It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

How did I lose Monday??

Well, Monday was hectic.  My daughter and I went looking for the perfect flowers for Jim’s grave.  Fresh flowers are not an option as I want something that will last for a while.  My friend Jo keeps an eye out and does put flowers out occasionally on the grave for me.  Jo lived across the street from me for over 40 years.  Our children grew up at the same time, although her kids are a few years older than mine.  I could always count on Jo if I needed someone to help me in a pinch.

After the flower hunting we went to Kohl’s where I purchased new knee pants and a T to match.  I really don’t need any summer clothes as I have an over abundance right now.  The weather was very windy and warm.  By the time I got home I was out of the mood to do anything.

My first friend I met here has been diagnosed with cancer.  I felt poleaxed when she told me.  She has surgery scheduled for June 10th.  A dear blogging friend has breast cancer surgery scheduled for June 11th and my brother in law in West Virginia will begin his chemo on June 12th.   It has been almost 1 year to the day since I received my cancer diagnosis.  My mind is boggled by all of this and I sometimes wish I had a place to go where I could just shut my eyes, say a prayer and the word cancer wouldn’t  exist anymore.
 
It is beautiful today, to climb to the mid 80s.  I am making a Kroger run this morning to get a few things I am out of.  A few things in my case always means a minimum of 50 or 60 dollars.  Why do the stores put all of this stuff out in the aisles to tempt us?  I can’t resist a bargain so I am hooked.

Time for me to quit procrastinating and get moving.

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

35 comments:

  1. My thoughts are with your two friends and your brother-n-law as they go through these difficult medical times. They are lucky to have you in their life Beth. Cancer is hell. I pray that we can someday find a cure...

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  2. Beth, I too wish there was no cancers. It seems too many are suffering from it. It certainly makes me wonder about our environment and our foods. I have lost days before , just from all the running one has to do, the loops we jump through, etc. Yesterday, I went to get my crown put on and they tried, the dentist didn't like the fit and made new impressions, put the temp back on and sent me home for 2 more weeks. I am so beyond ready for dentures. LOL. Blessings to you sweet Beth. xoxo,Susie

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  3. Oh dear Beth that is very sad News , I am with you on that one. Wish it would go away and never come back.
    Summer clothes I but quite a few , never seem to wear them all, as Summer is short. Enjoy your Day
    Hugs Sheila x

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  4. We have lost a few dears friends in the recent weeks from cancer. Prayers for your BIL and friends! I did some shopping at Kohls yesterday too!! Enjoy this nice day, I hear storms are predicted for us tonight!

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  5. This is sad news and you are one who fully understands that cancer can mean.
    I'm so sorry for all. Surviving the ordeal is the goal and I hope it will be cured or at least curbed in the very near future.

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  6. Know how you feel about cancer Beth - I also fancy some retail therapy and may invest in some - Hugs Nita

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  7. i am sorry about the closeness of the cancers affecting you and those you care about.

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  8. I'm sorry to hear about the diagnosis Beth. I'm totally with you about cancer. Perhaps in our life time we'll see some kind of real medical breakthrough. Grace to you my friend.

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  9. Sorry about the Chemo treatments as you know they are so hard. Prayers to him for sure. Can I say how happy I am that you are in remission and pray for you everyday that you will stay that way?? YES I guess I just did.. Have a great rest of the week.. :-)

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  10. Good morning dear Twin. I have the friend we spoke of in my prayers. Do I need to add some more?

    You had a lovely day and like you, I can't resist a bargain so I go for it. AND like you, may as well spend it while we are alive and kicking. :-)))

    Twin Sis

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  11. I think it comes with our age, cancer and friends...hard to watch:(

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  12. Dear Beth, I echo TexWisGirl's comment. Sending you a hug.

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  13. Keep encouraged friend. God knows about it all. He never gives us more than we can bear. He just wants you to lean on Him all the more.

    Felicia

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  14. i LOVE kohl's....it's always fun to pick up and wear new clothes, even if you don't need them!!

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  15. It is definitely suddenly summer! A new outfit is a must for the weekend..and so many deals to pass up. Just got back from Wal-mart and had to get my annual flag shirt. Just can't help it.

    Stay inspired and I'm glad you are there for your friends online and off. Thank you for the sweet note, too!

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  16. I know what you mean about the grocery store. A few items seems to grow into an entire basketful! So sorry to hear of the cancer diagnosis for your friends. The same kind of thing is true here.:-( xo Nellie

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  17. Oh Beth I absolutely HATE that word too. Too many people I love blogger family included have fought that battle some like you have made it and I am so grateful. Prayers to your friends and your BIL take care of yourself don't let it get you down OK. Hugs B

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  18. Dear Lord... when it rains, it pours. It seems like you're being pulled in so many different directions right now. I hope you'll be able to squeeze some time in for yourself somewhere along the line and I'll say a prayer for your friends as well.

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  19. One of my best friends has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. So sad to see her suffering. Hope the rest of your week is blessed.

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  20. Oh, my. So much cancer. We have better treatments now, but it remains frightening.

    Love,
    Janie

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  21. I don't think there is a one of us that doesn't hate that word.

    Glad you enjoyed your day out. I never feel like doing anything around the either if I go out first.

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  22. Oh dear Beth - that's a lot of serious sickness surrounding you between friends and relatives. I do hope and pray things turn out okay for all. It was good you had a day out.

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  23. I guess this is the week for bad news. I just learned last night that a friend of mine has passed. This is the first of my contemporaries to pass.

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  24. Cancer seems to be everywhere. My husband is now having chemo for metastasized throat cancer. Best of wishes for all of your affected loved ones and for you.

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  25. That word just doesn't quit . . . seems to grow . . . and carries with it fears . . . dreams . . . anxiousness . . . hopes . . . the unknown . . . so much more.

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  26. I am so sorry for all those affected by cancer. It is just horrible that people have to suffer through it. I wish we could whisper a magic word and make it disappear and I know you do, too.

    I am glad you had a pretty good day- and got yourself a new outfit. Have a great rest of the week- xo Diana

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  27. I pray for a cancer CURE! Too many people and children too are dying. So sorry Beth about the people you care for and such news. I'm sending a cyber HUG!!!!

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  28. Very sorry to hear about the caner and operations for your friends and relatives. Prayers for all to get well soon!

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  29. I love coming to visit you...it's like talking to you on the phone. I love you letting us know how you go about your day.
    Yes, we pray all the time for a cure for all cancers.
    Love to you, Beth Marie.
    xo bj

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  30. Oh Beth! Life brings us challenges doesn't it? Saying a prayer and having a few moments of meditation calms us.....love hearing about your day! I marvel at your positive attitude! Hope you will have a lovely weekend coming up!

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  31. It is such a horrible thing: cancer. I hope they can get comfort and support from you and their loved ones. You are an inspiration. Hugs.

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  32. Cancer is terrible I have read a few blogs today that have dealt with cancer, we all pretty much know someone who has been affected by cancer

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