Thursday, February 21, 2013


February 7th was my one year cancerversary. There was no celebrations to be had. I was lying horizontal with mounds of tissue about swallowing me up. The icing on the cake was getting pink eye on top of the cold.

Now that I am feeling like I am among the living again, I have begun to reflect on this year of cancer. I never imagined I would of had to endure this so early in my life. Then I think, what would make me the exception. There are plenty of terrible things people have suffered children, young adults, and the elderly. I know when someone first gets the dreaded C diagnosis, they may start to think what did I do to deserve this. This hasn't been something I have really thought although I have had one or two wonder it to me. I can honestly say that I am genetically predisposed ( BRAC2 +). I have thought what if I ate a certain way, exercised more, but would I ever have an answer? No!

Back when I began chemo, I just realized this was my life. Life happens differently for each of us. Sometimes we must endure and live. So, I could sit here and recap this year but it is really how my life has unfolded. Life is ever changing. Life is a collection of moments. Life continues until our last breath. So, I will continue to live. I will not celebrate the cancerversary because I plan on being too busy living!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are having a lovely day. Make sure that you are telling how much you care to all your loved ones. I have been knocked down by a terrible cold and add on pink eye this morning. My oncologist put me an a z-pack, Claritin D, and eye drops. My energy has been totally zapped. So, no projects to show. Just mounds of tissue surrounding me. But last week, I vowed to post once a week. This is my pathetic excuse for a post. Just trying to keep my word.

Enjoy your loved ones today (and stay healthy)!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Take a seat

Well, I have been a busy bee this week preparing for my daughter's birthday party this weekend. I will save that for a later post. But as I promised last week, here is my latest project.

This settee sat in my booth for months but not even a nibble. It wasn't really my taste in fabrics.  I knew I would have to bring it home for a makeover. Lucky for me it was pretty easy. After I stripped the fabric, I painted the frame. Of course I used the DIYers fabric of choice, the 'drop cloth.' Quick and easy.

Here is the settee all pretty in my booth. Heavenly, isn't she?!  What a difference some paint and fabric make.  It went from a little dated to sweet and sassy!  Let's look at her again.

She was snapped up in no time! I hope the new owner loves her. 

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