Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Little Things....

Hello all! Hope you are enjoying a delightful week! It is Wednesday already, but as the old saying goes "time does not wait on anyone" and boy is that true. :o) I am having a wonderful week and keeping busy! I am trying to catch up on all the little things that I have missed over the past weeks. Little things like catching up on all my blogging friends which really is not a little thing at all but a pretty big task. I must say I am doing a pretty good job but I still have many of you left to visit and I am having a wonderful time doing so! :o) I cannot begin to tell you just how much you inspire me! I am so enjoying your art, springtime gardens, your homes, wonderful recipes, crafts, thoughts and so much indeed make me smile! :o)

Remember me talking of knitting little leaves, below is a few of my finished ones. I plan on knitting different textures and sizes. How perfect they are for attaching to a pretty knit flower for a corsage or simply place in a bowl to enjoy! I must say knitting these little fellows can be addictive! :o) For you knitters the pattern is very easy and a great little project! This tiny project allowed me to get back in the swing of knitting and turn out something wonderful!

Enjoy the rest of your week my friends! I cannot do yet all the things I wish, but I am finding so much joy in the little things. And guess what, the irises have bloomed right outside my studio window I think I will pull up my walker have a seat and enjoy!

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see
the miraculous in the common.

Ralph Waldo Emerson



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Beautiful Earth....

Hello Hello! How are you! I hope each and everyone of you are enjoying a fabulous week! Well I had not planned on this little post and will be posting again on early next week, but I had to take a moment to say hello and wish each of you a happy Earth Day. Our beautiful earth offers up so much in beauty for each of us to enjoy such as these beautiful and fragrant oriental lilies. Oh my not only are they beautiful their fragrance is absolutely amazing....just lovely! I have spent the last couple of days just knitting small leaves. I miss my knitting so much and a big project I just do not want to tackle right now so the little leaves were a perfect way to use my needles and not be overwhelmed.

Guess what! I am feeling wonderful my friends! Oh yes I still use my walker, have some leg swelling and must be very careful with my new jaw. But as my Sweet Dear Mother would often say " I may not be where I want to be right now but oh thank God I am not where I use to be." :o) You know I had someone ask me not long ago just how could I have gone through the last two years of my life and still be standing. But even when it hurts so deeply and the end seems a far off I have learned and are learning to stand firmly on God's word. And it is so good to know that in those valley times those times of great challenge my Saviour Christ Jesus is standing near by my side every step of the way. He is so wonderful, magnificent, good and kind! :o) So in those tough times of life know that Jesus cares He really does! :o)

You all enjoy your day. As I said in the beginning I had not plan for a post today but I am happy that I did! I truly enjoyed myself! I will be back early next week and I can hardly wait! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Let every part of life
your person, your style, your direction,
your flavor-be in Him.

taken from: Joy For Journey



Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hello There!!

This feels absolutely wonderful!! Well spring has surely sprung and kicking off to a beautiful start here in southern California! Hello my friends! There are not enough words to express the joy I feel to be able to sit here this beautiful Sunday and share with you all! Oh how I have so missed each and everyone of you. I have thoughts of you daily. I have made so many beautiful friendships over the last two years. The heart of a woman is indeed a special thing. As I read all the sweet comments from all of the wonderful new visitors who dropped by to offer prayers, thoughts, kind words and encouragement it warms my very heart.....thank you so much. The heart of a woman is truly amazing! :o)

By the way, the pretty Gerber Daisies were graciously given to me by our sweet neighbor Jim. A wonderful kind and thoughtful friend of Honey's and mine. He is an avid gardener and admirer of beautiful flowers who has kept my room full of the prettiest daisies! There has not been one morning since I have been home from the hospital that I have not awaken to the beauty of these beautiful daisies. He seems to have them timed, for as soon as they bow their little heads he brings more! :o) Jim is not only a wonderful friend and neighbor but a dedicated teacher, a beautiful human being.

I must say, I have come such a long way since February 17th. I am feeling better with each passing day! :o) My surgery was a total of twelve hours long. I spent seven days in ICU and four days in a regular room. Going into surgery on Tuesday morning approximately 9:30 a.m. and awaken Thursday evening. My doctors decided my body needed the extra rest and did not want to awaken me earlier. During surgery I was also given a trach for oxygen emergencies for my new jaw was stablelized with braces and wired. Now for the trach and wired jaws, I did not like that at all! :o) It is absolutely frustrating trying to communicate using that little alphabet board in the hospital! :o) So I resorted to pencil and paper which was a little better. I was one happy woman when my surgeon at last cut those annoying wires so I could speak a little and with not much help with that nasty trach! :o) But I sit here today with energy, hope, peace and joy! My trach was allowed to close naturally and is almost invisable! The incision on my jaw looks beautiful, you can hardly see where it starts or finishes! :o) My leg was left with a eleven inch scar but does not look too bad I am starting to put vitamin E on it. If I ever get up enough nerve to wear a mini dress I will cover it with makeup LOL!! :o) I smile now, but indeed there has been many difficult moments for me. Oh my what would I do without my loving Saviour who never left my side, a loving husband my Honey, my family and of course all of you.

I am using a walker for I cannot put full pressure on my leg as yet and use a wheelchair when leaving the house. Now I must say a girl can get pretty spoiled just jumping in a chair and off we go! :o) The swelling in my jaw has gone down significantly. I can now see how wonderful it will look. I plan to put a brand new photo on the blog when the swelling is down so you all can take a look at the new me! :o)

I plan to go back to my normal blogging, visiting and commenting pace in late May. I plan to reopen my little Etsy shop sometime this summer. I thought it would be sooner but not so. I feel I need a little more time for leg mending time and no longer need the walker. So on this beautiful Palm Sunday I am thanking my Precious Saviour for His faithfulness. I love Him so much, so very much.

To all my new visitors, I will be by to see you soon....very soon! To my faithful blogging friends, it will not be much longer and I will be dropping by regularly to see you! Thanks to each and everyone of you dear friends. God bless each and everyone of you. As I have stated before...If you do not know Jesus, get to know Him. Your life will never be the same! :o) Enjoy a beautiful Palm Sunday. I will post again in a few weeks. Take care!

Beloved, I pray that you may
prosper in all things
and be in health, just as
your soul prospers.

3 John 2 (NKJV)