read all your comments, and I appreciate your prayers.

  Here's my short and sweet list.

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"Read the Bible.
Work hard and honestly.
And don't complain."
Billy Graham
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Here's my thrifty week!
  • I received a bag of yarn. I've been making hats, and I am donating most to the chemo center.
  • I received a free cappuccino from a rewards program. Here's the not-so-thrifty truth. I've been stopping for a cappuccino at the gas station after radiation treatments. It puts the treat in treatments for about $1.69 a day. 
  • My daughter and I gave away a box of books and other items that had been gathering dust.
  • We bought the $5 pizzas from Papa Murphy for dinner one night. We had guests come in from out of town, and I didn't have the energy to prepare. Everyone understood.
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That's my thrifty week.

What are you doing in your home this week?


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May you find peace and joy this week 
regardless of  your situation.

ღLauraღ
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!

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Thank you all for writing to me. I read every comment. I truly appreciate the support you've all given me during my treatments. If you'd like a response to your comment, please make sure that I have your email. I'm not taking time right now to copy responses onto the blog. I am having trouble keeping up. Please understand. Thanks! Laura


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16 comments:

  1. Glad you are doing good. It won't be long and you will be back in full force
    Such a loss for the people of earth with Reverend Graham, and such a wonderful gain for heaven.

    Have a wonderful week. God bless.

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  2. Hi Laura,
    So very happy this is the last week . Praying for you, and may your strength be returned real soon.
    It was a bitter sweet sadness to hear of Billy Graham.. He was so sad, after his wife went to be with Jesus.. Now, He is with our wonderful Lord and his sweet wife.. He was a true man of God. And affected so many lives.

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  3. Hi Laura,

    Thank you for sharing the great quote from Billy Graham. It is definitely a good one to remember.

    I am looking forward to spring and have enjoyed a couple spring like days here too. : )

    Sarah

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  4. Hi Laura,
    You amaze me. You are so cheerful and upbeat when I know you must feel pretty bad. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you for being "real."

    I too was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Billy Graham. I have many of his books on my shelves, and you are right...he was such a blessing to so many around the world. But think of the rejoicing in heaven and the relief from his illness and suffering. Even though I am not sick or suffering, I still yearn for heaven more every day. I can't wait to see the face of Jesus! :-)

    I think of you and pray for you often. I thank God that He is using you in the midst of difficult circumstances. Oh, and on a random note...I absolutely LOVE the birdsong on your blog! I open my computer most mornings and go to your blog and let the birds sing to me while I make breakfast. So lovely. *sigh*
    God bless you and your family,
    Jennifer

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  5. I had such a great love and respect for Brother Graham and I know he is up there working hard to receive us.

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  6. Congratulations on your last week of radiation. You deserve some time off from blogging, so go play and rest a while. I did want to share that whenever I come to your blog, the bird songs that play draws my four female cats from where ever they are in the house, and they sit and stare intently at the laptop!

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  7. YOUR LAST WEEK! WOO-HOO! Hang in there, friend! You have encouraged me so much as I have watched you endure this trial! God bless you!

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  8. I too am so pleased it's your last week of Chemo !!! rest up and we are all praying you will have more energy soon. Thank you for still managing to post a lovely blog and give a wee tribute to Billy Graham ~ what a legacy he's left. Blessings to you - Linda

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  9. Hola mi querida hermanita Laura , me regocijo que solo te quede una semana de radiación, muchas gracias al amado 🙏🙏. Descansa preciosa de tu blog ,si lo necesitas. Aquí estaremos tus incondicionales ,para cuando regreses 😉😉. La partida de nuestro querido Billy Graham , a mi ,por un lado me da tristeza, pero a la vez,me regocija ,pues cuando su esposa partió con Jesús, Billy Graham, quedó muy triste . Ahora se ha reencontrado con su querida esposa ,y lo que es aún muchísimo mejor ,se ha encontrado cara a cara con su amado Salvador 🙏🙏. Yo tengo la biografía de el. Es de gran estima a Dios , la muerte de sus siervos. Muchos besitos mi querida hermanita , te amo mucho en el Señor. Dios te bendiga a ti y tu linda family 😘😘🙏🙏

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  10. Almost there!!! You hang in there!! Enjoy those cappuccino 's! There are billboards up I our area with Billy Graham 's picture , saying Gone Home. Have you seen one?

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  11. Laura, I wanted to pop in and say hello. due to cost, we cancelled our internet service. I brought my computer to church today! I'm still praying for you! Blessings to you!

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  12. Aww...Laura...you remain in my prayers. I am thrilled that you are on the downside of the treatment hill. Pizza is great and who cares if there is not a home-cooked meal? People come to see you-and are not there for what you offer to feed them.

    Great thrifty ideas. I used to get a latte every day when my hubby was doing his chemo and then for all his follow up visits for hydration. It was my little 'treat' in the treatment routine, too.

    Love to you- hang in there- you got this! xo Diana

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  13. Laura, WHAT A BLESSING YOU ARE! Rest up dear lady. Thank you for sharing the Billy Graham quote. So powerful yet so simply put. JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO READ TODAY! Sending a gentle hug across the miles. Karla

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  14. Good for you for putting the treat in your treatments! Enjoy every single one!

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  15. Enjoy those hot drinks. I'm glad you are able to have them, enjoy them, and savor them. It's so awesome that you are nearing the end of these treatments.

    I was also touched by Billy Graham's death. I'm sure he's singing "Just as I Am" with the angels:).

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  16. YOu are in the home stretch now with your treatments. I think giving yourself a little treat is a good thing after all you have gone through. ((((((HUGS)))))

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Hello! I love it when you all talk back!
Your comments have helped me through the hardest time of my life.
Thank you!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

Right now, I am undergoing radiation treatments, healing from breast cancer surgery on October 20th, and dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy.

I'm having a hard time replying to all the comments. Please understand if I do not answer. This is all new to me.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
I treasure your prayers and your comments.

If you have a question, or you need a response, be sure I can reach you by email or subscribe to the comments. I will try to answer each question and request. It just may take me some time.

Be blessed!
Laura