Friday, June 26, 2015

Flashback Friday

Proof positive that this family DID once visit us in NM.  But please note the following:

  • None of the children are taller than their mother
  • Number of children
  • Lack of and color of hair on father
Enough said.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Recent projects

I recently finished off a few fun projects.  I made a little picnic quilt for a friend's wedding shower using a new no-cut technique that folds charm squares and layer cake squares (5" and 10") together, and sew seams, and presto, you have your square.  Fun and fast, and with a pleasing outcome. At least it was pleasing once I figured out how to mostly hide all my mistakes.  Word to the wise: resist the temptation to draft your own border blocks when you don;t really know what you are doing!

Em and Ada got new wardrobe additions to their felt dolls (like paper dolls but made of felt with embroidered faces, and clothing backed in felt and made of fabric) 

Carys received a couple baprons (cross between a bib and an apron), and a quirky hippo for her birthday.  Also fun to make.

Next up: twin quilt for Emma, bapron for Ezra, and a whole closet full of ideas...

Monday, June 22, 2015

From dread to delight

Last week I had my infusion, and the week before I had a stellar set of eye tests at UNM.  All is quiet and looks great, including the blood work.  I am grateful!

The only bad bit of news at my appointment was that my specialist, who was able to quickly diagnose me and push this disease into remission, is leaving NM for CA.  There is not another ophthalmologist with specialties in uveitis or occular immunology in the state.  Therefore, I will have to find a specialist out of state, and take on a local rheumatologist to manage my cellcept locally.  The appointment is made locally, and the search is on in Colorado and Arizona for a new specialist.

While I hate losing this doctor, I am awed that she was here when I needed her the most.  It is testimony to God's sovereign love and care for me. We are on a course of smooth sailing until next summer, when I will try to come off both remicade and cellcept over a period of time.  That is when I will really need a specialist again.  I look at how the Lord provided, and it gives me faith that He will provide again for all my needs in the future.

And I am feeling well.  I have gone from dreading my days to delighting in them.  God is amazing.  And thank you for the part you have played in this by your faithful prayers, Gentle Readers.  Words cannot adequately express my appreciation!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy birthday, Tim!

How is it possible that my baby turns 30 today?  He is just as sweet now as he was then, though his hygiene has improved over the years...

Love you, Timmy!  Happy, happy birthday!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

God of my fathers...

Today as i contemplate another year and the amazing blessings I have received, I am thinking with gratitude of old Hugenot grandparents (Postels) and of old Puritans grandparents (Brownsons) who lived with Richard Hooker in Connecticut, and of my own sweet grandbabies.  And I am just so grateful to my Great God.  Happy birthday to me!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Join us on Friday!

On Friday, June 5, my son Ben will lead a Great Ideas Discussion at the Harvey Center online.  This is a free webinar (60-90 minute discussion on WizIQ) on a topic he is passionate about: "Words,words,words: linguistics, analogic thinking, and  human reasoning."  You can see more information here, and register using the form at the bottom of the page here. WizIQ provides a great interactive online environment, whether you are on a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, or a phone, a mac of a wndows machine (get more info about WizIQ here.) Come join us, Gentle Reader!