Tuesday, June 28, 2011

And life goes on…

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the thoughts, well-wishes, prayers and support that you have sent my way.  I am overwhelmed and above all, so very thankful.  I can’t begin to explain how much each and every one of your comments has meant to me.  

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I wish I had more to tell you but at this time, I am still undergoing tests in order to find out the primary source of the cancer.  I’m going back to the hospital this afternoon for a second and different biopsy and I’m actually hoping that this will show something in order to be able to move forward.

And life goes on. 

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Mr. Painted Quilt and I have been spending a lot of time outdoors working on the grounds.  There are several areas on the almost 5 acres that have been neglected over the years and we are working our patooties off to bring things back to the way they were meant to be.  It’s hard work but oh soooo gratifying!

The crew finally finished shingling the roof last week and not too long after they left, another crew arrived to pressure wash the house and workshop.  Our 175 year old house now sparkles.

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The peonies are in full bloom and they add so much to the ambiance of the front gardens.  The hostas were transplanted earlier this spring. They were given to me by a hooking friend and are thoroughly enjoying their new environment. The soil here in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia is so fertile and everything seems to flourish.

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Most of the plants in this part of the front garden are new and that is why they appear so small. I can’t wait until they mature and fill in the empty spaces.  I still have a few more perennials to plant in this area and now that the outside workers are gone, guess what’s on my ‘to do’ list for tomorrow? 

Can you see Mac at the very end of the garden? The groomer  got a little carried away and gave him a summer crew cut.

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We moved the wheel barrow to the front yard and it is now perched on a large boulder in the grassy area located between the house and the road.  It looks much better there and the towering maples provide the necessary protection for the shade-loving begonias.

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The workshop looks so pristine after the pressure washing…almost like a sentinel protecting the house and grounds. 

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Most of the plants in the garden on the side of the house are new this year as well.  It took me almost two days to weed the beds after the roofers and pressure washing crews completed their work.   I absolutely love the natural look of the black cedar mulch that I laid down to both keep the moisture in and the weeds out.  Now if only it would stay that way!

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The rose garden is coming along.  I neglected to get a picture when all five bushes were in bloom at the same time.  We are still working on the barn in the background getting it ready for some laying hens.  We decided to throw caution to the wind and proceed with all the plans we had before receiving the ‘news’…because life goes on.

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I can’t remember the name of this hybrid tea rose that’s a little past it’s prime in this photo but it’s still gorgeous.  I

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This one is called “Oklahoma” and it’s a knockout.   The colors are magnificent, ranging from a medium red to a deep red to almost black in come areas.  The petals look and feel like velvet.

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The kitchen garden is flourishing as well.  We’ve had one meal from a head of red leafy lettuce and it was sooooo tasty.  How gratifying it is to be able to harvest things from your own garden and we already have plans to extend this little patch for next year. 

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And thankfully,  life goes on. 

I have just about finished the line drawings for a new quilt and if everything goes as planned, I hope to start cutting and piecing next week.

I am in great spirits and the only difference I can physically feel is that I seem to tire quickly and have had to resort to afternoon naps.   I’m not sure how much all the physical activity and ‘age’ have contributed to this.  *wink*

Wish me luck as we’ll be leaving for the hospital in a couple of hours.  Big hugs to you all.

Kaarenheartname

122 comments:

Stephanie said...

I think all of the work on your lovely garden has made you needing those afternoon naps! Busy hands, happy hearts! You should be able to feel the power of good thoughts from everyone wishing you all the best. I'm at the top of the list!

The Farmer's Attic said...

Kaaren - Praying for you. You are a wonderful example to me in how you are handling the pressures. Keep us posted!

Lucy

LibbiesHome said...

Thank you for the updates! You are in my prayers always, and it's great to know that you are keeping on track with your garden work and even designing a new quilt (drool)!
Prayers for more information from your testing today. Hugs to you. :)

luv2quilt2 said...

You've done a wonderful job with your new home, and it looks great. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gra said...

Good luck Kaaren!!!!!!!!!!!
Your house and garden look beautiful. I can´t wait to see what quilt you are going to make!!

Bertie said...

Good to see your update and wishing you well with the tests:))
You and mr.P have made your home just beautiful, such progress in a short time. Your garden thrives!
Take care Kaaren, will send you positive vibes:))

Vickie said...

Goodluck and best wishes! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Your place is gorgeous! The house, the gardens, and the workshop! Everything!

Marie said...

So glad to read your post . We are praying for you and with your great attitude life will continue to be okay. YOur home is so beautiful. Will be in touch. HUgs, Marie

Elyte said...

All your hard work has paid off and your surroundings are beautiful. The gardens will recharge your batteries and give you a place to be still and heal. Yes, whatever is thrown at us, life goes on. Take care.

Alice I. said...

What an amazing job you and Mr. P. have done with your home in the short time you've been there. Looks great! Thank you for the update, Kaaren. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Elvira said...

Hallo Kaaren, ich bin oft auf deinem blog und erfreue mich daran. Ich musste weinen als ich deine letzten Beiträge gelesen habe. Ich bete für dich und schicke dir viele positive Gedanken - du bist sooo ein positiver Mensch, du wirst das schaffen!!!! Kämpfe, ich bin in Gedanken bei dir.
Liebe Grüße aus Bad Wörishofen/Bayern/Germany
Elvira

Maryjo said...

Thank you for your tour...what a gorgeous,peaceful home and grounds...love your roses! Continuing to send my prayers your way. Hugs from Iowa.

Nanci said...

Kaaren your gardens all look wonderful and I am envious of your more temperate weather. In Texas it's just 100+ days on end and I can barely keep things alive much less blooming. I'm glad to see you keeping a positive attitude, you are in my prayers and I wish you all the best as the doctors continue with the testing. HUGS

Siobhan said...

Kaaren, you remain in my thoughts and prayers. I say a novena for you every morning.

Your house and gardens look AMAZING!! I love the extra touch with the wheelbarrow--very pretty!

Susan said...

You are making a lovely place to rest and recover from this turn of events........

Still holding you up in prayer.

Marge said...

Thinking of you and sending hugs and good wishes. Hope you find the source, and then can attack it. Your home is so beautiful and the gardens will be a wonderful place to relax and recover from your procedures.

Blessings to you. Keep us posted.

DebbieM said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Kaaren. Just consider this a little bump in life, your positive attitude will prevail. God Bless You and wishing you well! Love your gardens, how beautiful!

Linda said...

Hi Kaaren........just wanted to let you know I have continued to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
You home and gardens are just beautiful. And, I think, just maybe the best medicine to keep your positive attitude. I will think of you today while I am going in for a test for something suspicious also.
Linda

Diane said...

So glad for your update today, you are on my mind and in my prayers. Your house looks wonderful with the new roof and power washing!
Mac looks like my Otis's twin he got 'scalped this year too!' But a westie is adorable whether scruffy or polished :)

Sunnybec said...

Hi Kaaren, your garden is looking stunning, all your hard work is now paying off. The nap thing is age!! We now live in France and we just have to do as the French do and have that siesta - LOL. Good luck at the hospital this aft. xx

shawkl said...

Kaaren -- it saddens my heart to know you are going through this. I'm so glad your house is in order now and you are able to enjoy some of the outside too. Take peace where you can find it and know that we are all out here in cyber-land cheering for your full recovery! Sending healing HUGs too!
Kathy
www.shawkl.com

Patty C. said...

I am an RN & I have to tell you I have seen many miraculous things concerning this type of situation -Keep the faith - Pray hard - Keep walking :)

Elzaan said...

Big hug to you Kaaren! You are a star!
Beautiful roses and a wonderful garden.

Betty said...

Your property and flowers are lovely. I thought about you a lot yeaterday as I was piecing the last 3 blocks of Raggedy and Friends. Positive thoughts and prayers are still coming your way.

Carrie P. said...

Yes, life goes on and you have a lot to be thankful for even when times seem dark. Lots of prayers are going out for you and hubby. Hugs!

Kathleen said...

I am praying that you will get good results...it is so nice to see all the beautiful things you have done to your home...and in such a short time...glad that you gave us an update and Mac looks so cute..that is what my Westie needs, a summer cut..God Bless, my friend....

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Your gardens are prospering, may be a sign. Many gentle hugs ,

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Kaaren....I need a morning nap after reading all that you have done. A beautiful home and gardens! Enjoy those naps . We will be saying prayers for you today and hope that they find a starting point. Waiting is so hard.

Fiesta said...

Kaaren I am so sorry to hear about your cancer. Somehow I must have missed that post. You know there is so much new technology today that I pray all will be well for you. I too love working with the earth and you have done a lovely job. That house was truly meant for you.

JCnNC said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures - I so enjoyed seeing your garden and surroundings, especially that red wheelbarrow. What joy. Wonderful that you are keeping your spirits up in this freckle of life. Thoughts and prayers coming your way. Judy C in NC

pinsandneedles said...

Thanks for the updates...I will continue praying for you. Your house and gardens look fabulous!

Lyn said...

Hello Kaaren, my thoughts and prayers for you....your home and gardens are truly beautiful...take care...Warm Regards, Lyn

KaHolly said...

So glad you have your beautiful house and property to distract you. Spending time out of doors is the best therapy!! Thinking of you, ~karen

Farm Girl said...

I am glad you gave us a update. Your place looks gorgeous. I will keep you in my prayers and I will pray they find out better and you will have a course of action.
blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

Kaaren, Beth from Alberta again. Love your home and yard. You will not regret getting hens, they are fun and very relaxing to watch. I sure miss mine. Same from me, prayers for your health every day. B.

Lori said...

Your property and home are looking so wonderful!!
Good luck on the tests. I hope they figure something out soon so treatment can move forward.
Love ya!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your home and gardens look beautiful. Will have you in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan D said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers. Your house and garden are just wonderful-- thank you for sharing. I know the lovely grounds, plants, and things you've worked so hard on will give you peace and comfort in the coming days. That will help you, I'm sure. Less anxiety and worry can do wonders. You're surrounded by loving family and you have caring friends, and you've got a positive attitude that I know will get you through this. Good thoughts...

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Karen, keeping on keeping on is good therapy and you are blessed to be able to that. Love your gardens and always want to see a new quilt by you. Prayers are being said for you.

Donna~~ said...

Everything looks beautiful! If I were working as hard as you, I'd need more than one nap! Hope all goes well with your tests, and you can soon chart an effective course of action to help your body heal. Sending good thoughts and wishes your way!

Pat said...

Kaarn sending good thoughts your way. Your home and gardens are looking beautiful.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm with you...in thoughts and prayers. Hugs!!!! Mary

Needled Mom said...

I will be praying today for some definitive answers so they know what direction to head. It would be nice to get moving on what needs to be done.

Your house and gardens do look spectacular. I can see all of the love and work you have put into them. Isn't it fabulous to enjoy fruits of the garden???? I love the wheelbarrow there!!!

You have lots of us praying for you.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

your home and property are looking beautiful..so gratifying to see all that hard work produce results.
We are on our way to Newfoundland next week....will give you a wave as we pass over!!! Haha It is a long flight from Saskatchewan!
Thinking of you

Amy R said...

Kaaren, thanks so much for the update. Your gardens are just beautiful, and I do believe having them to concentrate on is a gift in disguise. Sending hugs your way (and to your hubby) as you continue on this part of your journey. May answers be around the next bend.

Monica said...

Thank you again for sharing your fabulous home! And thank you for the update on you. Since you started having these recent troubles you have not been far from my mind. I hope for nothing but a full and quick recovery.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is all so beautiful. You're creating the most beautiful home in and out. I'm praying for a peaceful time to enjoy that home for you and Mr. Painted Quilt.

Stitches said...

I'm sending my prayers and best thoughts to you and Mr. PQ and hope you hear nothing but encouraging news today!! Your house and gardens are lovely, what a lot of work you have done. Love the wheelbarrow on the rock covered with moss, so unique. Everything looks great as you will be very soon also, I'm sure. Prayers from Iowa USA

Anonymous said...

It is so good to hear from you. I love your attitude! I think of you daily and I keep sending positive thoughts of strength and courage your way.
Conny from Red Deer Alberta.

MoeWest said...

Best of luck today Kaaren. Your gardens are looking good. I think your workshop would look great with a barn quilt on the side. Keep that positive attitude!

suz said...

Once your gardens fill in, they are going to be the pride of the neighborhood. The house looks lovely.
Thank you for keeping us updated. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers.

BJ said...

Your wonderful attitude is going to be such a plus as you fight this nasty disease. Hoping today's tests will bring encouraging results and answers so you can move forward. I'm glad you are listening to your body and resting as you need to. Your house and gardens are lovely.

Debbie said...

Your property looks beautiful. What wonderful therapy. I am praying for you friend.

sunny said...

My goodness, you have been working hard, and look at all the results! Everything looks fantastic. Prayers and hugs. . . .

May Britt said...

Wish you all the luck and big hugs from me. Quilting and garden can be good theraphy in difficult moments.

Paula and Mel said...

How wonderful to see a post from you. The gardens are looking awesome.
I think of you daily as I pray for your health.
Thank you for the post and the update. Good luck today with the tests.
Paula

anneke said...

Karen, what a terrible news, I missed it earlier. Big hugs from far away, but well ment.

Me and My Stitches said...

So good to see you online - I know all of your blogging friends are thinking of you and praying for you. Your yard looks wonderful, and how nice to have a new roof and sparkly clean house!

WoolenSails said...

I hope they can find the source and it is something they can take out easily;) I will thinking and praying for you today, for good results.

Your grounds are coming along so beautifully. I am doing a little at a time, but age does slow us down when it comes to yard work.

Debbie

Barbara said...

Love your gardens....busy hands maybe a little part of the nap needs. Praying for answers and solutions to your needs and healing. ♥ya!

paulette said...

BIG HUG sent your way from one corner of Canada to the other!! Your garden looks lovely and well loved! I will be thinking of you...keep us posted!
Paulettexo

Darlene said...

Your home definitely looks pristine! I imagined myself walking through your yard and felt blissful.

Huge hugs, positive thoughts and prayers coming your way, Kaaren. A big old hug for Mr PQ.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your gardens are beautiful. Can't wait to see your new quilt. Best wishes on your tests.

Rita said...

Kaaren, Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray for quick healing and strength.

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Hugs to you too and keep in touch. Love to hear from you.

Ulla said...

The garden is so big and so beautiful, and so much work! No wonder you need a nap. I hope all our good thoughts will make your path an easier one.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Sending you big warm hugs. How happy your home must be with all the loving care you have given it!

Angie said...

What a BEAUTIFUL place you live!!! I adore old properties, and yours' is so lovely!! :) I'm sending thoughts full of light and healing to you.

Sheila said...

Sending prayers and good vibes for your tests today.
Your garden is GORGEOUS!!!
Hugs...

Marls said...

Your home and gardens are looking fantastic. Great to hear that life is 'going on'. Good luck and best wishes with the tests. Sending love and hugs.

Sandi said...

Kaaren,

How wonderful to see the progress you've made with the garden.

I hope the progress at the hospital is speedy and you are back to your energy levels soon.

Healing thoughts and prayers heading your way from the West coast.

All the best!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Kaaren I will continue to pray and keep you in my thoughts.

Your home and gardens are just beautiful. I will be looking for your updates.

Muddling Through said...

I think you are very wise to continue your life instead of giving in to despair. I like what a pastor said long ago, "It came to pass. It didn't come to stay." So, this, too shall pass, and you'll come out stronger on the other side. Praying for you, Elaine

lynneUSA said...

Hope it gives youth answers you want, your garden is lovely and hopefully the environment around your new home will be very healing thinking of you

Mimi said...

Big HUGS to YOU! I sure hope they find the source of this nastiness so they can nip it in the bud and you can get on the road to recovery. Prayers are being sent to you from Michigan.

Joanne said...

I wish you all the best. Hugs!!

Susannah said...

Oh..your "grounds" are looking wonderful. Keep working. It is good to stay busy.

You have been in my prayers daily, Kaaren. God will take care of you.

Susannah

marina said...

It's wonderful to hear from you. The house looks super and the garden tour was wonderful.
There's nothing wrong with a nanna nap, after all that work in the garden no wonder you have been needing one!
Hope you get something positive so you have a goal to move toward.
hugs

Sheila said...

Always love your tours, your gardens are beautiful. Makes me want to visit Nova Scotia even more. Take care, good thoughts coming your way.

Toni said...

Take care, thinking of you. toni xxx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your garden is beautiful and I am glad it has provided a sanctuary for you during this uncertain time.
I am sending you blessings and healing.
Michelle

Fiona said...

I am sending you lots of luck for today as well as prayers, hugs and kisses.

Hugs - Fee XX

Allie said...

Look at that beautiful garden! Such a lovely place to heal, Kaaren. The house and garden look amazing - and so does Mac - I wonder what he thinks of his new "do".

I love the wheelbarrow, what a lovely touch. And I can almost smell those roses!

Kaaren, I'm sure working in the garden is contributing to the need for those afternoon naps....*G* I hope all went well at the hospital, you remain in my prayers for complete healing!

Christine said...

Your home and yard is beautiful....prayers for you and your husband.christine

Lilian Pilar said...

Hola Kaaren!!!!!
Un gran abrazo para ti,
estas en mis oraciones diarias.
Besitos desde Madrid
Lily

Deb said...

Kaaren your garden is looking great now and when it mature's you will be thrilled with it even more. Loving your rose garden and those roses look devine. So pleased to hear that you are feeling positive and reasonably well, long may it continue for you. thinking of you regularly and sending love

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Kaaren, Ive been off the blog radar for a while and have just caught up with your news. My love and prayers are with you and I am sending you a big hug from Australia.

Your home looks wonderful! You certainly live in a beautiful place and I can't believe how different everything looks without the snow! xxx

Sylvie BG said...

What a wonderful garden, Kaaren ! I love it ! Thanks a lot for the tour !
All my best thoughts for you !
Hugs from France,
Sylvie

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Fingers crossed for you Kaaren. Your house and garden looks amazing! Warm wishes, Jenny

Melanie said...

I believe in naps--- don't knock 'em. It should be mandatory that everyone take one....there would be less cranky people in the world. Thanks for keeping in touch.... Do what the doctors say and get better quickly.

Deb said...

Beautiful house and garden grounds. I'm praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts.

Shelley said...

Nothing wrong with an afternoon nap :) The europeans do it all the time and I honestly cannot understand why we don't adopt the same lifestyle and all live longer LOL...Hope that they find the source of that crappy little cancer today so that you can proceed to treatment and recovery. (((HUGS)))) prayers and positive mojo thoughts going your way.

Marie said...

Kaaren - I have been out of touch for several weeks but you have been in my thoughts the entire time. You do so much for our blogging family and friends - thank you. You are truly an inspiration to us all.

Hugs - Marie

Larkrise garden girl said...

Kaaren, Were all sending you lots of healing prayers! You house looks like Anne of Green gables house from the movie. Everything is so green and beautiful, HUgs cheri

KarenQ said...

Kaaren, Your home and yard are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with so many. I am praying that the Lord sustain and heal you.
In Him,
Karen Q
Proverbs 18:10

Carole said...

You are so talented! Oh how I wish I had 1/100th of your decorating talents! Oh well, at least I get to admire your work! ;o) Keeping those positive vibes going your way! Ya know what they say, act as if and it sets the stage for your experience. Some say "fake it till you make it". Gentle hugs sent your way! Cheers!

Sandra Henderson said...

Sending you a BIG ole hug and prayers now coming your way, as I've just learned of what you are having to deal with honey. It can happen to any of us at anytime and you are in my prayers. I LOVE your home and have enjoyed catching up on all that you have been up to. I've been away from blogland due to our move to the mainland. We are renting our house on Cumberland Island, and now live in the quaint little town over where the ferry leaves to go to the island, st marys, ga.
So, anyways, I've not been over to see you in so long... You live in a beautiful area! We went to Nova Scotia for two weeks one summer and it was just the BEST ever!~ Take care of yourself and do whatever you want to do!!!~ don't worry your us, we'll be here! :)
BIG HUGS!!!!~ XO

Wendy said...

Keeping you in my prayers......

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Kaaren,

It was so great to hear from you. I've been thinking about you and hope that you will know more soon.
Your gardens are looking wonderful and I hope they will give you something else to think about and enjoy at this time. Take care and try to enjoy our upcoming holiday weekend.

Your always in my thoughts and prayers.

Dianne

Rhonda said...

Praying the best for you, and that you'll be able to treat this ailment and do well. Thanks for sharing on your blog - I enjoy seeing about your home and projects.

Claudia said...

So glad to hear from you again. Prayers are with you. Keep that positive attitude!

Patty said...

Your place is looks great all that hard work is certainly paying off. keeping you in my thoughts and prayers hope the news will help you plan a a path to a quick and healthy recovery. God Bless.
Patty

SueB said...

Your grounds are beautiful Kaaren. Love you new home. I wish you all the best with your hospital visit. Please keep us posted when you can. God Bless

Kathy H said...

Your garden looks wonderful. Those roses are beautiful. Bet they smell wonderful too. Praying for you and hoping all goes well with your tests.

Jane said...

Hoping you get results soon and can "get on with it"! :o) It's the waiting and the unknowns that are so frustrating. Keep positive, keep busy, keep going one day at a time and yes, life does go on......thank you for keeping us updated....prayers do help. I have a mother who is proff positive of that! :o)
Sending you hugs and prayers....

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Good to hear your update and to see the wonderfully beautiful garden that I'm sure will be very healing. I think of you often. ((hugs))

Tonya said...

It is good to see that you are letting life go on. It is these everyday things such as the beauty of flowers and nature that will see you through when it is tough going.

Julia said...

Thinking of you Kaaren..I hope you get news soon so you can get on and do what needs doing..
Your garden and your surroundings are beautiful....A lovely place to keep busy in.
Keeping you in my thoughts.
Julia ♥

Sydney said...

I will be thinking of you and praying for you! Your gardens and home are just lovely! What a beautiful setting to inspire you to feel calm and yet upbeat. All that work is what is making you tired! Good tired. Looking forward to another quilt!
sydney120@aol.com

Robyn G. said...

Wow it's been ages!
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon.
hugs
Robyn xx

Karen said...

Thank you for the photos, they are so lovely.
All of the diligence you two displayed when the opportunities were available provided such a wonderful result, both inside and out.
Have we seen the final arrangement of your craft room yet?

Once you are past the medical requirements you can come home and enjoy your comfortable home and gardens. And maybe have the desire to make a pattern or two.

I was there for my husband when he went thru his medical requirements. Only I could not keep up on the yards as he did. Thankfully he is well and back to his care of our, his, yards.

Wishing you a prompt recovery...Karencg

Sandy said...

Your house and gardens are beautiful. A lot of work, but oh so gratifying in the end.
Praying for you, Kaaren...hope your tests provide you the answer that your Dr. needs to proceed with treatment. I applaud your attitude at this time...yes, life must go on!

Quiltingranny said...

Kaaren:
I came by to let you know we will be praying for you. Wendy over at Sugarlane Quilts sent me this way! You have a beautiful home!

Anna said...

Kaaren,
Hoping you are having a positive and wonderful day with your hubby.
My prayers are with you and he. Know that you can come through this with all the prayers and love being sent your way!!

Val said...

I haven't visited for a while. I greatly enjoyed watching you house come together and now the garden is looking wonderful. I wish you strength and send lots of positive thoughts your way.

Wendy B said...

Hoping and praying that everything is working towards a positive outcome....with your outlook Kaaren, with technology today and God on your side, I'm sure you will be giving us positive news soon!
love and hugs and blessings
XXX Wendy B :O)

Heather said...

wishing you well Kaaren, stay positive and my thoughts and prayers are with you.Your house is beautifull
thanks for sharing, i love reading your blog and admire your work very much.love from Heather- Australia

Sunnybec said...

Kaaren, would you send me your addy please. You can email me at Sunnybecwildfern(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks. Hugs xxxx

LONA said...

What a wonderful gift your blog has been- experiencing a place that is on my list to visit someday.
I wish you well and will keep you in my prayers.
You are so right about life goes on, with every "family" challenge we have had, it has been a purposeful decision to put one foot forward and move. You just can't afford to get stuck.
Take good care of yourself.
Hope your new quilting project goes well.
Lona

edyB said...

Oh, Kaaren, your garden is lovely! It's good for the heart and everything to be able to spend time working the soil. Mother Nature's therapy.
We wish you well and hope that each day is a better one.

Hands Sew Full said...

Thank you so much for keeping us updated. We are praying for you and for the doctors that care for you.
Your gardens are lovely and I am sure they will bring you comfort as this journey unfolds. Big hugs!

cq4fun said...

I love all the pictures of your house and grounds. That certainly takes a lot of time!

I'm sorry to hear about the cancer and hope that the visit to the doctor was productive in moving forward with a plan of action.