Today I want to share with you, as I go into another year of celebrating life. This photo of my Aunt Katherine and I, for whom I was named after, was taken last June. I am the fifth child born to my parents, and they let two of my favorite Aunts name me. Aunt Katherine, married my daddy’s brother. She may not be related by blood, but has always been a very special lady in my life.
I went to visit my Doctor this past Tuesday. I have received the best news, in six years of my illness. I have not been to therapy as my Doctor ordered, for my husband and I have had our grandchildren as our children went back to work. I will not go into all the details, but I have been doing a few things as therapy at home. My Doctor was so excited for I have accomplished more in the last two week by myself, than in the whole six years with professional help. I am to keep on doing my home therapy, for we know what is causing some of my daily muscle spasms, and much more of my complications. If in the next six weeks, I improve more, I will not have to have some of the major surgeries that would make me lose most movement of my left side and arm, and a whole lot more. My tumors are in a holding pattern. It is very hard for me to share all with you, but I am SO HAPPY! After the six week, we will schedule surgery. I will be having four to six surgeries, with time in between, to see if each surgery will improve my complications. My Doctor, will take care of the most pressing issues of my health first. Then if all goes well I will have surgeries to better my life. My Doctor has signed a contract to stay with the hospital for one more year. We hope to have all this done with in this year, for he may retire, to Kentucky. He has tried to get hubby and I to move to Kentucky before. If he retires, does anyone have a place I can come live. lol
Here I going to relax in my parlor with my new book, On a Wing and a Prayer, that I won from Bernideen Tea Time Blog. The print on the wall, I got from a garage sale for $3.00, The lamp(one of two with new lamp shades) and chair was in the attic when we bought our Craftsman’s Bungalow. The chair is one of two and need recovering. The easel a gift from my sister-in-law, Judy, upon it sits my new pink rose print. The little table was bought by my daddy, already old at a garage sale,when I was around ten years old. Shelf from Hobby Lobby and the grey trellis, from Ashland, AL gift shop. I usually, have a wreath hanging on it. But it is getting a new home on another wall.

With my pink rose tea cup, blueberry scones and book is where you shall find me, in a happy day of bliss!
My New Pink Rose Print!
Please remember, I am going to host an annual, Tea Party for my Birthday on April 5Th, just leave me a commentΒ  telling meΒ you want to join me on this day, by giving your own Tea Party.
Also, I am thinking of my Mother on her Birthday today, whom I lost in 1991.
I want to wish Catherine at Catherine de the’ cups,
Happy Birthday !
With all this lovely excitement, I am feeling a little under the weather, so I am doing one post for all the following websites.
Please visit the following websites to see many lovely things.
Click here to visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch, where she is hosting:
Click here to visit Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home, where she is hosting
Show and Tell Friday.

Click here to visit Gollum, at Designs By Gollum, where she is hosting Foodie Friday

Click here to visit Beverly, at How Sweet The Sound, where she is hosting Pink Saturday.

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  1. Oh Katherine, I am so happy with the good news! Keep doing a good job on your home therapy so you won’t have to have surgery. You
    take good care of yourself. Pretty rose picture!…Christine

  2. Katherine,

    I am happy to hear that your doctor has found that you are improving. You must be doing something right! And the best medicine is to sit back in your beautiful room with your tea & scones (yum), read and enjoy your afternoon!

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! πŸ™‚


  3. I love hearing good news about you! Wonderful and uplifting post, thanks for sharing. And your tea cup is gorgeous!
    Cass at That Old House

  4. Hello Katherine…

    This is my very first time to visit your blog…so very nice to meet you!!!

    Ohh my, reading through your post, I see that you’ve been on quite a journey! I’m so very happy for you and your good news!!! I’m sending my very best wishes and prayers for your complete recovery…God bless you!!!

    Well my friend, it looks like you have a lovely place to just sit and relax with a good book and a cup of tea! I love, love, LOVE your new painting of the roses…it’s absolutely exquisite!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  5. Lady Katherine…. You sweetheart…thanks for remembering and mentioning my birthday in your post today! You are too kind! I’ve had a very special few days! Your aunt is so beautiful, I’m sure being named after her is really special. The picture of the two of you is so pretty. I’m happy to hear you got a better report…and am praying that things continue on that path. Your place of serenity in the special place in your home looks so peaceful…and the blueberry scones delightful! πŸ˜‰ I’ll be away for the weekend, but will be back Monday night. Bless you Ms.Katherine! πŸ˜‰ ~CC Catherine

  6. What blessed news for you. I will keep you in my prayers as this next year goes by. God bless.

    P.S. I love, love, love your cozy corner…the book…and all the great stories of where your treasures came from!

  7. Oh Katherine, This post just made me feel so happy inside! I knew you had told me you got good news, but reading all of this news you shared has made me just sit here with a big grin on my face! You are so brave and you have such a wonderful attitude. It is just inspiring to come visit your blog.
    Keep up that good work with your home therapy!
    Oh, and your reading corner looks so lovely. laurie

  8. Good news for you. i am happy for you and hope continued success for you and your health. have A wonderful day! Mishelle

  9. I’m so elated!!! To hear of your accomplishments that you’ve done by yourself without the professional help is just too good for words!!! Way to go Katherine.

    I love the photo of the two of you.

  10. Hi Katherine. I am so glad you are doing better with the therapy. We had a tea party for you last Sunday. Both my kids were here and It was a wonderful day. I will post it on the 5th.

  11. God bless you and your journey. I love good news and am glad to hear you are doing well at home. I read through some previous posts and noticed what a full and rich life you have been leading. Sending you prayers of healing and comfort.

  12. Your braveness, attitude and sweet spirit just shines thru this lovely post, Lady. I am so thankful for you to have this good news to share. You are such a brave young lady and I admire you so much.
    I love your rose painting and the wonderful chair.
    You are an inspiration to all of us…
    xo bj

  13. visiting from Kelli’s show and tell!

    So greatful for your good news and will lift you in prayer this week.

    Your home and treasures are beautiful – so glad I came by.

    You have a good weekend, enjoy a cuppa or two!

  14. Great news regarding your health. You have so much going on yet you still do your blogging. That is so wonderful.

    I would love to participate in your tea party. I’m from Boston so you know about our tea parties! LOL

  15. Susan at Btween Naps on the Porch told me I should chedk out your blog. I am glad I did. I think tea partys are sooo much fun we have them often. I hope all goes well for you and your up coming medical procedures. Thanks for the visit.

  16. Dear Katherine, you are an amazing woman. Tears spilled down my cheeks as I read this. I am so happy that your own therapy has made such a difference, and I will be praying that you will continue to improve and surgery won’t be needed at all. Sign me up for your birthday tea party on April 5th–I will be there with bells on.
    A million hugs,

  17. Thanks so much for the great post today. I just β™₯ traveling from blog to blog…the photos, the crafts, the ideas…too fun!

    Yours was especially fun this week. Thank you!

    See you next week!

  18. I’m glad to hear that your home therapy is working so well for you! I wish the best for you.

    My Mother also passed in 1991 way too young at age 66. In fact she passed on St. Patrick’s Day. She always enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick’s Day but I can’t bear to anymore.

    Teacup Lady (Sandy)

  19. Katherine~ I am so happy to hear your good news!!

    This is such a sweet tribute to your Aunt Katherine and also you mother. Thanks for sharing these special ones with us.

    Love the tea setting! And the beautiful floral print:)

    Linda C

  20. So glad to hear your good news! Keep doing whatever it is you are doing and take care of yourself. I look forward to your tea party!

  21. What wonderful news, Lady Katherine! I know you must be so happy! If I had a place in KY, you certainly could come. I love all of your pink goodies! Hope you had a good weekend…hugs…Debbie

  22. Lady Katherine, I’m happy to hear this news. You had a lovely pink post; I love your old chair! Keep well. Happy pink day!

  23. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and congratulation for your blog. I don’t speak English, it’s impossible to say more without mistake

  24. Hi Katherine…thanks for sharing this wonderful news! I am thrilled to hear things are headed in a good direction and your home therapy is working! πŸ™‚ Your Aunt Katherine looks like a very sweet person…how special to be named after such a dear Aunt. Looking forward to your birthday tea celebration! Big Birthday Hugs! Susan

  25. Happy birthday, Katherine, and what wonderful news you shared today! You are such a sweet lady and you deserve much joy and happiness!

  26. Hi Lady Katherine! What good news! I am planning on celebrating with you on your birthedya. I just realized I missed the deadline…so if you don’t link me, that’s OK. I’ll post anyway! See you Sunday!…Debbie

  27. I came by to wish you a Happy Birthday. I will also be praying for your continued improvement and health.

    Have a happy day


  28. Hi sweet friend, what wonderful news.. I’ve been out of the loop for a bit..this is wonderful news to come back to… What a beautiful woman to be named after..I’m wishing you a Very Happy Birthday..and will certainly try to join you on Sunday..if other things don’t happen around here, right now we take it an hour at a time… Again,darling I’m so very glad to hear this wonderful news… many prayers continued your way…. hugs ~lynne~

  29. Your good news is amazing! I hope you recover more and more and the surgeries go well. I’m so sorry to hear about your aunt Katherine, but I’m glad that you are having some positive news.

    I will join you tomorrow for a tea party in your honor. I’m glad I saw Susan’s post!

  30. I found your blog thru Susan’s “Between Naps on the Porch” and I just wanted to stop by to wish you a very Happy and Blessed Birthday!

  31. Katherine,
    I only recently met you but wish you all the best. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a wonderful year!……~Cathy~

  32. Hi Katherine, πŸ™‚
    That is great that the home therapy is working so well for you.
    Wonderful news!
    Prayers are being sent your way my friend.

    I’ll be joining you tomorrow for B-day tea with you! See you then.

    Have a blessed day.
    ~Melissa πŸ™‚

  33. Happy Birthday and congratulations on the sucesses with your home therapy. My birthday prayer for you is continued progress with your therapy and minimal surgeries.
    Nancy PS: I’m a 5 year survivor, so we have a little something ‘pink’ in common. I too despised the color for a while, but have learned to embrace the sentiment! N.

  34. Happy Birthday lady Katherine,I had no idea you were sick.I’m so glad you are feeling better.May the technology just go nuts and help you every step of the way…Ann

  35. Oh sweet Katherine…GREAT NEWS GREAT NEWS!!! Sounds like you’re experiencing so many different emotions!!

    I will be celebrating tomorrow with you!! You are indeed a delightful soul, and I celebrate all that makes you the wonderful, warm woman you are!

    Blessings and joy be yours!!

  36. Happy Birthday Lady Katherine! I’ve been making the rounds of all the lovely tea parties in your honor…what a fun way to celebrate! πŸ˜‰ Bo

  37. Happy birthday Lady Katherine! You tea is served at my blog. Hope this is a wonderful day for you. Big hug.

  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADE K…May you have a wonderful day dear friend..I am have a tea in your honor today..Let us know your ok…hugs and smiles Glβ™₯ria

  39. Happy Birthday Lady K. I am so pleased to hear the good news about your health. That’s just wonderful. Please come over to my place when you get a minute and you and I can sit and sip on some tea and cookies.

  40. Katherine, This is such wonderful news! I am so glad you are doing this at home…good for you!!! I will keep you in my prayers!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!! Nancy

  41. Happy birthday, Lady Katherine! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I have a tea party in your honor at my place! You are in my thoughts and prayers..hugs…Debbie

  42. Happy Birthday to you, Lady Katherine….and may you have many, many, many more wonderful birthdays. God’s blessings on you and may all go well with your health. Linda

  43. Oh, Lady K…may I please wish you a belated Happy Birthday. So so sorry I missed the birthday and the tea parties. I had to be away from my computer awhile and….so sorry.
    Everything looks so good ….
    xo bj

  44. Hugs and love, Katherine. Hope you are feeling good and enjoyed your birthday! I am posting my version of the birthday tea party tomorrow!! It’s always fun to stretch it out a bit!!

    ;o) Becky

  45. Wonderful, wonderful news! And I love the fact that you were named for a family friend aka aunt. I have a little one who is my namesake, too, who calle me Aunt. (I have nieces and nephews, but I love my surrogates as much if not more than the blood ones. Something tells me Kathrine feels the same about you!):-)


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  46. Just stopping by to wish you a very happy birthday (what’s left of it today!). I also said a prayer that you will receive a miracle, and not have to have surgeries, and treatment! LOL!

  47. Oh, Katherine! What good news! Keep up your home therapy! You’ll be in my prayers!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

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