God's Canvas

God's Canvas
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.~~John 15:13

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another Saturday Night..

I survived another day of sniffles.  This thing appears to have set up residence in my body and either really likes it or has lost its way home!  I've tried everything:  Benadryl, Thera-Flu, Tylenol, Netty pot, Vick's Vaporub, chicken soup, cough drops, and the list goes on and on.  Oh well...at least I have been able to work on the undecorating of Christmas in my house this weekend.  This project has been delayed since right after New Years, and between my husband's injured back and my maladies...it never began until yesterday.  I am not one to linger on my health issues, but I guess this time it's neccessary in order to establish awareness on the part of my "followers."  Most who know me are aware of my spinal cord surgeries and subsequent disability (oh how I hate that word!).  The addition of kidney disease two years ago was a brick right up side my head!  I never saw it coming and have struggled with that ever since, along with hypertension and hypercholesterolemia...and blah, blah, blah, right?  Right!  There is a point to this:  I simply won't be going to a lot of places to shop or find the good sales and new notions in the local area, nor willl I have much to share with you in the way of excitement; however, I have committed myself to blog research of late and have lots of goodies in store for you in the coming weeks.  One more health-related thingie I need to share is that my upcoming total knee joint replacement is tentatively scheduled for May 3rd.  Since my husband will not be leaving the country for a month, as was the earlier plan, I have called to see about rescheduling my knee surgery earlier.  That being written, I may be gone in a finstant...and that's faster than an instant!  So..if something should happen that you do not see me for a while, you'll know what is happening.  I'm a walking soap opera!

I found a magnificent blog that I believe will help and affect many of you.  It is called "The Modern Roots Arts & Crafts Community."   Every possible interest you could imagine is respected on this site with many ways to share your information about your current project, recipe, gardening tip, knitting/crocheting patterns (or theirs), embroidery, rubber stamping...you name it!  It is very similar in format to Facebook, and I think you'll really like it.  I had a sweet little note from Miranda, the blogger who originated this idea, and appreciate so much her interest in my blog as well as upcoming input from her followers!  The link is as follows and will also be included in my blog list:  http://modernroots.com/  I do hope you will peruse this lovely site and give yourself the gift of sharing your creative interests with others, and the pleasure as well of receiving their information!

Another personal but precious aspect of my life:  My Yorkie, Sammy.  He is going on 9 years of age, but still has a puppy face and is the sweetest, kindest, gentlest little dog I've ever seen.  I love him so much and would give my life for him.  Today, Sammy was groomed for the first time in four months.  He looks so lovely.  Here's his latest photo:

Don't mind my husband in the background; he is deeply engrossed in the Olympics!  Isn't Sammy the cutest little guy?  He couldn't have posed any more perfectly that this.  I am intensely proud of him and I thank you for indulging me.

Another amazing person in my life is my nephew, David.  He will be 24 in May and decided after attending college to become a police officer for the city in which he was raised--Chesapeake, Virginia.  I have some recent photos of him in uniform and I am just bound to post them (what more is there to say?)

So...now I've bragged, I've blogged, and I can say "nite nite!"  I appreciate each and every reader of my blog and I pray that you will find other blog links to tickle your fancy.

I wish you a deliciously happy Valentine's Day, filled with laughter, love, joy, peace, and fulfillment!  May God richly bless you now and when we meet again!