Monday, February 2, 2009

Daybook Entry for February 2, 2009


FOR TODAY (February 2, 2009)...

Outside My WindowIt's a very gloomy, rainy, chilly day! Not that I'm complaining, mind you! It seems that we don't get much rain like we used to, so this is really a good thing! And I just love the sound of rain. For me, it is the most relaxing, soothing sound there is. LOTS of happy Robins, too! They were taking baths and loooooong drinks in the first puddle that formed in my driveway this morning. I love the sound of their happy chirping. It won't be long and they will start their long journey back north again!

I am thinking. . . What a long journey this has been with this breast cancer thing! Seems like ages since my last chemo back in December. Now, it's been almost a month since surgery. It's all healing up nicely, and I'm finding I can use my arm a little more each day. I'm so glad for that. It was a little unsettling to think that I might not have the use of that arm!

I am thankful forMy crazy sister! Ever since she moved down here about 10 years ago, we have been shopping buddies! Nothing makes us happier than to go grocery shopping together, whether we need anything or not --- and nothing disappoints us more than to see a big sale on meat and know we don't have room in the freezer for it! This happened this weekend. But we did come home with a HUGE slab of pork ribs each, and did we ever pig out! Recipe will be coming soon!

From the kitchen... Don't know yet! We devoured the ribs last night, so it might be chicken tonight. I have to use up what's in my freezer, and there seems to be a LOT of chicken in there. I have left over rice from last night.
I also want to make a zucchini bread as I have all the ingredients here!

I am wearing... cozy knit baggy pants, tee shirt, hat to keep my head warm.

I am creating... Nothing new at the moment. I do need to create a recipe notebook as I've been collecting such delicious recipes from every one's blogs! They are all keepers so far!

I am going...Nowhere that I can think of! To wet and soggy out there. Might venture over to my sister's house for coffee later! Can't miss that!

I am reading... Nothing much. I need to start reading again. What happened to me, anyways???? I used to always have a book in my hands, loved reading anything and everything. I lost my concentration skills somewhere along the line. Now it's one liners and pictures!

I am hoping...I continue to heal before my appointment with the oncologist next Monday. He will be setting up radiation sessions at that time. I should not have been reading about radiation burns, etc. Made me scared of that now!

I am hearing... Buster sighing as he stretches in his sleep. Always, always under my feet wherever I am. What a guy! As bad as he can be and as hyper and overactive, he's the greatest sleeping buddy you could ever want. I couldn't sleep last night, so he got his head and ears petted for hours! All he did was sigh, snort, and take it all in! Gotta love him!

Around the house... I'm on a roll! Cleaned the kitchen floor, gathered up laundry and already have two loads done. Where does it all come from????? We are only two people here and I have basket loads! Again, my trusty grabber came in handy for pulling the full baskets! I can't pick it up, so. . . . I just pulled it along behind me! Where there is a will (or lack of clean clothing) there is a way!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . .
It's supposed to be cold for a few days, so I'll probably just stay home and keep warm. Don't know why, but I'm always cold ---- chilled to the bones! Doesn't matter how warm the house is, I'm still cold. That's a switch as I usually want the temp like a meat locker here.

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 will always remember my bike! Though I do know now that I must have had a legion of guardian angels watching over me as I rode further and further away from home on that thing! What an independent, adventurous soul I was as a kid! And that's my little sister on her bike right behind me!

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


Toni said...

Hey Cora!!
Glad to hear your moving around more!!Sorry your shoulder is still sore,but I`ll pray for healing.
Thanks for that passage!It`s one of my favorites!Have a blessed day!Love,Toni

Living Life with a Joyful Heart said...

Hi Cora,
You sound really good, the concentration thing I still have a hard time with it, my Dr says it will come back so I just keep plugging thru things I want to read, but I mostly just look at pictures and do the one liner thing. When I had radiation I did not get that much of a burn, but everytime I thought of it I put cream on and I only wore sports bra's so it would not rub, it wasn,t as bad as I thought it was going to be.Oh yea another thing they gave me was cold pack to put on it that helped to.
So glad your feeling better, God is so good.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

It was so nice to read your daybook and know what you're doing and how you're feeling. You're on my mind so much.

Some birds have been returning here, too, and I know that it won't be long before the flowers begin awakening.

Love the photo of you on your bike. What a sweet picture! Is that your Dad? And that victorian house in the background is just amazing! Wish we could peek inside the windows!


Emily said...

Thank you for stopping by to say hello on my daybook! :) I loved reading your thoughts as well, and especially loved your scripture thought! Hope you are enjoying a lovely and beautiful day!

Penny @ Miss Pootsie's Primitives said...

Hi Cora!
One of the highlights of my days anymore is reading anything you write. I'm tellin' ya! You have a real gift!
I was a biker kid too. I grew up in the 'burbs and we had tons of kids on our block. We formed 'gangs' on our bikes, had leaders, did daredevil stunts, etc. Oh.. did you ever clip playing cards onto your bike spokes with clothespins? That clackity clack sounded so much like an engine and we thought we were soooo cool! Love,Penny

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Enjoyed visiting with you tonight,and hearing about your day. I will be praying for you.
I have a sister that I enjoy doing things with and sharing with. the only thing we live 3 hrs. apart.And don't get together that often.

Oma aka Meme said...

just think-those robins will be coming to see me in about 6 weeks as I live''north-- we always get a lot the first few days of spring - then the most wonder off to find and make a new home for the babies- so good to see you here and hear your cheerful heart-
holding you in prayer and praising the Lord for His blessings on you-with hugs- Meme

papel1 said...

You have such a talent for writing Cora. Your journal like blog is great to read.

Stacy Lambert said...

Hi, friend -
I'm glad to hear how well everything's going. You sound so good. You sound so positive. I love reading your blogs. I just cried and cried listening to your music. I need a good cry once in a while. I try to stay stone cold and mask any worry/fears I have. I even need to feel a little sorry for myself once in a while. After I cry for a few minutes, I feel better and go on with life as it comes at me. Don't we all. Thank you for your Bible passage, I need to remember that. I try to have faith in God about it all. Reading that just reminded me not to doubt His grand plan.
Thank you,
Love and gentle hugs,

Jennifer said...

Hey Cora! I love the way that you journal all these topics. I've enjoyed reading them.

Praying for continued healing before your doctor visit next week.

Stay warm and dry.


Farmchick said...

Hi Cora~ thought that I would stop in and see how you are doing. I will pray for continued healing. I really emnjoyed reading this post.

Farm Chick Paula said...

I love the picture, Cora!! And I LOVE the scripture you shared... I needed that reminder today.
It sounds like some serious cooking has been going on around there! Did you not save any ribs for me? *Lip sticking out*

naomisnotions said...

Hi Cora!

Great news about the many more treatments? Do you know?

I'm so glad to read that you are doing so well!!



Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Always love reading your daybook words! The picture is adorable! blessings,Kathleen

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Hope you are feeling better. Are you aware of the problems of lymphedema which might occur? No one told me about protecting my arm, etc. If your lymph nodes were removed, be sure and wear a compression sleeve.

PianoPlayer said...

Pork ribs - that sounds so good.
I love the bike picture too.

Debra said...

You've been on my heart-I haven't visited in a while, but you're right here(Patting my heart). I'm so glad you're doing things and making angels and cookin' good food!
I'm sure Buster is a great bed warmer! Especially when his ears are being scratched...
I'm glad the Doctor's visit went so good (post below).
I love you.

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