MeMa's journey with chemotherapy expectedly has its ups and downs. This week she has been feeling fairly well and more importantly eating small but decent meals. Neighbors and friends have brought meals and helped when we needed anything. The 27th of this month she has her third infusion and then they will do a CT scan and determine whether surgery can be performed, we are confident! She has lost thirty pounds and sadly has lost most of her hair. Her hairdresser is graciously coming to our home next Monday to remove the last of it. MeMa has a hatred for wigs so has purchased some very nice wraps.
Tuesday of this next week I go in for a procedure that has to be done in surgery. Just to add more stress to our already stressed life.
Today it will heat up to 100 degrees so I got up early and soaked the gardens in preparation of the heat.
We have not had any measurable rain for quite some while, but the gardens are looking beautiful.
My beautiful collection of Hydrangeas have been stunning as usual, the colors are quite radiant. But I fear with todays heat those colors will soon be toast.
The Mandavilla has climbed to well over eight feet and the red flowers are almost blinding, they are so intense.
I will probably die a slow and painful death for posting this photo but the pout she has going needed posting. Obviously MeMa is not doing well with the game she is playing with one of her regular competitors. I will spare you the words of wit that followed shortly.
I swear, this dog can sleep through most everything.
The gate leading to the kitchen garden. The gate will stay but the kitchen garden will soon be removed and a new salt water hot tub will be installed, well there is quite a bit of prep work to be completed first. Actually we have been informed that there is such a demand for hot tubs that we will go on a waiting list and it could be January or February before we actually get it.
Japanese Iris "Fortune"
MeMa's latest "Porch Post" for the dog walkers and passers-by.