Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rheumatoid Arthritis PINK

If you clink on the title above, it will take you to a blog by a friend, Sandy Guerriere, who also has Rheumatoid Arthritis. She lives in NC near the beach. Her story is a blessing for me and others suffering from autoimmune diseases.
She has had Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 12 years. Please take a look at her heart warming story. 

This week we lost a icon: Dame Elizabeth Taylor. I remember her so well. She was one of the most amazing women. She was beautiful, inside and out. She had a heart full of wonderful care. She stood up for her friends and was so loved. She was who I always wanted to be, who most little girls of my age wanted to be. She was smart, pretty, so popular, but she was not spoiled, she was just Liz. She really didn't like the name Liz. She told Barbara Walters that she wanted  "She Lived" on her tombstone. She is missed by her family and all her friends and all of her fans. She was one of the first people who acknowledged HIV Aids as a serious medical issue that needed a champion, and she was the Champion. She was responsible for raising over $250M for AIDS. Thank you, Dame Elizabeth, your crown will be filled with Diamonds. 
I have been busy making dishcloths for my daughter to sell for Relay for Life. As of now, I have 45 dishcloths done. It helps to keep my hands flexible so I can type. Still, that is a lot of hours of work. I hope they get lots of donations for them. 
I fell the other evening and my legs and especially my knees are hurting, We went to a XanGo overview. I am still a XanGo Independent Distributor and have been since 2007. I love XanGo and feel like it is helping me again. I couldn't take it so long as I was under care for cancer because the doctor was afraid it was so full of anti-oxidents that it might interfere with the cancer drugs. I am back on it again and loving it so I thought I would go and see what has progressed in the past 2 years. They have all sorts of wonderful things. They have lotion, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums, vitamins. I am impressed. XanGo has done over $3B in business over the past 7 years when it entered the market. Can you believe that one of the biggest volume of distributors making the most is in Mexico? This is a place where the National income is less than $500 a month. Ray even saw the sense of it. He was impressed with the presentation. I am starting to drink the juice again. It really tastes good, not like some of those healthy fruit drinks. I will let you know how I am doing from time to time. 

Time for bed. Love to all
Remember, God is Good, All the Time

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Pink

The earthquake in Japan was horrifying. So many people have died from the Tsunami that hit Japan as a result of the earthquake. There were many aftershocks and now there is the danger of the nuclear power plants having a meltdown. The poor Japanese people, I pray for them each day. They survived the bombing during World War II and were just getting relieved of that horror. I know what they did in WWII but I am not sure that anyone deserves what happened to them. Sometimes it is difficult to think that we bombed them. The only good thing that came from it was the war ended. One of my mother's uncles was on the Arizona when it was bombed in Pearl Harbor, so it is not like I don't understand. As a Christian, I just cannot imagine the horror of what happened and all the suffering it caused. The Japanese were wrong about the war, but we were wrong too. Who knows what was the true "right" thing to do was.

I did get to see Dr Boyd and my colonoscopy will be in May. They will also be doing a endoscopy at the same time. He seemed to be more concerned about my throat and stomach than he did about the other end. I am sure it is nothing, but better safe than sorry.

I have been busy crocheting dishcloths for Relay for Life. My daughter is on a team and is going to sell them to raise money for breast cancer. I am cancer free, so I have this need to give back. A lady at church is giving me $20 for four of them. They are really pretty and some people even use them for washcloths because they are good for getting rid of dead skin.

It has been a busy day. We went to church and stopped by Sam's Club on the way home. When we got home, I warmed up the pork w/potatoes & onions, and I cooked a dish composed of chopped onions, cabbage, and yellow squash. It was wonderful. I sauteed in a Wok with olive oil. You can cook it as done as you want.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Just Pink

I have a new grand niece, Tabitha Mae. Her mother is my sister Cindy's daughter, Heather. I think Jason took the picture and sent it directly to Facebook. We were all anxiously awaiting her arrival. She is just precious and I cannot wait to see her in person. She has an older brother, Karch. Heather says he isn't too interested at this point. I got to see him last summer and he is a cutie. I think they went home from the hospital yesterday.

I found out last night that my friend, Jonnie, starts her chemotherapy on Monday. She has bought her wig and will be having her head shaved this weekend. She found out that she can retire in April and has decided to do so.  Her sister passed away last week. She went to the doctor and found out she had Stage IV colon cancer. She passed before they could even start chemotherapy. I feel so much for Jonnie. She has custody of her granddaughter and has fought for years just to keep things together. I told her if she needed help to give me a call. I know how difficult it is to go through chemo and having someone to take you and sit with you could help her. I just took my computer, sent Ray home, and tweeted. It can make you feel extremely tired.

I have the appointment with the gastric doctor. He will determine whether I need a colonoscopy or not. I am not looking forward to it. I think I saw him before. I have seen so many doctors I cannot remember most of them.

Our PediaVision efforts came to a lot of good. We screened so many people and had a lot of referrals to eye care professionals. We will be doing the screening in Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News again in August. It was a lot of fun. At the Region Meeting the other night, District 24D Governor, Lion Donna Weiler gave me a plaque for my environmental blog for the Region. If you would like to see it, you can go to: . It is called the Lions Green Room. Our club, the Newport News Host Lions Club's blog is

I read some distressing news this morning on FaceBook. Someone who I thought of as a friend has been labeled a con artist. I don't know it for sure so I won't mention the name. I am so sorry. It is difficult to think of someone who you have corresponded with for over a year is a scam artist and is bilking people out of money. I am such a trusting person, it really hurts to think that someone would even be that way. It takes a lot of intelligence to be a con/scam artist. Why couldn't that intelligence be used to do things the correct way and help others instead of hurting them. You can make more money honestly and still feel good about yourself.
At the end of the day, it is much more important for me to know that I helped at least one person that day.

Yesterday was Dot's birthday. Dot is one of the ladies that I take to church on Wednesday nights and she turned 90 years old. She still gets around but I think her memory is going some. Her daughter is having her moved from Independent Living to Assisted Living as soon as something comes open. She will be so much better off. Her birthday party is Saturday night and Ray and I have been invited. I took Dot and Kitty to the DMV yesterday to turn in their driver's licences and get pictured IDs. Kitty will be turning 90 on March 19th. We were there almost 2 hours. The cool thing was we talked about Newport News over the years and found so much to laugh about that the time went fairly fast. We were giggling and laughing out loud and everybody kept turning around and looking at us strangely. We didn't care, we just had fun. We sang Happy Birthday to Dot last night at church. She is so sweet. I just love my ladies.

I have to put together a presentation for Saturday. Our Parliamentarian Unit is putting on a Workshop at the Newport News Library and I have to teach on the subject of Committees. Someone once said "A committee is best composed of three people, with one who is always sick, and another who is always absent." Hopefully my explanation of committees improves that equation.

One of my pen art pictures. 
There was a earthquake in Japan early this morning. It was huge and there is a Tsunami destroying what was not harmed by the earthquake. A friend at church has a son and daughter-in-law in Okinawa Japan. I also have a friend visiting her family in the Philippines. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. There have been so many wars, earthquakes, fires, Tsunamis lately that sometimes I wonder if the end times mentioned in Revelation is coming soon. At least I know if the Rapture occurs, I will be transported to glory. I would hate to have to go through what the world is going to go through when the end does come.