Sunday, February 7, 2016


If you love something, love it completely, cherish it, 
say it, but most importantly show it. Life is finite and 
fragile, and just because something is there one day, 
it might not be the next. Never take that for granted. 
Say what you need to say, then say a little more. 
Say too much. Show too much. Love too much. 
Everything is temporary but Love. Love outlives 
us all.

How has your weekend been?
It's been a lovely one here.
Alex, my only still living at
home, spend the weekend with
one of his brother's so it's just
been my Mike and I. We woke
early Saturday and after a nice
breakfast headed to town for
a little antiquing. I was thrilled
to find a cast iron cornbread pan
and two Robert Furber prints,
[something I collect and love].
We had a nice dinner, him a steak,
me a huge salad, and then ice
cream for dessert, butter pecan
is the best!

Sunday we awoke to cold and rain
so I made a huge batch of ginger-
turmeric tea and then began working
on a few jars of Chemo Moonshine,
along with a pair of socks and several
other items for a gift bag to a dear friend.
My friend has cancer and while she is
almost done with this round of treatments,
we will know more soon, she is tired,
I see the fight that she has displayed slipping
away and I hope these things I have been
making with love can bring just a bit of
comfort to someone who is so much
stronger than I could ever be. She has
asked for prayers and I am asking too, please.

Weekending with Karen


  1. That is a beautiful quote Tracey. Sounds like a good weekend. Sending lots of prayers and thoughts to your friend. So sweet of you to make a gift bag for her, I am sure it will be very much appreciated.

    Wishing you a lovely start to your week.

  2. You are such a joy to give so much love that I know your friend will appreciate. Can you share the ginger tumeric tea recipe? Pain is a constant companion and I have heard quite a bit about this tea but has yet to make some. Lots of love to you sweet lady.....

  3. You got it re the prayers. I know your love and support must be strengthening to her.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful weekend, restful- fun and creative. I bet your friend feels the love, you are so giving Tracey and have such a big heart sharing such sweet gifts of comfort. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. xo

  5. I am sorry to hear about your friend and her battled. Having you by her side is no doubt giving her strength. Prays always.

  6. I pray your friend will be greatly encouraged by your love. I'm glad you had a cozy weekend!

  7. That quote is so true and one that I would like to read regularly as a reminder.
    Your weekend with your husband sounds so nice. I am sorry to hear about your friend. The gifts that you have so lovingly made for her sound like just the thing to help her through the rough times that she is facing. I join you in praying for her.

  8. praying for your friend's complete healthy recovery and you are so nice to be helping on her journey. I know she appreciates it!

  9. lovely quote....and what a great friend you are. Prayers--for both of you.

  10. Sending all the love to your friend, Tracey!!! And what a wonderful quote to share!

  11. Lots of yumminess in those pictures!

    Sending so much love and healing wishes to your friend.

  12. You are an angel. I hope your friend's spirits are lifted when she receives your package. Do you find reasonable prices when you go antiquing? I have always wanted to poke around for tea cups.

  13. Lifting your friend before the One who hears. You are a sweet and faithful friend which is the best kind. :)

  14. My prayers are with your friend, Tracey. And, with you.♥

  15. You are such a wonderful friend! Sending prayers and good thoughts her way.

  16. Sending prayers, well wishes, and positive thoughts to your friend. I know your kindness is a blessing to her.

  17. We had a nice quiet weekend's turned off seasonably cold after being quite warm for February...

    ~Have a lovely day!