Thursday, November 6, 2008

Many thanks!


For those of you who have been blogging for any length of time know what a true blessing it can be. You meet people in cyberspace that never would have crossed your path otherwise. Such is the case of Chris from Burning the Candle at Both Ends. She has given me an "I Love Your Blog" award! For one thing...I was never really sure that anyone (other than family and select friends) would ever read this blog. It started out as my cancer journey diary...mainly so that my children would someday have a record of my thoughts, dreams and concerns during this particular trial of my life. Which brings me to Chris' blog. Who could resist the title..."Burning the Candle at Both Ends"!! Is this not what all of us do as life marches on? Her blog brings me much encouragement about my faith and my motherhood. I know that if we lived closer and could be with each other in the flesh...we would be close friends. For now, we just do it through monitors, electrical outlets and space. That's good enough for me!!! Please take a few minutes to visit. You will be blessed with her attitude about life. She has gorgeous children! Thank you Chris for this Award.....I'm honored that we can encourage each other!

There are questions associated with this award and are supposed to be one word answers (yea right...when have you known me to use only one word to answer questions???)......so here goes:



1. where is your cell phone? purse (battery dead)

2. where is dh? 10 feet from me

3. your hair color? Bald (chemo)

4. your mother? Has gone on to her eternal reward (10/20/06)

5. your father? Has gone to his eternal reward (6/14/82)

6. your favorite thing? hearing my children laugh

7. your dream last night? don't remember

8. your dream/goal? to beat cancer, do all I can to help my children get to heaven

9. the room you're in? living room

10. your hobby? blogging, cooking, sudoku

11. your fear? January 20th, 2009

12. where do you want to be in six years? Alive and cancer free


13. where were you last night? Parish Night Out

14. what you're not? patient

15. one of your wish list items? dishwasher

16. where you grew up? Beserkley, California

17. the last thing you did? changed a diaper...it is never ending

18. what are you wearing? pj’s

19. your tv? on..Olivia watching Arthur

20. your pet? Three...two cats one dog, and of course...fish

21. your computer? on my lap

22. your mood? anticipatory/dread...chemo #3 in 45 minutes


23. missing someone? everyday

24. your car? Paid -for

25. something you're not wearing? shoes


26. favorite store? Barnes and Noble

27. your summer? too hot

28. love someone? aboslutely

29. your favorite color? red


30. when is the last time you laughed? this morning

31. last time you cried? yesterday


I get to nominate the following bloggers for the same award...


1. Emily at God's Canvas....she is a Catholic, pro-life, military wife and mom who inspired me much during this election season. Reading through her blog, I have found that we are like minded and have been through similar struggles. Drop by for a visit...you'll be glad you did.


2. Barbara at Praying for Grace....she is another Catholic, pro-life mom who definitely has a gift for writing. I especially like her November 5th post!!! Definitely something we all should think about.


3. Tammy from Tammy's Recipes/Everyday Cooking Inspiration....Tammy and her husband are right in the middle of moving their growing family from Ohio to Washington! She has wonderful recipes that I have tried many times....the Farmhouse Chicken is our favorite! Her site is filled with great photos of her recipes and kitchen tips (she posts those on Tuesdays)....go check it out!

instructions for the recipients...

display your award, link back to the person who gave it to you, nominate at least three other blogs, put links to those blogs on yours, leave a message on the blogs of people you have nominated, enjoy your award!!!!!

2 comments:

Christie Groth said...

I just read your post on my blog. I hope you are doing as well as can be expected with chemo and all. You are such an inspiration to my life and let me tell you I have gone to your blog many, many times this past year "searching" for inspiration. I, too wish we lived closer because I would love to thank you and give you a big hug.
As for your daughter's ear. I have an adult friend that is with our Catholic homeschool group and she had the same sort of symtoms I do and they ended up having to put a tube in the ear. So, if this antibiotic doesn't work. I will not take another and we'll get the problem corrected the right way. Tubes are a very simple procedure...
I have this weird "bubble" or "balloon" feeling in my head..kinda swishy in a way and I have lost 100% of the hearing in my right ear. I've never had anything like it and it's about to push me over the edge! hahaha I'm gonna have to get me one of those funnel things to put in my ear because I am tired of holding my hand up to it...it's hurting! hahaha Remember the older people that used those back in the old days? Well, I know why. IT WORKS!
I hope your daughter's ears get better and your therapy is a great success and not so hard on your body. I will keep you soooo close in my prayers as I feel like we are friends in Christ.

scmom (Barbara) said...

Thanks, Nancy. Very kind words.