It is so good to be feeling more like my old self this week, and be able to enjoy my family being here on holiday. We took the kids down to the foreshore in Mandurah. They had a ball on the train.
The train stopped so everyone could enjoy the field of poppies created by the community for the 100 year anniversary of the ANZAC’s. All beautifully handmade poppies, they were amazing.
I finally got into some baking and made the famous condensed milk cookies, Beat 500 grms of butter, with 1 cup of sugar till fluffy, add 1 tin condensed milk, and then 5 cups S/R flour. Roll heaped teaspoons and bake. I poke a dent in the top and add jam to make jam drops, also choc chips to some. This recipe makes about 100 odd biscuits so quite economical.
I have been blown away by friends and families generosity over this journey through Breast Cancer surgery and follow-up Chemo treatment. Even at Christmas our friend Janice sent me home with a huge pile of home made Rocky Road to help feed my hoard. Ben’s Mum made a delicious cake and slice when Sarah and Jarrad were arriving as she knew I wasn’t well. I have been given so many gifts and flowers I feel very spoilt and loved. I showed you all the pack Hayley put together from Sarah and her when I was starting Chemo, and while I was in hospital last week Hayley who has a thriving hand poured Candle business Sweet Esscentials (check it out on Facebook) cancelled her market stall and came to visit me instead. At least she got to spend some sister time with Sarah, and of course they came bearing gifts as usual. Gorgeous orange Roses, new nail polish to paint my nails and cheer me up and of course a takeaway coffee.
Troy and Lesa brought great grand baby Amaya to see me. Scott, Dani and Hannah were all sick so couldn’t come near me. Sarah and Jarrad flew to the Pastors Conference on the Gold Coast, so on Monday Hayley and Beau came to see me and once again brought me a coffee and one of my favourite Country magazines that is three in one. Such a lovely family.
I was feeling so sick, but looking at some lovely home decor, started me looking forward to decorating our new home, which we are hoping to start in July once I have finished with Radiation and Chemo.
I was in bed after getting home on Monday night not even thinking about what take away meal Allan would have to get for dinner, when Hayley came with a delicious meal of Gnocchi and cheesy Italian bread, as well as dessert. What a blessing!
It is awful that when your blood count is low, the little people are the ones that have the most germs so are to be avoided. Well that is not going to happen, seeing grandkids is what cheers Grandmothers up and makes life worth living, so my white blood cells will just need to behave.
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