Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Greetings !
I know this is not a traditional way of sending Holiday Greetings, and I am sorry I didn't get Christmas Cards out this year...
But I wanted you all to know that we, the Sears, are truly blessed this year.

As most of you know, Randy was diagnosed in April with stage 4 throat (tonsil) cancer. His doctors said if he didn't have extensive treatments, he would not be with us this Christmas. Boy, did we have a grueling 8 months! Treatment devastated him (and me too!). To be honest, there were many times that we didn't know if the treatments were killing the cancer or him! The details, I just won't go into....
But the truly good news is that last Thursday was his final 'scan' - and Randy is right now cancer-free. Yippee !! The doc's say he had only a 20% chance of this happening, the old U.S. Marine Corps Drill Sergeant beat the odds!! He isn't on meds or anything now. He's returned to work, is regaining his strength and weight and is looking forward to a great umpiring season in 2010. He's anxious to again play robustly with grandson Tyler (3 years in April) and to get to know beautiful baby Katelyn (who was only a few months old when he was diagnosed).

Randy does need to be seen every 3 months and the docs say he is "a high risk for re-occurrence" patient - but for now, and as we look forward - we are a bunch of 'happy campers' !!!

So, may your Holiday Season be bright and we all look to a healthy, wonderful New Year.
Love to you all !!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I've been blogged !!

I am flying high !! Check out the absolutely beautiful pictures at http://mimicharmante.blogspot.com/ - what a very talented lady ! I was tickled PINK (the Funky Junk Sisters Show colors) to have her photograph my booth. In reality, this is the 1st time I've been published, I'm a newbie ya know.... well, that's not true...Dear Sweet Deb at http://retreatdesign.blogspot.com/ took a great photo of my obnoxiously (is that a word?) ORANGE feather wreath at Sandpoint last month. It was happily posted on Sandpoints blog.

Any-who, I am now sooo motivated to get some pics up on my blog. But I will have to charge camera batteries first! And am needing lots of time to get ready for :

Excuses, excuses, and even procrastination !!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

OK, now, for real!!

I really blew it this time!! Just pretend it hasn't been MONTHS since I posted. I really will get this up and running..... But seriously, Randy, my husband of over 30 years, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer about the time I opened my blog...and honestly, I couldn't deal with it for months.
The good news is that after many, many chemos and 7 weeks of daily radiation, he is truly on the mend. Docs are optimistic, we're elated!! Final CT and Pet Scans are scheduled for mid-December........so, keep us in your prayers.
I have gotten back on the "show circuit", did a few great shows between his treatments. Just finished Sand Point last weekend, what a great bunch of vendors and customers!!! Am doing a Craft Show in Issaquah now and getting ready for the BIG SHOO, The Funky Junk Sisters in Puyallup in 2 weeks.
Several other great shows coming up, I PROMISE I'll update you on them all! Soon!!
And add pics, and get my listings up on Etsy, and, and, and......

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Greetings !!!

here I am,
finally arriving at my own special spot!
I am excited to meet you, share with you and create with you. I vow to keep this blog updated regularly!! Hard to do for a procrastinator like me, but I love this media and am determined to do it right!
As I go thru the learning cuve of setting this up, bear with me, it will be worth checking in again and again.