Around the House and Garden

Hello lovelies.  How have you been?  Tell me everything.

I took a little walkabout in the garden the other evening and took a few snaps.

If I am not at the hospital or a pharmacy, I am almost always in the garden.  Despite my allergies I just have to get digging, raking, clipping and talking this out with God. 

But the truth is nothing is normal anymore.  It is a heartbreaking situation.

I remain grateful for all I have and all I don't have.  I love you all. xo

May Days

1.  Hello my dear friends.  How are you?  I must start by again saying just how touched and thankful we are to you all.  Your thoughts and prayers are doing wonders for us both.  I feel wrapped in your love and that is just an amazing feeling.

2.  Just a quick update re Larry and treatment.  Yesterday was his last day of this round of chemo and we got some wonderful news based on his blood work.  He is responding really well to all the treatments he is on.  As I've stated before it has been a grueling schedule and I don't know how he does it.  After this coming Wednesday he will be done with radiation and will get a full month off of all treatments!  The next round will be maintenance and that will be every 3 weeks.  I can't tell you how good that sounds.  I love our doctors and hospital but we both could use a break from our daily visits there.

3.  I have been working in the garden quite a bit, mostly while Larry naps but then my allergies hit and I really have to limit my time out there.  That's ok tho because I know they will pass and I can get out there soon.

4.  I hope you will enjoy the few photos I took the other day of the rose garden.  I always get a April/May bloom but then as the trees leaf out the blooms are v sparse.  So I will be paying close attention to the sun this summer and decide just what to do with this old garden.

5.  I wish you all a v happy Mother's day weekend.

Outside Spring Cleaning

Yesterday was quiet here.  Larry slept most of the day so I was outside in the fresh air doing a little clean-up.

The front porch was in a desperate state so I removed the furniture and mopped the floor and cleaned the windows.  I fluffed up the furniture and added the pretty lumbar pillow.  Everything looked so pretty when I was finished.

I moved the cut roses (the rose garden is blooming!) onto my little wobbly antique bedside table.  Of course due to my allergies they had to go back onto the porch but even for a few minutes they looked beautiful.

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.  xo


Hello dear, sweet, caring friends.  I have a spare moment and clarity all at the same time so I thought I could check in and just say hi.  Things around here have been hectic as would be expected.  It's daily radiation and chemo and then every 14 days a chemo infusion.  It is a grueling schedule for L both physically and mentally and quite frankly I could not do it.  He is brave beyond words.

I'm hoping to start blogging again because I think it would be good for me.  I've been able to get out into the garden and that has been heavenly.  I will start taking photos again soon.  We both appreciate every single comment left and I'm sorry if I have not responded to your emails or comments directly. 

There is so much going on that I want to fight but I know that acceptance is the answer to all my problems.  I hope this post finds you all well.  Much love from the both of us.  xoxo

Thank you & the Vintage Contessa

A thank you to everyone who took the time to send an email or comment here with your well wishes for Larry.  You have no idea what it feels like to have gotten (and still getting) your prayers and well wishes.  They have lifted me up in so many ways.  I would ask that you continue your good thoughts and prayers for us as they will be needed.  Yesterday he had his first chemo treatment and it went way better than expected.  This morning we go for another cat scan.  When things settle down I will post more about this but right now I'm pretty consumed with just keeps meds and appts. straight.

Please click over to the The Vintage Contessa and read her style series post on moi.  She has worked with me this last month knowing what we are going through.  She is such a sweetheart!  I hope you enjoy it, I'm clicking over now to read it for the first time.  xo

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