I'm back!

I've been MIA again, life seems to get in the way of my blogging lately. I've missed keeping up with your blogs and need to catch up on what everybody has been up to.

I'll share a few fun things I've been keeping busy with during May. I went to our women's club annual tea party. It's so fun to dress up and create a hat to wear.

I decorated this floppy black canvas hat with a yellow rose and the black and white polka dot ribbon. I wore a bright yellow eyelet jacket with a white shell and black pants. I won the contest two years ago (in my black Victorian dress) and don't compete anymore.

I celebrated my birthday a few days later, but on the exact day of my birthday my husband had cataract surgery! The doctor only does surgery on Thursdays and it happened to fall on my birthday, but we went out on the following weekend. I've also been busy with putting drops in his eyes three times a day for weeks as he had both eyes done, two weeks apart! He is doing fine and now has 20/20 vision!

We had celebrated our anniversary here

a few weeks earlier and spent a few days there out of state, so I didn't need another trip so soon, plus we went on another trip this past weekend. We went to Tallahassee for a few days to celebrate my grandson's high school graduation. We are so proud of him graduating Magna Cum Laude!! Pardon this grandma's bragging!

Here I am with Tanner, he's over six feet tall!
Tanner will be going away to college soon! We're hoping he'll enjoy being there as much as his brother did!

I'm feeling much better with no new recurrence so far, I go to the doctor in a couple of weeks for another ex-ray to see. Exercise helps and I'm doing yoga, Curves, and Zumba now!

I hope to visit you soon and see what is going on with you!

Added note 6-8-11: We went to Mayo Clinic yesterday for Joe's annual check-up with his oncologist. The doctor declared him cancer free! It's been five years since he was diagnosed. He said that type lymphoma usually returns within three years and since it hasn't he thinks he is healed of it!! PTL!! We feel he was healed at the healing services we attended and because of of the prayers of our friends and family! We are praising the Lord for His Goodness! He has to continue to go to Mayo because of his anemia and iron problem. They did another blood test on him today to analyze this. Please continue to pray. Thanks to all for your prayers!!!! God is Good!
Praising the Lord!


Anonymous said...

You look stunning in your hat, love the yellow rose with your yellow jacket. Oh, your DGS is so handsome, Congrats to him!!!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

So happy for both of you. What a great doctor's report. Love the hat!!

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

LOVE your hat.. I stopped in to follow, to get your number up crosser to 200 ! Now I'm happy I did. Your colors make you look like the queen bee! How pretty, stop in and see my blog sometime ! Jules

Entertaining Women said...

I love hats! I used to wear them all the time, and still do on occasion. You did a grand job with your design. Happy Birthday and a huge PTL for the good news for Joe. Thanks for sharing your wonderful praise report. Cherry Kay

Sarah said...

Katherine, you look terrific in yellow. Love the hat!
Great news about Joe. I'm so happy for you two! ~ Sarah

hypnosis for change said...

Love your hat! It certainly looks gorgeous on you!

xinex said...

You are so pretty with your hat,m KJatherine. I am so happy for Joe's news. And congrats to your smart grandson. You have every right to be proud!...Christine

Marigene said...

Sounds like you have nothing but good happy to hear your husband is now cancer free. Handsome grandson you have, Katherine.
Love the hat, it looks wonderful on you.
Have a great weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You are so darling in your perky hat! Congrats to your grandson -- sounds like he gives grandma lots of bragging rights! And the best news of all that your sweetie is healed! God IS indeed good. I know that you both will praise Him for each and every day you have together and witness to His grace, power and love.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Boy, you really have been busy. Such wonderful news and I am so glad you are both doing so well. Such a Blessing from the Lord. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

CONGRATS TO YOUR HANDSOME GSON, and gma is looking good! :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Katherine...

My friend, I am just doing a little catching up here at your place...since it had been awhile since I had been by!

First of all...I am just praising the Lord with you for your dear husbands healing!!! We do have a mighty and awesome God...and I believe He still heals today...just like He did in the days of old! This is just wonderful news and I'm rejoicing right along with you!!! I am also happy to hear that your husband's cataract surgery was a success! Another PTL!!!

Many congratulations to you and your family on your grandson's high school graduation! What a handsome and talented young man your Tanner must be! You have every right to BRAG!!! Best wishes to Tanner!!!

Now, my dear friend...I just have to say how very beautiful you look in that pretty yellow outfit and gorgeous hat! I love, love, LOVE IT!!! You are such a beautiful woman, my friend!

Warmest wishes,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katherine, I'm so relieved to hear that your DH had such a good report. PTL!

I adore your hat, too, and I think it is the perfect girly accessory. Just lovely.

Thanks for your sweet comments. I am still battling this old injury which makes it painful to blog. Taking it one day at a time. Your prayers and comments mean so much, and I thank you for both.