Sunday, November 2, 2008

Welcoming November

Amazing how the time is flying by. Now the count down to Thanksgiving begins. I thoroughly enjoy Thanksgiving, and it is upsetting that the stores don't even recognize it. You are lucky if you find a small section of napkins and paper plates on an end cap some where. Sad, really. We ALL have so much to be Thankful for!

Been battling a cold since last Monday. Geez, how the cough lingers on. Last night was the first night I actually slept through. Thankful for that since yesterday I was not a happy camper when I finally fell asleep and was woken up by the autimated phone call for the election. REALLY need to find the number or website for the do not call list for that for next election. Almost makes me not want to vote. But of course I will.. Even hubby stayed away from me for the first half of the day LOL.

Took my daughter to the mall today to find a Winter coat. We were lucky and found one at Burlington Coat Factory, so that is done. Of course, we had to look around so she could show me some things that she'd like for Christmas. And yes, the Christmas music has begun in the stores. Just getting a chance to sit down before dinner. Had church this morning, barely ate a protein bar for lunch and was right back out the door with her. I'm looking forward to sitting down and hooking right after dinner.
The UFO challenge ended on Friday, and although I didn't finish it entirely, I am pleased with my progress. Kelley is the one who started this for us girls. She has opened it up to the public now to view the rugs. Please take a look when you get a chance. http://uforugs.blogspot.com/

Some really beautiful rugs and I'm so happy to have been a part of it. Congratulations to the girls who finished their rugs and to the winners who were chosen!! A lot of inspiration to be found, that's for sure...

This week will be spent finishing up a rug that a friend wanted me to do for her. Also I will be having a colonoscopy done on Thursday and would appreciate prayers for that. It's not the most pleasant thing to share, but if just one person reading has never had one and it is time for them or a loved one to have one, then I would encourage you to do so. The procedure itself is nothing. It's just the day before that you have to prep for it that can be annoying. My dear mom passed away from colon cancer at 60 years of age. She caught it when she was 50 and was fine for quite some time. Then it showed up in her lymph nodes and that is what took her. So since she caught hers at 50, I was given my first colonoscopy at the age of 40. This will be my 3rd. I am thankful for going when I did because they found 3 polyps and removed them. Thank God they were not cancerous. I have not had any polyps since and am praying that I will not have any this time either. Again, not the most pleasant thing to share, but I can only hope that it will encourage someone who needs one to get it done. No different than encouraging a mammogram.

I have a few other things that I would like to get done this week, but not sure how they will fit into my schedule, so we'll just have to see. I hope everyone has a wonderful week planned ahead of them!!!! And remember, SMILE!!! It does the body good!!

3 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Well, Kathy you have reached one person! My mother also had colon cancer...no I've never had one test just hate the thought of it, Stush did earlier this year. I go to my doctor early in December and I promise you:) that I'll have one.
Have a wonderful evening!
Rondell

Anonymous said...

Christmas Music - I was on my way home tonite from B and D and flipping thru the radio channels and there was Bing telling it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas - I quickly dialed my cell phone and played it over the phone to my husband (Scrooge himself - i told him he needed some Xmas spirit! LOL) He didn't hang up on me because he knew I had a cheesesteak for him!

And Pearl - good luck on thursday - you are right, from what i hear not the most pleasant but a necessity and it will ease your mind! So will keep good thoughts for you!

Hope that cold gets better in time for camp!

Take care - Sophie

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Rondell, it was worth talking about then! I will be thinking of you in December... And remember, it's only 1 day you have to deal with the prep. 1 day out of 365! I think we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to get checked. We only get one body.