Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Was outside cleaning my husband's truck today and found this butterfly that had just "hatched" out drying his wings. What a beautiful treat to be able to see him and also get some wonderful pictures of him. After the horrible frost we suffered last week, it reminds me that "mother nature" continues on and rejuvenates.....makes me feel better about all the bad things I said about "her" last week!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Okay, couldn't help grandmothers "to be" are crazy people. Now I look at the baby clothes everywhere I go. Couldn't resist this wonderful sale at Sears and picked up three new outfits. Since she's going to be born in a warm climate in July, she'll need lots of little sunsuits and such. How cute are these? I'm going to be broke!! I'll have to start hiding "stuff" from DH so he doesn't know and sending them off right away! Hee Hee Hee!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness

Just a reminder today from your friendly mammographer to make sure you're up-to-date on your yearly mamm if you're of age for it.

Here are a few facts to keep in mind: Each year, 182,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In addition, 1,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 400 will die this year. Yes, men do get breast cancer too!

If detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer exceeds 95%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.

The national Cancer Institute and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend that women in their forties and older have mammograms every one to two years. A complete early detection plan also includes regular clinical breast examinations by a trained medical professional. Monthly breast self-exams are suggested in addition. So what are you waiting for? Come see me at Monroe County Urgent Care for yours!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Well, today I had to remind myself it's spring.....the air sure doesn't feel like it. Hard to believe I was sweating working in the yard on Monday and today looking for my coat! But I guess it's all a part of living in the wonderful midwest. You're surprised every morning you get up!
Having a special uncle (my godfather), suffering a major stroke a week ago, I ran across this the other day and wanted to share:
"No pain that we suffer, no trail that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it
patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts and expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God." Orson F. Whitney

Monday, April 2, 2007

Spring Has Sprung.....literally out of the ground!!

Imagine this....I finally have a blog set up. And spring has arrived, here is the evidence...tulips in full bloom.
I couldn't resist working outside most of the day, digging in the dirt, one of my favorite things to do! It was so beautiful today, sunny and very warm. Actually a
little too warm for April 2. But I would rather have that than cold anyday. Looking forward to getting mulch delivered later this week and distributing that around our various flower beds.
It's amazing when you plant these ugly looking tulip bulbs in the dirt and they sit there all winter and then comes along spring....up pops beautiful flowers. Now you know why I love flower gardening!!