My stepmother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last month. After a million tests to see if the cancer had spread and a lovely port put in her chest wall, she began her journey of chemotherapy last Tuesday. I'd like to tell you all is well. I'd like to tell you that she's feeling great. Cancer sucks. If you could send some positive thoughts to the good state of Maine, please please do. My stepmother is an amazing woman. She's not only the caretaker of my elderly father, but she is also one of my best friends. She has been with my father for 19 years and she saw me through my later teen years and really helped shape my life. She's cried with me, listened to me, and encouraged me to do things I never thought I was capable of. She has always believed in me and she has always loved me and I did some pretty stupid things as a teen. I talk with her every day now, most times 2X's per day. She is sick; the chemo is wreaking havoc on her body. She has so many of the classic symptoms and her body is just being attacked by the drugs that are killing cancer cells. Only to know that after chemo is a mastectomy to look forward to. Following that more chemo and radiation. Looking at her she has more ambition and energy then I do most days. So to see her down is very hard. She never felt sick and a routine mammogram found her with Stage III Breast cancer. Get your mammograms done ladies. Peace to all!
In a trade with another mama locally, here are some cloth pads and one wonky lunch sack. I surely need to fix this. I think the back should be longer than the front to fold down better so I think I'll put a deeper hem in the front and a scant hem in the back and hopefully that will make it look less wonky. Otherwise what a cute lunch sack! Its so soft with cotton batting in between the layers and the material is super soft. The cloth pads came out great! The light purple one is super wonky, I think I'll be keeping that for myself! :) Which some of this wonky sewing may have to do with the fact that I was up until 2am sewing!!! Hmmmmmm...... sometimes sewing at night is relaxing but wonky! (grin) Have a look!
In all its great wonkyness!
And one picture of them all together, these are super soft made with yummy fabrics, fleece, cotton, and some flannel! I sure hope she likes them!
I was thinking how amazing some blogs are! I think why I want to blog and well partly I want a link for my kids to see as they grow. I want to record those special moments about them and for them. I also want my thoughts down as I feel like this is a huge changing part of my life for me. I wish I could think of something fancy to say about that metamorphis that is happening. But well I dont always get fancy! :) I find myself drawn much more to the things around me, nature, trying to observe the good things around me. And growing from those experiences. Truly isnt life a growing experience? For learning, for fun, for being kind to others.
Not a lot to talk about here. I really need to figure out the whole picture thing, then I could use my pictures as a sounding board! :) Nannette won an award at school for Commitment. That was really neat, I am very proud of her. She loves school and it shows! Report cards come out on Wednesday and I got a sneak peak of her grades from her teacher and yay I already know she has all A's and B's. Nannette had a very important event last week she turned 11. Goodness seems like yesterday she was a little 5 lb 12 oz baby in my arms. Speaking of milestones, Jacob will be the big 4 on Wednesday. Holy Cow! Seems just like yesterday he was a 9 1/2 lb baby in my arms.
School for me is a bunch of hoops I have to jump through, I hope to hear more by the end of November. Sigh........... I really hate waiting.
Wow! 10 years later I'm finishing up one college class! (grin) It has taken a good chunk of time out of my schedule. A little less sewing, a little less playing but a whole lot of learning! I am currently half way through "Introduction to Education with Technology". Can you say that 10 times fast?? Going back took a lot, I was scared and nervous and well just a case of the jitters, and this is an online class!!! Still a lot of work. Please don't think an online class is any easier! Yikes it takes a lot of discipline to do school work rather than play!
Next semester if all goes right with financial aide, I'll be taking 2 classes. I'm on my way! There's no stopping me now!