Shots clouds and wind

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Good evening!

Today was shot day for me and early this morning. ¬†I had a Leukine and a B-12 shot…one in each arm and had an appointment for lab, however I decided since I only got a couple of hours sleep last night and was extremely tired…I modified my lab appointment for tomorrow.

I see my Oncologist Thursday, I can only hope the lab reports are in for her ūüėČ ¬†but it simply wasn’t in the cards for me for this day.

It has been mostly cloudy all day and windy, a tiny bit of sunshine but not much or for long. ¬†Needless to say I prefer the cooler weather and with the heat we have had with more coming, it was rather refreshing! ¬†I just took my trash bin out for pick up in the morning, very windy, chilly, looks and feels like rain but not in the forecast! ¬†Go figure. ūüôā

What is your weather up to?

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I had ordered fabric from a vendor on Etsy from South Carolina just a few days ago actually, and just received it this afternoon.

This fabric will be for kitchen windows and it is 1/8 black and white gingham. 60% cotton and 40% poly. ¬†Very nice and this particular vendor had such a huge selection of all types of fabrics. ¬†She is an extension of her own fabric shop in South Carolina. ¬†Extremely reasonable as was her shipping and I must say ‘fast’!

I have one window over the kitchen sink and a door window to sew for. ¬†Currently there is an off white at the door and yellow and white gingham in a much larger check…maybe the checks are an inch at the kitchen sink window.

Curtains my parents selected, and they have served the kitchen very well, but time for a change.  It will go well with my own decor items I have here and there and everywhere.

So…I am going to be busy at the sewing machine ūüėČ

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The club house is having a Taco’s Tuesday affair on May 9th. ¬†I normally don’t go to these events, but two of my favorite people are the hosts and both of them are excellent cooks!

Tacos, rice, beans and dessert for $5.00 and that includes one free margarita.  I will donate my free margarita, enjoy iced tea, and have a good time, should be fun.

I have only participated in the shuffleboard Tuesdays and found it to actually be a lot of fun!  Since my diagnosis, and all the running back and forth to the medical center I stopped going but should really resume.  A great bunch of people that enjoy it as much if not more than I do.

Bingo, poker, canasta, golfing, various excursion trips, and always a pot luck for any occasion, ladies luncheons.  Always a variety of things to enjoy.  We also have a nice pool and spa, a lovely laundry room and a good sized library.  Pretty nice actually and I am happy here.

There are many, many tall palm trees, pine trees, entryway planters with flowers and the homes are not all lined up like loaves of bread at the bakery! ¬†Lol!! ¬†My lot is a great size as many are and a few that are smaller but I can’t complain. ¬†I am on Social Security and the space rent, utilities are reasonable so I am here to stay…unless I was to win a lotto then I will stay and have things upgraded. ¬†Things my parents wanted to do but with my dad passing just two years after his retirement from cancer some plans just did not come to fruition. ¬†This is why I want to do a little at a time with my sewing.

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A new week has begun and this day is nearly coming to a close. ¬†I was able to take an hours nap…not much of a nap but at least it was something before getting up to do things I left behind this morning and prepare dinner.

I am looking forward to a productive week!

Will you be doing anything special this week?

Have a wonderful evening and a great tomorrow!!

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Wednesday evening with roses and fabric

This evening I created a new page for ‘Roses’.

I love roses and always wanted my own to care for and admire.

While gathering pictures to put into the page is a bit of work, I got the first two rose bushes posted, but have 10 more to post about.

I will be working a little bit at a time on that page as I can and too…posting updates to keep it current.

I plan to post additional pages of my potted plants, flowers and trees because I can keep them all right here on my blog and I may even be adding a recipe page and a craft page.

I do have a variety of interests and even so I am with my form of cancer; Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 4, I still have my life to enjoy with what I enjoy. ¬†It keeps me full of hope and keeps me positive!

Today was a great day…no appointments first of all, and secondly I went to the fabric store and purchased fabric to sew up new bedroom curtains for myself!

Currently there are drapes at the window and they must leave! ¬†So they will come down along with the rod they are on…a new rod will go up along with the new curtains.

I also picked up a nifty little tool to help make hems much easier while turning over allowances and pressing.  I had three coupons, one for 40% off my fabric, one for 50% off my new nifty tool, and one for $10.00 off my order over a certain dollar amount.  So a good deal of savings as items you need or want can add up quickly.

Tomorrow I will wash my fabric up since it is an all cotton premium unbleached muslin fabric. ¬†I wouldn’t want to sew them up and when they need to be laundered see them shrunk a couple of inches! ¬†You should always wash, dry and press your fabrics anyway to remove residues from manufacturing, all of the hands that have touched or handled your fabrics. ¬†The bolt my fabric came off on was a brand new, a never cut into bolt, but still many hands touch everything and you want your projects nice and clean and fresh.

So that is on my list of to do’s for Thursday along with a few other things.

I hope you had a lovely day, and had the time to do somethings you enjoy too.

Goodnight and sweet dreams!

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