I thought we all could celebrate---this week marks the third anniversary of Mia being diagnosed with a brain tumor at just 2 1/2. Our hearts were so broken, resting only on prayer. The gates of Heaven did open--two major surgeries, becoming a patient of St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 2 months of proton radiation therapy (plus many other adventures) ........ and just look at the result. Mia is a perfectly normal 5 1/2 years old. She will remain on several medications for the rest of her life as her pituitary does not function, but otherwise, she's good to go. Here she is performing (by herself) at her elementary school's talent show. Such a ham--she stole the show. We are so grateful for her life.
TALE OF A BLACK CHEST
I bought this Mid-Century Hong Kong-made chest of drawers with the intent of putting it on my Chairish page, but after Roberto's miraculous touch, it went up on 1stdibs.... Most things that I buy start out rough, and this was up there on the roughness scale--there were two large areas on the top that had suffered water damage and I prayed that the entire chest wouldn't have to be refinished.
But Roberto, once again, saved my skin..............
You can't even see where the damaged spots were
This chest of drawers is of very high quality: the piece is solid mahogany (yes, it's super heavy) and the brass hardware and side lift handles are top notch. It's a great size, too, as it would work well in many spots.
Here's Kingston who rules the house and terrorizes Jones
I know, he looks so sweet (and he is to other cats and people), but his greatest joy in life is to hide in wait for Jones and then to jump out hissing and scratching at him, sending my boy running for me. So sad--Jones is really not that brave.
Blessing for a WONDERFUL MOTHER'S DAY.
Mary, Jones & Cole