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Friday, April 3, 2009

Pink Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday !!!! Our Sweet Host Beverly has once again assembled such a wonderful group of sweet ladies for her Pink Saturday's group. :) I hope that you each go and say Hi to her and all of those on her list. Thank you Beverly !!!!

Well, I know I said I was going to finish up and list Easter items last weekend, but I relapsed and spent the week in bed again. Literally, 6 days of it. My legs are getting worse and are on fire most of the time. I am more unsteady on my feet and stumble and fall now quite a bit. I did however see a Neurologist Finally and have many tests scheduled in the next few weeks, MRI on my brain and spine, Brain wave test, sensory tests with needles on my legs and arms. This is now the third Dr. that has mentioned MS , but we wont know for sure until all of the tests are completed. It has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me this week, One day I am fine, and then the next in tears. I lost my Beautiful Stepmother Pam 6 years ago to this disease and kind of know what to expect, although medicines are getting better, people are different in how they manifest the disease and most importantly, I don't even know if I for sure have it yet, so no need to dwell. And..... The Wonderful Grace of Our Lord just shines down His love on me constantly, and it is hard to be sad for long :)

Plus, Oh My word, Easter is almost upon us, My most favorite of all Holidays :) Spring is here and everything is just so beautiful right now, it is hard not to get caught up in the Joy of the Season :) It will be 115 degrees here before long, so I will love and embrace every second of this Beautiful weather :)
Here are a few of my Pink things ( well, with a bit of aqua thrown in , of course ) this week. These will all be in my store by tonight. ( Promise !! :) )

Pink Baby Buggy Faux cookies. :)
Everyday Sugar cookies, also in Pink with Yummy Faux Sugar glitter :)

Easter cookies, with Bunnies and Eggs. :) I truly love my Faux cookies and just LOVE this design of Faux Foods. They are so real looking in person and sparkle like real sugar :) I have hearts, birdhouses, bluebirds and others ready as well. :) Sweet huh ??? :)

I bought these little wooden egg looking containers last year and finally got a few painted. Well, 2 of the 4 that I have :) But that IS progress right ? lol !! :) I added bunnies to both, embellished to match. They just need a few jelly beans and those YUMMY See's white chocolate pastel eggs, or Reeses eggs, Yum!!!! :)



I hadn't painted roses in so long I was worried I would forget how. But I think they look the same as I used to paint. I even had to stop and try and remember how to do it !! lol !! :)

I love this tiny metal basket. It isn't pink, BUT, it has pink roses and a sweet bunny with a Pink nose and ears. And Pink Easter grass :) So this qualifies , right ?


Well, That is my Pinkness for this Saturday. As Ever, I am SO truly Blessed by each one of you that come to visit me, even though I haven't been as faithful a friend to visit in return. I am considering a Bloggy break and shutting down my store for a bit after Easter, as I really need to just focus on all of these tests and the diagnosis that might FINALLY after 2 1/2 years be coming my way. I also would like to re decorate our home. Not anything new, just taking it all down and rehanging, organizing and looking at things in a new way. But I am still kicking that around as I really , truly cherish each of you and my heart swells when I read such lovely comments. I feel so isolated these days, as I cant even drive anymore and each of you are my World, if you know what I mean. I told hubby today that after his two days off, when he goes back to work, I go back to my House arrest :) lol !!! I am joking for the most part when I say that. :) My life did a complete 180 degrees in three years. I was a faux finisher and was up on the very top rung of the ladder to paint, sometimes standing and balancing on one foot, and now, I stand up sometimes, and find myself suddenly at floor level to my Chihuahua's , lol !! :) I am Graceful in ways I never thought I would be, lol !! :)

However, I still absolutely LOVE my life. About 99.9% of it, so change isn't bad, only different :) I think it only hurts, if you expect things to stay the same. The more willing you are to hop on the boat and let it carry you to wherever, the easier Life is. Standing on the shore, you are fair game for Alligators :)

So with that Ultra Wise beyond my years advice, ( Hee , Hee !!! ) I bid you a wonderful Pink Saturday !!!! :)

Hugs,

Rhea

41 comments:

CeramiquesDeCherie said...

Oh my gosh the news that you just sent out. How did your wrap that news up into such a beautiful post? Please do keep up updated in your blog and allow us the opportunity to touch your life in prayer as you have touched us in so many different ways. Please allow us this. Blessings in Christ and praying for good news from you.
Cherie

Glenda said...

wow I love your little eggs and your buckets,great blog thank you for sharing.love from Glenda

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I'm in love with your pink sugarey faux goodies!!! They're gorgeous and I've been wanting some badly!! I have to get over and check out your shop!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
♥ Teresa

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your pink creations are lovely as always! I think of you often and pray for your good health. We will miss you if you take a break but know we are here when you are ready to return. Happy PS
Kelley

Marie said...

please know that i understand just how difficult a time you are having with your symptoms and waiting on a diagnosis. my father was diagnosed with MS 27 years ago. he has been through alot. i'm a nurse, i have taken care of MS patients, so, if this should be what comes of all your testing i understand, you are blessed and the LORD will see you through. your art is amazing keep designing and creating you give back such beauty.
marie

Heather said...

I love your decorations as usual! you have the cutest things. i love those wooden eggs and the metal bucket! very cute. i hope your tests give you some answers and the doctors can help you to start feeling better.

Betty Jo said...

OMGosh! Everything is just beautiful! I would bite those cookies for sure. Happy Pink Saturday. ♥

Smilingsal said...

I know that they are faux, but my mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday. Check out my book giveaways!

Come for Blue Monday.

Dru said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post, I love all your pinks - so pretty and soft and sweet - especially that little bunny in the egg. Sorry you're having health problems and I wish you a good week. Take care and Happy Pink Saturday

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Oh Sweetie I'm so sorry for what you are going through. My prayers are with you and a BIG HUG!
If I ever get out of line with my back porch research let me know. You see, after years of watching various family members and my husband and myself just get treated for symptoms and not the cause, my feathers get a bit ruffled when I hear of someone suffering with their health and the doctors not being able to help them. I know we've spoken before about foods and such but recent findings suspect a link between gluten (celiac disease and MS). The information is new and it may not even apply to you but isn't it worth checking out?
http://jccglutenfree.googlepages.com/zonulin
I'm not trying to sell you anything. I'm just a bit amped up after going to the doctor's with my hubby yesterday and the doc wants him to take high blood pressure meds which can cause a heart attack if you are on diabetes meds which he is. More covering up the symptoms and not attacking the source.
So, Lord, I pray for healing discovery and discernment for my friend Rhea. I pray the doctors find out what is really going on and if she should be consulting more with a nutritionist that those doors would be opened leading her to where you want her to go. I also pray for comfort for her while on this journey and strength and comfort for those who love her.
In Jesus' name, AMEN.

Mimi said...

Pink Saturday is one of those times that I indulge myself and my ♥ of the color pink. Today your blog helped to fill my pink-a-licious desire. Thanks so much!

If you leave for very long, you will be sorely missed :(

someplace in thyme said...

Rhea my sweet, your pictures today are gorgeous and the colors are so beautiful. Soft pinks and blues. You still paint the prettiest roses. Some days are hard, some not so. It is difficult when you aren't sure what you are dealing with. One day at a time my friend, they are all gifts. I look to see what the drs. say. Be well and happy, be safe and loved, you are not alone, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh Rhea,

I am so sorry you haven't been feeling well. Of course I am saying prayers for you sweetie.
I just love all your pink goodies. I was looking for them last weekend, and thought everything had sold out already! lol I have to get some of those pretty bunny cookies to hang on my Easter tree!
Take care and be well. Keep us posted on your diagnosis. (((((Rhea)))))
Debbie from NJ

Katie said...

Hi! Happy Pink Saturday! I rarely make it down two or three of the list anymore! Your items are just lovely as usual and I am hoping the final diagnosis of your health concerns will be fast coming. I'm very sorry for the pain you suffer. Your words of wisdom were helpful to me, a very good way of looking at things that bring us down!

Es said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well.., my thoughts are with you!

I love your pictures though! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday ! X Es X

Anonymous said...

Hi, Miss Rhea - I love all your beautiful Easter things. Easter is my favorite holiday, too. I pray that you get a diagnosis soon so treatment can begin and maybe you will feel better. I am really sorry that you are ill. I pray that The Great Physician will touch your body and relieve your pain.
Blessings, Sarita sboyette@tx.rr.com

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Everything is so lovely!


~ Gabriela ~

Amy said...

what lovely things you have! You are quite a talented painter and artist. I am so sorry for your health issues. It's so hard to understand why we must go through the valleys sometimes, but we must keep our eyes focused upward and trust with a reckless faith that we are being led always by the loving, guiding hands of our Father.

May He grant you healing, peace and grace.

amy@maisonbelle

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Your pinks are just adorable. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Light and Voices said...

I am amazed how cute the blue and pink bunnies. You are a very creative person. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I had legs on fire also. A friend of mine told me to start exercising and to take vitamins and minerals. I actually got better. It has been two years now. I will miss you. If you can don't stop blogging. Perhaps you can still do it.
Joyce

Lisa said...

I love your faux cookies too! The bunnies are just wonderful. Prayers your way for a diagnosis! And then a treatment that will actually help. Change is just change. Not always easy but there is a REASON! Your pictures are lovely. I'd move right in!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs, Lisa

Lib said...

Hi Miss Rhea,
So sorry to hear about your health problems!You are in my prayers ,my friend!
Hope you have a great wk. ahead of you!
Love, Prayers, and Blessins',Lib

Margie said...

I know how hard it is to be sick, and how frustrating it is not to know what is wrong. I pray that you will find out soon just what is wrong so that you and your doctors can take the necessary steps for getting you to feel better. You have such a lovely attitude, and I know that you will be ok, and that you will be able to handle whatever it is, because you have faith in God, and He will see you through this trial.

I hope you are able to continue blogging, as I love your blog so much, it is such a source of beauty, but of course I understand if you are not able to, just know you will be missed!

I love all the beautiful things you shared with us today!

Have a lovely weekend!
Margie :)

CC said...

I loved your Pink Saturday posts, as I always do. You always have the most beautiful things..so soft and delicate. After reading your story, I must tell you what an amazing lady I think you are. And I agree, we walk the path of what life has given us..trusting always in hope and prayer. My prayers are with you.. Happy Pink Saturday..and have a lovely and most blessed week.

TattingChic said...

Rhea, your Easter goodies are so beautiful! I think you are one of the most talented faux goody artists out there! Just lovely! I really want to get some goodies from you sometime!

Happy Pink Saturday! :)

Claudia said...

Your work is beautiful - I am so impressed. But I'm even more in awe of your grace in dealing with all your challenges. You are in my thoughts as you go through tests in the days ahead. Bless you.

Connie said...

I'm reading this after your email this morning so I had no idea you were being "nose-to-nose" with your babies, chick!

What can I say? You've said it all. I keep on being happy no matter what also because I know what's in store.
"I've read the Book and know the ending" is what I always tell people. It is but a moment in time - these trials.

Right now, I'm frustrated but I'll have to post a blog about it today. So read there is you want to hear about it. I need to blog to get it off my chest.

xoxo to you and hubs and keep strong,
Connie

Lori said...

Rhea, i am so sorry that you are suffering so...i hope your doctor's will have a definitive diagnosis soon, so that you can decide on the best treatment and know what to expect...your pink pretties are so beautiful...i just love those little bunny in the bucket...and your cookies are so pretty as always!!!

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Sweetie!!! Your work is as beautiful as ever!! It's nice that you can focus on the beautiful things in life...you are in my prayer, hope you get an answer soon, then you'll know what to deal with!! Take care my friend!! laurie

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Rhea,
I wish I lived near you. I would be your driver and take you wherever you wanted to go...or just come have tea and watch you paint your beautiful roses and chat. I love your sweet spirit and attitude about life. After crying over your news, I laughed at the thought of alligators on the shore. I'm so glad you are in the boat...with Christ at the helm.

Thank you sweet sister for you lovely post on my blog. You are always so encouraging. ((( ))) Karen

Annette said...

Beautiful creations Rhea! I could not eat those cookies if they were real as they are too beautiful so it is a good thing they are faux! I hope you get answers soon on your health issues, you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

LindaSonia said...

I'm so pleased to have found your blog. Your art is lovely, just lovely. Especially love love love your painted roses!! and congrats on your winning little Easter Basket. I'm so disappointed I missed getting one on etsy, but now I know to keep my eye on you!!;-) All the best to you - healthwise and all - wise. You are a gift. Hugs, LindaSonia

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Such pretty cookies! I wish I had the patience for that! Congrats on winning the blog giveaway over at Birds of a Feather!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Miss Rhea; I am so sorry to hear about your health,,, I will be keeping you in my Prayers. Your Faith in Our Lord is so beautiful and inspiring too me. I love all of your pretty Pink's they are very yummy looking.... Take care and my the Lord keep you safe....

Hugs;
Alaura

Birds of a Feather said...

Hello Rhea ~ Well my little token prize has clearly been granted to the right person! So glad to have brightened your day. A friend and I were just talking about remaining strong and optimistic even when times are not as we would like. You clearly are as beautiful on the inside as you are out.

Be well, and come shop!
xo Heidi

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Rhea, I am praying for you. I know wisdom is key when dealing with tests and decisions. Know that blogging is a creative outlet...but only as you need it and as it fills a need in your heart. One good thing about those of us who read your blog, we will take the time to lift you in prayer and keep you in our hearts. I believe God has given you a beautiful gift of creativity for a purpose. Be strong Rhea, and don't ever give up. I will continue to read your updates and keep you in heartfelt prayer.
Blessings,
Have a lovely Easter.
Debbie

Loretta said...

Your handmade things are so beautiful! I hope the Dr has wisdom to soon figure out what is wrong with your health, so you can be on the mend quickly. Happy pink day!

paperbird said...

your blog and art are so beautiful.
God bless you.

Bertie said...

Oh gosh, Rhea, I'm so sorry for all of your pain and suffering. I've just now begun to blog again after breaking my arm last fall. It seems to take so long to get back in the swing of things.

I love your blog so much and you are a true inspiration to all of us that are not quite "healthy".

Thanks for your wisdom, dear friend.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Diane said...

Rhea, I sure hope you are doing ok this week, I just love all your outstanding creations, I just spotted your new dolls on flickr, what wonderful treasures!
Hugs, Diane

Joyce said...

Oh Rhea...... your creations are truly sooo beautiful! I swear I could stare at them forever! I will miss you if you take a bloggy break~ but will continue to pray for your healing! Happy Easter!