Thursday, October 24, 2013

Life is Never Dull

Coffee of the Day - Oatmeal Cookie Crumble

so much can change in 24 hours..... top off your coffee 'cause this is quite the post.

to start, it is snowing. you know I love the snow, so I would never complain about it. but this isn't just regular, 'oh isn't that beautiful' snow. this is heavy, wet, dangerous snow. there really is a difference. trees and branches have been breaking & falling since the night in our little town. we have them down around our house. not just little twig branches, but 6 to 9 foot branches. poor Mocha and I were almost taken out by one as it was falling a little while ago. in the almost 14 years we have lived in this house, we've never lost this many branches. the next town over has no snow at all. it's called 'Lake Effect Snow', so we get lots most winters. but not always like this.

still no heat in the house, so it's on the chilly side. then my coffee maker broke this morning. thankfully I have a french press, so I didn't have to go without. THAT would have been a really bad scene, folks.

letter arrived from hospital yesterday. "the results of your exam show an area that is probably benign, however we would like to have you return for a follow-up study....."  it was dated the 22nd. we were floored. this does not match the news I was given on Friday. so .....

life is still good. God still sits on His throne. He was in charge at the beginning of this journey, and He will be in charge at the end. of that I have no doubt.... it's raining branches, but there are showers of blessings every day. :)


Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh hope that letter is just a mistake :( Sending prayers and hugs your way. Glad that we haven't started getting the snow yet!!!

Sandra said...

I'll keep you all in my prayers Jennifer, I can't understand how they can give you such very good news on friday and later this message.
This must be very hard.
Keep faith girl!!

Dorte said...

Hugs to you, Jen,
Dorte xxx

Karen said...

Oh no hun!!!
I will keep you all in my prayers sweetie until you know for sure..

Love n hugs - keep that strong chin up chuck!


Joan B said...

Probably benign is benign in my book. I truly think if it were anything else it would not be in something mailed to you. that is my honest belief. so, stay inside away from falling branches and have a cuppa and breathe. please!!

Penny said...

And I second what Joan Bardee said! Couldn't have said it better myself! :^)
Megahugs, Penny

Anita said...

Praying that letter is a mistake and you didn't get hit. It is still warm here. We could use some rain but no snow. Hugs!

Gerry said...

Ditto what Joan said. Sending tons of blessings. God will hold you close. Prayers coming your way.

vdoyle8 said...

And they sent this message in a LETTER?? YIKES! My husband was diagnosed with a very rare cancer last summer. Our life is forever changed, as was your family's. I will be remembering you in my prayers. I'm going with - probably benign is as good as totally benign!

Stef H said...

how's that saying go... GOD does not give you more than HE knows you can handle. you are the strongest person i know and you get tons of prayers... which is what makes you strong. this TOO, you shall pull thru.

you can always come to my house!

hugs :)

Renee B. said...

Wow, talk about a roller coaster of emotions! Your attitude is such an inspiration...keep strong!
Glad you avoided being bonked on the head by tree branches. We get a lot of "lake effect" snow here too & it wreaks havoc with the power lines & trees & off course the roads. Be safe!
Hugs, Renee

Rhonda Miller said...

I'm still keeping you in my prayers. I hope it's nothing to worry too much about. Sorry to hear about all your branches, luckily nobody was hurt.

*Vicki* said...

Nothing to say, but I'm "listening" and just sending a BIG HUG your way. :)

Nancy said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and for letting me know about this. Somehow I missed this post. I am praying and look forward to hearing GOOD news soon!
Your card is beautiful! :o)