And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The BACKSTORY - December 2017 & January 2018



- I began making some jewelry again for the Blinging it Forward Project & some of their clients.  It feels good to get back into serving others....this is such a great cause.  I was so inspired that Christmas morning I woke up early and realized I wanted something special for church at 9am and proceeded to sit down and make earrings, bracelet and necklace set that was a mixture of new and vintage beads.  It was stunning...if I have to say so myself and the fact that I made it in a couple of hours shocked everyone...and that was fun seeing the reactions.  Sadly I still couldn't say in the building even with a heavy duty mask on. But it is the Savior's birth so I went anyway...I miss going to church and all the social aspect that includes...the Gospel is still alive and kicking in me...another blessing for me.

- We got the Christmas tree up this time....a step better then the 2012 chemo just didn't happen I was feeling so lousy.  I love Christmas and especially the tree. I will sit for hours in a dark room with just the lights on quietly feeling the peace of the season work miracles on my spirit and in my heart.  My oldest friend showed up and decorated it for me....what a service as I was just thrilled to have it up with the lights on but it was stunning when she was thru with it.

- I was even feeling good enough to think about cooking a turkey and all the fixings and to invite my dear friend's daughter and son-in-law, who had just moved into our city, and would have been on their own.  Bonus...she brought all the snacks & dessert too!!!  Now I don't for a second think that I was very exciting to be around or in any position to act "Hostess" but can I just say....I had a BLAST!!!  They were so easy and really are more like family so I just relaxed, they pitched in, VoR was amazing and we spent the day eating (yup...I really mean ALL DAY) and playing games.  Our company was even aware enough to notice when I suddenly was exhausted and my day was over.  Such a sweet gift to have her here in my life again....she was a close friend of Random Wisdom so she is such a reminder of her & with her living so far away, the reminder is good for my heart.

-We spent New Year's Eve just the 2 of us.  It was quiet and peaceful and not even sure we made to midnight.  I love the time the VoR spend together....just the 2 of us.


- Life began to pick up speed as the new year got into swing.  Ok....nobody else would have really noticed such a tiny little increased pace...but to me, I was flying at the speed of least my mind was.  I quickly figured out that my brain was "writing cheques that my body had no intention/ability to cash". In other words....when I sat in my big comfy recliner I had ideas, plans, lists, you name it of things I "needed", okay...wanted to get done only to discover that the moment my foot hit the floor my body screamed (in my head)..."OH HECK NO!!!  What were you thinking??".  I am NOT a pacer for darn sure...I am a "getupandgoer" to the bone so these single teeny weeny accomplishments just really weren't cutting it for me.  Other were so excited cause I (for example) took my own dishes into the kitchen (cause I hadn't done that for months) had me shaking my head thinking "REALLY...that's all I got in me???  

To be clear & full disclosure even being in that much debt to the "energy bank" I still couldn't resist the MONSTER airline seat sale that passed thru my in-box.  Before I knew it I had started the plans for "GRAND BABIES TOUR 2018" and by plans I mean airline tickets bought so now the planning needed to actually begin.  Can I just say...once out of my recliner try first thought was...
"WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU THINKING" all that was left to do was take a deep breath...and start planning.

-Etta May-

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