Sunday, July 17, 2022

For Ted's Birthday.

Here's an old picture of my sweetheart Ted. Yesterday would have been his 70th birthday. I miss this beautiful man. His kind heart, wonderful soul. His passing changed my life forever.
Granddaughter Sierra picked me up yesterday. We were meeting up with daughter Kathy , to help celebrate Ted's day. Even though he has celebrated this and last year's birthdays in heaven.
 Kathy met us at Ted's favorite cafeteria....no it's not where this picture was taken.  We each picked what we wanted for lunch and got the last cheesecake to share. That was always Ted's most loved dessert. We each said happy birthday as we took a bite of the cheesecake.  Teddy would have loved it.  There used to be a sign at the cafeteria that read, "flown in fresh  from N.Y." How funny...I would tease Ted about that.

   It was a good day. I was not left alone to get the blues.  I truly appreciate my family. After lunch, we followed Kathy to her apartment. She had some things for Sierra. My mother's old vanity, for one. Honestly I was surprised that Sierra fit it into the hatch back of that little Trax. We laughed as she even carried it , without the drawers down the stairs herself. Yes, in a dress. :):) Daughter Kathy is moving to Seattle to be with her son's family. He has been wanting her to be closer. She has thought about it for 3 years now. I will miss her something fierce, but happy for her to be in her son's little family circle.

  Wishing all of you well. Enjoy this summer. Be safe. XO
 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Happy 4th of July

I have not been able to load any picture to my files. So  will just use old ones. This is a couple of peanut containers painted up to use as planters. I probably could have made a small shed from all the containers Ted had from his peanut eating.  LOL  That man loved peanuts.  I sure miss him. 
I may have to make a couple more of these, if someone will eat the peanuts....maybe the squirrels around here. I rarely eat them.
I actually got the idea for the planters from this garden flag I have. I did fill all the plant containers around this house.  I am still in the process of getting settled into town.  Many things have changed since I lived here in town, about 18 years ago.
Here's an old picture of one of our family gatherings.  Sister Pam, me , daughters, Angie and Liz.  Those were always fun times. Of course my brothers would tease my sisters and me , just like old days of our youth. Do boys ever change? LOL 

   Wishing all of you out there great family fun and good health. Be safe. XO
 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

One Year and One Month

Hello friends.  I am trying to blog, because today is Emma's birthday.  I can not recall how old she is in this baby picture. Don't you love the hair do? 
 Here she is standing with her papaw Teddy.  They were the best of friends. It's been a year and a month since Ted went to heaven. He is so greatly missed.  We always called Emma, our girl. She spent lots of time with us when her mom was fighting breast cancer.  She will graduate high school next month. 

      I am trying to recover from the lose of Ted. He was my true love, my hero, and absolutely my sweetheart. I do see a grief doctor now. Some days I think I am fine and other days I am just lost.

  I have visited blogs and even left comments. You, my blog family have been in my prayers. XO
 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Always In Our Hearts....

  Two months before Ted's  Acute Myeloid Leukemia diagnoses.. During a walk ,after lunch with my daughter Kathy. 
 Eleven days before, getting tested at Ted's heart doctor's, to see why he was feeling so weak.  Sent to Riverview in Noblesville for heart cath. That is where they took his first bone biopsy to check for leukemia. The results sent to Dr. Birhiray. 
 After two big chemo treatments at the Saint Vincent hospital on 86th street in Indianapolis. Those chemo treatments, were given by doctor Birhiray, a great oncology doctor. Ted received a bone marrow transplant  by doctor Tandra, shown here, at the Indiana Blood Marrow Transplant  clinic group, in the Franciscan hospital on Emerson avenue in Indianapolis. Then many maintenance chemo treatments , after the transplant. 
 Always giving us the victory sign for how he was going to beat this cancer. 
Through the whole battle he fought. 
Giving his all and then some. 
 Even when you could tell it was wearing him out, he fought.
 My sweet loving Ted had many things happening all at once, more than his weaken body could take.  God took him to heaven on the 10th of March.  No more pain,  tests,  hospitals, or doctors.  Ted's pain was gone and ours began. Heartache is so real . Longing can be in every fiber of your being.
   Thank you dear friends for all the prayers, well wishes and cards. I am taking a break for now.  I will return.  Bless all of you. XO
 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Please Send Prayers....

 Please pray for my Teddy. His cancer has come back and he will be getting the strong chemo again.  I need many prayers for him. Think kind thoughts or wishes for him if you don't pray. He is the kindest man I know.  Thank you . XO
 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Snows Did Melt....

 We had pretty sunset ,even in winter. 
 Plenty of snow drifts, hard to get around. But who goes anywhere , any more. 
I was pretty tired of all this snow and the woes that come with it. The freezing temperatures was the worse part.  But three days of 40 -50 degree days has helped melt it . It is almost all gone. I say "hooray"

   The latest  on my Ted...he is in a holding pattern at the very room where he received his bone marrow transplant, at the Franciscan hospital., on May 2019,  He went to see the IBMT drs yesterday. He was to see them on the 5th, but was in IU Heath  at that time. Then on the 16th , the big snow storm came and so yesterday was the new appointment . Once they took his blood labs and saw how low his counts were they kept him. He had a plasma transfusion . This morning they did the bone biopsy on him.  Praying for some kind of answers . Spoke with him this afternoon and he seemed stronger  than he has in 2 months.  Faith is keeping me hoping for help in getting Ted back on his feet. I am asking for your prayers dear friends. Thank you for wishes of good health and prayers.  XO

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

It Sure Is Winter ....

 The weather here has been truly every kind of winter condition. Snow, ice, sleet, and plenty of wind.  Cold freezing temperature also.  Just when I was hoping for an early spring .

  This is just one of the snows . It has snowed more and more coming. That arctic cold is coming our way also. Kind of hard to stay warm at times. 

   I will give you an up date on Ted. He is still at his son's house. Going to doctors  and having Physical Therapy.  He saw the eye specialist on Monday and was taken off some of the meds and the eye drops were lowered.  The shingles in his eye make him have really bad pain at times. He has found that ice packs help with that somewhat .  A couple of Tylenols also.

   He has been getting some PT and says it wears him out but makes him feel he is doing something to get better. We get to talk and text all we want, or  as much as he can do . Today Ted goes to the pulmonologist. This will be an important appointment.  We need to know more.  Ted is still on the nebulizer and the oxygen. His oxygen level is lower, which is promising.  

   My children and grands have been helping me .  I am so grateful for my family and friends.  I want to ask you, my blog family , to keep Ted in your prayers. We are so very thankful for the good wishes and prayers.  You are in ours. Be safe. XO