Friday, May 8, 2015

HAPPY MAY




The good news is that Dr. B. called today with the biopsy results of the tumor and the margins around what he removed show no remaining cancer cells.  So it looks like he got it all.  Sigh.  Our prayers were answered and all of you helped.  Thank you for that love and support.  Our furry friends are undeniably one of the greatest gifts in life.  :)





We do have a lot planned...The Husband is going on a 5 day camping/hiking trip over Memorial Day weekend with sons Jeff and Kevin and about 8 other guys.  He is SO excited.  I will be a Hiking Widow, I simply don't know what I'll do with this time alone.  No one to cook for or clean up after.  Trying to sleep alone and hearing every moan and creak in this old house.  Anyone want to come and keep me company?

The last weekend of May we will be getting together with my blogger friend Cindy from Applestone Cottage, as well as her husband, in Door County, Wisconsin.  I'll give you more of an idea of what that's about in my next post.  It will be our sixth year getting together.  Now this is a true blogger friendship!

We have a trip to Asheville planned  for July and then son Jeff's wedding in mid August.  Also, my niece, Jaime, is getting married in Louisville in early August so it will be wonderful to go down and see my brother, his wife and family and just enjoy beautiful Kentucky. 

That's all we're doing.  ;-)






Every Mother's Day we go on a three mile Breast Cancer Awareness walk.  Our group honors The Husband's first wife who died from breast cancer when she was just 31 years old.  Her sister puts this together and after the walk, hosts a brunch at her home.  I have to admit, sometimes I don't make the walk, asthma is a battle for me in the spring, the donation comes from the purchase of the T-shirt we all wear, the rest comes from the camaraderie and the love we hold in our hearts for this brave woman that won't be forgotten.  


Off I go.  Again, thank you for your prayers and well wishes for my Milo.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Celebrate yourself, your mother, your mentor...or simply celebrate life!

Jane x

***Love to my beautiful mother in heaven, Marjorie Mary Doll-Carroll***

43 comments:

Linda said...

SO happy to see this post and hear all your good news!!!
Happy Mother's Day, Dear Friend!

Barbara F. said...

So happy to hear about Milo. The flowers are lovely, they bring a nice energy into the home, as well as the scent. Happy Mother's Day, Jane.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So happy to see that Milo is doing well and improving with each passing day . So funny about Layla's reaction to his new accessory. :) Sounds like you have a fabulous summer planned, with lots to do. I cherish having time alone as it doesn't happen often. Plus, you have your furry friends to keep you company, and lots of gardening to do. Sounds like my kinda grocery story! Have a wonderful day. Tammy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am so happy that Milo is doing so well and that they got all the cancer. The two weeks will be up before you know it.
The steak looks wonderful and I could eat that right now at 1:28 am. I can't sleep as I fell asleep in front of the TV and slept for 2 hours.
Soon your garden will be amazing with all your pretty flowers. We received some rain early Friday morning which was much welcomed. I purchase 15 bags of mulch and the gardener put it down on Friday and it looks so good. He really put a lot on hoping to keep the soil moist and not have to water as much.
That is a good idea about putting the herb in a pot in the ground. I love to cook with fresh herbs.
Sounds like you have a wonderful summer coming up. I'm so sorry that you won't be at the Lake House this summer.
Wishing you a most wonderful Mothers Day, dear friend. Your flowers are very pretty.
Hugs to Milo.
Mary

A Quiet Corner said...

Jane, I haven't been around lately but you sure have been and are going to be busy between the healing pooch (thank goodness!) and all the family weddings and getaways! So nice to sit and visit my friends...:)JP

Susie said...

Blondie, That is good news on Milo. You'll find plenty to do while your husband is gone. My Teddy come home tomorrow from a week long fishing trip with his brother's, BIL, Nephew and son. Blessings to you for a beautiful Mother's Day. xoxo,Susie

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, sweet little Milo, thank goodness he's getting better! Jane, loving those roses! Okay, I love going to grocery stores too, WHole Foods and Trader Jo's are my favorite ones!! Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother' Day!
Nancy

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It must be such a relief for you to know that Milo will be OK. You can breathe easier now.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Jane, glad Milo is on the mend, sweet pictures. Busy outside here too, finally nicer weather... Happy Mothers Day,Blessings Francine.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Happy to hear Milo is doing better. Your blog posts are always so full of interesting activities! And that steak looks amazing. :)
Have a Happy Mother's Day.
xo,
Lin

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

So happy to see your precious Milo is doing well. Our pets are so special to us. I sure don't know what I would do without Miss Scooter, she is beyond company for me. Have a super Mother's Day. fondly ~lynne~

Stacey said...

Before I forget let me say this, make plans for the time while your hubby is away hiking. My husband goes off camping and fishing once or twice a year. It's wonderful him. I love it for one day and then I'm lonely.

So glad Milo is on the mend. Bless his little heart and yours too. :)

That steak looks wonderful. You told how to make the salad but can you tell how you do the steak?

Leslie Harris said...

Oh Jane I've been wondering how Milo was doing and I'm so happy to hear the good news. What a relief. I feel our dogs really are like our children especially with our 'real' kids being older now. I'm wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day with your family. I know you'll be surrounded with lots of love and laughter, and you deserve it all.
hugs to you from Huntington Beach,
Leslie

Debra @ The Sacred Eclectic said...

I am glad he's getting better but poor thing having to wear that contraption for two full weeks :(

Oh your dinner looked and sounded delicious! :)

Julie Marie said...

As always, so many beautiful things in your post Jane... but the very best of all is sweet Milo... sorry he has to wear the cone, but I love seeing him up and around, and so very thankful that the surrounding tissue was all clear... love and kisses to him!... and a Happy Mothers Day to you, xoxo... Julie Marie

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

Hope Milo is all well soon, and happy the margins came back clean. When our Bo wore one of those he hated it, he kept looking at us like what the heck is this thing around my neck! I planned on being out in the garden today and it's raining and 53, yesterday hot. Sometimes this weather gets to me! Gosh you have a lot planned for the summer...

Kathleen Grace said...

That is a nasty wound on Milo's leg, I hope it heals quickly and well! Still, I can't help but laugh when I see dogs in cones, they look like such little aliens, poor baby! Milo does have my sympathy even as I find his little conehead amusing. I am adding to the garden too, planning a little tweak here and there and a couple new beds. It sounds like you have a lot to look forward to this summer in spite of missing the lake house :>) Have a great weekend Jane!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Jane,
So much in your post to touch on but all I can think of writing is I am so glad Milo is home and the margins came out clean, Poor adorable boy in his cone. Jane out here in Blog Land there are many fans of Milo, please give him a kiss for me.

Sorry there were/are complications/red tape with the Lakehouse but you know a year speeds by quickly. Sounds like you have lots of fun things planned (Blogger weekend) and family plans, summer will fly by. If I lived closer I'd come stay with you, just think of the fun we could have!
Happy Mothers Day Jane, I too loss my Mom. Mine in June of 2010.
Sending love,
xoxoox,
Vera❤️

Sylvia said...

A big warm hug to you, dear friend, and to sweet little Milo! I am happy to hear he is doing well. And these flowers..., oh, I would love to keep you company on your Hiking Widow weekend! You always radiate positive energy, I can feel it through my computer screen. Wishing you a most wonderful Mother's Day! Thank you for being kind and supportive to me.

Kim said...

So glad your pup is feeling good and the results were good. Your flowers are lovely, too. Red is my favorite...everything! Enjoy the weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

So glad Milo is home and doing well. Great news about the results. I know he is getting plenty of TLC.

Have a great Mother's Day!

Judy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh poor Milo...I hate when our fur babies aren't well but I'm SO HAPPY to hear everything went well and he's on the mend!! Jane that steak dinner looks soooooo good...we love our meat here too! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

laurie said...

I am so relived to hear they got all the cancer, what a scare,, everything will be fine now and you will be able to relax,, two weddings this summer, wow, thats great! You will have some real quiet time with hubby away,, if I was closer I would visit,,or you could come here! I love grocery shopping as well, at least I did when my eyes wee still working ,, now its a little challenging but I still enjoy it,, you flowers are amazing! Nothing like fresh flowers to lift the spirit!

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, the dreaded cone! :) Glad he's adjusted and SO glad for that good news!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Bless poor Milo! I do hope he recovers very soon, it must be so uncomfortable for him. Give him a big cuddle from me. Just think, before you know it you will be sitting at the Lake House again and savouring the beauty even more than you did before. Take care xx

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

So glad your Milo is on the mend. Pretty flowers and that steak plate looks amazing... It's pouring rain here today. My garden needs it though.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Lots of goodness in this post Jane, from Milo on the road to recovery, to all the things you have planned for the summer (you WILL have a good one, in spite of no lake house), to that delicious steak recipe.

Everyone is different, but I get the feeling you're a fairly social person, so when your hubby goes away make sure you have some things planned. They don't all need to involve other people, but having a couple of projects to work on will be good.

JoAnne said...

I always feel so bad for dogs when they have to wear the cone but I'm glad Milo is doing well. So funny about Layla's reaction too. You are such a good cook, Jane - your salad with the steak looks so delicious. I think we should have a big sleepover at your house over Memorial Day weekend! Wouldn't that be fun! And you could make us all some flat iron steak! Happy Mother's Day!

podso said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jane,
Happy Mother's Day. Glad to read Milo is doing so much better. He is probably so happy to be home with all of you. Glad all the cancer is gone what a wonderful relief.
Have a great day. Enjoy.
Kris

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Jane I am so glad to hear that Milo is now on the mend and you have him home to take care of.....how funny to read about Layla's reaction to the cone he has to wear! Your post was so enjoyable to catch up with...lovely flowers and food photos too. I hope Milo is soon better, and wish you a very Happy Mother's Day.
Helen xox176

Bluebird49 said...

Poor dear Conehead! I had to laugh at what Layla must have thought when she saw it while skidding to a stop! I'm glad the docs think he's going to be fine!

A 5 day wknd. alone? Honey, I'd take it in a heartbeat--and creaks be darned! No cooking...much reading..the remote to myself....quiet sleep...quiet house! mmmm! Run a fan in your bedroom at night! No creaks shall be heard!

Is flat iron steak like flank steak? Ed wants a bone-in rib eye or Porterhouse--medium rare. (No "fancy stuff" on it! His words, by the way!) Your dish is yummy sounding and looking---as usual. I think I'd love shopping at your grocery with you! A bar?? Okay! :)

The Husband did good with the roses, didn't he! Youall are going to have a very busy fun summer! Getting away is good! ( I guess. How would I know? ;) )

xxx Trudy

KATHY said...

Poor little guy!! I hope he gets the cone off soon. Your roses are beautiful. Happy mother's day!!

Kathy

June said...

Poor little Milo :( I'm glad the vet got all the tumor and that he is back to himself soon.
Those steaks look so good it makes me want to get some NOW and grill. Thanks Jane for this temptation :)
I love the pretty flowers and love that your husband brought you roses.
I hope your day is going wonderful my dear.
hugs from me...

Pondside said...

Poor wee Milo - I do hope he's feeling a whole lot better by now!
I like reading about your trips to meet your blogging friend. I look forward to reading about your visit to Door County - it has always intrigued me since I read a book set there.

thotlady said...

I am so happy Milo is home and on the mend.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

So glad Milo is on the mend! That's funny how his sister didn't know what to think at first. :) Gosh, that steak looks GOOD!!! I love carnations too and you can't beat how long they last. I'm so sorry you can't use the lake house this summer. That's such a bummer, but at least you know it'll be waiting for you next year. :)

Terri Steffes said...

Just went through a similar process with Truman. He had bladder stones, a long incision on his belly and the cone for two solid weeks. He hated it but was a trooper about it. I love the flowers. I am so jealous that you and Cindy have been meeting up with each other. She probably doesn't remember me, but I am a big admirer of her blog. I used to be Lakewood Manor, but when we moved, it didn't make much sense to keep the name. Summer is going to be fun and jam packed for us but we love that! Hope you find a way to spend all that lovely lonely time!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

It was good to see Milo out and about in the yard (even if he does have to wear a cone). I am glad he is doing so well.

Theresa said...

Bless his little heart! I know that Milo will be happy to get rid of that cone! YEAH for getting rid of the cancer! You are the best Mom to Milo:) It is sad that you will miss the Lake this Summer but it will be all fresh and new next year! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Traci said...

WOW! 31 is so young! Breast cancer scares me to death. I've lost my aunt & grandmother to it & my aunt was in her early 40's. I've had a few scares but thankfully all is ok. I religiously get my checkups. I'm so happy that Milo is home. I know how relieved you must be. I feel so bad for him in that cone but happy to hear they got all of the cancer. Have a great day!

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm so excited that Milo is doing well! You're experiencing what I do daily as I walk my boy. He has a pattern he likes to follow and check all the pee mail that's happened since the last visit. He's gotten stubborn as he's aged and sometimes we "disagree" on where we're going to go. :)

Love all your flowers! I think it's so wonderful to have them in your home. I love the ambiance and the fragrance!

xo
Pat

Elaine Foley said...

Glad to hear Milo is on the mend. You are such a good nurse to him.

Sounds like you will keep busy without your lake house. I hope you still have a fun Summer.