Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The week started off with October being Breast Cancer Awareness month I was asked to write an article about my mother. This was one of the hardest things I had to do since my mother's death a year ago. I have to admit it was great therapy.
The picture is of my mother on the beach. The water seemed to always calm us down and let us relax. I guess that is why I still love the water so much rather on the beach or SCUBA diving. It has been a little while since I have gone diving.
This is my son JR and his new family, his wife Ang and step son AP. Yesterday we were told that they are expecting an addition to the family. To be honest I was not sure how to react to that first I thought wait a minute I am not ready to be a Grandma. However that lasted all of 2 & 1/2 minutes. Now I cannot wait for them to move here. Jr is still in classes learning his new job and soon he will be moving back to GA. I am hoping that they will let me sew the items for the baby's room. You know I do not want to be over bearing :) My husband is already calling me "Marie" from the Everyone Loves Raymond show. How should I take that exactly????? Okay yes I like to make a plan and I do schedule things way in advance. I guess that is from being a military wife for so many years. So if you think about it is his fault. Hee Hee.
I do not watch a lot of TV but this week all the new episodes of Law & Order, ER, Heroes and The Unit. Now that I have watched the first episodes I will go back to my DVR and watch them later when I have time. I know who has time for TV when you are starting a new business. I find if I DVR the shows I can watch them while I sew or work on my scrapbooking. I have never been able to sit in a totally silent room.
It is getting late so I guess I better sign off for now.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I made a promise to her that I would get the word out about IBC and Breast Cancer. To remind the women I know to do the monthly self exam and for those of us over 35 to get a Mammi gram. IBC usually does not show up on the mammi gram however the more you know your body the better chance you have of finding breast cancer sooner. It shows up as maybe a rash on your breast or a warm spot. You might think that maybe you are having a reaction to a new soap or you ate something that is giving you a rash. If the rash does not go away with in a reasonable amount of time you should have it check more aggressively. We did not have any family history of Breast Cancer due to this I thought we were safe.
I have started a quarterly get together called Janet's Pillow Pals. We meet at Colonial Quilts in Savannah GA and create pillows for Post Surgical Breast Cancer Patients at Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute of Memorial Medical Center. Once a year we also have a 24 hour quilt-a-thon. This year we have named the event "Heaven Can Wait" it will be held on Oct 3rd - 4th, Friday 6pm to Sat 6pm. You do not have to stay the entire time however if you are in the area please stop by.