Monday, September 2, 2019

Great Weekend....

  Two weeks ago, I finished up the staining of the deck. It takes me about a whole week to do it. Too old to crawl around on my hand and knees.
 This weekend, I went to Horton's to look around with my daughter and granddaughter. We did get fudge to take back home. All this fudge is make by the Horton family. So many flavors and so tasty. The Fall Market will be on the 21st of Sept. So not that far from now.  I bought a table topper cloth (can be a big dish towel. ) and some paper napkins.  Angie got a garden flag and fudge. :)
  One store in town is stocking up on fall decorations.
Mums are in the garden stores too. I love seeing the colorful assortments.  Angie wants a big yellow one for her front porch steps.
  Ted had a two day fishing trip with his brother and son. He enjoyed just being with them at the camp ground. He said he did catch a big fish but never got it in the boat. :)  It was good for him to have that bit of time , just doing normal things.  That is why I was out with my daughter looking at mums. I certainly enjoyed my time out. Went to lunch and laughed so much. We all needed that. Plus I got to sort a tote of crafting things for my sister-in -law. A bag of old clothing for Goodwill too.  It's a start.
  Today starts Ted's week of maintenance chemo. His brother Mic took him this morning. So that gives me time to do more sorting and laundry.  Ted will get blood work and his IV drip chemo , then Tuesday , Wednesday, and Friday, it's just the IV chemo, Thursday will be the chemo and a breathing treatment. The breathing treatment is to prevent the pneumonia that bone marrow patients can get. He could have taken meds for prevention,  for 6 months, but the drs. thought the treatment would work out better. .They watch all his vitals while he is taking it.
   Hope all of you had a good Labor Day weekend. Praying for everyone in the hurricane's path. Please be safe.

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  1. I love GIRL's Days:) I am having one with my daughter later this week and I am looking forward to it. SO happy that Ted got to spend some time fishing, I know he had a great time. Have a blessed day dear friend and week ahead. PRAYERS continue for you and Ted. HUGS!

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    1. Thank you so much Theresa I am so grateful for your kind words and prayers. I got texts from my daughter and g.daughter thanking me for the fun Saturday, I thanked them too. We all needed that time. Our weather today is heavenly. Hope yours is also. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. The fudge looks yummy and now I want to buy a mum for my patio. My handyman stained my brand new trellis a couple days ago. How long do you find your stain lasts? I hope Ted has a successful time of treatments.

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    1. Terra, My stain was also a sealer...it last a couple years...but the sun just really does a job on the floor boards. Well now the rain beads up on them ...so that is good. Now frost that would be a totally different story...a scary one. LOL. I made a bunch of pumpkins from old sweaters, I will use them in decorating. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Soon it will be all halloween and on nov 1 christmas

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    1. Adam. The store certainly rush the sales of stuff. I like for kids to trick or treat but I do not like lots of halloween decor around my house. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. Susie, your deck looks wonderful. It sounds like a lot of work, but it sure paid off, cause it looks great! I'm so glad you brought home some fudge from Horton's. Such a Yummy selection. Oh, look at all the orange pumpkins! I know they have the white ones also out there to buy, but the orange pumpkins I really love. I haven't seen the MUMS at the stores yet. They're my favorite flower in Fall. I bet that was nice for Ted to go fishing with his son. I'm so glad to hear that you're able to do things now, Susie, like start a crafting tote for your sister-in-law. I hope Ted does well with his next treatments, and will continue prayers.

    Yes, the hurricane is scary, isn't it? So much going on in our world right now.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, Ted had good counts today and was so happy when he came home from clinic. God has been with us thru this , thanks to everyone's prayers too. It given us strength when we needed it. Ted's voice was scratchy when he returned home from all the talking and laughing he did. We both needed this past weekend to get some wind in our sails.
      I am praying for the East coats and everyone in the hurricane's path...so scary and dangerous. Blessings to you and yours Sheri. Love you sweet friend, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Loving all the fall in this post!
    And who doesn't love fudge??
    Prayers for Ted, and wishes for a cozy day.

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    1. Thank you so much Billie. We so appreciate the prayers , for they have helped us get this far...giving us the strength we need. Oh I wish I could buy some of the fudge from Horton's for everyone. They even have pumpkin spice, and dreamcicle...so yummy.Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. So glad Susie that you had such a wonderful and LAUGHTER....Oh it is so good for our souls to laugh. We need laughter for sure. Yes, those beautiful mums are everywhere now. Our local Walmart had tons of them the other day. The lady working there told me she sold the most yellow colored ones compared to the other colors. I like them all. Just never have had much luck keeping them looking pretty. I bought several for a gift though. Added some paper around the bottom with a bow and they make such cute inexpensive gifts. So glad Ted enjoyed his day as well. And I am sure it wasn't about catching a fish....but all about time being well spent. Prayers abounding for you all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Cindy, Thank you so much for your kind prayers. Oh yes, it was joy for Ted to have all that fun with his son and brother.They even ad a pitch in dinner at the camp ground. Ted said it was amazing.
      I like the idea of gifting mums...I may go get some for my daughters and sisters. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. My deck needs staining...I keep casting a glance at it and it is still sitting there looking pitiful. Not this year.

    You did a great job on yours! It looks great. They don’t get smaller as the years go by. 😉

    Glad that Ted’s brother was able to help out this time. What would we do without family?!

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    1. Vee, Family is a true blessing. Mic has been just wonderful, helping his brother. They talk and carry on like you wouldn't believe. I love hearing them laughing together.
      Oh you are right that deck was so much smaller when we built it. LOL. Wish someone would come help you with yours.
      Praying you are doing better Vee. I hope you have family near by too. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Prayers for you, my brother in law is going through the same thing. I always love your posts of Hortons!

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    1. An, I have missed blogging with you. So sorry about your B-I-L. Ted is doing well now...it's been tough. Everyone amazing prayer have helped us thru.
      I will try to get to Horton's on their Fall market day. They have vendors then too. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Glad that both you and Ted enjoyed your weekend. Hope this week goes well for him xo Laura

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    1. Thank you Laura. Ted did well today, counts all good and the chemo went quickly. The dr said he was doing so well , he was happy. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. Great job on the deck, I can relate to the time table.
    Yours and Ted's weekend sounds so restful, prayers for a great week, family is so important , especially when life situations arise.
    Thank you for visiting. and your sweet comment, also thank you for the prayers for the storm coming.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue, I am still praying for all. I will have to watch the news later tonight.
      Ted and I both needed a relaxing weekend and it was . He enjoyed the campground and fishing. I enjoyed being with my girls. A bit of shopping and talking plenty of decorating. Then lunch and later coffee and fudge. :) Blessings to you, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  11. Hi Susie,
    Sounds like you had a wonderful "normal" weekend for the holiday. I am so happy Ted got to do something fun and you got to get out and have fun with your daughter. Horton's fudge yummmmm so good. Have a great start to the new week. Hope Ted does well with the maintenance chemo.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Kris, Ted's counts were good and the chemo went smoothly today. He was certainly happy on his return home. Oh this weekend was the relaxing break we both needed. Hope you and Terry had some fun too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
      p.s. the fudge was so good for a snack with coffee.

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  12. Love Horton's and wish I could have gone with you!! Glad you found something there.
    Praying for Ted and all he has to go through this week. All that follow up stuff is hard but necessary.
    Love to you- hang in there. xo Diana

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    1. Diana, I am hoping you can come to Horton's on Nov. 2nd..that the Christmas open house.
      Ted and I both enjoyed our relaxing weekend doing things we had not done in forever. It has helped us too.
      His counts were good today, the dr. said he looked good and was going strong. I am so very thankful...it's everyone's good prayers and well wishes. God hears them. Thanks. :) Blessings to all, love you girlfriend. xoxo, Susie

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  13. Good for you, doing the deck yourself. That's hard work! And I'm glad Ted got the fishing trip in before his next round. LIfe sounds good for you now. I hope it stays that way for many moons to come!

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanie. It was a good weekend. Then Ted had good counts and encouraging words from his Dr yesterday. I was glad to stain and seal that deck, now the rain beads up on it. I should have done it in the spring but no time. Seems like I pick the hottest week. LOL. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  14. It looks like you had a great weekend indeed Susie! Wishing you a wonderful September!

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    1. Thank you sweet Pilar. I think of you often, especially now with that darn hurricane wrecking havoc.Please stay safe. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo, Susie

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  15. How fortunate that your brother-in-law is there to help both of you.

    Costco usually has huge mum plants. We on't have a membership, but our next door neighbor always picks one up for me.

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    1. Carol, I am so thankful to Ted's brother for helping us. They were not always close in the adult life, but have grown closer in the past five years. Now they take time for each other .
      I like buying smaller mum plants just to put on the porch. But not this year, I have used all my fake flowers in containers on the porch.:) Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  16. Thank you Susie, so nice to know you are thinking of us and we appreciate the prayers. I worry about the people who won't evacuate and I worry about the animals.... Hope you are having a good week, I loved the pictures!--all the "punkins" and mums--- so pretty!

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    1. Debbi, I turned my TV on in the night to see any news of the storm. Then again this morning. Oh the destruction in the Bahamas is heart breaking. I can not believe how long this storm is hanging around, I want it to go out to sea.Stay safe.
      I cut my mums back this year and they have not bloomed, well not all of them. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Hi Susie. I'm glad Ted got to go fishing and your got time with the girls. Sounds like a good time was had by all. You deserve it. Thanks for your visit and yes, that is my "little" Jake. I think he was about 2 then..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Jusy, I was looking at photos, actually stored in picture boxes at my daughter. Oh, those squeezed my heart. Seeing my grandkids so young and now they are grown.
      Ted is having a great week so far. It will be nice when he reaches the year mark...he will be able to do yard work. I will not worry so much when he is outdoors. Plus during chemo he will always wear long sleeves and pants, plus a hat .Too easy to get seriously sunburned during that time. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Hi Susie, How nice that both you and Ted had a day to treat yourselves to something special. Sometimes that is the best medicine! I love to see pumpkins and mums for sale - so colorful. Your deck looks good and I know what a tough job that was. Praying for you both daily. xo

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend. I am grateful to all the wonderful people like you in this world. The prayers are so much appreciated. God has been with us thru this trying time in our lives. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Hi Susie :)) Oh that fudge display...I need to make some fudge!! Your deck looks great! What a job though. The pumpkins are making me feel so Halloweenie, I can't wait! :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your Tim...sounds like a fishing trip was just the thing he needed. Wishing him and all of you the best of health. xx

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    1. Thank you Rain. Ted has had a good week getting his maintenance chemo.
      Horton's have always made the fudge they sell. I never knew they had so many flavors.I only know how to make P.B. fudge. :):) But my daughters always like it. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Thanks for visiting my blog. I just started following your blog.

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    1. Thank y0u, I enjoyed reading about how you started. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  21. Praying for Ted. I am so happy he got to go out fishing. Yippee.

    I am planning to get a big mum this weekend. I think yellow would be pretty, I always have such a hard time deciding what color. :-)

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    1. Carla, That sound like me choosing colors. I like the yellow and white but they brown around the edge to noticeably when they age. Maybe I just need to deadhead more often. LOL. Yes, It was wonderful for Ted to have fun time with his brother and son. No fish, but they did not care, they made memories. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  22. Girl time is always a great time! Fudge, lunch, shopping, beautiful flowers, Man you girls did it all!! I'm so glad your husband was able to go fishing and even caught a fish or was that just a fish story since it never made it into the boat haha, just kidding. It's good for the soul to be out in nature fishing with the guys this will help with his up coming treatments.
    You are a wonder woman staining your deck, wow, I'm so impressed!

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    1. Thank you Saimi. The fellows and Ted always say, the first liar never has a chance. That is for fishing . It did us both good to go have normal fun. Ted actually has had a good week . Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  23. Hi Susie...so glad to hear you got some fun time with your daughter and granddaughter. And woohoo for your sweetie, too. Getting out and fishing must have felt wonderful for him!! I've been praying for you guys!! Yes, Fall is coming. Not ready for it, but cannot put it off any longer. Enjoy the new start to the season, my friend. Much love to you. Debbie xo

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    1. Oh sweet Debbie, so good to hear from you. Thank you for yur prayers, they mean so much to us both. I am so grateful for everyone's prayers and good wishes, they have helped us.
      I hope we have a mild winter but fear we may not. I just wasn't ready to give up summer's sweet and long hours of daylight. Hope we still have some good days. Blessings to you dear friend, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  24. The deck looks good. I bet the fudge at Horton's is delicious.

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    1. Oh that fudge is amazing...so many flavors. Dreamcicle is really good. Thank you honey, I worked hard on that deck could have done better, if it had not been so hot outside. Blessings to you, hope all is well there. xoxo, Susie

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  25. You did a good job on the deck. Beautiful fall decorations. May peace dwell in your and yours heart.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I have done the staining of the Deck the last two times. Wish we had gone with the plastic composition. Thank you for the wish of peace I am grateful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Wishing you a great week Susie!

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    1. Thank you so much Pilar. I wish you the same. Hello to your mom. Blessings you honey, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Rick, The Hortons make a ton of that fudge thru their market days and open houses. If you ever come to Tipton stop by, they would love to see you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  28. Hi Susie! Sounds like you all have been very at your house! I'm impressed with your deck sanding! Love all of the fallness but that fudge! I love fudge and especially if it's peanut butter fudge.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Shelia, The Horton's have little samples on a tray of the fudges,,,free. I catch my daughter eating 2 or 3 while we shop. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  29. Susie, Good morning! I pray things are going well for Ted and you. And that his treatments last went went good. As you know I continue to pray for you. By the end of the week, I'm hoping to be able to blog again. My eye continues to heal. Yes, Fall is coming quickly here in Iowa too. (Too fast for me I think.) However, I'm hoping to get a yellow mum for my porch too! They are so bright and pretty!!! You know me and my love for YELLOW...lol

    Blessings,
    Gert

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    1. Thank you Gert. Your prayers are so welcomed here. We are grateful for each one. Ted had some issues since this last maintenance. It takes the wind from his sails. I hope and pray your eye heals completely. I am hating to let go of the summertime hours. It's still plenty hot here for now. Blessings to you, stay safe. Love you sweet lady, xoxo, Susie

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  30. Oh thank you for stopping by Susie, and we are so glad to BE BACK HOME. Alot of clean up here, but no broken glass so that is good! Maybe I'll be in the mood to decorate for Fall soon.

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    1. Debbi, I am so glad it wasn't a disaster there for you. Now on to decorating, right? Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  31. oh susie, those mums are really gorgeous, nice shapes and really stunning colors!! as for ted's "fish story", what do you really think about that?? hehehehehe, just kidding of course, i could not resist!! i always laugh at the one that got away!!! it's nice that he was able to spend some "man" time fishing, i'll bet it felt great!!!

    best wishes to ted, i am not a big believer in prayer, i wish i was...but i am sending warm wishes and a big virtual hug to him!!

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    1. Debbie, I told Ted someone cut his line while fishing. LOL They were fishing the Wabash river...a muddy one too. Of course the Tippicanoe come off it and it's very clean. But I do not want any of that fish. :) He did so enjoy the "man" time. LOL
      Those mums from Hortons are so big, all you need is a couple at your steps. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  32. What a fantastic job on the deck staining, it's not easy to keep everyone and everything off it until it dries :)
    Happy to read you and Ted are getting some normal days back in your life, and hoping good times are the new normal for you both.
    Hortons make me swoon....lol
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Jo, It was so hot that week and a bit of breeze so that helped with the deck staining. That is why I divide it up into three days, so I last and there's half way to get to the door. But I have hung wet floor signs and said go to the back. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  33. Thank you for visiting me Susie! My beloved truly IS an amazing man.

    My guy has been working on a new deck for us and he still has phase II to go before we stain, etc. It's going to be a big job and he's already not looking forward to that part!

    We do NOT have a Horton's in Oklahoma. We have to FIGHT for everything here... :(

    <3Rebecca

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    1. Rebecca, So glad your hubby is your hero. Our Horton's store is a christian family owned hardware-emporium, I guess you could call it. It started as just hardware. Now it has household decor and a greenhouse of plants and flowers. Custom blinds and shades, and the delicious fudge. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  34. What lovely fall photos and activities! Glad you both had some fun! Praying for Ted's treatments!

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    1. Tank you so much Linda. We are grateful for all prayers. I love coming to your blog and seeing all your clever ideas and re-do's. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  35. Hi Susie, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I now understand what you meant by "worry, stress, cry, and pray". My prayers are with you and Ted; I hope his treatments go well. I am a cancer survivor, myself (breast cancer). Every day is a blessing.

    That fudge, by the way, looks delicious! I wouldn't be able to choose!

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    1. Thank you so kindly for your prayers and well wishes. We are thankful to all. Glad you survived your breast cancer, so did my daughter. Now my Teddy is fighting cancer, Acute Myloid leukemia. Has had huge rounds of chemo and a bone marrow transplant. It's been since last Nov. and we still have a ways to go. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  36. How wonderful you were able to spend this wonderful time with your daughter!

    All the fall decor in your hometown is just beautiful. I just love the changing of seasons!

    God blessings to You & Ted! Net

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    1. Thank you so much. Time with family is the best...we all need it. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  37. Hello my new friend. I understand the journey you are on with Ted. MY boy, the oldest, the fourth round of cancer treatments and places treated. He is presently taking an antigenic as well as chemo. I am with him each time. So glad to have met you as it were in the blog. Bless you and the family. (This is Ramblingon. Katie is my cat and I am using her blog address).

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  38. Oh gosh, I could not stain that deck myself. I creak so loudly in the knees and hips...I have got to get back to my stretches! I hope all goes well with the chemo treatments, just went through all that with my mom. Sending up a prayer for the both of you.

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  39. My Sherry always hoped she would have a daughter to spend time with as she had with her mom. But two boys ws enough trying. LOL The best to your Ted.

    Thanks for stopping by the Shipslog.
    Sherry & jack

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  40. Good to hear you are out and about and your husband's updates.
    I like those flat looking pumpkins in one of your pictures and haven't seen any around here yet.
    I took lots clothes off this summer also and donated, Your post was good to read so cheerful
    Take care

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