Saturday, June 05, 2010

March... April.... May.... June!!! How the heck did that happen?!

Time certainly seems to fly, whether you're having fun or not! I cannot believe months have gone by...
since I last updated here.

 Life can be such a whirlwind!

So many things have left and come into my life since I last posted, I don't know where to start.
 Some good, some bad, and some not-so-good days scattered among the days of gratitude and blessings!

In February, I became sick and within the course of three weeks, I discovered myself hospitalized twice and under-going surgery in March to have my gallbladder removed. Then, there were the days of healing, somehow feeling blessed, yet frustration by the physical limitations, and then, my entire life seemed to twirl outta control as my future SIL was in a rollover accident and  my Dad underwent surgery for a skin biopsy, then, another, then onto receiving 9 out of 21 radiation treatments for Stage IV Basal Cell Carcinoma. Then, the side-effects of the radiation enveloped my life when my Dad became very sick; enduring every conceivable side effect a person can get. Then, there were trips to the ER, the decisions of what to do... trying to get into see the Dr's. when you NEED them; not two days later. After two rough weeks of visiting Dad, making sure he took his meds, could eat, and be pain-free took over,  Finally, a decision had to be made, so Dad and I together decided to discontinue the radiation treatments completely.  We're currently waiting to see a Cancer Specialist in mid-June before we'll decide where to go from here.

In the midst of all that, our roof was hit with a tree branch and shingles riped from our roof in an early Spring storm. So between all the bouts of recent heavy rains, I'm happy to say we're now warm and dry as the roof is finally finished. On days the roofers were here, Don and I worked in the yard.

We completely reset all the concrete block surrounding our water garden so that we could  remove out the weeds! and use gravel to assist with drainage for the blocks. One day while my Dad was feeling better and he weed-eated for us, he suggested filling in the watergarden. At first, I wasn't so sure I wanted to, well... until the reality of all the Spring maintainance came into my head, and I decided he was right. So we purchased a smaller 26" circular water basin and obtained some fill dirt, a couple bags of potting soil, and I began planting a lot of plants and flowers. Not only did I plant the water garden itself, I'm in the process of creating an entirely new plant bed surrounding the water     
                                                                              garden... slowly... I might add! Like "in-between" 
all the  raindrops!

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