Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rain, rain, go away... and stay that way

It is yet another gloomy, dreary, wet kind of day. I saw the words "nor'eastern" on my "Weather Channel" for our area. It's not referring to snow. More like rain, rain, and more rain. Enough already! OK, I'm done whining. Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

Life is good. I'm approaching my 5-year anniversary mark for being considered "cancer free". Yay! Can't tell you how excited I am. I've been growing my hair out pretty much the entire 5 years and am going to celebrate my 48th birthday on December 17, 2010 by hosting a "locks-of-love" fundraiser. It will be in a salon in a location nearby... and I'll be recruiting volunteers to join me through our local newspapers. I was going to try to do this a few months back to get people interested to let their hair grow out. Anyhow... I thought it would be very appropriate to do something like this for charity. I benefited from a wig during my chemo since all my hair fell out within two weeks of starting my chemo. I didn't have the "balled is beautiful" courage. I did go out without my wig sometimes, but always had a bandanna on my head. Not to mention, my head was always cold without something on it. My official 5-year mark is December 19th. A good birthday celebration, don't you think? I'm looking forward to some of my friends supporting this as well as making new friends through doing it.

Enjoy this beautiful pink rose and remember the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Make and appointment and get a good friend to go with you if you are uneasy about going for a mammogram. It's a very good gift to give yourself. Peace of mind. And the best opportunity for survival is early detection. Don't wait another minute!

Hugs all around...
Penny Sue

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday... The beginning of a new week... with new possibilities

I am so glad to be here, in this place, sitting on my couch with 3 of my 4 dogs... my husband is on the other couch, resting comfortably. We have had a lot of stress in our lives the past 6 months or so. Very personal stuff, so I'm not going to go into it. I'm hoping for things to be looking up. I know that I am.

We are grandparents! Our son and his wife had their first child. She simply is amazing and beautiful. We were able to spend almost 4 days with family and our grand-daughter.

Still planning on getting my shop open before the end of the year. Tomorrow I'm going to have to look into my tax stuff. Gotta have that piece of paper that makes it legal for me to collect state taxes. Woo-hoo. Gotta love the IRS.

Leaving you with a picture... and a wish for a great week.

Penny Sue

Zucchini Fritters - Yummy!