Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cherry Chocolate Chip...Mmmm!

So nice to wake up to sunshine this morning! What a beautiful day it was and I had a good day, too. My legs will still be painful sometimes, but it won't last and I don't have to take extra pain medication as often then. Baked some cherry chocolate chip muffins this morning. Mmm... they were good! I made my weekly trip to the library and picked up some more books to read. Had coffee with my brother and tea with a friend and did a load of wash. Now that was a pretty full day, don't you think? Time to sit back and delve back into my book.
Blessings on your Sunday tomorrow. May you be able to join with the people of God to worship Him in the splendor of His holiness.

In the Son,

Thursday, October 29, 2009

In His time

It's been a restful day today. We had our Bible study this morning - we're studying the book of Mark. It was refreshing and good. Yesterday I had a doctor's visit. The doctor was pleased at how things are progressing, and told me to stay on the pain medication until there is absolutely no pain anymore. Oh my - I can't even imagine a day like that right now. But one day... Before I left the doctor's office I also got my H1N1 vaccination.
Now I'm off to celebrate my niece's birthday. Happy birthday, Alanna!

Love, Sandra

Monday, October 26, 2009

Good things!

What a wonderful weekend I had! I went away with a friend and I had reading time, shopping time, relaxing times, and even a little exploring. It was fun! My family also got together for brunch on Saturday morning so we could connect with a nephew and his family that we don't get to see all the time. This morning I did some exercising and realized some bones and muscles are a little stiff and sore but I'll just keep on pushing through. I'm tired today but that's OK, and I'm not surprised, either, with all that weekend activity.
A great big thank you to 5B for your wonderful cards and get well wishes and prayers! Your cards were delightful and I enjoyed looking at them over and over. I miss you all, too, and I'm looking forward to being back at school again someday.
All good things around us
Are sent from heaven above.
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all His love!

In Christ,

Friday, October 23, 2009

A full week!

I'm just amazed at how quickly a week goes by. I picked up my sister from radiation treatments yesterday, we talked and enjoyed each other's company, and she stayed overnight. This morning I brought her to her radiation appointment. That was just plain fun, Audrey, and even though we didn't sew a quilt, we at least planned one and kind of laid it out.
I had a very good week with so much less pain. Today my legs are very sore again, but I can handle it when I have many good days in between. I've enjoyed visits, and phonecalls, and quilting, and Aquafit, and my dad's birthday, and reading, and playing piano, and baking, and more.
Have a wonderful weekend and maybe the rain will stop sometimes and we'll see a rainbow in between the clouds!

Love, Sandra

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thanking God for Better Days

This morning I went to the pool to participate in an Aquafit class. I really enjoyed the exercise and it went very well. I am having a good week and the pain is so much less. It is such a relief not to have to deal with constant pain! I'm thanking God for better days!! Without the pain I have more energy to do other things and though I have to be careful not to do too much, I am feeling stronger.
"Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love, and the future to God's providence." (St. Augustine)

Trusting in Him,

Friday, October 16, 2009

Too Long!

Oh dear - I haven't written to you all week! It's been a pretty good week with less pain. As long as I take it easy and have some rest times, my legs have not been aching constantly. There were days that I didn't have to take extra pain medication and for that I'm very grateful. I'm hoping I'm turning the corner on the neuropathy and I'll have more good days than pain days.
My sister began her 5 and a half weeks of radiation yesterday. I hope the treatments go smoothly for her. Pray that all will be well.
Have you ever read the book I Am Rembrandt's Daughter? I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about Rembrandt's paintings as well.
OK, I better get ready as I'm going out with a friend for supper tonight.
Take care and God bless you.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

With Thankful Hearts

Yesterday we had our family Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house. It was so good to be together and eat and talk and play games and sing and enjoy each other. The turkey and ham were delicious, Mom! as was the rest of the meal. I am certainly thankful just to be so well and able to enjoy family time. Today is a quieter day. I needed that - it's been a week with lots of activity and I was having a hard time keeping up, even though I loved every minute of it.
"Give thanks to God, for good is He
His love endures forever."


Thursday, October 8, 2009


I had such a good evening yesterday quilting with friends. I finished piecing all the squares and now the quilt is ready to be put together. It's always so much fun to see how the quilt will turn out and what the final product will look like.
I had a good Bible study this morning with women in my complex. We are looking at the book of Mark and we noticed the big word - LISTEN! Jesus asks us to listen and listen carefully. "He who has ears, let him hear." I think listening to Jesus also means resting in His promises. If I listen I can rest securely and safely in His arms.
Oh, it's time to stop - the doorbell just rang.

Resting in Him,

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Short and Sweet

I am having a good day today and very little pain for the second day in a row. Maybe the pain medication is kicking in - I sure hope so! Not a lot to report but I just wanted to keep in touch. Time to make myself some supper now. Have a good evening!

Love, Sandra

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Back home!

The flight was quick, uneventful, and on time. My brother was there to pick me up. The house was terribly chilly but Nathaniel got the fireplace going. The suitcases are unpacked and the plants are watered. Now it's time to sit down and read the newspaper. It always feels strange at first to come home after being away. The house feels too quiet and I don't know what to do. It was such a good time in Alberta - thank you, Brian and Sharon, for your warm hospitality and your loving support. I'm loving the gorgeous fall day with sun (not rain, Brian!) and a balmy 16 degrees!
Blessings on your Sunday tomorrow. Worship God in the splendor of His holiness!

Love, Sandra