Thursday, March 15, 2018

Why You've Not Heard From Me

My Amy and Me

Hi everyone,
 I wanted to tell you why I've not been writing. As you may know, I finished radiation on March 2nd. What I did not expect is that my skin would continue to burn and get worse for a week or more, and I would be hit with fatigue.
 I'm now two weeks past radiation, and I am now feeling a bit better each day. The intensity of pain and burning has lessened a lot. I thank you all who have been praying for me.
 I hope to get back to writing in another week or so. I just haven't had the energy to write. I've rested a lot between the must dos of life.
 God bless you all! Don't give up on my blog. I'll be back!
Resting and Recovering

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Mayflower Bride is Currently Free!

Good morning... or afternoon... or evening!
A few weeks ago, I reviewed Mayflower Bride. Vickie, of Vickie's Kitchen and Garden, announced this morning that The Mayflower Bride is currently a free book on Amazon. Now that's thrifty!

If you're a Kindle reader, take a look at my review, then go "buy" it while it's free. Double check the price, Amazon changes prices frequently. Here's Vickie's referral link to the book.

Thank you Vickie for sharing free books with us every day!
Y'all go and check out Vickie's blog. She's listed other free books that are available, too.

Have a terrific early Spring or Fall day!
Yes, I've got several Down Under readers, and they're entering my favorite time of year, Fall!

Trusting in the Lord

Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ March 5, 2018

As I write ...  Monday night

The weather.... It was a sunny, breezy day. I just needed a light jacket when I threw the stick and walked with the dog in the yard.

Right now I am... writing to you before I relax and read. I just lit some candles.

Thinking... I hurt. The radiation burns are bothering me. I've got some burn cream and ibuprofen. 

A quote to share... 
On my reading pile...   
Favorite blog posts last week...  
On the menu for this week...  I made Creamy White Chicken Chili from Northern Nester for supper tonight. Tomorrow and Wednesday I won't be home at dinner time. I haven't made plans yet for the rest of the week. 

On my to do list... 
  • Rest and recovery from radiation.
  • I just don't feel up to much else.
In the workbasket...  
  • I'm knitting a plain vanilla white hat for the chemo center.
  • I'm thinking about starting a Copy Cat C.C. Beanie with the new ChiaoGoo red circular 16" knitting needles that I purchased last week. I used Amazon credit that I earned from Opinion Outpost (referral link) for answering surveys. I earn credit there more quickly than at Swagbucks (referral link). I continue to use both, but Opinion Outpost is my favorite of the two.

Looking forward to this week...
  • Tuesday - Knitting group at The Brew coffee shop
  • Wednesday - Lunch with my friend Regina and church  
  • Thursday -  
  • Friday - Homeschool co-op 
  • Saturday -  

Looking around the house...  "I can only do what I can do." 

From the camera... 
I've been thinking of my mother-in-love who moved to Heaven 4 1/2 years ago.
She was an excellent mother-in-love.
Judy Benson Lane may her name be blessed forever!
On my prayer list...
  • Peace - I asked two ladies today what I could pray for them. Both said peace. Personal and country peace.
  • Recovery from radiation. Burns will heal as will internal damage.
  • Cancer will die the death in my body. My heart and bones will be protected from the medical treatments I'm taking.
  • Protection and wisdom for our country's leaders.

My prayer for you, my reader...

Father God,
So many of us are lacking peace these days. Please help us to seek you and to be anxious for nothing as you tell us in Philippians 4:4-8. We want that peace that passes all understanding. I pray father that you will help us to find that peace in the midst of our circumstances. I ask in Jesus' name. Amen.

Thanks for dropping by!
Please say hello.
Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.
Homemaking Party