Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Potpourri

Well hello...

it has been quite a week
but things are looking better
and I truly believe that the prayers we have received
have made a difference

I thank you for all the comments
and kind words
he is feeling a bit better and in turn
I feel better ~ funny how that works

I feel like I need to nest this week-end
maybe it is the change in the weather
I want to bake and  be creative

I want to sit down with a cup of tea and some of this bread
doesn't it look scrumptious!

of course we will be heading out for a hospital visit
and since he is out of town ~ we will make a day of it

the leaves are starting to change
so I will take my camera and hopefully get some shots

wishing everyone a wonderful week-end
and thanking you once again for all that you do.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Prayers Please...

Just a quick note tonight before I go to bed

a note asking for prayers

see this shot ~ it is me, my cousin Donny,
my cousin Gina and Trevor
circa 1983

young things ~ funny isn't it!
Gina found it in a pile of old pictures
and brought it down to show me when she was here
I love it

so ~ Donny is my cousin
we are the same age ~ well 1 month apart
if you want to get all technical

he has had a rough year or so
last summer he was diagnosed with cancer
in his butt cheek

tumor in his butt ~ first time I had heard of it
but there it was

so last fall he went thru chemo and radiation
into Christmas and the new year

this spring he got the sign
all clear the doctor said
cancer free

but he was still having issues
taking Immodium constantly
I know ~ tmi...right

then this summer he was having extreme pains
in his stomach
he has been told so many different things
that he did not know which way to turn

he is alone
never married
just a man and his dog
going through stressful stuff
which was not helping his health

so he has been off work for 5 weeks now
and is now in the hospital
a small town hospital which is more like a clinic

I think he should be moved to a bigger one
preferably one of the 2 here

his sister is doing her best
being an advocate and working full time
plus the other things she has going on in her life right now

it can send someone right over the edge
but I am here for her
because I love them both

so I ask you to pray for Donny
he is scared
scared of losing his home
of who will look after his dog
about his job
and fears that this is the end

I am staying optimistic
trying ~ trying

so tonight I will pray 
that they can find out exactly what is wrong
pray that the infection will leave his body
pray that he can heal
pray that the calls and questions I asked tonight
were the right ones

pray for the cousin that introduced me
to my future husband although we did not know it
at the time

pray pray pray

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Potpourri

Hello fall ~ we have been waiting for you...

it has been quite the week
the first one back after vacation is one of the longest
isn't it??

it was a week of getting back into a routine
a week of season premiere's on tv
and weather wise it was gorgeous

the week-end is a clean slate
no plans but hope to do something productive
or at least something fun!

it will be one for catching up on reading
my Folk magazine arrived in the mail yesterday
so I hope to curl up with that!

thank you for all your comments this week
no matter what your plans are this week-end
I hope it is the best!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Fall is in the Air





I know the first day of fall is Friday
but with cool mornings ~ warm days
and chilly nights I am ready to pack up summer
and welcome the next season
with open arms and a cozy sweater.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, September 19, 2011

River Walk

Hello and Happy Monday

I hope that everyone had a good week-end
mine was bittersweet as this morning I get to 
head back to work after 2 weeks off

it bites actually!

This week-end was gorgeous
and I enjoyed it to the max
Sunday I was picking up Samantha
and we were going to head to the fair

while I was driving to get her ~ camera in purse
I thought about one of the things I wanted to do
while I was on vacation was to walk the path
along the river and get some shots before the flowers all died off..

so when I got to Mom's I gave her the option
the fair or modeling for the afternoon
my girl picked picture taking ~ walking and talking
over animals

we started off at one end where the town had planted
a garden of sunflowers

although they had taken a beating ~ the wind had gotten 
to quite a few
the majority were standing tall and proud

there were quite a few with teal ribbons tied around them
which made me smile

down around the corner is one of my favorite places
Riverfront Park

the gazebo has live music one night a week all summer

there are little east coast symbols along the path
like a lighthouse and covered bridge
along with beautiful flowerbeds

my little sweet pea has turned into a 
beautiful young lady

down under the bridge
(no trolls)
and around the other side

another walker offered to take our picture
which was a perfect memento of our afternoon

on our way back to the car
the tidal bore came in

I have not seen it in years
and Sam had only seen it once
we actually heard it before we turned to see it
it was pretty cool

if you want to read more about it click here

we rewarded ourselves with ice cream!!

Once we downloaded the photos ~ she picked the ones
she wanted added and tagged to Facebook
then we picked up Mom and we all went out to dinner

it was the perfect day to end my vacation.

Hope you all had a wonderful week-end
and that you have a great week.