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I'm a passionate God-chaser who is longing to squeeze as much out of this life as was intended. I'm searching for answers and a deeper relationship with Abba, and in the meantime I want to explore my life and myself and other people in every way possible. And it's highly likely that my passion for mixed media art will occasionally be the vehicle I accomplish that with. Stay tuned...

Friday, November 2, 2007

What a week!

Whew, it's been a great week. Let's see..... I received two boxes of Dorcas dolls, one from my blessed friend Elizabeth who started all this, and one from my new friend Monica. They are all so incredible and I can't wait to begin helping them find their true identies. I'll have to take "family fotos" as we go along. And I also got some creative pieces done for a local art center gift gallery - each year they have a tremendous showing for the Christmas holidays and it's a great opportunity to sell some art. So I'm hopeful, but regardless it felt good to create and actually have an end product to view! (pictures will be up next week - I forgot to take any, as usual). And my boss gave me a book she had ordered and wanted to donate for Dorcas' library. It's a delightful little book entitled "Any Day with Hair is a Good Hair Day"!!! Amen to that, sisters! It's full of tips for anyone about to embark on the cancer journey - great tips, some I wish I'd known when I was setting out. What a generous gift.

Then yesterday I had to go to Oklahoma City to have a bone scan done. It was pretty non-eventful as far as the actual procedure goes, but I realized today as I waited for the report to come in that I was a little more anxious about it than I realized. I've had an extreme amount of achiness the past two weeks, which was getting worse rather than better, so my doc's nurses felt like we should check it out. Turns out it's mainly arthritis - but in most all of my joints. They indicated it's chemo-related (and also threw in a jab about getting older.... grrrrrrrrr.... ) but we're all greatly relieved it hasn't spread. And while I was waiting for the radioactive material to work its way through my system and into the bones, I got to have lunch and a lengthy visit with my friend Vickie. I got fed way more than food in that visit, I tell ya!

And God has blessed me with so many visuals this week. I've seen a sunrise to rival any National Geographic photo of the Serengeti.... and had my breath taken away by the view of a cloud laying over fields as I topped a hill on my way to work. The trees are just warming up to their full applause (Isaiah 55:12 "For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.") and the drive to the city was delightful. Does that verse just say it all? Yeah it does.

So I'm looking foward to the weekend. I don't have any big plans and that alone is reason to celebrate. I can sleep in, take my time in devotion tomorrow, and do whatever appears in front of me and seems appealing (keeping in mind that laundry still needs to be done... blechhhhh....). And who knows? I might even play out in my art studio and create something just for fun.... Hope your weekend is wonderful as well.


girl_gone_thread_wild said...

What an awesome start Mo! :) That book sounds great... I hope you have a carefree weekend filled with plenty of art, bits of chocolate, and an endless supply of hugs. Art on, Monica :):):)

Jo Anne Owens said...

Hi Mo!

I am keeping my eye on your Dorcas Project too...and wanted to let you know that you have inspired me to "give back" as well. I am wondering what I can do to help out with Dorcas? I am not a doll form maker and have very little time to actually committ to making a doll...but I would like to help in some way. I do have a link to your blog on my blog, but would like to do more if I can...let me know! Jo Anne

Elizabeth said...

Hey Girlfriend!
Great news about the scan- sorry about the bone pain but thrilled that it is "only" arthritis!!!!
Love that verse from the Bible.
hope tath you had a great weekend and I am thrilled to hear that you have found some time to create!!!
Big Warm Hugs!!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Love the new logo! May I insert it onto my blog to link back to ya here? Happy day to you! xo, Monica :)

Elizabeth said...

I love the logo_ What does it say along the top??????
i want to put it on my blog as well, as soon as you are sure of it!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Hi Sweetness, I've posted a doll/ornie giveaway on my site, please come join in th efun! :) Notice a lil something familiar? Like the title of the doll maybe? Art on, Monica