I am very pleased to tell y’all that I am officially cancer free. I had a body scan done and the doctor says that he sees no cancer within me. I am so very happy and so is PapaBear. He took me to all the appointments for the scans and he has been supporting me throughout this whole ordeal. I do not have to go to back for another scan until next year, unless something comes up in the mean time. It is nice to have the support that I needed. Thank you to all of my friends, especially Emily & Elissa. It helped me to know that if I needed to rant that you would be there for me. I also cannot forget to thank my mom. She is over by Waco helping my sister out, but she came over here when I needed her.
I would like to ask you for your continued prayers for my sister Irene, her husband Will and their son Charlie. Will still continues to fight brain cancer. I know God hears our prayers.
For Valentine’s Day, (whoops, writing group agreed that it is not Valentine’s day, but now it shall be deemed Halloween 2.0) my sweet woobie (aka, my hubby) got me one of the Word Cloud Classic Box set. He got me the lavender set. It contained two multiples of books I already own, but these leatherette editions make me happy and I will gladly own more than one of each. The lavender set contains Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Emma by Jane Austen. If you want to look more at the World Cloud Classics, CLICK HERE. In total there are 55 classics that have been released in leatherette binding.
I have become addicted to Jane Eyre and a few other classics. I have been searching for the movies to watch after reading the novels. I have been under the weather a bit, so I have kept myself hidden in the house and curled up in bed watching every different version of Jane Eyre I can find. I am so happy that YouTube has become very helpful in finding the different version. Today alone, I have watch 2 1/2 versions. When I finish the blog post, I will finish the one from the 1940s.
I have become so taken with Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austen. I have always enjoyed reading the classic stories but this time around, I find myself wishing to be in a few of these novels. Oh how I truly wish Austenland was a real place to visit. Or, maybe I could just go abroad and visit Jane Austen’s stomping grounds. CLICK HERE
I would so love to submerse myself into everything Jane Austen. If I was able to invite anyone I choose to have dinner with, Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Can you image the talk? I would love to hear the conversation that would take place.
I cannot forget to tell you that PapaBear broke the Valentine’s Day giraffe count from last year. Last year he bought me 4 and this year, he has gotten me 6 giraffes and 1 GIANT unicorn. I am so spoiled by PapaBear. I hope he thinks that I spoil him as much as he does me. The giraffes have mostly been contained in our bedroom and my writing loft, but now some have moved to the living room and he has not said anything. Hopefully he will continue to not notice them. 🙂
Who would be interested in doing a book club with me? I would like to start with a classic that I would pick and then, whomever wanted to pick the next book we would read. I believe that it could work even if we have members who want to join from far away. We could Skype book club meetings and only meet maybe once or twice a month. I also think that we read one chapter to discuss at the meetings. It will take us longer to finish the books, but I believe it will make it easier for those who work full time and or those who are slower readers. What do you think? We could discuss it on my blog or I can find somewhere to start a message board…
Happy Valentine’s Day and/or Happy Halloween 2.0!!!!!!!!
Thank you for reading!!
I wish you peace, love & happiness.