Thursday, October 27, 2011

Back...on the Road....

Got myself, moving...yesterday... tho... not very organized...{got a very late start... then...got lost in Illinois...and spent an hour, way, out of my way...} Had to pick up an order, for a friend...I had the camera with...but... never took one image... I just thought about that....
It was a gray day...but... so beautiful... The Mississippi... always puts on a lovely show... The leaves, were still holding on, where I crossed...  it was like a painting...
I have much to get done...today... much...
There is a Huge piece...that I bought...a couple of weeks ago...standing...in two pieces...leaning...under the Old Oak...that, seems nobody wants...because of it's size... so...the only place it will fit...is in the house... We'll get it in...and it will be Awesome, for Christmas...then...Beautiful... at Heart of Country, in Nashville, in February...all dressed up...for Spring... I'll get images...when we get it together...
Jan, from { Gracie's Cottage } {you can go to 'who I follow' and also find her!}  took some lovely images, of the Rabbit Hole...on her way to The Collector's Eye Show, Saturday, to set up...... She is such a Kind... Creative Spirit... Wish I could have gotten over there, to visit... I'm sure her booth was Amazing... {She...is Amazing...}
She wrote so many kind words, about the shop...she brought tears, to my eyes...this morning...
I never felt...I got it done... but...guess...I never do...
I will say...she, and the others... who Graced me...with their Presence... are Angels... and...the Rabbit Hole...my Sanctuary... I feel very Blessed...
Love, to you...
Barb C.
{ I visited with Peg, {told her...I HAVE to hear her voice...EVERY DAY....} They are waiting on a call, from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN. She has everything in order...and, when they get the call... they are headed North... I'll be headed up...when I get the word... I keep thinking about our last visit to Rochester... {Gold Rush}...in August...We all had a Blast...Amy...Allyson, Peg and I... {Vikki was there in our thoughts! It was a shorter, version of our craziness, in Nashville...} Oh my... Peg and I worked our tails off...but we had a Great Time... how things....change... in a blink of an eye...{ I am so Thankful...for ALL of Those Crazy...Fun Times....}
For the last three years...I have felt the need to say... "Enjoy...every moment...we don't know how many we have here...on Earth." Today...is all we have... can't work and worry ourselves...every moment...{ I bought the George Strait cd, "Here for a Good Time"...because it touched me...we aren't here, for a long time....and to allow your joy, to be stolen...or work yourself into the ground... without looking up... isn't much of a 'Journey'...{tho..it seems...to just get by...one has to work very...very...hard....maybe...that is why I feel so blessed... to work with what I love, so... after all...I would have never met Peg...and soooo many other Angels... without, being in the Rabbit Hole...}
The results, that came in Tuesday...eve...were better... {Peg was sure, the cancer, had went from her lung, to her brain...they see it in her right lung....a large mass... and  one spot, in her neck...but...NOT... in her brain...{ tho...I never would believe it was...I told her...if...it is...they have treatments, for that, too... and..keep looking UP!!!!}
I have been asked what type of cancer it is.... I truly don't want to repeat any of the findings...{the prior was hopeful} until, all tests are completed at Mayo... My Gut tells me...she is going to make it through this... a 'Journey'...it will be...
None of us know...how many moments we have...So...we have to enjoy...each of them... }
{Again...Thank You...All... from the bottom of my Heart...for the Prayers.... They Work... I also am Praying...for All that are Suffering...Today... }
This....says it alll...
The Illinois Load... Tires rubbing....all the way home... the guys that helped me load, asked, when I'd be coming back for the rest... I said..uh... it's all going home today... they said..."no...way..."  ahhh... Yeah!  I'm not making two trips... with fuel, this high... and...time so precious...right now... we got it all on... they shook their heads... and, couldn't believe it... When they look at the Little Ford... they see...a 'little Ford'... I see a HAULER! and thank God, for Ratchet Straps!
Love, to You...

I picked these...before the hard frost... thinking...I'd make some fried green tomatoes.... not sure...I can do this...now....
Picked up this little old chair, yesterday...it needs John to do some fixin'...but...I simply couldn't leave it behind... a Soulful Little Treasure....
Dolly likes it...

6 comments:

Audrey @ Sweet Cheeks said...

Love...love...LOVE! Sending it ALL your direction and on to Peg! I believe in the power of positive thoughts too...and I'm sending only the very best your way. I told the kids I was running into the shop to get someone to bring home to live with us....when I carried out the doll Dane was grinning EAR-TO-EAR! I asked him what he thought her name should be and he said (with a moment of hesitation, "SALLY!") So Sally she is...the kids took turns holding her when we got home and now she's perched in Harper's room. I hope you know how much of YOU is here in our little corner of the world! Hang in there!

simplyiowa said...

Hey Aud...
Thank You...for the Loving Thoughts...and Prayers...
You and your entire Family...are very Special...to me...
Love You... More than Words can Say...
Barb C.

vikki said...

~♥tried to leave a comment yesterday afternoon, but 'puter was not co*operating...so will see if this goes thru...LoVe dolly & chair...looks perfect to me! after we talked tuesday... a bluebird sat on a stake by our garage bldg project, could see him soo pretty sitting there from our deck & kitchen sliders...another sign, like we talked...we Know He is Here with Us! the hebrews verse is on a glass trivet/hot plate on my kitchen counter... faith is being sure of what you hope for & certain of what you do not see...{a fave of mine!} we can not see the wind, but we believe it! cranked up my music {thank *goodness* for the repeat button on the stereo} ... played the same song, over & over... did not even realize some of the words & just spoke to me alllll afternoon long! did a lil dancin', lotsa cryin', & prayin'... got a couple small projects started but guess i needed that at that time... know that you are in my thoughts & prayers, as is peg of course & all friends who are going thru a difficult time, & even if not... we all need a smile & good word & hugs & love... take care m'dear... when u hear that peg is going to mayo... if u want me to ride along,if i am able, lemme know & will do what i can for yas! there for ya in thoughts & prayers!loveyas with many hugs & blessings, vikki♥~xoxo

simplyiowa said...

Oh Vikki...
"Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet believe..."
As I walk closer to the Lord...{stumble...and fall...get smacked in the forehead...over and over, by Angel's weilding 2x4's} One would think...life would be easier...
Not...so much...and...it has only made my Faith, stronger...
With every blow... there is a little sign... something...to pull me up...off of my knees...
Maybe...a Blue Bird... or... a Rabbit.. living under the porch...at the Rabbit Hole... or...a lone Morning Glory... that has somehow, been sheltered, for one more day, of Smiling...before Winter sets in...
There have already been some huge blessings...concerning Peg....and with Prayer... I Believe...many more, to come...
I have decided to Pray, for not only Peg...and her Family... as well as all those who suffer, today... but, I Pray... For Everyone... We are all, God's Children... and God's Creation...and...we all struggle... This Journey...can be a trying one... I love Isaiah 28:28 "Grain must be ground to make bread"
In my Streams, it also says, "To burn brightly, our lives must first experience the flame"
The Lord never gives us more than we can handle... they say...
Some days...we wonder... but then... We must keep looking up...and Believe...even... when it is so dark...we can not see... still...we must Believe...
Our Heart....always knows... it always knows... the Truth...
Thank You... Little Angel...
and Love...to You...
Barb C.
Who Is an Angel...
There are those who are very special to each of us... maybe not for very long...maybe only in passing. But they make up the most beloved and cherished group we have. These are our nearest angels...
{from "The Angel Book"}
You...are an Angel...Sweet Vikki...

vikki said...

~♥ thank*U & bless you sweet friend...you are an angel, too! you are very special & many of us have a very special place in our hearts ♥ for you...take care & know you are also in many thoughts & prayers of many special friends & people you know m'dear! love with many hugs & blessings to a special angel!♥vikki♥~ xoxo

simplyiowa said...

Thanks...Vikki...
and...yes...I feel very blessed...to have Angels sent my direction... the "God Winks"...as Amy would say...are Amazing...when you take a moment to see them... {she...is another Angel...} I'll be posting some Angel tid bits... and...I think you ...and so many others...will understand, why, I call you all that... it's because...You Are!
Love to You...
Barb C.