Friday, April 29, 2011

Clean at Last!

After 4 long "roller-coaster" years of battling cancer, tracking and treating a sarcoma that had metastasized from my pelvis to my right lung, twice, my scan is Clean! I cried from relief this morning after getting the news. 
Thank you all for your prayers, it worked! God is good!

Monday, April 18, 2011

hippity hoppity, my Easter terrarium

Three moss filled glass canisters, some colored eggs, 
a few small ceramic bunnies and a sprig of flowers,
my Easter terrarium. 

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

third time's a charm?

Redecorating has it's ups and downs sometimes... I just wasn't crazy about the stripe I used for this valence at the Lake House. After shopping til' I dropped, I had settled for the right colors in this stripe when what I really wanted was a geometric pattern. So... last week when coming across a geometric fabric in the right green that I did like, I bought it. This weekend, I actually cut the tabs off the curtain and changed out the stripe for the geo. I like it so much better!
And... I'm almost ashamed to say, we re-painted (for the 3rd time, yikes) the great room at the lake. The Calabash was a bit too limey for me afterall. So to sum it up, I went from Behr Dried Palm (too neon) to Martha Stewart Calabash (too limey) to Sherwin Williams Hearts of Palm (just right) I feel like the 3 bears. At least we only did 1 coat of each color! Who knew green could be so tough?! I wanted a change from the yellow it had been for 10 years and green seemed the next best choice to go with my furniture. Having finished late in the day, the jury is still out on the "love it" factor, but yes, that's it, the final green SW "Hearts of Palm", it is what it is. 
 It's hard to tell from the photos with the light changing, some of the pics makes it look too yellowish, but it really does go well with the fabrics in the room. I love all the fabrics! It's a warm cozy green and it brings the outdoors in... 
well... okay, I guess I do love it!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I've never seen the sky so blue... have you?

It was a beautiful calm day after the storms passed through Tuesday night,
not a cloud in the sky.
The trees bursting in bloom...
which made them all very happy!

untouched photos showing the glorious blue skies over Lake Oconee today

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

easy decoupaged Easter Eggs

I made these eggs last year from paper craft eggs and paper napkins
 and have them on display now for Easter

I bought the paper eggs at Michaels, and first painted them white...
the next step is to cut out designs from some beautiful paper napkins,
and then...
 lay the cutout on the egg and paint decoupage over them...
voila! so easy!
bea-u-ti-ful decorated eggs!
so easy and so pretty, you have to give it a try!

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

tomorrow is my 4 year cancerversary

I saw someone on Thursday that I haven't seen in a long while. She genuinely asked me how I was doing... Tomorrow, on April 3rd it will be four years since I found out I had cancer, the anniversary of my 1st cancer surgery, four years of living with Sarcoma. Thank you Lord for these four years. I feel lucky and blessed to be here and to be healthy. Four months ago on December 2nd, I had my 3rd surgery to rid my body of cancer. Since then I've been able to recover quickly and pretty much forget about it. I feel good. But an anniversary date always makes you reflect and remember. Last night I clicked on my sidebar, on the word Cancer, and read all the posts I've written about it. My blog is generally a feel good place for me, where I write about my crafts and sewing projects, home improvements, what I've been up to, golf outings, fun with friends, posts about my family, especially my grandson, so there really aren't that many about my cancer. I don't like to live with those thoughts, worrying about cancer. I like to forget about it and live my blessed life. I feel good so therefore I should be cancer free, right? I sure hope so! I don't feel any cancer inside of me, so maybe, just maybe it's not there anymore, please. April brings all the memories back. At the end of the month I'll have a scan to see what's going on in there. Every year since my original diagnosis we've had to "watch" something. I'm hoping and praying that this time there's nothing to watch, that my lungs are totally clean and cancer free, not even a teeny tiny little speck of a spot to watch. 
And I can continue to live every day of my blessed life with all the joys that surround me.