The last few days.
Thursday Dr.'s all day.
Friday Dr.'s 1/2 day.
My family Dr. told me to get
this book and start eating this way.
Donna, my sister in law, sent me these
really wonderful books that I enjoy reading
every morning.
Jesse and little dog are staying here for a couple of
months to help me out with things.
Pretty flowers my friend Karen from work gave me.
More art journal pages. I figure the next couple of months
I'll be filling these up. My friend Tricia gave me these little
stickers that I put on random pages and when I get to them
they'll help me with ideas for things to write, or paint. This one
says "the art of life"
just some swirls
this makes me think of the ocean

and my personal favorite "live in the moment"
which I've been learning to do since this cancer
thing started. I actually put some flower petals
on the page - I hope they keep their color.


Create for the day: Can't believe I did anything.
I worked all day and am paying for it pain wise.
Even though, I wanted to paint these flowers
because I liked the colors so much. They were
a gift from my friend Karen at work, very sweet!
The original watercolor
and a couple of played with photoshop versions
fun, fun!


I had so much fun creating journal pages I made a bunch more.
Going to try to go to work tomorrow.

Create for the day: Haven't done in awhile
Tracy asked does painting give you energy?
sometimes but sometimes it's very draining.
Making journal pages, on the other hand, is
energizing 'cause I don't put a lot of thought
into it. I just start tearing and gluing and whatever
I feel like doing. Now to fill these up with thoughts.


More flower pictures

I started a watercolor of some of the flowers.
This past weekend was recovery from the
bone biopsy. It wasn't as bad as I thought it
would be. But it's a weird feeling when they
scrape the bone. I think the pain after is worse.
I decided to stay home today and try to go back
to work tomorrow. Thank you to everyone
who has been praying. I felt very calm Friday
when I went to get that done and I believe it's
because of people praying, so thank you!!


Someone from Jesse's work, Konnie, a little girl
(not really little early 20's - to me little),
found out what is going on with me and sent me
flowers. I've never met her. She truly sent me a
blessing. What a sweetheart.

I've made it to work 3 days in a row. That's really good
considering how I feel lately. Unfortunately, tomorrow, no.
I'm very tired and have a Dr.'s appointment. Looks like
Friday may be the bone biopsy - not looking forward to it.

I liked this a lot so here it is:

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner

every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when

she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening

so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely

burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask

me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night,

but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned

biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing... never made a face nor uttered a word

about it! 

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my

Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what

he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then." 

Later that night,

I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits

burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day

at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burned biscuit never

hurt anyone!" 

As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times.

Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly

anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else.

But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's

faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's differences - is one of the most

important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship. 

And that's my prayer for you today... that you will learn to take the good,

the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God.

Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a

relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker! 

We could extend

this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship,

be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship! 

"Don't put the key to

your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own." 

So, please

pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine. 

If this reading

has touched your spirit, feel free to pass this along to someone who has

enriched your life. 

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet

is fighting some kind of battle. 


I forgot to put the crab pictures on here
yesterday. I couldn't resist another sky photo.

Chuck kept playing with him

He flipped it over. The tail is wicked.
Working today. Glad it's not so hot.


Happy Anniversary Chuck 29!!!

Create for the day: photos
A book given to me by a lady Chuck works with
she had breast cancer too. Yes, I do. I just found out
Thursday. I'm going to write between photos some of the
things she marked for me in the book that
I seriously needed to hear.
We went to the beach for our anniversary.
Before we started out we stopped at McDonalds for
breakfast. These guys were in line in front of us
picking up their breakfast.
When we arrived at the beach we saw dolphin jumping,
spinning when they jumped, and riding the waves.
I wish I'd been fast enough with my camera to catch
some of the action. The waves were awesome today.
I know not all prayers are answered, but many are,
so I continue to petition
You, for You are my hope
When I cry to You, I know you hear, just as I can hear my child
crying a block away. Thank You for Your promises and never-ending care.

The clouds were spectacular today too.
Tricia, this is the art deco condos I was talking about.
You have a plan and although
I don't know or understand it, I trust You.
Our umbrella took flight and Chuck ran after it.
It was a very nice day!


29 years!

Hard to believe 29 years tomorrow. Chuck said it would
be lame if we didn't do something. We've just had so much

going on the past few weeks its hard to plan anything.

We are going to the beach which is somewhere we've always

enjoyed going. I wish we could take a trip out west. He said

maybe this summer. Every year we've said we would. Next

year's 30 maybe then. It has been a good 29 years and has

gone by extremely fast. I thank God for blessing me with

Chuck as my husband! I love you Chuck now and forever!!!!!

Then, wow we've really changed, and my brother Terry and his wife Donna.


Create for the day: Haven't done again in a while. Been
too busy with Dr. appointments, tests and trying to squeeze
some work in with it all. Surprisingly I haven't killed the tomatoes yet.
I think the marigolds and basil are helping to keep
the pests away.

For Mother's day Corey and John gave me a gift card to Michaels.
Fun, fun, fun I didn't even spend 1/2 and I got a t-shirt too.


This was a fun mother's day gift from Jesse.
Each candle comes with a ring in it worth $10 up to $1000.00.
You can see where the ring is wrapped up.
And here's the ring

fun like a treasure hunt.


It was a Happy Mother's Day!! Went to Stuart's.
Got to play on his new pool table, really nice.
Jess showing her skills.
Me the tongue helps balance
Trish Mom Me
Trish, Me, Mom, Jesse
I don't know what we were looking at?

Mom pool shark, more like minnow
but she's a fast learner.
Heidi, Patsy (Chuck's mom), Chuck
Sorry Patsy this was the best of what
I took of you and Chuck. He was making
faces in the other pictures.
Hope everyone had a blessed Mother's Day!