Sunday, March 14, 2010


More than a week has passed since I wrote - the days are just flying past - I know people say that's what happens when we age but this is ridiculous! LOL

An update on BIL's health. His surgery last Thursday went well. The whole tumour was removed and now he is amazing the medical staff with his progress and recovery. The biopsy result won't be in for another few days but we are still praying that it will have been found to be benign. I'm sure his speedy recovery and progress are a direct result of him being uplifted to the Great Physician in prayer - plus the fact that his very new wife is paying him so much attention that he cannot help but want to get well and home. Haven't heard yet when that might be - maybe the doctors are waiting for the results of the biopsy. We still leave him in the Lord's hands.

Granddaughter E18 had her party on Saturday night. It was themed 'a character from a movie' so most of the younger set who attended dressed accordingly and there were some very good ones including 'Queen of Hearts' 'Zorro' (and his wife in typical Spanish getup including the rose between the teeth) Captain of a pirate ship, Cleopatra, Moe and Homer Simpson (Homer's large belly being attributed to a near due pregnancy) and Wonder Woman. Many others - Cruella de vil from 101 Dalmations made a grand entrance with her Indiana Jones husband - all were excellent. Small 'oscar' trophies were given for Best Couple, Best Female, Best Male and Most Outrageous. E18 had a ball and all in all it was a great night for her. DH and I were the first to leave at around 10pm - having had a heavy dose of allergy (hayfever) since the afternoon, by then the noise, laser lights and 'smoke' were adding to my very stuffy head.

I was very happy visiting the new doctor last week. She was thorough and pleasant to talk to. Blood work results need watching and I'll have another lot done in 3 months. Meanwhile a jab in each arm to fight against this coming winter's flu bugs plus pneumonia should set me straight as the season approaches, despite two fairly painful and swollen upper arms! All is good, the swelling has almost gone.

Runner beans are doing really well with heaps of pretty purple/mauve flowers but I'm not sure if there will be enough heat in the sun now that autumn has arrived to bring the bees for pollination. Even if that happens, I fear we will miss most of the fruit as we plan to be away soon. Oh well the neighbour will harvest them I'm sure. The few lettuce I planted out have all matured at once as I thought they probably would but there's only 4 left so they won't take long to consume.
Have a good week friend - blessings!
Granddaughter E18

18 Candles

Moe and Homer Simpson


Barbara said...

I love the pics from the party..sounds like it was great fun! I am so glad to see you posting somewhat regular again..I missed you in your absence. Thanks for the encouragement on my blog.

Amy said...

cool photos! Glad your BIL is on the mend :-)

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am pleased that your BIL surgery went well, and that he doing well post-op. Looks like your Granddaughter had a wonderful party.

Judy said...

Hi! Thought I would drop in to see if you are still blogging. I was away from it for awhile, & am now back. I loved your pics - Homer & Moe made me smile. :-) Seems to funny that you mentioned fall coming, & we are in Spring. Sending you big hugs!

Judy said...

Hi Beverley! I got your tag at my blog (thank you for visiting) wanted the sigtag for this week, but I cannot find your email. Could you please email me from my blog & let me know? Also - what name do you want on it? Sending you big hugs!

Elizabethd said...

How nice that you visited me in France. I read your blog nostalgically as I have a son and family living in Sydney, and its a long time since we were there.