Monday, January 16, 2012


About three years ago I cut a christmas cookie recipe out of our local newspaper, stuck it in a cookbook and promptly forgot all about it. I found it the other day and discovered an article on the back about Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Most of you know that George was diagnosed with this cancer last August.

In the early part of December, I ran into the library to return an overdue book. I didn't have much time but the librarian told me that I should pick up a few books because the library would be closed for a few weeks while they were being relocated to a new building. I just picked up a couple of  books without really knowing what I had, when I got home I found this book:
It is an excellent book, written largely for the layperson, without being condescending. After reading this book George and I have a clear understanding of what cancer is, and we both felt that it was an important read.

Isn't it interesting the way information enters into your awareness?
These are just some of the things I think about while knitting socks. The green pair were made for George and the other pair for my wonderful cousin, Laura. (sorry if I ruined the surprise Laurie)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Bit of Sun!

After three days of snow, we got a few hours of sun today. Roxy and I were glad to soak up the rays!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


So much happened yesterday.

First off, George had his blood work done and the doctor was able to see him, all in one day.
His tests are in the high-normal range, and his liver is functioning beautifully (the term his doctor used)
and his spleen is tucked back under his rib cage. That means two things, chemo will be finished in February and that boy will be skiing this month!

Then, for no reason I can discern, my computer fixed itself.  I have been locked out of yahoo, my yahoo email account and etsy for months. I tried everything I could think of to fix it myself, to no avail, and just when I have been trying to arrange for someone to come out and take a look, like magic it works again. My apologies to some pretty late holiday responses. Well I spoke to soon; while writing this post my computer shut down and now I can't get back in yahoo or etsy, but can still get into the blog and facebook. Very strange, but it was great while it lasted!

To make a good day even better, a wonderful friend gifted me the Liebster Blog award! Mona from today...
has two of the coolest cats around and her readings always make me think! Thank you dear Mona.

The Liebster Blog award is given to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.

The rules:
1. You are to thank the giver, the person who awarded you the gift.
2. Reveal your 5 blogger picks, and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and Paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you sent the award to, will forward it to their 5 favorite bloggers.

My five Liebster picks are:

1. Knix Hand Knit
   I love this woman!

2. bateaux de papier...a diary for Elsa
   Simply a gorgeous and gentle blog.

3.along the trail
  Her connection with nature is inspiring!

4. Rag and Stone
   This woman has passion for her art!

Fit to be Seen
   A wonderful photographer, a beautiful woman!