Debs Cats N Quilts Retreat

Getting excited! Sunday, September 10th, we leave for Dillard, Georgia for a quilt retreat we’ve been going to for six years……Deb Heatherly, Deb’s Cats N Quilts,  runs a lean well-oiled sewing machine of a quilt retreat. The camaraderie, the food, the comfy beds, the views (mountains right out our sliding glass door), and lots and lots and lots and lots ….did I say a whole bunch of sewing!  I can’t begin to tell you what an awesome time we have. Trust me never a dull moment! For me this is not only a wonderful sewing retreat, but also a celebration of life.  Last year I didn’t sign up for this year as I really wasn’t sure where I’d be with my health……Well, guess what………..WOO HOO!! I’ll be on my way in 3 weeks! Thanking the good Lord and my team at Florida Cancer Center….! More to come!

Be good to yourself!

Estate Sales

Have you ever been to an estate sale? I had not until about six months ago….At my very first one, I felt awkward and out of place…..almost as if I were an intruder. Then it suddenly dawned on me why…..Here I was, going through someone’s personal possessions at the loss of their life…..I had mentioned my feelings to my friend I was with, and a family member overheard me and explained it was okay…..They wanted their loved one’s item’s to go to a new home, be used again and to “live” on with someone else…..I was immediately put at ease and thanked the person…….Sometimes it’s not always death, but a divorce or financial worries, ect., that brings about an estate sale. Irregardless what it is, I now always say a prayer…..I think that’s the least I can do…..




Cancer, Now there’s a word!

Cancer sucks!! No two ways about it! I have it, I hate it, but I’m doing my best to beat it! Dealing with Stage IV Metastatic breast cancer has been the most challenging obstacle I’ve ever faced in my life…….When you’re told it’s not curable, but treatable, you think, at least I did, what the hell does that mean….In a nutshell, I’ll be on cancer medication until……Fortunately, my treatment, right now, is an estrogen based therapy…No chemo yet……I take a pill everyday and an injection once a month……So far so good, the meds are working…………I thank God everyday I’m still here…..

For those of you that have just been diagnosed, for those of you that have been fighting the fight, and those of you that have lost loved ones, I wish you strength and determination and I wish you peace and positive thoughts to settle your mind. May God bless you all on this journey….










Lazy Kind of Week

Hey All,

Other than a doctor’s appointment and a few errands, my week has been relatively quiet… I did get the washing caught up. I do dislike that chore…..a lot!! Glad that monkey’s off my back!

I’ve been craving Chicken and Yellow rice, so guess what’s cooking on the stove as I type…Smelling really good here…I also have some Maduros, Spanish I believe for plantains, which I love, love, with my Chicken and Yellow rice….soooo goooood!

I told ya’ll about my new hobby right….Card making….Well, this is one I made for a request from a stamp group member who’s Mom was turning 90. There was some serious family issues and her birthday wasn’t celebrated like they normally do, so she asked those that would/could, to please send her Mom a card….I really like how it turned out…’s a pic……



This is a stamped image that I watercolored and embellished with butterflies…Sure hope she likes it!

Well, off to the kitchen to finish up supper!

Ya’ll have a great one!

Tis next time!