Thursday, 27 October 2011

Good Report


Had a mammogram two weeks ago. Went to Dr. Bryden (surgeon) this afternoon and ...ALL is WELL! My mammo report was all clear. She checked me out and doesn't want to see me for another year, after my 4 year mammo next October.

Dr. B took my face in her hands and squeezed my cheeks -- "You're good," she smiled... She's great -- thank you, thank you for all you've done, too, I said...

I will see my oncologist in March of 2012 and Dr. B next fall. The appointments are dwindling down. Dr. B said, "you've got your life back." What a good thing to hear from a doctor! Hallelujah is what I say. Say it with me, will you?

So, I thanked her and went directly to DQ to buy a hot fudge sundae to celebrate. Nothing like ice cream on a cold day to celebrate a warm heart, overflowing with thanks to God.

And thanks to you for all your prayers, and continued prayers. Cancer CAN be beaten!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wednesday I started feeling under the weather. Like a cement block on my chest, a cough, achiness. "If I could just get through this day, I will sit in the chair all evening," I promised myself. I did just that, plus cancelled today's activities, AND Friday's. Sitting in the lazy boy right now, working on my computer and preparing for this weekend's events in Grand Manan. Yes, we are going to Grand Manan -- Doug and I, and a group of women...Harvest House on Friday night, and Central Wesleyan Church on Saturday night and Sunday morning. To bring encouragement to the churches, through singing and speaking.

So, I rest in the chair, drinking lots of green tea, Vitamin C, D, echinacea, Cold Fx, honey, lemon and oil of oregano (which was recommended to me three times in the past 24 hours). Yes, Granny, I'm taking care of myself.

All will be well. Have a great weekend.

Sunday, 16 October 2011


What a full day it 'twas today. This morning: singing at Morning Gate Church. This afternoon: baby shower for Alicia Munn, new baby girl. This evening: Sisters Act singing at Nasis Baptist Church's 'Come as You Are' event. Am I tired? You bet.

Yesterday -- working at home decluttering (which is a chore that I do not relish!). Shopping for baby gifts, slippers, etc. In the afternoon, an anniversary party for Ann & Richard, celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss (actually his name is not Richard, but I like to call him that). A music practice at our house after that. Then, Bill & Louise popped in for a couple of hours and we caught up.

A full weekend. I was talking to a friend tonight about how busy life has been lately. She, too, wonders how to slow down. Especially when you have so many commitments. Oh well, at least life is not boring! And I am truly glad to be alive!

Having said that, must go find something to eat. Perhaps an egg and a piece of toast. That always works well for a late night meal...

Three weeks to go before Natalie arrives with the two grandbabies....

Friday, 14 October 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

Family Thanksgiving Weekend

A brief synopsis of the weekend from my cousin Wayne, the Funeral Director:

What a weekend with our family and my dad's sisters family and so much to be thankful for. Friday night music at my brothers, Saturday morning hike on the Meduxnekeag Trail, picnic in Connell Park, afternoon crokinole tournament (Stephen and I won) outside in the shade, yard games for the kids, 28 for Saturday Thanksgiving supper at Mom and Dad's, 45 minute game of speed monopoly (the brain child of Jonathan - I won) followed by 4 games of capture the flag after dark settled in (ended in a tie with two games each), Sunday morning at Jacksonville Baptist Church to hear our son, Stephen, speak, big BBQ after church, more games and relaxing outside enjoying in the 78 degree weather. Wow! So thankful to God for all He has blessed us with.

Well said, Cuz....It TRULY was an amazing weekend in Coldstream (wherever that is). However, not quite complete without the Southshore Sister and her family, and Natalie and family. Perhaps next year, girls? And missing the Angie Murphy family as well...LOL

And a trip to our favorite place in the farm house -- the attic, where Helen decided to vacuum flies, and Dr. Quinn Medicine Wonman took several pictures of the beautiful stained glass window (thus my silhouette), and looking at Wayne's plasticine creations [which is why I say he became a funeral director; he was good at playing with clay while young]...And later on last evening, a few games of billiards, a campfire at the Pirate's, and playing guitar with the Pirate til late in the night. Boo hoo, had to come home today!

Aunt Helen and I had some tears last evening, as I thanked her for allowing us to come and descend upon the house for the weekend. It means so much to me personally to come to the place of childhood memories, and I cherish the time with our extended family. You know, when your life has been threatened with a life-threatening disease, you really do value everything in your life. God bless!

PS: If you are on facebook, check out my home page for more pics and a video of us playing crokinole outside.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

A quote for the day

We ought to hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see a first-rate painting, and if possible speak a few sensible words.

Goethe (German poet)

...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Phil. 4:8

Enough said...Good advice....I'll try to do that...

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

What a great weekend we had at Camp Tulakadik on beautiful Cassidy Lake. Sheltered in the arms of a big ol' building in the woods for a rainy weekend. What could be nicer? No sleep, but lots of love flowing.

Tonight, do I feel a bit of a sore throat? Oh dear, Cold Fx here I down. And to sleep I must go, once again, after a long day of teaching and talking. There is definitely never a dull moment here at the Soul Cafe.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Great birthday party, Dusty. You look great for 50 I must say. But what IS in an age, anyway? Perhaps you could give us a quote about that??? Hmm?

More later...