October 29, 2009
Some Wedding Photos ... and an Orchid


I love how he captured the moments inbetween the big happenings ....

Got this Orchid from the International Students.  Said they were sorry I didn't get it as soon as I got back but they were on their Washington trip.   It's HUGE.  How do I take care of it??


October 28, 2009
Wordless Wednesday
Breast Cancer Awareness


October 27, 2009
Do you have enough hats?
I had to drop records off at the doctor's office yesterday afternoon and stopped in Target to look for new tennis shoes.  A lady stopped me and said "Do you mind if I asked you a personal question?"  Uh no.
(thinking, okay I wonder what this is about??)

She asked "Do you have enough hats?"   {grin}  She is a 3 year breast cancer survivor.  Young lady with 3 little people in her cart.  She said she has about 50 and is looking to share them.  How nice.

I've been having a pitty party lately -- and she really brightened my day yesterday.

Of course this morning, we are back to the party.   I didn't turn the radio on until I made it to the front gate of post because I spent the time talking to the Lord. 

Do you know, its NOT very nice to lie about your brother or sister.  Not nice at all.  God don't like ugly, as Ann would say.  You are supposed to prefer your brother.  Enough said.

Anyways -- this song came on.  I've not ever heard it before.   The video is a little rough, but the words spoke to my heart.  I cried.

Three in the morning,
And I'm still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I'd say,
If we were face to face,
I'd tell you just what you mean to me,
I'd tell you these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

Last time we spoke,
You said you were hurting,
And I felt your pain in my heart,
I want to tell you,
That I keep on praying,
Love will find you where you are,
I know cause I've already been there,
So please hear these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

From one simple life to another,
I will say,
Come find peace in the Father,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
God's got His hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why you're here,
Take your time and pray,
Thank God for each day,
His love will find a way,
These are the words I would say

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October 26, 2009
Menu Plan Monday!

Plans changed and we did end up going out to lunch.  It was yummy too.  I had a salad with balsamic basil vinegrette dressing and a huge sweet potato.  I don't even need butter on my sweet potatoes, I can eat them plain.  They are so sweet and yummy!!

There was a pie social at church -- wow -- lots of yummy pies.  Hub likes pecan, Josh likes pumpkin and Stephen can do without pie, period.

Busy week again this week -- I definitely didn't get enough sleep last night.  Ugh.  Tired. 

Monday -- Taco Soup

Tuesday -- Chicken Parmesan, Salad, Pasta (never happened last week)  I will make it healthier, just giving you an idea what it is -- and I won't fry the chicken in oil.

Wednesday -- Sloppy Joes, Fries and Salad.  (Radiation Oncologist - second opinion appt!)

Thursday -- Homemade Beefaroni, Salad, and Bread

Friday -- I work an event during the evening, so they are on their own.  Trunk or Treat at church. Lots of sandwich fixes in the fridge.

I hope to make a huge patch of cookies for the kiddos to give out at church on Friday evening.  Better than candy.  We'll see how ambitious I am.  It may happen, and it may not.   I also plan on making a huge pot of spaghetti sauce for the freezer.   I picked up a huge can of crushed tomatoes at Costco for $2.69 this weekend.  Can't beat that price, and I like my own much better.

The boys wanted to have a bonfire on Halloween night -- but it would involve some donations and we weren't sure if people would be able to handle 2 weekends in a row, so plans are up in the air about that one.  We may have a few over -- just to have some fun.  I can handle a little to feed, but not a lot!  LOL!

Puppies are opening their eyes, going to get some new photos tonight.  Some of them are chunks.  I love me some puppy breath!!   They smell so good in general, of course their mom stinks, but they don't.  =) 

Have a great Monday -- my lunch is over!!

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October 25, 2009
I Had ...
...a post all written up on Friday, Oct 23rd, but blogger decided to be uncooperative, and now its gone.

Then ... our wonderful  awful internet went over the fair access policy with a simple download of Java for Stephen's laptop.  It seriously fails, but its still better than dial up.  Ugh.

Not much happening on the home front ... was up before the sun today, in fact its still pitch dark out.  Debating going walking and I still might ... church this morning and evening, then we have a Pie Social after the evening service to honor the ministers ... its National Clergy Appreciation Month.  I made a Pecan Pie, since its hub's favorite.  Glad its not mine, it would be too tempting.  Let's talk peach or french silk ... then we're really talking.

I have collected over 100 of these ... how awesome is that?  Thanks guys!  It's not really so much about the 10 cents Yoplait will donate but about the support it shows those in need.   Even collecting them takes an effort ... even my boys are careful to keep them!  
Did you know 80% of woman who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no history of it in their families?   Of course, if they do, its a greater risk.  Wow.  Mammagrams are not 100% accurate -- it didn't find mine -- and by the time you feel it, it will be pretty big. 
So -- get them done AND check monthly.  Know your girls, so you know what is different in them. 

Don't know how to do it correctly?  Go here 

You can also register to have an email  reminder sent to you each month -- go here to sign up.

Been playing this on Facebook ... I am in a friendly competition with Josh -- who after no internet will probably surpass me today!   I even called Sarai yesterday to take care of it for me.  LOL!   I am up to Level 14 -- Stephen is at 24, so I don't play against him. 

We were supposed to go to lunch with Lexi's dad and bonus mom ... but that might fall through.  I didn't plan lunch today ... any suggestions?  I didn't even take anything out to defrost...  

Off to walk for a bit ... since it plans on being a busy week with walking time limited ... enjoy this wonderful Lord's day! 

Any one have a good, easy, cut out cookie type recipe?   I did -- and now I can't find it!   Blah.


October 21, 2009
Wordless Wednesday ....

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October 20, 2009

Breast Cancer Graphics

Good visit with the surgeon yesterday, healing nicely and no fluid build-up in the flaps. I don't have 100% mobility in my left arm yet so I will see a physical therapist for a few visits to fix that up. Dr N was glad to see me with hair and I told her that I hadn't felt this good in months. I feel much better than even before my diagnosis. Probably due to all the supplements I take now and my change of eating. (uh, and no chemo!)  I have been walking again too. Chipper loves that, I’m sure he missed it.

My blood pressure is still high 151/94. I have blood pressure meds, but I don't take them. I want to take my BP out of the doctor's office, but now impossible at the free machines because I can't take it with my left arm. So ... ??? I keep telling them its location that causes it, but that is probably not the case.

It was a beautiful day here in Kansas yesterday ... sunny and 70 degrees. Absolutely wonderful.

Hub and I then went to see Dr. Wall -- the Radiation Oncologist. A super nice man, he didn't have some of my history correct though. I know and keep very good track of all that’s gone on, he actually looked in the chart because he insisted. Well, he was wrong. He also said it was impossible to know if cancer was ever in my lymph nodes or not. {shrug} We decided to just be foolish enough to believe the Lord contained it and it never went there. He explained and answered all of hub's questions ... {sigh} Still believe that God will be the one to do the ultimate healing, but to be totally honest, I’m afraid not to do it. It’s not that I doubt God, maybe because I’ve relied on myself for so long, maybe I don’t have enough faith to just not do anything, probably a combination of all of it.

Radiation won't change my reconstruction procedure -- it will still have to be a TRAM Flap reconstruction . I've read it’s a tad painful after. I can't get the implants if I do radiation, and to be honest, I’m not sure if I want them anyway. I’d rather have my own stuff inside me.

Radiation would be six weeks ... no changing that. Higher doses in some areas especially the scar. They have to be very careful as my heart is right there. He said it would give me a higher percentage of it not recurring ... 30% more. Which is quite a bit. He did tell us he would recommend a doctor at Providence which is about 30 minutes from my job vs. an hour. I really like St. Luke's -- but an hour is a long drive x 2 x 5 days a week. He said fatigue and skin irritation is the problems, but of course it doesn’t come without risk.

Please remember us in prayer .... it doesn’t seem like this will ever end … that kick in the gut feeling sure is familiar. =)

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Have you this month???


October 19, 2009
Menu Plan Monday --

Monday came early today for some reason!
Taco woke us up twice during the night to do his business.  Once about 130 (hub took him) and then at 330 (my turn).  When the alarm rang at 430, I so did not want to get up.   {sigh}

My co-worker is on vacation all week and one of the international class is gone on a Field Studies Trip all week, so it will be quiet.  I have plenty to do, just need to get motivated to actually do it. 

Sunday  - Vegetable Beef Soup (never made last week!)

Monday -- Leftovers -- Turkey Sandwiches  (Surgeon and Radiation Oncologist appts!)

Tuesday -- Chicken Parmesan and Pasta, Salad, Bread  (will adjust to make it healthier!)

Wednesday -- Pigs in a Blanket, Veggies, Fruit

Thursday -- Hamburger Patty Special, Small Pasta, Veggies  (Hub really likes this and requested it)

Friday -- Homemade Pizza or Homemade Beefaroni, Salad, Veggies, Fruit

Help us pray about today and the decisions we will need to be making this week.  I am out of sick leave and if I choose radiation, I will use 5 hours a week minimum.  Not to add the 10 extra hours of travel time per week.  And of course the health risks with it.  Not that I haven't been here before ....  I hate to second guess myself about decisions.  We really need to hear from the Lord about which direction to take.   The pathologist report read no skin involvement, but we are not doctors and don't know what this means.   I just know the thought of this very aggressive cancer that I had scares me.  It scares me a lot.  Mainly because of the unknown, but in reality our whole life is the unknown.  It's a little different knowing about the cancer -- then if you were 100% healthy.

Still trusting God and believing in Him ... for all things.   Thanks, as always for the prayers.

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October 18, 2009
Carnival Cakes
I think we had a pretty successful carnival this morning.  I pray the Lord blesses all those that helped and gave of their time and resources to make it a success.  Here's a few cakes that were donated for the cake walk.   I didn't get a chance to take many photos.

Candy Land anyone?


How cool is that?  Any little girls dream ...

Pumpkins ....

This pumpkin my hub did ... he can be pretty creative ...

and this hamburger and fries cake duo was the easiest cake to do for this!
It was pretty huge.

There were lots more awesome cakes -- the kids love cake walks and winning cakes.  I think us adults enjoy making these cakes for the kids too.  

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October 16, 2009
Honoring the Fallen Today -- SGT Aaron Smith

SGT Aaron Smith will be laid to rest at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.  We were all asked to stand on the sidewalks as his funeral procession passes by this morning.  No question of going.  None.

Please pray for his family and those friends that he has left behind. 

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October 15, 2009
A Mini Taco

Is she just not utterly adorable?   {sigh}

No, Michelle you do NOT need another animal @ your house!

Edited to add:  This is a puppy from Mini and Taco.  She sure is popular too -- my boss wants her, and so does Stephen ... she is just cute.   We have 3 more .... all boys.  And all black with brown/white markings.


October 14, 2009
Checking In ...

Doing well, back to work.   We've been busy with the Carnival scheduled for this Sunday and trying to get back into a routine. 

Mini had puppies on Saturday night ... she is a highly irrational mom -- goes nutso when she isn't with them.  She's actually driving us crazy.  She stays in her crate .. a  lot!  They are awful cute though.  I'll share some photos in the next day or so.  One is tan like Taco.   We call him a Mini Taco.

Just wanted to check in -- we go see the surgeon for one last visit next week, and then will see the Radiation Oncologist.  We have lots of questions and a huge decision to make.  I do kind of dread more treatment -- treatment means pain and fatigue.   I've been feeling pretty decent.  I still haven't regained all my mobility in my left arm YET, but it will come.  IJN!  Treatment is a good thing though.  Don't get me wrong.  This would be a daily run to Kansas City ... 5 times a week, times 6 weeks.

Here's a duh moment.  I read about a lady telling her husband she felt like she was dying when she was going through chemo.  Her hub said -- of course you do, the chemo is killing all your healthy cells.  Hello?!  Duh, me.    That one drug I had Avastin - is different, it targeted cancer cells, which is probably why I didn't feel so bad and my hair started growing back.  Definitely back in the shaving mode.   It was kinda nice not to have to do that.  =)  

A post is not a post with a photo.  Borrowing Christopher's, since I am at work.

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October 11, 2009
Menu Plan Monday --

Headed back to work this week ... and the Space Carnival is next Sunday, so we will have a full week.
Although, I will always be thankful for Normal Days,
going back to my work routine is a normal day for me.
Enjoyed my time at home, spending time with my hub and kiddos, but now that they are all at work/school ... its quiet here.   

I accomplished some things, but there will always be things to get done or do. 

Sunday -- Roast in the Crockpot, Cheesy Ranch Potatoes, Veggies/Salad, Fruit

Monday -- Chicken Noodle Soup  (carnival set up day)

Tuesday -- Vegetable Beef Soup  (using leftover roast)

Wednesday -- Sloppy Joes or Pigs in a Blanket, Oven Fries, Veggies/Salad, Fruit

Thursday -- Carnival Stuff Evening -- Subway Sandwiches    =O)

Friday -- Lemon Pepper Tilipia, Rice, Veggies/Salad, Fruit

Love Pumpkin?   Josh and I do, here's some yummy recipes courtesy of Pinch My Salt.  Going to try the Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins ... 2 T. of oil and they look fluffy instead of dense.   Its seriously hard to find pumpkin around here.  I only have 3 cans in the pantry, so I have been hunting.  If you see some, please let me know so you can get some for us! 

Going to make this Easy Fruit Coffee Cake for Josh's work.  Will have to double it.  He's asked for something to bring, so ... I have plenty of blueberries and strawberries in the freezer. 

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October 10, 2009
Courage is not the towering oak
that sees storms come and go;
it is the fragile blossom
that opens in the snow.

One for me and one for JoJo!  

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October 9, 2009
Thankful Thursday on Friday ... and ramblings

I was just looking at the small slideshow I put together and so many thoughts went through my mind.   Its early here, Stephen just left for school and everyone else is asleep.  I miss my routine at work, because it fills the day time hours with thoughts other than stupid cancer.  I plan on making a schedule for my next 4 days off to fill the time, there is much to do.  I am doing better than I was last week.  God is on the throne, my life is in His hands, nothing I can do to change that.  My faith and trust are in Him.  Always.

I scored big yesterday at the Bargain Factory in regards to the carnival.  I went to town to go to the bank and visit my co-worker Beckie, and stopped at the church to pray and then headed there.  I wasn't going to go, but glad I did now.  A simple prayer on my way there was, Lord, please let them have something good for the prizes for the carnival.  So simple, and yet answered in a great way.  I scored big on coloring books that have either paint, crayons, little skateboards, magic wands, magnetic stickers etc on the front.  3 for $1.00!   They were all the favorite kids character ones.  They also had Old Fashioned Candy Sticks ... 5 cents each.  Woah.   Picked up 80 for that price.  They will be good for those small tickets left in their hands.  As I was checking out, I told the lady if she could do a separate receipt because these were for church.   She asked me if I saw the case of licorice for $4.99?   Case?  Uh, no.  She said there is one left.  I was right in that aisle picking up other items.  Yup, a whole case of individually wrapped Sour Punch Straws.  There were 6 tubs of 225 each, you can't even touch one of those at Sams for $8.00.   These will be great for the fishing booth.   Thanks Lord!!!

They also had Oregon Chai Tea Latte concentrate for $2.29 -- regular, vegan, and sugar free!  All organic.
We enjoy that in the winter, I need to go back and get some.  They have Tazo at Costco and its about $7 for three, so its a little less expensive.  I prefer the organic because it doesn't use the white refined sugar and has honey.  

I was looking at the wedding photos and saw so many photos of Josh and Joanna.  It didn't matter to him so much that it was his wedding day, but a little girl needed comfort.  She was pretty scared on the wedding day.  Not many photos have her smiling until after the ceremony!  Silly girl.  There are lots of photos with Josh holding her.   

There's a smile.  Love that girl.

Josh has done well, the Lord has blessed his desire to live a holy life.

I'm thankful for him today, his faith through my trial. I can't tell you how many times, I've heard -- God's taken care of it. When I found out the lymph nodes were clear, I was talking to Sarai and she asked if I told Josh. I told her yes, I texted him, but haven't talked to him. I said, no point, because he'll just say, I could have told you that Mom! Which is exactly what he said later that evening. Goof.

Love these boys.  A trash can background?  LOL!

Thankful for friends and their encouragement ... sometimes its been a very lonely road, but ... it's all good.

Joanna with her bag of candy from the buffet.

Our photographer adjusting Charlie's clothes.  His brother Joseph took quite a few photos.  I haven't seen any of Joseph yet in the files.  I wanted one of him too.  He was a huge blessing.

Yes, I know -- lots of photos of Josh, but I am the mother of the groom ... LOL!  There are so many photos -- it will be impossible to even share a small portion of them.  Thankful for photo memories.

As always, thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ, His saving grace and healing power.  He's an amazing God, and I'm so thankful He chose me to serve Him.  I'm thankful for His trust in me ... I can do anything with Him by my side and of course carrying me a lot of the way.    

Time to go walk and start my list.

Pray for the hub today ... sick.   Blah.  IJN not the flu.  Of course, since he has the next four days off and we have a list to get done, he'd get sick.  Figures.  There is a lot on our plate right now ... and time is in short supply.  (and energy!)

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October 8, 2009
Wedding Photos ... Take 2
We received the wedding photo CD ... wow over 1700 images.   Its been fun looking at all of them, so many wonderful ones, its hard to choose favorites.   Not to mention how slow it is to upload thru satellite!

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Normal Day ...

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.

Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.

Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.

Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.

                                                                       Mary Jean Iron


October 7, 2009
Wednesday Wanderings ...
I seriously debated going back to work today, but I'm still pretty sore under my arms and its hard with the whole clothes thing right now. Remember the whole hair thing?  LOL!   I'm thinking that will be a repeat here shortly, my head is pretty much covered with hair now, maybe 1/2 inch?   My eyebrows so need to grow back!  I'm stuck with the camisole and it doesn't fit well under my normal shirts.  Doc said 2 more weeks before even thinking about wearing a prosthesis, mainly she doesn't want anything like that touching the skins/incisions.  Fluffs are okay and they fit in the camisole but the shape of that thing is so weird!   I debated finding another but at $60 ...  I need to remember I need to get at least 2 bras, plus the prosthesises (sp) and the bras are about $50. each.  {sigh}  Any suggestions of finding these cheaper?   

I did get my drains out -- I had the surgeon laughing at me, told her I was wimpy and a friend offered to come with me, and she said, that wouldn't be good, cause then you would have to act brave, when you sure aren't feeling it.  LOL!   It wasn't bad.  Follow up in 2 weeks, to see if fluid needs to be removed, and that should be interesting.  I told my friend how, and she sure wasn't ready for even hearing it!  She was brave and offered to come though.  My left arm is still pretty tight and painful, so I need to work on some exercises.  

I have a list of things to keep me busy today -- its too quiet.  First on my agenda is a walk.  I'm making it my normal route, albeit a tad slower.   Hub has off Friday, so it will only be quiet today and tomorrow.   I might do some running errands tomorrow.  I'm hoping they use my donated leave, because I am totally out of sick leave.   I've done pretty well -- but if I do radiation, that will be one hour a day of leave. (30 hours!)  {sigh}   I do have annual leave, but I'm praying they take the donated first.  I was blessed with 219 hours.  

Its chilly here this morning -- about 30 degrees.  Hub still has to paint the wood stove and move it back into the house, and then we need to start splitting the huge pile of wood out there.   (all free wood!) 

We have our Annual Sunday School Carnival on the 18th of October, so lots to do for that. 

We did get the CD of photos for the wedding ... 1783 photos!   Woah.   Mom Joyce -- yours is in the mail today!   They are amazing.   I plan on sharing some of my favorites here in the next week.   Lexi's grandma is making them a scrapbook, so ... no need for me to.   I'm thinking of a large photo book and giving it to them for Christmas.   Its definitely time to start thinking about Christmas.   

As a side note, the M&M Babies -- are doing AMAZING.  Miguel is 4 lbs 10.5 oz and Micah is 4 lbs. 3 oz.  Both are off the ventilators now -- Miguel in a crib and wearing clothes.  They both are little butterballs and oh so cute!   Their progress is truly a miracle.  Their due date is November 16th (or so) so that's still a month away and they are BIG guys.  I'm sure they will be heading home in a few weeks.  

I may make this a baking day -- with healthy low fat/low/good sugar muffins to put in the freezer.  Lexi makes Josh and herself lunch every day now, so the leftovers are put to good use.   I am seriously trying hard not to buy any cookies/snacks.  The only option is to make them myself.   =)   Making White Chicken Chili today -- for the sake of ease.   I'm thankful my pantry has everything in it already.  

Isn't the bear cute?   A free clip art set from Helena at Art 4 Crafts.

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October 6, 2009
Wedding Photos!!
Christopher, was truly a HUGE answer to prayer, and he posted some photos of the wedding on his website.

I was feeling pretty crummy today, when I decided to take a quick peek at his site to see if perhaps he posted any, and he did!   Brought a smile to my weary heart.

Go look!!    (click on go look!)


October 5, 2009
Menu Plan Monday

We were blessed with church families bringing us meals so many of last week's menu is still good for this week.  I made a pot of Taco Soup -- but otherwise we ate from the blessings of others.  Thank you!!
My co-worker Jason and his family are coming for lunch today, so I made the Tortellini Soup and Chicken Spaghetti.  We'll have veggies and dip, and bread.   We also have a Pumpkin Spice cake and Chocolate Eclair Dessert (this is low fat, I'll share soon!!) for dessert.

Sis Jeanine is visiting tomorrow, so we'll have the Arroz con Pollo!   Busy few days!  Then back to the doctor to hopefully get these drains out on Tuesday.  Which I will admit, I will be totally wimpy about.

Tortellini Soup

Tator Tot Casserole (I've never eaten this, but I imagine they will like it)

Pasta, Salad, Garlic Toast

Meatball Subs (using up a stash of meatballs!)

Hamburgers and Oven Fries

Pigs in a Blanket  (I found a homemade dough for this but need to find the new link.  I use Coleman hot dogs -- all beef and no preservatives and icky stuff.)

Chicken Spaghetti (making your own cream of chicken is best-health wise and $$$)

Arroz Con Pollo -- this looks really good to me. I will leave out the oil.

Homemade Pizza


October 4, 2009
David Crowder Band - All I Can Say

Lord I'm tired
So tired from walking
And Lord I'm so alone
And Lord the dark
Is creeping in
Creeping up
To swallow me
I think I'll stop
Rest here a while

And didn't You see me cry'n?
And didn't You hear me call Your name?
Wasn't it You I gave my heart to?
I wish You'd remember
Where you sat it down

And this is all that I can say right now
And this is all that I can give

I didn't notice You were standing here
I didn't know that
That was You holding me
I didn't notice You were cry'n too
I didn't know that
That was You washing my feet


October 3, 2009
Processing ....
Been doing a lot of praying, thinking and I'll admit, having a little pitty party.  BUT, I've been in this place before ... and have no doubt I'll get the victory over it.  The Lord has done some amazing things thus far ... why should I doubt Him  now?   He never promised that the road would be easy, just that He would be beside us all the way.

Thanks much for your prayers.  I've been doing a lot of praying for others, in an effort to not think about myself.   My faith must be in the Lord, not man.  God is so much bigger than us.  I'm human though, so ...

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October 1, 2009
Doctors ...
I definitely did NOT have the greatest visit with Dr. S today.  {sigh} He definitely put a downer on my day.

Lots to process -- I already know a lot about my type of breast cancer, and basically it has a high recurrence rate compared to the others.  Ok.  I get that.  But that doesn't mean it WILL.  God is in control of this ...

I did find out that I have had a rare kind of breast cancer.  I wanted it to be different, as in treatable, but not that kind of different.   Blah. 

As always, it doesn't make it any harder for the LordMy trust and faith are still in HimI knew at the beginning of this trial, He would be the one to do the healing anyways.

He did say he had NEVER had a case with a cyst like mine grow with fluid in it.  The fluid did have cancer cells, but we knew that.  But I definitely am one of a kind, huh?  

Lots of decisions.   #1 -- Radiation or not?   That's a huge one.  Daily for 5 days times 6 weeks.  That's a lot of mileage.  I know the doctors are only looking out for my good but  ... they don't have God in their scientific equations. 

As always, we covet your prayers.  Its just a little downer -- the enemy can't stand us to have that much victory.   IJN!


Join Yoplait in the Fight Against Breast Cancer ...

I've started a team to collect Pink Lids -- will you join me in the fight against breast cancer?

My team name is Team Hope!   Giving glory to the Lord for hope in the battle.

One of my thoughts is how ladies do this without the Lord?  I cannot imagine.  I'd like to be a part of the fight to win this horrible battle.   I'll be collecting lids through the 3rd week of December -- will you join Team Hope and help me?  Yoplait will donate 10 cents for each lid collected to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

You can read more about the program here and there is even a coupon!!

If you'd like to mail them to me, please just leave a comment and your email and I'll email you my address.

Thanks for joining me -- there truly is Healing and Hope during the Fight!!

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It's All About Pink!
With the Lord's help I'm going to have a "Pink Party" this month.
God's been so good to me, and I know it's all been for my good ... or my greater good.

October is a huge month for Breast Cancer Awareness. Have you been doing monthly self exams? If not, WHY? DO THEM. I never thought I was at risk. How foolish, don't be! Make your appointment and get your mammogram done. EVERY YEAR. Get your other ob/gyn checks done this month as well. October is a good month to do this ... GO NOW AND CALL!

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