Instead of posting pictures of Czech Republic and Austria, I have had a different summer adventure. After having a "catch" in the back of my throat I went to see an Ears, Nose and Throat Dr. who saw a growth on my left tonsil. He suggested that I have tonsil surgery and see a radiologist after the surgery. After the surgery I didn't get any response from the Dr. regarding prognosis. The nurse finally called and said I had cancer. My wonderful friend Vanessa found me a great Dr. who is the Vice-Chair of the Ears, Nose and Throat at UC Davis, Dr. Donald. He has performed 2 surgeries on me....and now I'm cancer free and recovering. I have so many family members and friends that have prayed for me and helped to take care of me. But most of all my husband and my children have been my inspiration and my "safe-place". So with great JOY and a NEW found LOVE of LIFE.....I'm glad to tell my story and to have a fun time on this blog. My friend Shelley and I will be painting, sewing and crafting many items for you to see, copy, buy or just enjoy. We will also be posting recipes....because we love to cook too.