Bee's Hive

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MRI over with

Got this Brain thing over with. No cancer in my brain. Appears that the RA that has taken over my neck has also taken over my sight, hearing and head pain. I have to laugh. Everyone is so concerned over the cancer but it's the RA that's giving me real pain and trouble. Just for fun here is ME..not to glamorus!  My mouth looks like a monkey!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Still fighting

It's been a few weeks of sleeping, problems with vision and the use of my hands but once again I seem to be getting stronger and able to stay up and running for a while. Today I pulled out tomato plants and cleared that bed, ironed a stack of shirts and pillow cases that had piled up and baked a cake...big improvement !

I wanted to wear my new apron that Rita sent to me and show you all this cleaver idea. It wouldn't take much to copy it. It's a man's over sized shirt with the sleeve's cut out and the front sewn down. I love it...Thanks Rita.

She also sent me a garden flag that she knew would remind me of times past. Life has changed since we left Lancaster Pa. for Texas. But this flag pretty much is the picture of what use to be. I have it in my Sun flower garden.

and now back to bed. I've had a pretty big day, first one in many weeks. I just want to rest now. Besides the heat has been awful and takes a lot out of me. It's been hotter here then it was in Texas......humid and just plain hot and sticky!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Quick up date

Oh yes, I'm plugging along!  Today was the MRI but they forgot to send me for the blood test needed for the dye they will no MRI today.

I got a surprise in the mail today from Rita...Thank you Rita! It's so special that I thought I'd wear it and take a photo for you all, something I rarely do. I have most of my vision back and the use of my hands. I bought the whipping cream and cake flour for the Elvis pound cake which I think should make a good photo if I can stay up on my feet that long.

I just want you all to know I'm still fighting. I love the fall with it's cooler days and leaves falling in colorful piles. I'd sure hate being this close to fall and missing out on it.  I'll be back in a few days to show you all Rita's gift.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Getting control of my journey again

Wow, I am glad we did the vacation to the Sea Shore and then it also was my birthday...I made another one to my surprise! SEVENTY ONE!  At the same time the bottom fell out and the cancer took over not by choice I became the missing.

I'm coming back slowly and it's you who lead the way. Even when I can't post, I do read and look at your posts and what you are doing. On August 16th I'll be getting an MRI of the brain...maybe some of my questions will be answered with that. So thanks for the emails asking me to wake up, post and get with it!  I don't have total control yet but as your emails push me on I'm grabbing onto life and taking the road of my choice and not that of Cancer's.  Thanks to all...please keep up the posting and I'll be back very soon!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The reason for the vacation

Of course there was the usual rides and games on the boardwalk

The famous Steel Pier. The Pier use to go out in the Ocean much farther but over time the many storms, a fire and age took it down. Today it's lost it's luster, a few rides and games is about it.
But in it's day...a bathing beauty sat upon a horse on a tall platform and dove into a pool of water.

I did get to buy and eat Salt Water Taffy made by the original candy company, still in business and still sending it's candy all over the world as a sign says displayed among the candy boxes.

 All of this is man made and not the reason I told my son I wanted to go to the ocean. The waves, sand and looking out and not being able to see where the ocean starts and ends. Running my feet through the sand and watching the tiny clams dig themselves back into the wet sand. The wonder of how we got here and where I'm going.......

Monday, July 18, 2016

Beauty in the dark

Early one morning Dave decided to take a bike ride on the boardwalk. I sat looking out at the ocean for a while and then my adventuresome nature took over and even though I knew I might get lost I decided to go out on my own and see more of this fabulous building.  I took the escalator to the bottom floor thinking I could easily find my way back if I just stayed in the bottom area. It was very dark. To me it looked like the forgotten basement but it wasn't. It was the area where the theaters were so they used tiny lights that barely lit the area to give you the feeling of being in the lobby of a theater. It was a huge area with doors at the end that went out onto a patio.

As I made my way down the "hall" that was about 30 feet wide and made me feel very small, I saw in the dimmed light something sparkly behind glass. To my delight this is what I found::::

There were two of these mounted behind glass. Totally hand stitched and beaded. They were about 20 X 15 and each figure was more beautiful then the last one I looked at. I stayed for a long time just running my finger over each line of stitching and found no mistakes..none. A long time pasted. I couldn't get enough of these tapestries. But I did pull myself away so I could at least go out onto the patio and be able to say I did something other then get off the elevator and look at this art.

The door took me to the front on the building where the employee's were picketing. They were a pretty loud bunch but no where near the 1000 they said they were expecting. They beat on drums and sang out their demand, all wearing red Union one cared. It's pretty clear that the Casino only has a trickle of people compared to what they had before all the States around New Jersey opened their own Casino's. You can't get money out of an empty bank.

The sad thing is thinking this wonderful building could see it's end. Some other Casino's have been built and never opened...what a shame. They are talking about making them into schools or business offices. I'm just glad I got to see this one before it changed.

It was time to go back to the room. Taking two elevators somehow changed the route back and I did get lost. After roaming around many floors I decided to ask for an escort..he laughed and hopped from one floor to another and had me back to my room in no time.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Vacation continued

I guess all casino's are extra beautiful but this being the first one I've ever been too, I was really impressed. We were on the 94th floor. We had to take 2 elevators to reach our floor.

The outside steps were lit up with red cut glass flowers
The chandeliers that lit the escalators were huge...the sparkle was so bright I had to close my eyes
  Tomorrow I'll try and show you my greatest find in the basement of the Hotel.