On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Monday, July 21, 2008

A drawing a day keeps the doctor away

We are still fostering our own puppy while her forever family is on vacation. It was great to have her back in church again and she couldn't have been more perfect. She curled up and fell asleep the moment we arrived and stayed like that until it was time to walk to the communion rail where she always receives a blessing. Then she greeted her public at the coffee hour -- which meant that a lot of kids were bonking her and she just sat there and smiled!

I finally decided who to award for great blogs:

Floating Lemons http://mrana.typepad.com

Amber Ridge Desert http://amberridgedesert.blogspot.com

Little Paper Bird http://littlepaperbird.blogspot.com

Vidhya's Art Blog http://daysart.wordpress.com

The Glass Door Knob http://theglassdoorknob.blogspot.com

Purple Tastes Good http://www.ritawoodburne.blogspot.com

Late B(l)oomer http://sherry-latebloomer.blogspot.com

Here are the rules:

Put the logo on your blog. There's one logo on the right and one on a post below.
Add a link to the person who awarded you.
Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
Add links to those blogs on yours.
Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Participation is entirely voluntary (of course!).

Now I need to rush over to the sites I chose and notify them!


  1. Lovely sketch/painting of your special dog - and a wonderful memory for your time as caretaker.

  2. puppies are soo sweet when curled at our feet arent they?

  3. I LOVE this sketch!! WONDERFUL job :-)

  4. Thank you, all 3 of you. Betty -- I like it too but it's also weird! I like the colors and I like the circular shape, but trust me, in real life this is a very normal looking -- and attractive -- dog! - Barbara

  5. Doesn't she look sweet? You made a great drawing of her. You will enjoy looking back at these pics of her when she goes to her new family. Draw some more!

  6. Thank you so much for the Award! I sure will participate. :-)


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