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Monday, December 09, 2013

In Thankfulness

(Welcome to any visitors from sweet Linny's "A Place Called Simplicity"This is my first time linking a post, and I sure didn't mean to use the generic linky image, but guess that didn't stop you! Would love to have you come visit again sometime!)

Somewhat over a year ago (October 30, 2012), I had surgery to remove my thyroid, which as suspected, did have a cancerous growth on it.  The surgery went very well, with no follow-up chemo or radiation needed. I only need to take a thyroid pill every day the rest of my life.  I can do that!

After the surgery, praise the Lord, I could talk! (but not loudly)

I could read orally! (but not for long, or with the usual inflection)

After several months I could sing! (but not with a reliable sound/range)

Yes, I was grateful for the talking, reading, and singing ability that was there.  But... things just weren't like they were before the surgery.  They weren't "normal" and the feeling of a lump in my throat remained, even though there was nothing physically wrong with my vocal cords.  It was 
for a long time!

Fast forward.

Last evening the annual Community Christmas cantata was presented after nine weeks of practice.  It was such a BLESSING to be able to participate!

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
--Psalm 104:33

God is good!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Thought I would feature our indoor cats, Ching and K.C., since  I heard that today is National Cat Day. They are twelve and thirteen years old, with distinct habits and personalities.
K.C. is shy and soft-spoken. She has learned to "High five!" with me.  Almost every morning I find a toy she has brought from another room and left in or near my shoe as a present.
Ching is our socialite, curious if we have visitors, very vocal (as would be expected being Siamese), notices right away if something new shows up, and loves to jump up to our shoulders and snuggle.
It wouldn't be the same without them around!

Saturday, August 03, 2013

He's Growing!

This was last month during a brief visit to the farm.
Now I'm thinking it's about time to go to his house for a visit!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

We Have New Names!

As of June 4, thanks to the arrival of Andrew Michael, Benny and I have new names.  We are now Gram E. and Grampa!