Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Can you belive it has been almost 11 months since I had Breast Cancer Surgery? Well it has. I went yesterday for a check up with my surgeon and had my mammogram done. Praise the Lord....everything was fine. I did have fluid built up in the area where they took out the cancer and it has been really sore. I was concerned because I wasn't sure what was going on but she aspirated the area and took the fluid off. Boy it does it feel better! I just wanted to shout out a praise and let you all know that I am doing fine and staying busier than ever.

What of the things that is really keeping me busy now is CHURCH! Yes...I have gotten back into church and love it. My hubby also goes all the time and now my son and his son. This makes me happy. I would love to have my daughter and her family in church with me also but she is married to a catholic guy and we are Baptist so it is hard to mix the two. She does go to church with him (when he goes) and they have my granddaughter in religion classes so all is not bad. I do thnk she is still Baptist at heart...LOL Anyway church does keep me busy but that is at my own doing. I am now head of Children's Church and love it. Gotta love working with those kids. The good thing is I only have to teach it once every five weeks.

Tonight is our Valentine Dinner at church and the men are fixing the food. I can't wait for this. They did take a collection and ordered Hams but they are doing the side dishes and desserts. My hubby made cole slaw (it had to be easy for him to do) and my son made a Cherry Cheesecake. Can't wait to see what they rest of the men do.

As for my stamping...I have been busy although my last class was really paper crafting more than stamping and they loved it. It was a nice change since I have the same ladies all the time.

I visited a website, Valita's Fresh Folds and she has some awesome "shapely" cards. You need to check her out. That is where my ideas came from but I changed the sizes a little bit to fit what I like to do. This is one of the cards I did. It is the cupcake card. You can't see it clearly in the picture but the top layer of "icing" is glittered. I hope you can go visit and make some of your own cards. It was a nice change. I did use the Happy Birthday stamp from the Stamp Set "Ordinary Greetings" out of The Angel Company Catalog. That set has some nice sayings and is well worth the money. You can check it out here.

I'm off to get some stuff done before my two little grandsons wake up. Have a great and blessed day!!!!


Jen Carter said...

Rita that is wonderful news...both about your health and church! I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well! I've missed seeing you on PW!! May God bless you!

Unknown said...

Well Ms. Rita, praise the Good Lord for the awesome report. I knew that you had to be busy busy, don't see you posting much.

I am so happy for you and pray for you each and every day.

I hope that you enjoyed your dinner.

Inky Huggz,

Missy Olson
Angel #1754

Bridgett Owens said...

I am so excited for your great news! I love hearing about all that you are doing at church now. I love your cupcake card. I made one, too, but it's been a while. I love yours!!!!

Angela K said...

Great card Rita! Great stuff on that blog as well, TFS! So glad all is going well with you, so happy for you!

Laurie Unger said...

Rita - awesome news! Congrat's! Love the cupcake card! Very cute!

Percy said...


So glad you are doing well, thanks for sharing the good news!!!



Vicki Hook said...

I really enjoyed reading this post with all of your praises and blessings. Great to hear everything is going well!!