Thursday, December 1, 2011
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 1:11 AM
Saturday, November 26, 2011
My website for my business should be up and running hopefully this week. I plan on building my business as best i can--for income for us...as well as to leave my children with a business that is making a decent income so they have an inheritance. I will be eternally grateful and at peace if I can do this.
I'm still working about 13-15 hours per week at my full time job. I was approved for SSDI but that does not begin until april 1. they make you wait 6 months. Do you think if anyone in the senate got a terminal disease they would wait for 6 months for a paltry 800 dollars a month. Not only that, they make you wait 2 years for health insurance..here you are dying--and you have to wait 2 years!!!! Thank god for right now--for today I'm ok to work and I have an employer that is willing to accept my limitations and I can keep my health insurance..thank you GOD! What most of you dont know--or those that arent sick--is that is our reality. so when I got sick at the end of sept--my life as i knew it stopped. My full time income is done. What i earn now will go to paying for our health insurance. I'm ok with that...but reality is , bills do not stop because you got cancer. I have obligations to pay each month. so far i've been able to pay them. I have a lease car--thank you god another smart decision i've made--so my payment on this new car is very cheap. I've been able to make that thru my business and pray I continue to do so. My job covers the health insurance. Thats all i have for now other than some small bills which I will be able to pay off. I have to say--for any of you that enjoy candles--soy candles,,100% soy candles--please consider buying from me. I will do my best to make sure even with shipping its worth your financial while to do this. I am trying to support myself with my business and I have no problem asking people to consider buying from me--keep the business in the U.S..and from someone who truly needs the income.
another great thing about buying from me!!! Iguarantee my candles...if you find they dont burn right--I will replace them or your money. I've only had one breakage in my shipping so far and I've shipped as far as France! I now have customers in Los Angeles on their repeat order!!! that says alot to me..I'm so proud.
anyhow, I will be coming here more often to not only keep my cancer journey updated but also keep my business going strong. I pray all of you are doing well out there! I look forward to reconnecting with alot of you...I also look forward to "living" my life--one day at a time--truly and continuing with decorating and making my home or where ever I live--a comfortable beautiful place to spend my days and nights. I fully believe healing and life length is promoted by not only our oncologists, and treatments but by our mental attidtudes, our faith in God, prayers, and an environment that is positive, uplifting, beautiful and peaceful.
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 9:32 AM
Monday, September 26, 2011
I need to journal. I need to do something so I dont lose my mind in crazy thoughts, as well as leave a path mark of my journey I'm about to take. I havent felt well for awhile. I've been expressing how my job was taking a toll on me, my deep deep desire to spend more time with my family, my deep deep never ending desire to grab "life". I want to stay up at night and star gaze, with no worry about having to get up. I want to camp, with no worry of when to come home. I want to have long leisurely lunches with people I care about, without having to "fit it in" and it never gets fit in. I've been restless horribly for about a year and a half now.
Last week Tuesday after working all day, and hurting, I came home, made candles, and hurt so bad I couldnt take it. Drove myself to the hospital, and dealt with such amazingly painful pain....I cant even describe to you. Found out next day--breast cancer. Had my biopsy done on Friday, waiting for the results. Its in my bones. Doctor told me, if I'm lucky 5 years. I heard, God is in control, not me, not you, God. This will go down as God wants it to. While I'm waiting for treatment, I want to journal this journey. It will help me, I'm being selfish.
My pain is being managed fairly well. I'm waiting for treatment and waiting to hear what options I have. Waiting for the Cancer Treatment Center to call us back. While I'm waiting, I'm going to live.
I've been surrounded by family which is good. For when I'm alone, I panic, I cry, I get so incredibly sad. I want to laugh, laughter heals.
I know I'll be back now, because I'm not working. I would like to change this blog title. If anyone can help let me know.. I dont want to begin a new blog. Looking forward to blogging once again.
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 6:18 AM
Monday, September 5, 2011
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Friday, July 15, 2011
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I love this picture because it reminds me of what so many of us love to do after a long hard day...soak our tootsies!
Its been a rough Spring here in Wisconsin--slow to warm. We finally have our garden in and most of the flowers planted. We also have a vacation planned soon, hopefully that will work out...I get scared to talk about it because so many times I've planned things, they didnt work out. Either way, even if we dont go anywhere, I will have 10 glorious days to enjoy home.
My business is still putzing along, i have so much stuff its hilarious. I just continue to learn to make more products, new candle scents and I dont ever get tired of it. I guess it relaxes me from my full time job and life.
I would like to say I'll post more often but it seems that when we say that--we disappear for weeks!
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 6:22 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I'm still working full time and still praying for part time. I have to say though with this icky economy and gas, it is such a blessing to have extra money. It helps me help my kids and also get things for my business that I would not be able to afford. I'm still adding new products very often and loving every minute of it.
We are longing for warm temps here in Wisconsin, they are still eluding us. Its quite frustrating because at this time of year we are craving to be outside.
I hope everyone is doing well and I'll be around to check out your blogs!
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 6:35 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011
We are having another winter storm today, not anywhere close to what we had a couple of weeks ago, but enough of one to keep us housebound. Spring cant come soon enough!
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 3:34 PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Wisconsin is having some early Spring temps right now and its so refreshing. The snow is melting fast and its so nice to only need a sweater again. People are saying dont get excited because it will not last, but at least at this time of year, we know its coming to an end soon.
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 5:50 PM
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 7:10 AM
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This first picture is of this morning after the blizzard. Baldyman snowplowed a path to our sons house and then of course so Genie could get out and walk around and find a place to do her duty.
This picture is what you see when you open our front door. This is before Baldyman shoveled.
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 5:31 AM
Sunday, January 23, 2011
With the 10% gift card you get when you use the Charge I was able to go back and get the middle pillow and the large candle lantern as well as the candles that go with for no extra charge. That was great! I would never pay what they want for that pillow but I loved it, so it was great to get that. That cover is also removable for washing.
The picture above is from Kirklands, something I've had my eyes on for years. The Hand of God I beleive is the name of the painting, from which God touches Adams hand. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that also. I've been redoing my living room-stepping out and getting bold in my old age. I will post the curtains later. If you havent been to Pottery Barn, you have to check it out. While its pricey, if you use that charge you get the 10% card back and of course pay it off quick and the interest wont affect you!
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 8:43 AM
Monday, January 17, 2011
I should get some award of some sort--this is my 3rd post in the last 3 days. I'm amazed. Oh and the picture, is of Genie coming in from a potty break covered in snow.
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 3:19 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The temps here in Wisconsin havent been to bad as of late, high 20's to low 30's which is actually great for us this time of year. Most days all I need is a sweater and a scarf. January is usually a very brutal month for us with many days at 0! I thought maybe we were going to escape that this year--but I just found out next week, the 0 temps are going to arrive which means at night--wind chills of well below 0! NOT FUN!
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 7:58 PM
Friday, January 14, 2011
Well now that the holidays are over, life is slowing down somewhat. There really isnt much to do in the colder months so its a nice time to fluff up your home, relax alittle more, and for me experiment with new products. I'm also beginning to plan our vacation. We would like to park our camper on the ocean somewhere warm, so if anyone has some tips on beautiful places to park your RV ON the ocean send em my way.
Next month we also anticipate the arrival of the twins! My oldest son and his wife will be expecting the twins, and they are girls towards the end of the month. Its a very exciting time. Its strange to me that I had twin girls and now my oldest son is having them. I'm just secretly glad its not me, lol. It was a great experience, but not something I would want to do twice!
I hope your all enjoying this winter time of year and i'm sure most of you just like me are eagerly awaiting Spring!
Todays post by Dawn Marie at 5:05 PM