Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Laundry Room Shelf and Sign 11.16.2021

 Hi Everyone!  Today was a gorgeous day here in Lake City, SC!  It was 71 degrees and sunny.  I love living here with these temps!  I have lived in the South for 17 years but used to live in Northwestern NJ where it was in the 30's or 40's this time of year.  

Yesterday I went up to Florence, SC.  It is about a 25 minute ride from my house.  They have a Hobby Lobby up there.  I was with my daughter, Jenny and my youngest grandson, Jack.  I went into the wood department looking for maybe some unusual or cute sign wood.  There was just what I was looking for-a wooden shelf (this one also had a plate rail!!).  It was only $14.99 so I grabbed it up.  I painted it with one coat of white chalk and another coat today.  Once it was dry I hung it up over my washer and dryer.  I decided to decorate it a little for Christmas.  I might change it, but for photo purposes I wanted to have some things on the shelf.  I also hung up a metal Laundry sign that I have had for about 10 years.  Yesterday I decorated an antique printer's tray that my daughter, Jenny gave me.  This is the only Christmas I have done in my house because I'm hosting Thanksgiving and I want to leave those decorations up until the day after.  I try and not rush the seasons.  I feel like that area of the laundry room/breakfast room is all done now.  I am very happy the way it all turned out.  Take a look at what I did below:

This is the antique Printer's Tray.  I used little spool trees, minature glass Christmas balls and snowmen to decorate each compartment.

This is the Laundry Room shelf.  Painted with white chalk paint.  I then decorated it with a huge pinecone from Jenny's yard, a Magnolia Christmas tree, a salt glaze pottery santa, a mason jar candle, a little Christmas Irish cottage and a candle.  I finished it with a pinecone, cinnamon stick garland.  I have had the Laundry Room metal sign for about 10 years.  I think I bought it at World Market.

I hope you like the things I did, I certain do!  I love doing little things like this, not overwhelming or time consuming.  Everyone have a lovely evening!


Monday, November 8, 2021

Day Surgery on 11/4

 Hi Everyone!  Well today is 11/8 and I feel almost 100% from my day surgery on 11/4.  I think you are all aware I have B Cell Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (I have had this for 5 years).  I have never had chemo, radiation or any treatment.  Lymphoma is different than other cancers.  I have a very slow growing lymphoma and the diagnosis is just to watch it.  I had 3 lymph nodes on the left side of my neck that go larger and didn't go down like they usually do.  My oncologist recommended a set of CAT Scans, then a PET Scan.  He then said I should have the 3 lymph nodes biopsied.  You can't do a needle biospy for these.  They did the biopsy on Thursday and removed the largest lymph node completely and biopsied the other 2.  I get the results tomorrow.  I have a virtual meeting with my oncologist.  He had them biopsied because he just wants to make sure this slow growing lymphoma has become an agressive form of lymphoma.  He was pretty positive it had because there wasn't any changes in the CAT Scan I had in late August to the PET Scan I recently had.  Keep your fingers crossed it is just some lymph nodes acting up and nothing more serious.  I am trying to remain calm.  I really hope my husband, John that passed away unexpected almost 2 years ago (11/27) is keeping a close watch over me!  If all of you could pray for me also, that would be great!!

SC has become so cold.  Colder than usual.  I have been letting the dogs out, that is how I know it has been cold.  No longer is the AC needed, the heat is on.  I keep it lower because the dogs get so hot and I always have a sweater on.  This week they say it should be back up in the high 60's/low 70's during the day this week until Friday when it drops down to the 50's during the day.  I have to go get my turkey for Thanksgiving some time later this week.  I will try and get as much as I can for Thanksgiving before the stores get so crowded.  I'm having Thanksgiving here.  They girls, their husband's and my 2 grandsons will be coming for Thanksgiving, which will be really nice.  It is easier when we all live relatively close to each other.  I am looking forward to cooking the turkey and all the fixings.  It will help keep my mind off John being gone.  He has left such a hole in our hearts.  Missing him tons right now!

Well I guess I better go rest.  I still get tired very easily.  I am also pretty bruised.  The nurses tried 4 times to find a vein for my IV and really left some nasty bruises.  The anestheologist had to do the IV and I have a huge bruise there too.  Between the IV messes and the actual incision, I look like I was in a car accident!  

I hope everyone has a lovely day, I hope the sun is shining where you and always remember to hug, call or visit your loved ones!!