Monday, July 28, 2008

Daybook Entry for July 28, 2008


FOR TODAY (July 28, 2008)...

Outside My Window 8 wasps have decided to built a nest directly in the center of my window. They have been there now for about two weeks, and the process has captured my attention. Night and day, each has a specific job. The other day, a thunder storm knocked the small beginnings of the nest off the window. I was so encouraged within myself to see these 8 wasps begin all over again. I HATE wasps, but these 8 have been sooooo inspiring and encouraging to me to keep on keeping on!

I am thinking. . .That I need to buck up! I whimped out at the Cancer Center today as they stabbed me in the chest 5 times before getting that needle to work in my port! It was NOT pleasant!.

I am thankful for... My sister who has gone with me everywhere for these long, drawn-out appointments, sitting patiently with a book, and always encouraging me on! If she could do it, so can I!

From the kitchen... Ham tonight with sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts! One of my favorite dinners!

I am wearing... Tee shirt, black slacks . . . and, since I can't wear a bra, AN UNDERSHIRT! My sister suggested this, as she wore one after surgery for her port placement. And again, I'm barefoot! Guess this will be my uniform for the next few months! The undershirt thing has become quite comfortable for me. Very snuggie!!!

I am creating... More angels. Miriads of angels!

I am going... Post Office, Walmart, a bone scan tomorrow.

I am reading... Can't seem to focus right now. I don't know if it is the Arimidex pill that I'm on or the whole new life path I'm taking, but if it is more than a few sentences long, I'm LOST!

I am hoping... This Arimidex hormone blocker works for me. It sounds so promising in all that I have read. I'll have more questions about time expectations, etc., when I see my doctor again on Monday. I'm REALLY hoping and praying for good news concerning the scans, that they will reveal that the cancer has not spread beyond the breast tumor.

I am hearing... Three baby wrens being taught how to find seed under the feeder. What a LOT of racket out there.

Around the house... Dropped a brand new container of liquid fabric softener on the garage floor. I just couldn't deal with it at the moment, so closed the door, sighed a heavy sigh, and . . . .!!!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . . Bone scan tomorrow. Haven't thought beyond that, really. !

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

"I Don't Know About Tomorrow"

I don't know about tomorrow,
I just live from day to day.
I don't borrow from it's sunshine,
For it's skies may turn to gray.
I don't worry o'er the future,
For I know what Jesus said,
And today I'll walk beside Him,
For He knows what is ahead.

Ev'ry step is getting brighter,
As the golden stairs I climb;
Ev'ry burden's getting lighter;
Ev'ry cloud is silver lined.
There the sun is always shining,
There no tear will dim the eyes,
At the ending of the rainbow,
Where the mountains touch the sky.

I don't know about tomorrow,
It may bring me poverty;
But the One Who feeds the sparrow,
Is the One Who stands by me.
And the path that be my portion,
May be through the flame or flood,
But His presence goes before me,
And I'm covered with His blood.

Many things about tomorrow,
I don't seem to understand;
But I know Who holds tomorrow,
And I know Who holds my hand.


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Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi my friend,
Just came by to say "Hi" and that I'm thinking about you. As always,
you are in my prayers.

Linda said...

I am so sorry you got poked more times than necessary. I am praying that med works too!

hugs, Linda

Julie said...

I thought of you as we were on our family vacation and wondered how you were doing. Sorry about all the pokes--that sounds awful. I hope you're having a nice day today--better than others anyway!! If I were there I would most definetly help with the spill--hugs!! julie

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Oh Miss Cora,
I hate that they stabbed you so many times in your port, ..... Bless your heart. I'm woozy and lightheaded for you just thinking about it. So we pray they are much better at it next time! Or tell them some crazy chick from a Pottin shed in Arkansas is fixin to come down there!* LOL okay?
Praying your meds work well...
gentle Bearhug,
and white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh Cora, I'm so sorry that your trip to the Cancer Center was so awful. I thought this would be an easy trip. Sounds like you deserve that special dinner tonight. Wish I could give you a hug!

I know you already know it, but I'm praying with you.


Dani said...

Hope you enjoy your dinner and don't worry about not reading much....hey, I have the scripture reading on my blog so all you have to do is listen! (just thought of that)...its up in the left hand column, just click on the tiny speaker.
I too am praying for a encouraging report on the bone scan...
be good to yourself, and God bless
you this week

Thia said...

1) "Whimping out" is okay sometimes. You don't have to be strong all the time.
2) You may have the mess cleaned up already, but I am wondering if you got some cat litter and spread it out, it would soak the mess up and be easier to clean up? Maybe?

Sugarplum Cottage said...

So sad, my friend, your going through this. May angels attend to your every need and God be with you at all times. Hugs, RoseMarie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Cora,
Just wanted to give you a
((((Gentle Hugz))))))

Farm Chick Paula said...

Beautiful post, Cora..(as usual)... I will be thinking of you and praying for you during your bone scan.
By the way, come by my place- I have a picture for you on my last post.

PianoPlayer said...

Sounds like things are progressing for your treatment, finally. I'm glad the bone scan is scheduled and pray for good results.
I'm glad you wrote about the wasps because it truly is encouraging to see that the starting over process is often successful. I probably would have been saying to all the other wasps, "Oh, what's the use? If we rebuild, it will just get knocked down too. Let's just go rent a condo."
Remember Winston Churchill's most famous speech: "Nevah (never) surrendah (surrender)! Nevah surrendah!! NEVAH SURRENDAH!!!!!"

Nancy @ Homemade Blessings said...

Oh, Cora - I would have wimped out too! I will be praying with you for the test results to come back good.

I love the way God speaks to us through His creation and uses it to encourage and teach us. I'm so glad that your wasp "friends" are being a blessing to you - and hope that they will clear out when their mission is over!

Keeping you in my prayers.