Monday, February 9, 2009

Daybook Entry for February 9, 2009


FOR TODAY (February 9, 2009)...

Outside My WindowIt is just beginning to get dark, and only the cardinals are chirping at the feeder. They are always the first to come in the morning and the last to get a "late night snack" before dark! Things look so . . . dead out there! We had some hard freezes in the past few weeks and what was green is now very wintery brown. You folks up north wouldn't understand, but this is Florida!!!!! I'm used to a green lawn all year round!

I am thinking. . . About today's visit with my cancer doctor. He was in a ripe mood today with silly jokes, etc.! He checked out my surgery spot and asked ME (of all things!) why this one spot was so red!!!???? As if I would know the answer to that! He did tell me, though that I would have a hard time with the radiation as I have "a lot of skin there" to go through. Just what I needed to hear! The appointment is set to start on Feb 19. Funny thing! The girl at the appointment desk was going to have me start this Friday, but just wouldn't let me do it because it was Friday the 13th and insisted that would be a terrible day to start. Couldn't convince her that it was ok with me! So the 19th it is!

I am thankful forA beautiful, warm, spring-like day today with lots of sunshine! I'm thankful Patsy is doing ok as she is in the hospital with some kind of intestinal obstruction. She's been in there since Saturday morning, but if everything is ok, will be home tomorrow. I'm thankful for my Sis an our fun "girl's lunch out" today at Perkins. And I'm so thankful that I'm on the last leg of this pink journey through breast cancer.

From the kitchen... Just finised some french toast with Buster! I'm not used to cooking for one, and had all this bread and lots of eggs on hand. My favorite meal!!!!! Tomorrow I'm baking Lea's apple cake!

I am wearing... Black slacks, a nice blouse and my chemo hat. Still dressed from going to the Dr.

I am creating... New meal plans as things have to change with Patsy's diet. Very small meals, 6 times a day, no gassy foods, etc.,etc. It will be a hard thing, for sure, but we'll figure it all out.

I am going... The farthest I'll be going tonight is outside to throw Buster's new ball. I got an extra large football for him, so he has to struggle a little to keep it in his mouth. He loves it!!!!

I am hoping... I continue to get more and more use of my arm. I'm so glad it's doing so much better. Just can't lift it too far yet. Better than last week, though!

I am hearing... The hum of my computer and Buster chomping down his dinner. PeeWee is walking around the house meowing, looking for Patsy.

Around the house... I walked through the house with Patsy's walker today. She would never use it when she got it 2 years ago, saying she couldn't get through the house with it. I did have to move the table in order to get through to the kitchen, and then moved some other things to make a smooth sail through to the bedroom, etc. I think she is way past using 2 canes anymore and the walker will be much easier on her and give her more stability!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . .
Tomorrow I'll probably be picking up Patsy from the hospital and getting her settled back home again. Then, I'll need to catch up on getting things listed on ebay, etc.

A Scripture Thought. . . The verse in Job 23:10 that says, But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Isn't it strange that when we want what is God's best, the way always seems to lead through the purifying fires!!!! So many of my dear friends are truly being tried with hard times, illnesses, financial troubles, etc. Yet, I each one has been such a testimony of God's grace as I have seen "gold" being formed in their lives!!!

Here is picture thought I am sharing. . .

Please pray for Jase!!!! This is Lea's (from Farmhouse Blessings) son, who is facing some problems with a possible heart condition. Pray for the Doctor that he sees on the 25th, that they will have wisdom from God as to how to treat Jase. Also pray for Lea and her family that the Lord's peace will surround them as they wait through the next few weeks!Please go and visit and leave an encouraging word for them! --
Lea's Farmhouse Blessing Blog!

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


Renna said...

Cora, it's so good to read of you getting to do the things you enjoy doing.

I am praying for Lea's son, Jase, and their family. I will add your roomie, Patsy, to my prayers.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Cora, you are just as sweet as can be to let others know to pray for Jase. You can't imagine how much that means to me.

That is such a wonderful idea to go through the house with Patsy's walker. It will do her good to get to use it and might even make it easier for her to get around. Wouldn't that be good for her.

So glad the doctor was in good spirits today. I just realized that my appointment is on Friday the 13th ... good thing I'm not superstitious but its good to know because I'll probably be hearing from alot of others who are. LOL

Here you wished you could walk with us and I was wishing I could have a girls day out with you & Juri. What fun that would have been!

And your scripture thought was exactly the one that the Lord brought to me yesterday as well! I think God's people are going to be facing alot of refining in coming days.
But all we have to do is "look up" for our redemption draweth nigh.

Love ya,

Hootin' Anni said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my 'day blog and leaving your happy birthday wishes for me Cora.

I really like that you added a 'prayer' thought with the photo on your Monday blog...he'll be in my prayers.

mindy said...

prayers and blessings for you sweet friend! Glad to hear that your arm is working better and better! What an inspiration and a blessing you are to us all!

Wish I could come down and hug you!
love you lots!

ByLightOfMoon said...

I am so ssrry to hear that Patsy has been in the hospital. I bet you have had alot of time on your hands and how thoughtful of you to do a walk about with the walker. We did they same thing when my Mom came home a year ago to keep her steady.

Your cooking sounds awesome and so glad you and Juri can get out and about together. I don't have a girlfriend to run around with.

I have decided to just use a file cabinet and folders for my recipes. I save them better than cooking them. I could spend a whole day going through them. I am telling meself I am making Valentine cookies, so I better get going on them.

I pray your radiation goes better for you then the chemo did. ANd of course Jase ins im my prayers , so young, but, maybe they can get him all fixed up quick!
Blessings to you my friend, Cyndi

Nicole said...

Cora, so good to hear how you are doing. Glad that you are through a lot of this journey and had a good doctor's appointment today.

Praying for Jase right now.


*Linda Pinda* said...

Cora: So glad your appointment went well today. And I'm glad I visited here as I've not been online much and was not aware of Jase's situation. You know I will be adding him to the top of that ol' prayer list!!! And Lea too, of course.

{{{Hugs}}} & Prayers for Patsy. I hope she is feeling better.

I just sent you an email and I'll be around tomorrow. Thanks again.

Hugs... *Linda*

Oma aka Meme said...

You are such a sweetheart and I loved reading your day- it/you always bless me-- you teach love

I am praying for you and the young lad---us old folks some how handle life changes but it is hard to see our young facing challenges-
I am so glad to know you-
and praying for Patsy
I remember having to move a few things here and there for papa hubby to use his walked - the cancer messed up his legs- he did have fun- some times he would sit on the stool and let Miss Sidney push him which did cause Oma's heart to skip a few best-- LOL
hugs from Meme who wrote a chapter tonight

Farm Chick Paula said...

I always love hearing about your days, Cora!! I love trying to just imagine the sights and sounds you describe!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Cora,
I just finished praying for Jase and just wanted to take a minute to tell you hi. I think of you so often sweet Cora.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Cora,

It sounds like you're getting into some normal routines. Silly people afraid of Friday the thirteenth! I continue to pray for your healing and soon your radiation will start.

I will pray for Jase!

Have a blessed day,
Kathi :)

Farmchick said...

Cora~thinking of you so I thought I would stop by for a visit!! m

WillowtreeTreasures said...

I will be saying my prayers too! This is such sad news and hope everything goes well! Well this is why I am coming to you today.....

I just love your blog and know people should be coming here to read what great things that you include! I have presented you an award for doing such a great job and you can find out what it is by going to my blog to find out! Http://

Have a super day Cora! Deb

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Happy Valentine's Day Cora,

Just dropping by to tell you I'm thinking of you today, I hope you're doing well.

Prayers & Blessings,
Kathi :)

Deb said...

Hi, I'm so glad that you are feeling and doing better. Thinking of you. Deb

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Joyfulsister said...

Hi Cora,
((((HUgz Sis)))). Happy Valentines Day, I pray you had a blessed day filled with so much Love. I have been taking care of my hubby who is not feeling well, and behind on my visits, but sistah I had to make it over here to see how you were doing. I really wish I could visit with you, but I am there in spirit and prayers.

Luv ya Lorie