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Monday, May 6, 2013

I Survived!

Good morning, er, afternoon my friends!

I had my nuclear cardiac stress test thingy this morning. I arrived at 7:30 and they finished with me around 11:15 or so. It was grueling and my BP went up a bit but I survived to tell the story! I'm told the results should be in around a week or so from now. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers. I appreciate them very much.

And now to more fun things than medical "junk". Hubby built a set of steps for the trailer on Friday night and we took them to the camper on Saturday. Then he built another set for the other door Saturday night and we took them out after church yesterday. Don't they look nice? They are so much nicer and more sturdy than the flimsy metal ones that you fold down from the trailer. He does spoil me terribly doesn't he? I am so grateful that God blessed me with him for a husband. Anyway, he made them wide enough so that I can put a potted flower on each step if I want to. It's too early to plant yet, but maybe in a couple of weeks. The unwritten rule here is, no outside planting until after Mother's Day. Please ignore the stuff under the trailer. A lot of it belongs to friends who don't leave their motor home here in the winter so they stored their wood and other "stuff" under our trailer. They should be bringing their motor home out in the next week or so and it will all leave our "house".

There was a young person stand up paddling on the lake on Saturday. Although the temperature was in the high 70's, I don't think the lake is all that warm yet so I was really glad he didn't fall in! The picture of a bird is a Loon. The lake that we camp at is named Loon Lake. You usually only see the Loons on the lake early in the morning once the boating season begins. They don't like it when the water is all stirred up.
There are also a few pictures of our drive out to the lake and hubby at the wheel of his new 4x4 pickup. He's really enjoying his truck. He doesn't like to get things for himself and he was feeling disloyal to his Expedition that we sold, so he was not enjoying it as he should have. This weekend he finally admitted to me just how much he likes his new truck. It sure came in handy for hauling the stairs out to the camper too. Isn't the drive pretty? It's mountains all the way from our house. I enjoy the drive almost as much as the lake! :-)

I spent some time yesterday finishing up a dishcloth while in my reclining chair overlooking the lake. These two pictures above are looking straight up at the trees above the camper. I love the blue of the sky against the greeen of the trees. Not a cloud could be seen anywhere yesterday or today. Beautiful.

These dishcloths have been my projects for the past week or so since I finished the doily. I'm trying to stock up on dishcloths again. I sent a batch off to Pine Rdige a few weeks ago and my finished project closet is very low right now. I've also got 3 sweater, hat, and booties sets, one pair baby socks, two sweaters and two blankets ready to be sent off to an online charity group I'm in. Keeps me busy-but out of trouble. I'm not sure of my next project. I have a Pimpleisse Shawl on the needles. It's been on the needles for a couple of months now, but I'm not feeling a lot of inspiration toward anything in particular right now. I did begin the first of my two monthly dishcloths this morning while at the hospital. Then I'll probably concentrate on some baby hats for the hospital for awhile. I must admit, I get bored with them after four or five hats and want to make something else!

Now, I need to get the laundry out of the dryer and start another load. I'm behind in my normal Monday chores because of that pesky appointment.

Have a lovely day wherever you are and know that I'm thinking of each of you and thanking God for your friendship.




  1. So glad your test is over...will keep you in my prayers. :)

    The steps look very nice. Love the idea of putting flower pots on them, too.

    The lake pictures are very pretty.

    Love those dishcloths. :)

    Looking forward to seeing your shawl update.

    Sending hus and blessings dear friend.

  2. So glad you are done!!! Hoping the reports come back good.
    The photos of the drive, and the lake are just beautiful. I do so love a lake! Love the dishcloth pattern you are using! So pretty!
    Love the steps to the camper too. How often do you get to go spend time there?
    xo Kris

  3. I am sure that your test results will be good.. you're an angel on earth, so that should count. Hubby is a master carpenter if those steps are an example of his work.. wish I had some like that for ours. I've never seen dishcloths like that.. magnifique! We're off to take all our kids and grands to dinner to celebrate both our son's birthdays. Have you ever been to the Old Country Kitchen near Mall 205? Steak night! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Yea! It's always great when medical tests are over and done with:)
    LOVE the lake and those mountains!Such a beautiful place to spend time at. LOVE your dishcloths too.

  5. Glad to hear you survived that "pesky" appointment! Hope all results are well!

  6. My dear friend Betsy I missed a coule of your posts. Sometimes when I blog read something's scape my attention bcz it's late and I'm too tired or for some reason it doesn't show on my updated list...when it does I already missed a post or two.. What is that about a heart test? I am sure it will all be ok and you will find out that the only problem is that you have " a heart of gold"-). Lots of love and please le us know the results k?

  7. Oops forgot to say....loooove the dishcloths...great pattern :)

  8. Betsy, I am celebrating your survival...and your flourishing, I might add :-) Your creativity and energy and productivity and appreciation for life in Christ inspire and delight me.
    I especially like loons, so hope you will get lots of pictures of any of the loons on your lake have spots on their backs?
    Dennis did a great job on the steps!
    See you soon!

  9. Betsy, so glad your test is over, good results are coming your way i can just feel it. Love your new steps, a handy husband is such a fine thing, mine is wonderful but handy he is not.
    Hugs to you and enjoy the beauty around you,

  10. Such pretty pictures. It looks so restful there. Love the dishcloths too. I have not made any for a very long time.
    I did knit a cute little hat from some yarn scraps today. It is blocking right now. Maybe I will post some pictures later :)
    So happy the test went well and will be praying for great results.

  11. Such pretty pictures. It looks so restful there. Love the dishcloths too. I have not made any for a very long time.
    I did knit a cute little hat from some yarn scraps today. It is blocking right now. Maybe I will post some pictures later :)
    So happy the test went well and will be praying for great results.

  12. Glad you made it through the tests and I hope you get great results.

    I love the dishclothes :) xx

  13. Hello Betsy,

    I have just discovered your lovely blog and all your very pretty crochet and knitted creations... What a lovely place you live.. Have fun at the lake this Summer... How far do you have to drive to get to it from your home.. I absolutely loved seeing that Yarn shop.. WOW heaps of wonderful yarns.. Thanks for sharing photos of it.. I hope your stress test comes back good and that you will be very good for a very long time. I am your newest follower. Hugs Judy

  14. Being married to a "handy" man does have it's perks. I haven't had to worry about car maintenance or issues for the last 22 years. It appears we've both been blessed :)

  15. Nice wooden steps, lovely view and great washcloths. A co-workers husband just had to have a nuclear stress test but they told him the dye wasn't prepared properly and he needs to do it again next week so she was none too happy about that. Glad your test went well and hope the results will be good. Best wishes, Tammy

  16. Hi Betsy, hope the tests bring good news, always a worry whilst waiting.
    What fabulous photos. The lake looks very inviting but I can imagine it is indeed still cold.
    You've been very busy again with your crafting, love your dishcloths, makes the chores more fun!
    Glad your hubby is now happy with his truck, I/we keep our cars for years and always feel sad when they go (although they usually end up with a family member). He made a good job of those steps.
    I've not been blog visiting very much recently so I shall be catching up with your other posts later.
    Carol xx