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Hub and I returned home from Duke with not so good news.  It was a long drive home....not much talking but a lot of crying.  It is okay to cry.  When we got home, I just couldn't stand being in the house so I persuaded hub to attend our local high school's basketball game.  We both needed to get away.  Hub is a people person so he needed this therapy!  Our local high school team won!

In the background is little man sitting with future son-in-law and daughter.  Hub is coming down the bleachers.

Valentine's Day was spent with this guy.

He has stolen my heart.... I can't believe is already a month old. I just love him like no other love.
I had shirts made for hub, Blake, and myself.   The other grandchildren call hubs Buddy.  They have never called him Pap, or Pap paw only Buddy!! Having this guy visit, gets our mind off of that 'C' word.
Since our local high school team won, they played Friday night.  Hub and I wanted to go.  We, well more like hub has gotten cl…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Happy Valentine's Day

1. When's the last time you had a heart to heart talk with someone? A change of heart? Experienced figurative 'heart failure?'

I have a heart to heart talk with Jesus every morning. Some people refer to it as their prayer time, but I feel like I am in a conversation more than prayer.
I almost experienced heart failure Monday. Amanda, oldest daughter, Emily and little Blake, and I went to pick up Amanda's wedding dress. Emily was so happy to get out of the house and actually go somewhere besides going to doctor appointments. Blake slept all the way. He was still asleep when we got to the wedding dress shop so I happily volunteered to stay in the car with him :)  Daughters could not had been in David's Bridal more than 10 minutes when Blake began waking up. At first, he began to whimper so I talked to him. The flu is raging so we all were in agreement t to not get him in crowds. The whimper turned into a cry then the cry turned into a scream. I…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.February can be a little bit tricky given the weather and the winter and the whatnot. I read a list (here) of things you can do to make your February brighter which included-startplanning your next trip, take more baths, make your own chocolate covered strawberries, and exercise in preparation for swimsuit season. Anything on the list you might try? Which suggestion on the list appeals to you most? Tell us something not on the list that helps make your February brighter. 

I would have to go with exercising.  I enjoy going to Zumba class even though it has been cancelled a few weeks due to sickness, weather, and water leaks!
Planning my next trip is more appealing to me but when and where is another question.

2. Tell us about something you've seen or done recently that you'd say was 'super'?

Holding my little one.....the best feeling

3. Best thing you ate in a 'bowl' last week?

Chicken noddle soup

4. Something you're 'cheering' for right now?

Great do…

I cry, I pray, and I smile

Emotional Rollercoaster and I want to off!! Cancer is trying to steal my joy.

I cry, I pray,  I smile, and life goes on.....
Hub was asked to speak to Chilhowie's Basketball Team a couple of weeks ago.  It was Coaches Against Cancer Game.  I hate the word Cancer. Hub was nervous, but delighted that the coach asked him.  Hub and I arrived at the game earlier than normal. He wanted to prepare and look over his notes.  The time approached for his speech, and he tore up his notes and spoke from his heart.  After his speech, he sat down with me and was smiling.  The announcer asked for any spectators that has/had been affected by cancer to stand.  Hub stood and one player ran to his mom and hugged her and another player ran across the gym floor to hug hub.  Hub began crying and people behind me began crying.  My heart was breaking....I try to be strong but my heart is breaking.  Hub is in the fight of his life for the second time. Cancer is trying to steal our joy!
Hub had scans last Tu…