If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I know I've been gone awhile, but I thought I'd play along with the Hodgepodge today.

1. Are you watching the Olympics? Your favorite summer Olympic event? I read recently a list of the most iconic Olympic moments in history...what stands out in your mind as a great moment from some past summer Olympic games?
Yes, I'm watching.  Gymnastics is my favorite.  One of my favorites is the 1996 Olympics when Kerri Scruggs landed her vault on her injured ankle.  The whole team was so awesome that year.

2. Have you ever been to Rio? How about the place that started it all-Greece? Have you ever been to any of the Olympic Games in person? Is that something you'd like to do? Have you ever met an Olympian in person?
No, I've never been to Rio or Greece.  I've never been to the games in person, and yes, I'd like to. No, I've never met an Olympian.

3. The ball's in their court (tennis), cross the finish line (track and field), on target (archery), make a splash (diving), on a roll (gymnastics), out of one's depth (swimming)...which Olympic-related idiom best applies to your life right now? Explain.
Cross the finish line.  That is what I'm trying to do in this cancer fight.  Chemo is done and now comes surgery and then radiation.  I've about got it licked.  Prayers for surgery next Tuesday would be much appreciated.

4. What have you earned a 'gold medal' in recently?
Can't think of a thing right now.

5. What is it (or who is it) that motivates you to eat right, exercise, and do what you can to be healthy?
Cancer has motivated me to want to take better care of myself in the future.

6. Are you young at heart or an old soul? Explain.
I'm a bit of each.

7. It's National S'mores Day (August 10th)...are you a fan? Will you celebrate with a s'more today?\
Not really...I like all the components, but not together.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I've been surprised how much I've enjoyed the swimming events so far this year.  I've never watched them in the past very much.  Also love the volleyball!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. It's officially summer (in the northern hemisphere anyway). Which summer month is best and why?
August is best because hubby's and my birthday are both in August.

2. Can you swim? How did you learn? June 27th is National Sunglasses Day. How many pair do you own?
Yes I can swim.  I learned in the summer between 6 & 7th grade when we had a pool at home.  I have 2 pairs of sunglasses.  One that fitx on my prescription glasses and then just a regular pair.

3. What characteristic do you judge most harshly in yourself? How about in others?
In myself, love.  Do I love others eniough. In others, it's probably kindness.

4. Robert Frost wrote the now well known poem entitled The Road Not Taken. What's a road (literal or figurative) you've always wanted to travel, and where do you hope it takes you?
I'm looking forward to the road to retirement.  I hope it takes hubby and I to many happy places.  But it will still be awhile before we walk that one.

5. Popsicles-yay or nay? If you answered yay, what's your favorite flavor?

6. Brexit-on a scale of 1-10 how knowledgeable are you on what's involved here? (1=very knowledgeable and 10=what's Brexit) Is this news you'll follow or is it something you think won't impact your life in any way shape or form?
5, don't know how much I'll follow it.

7. Share a favorite song on your summer play list.
Haven't listened to much music this summer, but about anything by the Beach Boys is a good summer song.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Glad to feel like participating this week.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Checking In

Hello Everyone!

I know I haven't been around for awhile much, and don't know when I'll be back on a more permanent basis yet. But I thought I'd take a minute and say hello. However, I have been reading your posts and once in a while I comment, but mostly just read. So I am keeping up with you some.

Usually I'm checking from my phone or iPod. Seldom do I come to the computer. I usually just don't feel much like sitting at the computer these days.

I have 2 more chemo treatments to go and then I'll be rescheduled to meet the surgeon again and I'm sure there will be a bunch of scans and stuff I'll have to do so she can make the decision as to what surgery I will need. I'm expecting that to be at the end of July or early August from what they tell me. They like to give you about 4 weeks to recuperate from the chemo. And I'm sure I'll need that time. This part of the chemo has left me extremely weak and I'm now only working 1 day a week. It's really about all I can handle. However, it could be a lot worse and I feel so blessed with how God is taking care of me. Some rash and weakness is so much better than so many people have. So really, I'm not complaining, just telling it as it is.

I appreciate all the prayers you have prayed. I know that's why things are going so well.

Take care and know that I am praying for you too.


Friday, April 22, 2016


How about an update?  I'm doing well.  Good days and not so good days.  But overall, I'm well.

I've completed the 1st round which was the bad chemo (the red devil).  There were 4 of those, 1 every other week and it is done.  I will never have to do that again in my lifetime as I have had the maximum dosage allowed.

I have now started the 2nd round which is Taxol and I have to do that every week for 12 weeks.  I have completed the first 2.  I think the symptoms were a little milder and the Dr. says they should get less and less over the next few weeks and then around week 5 or 6 they may start making me more tired again, but still not be as bad as the others.  That's good news.

I did get to talk to the oncologist yesterday and he seems very pleased.  He said he can tell it's working and that the tumer is shrinking.  Yay!!  Good news!

So life is good and God has everything under control!

So how are you doing?  I've been reading a lot of your posts, but I'm not commenting a lot, just trying to keep up with you.  I'll get back to this blogging thing one of these days.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thankful Thursday

It's Thursday and time to be intentionally thankful. Click the button to join in.


Today I am thankful for:

I now have my second chemo infusion completed. Yay!

Had a late lunch with hubby at Red Lobster. Clam chowder...yummy!

I am so thankful for all my blogging friends who are praying for me and for all the encouraging words, cards and comments.  Each one means so much to me. 

God is so good to me!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Hello Everyone! Just wanted to check in and let you all know, I'm still here! lol

I'm doing well. I had a couple semi-hard days and missed work last week, but I feel almost normal right now. I'm learning to understand the doctors and nurses know what they are talking about. Imagine that! Why am I so hardheaded sometimes? They told me I need to eat and I need to rest. Boy are they right! Wish I'd just do the right thing the first time, instead of having to learn it the hard way on my own. lol I go Thursday for my second treatment. Hoping it will go about like the first one or at least no worse. But however it goes, I know God is with me.

We had the memorial service for my dad on Saturday and it was just so nice. Dad would have loved it!! So many family and friends were there. It was like a family reunion. I can just imagine that someday arriving in heaven will be very similar. Seeing friends and family that have gone on before. Sometimes I just can't wait! And now I have another reason to want to go. I plan to do a post on my dad soon. I'm waiting to get a copy of the video we used first. I want to post it hear as a memory for me.

Our ladies' Bible study starts tonight. I can't wait. I won't be facilitating this one, but will just be there as a student. So looking forward to it. We are doing Beth Moore's, Believing God. We did this several years ago, however, we have a lot of new people who have never done it. So we thought it was definitely time to do it again. It is the one that has most impacted my life and faith. I'm looking forward to what God is going to say to all of us.

Well, that's all for now. Hope you all have a great day!!!