Wednesday, January 25, 2006
I've always liked this picture. I took it in 2004. It brings back good memories. I think the tree looks so majestic and proud. Its been there a long time, and it has to be supported now (you can see the support line if you look real hard) but it is hanging in there. Just like so many of us. Standing tall and strong.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I know that I have just an entirely too positive outlook on life, but that's how I like it. I discovered that I had breast cancer in October 2004. I had a mastectomy, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with Adriamycin and Cytoxan, then 12 weeks of Taxol. It was not fun, but I'm here, alive and enjoying my life. We all make our choices ~ whether to have surgery, which procedure, whether to have chemotherapy. Your physicians can make recommendations, but then it is each person's responsibility to decide what their choice will be. We make our choices and we live with them. Sometimes things turn out like you want, and sometimes they don't. I think what shows your character is how you deal with it either way. So, if anyone is reading this, thank God you are alive, hug your husband or wife, and your kids and ~ Celebrate Life ~
On Friday, January 20, 2006, I went to a class led by Donna Downey at a scrapbook store named 7 Minutes Later. It's in Casady Square in OKC. In the class, we made Random Advice Journals. It was so much fun, it rocked!! (That's a Donna Downey -ism). She was a hoot. I also bought her book on decorative journals. She is so creative. I have been showing my Random Advice Journal to everyone who would look at it. I have decided that people who scrapbook are the friendliest people. I forgot my camera that night and these two pictures of Donna Downey were taken by Claudia or Corrine, the two very talented ladies at 7 Minutes Later. The picture on top is of Donna showing us how to put the drill bit in the hand held drill.