Been feeling a bit melancholy this past few days. Another friend died. Today my daughter and I visited a couple of cemeteries. It was hard but we trudged through it. Once back home my spirits were lifted. I finally got to open the package I received in the mail.
I won this through another blog site that I LOVE. She makes all kinds of recycle items. I’m thrilled to get some of her “leftovers” 🙂
Also today I was surprised with another big box of “leftovers”. I live in an apartment building and I’m always the one to dumpster dive. Didn’t have to this time! The property manager people actually boxed up a lot of crafting supplies with me in mind! YAY!!! They said another resident had moved and left a bunch of these things behind.
I believe the entire loom kit is here, instructions too! And all the yarn!! 🙂 Some of this is really expensive! At least it is to my pockets. I am thrilled!
Funny how such a melancholy day turned out to have a bright side. I wholly believe that the loved ones we visited in the cemetery today are smiling on me now.
Do you ever wish that we could have an extra day for celebrating a given holiday? An extra day for finishing everything we wanted to do. An extra day for visiting everyone we couldn’t find enough time for. An extra day. That’s how living a life free of Cancer is viewed….celebrating “an extra day”….. I have found to pace myself. Quit trying to outperform another family member, or even myself. I have learned to accept that whatsoever I get done is how it’s supposed to be and not to fret about what didn’t get finished or done. Those aren’t important. Those are not the things that truly matter in life.
Snorkeling Eggs for the family
As for visiting the people we didn’t quite get to….there’s still a telephone! Calling them can be just as much of an encouragement as a physical visit. It always helps me when somebody thinks enough to call. Sometimes I’m not up to a visitor but a phone call can usually be accepted no matter how grungy or dressed I am at the moment. AND, if I’m not quite up to the call I can opt to let the answering service pick up. Sometimes I will answer and let the caller know it’s not a good time and I will call back later.
In light of all this, I want to share my Easter. It was a wonderful day until I got so tired I nearly passed out on my daughter’s couch and had to go lay down in the spare bedroom. I should have learned by now to not over-extend myself and my abilities. I was full of regret later into the day yesterday. Today, however, I am redeemed. I got that “extra day” to spend some time with loved ones. I’m still tired but I can lounge around at home and know that tomorrow will also be “an extra day after”…….
A wonderful Easter and anytime skit…Well worth the watch….No need for Translate either 🙂 Just click on the link above. It will take you to a wonderful blogger who likes to crochet but rather shared this from her Church….
I’m not given to advertising other blogs per se but this lady blows me away! She has some of the quirkiest and fun ideas! This blog post is about making tiny bird nests on top of egg shells using items found in the yard. Now how inventive is that? I am thinking about paper mache-ing over some plastic eggs and THEN adding my nesting materials. I will use dried items that are bug free and cured to last. (Not saying that Alisa Burke has bugs! 😛 )……
So what kind of inspiration can you find today? I found mine on the internet. What’s nice is that it is leading me to take a step away from the screen and enjoy the great outdoors….allergies and all!
I remember singing a song as a child, “Running Over”. As I have grown older I’ve come to realize the full meaning of this phrase. Life in the “Whole” can still be a little off balance from time to time though. Such have been the past few days for me. My “cup runneth over” simply because it’s laying on it’s side! Even after 7 years of cancer freedom I still have multiple health issues. Today my counselor told me that I’m doing too much. “My cup runneth over”…. Easter is on my heels and knocking on my door; I have a very important Art Show coming up; I am still trying to juggle time spent working on my Etsy shop with all my doctor appointments and tests and such. “My cup runneth over”. So, in light of these events and my tilted cup I would like to share a few pix of my endeavors 🙂 Enjoy!
Working on this for my 9 month old granddaughter.
A peek at some of my stash of cereal boxes, etc…
Organized chaos in progress.
My work station at the bathroom sink 🙂
Needless to say, figuring how to add pix just so has been more coffee in my overflowing cup 🙂 Until next time…..Hugs and blessings I pray for you 🙂
Time with family should be well spent. Either way there are memories made. Some good, some not. Today has been a pretty good day here in the “Whole”. Spent time with my oldest daughter and later we both spent time with my youngest and her little family of three. This is how many of my weekends go. Somewhat laid back. Waiting for the laundry facility to free up 🙂 Soooo, my girl, my dog Daisy, and I went for a leisurely walk down the lane I previously posted about. Time well spent. Time spent enjoying the beauty of Spring starting to blossom. Time spent in fellowship together. Savor every moment you have because you really DON’T know when it could be your last. As I have enjoyed this beautiful day here I remember a loved one, a friend and colleague, whose memorial service was being held many miles from here. As I walked along with my little entourage I continued to pray for my friend in her grief and her family’s. One day her husband was there and the next he was not. A viral man, full of life and loved by a great many people around the world. His was time well spent. How shall you spend your day? Every moment spent becomes a memory. Time well spent I pray.
I know, it’s horribly out of focus. This is the Four Leaf Clover my daughter found today. Time very well spent!
Take a look at this picture I took last year. It’s only an access road and yet it beckons for so much more. A little road with ruts and puddles, on top of a small levee with a drastic drop off on either side. A Road that some travel for the fishing. A Road that some use for their farm equipment. Seldom used. A Road that beckons. Travelled by deer. Lifted up by songs of birds. Hugged by thistle and thorn, persimmon and milkweed. A busy Road with life all around. Located near town is this Road. Overlooked and under appreciated by nearly all. Passed by daily. A Road less traveled.
Today I challenge you to find your Road. What beckons you? Do you pass it by every day? Take a few moments to enjoy the Road less travelled today. The hallway on another floor. The alley out back. The walkway along the side of the house. Imagine, if you can, that you are seeing it for the first time. A traveler in a new land. You will be amazed at what you’ve missed. It’s been there all along. Beckoning. Waiting.
Greetings and Welcome! This is my brand new blog about my endeavors while enjoying the most whole and fulfilled life possible after cancer. I am a 7 year Breast Cancer survivor and am looking forward to sharing all my quirks, crafts, ideas, how-to’s, findings, and the occasional recipe 🙂 Whatever is pressing on this old brain will be made available here! Enjoy the life you have. I’ve learned to enjoy my second chance 🙂
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