"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Don't Get Soggy

You have to face your fears or else you'll get soggy.  

Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ruffle Your Nest

The Ruffled Nest 
August 22-24
Come & Enjoy
 I was at my sister Sherrie's house last week 
and we stopped by
 The Nest
 because I needed a Nest fix.
I love going into her and Rachel's little shop.
The Ruffled Nest had been busy 
over the last month 
and Sherrie said that
it was not at all in order.
You know what?
I don't care.
I Love It!



 The Ruffled Nest will, God willing, soon become
Urban Grace
Sherrie and Rachel will have a new and bigger space
for all of their goodies.
They will also be open five days a week 
when the new shop opens.




 If you are in the DeKalb / Sycamore / Chicago area 
make sure that you take the time to stop by
The Ruffled Nest.
It is locate one hour west of Chicago.
It's time to Nest.

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Simple Rule


"The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. 
Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. 
As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. 

When you are behaving as if you loved someone,
 you will presently come to love him. 
If you injure someone you dislike,
 you will find yourself disliking him more. 
If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less.

 There is, indeed, one exception.
 If you do him a good turn, not to please God and obey the law of charity, but to show him what a fine forgiving chap you are, and to put him in your debt, and then sit down to wait for his ‘gratitude’, you will probably be disappointed.
 (People are not fools: they have a very quick eye for anything like showing off, or patronage.) 
But whenever we do good to another self, just because it is a self, made (like us) by God, and desiring its own happiness as we desire ours, we shall have learned to love it a little more or, at least, to dislike it less."



       I sure have learned this lesson over the last several years.
 Humbling.      
                      
                           Much Love,
                          Joyce

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Once Again...

Hello 
(Sherrie's on the left)
I don't know if any of you remember that several years ago my sister, Sherrie, from The Ruffled Nest, was diagnosed with a cancer called Leiomyosarcoma.

 For two and a half years she has had "clear" scans, but in April an MRI showed something suspicious and a PET scan confirmed that the cancer was back.  :( 
So, Sherrie had surgery and is now in chemo again. After chemo she will do 4-6 weeks of radiation.

I have been writing Caringbridge journal entries for her. You can find her right here-
You can sign up on the site if you would like to receive text or email updates.

So, today, her and I are at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for her 3-day inpatient chemo.

Just thought that I would do a quick update. 
 We have beautiful views from her room.
We are in the brand new "Tower".
Such a treat after staying in the older part
of the hospital after her surgery 
and for her first chemo.
So Much Nicer!
It matters!

Much Love,
Joyce

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