Monday, December 29, 2008

Daybook Entry for December 29, 2008


FOR TODAY (December 22, 2008)...

Outside My WindowVery blue skies and nice and warm. Supposed to be in the 80's today. As much as I've loved all the photos on everyone's blogs with snow, etc., I'm very thankful NOT to have to shovel, drive, and bundle up in that stuff. The squirrels are checking the feeder for food --- I have to get out there and fill it up!

I am thinking. . . About tomorrow! I go to the surgeon to set up a schedule for the mastectomy. It's strange --- back in July I was all gung-ho on having it done with no fears or anything. Now, I feel a little like NOT!!!!! It isn't the fear of being operated on. It's all the before testing, and the after stuff that seems like a big hassle! I just want it all over with and get on with life!

I am thankful forAngel Food Ministries! Last Saturday, I picked up my first order from them, as they opened up a host site just down the street from me. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the quality of the food was #1, and I got so much for my money. What a great ministry this is! If you are interested in finding out more about this, you can check it out HERE!

From the kitchen... Potatoes augratin and ham, green veggies, cold pea salad, homemade oatmeal cookies.

I am wearing... Still in my nightgown!!!!

I am creating... Lots of cut outs for angels. Trying to get ahead on cutting stuff, as I'm not sure how long it will take to heal from surgery. Not knowing how soon it will be, I want to be prepared ahead of time to have stuff to stitch on when I get home.

I am going... Probably nowhere today, except out to the bird feeder.

I am reading... Way too many good recipes. I found a wonderful site hosted by Kraft foods. It has a million great recipes and also a great community site where you can share recipes, ask questions, etc. You can find it HERE! If you click on the "community" button on the upper right hand side of the page, you can join in the yahoo group!

I am hoping... Everything goes smoothly with the surgeon tomorrow. I never know what questions to ask, etc. I wish I could fast forward time and just have it all over with.

I am hearing... Buster snoring under my feet. His head is propped up on my feet. He's sooooo good when he's sleeping. When he's awake. . . .?????

Around the house... Cleaning floors today, a little laundry, take out trash --- all the usual stuff.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . . No plans until after tomorrow. I'm sure I'll be running around getting all the pre surgery testing done.

A Scripture Thought. . . Jer. 29:11 --"For I know the plans I have for you, saith the Lord, a plan for good and not for evil, a plan with a future and a hope!" Isn't it wonderful to know that God not only KNOWS the future, but that He has planned it all out for us with only the best for us! And yet, we continue to worry! I wonder why. . .????

Here is picture thought I am sharing. . . I'm so glad to have my younger sister living so close to me! Just wish I could have seen my older sister this Christmas and had our pictures taken again like this! Time flies, doesn't it? Seems like such a short time ago this was taken. . . . but there's been a whole lifetime in between!

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


Linda said...

Thinking about you and praying all your questions are answered tomorrow! hugs, Linda

LindaSueBuhl said...

When I was going through all the cancer stuff with a relative - we took a notebook with us to the appointments - I was the scribe and we had a list of questions we thought of that needed answers. I'm sure you are already doing something similar. Will be praying for you and trusting in the best possible outcome.

Juri said...

Cor....we were so darn cute, weren't we??? All three of us!!!


Living Life with a Joyful Heart said...

Cora, when I was ging thru it, I was the same way thought of questions while I was at home but when I got to the Dr. office couldn't remember a thing. I'm still kinda like that I blame it on the chemo(lol) got to have something to blame. I found the best thing is if you can take someone to the appt. with you it helps. I think I would get over whelmed and brain would shut down.
keeping you in my prayers

Debra said...

I'm praying too.
Love, Debra

nancy huggins said...

Thinking of you often and pray for you every night Cora....glad to see some new pictures of Buster too...hope you all had a nice Christmas and keep us informed when you go for Dr appt....miss you in the groups Cora...Give my Buddy a big hug...and heres one for you too (((())))

Patty H. said...

Cora that is my favorite scripture!! Hold onto that promise.

Sharon said...

Thank You for stopping by, and I am looking forward to visiting again real soon.
Yes we do live close!!
Be blessed my sister

PianoPlayer said...

I'm glad you can see the end of this part of your treatment.
I love Angel Food also, and told my sister in Georgia about it today.
We continue to pray for you. Jer. 29:11 is one of my favorites too.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh Cora, that is just the sweetest photo.

Yes, Juri is a darling. How blessed you are to have such a faithful and loving sister! She is worth more than rubies!