Monday, November 24, 2008

Daybook Entry For November 24, 2008


FOR TODAY (November 24, 2008)...

Outside My Window It's a beautiful, Florida, sunny day today. It's been cold (at least for us Floridians!) the last few days, but today, it was in the 70's! The squirrels are gathering acorns, birds are scratching for seed under the Sycamore tree, and the huge leaves from that tree are scattered on the ground now, all brown and shrivelled up!

I am thinking. . . About how much better I feel! I seemed to bounce back after this #5 chemo treatment much sooner and better than I did with the others. I'll be so glad when #6 is done -- the last one. I am a little anxious about surgery. Don't know why. I was all gung-ho about it in June and July when I thought it was the first thing I'd have done. I'm wondering how long they will give me after chemo before scheduling it???

I am thankful for One million things. Things take on a different perspective and I see things from a different point of view this year as Thanksgiving approaches. I used to take for granted things like. . . .getting my mail, taking out the garbage, walking to my sister's house, making my bed, doing the laundry, cooking a meal, etc. Now???? I thank God for every good day I have when I can do some of these things, and I thank Him for my sister and brother-in-law who help me with what I can't do. I'm thankful for those who pray for me. I'm thankful for Buster who keeps me warm at night and who thinks I'm beautiful bald! I'm thankful for my sister-in-law's beautiful quilt that I snuggle in.

From the kitchen... Left over pot roast, egg noodles, corn.

I am wearing... LOTS of clothing. I've been cold for days!

I am creating... A grocery list for tomorrow.

I am going... Nowhere today.

I am reading... Cookbooks!!!! Don't know why. Guess I'm hungry again and with the holidays coming, I think I'd like a few special things. Chemo is Dec. 3, so I won't be wanting much for a few weeks after that, but then. . . .!!!!!

I am hoping... To get some cleaning done before next Wednesday. It's slow going as I lose steam pretty quickly.

I am hearing... Nice, quiet hymns playing in the background on my computer. Buster snoring behind me. Acorns rolling off the roof.

Around the house... Gathering up bags of garbage from my "cutting room!" Scraps of quilts, fleece, fabric, etc., have piled up to the ceiling and I need room in there. I filled one large bag and didn't make a dent!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . . Visiting with my sister and her son who is here from NJ. Cooking a turkey on Thursday with all the trimmings. Haven't thought past that.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

I think I will never get tired of turkey and all the good foods that go with it. It's comfort food for me with lots of memories of childhood, places I've been, homes I've been privileged to share Thanksgiving in, family, friends, etc. Thank you, Lord, for all you've blessed me with over the years!


I'm so glad to be able to participate with the others in this Notebook entry. You can visit The Simple Woman's blog



Julie said...

So glad you bounced back a little faster this time, Cora. I am grateful for the simple, day-to-day things, too. Hope all is well for you. Julie

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

So glad that you are doing better after this treatment!!! I pray for you daily. I love Thanksgiving - the picture of the turkey makes me hungry. I can hardly wait for Thursday to get here so I can cook mine. Hope you have a blessed day and continue to feel better.

Love and hugs from WA,

Debra said...

Hi Cora,
I'm thankful for you, and all my bloggy friends. I've learned a lot from you and Juri this year. Deena too. You are all fine examples of an excellent spirit, like Daniel had.
Love, Debra

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

It's so nice to "hear" that smile back in your voice, Cora! I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling well and will be able to enjoy that turkey.


Renna said...

It thrills my heart to hear you're feeling better this week, Cora. Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Ruthie said...

It sounds like the "smile" is back in your voice - so I'm thankful for that. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the day with your family.
Continuing to pray for you and glad you have just one chemo left.

Come to my blog for a Thanksgiving blessing.

Nicole said...

So glad you bounced back faster this time! Yah for victories such as these! Love ya my friend! Happy Thanksgiving!


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Cora,
I smile as I read this just knowing you are feeling better and one more to go, I smile picturing you and Buster together your faithful fur baby by your side, I smile knowing you have a special sister such as Juri, and I smile because I am so thankful the Lord lead me to your blog and that you are my sistah in christ!!

Luv ya Lorie

Wendy said...

Cora I am so happy to hear you are feeling better quicker this time around!! God Is So Good!! I pray you have a very Blessed Thanksgiving my friend and your right we have so much to be Thankful for this year!! God Bless!~Wendy

Pam said...

So glad that you are doing better.
We, too, are looking at Thanksgiving from a slightly different persepctive- and with very grateful hearts.
I must agree with Kay....all of the pics of turkeys are making me hungry!!!
Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving-

KKJD1 said...

Cora, thanks so much for coming by my blog, Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and great time spending with your sis and her son. Blessings, Karen

Dani said...

so glad you are feeling better....and only one more treatment! I pray you and your family have a wonderful day together....can't you just smell the turkey cooking?

Kath said...

Hi Cora,
I'm happy that you're feeling better, enjoy your time with your sister and her son!

..Wishing you many Happy Blessings this Thankgiving!


Toby Parsons said...

I'm so thankful to hear that you are faring better Cora. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!! :)

A Gracious Home said...

I'm thankful you have bounced back quicker. It must be a hard thing to go through. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Doylene

papel1 said...

Happy Thanksgiving Cora and glad you are feeling better.

*Linda Pinda* said...

Wishing you, Juri and all your family the most wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you are feeling well and strong... and HUNGRY!!!! Enjoy every bite and know that while we are seated at our table, you will be one of the very precious blessings we are thankful for.

Love you... *Linda*

Juri said...

Cor...the thing I am most thankful for this season is YOU! You have fought this fight against cancer so hard, with so many traumas....and you are still here with me. I love you, Sis, and so thankful for you!


basketsnprims said...

Cora, thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words. I am new to your blog, so I want to say I am sorry for what you are going through and how much I admire your attitude. It is awesome but I know we can endure when we know God is with us. I will pray for you and I want to wish you and your family a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.


Joyfulsister said...

Happy Thanksgiving Cora..
I was thinking about you today and I just needed to stop by and tell you how thankful I am to have you as my sister in christ and friend.You have inspired me more than you proabably even realize!!! *smile*.

Luv ya Lorie

Oma aka Meme said...

HUGS- catching up with you tonight- I am glad the chemo was not so tough this time--the surgery = ? I will be praying and I know that even though it will be tough the Lord will be with you and because you are strong in Him I know that you will handle it at time- I think of you often - you are courageous friend==huggles me- Meme