Today is the last dose of my one year of IV Herceptin: HOORAY!

 “Only in  America…
 do  drugstores make the sick
walk all  the way to the back of the store to  get their prescriptions while healthy  people can buy cigarettes at the  front.
  Only in  America…
 do people  order double
cheeseburgers,  large fries, and a Diet Coke.
  Only  in America…
 do  banks leave vault doors
open and  then chain the pens to the  counters.
  Only in  America…do we leave cars worth thousands  of dollars in the driveway and put our  useless junk in the garage.

Only  in America…
 do  we buy hot dogs in
packages  of ten and buns in packages of  eight.

Only  in America…
 do  they have drive-up ATM  machines with Braille lettering.


Why  the sun lightens our hair,
but  darkens our  skin?

Why  can’t women  put  on mascara
with their  mouth closed?

Why  don’t you ever see the  headline
‘Psychic  Wins Lottery’?


Why  is ‘abbreviated’ such a long  word?

Why  is it that doctors call what they do  ‘practice’?

Why  is lemon juice made with artificial  flavor,
and  dishwashing liquid made with real  lemons?

Why  is the man who invests all your  money
called a  broker?

Why  is the time of day with the slowest  traffic
called  rush hour?

Why  isn’t there mouse-flavored cat  food?

Why  didn’t Noah swat those two  mosquitoes?

You know that indestructible  black box that is used
on  airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole  plane
out of  that stuff?!

Why  don’t sheep shrink when it  rains?

Why  are they called apartments when  they
are all  stuck together?

If  con is the opposite of pro, is  Congress
the  opposite of progress?

If  flying is so safe,why do  they call the airport  the terminal?”


“God gave you a gift of 86, 400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say ‘Thank you’”? (William Ward )Lord, every single gift comes from You…“Lift my gaze to see life from Your perspective. Help me to understand-and treasure-every good thing You send…”(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts


 882. Here I sit hooked up to my FINAL , “every 21 days for a year IV Herceptin”.  Woooohooooo!  This is it!!   Today is my last cancer treatment infusion.  Now I just am on the daily pill of a hormone blocker for 5 years.  My heart is full of praise and thanks to God for holding me close and seeing me through every step of the whole way.  :0)  I am so very happy to be finishing this up!

883. Romans 8:15 in the Message: “This resurrection life we have received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a “what’s next, Papa?” That’s how I want to live my life!

884. Sarah Young’s devotional on June 7th from “Jesus Calling”:  “My presence with you is a promise, independent of your awareness of Me.  Many things can block the awareness, but the major culprit is worry…..Who is in charge of your life?  If it is you, then you have good reason to worry.  But if it is I, then worry is both unnecessary and counterproductive.” 

885.  The Message version of Ps. 31:15 says “Hour by hour I place my days in your hand”. 

 886. This is a short video last October from an event I was blessed to be a part of from the STYLE FOR A CAUSE event held for COMPASSIONATE HANDS AND HEARTS BREAST CANCER OUTREACH.  In it I am the one wearing a pink scarf  and hugging the hairdresser toward the end.  At the time I was bald and lashless and eyebrowless from chemo and fried from radiation.  I praise the Lord I’ve got hair and feeling downright terrific now!

887. CHANGE FOR A DOLLAR. – a  heartwarming video:


“Be open to the possibilities … that these circumstances hold more than what I see right now.

Be open to the possibilities … of God’s promise to grow good things in hard places.

Be open to the possibilities … of discovering new hope.

Be open to the possibilities … one day at a time.

When I look ahead, I have a choice: fear the future or stretch my imagination to embrace God’s possibilities each morning.”

Rejoicing in God’s goodness and lovinglindness,