Saturday, July 30, 2011

Now the wait.

Well yesterday was the big day for me, I had my biopsy done, and it went very very well, I didn't even feel the needle going in to numb my breast, and that was all the prayer that I had behind me, I literally felt God in that room with me yesterday holding my right hand as He promised that He would. "For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear: I will help you." Isiah 41:13 this was my verse I took with me yesterday, and the really other cool thing was my nurse (who is with you from the beginning and walks you out at the end) was a born again christian how cool was that?  All a God thing, I serve such an awesome God!  So today I am just taking it easy kinda restricted to what I can do so going to knit, read, watch some tv, maybe a nap is on my list today... 
I will get the results on tuesday as to what they have found the calcification is from, apparently they can tell what actually causes it, be it pre-cancerous cells, or calcium etc. so now we wait, and I am literally waiting on the Lord for the answer, I am ok with whatever it may be as I know nothing happens to me that isn't ok'd by Him. 
I started a new baby blanket yesterday, couple of people I know having babies in the next few months, I like to have spares on hand but hey the baby boom has been happening lately at least with people I know, so I'm fresh out.
Gonna be another warm day here in michigan but thats ok it's summertime right? Come January we are gonna miss this weather.
We have vacation Bible school at our church this coming week, we have it an night time so I have volunteered to help out with that, I'm not normally a "kid" person so to speak, but felt God asking me to volunteer so I'm sure I'll be blessed because I am obeying :)  I go to an awesome church, it's not a big church, been there done that, I love the accountability of a smaller church and the community that we have, the Bible tells us how important it is to be 
in a community of believers and be held accountable by them.
Well I will let you all know how the biopsy results come back. Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to go to church tomorrow.
Blog at ya soon

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Going on the end of July ALREADY!

Wow, can you believe how fast this summer is just flying by? I can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks since I blogged, just been busy I guess lots going on, I actually have 7 quarts of green beans in the canner as I type, did 14 yesterday and another 14 today, and why is it they come into season at the very hottest time of the year, but I must say using a canner (which I just got last year) cuts down on a LOT of the heat., you don't have to water bath for 3 hours and steam up your kitchen, at least with the canner it's a lot quicker. I was so deathly afraid of pressure cookers until last year I was reading online really how not wise it is to process it in the water bath, so I thought I would be brave and try the pressure cooker, I love it, wish I would have done it years ago, but I guess you need to be older and wiser to understand these things..  lol  
Just finished a baby sweater and now only have two afghans to go, haven't even started on them but I still have a little time for those, I like to have backups of stuff like that, but too many people I know having babies I guess.
Our garden is going very well, Steve said he saw some tomatoes beginning to ripen, really ?  already?  but it has been really hot here and I know that everything kicks in with heat.
Well the chickens are doing good, after our loss :(  just waiting for them to start laying.... should be anytime now, and I am really hoping that at least one of them goes broody for me (motherly) if that happens I am going to leave the eggs, I can continue to buy eggs from the family down the road, but it will be nice to have my own. 
I have made two batches of soap, feeling much better and much less intimated by it :)  just needed to get a couple under my belt I guess. Looking forward to doing a few more but needed to get the green beans done this weekend. 
Went for my annual mammogram a couple weeks ago, had to go back and have a diagnostic mammogram done this past friday,  as they found some calcification in my left breast, and now I have to have a stereotactic needle core biopsy done hopefully this week, waiting on the dr. office to call me tomorrow, I just found out friday afternoon at 3:30, a little nervous just the not knowing, I have read and heard from so many women that this is very common, but just the not knowing for sure, this could be a life changing thing ya know? I am at peace though, I know that nothing can happen to me unless it goes through God's hands first, and if I can be a witness or testimony to even one person I will, puts a whole new meaning to  James 1: 2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
So I do consider it pure joy, least I can do for a God that sent His one and only Son to die on a cross for me for my sins. I serve an awesome God!! 

my unicorn finally finished.

first batch of soap curing. 

6 of the 24 quarts of green beans 

baby sweater done.

on my way to work, but it never captures the true beauty.
Well I hope it's not so long before I blog again, sorry about that nothing more frustrating than following someones blog and they haven't updated it in weeks, makes you want to not follow it anymore. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 4th

Well it's over! The 4th of July that is, seems like once it's the 4th of July bam you turn around and it's labor day. We just hung out at home for the weekend our youngest dog is deathly afraid of fireworks so rather than go to the lake and listen to fireworks the whole time and have a freaked out dog.... we just stay home and ya know that's kinda nice too. 
We are recovering from our chicken loss, we have decided to just let nature take it's course and since God left us with 3 hens and 1 rooster we are just going to see what happens. Bringing in more chickens is not as easy as you would think you can't just go and put more chickens in the coop, there is that whole pecking order thing and I guess I just couldn't bear to watch chickens be mean to each other.
I did start my unicorn and will be posting pictures when it's done, also got the order for more dolls from my grand daughters, thought I would make a twin for Kamilah's best little friend Eleanor too.
Sarah's yummy desert. Looks good enough to eat!

Just hanging out.

Steve the hubby!


Kamilah actually swam the length of the pool w/o help.


snack in the shade time

small garden

our mysterious guest....  hehehe

just looking out back.
Well I have laundry calling me to be hung on the line, but thought I would share some pic's from the weekend. Hope you all had a wonderful 4th!