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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Eagles and up-date on my mom.

This eagle was hoping for a easy lunch. The golden eyed ducks would dive for fish and the eagles and sea gulls would just wait for their chance to take the fish away.

Immature eagle. There were a few different ages of eagles there.

I have been waiting to get a good shot of one in flight.

Not sure if he was going after the duck or the fish that the duck had caught.

There were a lot of sea gulls also flying around.

The golden eyed ducks. They were the busy workers there. The eagles and gulls were just waiting for a free meal. This is the first time I have ever been there. It was fun to watch the antics of the Eagles. Winneconnie is only about an hour away. The skies were so blue today that I just had to get out there with my camera. So Jeff and I jumped in the car and took a day trip. It was VERY cold though. There was 9 eagles in flight, on the ice and a couple in the trees. My battery was low and my back-up was dead. I am usually very aware of my batteries as I hate to get somewhere and not be able to take pictures. But the battery had enough juice to take enough pictures for me to get some I liked. Whew! It was a beautiful day!
Up-date on my mom.
She is scheduled to have surgery on tues. She is having a port put in, plus a feeding tube. They will check the stomach over more to see if there is any cancer that they are unaware of. But the Drs feels that she is a good canidate, even at 84 as her lungs, heart, liver and kidneys are in good shape. If she didn't do anything she would have about 6 months and starve to death. Being treated with chemo and radiation will, hopefully, at her age and good health (except for the cancer) about 18 months. Of course no one can promise that. But she says that she has too much to live for. So she is ready to fight. We didn't press her on it as it is her choice and whatever she would have decided we were ready to support her. This past month has been so hard. Every time we thought it was a go another test was ordered. But now a plan is in place. Not saying that it will be easier of course (actually it may be even harder), but at least there is a plan now. I don't think that I have ever been in tears so much. I held it together when around her. But other places not so much. Even at work. Luckily most of my job isn't around people!!! But my co-workers have seen me in tears. I never know when that will happen. But they said that this is normal. Some have gone through it themselves. I was starting to wonder if it was or if I was just being a wuss. What I cry about the most is knowing that my mom has to go through this. Seeing her in so much pain, mentally and physically. I can't even imagine what she is going through. Any way. If you want to pray for her I would apprieciate it. Her name is Beata. Don't worry everyone slaughters her name!! Thank you. Hugs, Teresa


  1. Hugs and caring - for you and your mama. It is very tough for both of you. Cry as often as you need to.
    Loved the eagles, and hope they gave you a bright spot to your day.

  2. Your pictures are beautiful! I would love to see an eagle in flight.
    My prayers are certainly with you, your family and your mom.

  3. Teresa, bless your heart and your Mom's too. Of course you are in tears, worried and feeling stressed. It sounds like your Mom is a fighter, and is willing to do what she has to to live, that is all you can ask. I love that you showed us pictures of Eagles for this post, the strongest, fiercest fighters of them all.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Hi Teresa.. your eagle photos are wonderful, lucky you to be around so many! I'm sorry about your mom.. it's just so tough for the person and their whole family. You bet I will send her healing energy and keep her in my thoughts. ((hugs)), Teresa

  5. Just checking back in - how are you, and your mama? Hugs.

  6. Elaphants child, my mom is doing well. Today and tomorrow are her last radiation treatments. No chemo as at 83 they decided that it was to hard on her. She had one and had a difficult time. Scarey as it may affect her cure. But the tumor is shrinking!!

    1. I am so pleased to hear the tumour is shrinking. Chemo is very hard - on everyone. I am still crossing everything for your family.


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