Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday, Good news, bad news

     Auntie and I have been working on my first Lone Star quilt.  The top is done, but I made some mistakes. I am fine with that as it is my first try and I will get better. It is fun working with her as she has taught many workshops and classes in quilting.  I am anxious to get this one done, as my mind cannot remember how to do the star well.  I have never used a rotary cutter before, as they always scared me.  I move fast and have a tendency to cut and hurt myself so a razor cutter is not something I want to mess with.  But I am learning and it is fun.

     I can already see ways I would speed up the process, especially the backing.  But right now I am following orders, because well I really don't know what I am doing.

     I let Aunty pick out the fabric. I am not a fan of purple and gold, but they are the High school colors here so someone will be happy. Aunty lives on a reservation in Minnesota, so all her quilts are bright colors as those sell well.  This is a twin size.  It is turning out nice but I really hate the colors.  That is okay someone else will love it. This is a learning experience. Not everything I do has to be worthy of a Good housekeeping award. Sissie shut up I know what you are thinking. I am anxious to get this one done so I can go onto the next one.

     The basement is drying out nicely with no smell so I am grateful.  Of course when I was in Spokane we had two babies born in our ward and of course I am in charge of meals.  So that added to my stress.  I am sure the ward will take care of these needs and I will send around a clip board in class today.  But I went ahead and cooked up two whole chickens.  We ate on one last night and I can use the other one for soup or enchiladas if I don't have to cook up a meal for someone else.

     As the post title says I have some good news and some bad news. Bad news first.

     Hubby has prostate cancer.  His  grandfather,dad and brother and only Uncle also had this.  His brother had it very bad and we almost lost him.  Hub's is contained and caught early, but with the family history there were cells in one biopsy that showed the fast moving cancer. So now we are in the waiting game to see what treatments we will use. This does affect our mission plans, but we are not totally derailed, just delayed.  We are still moving forward on selling the house this spring.

Good news:

     Both of our younger daughters are pregnant.  Our youngest (who was not supposed to be able to have children) turned up pregnant and has a baby due on August 3rd, the date she was married on 6 months ago. It was a shock to them but they are over the moon.  Our middle daughter had been trying to have another, as Schmills is going to be 4 in less than 2 weeks.  So her baby is due Sept. 3rd.  To say we are excited is beyond true.

     We will have two new babies in our lives, how can anyone not be excited about that? As we have all grandsons it would be nice to get a girl, but we really don't care.  I just want healthy babies.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim
     

  

   

27 comments:

  1. First the quilt top is beautiful.
    Secondly I am so sorry to hear about your hubs diagnosis. You will all get through this and I will add him to my prayers. Hopefully catching this early will makes huge amounts of difference.
    Congrats on babies on the way. Cousins will have each other to play with!!!
    Take care my friend.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, I know he will be fine, it is just one more thing and I hate to see him suffer. But the grand babies are the best.

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    2. WHAT A GREAT MIRACLE THAT I HAVE EVER SEE IN MY LIFE. My names are Clara David I’m a citizen of USA, My younger sister was sicking of
      breast cancer and her name is Sandra David I and my family have taking her
      to all kind of hospital in USA still yet no good result. I decided to go to
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  2. The quilt top is beautiful, Kim. I'm so sorry about your husband. Hopefully you all caught it in time. Congratulations on your grand babies coming, how exiting!

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    1. Thanks Belinda, I wish I knew if they were boys or girls, so I can start making things.

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  3. I used a rotary cutter for over 25 years without cutting myself until I took off my fingertip. I have since installed a rotary cutter safety shield on my most commonly used ruler and use a cut-resistant glove on my ruler holding hand. I purchased both from Amazon for less than $20. Well worth it!
    I'm sorry about your husband's diagnosis. My husband has had the slow-growing prostate cancer for at least 18 years. He practices watchful waiting and see the specialist every six months. They have come a long way in treatment in the past decade. Prayers for your both.

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    1. I have cut myself with scissors so bad I cannot imagine a rotary cutter. I know it can be slow growing but I am more worried about incontinence. Just one more thing to have to deal with a man who likes to be helpless.

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  4. KIm,
    I am so sorry to hear of your husband's diagnosis.
    Please know I will pray!
    Congratulations on the grand-babies!

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    1. I know it is the pits. Thank you for your concern. But it is offset by the babies! I can't wait for you to be a grandma also as it is the best.

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  5. The highs and lows of life seem to hit at once. My Dad had prostate cancer and he's still here 25 years later. I will pray the same outcome for you all. And two babies!!! How wonderful! I'm so happy for you. Hang in there, Kim. And big, big hugs :)

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  6. That is too bad about the cancer. Many advances in cancer treatment have been made. I know you all will do all necessary. Two new babies is exciting and so close together!

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    1. I am just hanging in there and seeing what comes next.

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  7. So very sorry about your husband and so glad it was caught early. How exciting about babies, especially about your youngest daughter. Is your Aunt a Native American? So wonderful that she is showing you how to make the quilt.

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    1. No but she lives on a reservation. She does a lot with the native American culture.

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  8. Life is full of ups and downs, isn't it? There has been so much progress in the fight against prostate cancer, which will hopefully help out your husband. And not one, but TWO babies to love on!!!!

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    1. I know he will be okay ,it is just all the crap that goes with it.

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  9. The quilt looks good to me, although I agree with you about the colours!

    You have dealt with so much in terms of your own and your family's health that you have hard won experience of how to manage what's ahead.I am sure your determination, strength and faith will stand you in good stead. As everyone has said there really is so much more available in treatments than there was even five years ago.
    Congratulations on the new grand children, what a wonderful warm creative family they are being born into.
    JP in the UK

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    1. I will be okay just expect me to complain a lot :)

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    2. No problem, complain away !

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  10. I've heard if you have to get cancer, prostate is the one to get. Little comfort but there it is. I will keep DH in my prayers.

    And call me green with envy on TWO MORE to-be grand kids! Leave some for the rest of us wannabe grannies. lol

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    1. I am not too worried abut the outcome, just that it is one more thing to add to Joel becoming helpless. I keep hoping one of those kids of yours will pop out a baby soon.

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    2. Well only one has the equipment to do thus but at least she's the married one. lolz

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  11. thats lovely news about more grandchildren - congrats! I'd love to have grandkids but can't see it happening for me. hope everything goes well for hubbys treatment.

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    breast cancer and her name is Sandra David I and my family have taking her
    to all kind of hospital in USA still yet no good result. I decided to go to
    the internet and search for cancer cure so that was how I find a lady
    called peter Lizzy she was testifies to the world about the goodness of a
    herbal man who has the roots and herbs to cure all kind of disease and the
    herbal man email was there. So I decided to contact the herbal man @herbalist_sakura for my younger sister help to cure her breast cancer. I contacted him and told him
    my problem he told me that I should not worry that my sister cancer will be
    cure, he told me that there is a medicine that he is going to give me that
    I will cook it and give it to my sister to drink for one week, so I ask how
    can I receive the cure that I am in USA, he told me
    That I will pay for the delivery service. The courier service can
    transport it to me so he told me the amount I will pay, so my dad paid for
    the delivery fee. two days later I receive the cure from the courier
    service so I used it as the herbal man instructed me to, before the week
    complete my sister cancer was healed and it was like a dream to me not
    knowing that it was physical I and my family were very happy about the
    miracle of Doctor so my dad wanted to pay him 5 million us dollars the
    herbal man did not accept the offer from my dad, but I don't know why he
    didn't accept the offer, he only say that I should tell the world about him
    and his miracle he perform so am now here to tell the world about him if
    you or your relative is having any kind of disease that you can't get from
    the hospital please contact dr.sakuraspellalter@gmail.com or whats app him
    +2348110114739 you can follow him up on Instagram @herbalist_sakura for the cure, he will help you out with the
    problem. And if you need more information about the doctor you can mail me
    davidclara223@gmail.com

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