Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My cousin's wife is doing well...thank all of you who have contacted me letting me know you are praying for her and donor family/loved ones.

Doctors and nurses are very pleased. Some fluid around a lung. That is common they say. Drain tube and mild diuretic keeping that in control. Weening her off one medication so they can start weening her off respirator. Responding to nurses commands and opens eyes when my cousin/her husband and their daughter speak to her. Heart is working beautifully! So very much to be thankful for and to praise God how he is working in this miracle in our family and this miracle leading to other miracles/healings as well.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A good friend of mine back in school days of years way gone by and growing up in beautiful Mathews County... Who also is the wife of (41 years this July) my dear first cousin after being on transplant list for almost two years got her new heart last night/early this morning.

Wonderful news is this is now beating on it's own in her body. Next 48 hours critical for her and her new heart.

If you pray, please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

AND also keep in your prayers the family of the donor who gave our family this wonderful gift in the time of their deep loss and time of tremendous grief.

If you are not a prayer...keep them all in your good thoughts.

Thank you so much!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bad, Bad, Blogger

My oh My I am a bad blogger...last time I blogged I had just broken my foot! Well...I switched groups and went to the one I have past history with and trust. He told me it was not bad, he saw no need of surgery, the boot was all I needed. Went back month ago and 90% healed...go back end of this month. Apparently takes as long for the last 10% as it does for the first 90% in the healing process.

Memorial Day morning I looked out my kitchen window and saw several deer in my backyard. Grew up in the rural country and never saw a deer except along roadside near woods or victim of an accident with vehicle. Live in the "BIG CITY" and see deer it seems all the time the past year or so. By the time I found camera they were in neighbors back yard behind mine.

Laura is playing T-ball. Hope she follows her mom's footsteps and play baseball with the boys! She and sister Rachel are both riding two wheel bikes learned in a couple hours. Emily is ripping behind them on her trike.
I did polka-dotted initials on t-shirts for the girls their mom bought for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July

These were taken at Memorial Day cookout.

I'll try to do better...

Thursday, March 24, 2011


After DH had one eye surgery and before the second one (which was today) we and DD and her oldest two took a few days off and headed to Amish Country. Her DH stayed home with their youngest and our pets.

Laura went last year and this was Rachel's first year to go with us. They were both so very good.
We did a LOT of outlet shopping and visited Bird-in-Hand Farmer's Market to stock up on the goodies they sell.
At breakfast every morning at Dienner's ! All you can eat for $4.95 and a large variety breakfast foods and pastries to temp anyone's appetite.

The girls loved the farms lands...
One big treat for them was the Amish Buggy ride. Laura and her mom took it last year and it was on her list of must do for this year. Rachel loved it too. The Amish gentleman let them ride up front with him and even let each of them hold the reins for a while. That was a BIG TREAT for the two girls. He was very informative and answered all questions those in the buggy asked him.
I did get to go in two Amish Owned Fabric places and picked up a few fat-quarters and a panel to add to my stash and a tw0 yard piece of Green Bay Packer's Fleece for DD to make her daddy a blanket. She makes the ones where you use two different colors/prints of fleece, cut fringe around the edges and tie the fringe pieces to join the two layers.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Well, I've missed three good Estate Sales and Mid-Atlantic because of my foot! BUT, I listen to my inner voice and Monday called the orthopedist I have been to for other problems. He was out of town but I see him Friday!!!

Feel like the weight of the world been lifted from my shoulders!!! Don't know what he'll say but I have faith in him. Took my baby girl two him when she was 12 for her foot and 17 for her hand. He patched her up just fine. And I know I can trust him as some years back he sent to out of town to another surgeon who he felt was better than he for this particular surgery. Today I have full use of that hand!

I know he'll fix my foot back to normal or send me to someone who will.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My neighbor across the street has one of these trees...
Wednesday my three little granddaughters and I picked up sticks and twigs from our oak trees and the gumball fruit from the neighbor's sweet gum tree that loves to fall and bounce to our yard. Thursday and Friday they filled basket after basket of the gumballs and dumped them in our trash can.

DD came over early Saturday morning and we walked to an Estate Sale around the corner around us. We got there and there was a very long line so we went back home. Around noon we were on our way to check out the Estate sale and walking down our driveway I slipped on one of two of these
on our driveway.

So I am now sporting one of these lovelies on my left foot as I fractured fifth metatarsal.

My doctor x-rays me Tuesday sent me to ortho doctor today. He's the local university's athletes doctor and suppose to be good. I'm not sure as I want to see the one I've seen before and think the world of... Bottom line is I most likely need surgery since the area where it happens is not know for good circulation needed for bone healing. But we are trying to avoid it as my DH has a surgery next week, then we are going out of town for a long weekend and he'll have surgery again three weeks from the first one. Mine will have to wait until after he's OK. So say a prayer that the bone is healing in two weeks when he does x-rays again and that my DH's two surgeries go well and won't need the third one. If bone not healing then magnetic treatments. If those don't work surgery will be needed. For sure the OS who I've seen before will be doing it.

SO I AM SICK since won't be attending Mid-Atlantic this year as have to stay off the foot for a LONG TIME. I'll be looking for postings from all my friends in blog land who will be attending Mid-Atlantic.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

This morning family gathered to celebrate Laura's 5th birthday! With her cake before blowing out her candle. The crown she made at school. The birthday person decorates a crown to wear on their birthday...since hers was today she celebrated it Friday at school.

Checking out Fancy Nancy. She got a game and mostly clothes as CLOTHES was her request for presents...

Youngest sister Emily munching on a chocolate football lollipop that were the favors. She's wearing the her Valentine shirt I did for her.

Middle sister Rachel waiting for her 4th birthday in a couple weeks. Notice she likes the icing from the cake and the ice-cream.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Go by an visit A Joyful Chaos She is giving away a book she loves...

This is a book based on the Horse and Buggy Mennonite which is close to the Old Order Amish. The author of the blog A Joyful Chaos grew up in an Old Order Amish family. Her blog is about growing up Amish and leaving the Order.

Friday, February 4, 2011


I'm still among the living. Keep wanting more snow. Have been teased since the big one Christmas Day and day after but it's been missing us in Jan and so far in February. There some talk of some this week. We'll see.

I have done two of three Valentine shirts for the dearest little granddaughters. Above is picture of two of them DD took for me. Need to do name for Emily and add it to the balloon design for the third one.

The DH is now on a Bison kick. I have put some of those on a few of his shirts.

My camera's flash died right before Christmas. So having to depend on others to take pictures for me. Waiting to get my Sam's Club, Costco and rebates checks as I have decided to spring for a nice camera at either Sam's Club or Costco.

Next project, once I get Emily's Valentine shirt done today, will be Birthday Cupcakes t-shirts for the two February Birthday Girls.