Monday, February 22, 2010


while my love was recieving "Round 2" of Chemo today ....I enjoyed a little "Catch Up" reading in the newest Victoria Magazine...WONDERFUL.... A few photos to entice you and then an "UPDATE" on my love...


fabulous pillows....

After leafing through Victoria...I felt SPRING !!!!!...definately around the corner.
Now for a little update on David...
Another white knuckle drive to Grand Rapids early this morning....always seems to snow the night before we leave!...Daves B/Pressure was unusually high... due to the tense drive I'm sure.
We met with our Oncologist after a blood draw to discuss any side effects Dave may be having. almost felt quilty!
Dr. Amy was extatic that he did so well and his w/blood count was good this morning so she okayed round 2 of the Chemo which Dave seemed to tolerate well.
Son Brian came with Granson Owen ....Grandchildren are good at helping the time to pass quickly. We had a nice visit while Dave relaxed and recieved all the Chemos...
We had a little glitch with the fanny pack on the ride home .
The chemo pack kept beeping and for the life of me I couldn't get it to we went back and let the professionals fix it...(while I watched ...just in case it happens again!).
The ride home was much better then the morning trip.
This evening Dave is busy around the effects except tingeling in his fingertips and lips when he drinks something cold.
Wednesday we go back to get unhooked.
We are both happy we had the port inserted into Daves chest as already it has proved to be a great convenience.
We are continually thankful for your prayers as we are sure that is why Dave is doing so well...
He is taking this time to Read, read, read....stacks of I blog , he even reads to me.
It's like having Audio tapes...only with a sexy voice..


  1. Thank you for the update, Kathy. Our prayers continue.

    The photos are beautiful!

  2. Bless you both. You are both in my prayers!
    I love Victoria magazine too! Mine came last week and I have looked and drooled :)
    Blessings & Hugs,

  3. Kathy I'm so glad you did an update on Dave...Girl I also know the worry you are going through right now benn there done that...Give him a BIG ole Cyber hug from me...
    Now look there they have the pillows that you make already in Victoria I just got mine in the mail today so know what I'm be reading later ha ha!! Hugs and smiles to you Dear friend...Gl♥ria

  4. LOVE the pillows! So happy everything went well with your honey's chemo, and he's feeling good! What a blessing!

  5. I bought that issue of Victoria this weekend. Haven't had time to look at it yet, but look forward to it. Glad Dave's doing well. I'm praying.

  6. You two are such troopers....Is he reading Victoria to you?
    I remember watching 30 something 100 yrs ago..and one of the men was washing his girlfriends hair in the sink and I thought it was the most romantic thing:)

    Reading Victoria would be close..:)

    I just told my friend that many women say French men are the most romantic..through blogging I have discovered that this quality cannot be attributed to French men only:)

    I hope all the good prayers and thoughts keep nourishing you both..
    You are commendable..

    And look at those pillows:)

    I was just talking to Deana about Victoria :)

    Thank you for this post~

    have a good night~

    And yes..grandchildren.. haze the worries with smiles and joy.

  7. Glad your husband got along well with his treatments. Praying for him. Love & blessings from NC!

  8. You are such a sweet wife, loving and so thoughtful. You must be the light of his life. I'm glad things are going okay. That Victoria cover is beautiful. I may just have to pick that one up when I get groceries!

  9. I am so happy to hear everything is going well with the chemo! REminds me of the same symptoms my sister had with her treatments and trying not to drink cold or touch cold in the fridge. I love the pillow covers in Victoria! It is uplifting to see such inspirational decorating isn't it!~Patti

  10. Wonderful news! Thanks for the update Kathy -- we're here cheering you both on and praying like crazy!

  11. Kathy so glad things are going so well. You both continue to be in my prayers!

  12. Kathy I am so glad that Dave is tolerating the treatments so well. I will be praying for you both.
    Isn't that issue of Victoria lovely. So many pretty things. I nees to go over it again.
    I laughed about the sexy voice thing. Lucky you!

  13. So glad your hubby is doing so well. I start another new chemo on March 15th,...I have lost track of how many this is...but, I am still here and mostly! enjoying life!!
    I need to find that Victoria looks wonderful!

  14. Hi Kathy,
    I love to read your blog---it's like visiting your home---just beautiful! So much to see and admire. Thank you for the update on Dave. So glad you had a good report, and things are going well. You know we love you guys, and we've been praying earnestly since we first heard his shocking news. We love you guys.....XOXO Char

  15. Kathy, it is good to hear an encouraging report. My prayers are with you both.

  16. Hey Kathy...
    good to hear from you...
    the photos are gorgeous...
    the news about Dave is so good.
    take it easy,

  17. Glad your husbands treatments seem to be going well.
    I love Victoria magazine too. Love the look of that pavlova on the front.

  18. Hi Kathy

    I received the new Victoria the other day, but haven't looked at it yet. I kind of skipped those pictures so as to not ruin it when I finally get to it. Other than that, I am happy to hear Dave is handling the chemo so well. I'll keep both of you in my prayers.

    Love and hugs,

  19. Hello

    Thank you for visiting my blog and follow!! great !!

    What a beautiful magazine i don't know it can by it here in holland is it a english or american magazine??

    Can you tell me or the card in your early blog is to by anywhere??

    And i hope your husband do it well !! i pray for you both !!

    Greetz Ria

  20. Kathy ~ Take care and continue to nurture yourself with little things like the Victoria Magazine (I was so excited to see it come back in publication). I am sure your husband loves you by his side and him reading to you is awesome! Have a wonderful day. deb

  21. Glad to hear that Dave is doing well!!! Wonderful news :)

    I haven't picked up the new Victoria magazine yet - thank you for letting me peek at yours!

  22. I just caught up on all your posts...some beautiful stuff going on around your place...including the precious way the Lord is holding your husband in the palm of His hand!

  23. Dear Kathy, thank goodness the chemo is going well for Dave with few side effects. Good news! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  24. I'm so glad your husband's chemo treatments are going well. Seems like they aren't as bad as they used to be, thank heavens!

    I am going to look for Victoria and the new Romantic Homes today. My hubby is out of town so I have a little time. :)

  25. Thanks for the update, Kathy! I'm so pleased to hear he is doing well with the chemo. I'm sorry those drives always happen when there's a snowstorm. But, as you say, spring can't be too far away!
    Used to take Victoria; I really should start again...I always loved it!
    Big Hug!

  26. Hi Kathy, What a joy it is for me to read your posts! You and your husband are such lovely folks. Victoria magazine has been a place of refuge, inspiration and style in my life for many years and I was also happy when the magazine came back again. It was almost like losing a good friend there for awhile.
    Hugss and have a blessed day you and your family.

  27. glad to hear it's going well...

    and I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who has truly enjoyed this issue of inspired me to paint...and I posted about that's a moving magazine...

    take it one day at a time...!


  28. Oh Kathy, I'm so happy that things are still going so well.

    I'm just making my rounds and visiting my favorite blogs.

    Also... I'm just letting all my followers (and you are one) know about my giveaway... nothing to do to enter.

    You are already entered!

    Just my way to say thanks!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  29. Kathy,
    I was not aware of your husband's cancer until tonight...My prayers are certainly with you both...Cancer is no stranger to our family and I know prayer works...

    Blessings to you both...Betty @ Country Charm

  30. Hi Kathy,
    How are you??? Don't you just love decorating magazines, they are such fun and inspiration to me. Just love them!!
    So glad to hear Dave is doing so well. You are so right, I am sure it is all the prayers. That is so awesome. So nice your son and grandson could be there to be so supportive as well. That is such a blessing.
    Drop by tomorrow, cause I am announcing a new
    magazine I discovered yesterday by accident.
    I think it must be new on the market cause I have never seen it before.
    Well hon you have a great day.
    Blessings, Nellie

  31. Hi Kathy,
    Please put my name in the hat! I will pray for your husband to stay strong and get well. I am so sorry you both are having to go through this. I know all about cancer and how it can effect us all.
    Big, big hugs and a warm smile,

  32. One day at a time. You can do it! Love and hugs.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.