Friday, June 24, 2011

Half Full Friday!

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list!  (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list.  Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...
We finally got warm weather for longer than just a day or two this week!
One of my meetings this week went much better than I expected it to!

I got my ceremony pretty much figured out!  I have to put one on next month for one of the organizations I volunteer for and it's probably the most difficult part of the job - deciding what to do for it.

Out of the 21 things on my to-do list, I only have 4 left!

I finally found my BBW gift cards!

My dad is home from the rehab center!

I got two more participants for my Third Annual Doggone Dog Swap!  This brings the total to 18!

I got another follower this week!  If I could see who you were, I'd follow you back!
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Nothing new to report on my dad.  He has a team of doctors and one of them told him he had liver cancer.  Last Friday he went to his oncologist for the first time and this doctor said that he wasn't covinced.  He thought it was more likely lung cancer but possibly a combination of the two and scheduled an MRI.  I felt like we left there with more questions than answers.  My father went to do the MRI but couldn't lay still long enough since part of the cancer is along his spine.  I guess the hospital didn't learn anything from when he went in to do the CT scan.  Now he goes back in on Monday to try it again, this time with a sedative and pain killers.   I don't see any real improvement in him but he isn't necessarily getting any worse either.
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I had every intention of posting pix of my beautiful baby boys for Wordless Wednesday this week but I was much too busy hosting a pity party for myself and didn't get around to doing it.  And then I was going to do it yesterday but that didn't happen either, obviously...  So here's one today, instead.
Booker and Asa's mama asked to see my roses so here's a snapshot I got yesterday.

18 showed me some love:

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

I have been thinking about you and how your dad is. Hope he is not feeling too bad or in too much pain.

I have always want to see pictures that you take of your boys or anything around you. Great pictures there.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Friday to you. Glad your dad is home. We are hoping for more warmer sunny weather ... its been up and down here. What is BBW. We will link to you on Friday ... we consider our (This Golden Moment} post our our Happy Moment of the week (most of the time explanation is a mystery). Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

I always love seeing those darling boys of yours, and that flower picture came out beautiful! I'm glad to hear that your Dad is at least stabilized for the moment and I'm still keeping you and him in my prayers.

Have a good weekend!

Finn said...

Hope your dad is getting some of his questions answered. I am thinking about you all. I love your roses and the pic of your little guys!

Maggie Mae said...

So happy dat your dad is home! Mom and me is still prayin' fur hims. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Instead of an Aug-May school year here where I lives in NY it is Sept-June

Melissa said...

Your roses look beautiful sprinkles!

I hope you get some good news concerning your Dad on Monday. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

Frankie Furter said...

OH BOY... GUESS WHAT?????
TOMORROW IS THE DAY!!

Sagira and I are gonna meet up fur a Picnic at the Dawg Park..
and EXCHANGE our
Dawg Gone Dawg SWAP PRESSIES.

YES!!! YES!!!!! TOMORROW
I (Frankie Furter) am gonna
GET and GIVE a Pressie...
and it is ALL THANKS TO YOU!!!

I'll try to post Pictures on SUNDAY or MON.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so sorry things have to be so tough for you and your Dad. Hopefully things will go better next week.

We love seeing your two boys - more, please:) And your roses are so pretty -love that shade of pink.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Life of Riley said...

That rose looks lovely - does it have a nice smell?

We hope you and your dogs all enjoy the weekend.

Woofs,
Riley

Sarge said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, great list this week! Speaking os lists...only 4 things left? You need a new To-Do list. I'm still sending warm thoughts to you and your dad. Great pix of your chis and your roses!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Deborah said...

Hi, I'm praying for you and your dad...
Your boys are so cute!!!
Have a nice weekend and don't forget to rest~
xxoo
Deborah

Mr. Pip said...

My mom's mood kind of fell apart today for a bunch of different reasons! Sorry, we didn't participate again this week. We will keep a list of something good that happens every day this week.

I am so happy your dad is home. Sending you and your family lots of good wishes and healing thoughts.

Your pal, Pip

Jenny Woolf said...

I like the idea of thinking of a good thing each day. When I feel down I always try to think of 3 things no matter how small which have cheered me in the past day.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Your dad must be confused by all the different tests and doctors. Hope he will get better. Nice list also

the booker man said...

miss sprinkles!

OoOoOoOooo! mama says thankies for postin' a pic of your super duper pretty pink roses! they are totally lovely and look perfect for sniffin'!
i'm so glad your daddy is home from rehab!! my daddy has to have MRI's once a year, so he understands how the whole laying still thingie stinks big time. we hope the sedative 'n pain killer meddies will make thingies much more comfy cozy for your daddy!

*woof*
the booker man

Zuzana said...

Dear sprinkles, I think your picture are better then you gave them credit in your comment at my place.;))
Wishing you a happy belated Friday, so glad to hear about your dad.;)
I am off on a break thus have a splendid summer dear friend,
xoxo

MWP {the blog} said...

Hi Sprinkles. It's Eyegirl! :) I'm so happy to see that you are still doing Half Full Friday. I'm so honored that you have kept it going all this time.

I'm still not blogging, except for the blog that I am keeping for my photography business. I transferred over the old posts from my life as eye see it photography blog. Feel free to check out the new blog if you are interested, but it is mostly posts containing client photos with a few personal ones from time to time. I'll keep checking in on you.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Think about you a lot and hoping you're ok or doing the best you can be. I so understand....

Love the picture of your Boys!! I hope and bet that they cheer and comfort you. Take care sweet friend!1

Hugs,
Coreen XO

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