Monday, May 14, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ May 14, 2018


As I write ...  Sunday evening

The weather.... Sunny and quite warm.


Right now I am... relaxing after a three day weekend celebrating my birthday, my father's birthday, and Mother's Day.

Thinking... I'm thinking about purchasing a set of size 0 knitting needles. I have a new friend, Colleen, who is going to teach me to make socks.

A quote to share... 
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"True Christianity finds all of its doctrines in the Bible;
true Christianity does not deny any part of the Bible;
true Christianity does not add anything ot the Bible.
For many centuries the Bible has been the most available
book on the earth.  It has no hidden purpose. 
It cannot be destroyed."
p 58
 Billy Graham in Quotes
Franklin Graham
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On my reading pile...   

Favorite blog posts last week...  

Something fun to share... 




On my to do list... 
  • Do something on my spring bucket list. ~ Done! Ice cream run.
  • Medical oncologist nurse practitioner appointment ~ Done!
  • Echocardiogram to see if my heart is still strong. ~ Done!
  • Chemo ~ Done!
  • Recover ~ in process
  • Mop kitchen floor ~ My daughter did it.  
  • Laundry ~ Did a little.

On the needles...  
  • A simple, knit one pearl one hat using yarn that Shelly gave me. Thank you!

Looking forward to this week...
  • Tuesday - Knitting group ~ Relaxing
  • Wednesday - Treatment ~ I slept all afternoon!
  • Thursday - Resting day
  • Friday -  My son Michael's graduation 
  • Saturday -  My daughters' vocal/piano recital.

Looking around the house...  My motto has become, "I can only do what I can do." Unfortunately, it shows!

    From the camera... Remembering the mothers in my life


    My mom, Barbara, and step-dad Rick

    My mother-in-love, Judy, and me (remembering hair)

    My Annie and me


    Devotional...   

    On my prayer list...
    • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
    • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
    • Healing for our country so that we may be ONE nation under God.
    • Relief from the side effects of my treatments ~ regain movement in arm without pain across all the radiated area.
    • Cancer will die the death in my body. My heart, brain, organs, spleen, and healthy cells will be protected. I will live and not die and declare the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 118:17

    My prayer for you, my reader...

    Jesus, I thank you that you hear our prayers. Father, I thank you for sending Jesus. Holy Spirit, I thank you for being our comforter and our teacher. Lord God, three in one, I thank you that you personally know each one of my readers. You know each one's needs, fears, hopes, problems, pains, and illnesses. I ask you God to speak directly to each one, to meet each person's needs, and heal each physical problem. Bless each spiritually, physically, socially, and financially. I ask it all by the power of the Blood of Jesus, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

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

    Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.

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    Joining with Peggy
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    30 comments:

    1. Congratulations to your son! Hope all goes well for you this week and you feel better and better each day.

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      1. Thanks so much Jean! Have a terrific week. God is so very good. I know I'll continue to heal.

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    2. Please share you sock journey. I learned to make socks from Winwick Mum's book Super Socks by Christine Perry. It is still a work in progress. I use a 2mm 9 inch circular needle except for toes and heel. I enjoy your blog. Diane in Tennessee

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      1. Hi Diane, I'm hoping to get a phone with a better camera. If I do, I'll try to include photos and tell a bit more about my knitting including learning socks. I've made Christmas stockings and fuzzy feet. I've even made myself one pair of socks, but they are too large, so I sleep in them in the winter. I'm going to learn from someone who knows how to size them.
        God bless!
        Laura

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    3. Laura, I hope you've been doing well. I've been a bit absent from my blog and blogs in general so I feel like I've missed so much.

      Glad you had a great weekend, and I wish you a blessed wonderful week ahead. :)

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      1. I understand Sandra. I've been rather the same way for quite some time. Have a terrific week, and I appreciate your dropping in.
        God bless!
        Laura

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    4. Well, Happy Birthday to you!
      I continue to pray you will be blessed and healed and rested!

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      1. Oh, thank you. You've been so very kind and faithful to pray. I do appreciate your friendship so much. I'm having pain inside in the entire radiated area. God bless you!
        Laura

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    5. Let me know how your going to knit your socks. On circular needles on the ones with double points. I might be able to share with you. I have a size 8 foot and use 2.5 needles. Hugs, Sandi

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      1. The lady who is going to teach me said that I need size 0 circular needles. She also is going to teach me how to measure and make the socks fit.
        You are so kind!
        God bless you,
        Laura

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    6. Will be sending positive vibes for your health. I have learned to knit socks too... still learning but getting there. Have a great week.

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      1. Thank you Luludou, I need all the positive I can get. God has been so very good to me. I think there are levels to learning anything.
        God bless!
        Laura

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    7. Thank you for that prayer at the end, Laura, and also the Billy Graham quote about the bible!

      Did you watch the Jerusalem embassy opening ceremony? It was amazing.

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      1. You're welcome, Sandi. I was able to watch part of the ceremony before my husband needed me. It was one of the most momentous moments in history. Hmmm...that's rather redundant, isn't it?
        Be blessed,
        Laura

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    8. Have fun learning to make the socks! I enjoyed making the few pairs I have done in the past, I may have to work on some more! Have a great week!

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      1. Hi Jodi!
        I forgot to order my needles, so I have to wait another week. I'm working with a super bulky yarn to make a hat right now. Sock yarn will feel tiny!
        I need to start taking photos of what I've been working on and share them on the blog. I'm going to pop over to your blog in just a bit and poke around a bit. I hope you have a lovely week and get lots done!
        Laura Lane
        Harvest Lane Cottage
        Carthage, Missourah
        Yep, that's how I say it!

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      1. You too Penny! Hope something wonderful happens!

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    10. Happy Belated Mother's Day and your Birthday!!! You have been busy my friend. Don't worry, that gorgeous hair will return. Continued prayers.

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      1. Oh Debbie, thank you. You've been so very kind and faithful to pray. I'm having some pain inside in the entire radiated area. God bless you!
        Laura

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    11. I pray for your recovery each day. I am thrilled to see that you are doing what you can each day and that you won't give up.

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      1. Hello Carol,
        I am glad to read from you! I am finally learning to pace myself instead of flat wear myself out at every opportunity! Thank you so very much for continuing to pray for me. Just four more chemo treatments! I cannot wait to be done. I am trusting God I'll never have to go through chemo or radiation again. For that matter, I'll never hear another cancer diagnosis again!
        God bless you!
        Laura

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    12. I love your encouraging post today. It blessed me.

      I read the link to the old fashioned housekeeping post that you put up. I was amazed to see they same system that I grew up on. My mother did that entire system for years and years, and I have the whole thing (set up for another house) somewhere in my boxes. She even took me to see the "Sidetracked ladies" when I was a teen. Through the years, I have done it off and on. Maybe this will encourage me to find it! I do know that my mother's house was always super clean and organized, and it was especially helpful during us 3 girls' teen-age years, she said, because she could just lay out some cards (chores) for us to do, and not get into a battle over it:)

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      1. That's really neat Becky. I think I remember FlyLady mentioning that system.

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    13. I am falling behind in visiting, friend, please forgive me. A very Happy Belated Birthday to you, smiles. Keeping you in prayer.

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      1. No troubles. I've fallen behind, too. Be blessed! Emily and Michael finished finals this week. Hope all goes well for you.
        Laura

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    14. gDonna'S newest post will surely speak to where you are right now. I love her wisdom. Congratulations on graduating your son! My husband was approved for Social Security disability this week after only 9 months of working on it! This is a real game changer for us. PTL we are so blessed.

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      1. That's terrific news Lana! I'm so happy for you! I'll go see what gDonna's written.

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    15. Hi Laura! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and that this week has been blessing you so far. Continuing to send prayers for health and healing. Stay strong you wonderful faith-filled daughter of our wonderful Lord God above! ;)
      xoxo

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      1. It was a good weekend Carrie. Thanks so much for praying!

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    Thank you for praying for me! Thank you for encouraging me so much through this cancer treatment. I have the best blog friends in the world! Yes! You!

    I read all your comments and respond as I can right now.
    Please make sure I have your email if you want me to respond or pray for you. For some reason Blogger isn't notifying me of comments right now, so I may be a bit slower.

    God bless you all! This life only works with Jesus. The next life is a continuation of this one—make sure you spend it with Jesus. Jesus is the only way to God the Father!

    Your blog friend,
    Laura Lane
    Cancer Survivor