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.





45 comments

  1. HI there Janet~ I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and Larry. I so enjoy your blog and have followed you for awhile....although I rarely comment.
    Isn't it wonderful knowing most people are kind and generous with their thoughts and prayers? We all are here and wish you and Larry the very best. So glad he is responding well. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  2. This is so good to hear, Janet, Larry has done so well, and I'm sure spending time in the pretty garden is just what your doctor would prescribe for you right now. Wishing both a cosy weekend, hugs x.

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  3. Very happy to hear the news about Larry. Praying for continued progress. Thank you for the glorious pictures and I wish you the happiest of Mother’s Day weekends.

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  4. Your continued grace during this time of adversity is admirable. So glad to hear you've received positive news. The pink roses are gorgeous!

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  5. I admire you strength, Janet. Happy Mother's Day.

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  6. I've been thinking about you and your brave husband. So glad he is doing well and receiving positive news. Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

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  7. Such wonderful news. And I am so glad you can spend time in your garden to heal your soul. Such beautiful pictures. Happy Mother's Day to you Janet.

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  8. Happy to hear that Larry is doing well and that you will be getting a little breather soon. It's nice to see all the love and support you are getting from your readers. Wishing you a very happy Mother's Day! xo

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to you. Your roses are just lovely. You and Larry have been in my thoughts, glad to hear that there is a respite in the doctor visits.

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  10. Prayers Larry continues to improve and you both get some rest. My husband has been fighting MRSA for the last year and we are both worn out. We have to be tough, keep fighting and be strong for out husbands, don't we?
    Happy Mother's Day, dear Janet.

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  11. Dear Janet,

    How beautiful and restorative it must be to work among all those lovely flowers and plants. Larry is a warrior, and you are his shield. Believe, dear ones!

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  12. Wonderful news. Wishing you both a peaceful, restful, and relaxing month ahead.

    Becky

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  13. Heartwarming news about Larry's treatment! Very happy you two get a hospital break. Your roses and garden are lovely. Cyber hugs.

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  14. Janet you are kind to share your excellent news with all of us. Thank you. This morning here on the east coast as I "checked in" with you that is what I had so hoped to hear. Praise Larry for his determination.
    Gardens surely provide the perfect environments for R & R. Your roses are lovely.
    Happy Mother's Day.

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  15. I’m so glad to hear some happy news. I pray he gets better and better. Your rose garden is lovely.

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  16. Janet this is great news re Larry's treatments. I'm so happy he'll have a break, I hope he can rest and feel stronger. I'm thinking of you both all the time. I just got back from Atlanta where I was helping my Dad with his stroke recovery. Wow his hospital is amazing, and I was thinking that I hope yours is too.
    Happy Mother's Day Dear Janet I hope you have a really peaceful weekend. Thanks for these pictures of your roses it's like a beautiful gift for us. XOX Hugs to you both.

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  17. I was so happy to see your post this morning. I have been thinking and praying for you and Larry, so glad to hear that he is doing well. Your garden is truly beautiful, I loved the photos that you posted. have a happy mothers day.
    Darby

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  18. It is so good to hear from you. I check daily. Prayers to you and Larry for healing and strength. As for the garden ...I would leave it as is. It is beautiful! Have a wonderful Mother's Day. xo

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  19. It takes a village as they say. Such a nice village you have!
    Your rose garden is such a beautiful place for a rest. Happy Mothers Day to you.
    Betsy

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  20. Janet, radiation is tough beyond words. A dear friend went through it. Then, he turned to Medical Marijuana. Is this something you and Larry would consider. I wish you only the best.

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  21. YES! to you. AJJ!
    yes to your coming days of freedom. before the next step. happy wondrous days that belong to the both of you! XOXO

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  22. Good to hear from you, Janet. Your roses are so lovely; beautiful bright spots of color in your garden. Glad you can get out in it when possible.

    Wonderful news about Larry. It has to have helped that he was in good shape when stricken. He'd been eating vegan with you; I remember that you two were swimming. And before all that, you guys would hike in Joshua Tree.

    Yes, you have a long-time audience here, Janet. We don't know you and Larry, yet we kinda do, so of course we're here for you as cyber friends.

    And, oh, yes, Happy Mother's Day to you, Janet; have a nice day tomorrow; maybe there'll be a little sun instead of this cool overcast although, gotta say, I've been loving the cooler weather here in SoCalif. We know it won't last!

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  23. I hope Larry feels stronger with each passing day - and you as well, dear Janet. That's for sharing the pictures of your lovely roses.

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  24. Well, it sounds like everything is coming up roses. Good to hear. We're all cheering for you both!

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  25. Such wonderful news about Larry, I'm so happy to hear it. I hope you both enjoy the month off and can get at least a taste of some semblance of normal. Happy Mother's Day!

    Wendy

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  26. That is such good news, Janet. I'm so glad you have that positive news and will both have a respite soon.
    Gardening is so restorative and therapeutic. I hope Larry can enjoy the garden with you soon.

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  27. Such great news! Thank you for keeping us updated.
    The roses look lovely...ours are just starting to open up and its such a gift to see them when they bloom.
    I picked a huge bouquet of lily of the valley for our main bathroom and the fragrance is out of this world!
    I too have been spending lots of time in the garden...its so restorative pottering about in the dirt!
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  28. Happy Mothers Day, dear Janet.

    Thinking of you and Larry and sending positive energy. Xxo, R

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  29. Happy Mother's Day, Janet! What wonderful news to read...no doubt you both need some time away from doctors & hospitals. They are wonderful in what they provide, but some sense of normalcy will be very good therapy as well.

    Your garden is beautiful in every way...the roses, the trees & the simple & classic decor. Gardening keeps one in the moment, so I'm sure it has been very good for you. Enjoy every minute of this next month...keeping prayers coming for you both. Godspeed!

    Anita ~ the cabin on the creek

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  30. HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY!
    FABULOUS NEWS!!!
    XO

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  31. Such great news about Larry! Thanks for the update. I’ll keep him in my prayers. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  32. Hi Janet...what wonderful news to hear that Larry is responding well to the treatments and that he can take a month off! Also having to only go for maintenance every 3 weeks you both must be so relieved. I do believe in the power of prayer and I know so many of us have been praying for you A LOT. Please keep us posted on Larry's progress. Your garden looks great...mine has really suffered, we were so busy cleaning out my in-laws house that there wasn't time to prune my roses. Not sure what to do with them now since it's 3 months past the cut off for pruning. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!!

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  33. Cheering for you and your husband!!

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  34. I'm so happy to hear the wonderful update...made my day!! Thank you!!!

    Renee in NorCal

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  35. So happy to read Larry is doing well. Take care of each other over the next month. I hope you drink some wine looking at your beautiful garden. You are in my prayers.

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  36. I’m so glad to hear you have a month of respite — enjoy it! Rooting for you daily...and I can almost smell your beautiful roses!

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  37. This is wonderful news concerning your precious husband Larry!!! The garden is so beautiful and so very peaceful looking...... Thank you for sharing ... and for the updates.... There is something so soothing to the soul when we work in a garden.... the plants and flowers... or vegetables.. the shrubs and .... I could go on and on.. but to me .. it is so peaceful !! ... You are in my prayers...

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  38. Good morning, Janet! What wonderful news to read! I loved the photos of your rose garden, with the sun shining down through the trees. Very evocative of the positive news in your lives right now! I am sending you both a big hug with lots of thoughts for continued healing. I think of & pray for you every morning!!

    Kathy Bunge

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  39. So pleased for you both, Janet. This is just the news you needed. It's gruelling going through both chemo and radio. One of my old school friends went through it last year, to deal with a rare aggressive cancer and it was hard. But she's come through it well and is back at work again on her art and enjoying life again. May the same be true for Larry as well! Your garden is looking beautiful and must give you both much happiness. Hope you were able to have a lovely Mothers' Day! Warmest wishes to you both, Pammie

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  40. Happy to hear such encouraging news! Enjoy being home and in your garden.
    ~ skye

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  42. Oh SUCH good news Janet!! Prayers will keep flying your way from here...Enjoy the respite and give yourself time to rest and heal as well!
    Danielle

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  43. So happy to hear this... your roses are exquisite... wishing everything good and positive... DA Squires

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  44. Good morning to you and Larry, Janet. Thanks so much for sharing little snippets of your life, as you navigate through this devastating time. Your rose garden is spectacular - I'm happy you have these blossoms to make you smile. I think of you and your family all the time. Sending healing prayers to you and Larry. Enjoy this respite from treatment!

    Colleen

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  45. My prayers are with you. Ann

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