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Monday, July 30, 2012

Well I am actually posting on my blog today! So much has happened in the past year. My best friend Barb passed away on July 17, she was only 56. I talked to her the day before her hubby took her to the hospital, I never dreamed it would be our last conversation. She had just finished a second round of chemo and she was soooo sick. I begged her to let me come down and take care of her (she lives in Houston) and she said, Oh Diane I love you but no it's ok. She told me she'd rather die than be that sick. I guess she got her wish because 9 days later she was gone.  I am lost without her. Even with the distance between us we were so close and I really stayed closely in touch with her the last couple years.  I just can't believe she is gone. I had my flight arranged to get down there and Brad called me the night before I left and said she was gone. 

this is my Barb in 1979. We had a getaway weekend together.  She was an awesome friend and I will miss her every day for the rest of my life.  Her memorial service is next weekend. God grant you a joyful heavenly life dear friend. I await the day we see each other again. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Good morning-Maya Road alert!!

This post is to let you know about Maya Road's sneak peeks! All the new neat things they are coming out with-check them out-I really love Maya Road products!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Frigid Sunday!

It was a good Sunday to stay in and stay warm!!It snowed off and on all day today-the landscape on the farm is beautiful.
Before you love,
Learn to run through the snow
Leaving no footprint.
To run through the snow leaving no footprint is to touch something incredibly delicate without changing its true nature. Do I love the people in my life enough to touch their lives without changing their true nature? Have I loved them uncon...ditionally, allowing them to be the individuals they were born to be?(cath Edvalson)
this was on Moxie Fab Blog today and I thought it was very thought provoking and important to contemplate
It takes a long time to grow an old friend. -- John Leonard
It is so good to catch up with the "Platinum" friends in our lives, isn't it? I have friends in AZ-they moved away 19 yrs ago, saw them at Thanksgiving and the friendship is still as deep-so lucky you and lucky me-we have the kind of friendships few people ever know...
Two posts I made today-the first from Moxie Fab World that I put on my FB status-so very true and so very hard to do.  Have I run through the people I love's lives and not trampled them?? I know that I have `and I need to be more conscious of this fact.
I also have so very special "platinum" friends-even more precious that gold. I am so grateful for those people who grace my life with their love and companionship-even long distance companionship.
I hope to get some layouts done tomorrow-I have so many pictures I want to scrap!!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

My wish is for peace on earth this coming year-there is too much fighting  in the world and if only we could bring our sons and daughters home, we would be able to take care of this country and the problems we face.  Let's start using our wealth and resources to enrich the lives of our own citizens instead of trying to be the worlds policmen/fixers of everyone else's problems.  Enough is enough I say-lets just take care of the issues we face as a nation and get our own houses in order.  I pray that we remember what our nation was founded on and return to the guiding principles of our Founding Fathers (and MOTHERS) and use their wisdom to do good and care for each other.
I plan to spend a quiet evening at home with my hubby and at midnight shoot a hole in the sky for good luck to rain down on us in the new year; and also at midnight hang our three wisemen card over our entry door so the wisemen bring us what we need for the coming year. 
God bless us everyone and may there truly be peace on earth....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The day before the day before Christmas

Merry day before the day before Christmas! I hope you all got more done for Christmas than I did LOL!!! My intentions are always good but somehow the time slips by and most of my projects remain undone.  I know what one of my new year's resolutions is going to be.  Today I will probably finish wrapping and and get everything packed up for our quick trip to the grandchildren's for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  One year I would just like to have a quiet Christmas where we didn't have to run here and there.  But I guess that is what Christmas is all about...
I have a request to make if anyone reads this post. My daughter in law was diagnosed with a cystadenoma of the ovary yesterday-her doctor says there is only a small (15%) chance that it is cancerous. But it is very large (15 cm) and so she has to have surgery to have it removed.  Of course we are all very concerned and praying that it is NOT cancer and that everything goes well and that she does not have to have her other ovary removed.  So if you could say a little prayer today for her that the surgeons hands are skilled and that the biopsy shows no malignancy.
I will probably not be writing again till the beginning of next week, so
Merry Christmas  
a joyous and peaceful
New Year!
God bless us all-please pray for our nation, and for our troops, that we may end all wars and bring our sons and daughters home.  Please pray for peace.

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Husbands surgery results

Just in case anyone who left me kind messages checks the blog- My hubby's surgery went really well-He had immediate relief of the back pain and slept the night after the surgery for the first time in a year.  It is now 6 months and there is still some residual problems-some pain down his right leg, but nothing like he was before.  He is now laid off-his plant shut down and he lost his job the end of September.  He is enjoying the time off after 39 years of working, but I think we are going to need him to work a little while longer.  But it is nice having him home-(after a period of adjustment LOL if you know what I mean!!) The laser surgery is definitely the way to go-1/4 inch incision as opposed to a  6 inch scar like I have!!

Haven't been here for a long time

I promise with the new year to start up my blog again-I would love to use it as a place to put my cards and layouts. And as my journal of sorts-though I keep a journal of my own. My blog has been neglected for many months. Life has a way of getting in the way!!
I have taken pics of the cards I made for two friends-so I can upload them to this page.  I just don't know how to put them on my blog but sure I can figure it out
Merry Christmas  and Happy New Year to all!