Since this morning early when I was writing I entered my photo of my project to Smeared and Smudged! I was terrified someone/everyone would make fun of my level of "artistic talent". So far I have had two very uplifting comments on my coloring and dimensional effect. I feel so energized! This is just what I needed to pull out of a rut that I had fallen in because of my health and back problems. I still hurt, but I have so many ideas running through my head it really helps.
This weeks tutorial is gonna be a recycled project again this time using plastic water bottles and aluminum cans. Hope to fix the photo issue and remember to take the photos as I go! Either way we will do it and make do with what comes out like the first one. I haven't finished all the details on the scrapbook book to give to my friend but hope to do so by Monday.
Took down "Camp Yoshi" yesterday. Today would have made week six that I have been sleeping in the kitchen on a camp cot with him cause I had to feed him every 3 to 4 hours and he got up a lot at night. Plus it was the only "sterile" place ie. where I could keep him out of everything and no carpet to hide things he could swallow and cause him misery. So last night we slept in our nice, comfortable bed. Ahhhh, very nice and my back was in heaven! But still taking Camp Yoshi down was like any moving forward thing, a little sad but it symbolized him getting better so the gladness far outweighed the sadness. I put a chair in there (comfy one) to stay in during the day as I have not tackled the living room disaster yet. Oh the horror! He is getting used to not having a bed to lie in all day....me too...but Girlie, my very big Girlie, can't understand why she has no bed now for her afternoon nap and cannot fit in the chair with Yoshi and me. Sigh.
Tomorrow after my doctor's appointment in Covington, mom, dad, and I are going to Fairhope for the weekend. It has been at least 8 months since I have been down there and 6 months since they have been due to chemo and surgery. I am excited to get a little vacation, and I am taking Yoshi or course! so I get away but don't have to leave him. Win, win situation. We really need to check everything out and make sure no little creatures have moved in....ewwww! I love going down there this time of year; it ushers in fall. They have a huge Halloween train ride at the adjoining campground and we dress up in our homemade costumes (some years many hours of sewing have gone into mine and my daughter's) and ride the train in October. Once again, thank you Jesus for giving us another fall with us all together! Time passes quickly the older you get and it is important to remember how many blessings you have as each year rolls swiftly by you. I had my eyes opened to this when I lost Dave and again with mom's cancer.
As for that subject, she resumed the herceptin treatment yesterday. That is the drug that keeps any rouge cells from attaching and duplicating, so very glad to have that going again. And it never seemed to have any side effects before and isn't supposed to have any but she always took it with the other big, bad ones so I have held my breath. Going back to infusion was bitter sweet. All the staff was welcoming us back and getting the update on things, but so many visions of her being in there so very sick. I had to suck it up and smile right on. Also, a man with his wife was taking the tour meeting the staff in the infusion room and they had there chemo school bag with them. He is starting chemo....sending prayers for him and his family.....and once again those anxious beginnings rushed into my mind. I pray he has a good outcome like we ultimately did. And pray his wife will have the strength to fight for him and get what he needs to finish his treatments. I will always regret not researching or asking enough people to find out about Marinol and compazine so that mama could have finished her chemo. But I do believe everything happens on God's timeline and it was meant to play out as it did. Still I could have done better! That is the main reason I write. If just one person can get some information about how to deal with chemo and cancer, it is worth writing a zillion words!
Well, it's off to sleep. Got to get up and go to vet before we leave here at 9:15 in the morning....yes, another ugh. I don't mind getting up early any more; I mind having to get dressed and leave the house early. Oh well, it must be done and I just nodded off in the middle of the word "dressed" Time to say good night moon, stars, and sun....see you at first light. Peace