Sunday, October 21, 2018

Maple Leaf Festival 2018 and an Update

Hi Y'all!

  I ventured on my biggest outing since surgery with my husband and daughters. We went to the Maple Leaf Parade yesterday morning. Afterward, we grabbed a sandwich at Sonic and headed to the square. Both of my daughters performed their music on stage during the afternoon. We were out from early morning until around 5:00. Then we quickly heated our covered dish and headed over to our friends' house for dinner and a bonfire. It was nice to enjoy a harvest party and to mark bonfire off my bucket list. I'm wearing my Fiddly Bits scarf and hat. I made them both myself. The scarf is knit in a tube with the ends grafted together. I just made a simple hat without a pattern. The pattern for the scarf is available on Ravelry. I still have leftover yarn. I may make some fingerless mitts. Not sure on that one yet. Believe me, it made for a very long and tiring day. Hitting the pillow—yay!

  I saw the surgeon this week and he said that I'm healing well. Yesterday, I took my last pain pill, and although I've still got some pain, it's no worse than on the other side. The radiation caused damage, and I still have pain there. I'm still believing God for healing on both sides.

  I probably won't be writing this week, but maybe next week I can start getting back to writing. After all, Fall is my extra most favoritest time of the year. Giggle. I feel so naughty when I write words like that. I have an English degree from the last century, and one of my best friends is a college English professor. Hi Deb! Forgive me?

  Anyhow, I'll think up something good and write in another week or so. God bless you all, and enjoy this wonderful time of the year. In the meantime, check out some of the posts on my Falling for Autumn tab.

~ Laura

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Thank You! Surgery/Recovery Update

My husband, my hero
Thank you all so much for your prayers. I feel like I am recovering well from this latest surgery.  God is so good to me! My husband and girls are taking good care of me. That helps so much. I hope to be back to regular writing and responding in another week or two. Don't give up... I'll be back. Enjoy this most wonderful time of the year. I'm still going to try to do a few things on my Fall Bucket List 2018!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

I'm Home

I am home from surgery, and all went well. 
Thank you for praying.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Surgery Day ~ October 10, 2018 ~ Breast Cancer Awareness

I'm having surgery at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. This is my third surgery since finding out I had breast cancer back in May 2017. This one is outpatient.

I will not be writing or responding to comments for a few days. I appreciate your prayers.

PLEASE check yourself regularly

I found the lump quite by accident. I hadn't been careful about checking monthly. By the time I found the lump, I was already stage 3. But God! Thank you Jesus for destroying the cancer in my body.

I read something on a bumper sticker. Please forgive the vulgarity, but it gets the point across.

"Check your boobies! Mine tried to kill me!"

God bless you all!


Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ October 8, 2018

As I write ...  Sunday night

The weather.... Lots of rain over the weekend.

Right now I am... writing just a bit before bed.

Thinking... of things I must do in the next couple of days.

A quote to share... 

"Do what you can
with what you have, 
where you are."

President Theodore Roosevelt

On my reading pile...   

In my Kindle...

Favorite blog post last week...  

    On my to do list... 
    • Get errands done
    • Grocery Shop
    • Prep for surgery
    On the needles...  

    Looking forward to this week...
    • Monday - Pick up RX and possibly some grocery shopping
    • Tuesday - Ultrasound test, take Amy to sing at nursing home, knitting group  
    • Wednesday - Surgery
    • Thursday - Recover! 
    • Friday - Recover!
    • Saturday - Recover!
    Looking around the house...  Girls are in bed, and I'm heading there!

      From the camera... 

      My high school sweetheart now my husband
      Oh the eighties!
      On my prayer list...
      • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
      • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
      • Good, godly, brave people to be elected to serve in Congress and across our nation according to The Constitution. 
      • My revision surgery to go well and to heal well

      My prayer for you, my dear reader...

      Father God, most likely each of my readers has something heavy on her heart. Father, I ask that whatever that need is—provision for a bill, for food, for education or whatever—healing for herself or a loved one—relief from pain, or fear, or anxiety—reconciliation with a loved one or between family members—salvation for someone they care about—I ask you to meet their needs. Holy Spirit, please make your presence known. Bring salvation, bring peace, bring faith, bring hope. Thank you so much for your provision of salvation and everything we need. I bless your Holy Name Jesus! Amen.

      Thank you all for dropping in.
      Please take a few moments and jot me a note. 

      Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

      Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.


      Joining with Peggy
      Joining with Peggy