Friday, June 27, 2008


I am so glad it is Friday. This has been one heck of a week for me and my family. I am looking forward to a somewhat quiet weekend. We had some rain last night but I swear, I never heard a thing.

Annie looks like she has spied something good to eat.


I have to admit the garden is looking really good this year. I went ahead and harvested Mr. Holmes. He just looked like he would keep growing and growing eventually he would be in the next county!


I took a bag of fresh squash, Mr. Holmes, some banana peppers and bell peppers to Abby's house early this morning. It was way too early for her to be awake but I still wanted to peek in the window at the little darlin, but I didn't. It would be my luck a neighbor would call 911 and then I would have to explain it all.


I'd best not put any more pictures of the garden today. My daughter has the local loony bin on her speed dial no doubt.

Just kidding of course. I was glad to finally be able to get some answers to my question regarding this cancer I have been diagnosed with. I saw my PCP yesterday and when I told him what Dr. Zic at Vanderbilt told me he looked just like a little kid clapping his hands close together and grinning from ear to ear. Everyone should have a Dr. Turnbo. He is just wonderful. He referred me to a doctor in the area that will take care of the radiation treatments. Before we walked out of the examining room he gave me a hug. I swear, you just don't find many doctors like that anymore.
I will see Dr. Lockin next Tuesday at 8:30am. I was so thankful to be able to have an appointment soon. I am anxious to know when and where and how long and all the other things I need answers to! Joe and I are planning on going to Ohio to see our new grand babies the second week in July and I am afraid this is going to interfere with those plans. I am torn on what to do because we really want to see the babies but also I feel that the radiation needs to be done asap. I will wait to see what the doctor says.

Thank all of you for your wonderful words and prayers. I really do appreciate them. I am so grateful for all that I have.


Syd said...

I'm glad that your lymphoma is treatable. What a hard thing to hear over the phone...I wonder sometimes at what MD's are thinking.

Wow--Mr. Holmes is well...large. I believe that I heard my mother once call such an impressive cucumber an "old maid's delight".

Scott W said...

Oh, Syd...Behave!

I reckon gratitude runs in the family, eh?

Trailboss said...


MichelleSG said...

Wow, you have some amazing health care out there. I have to wait months to see anyone out here and even then it's so quick half the time you forget what you came in for. Good luck with your chemo, it'll be rough for a bit but you're a trooper. Then when you are done you'll be able to go see the little ones! BTW, beautiful garden!!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I am glad to hear that everything else looks good. Take care of yourself during the radiation.

I'm jealous that you are harvesting from your garden already. Mine this year was just a "getting started again" project. I can't wait to sink my teeth into some fresh produce.

Anonymous said...

My prayers will be with you. Grateful you have such an optimistic diagnosis. I just love your pictures. Thanks for the squash recipe too.

BHM said...

The next few weeks may be rough & scary.But you have the right attitude to get through it. Attitude is huge, most people don't realize that.And you have support all around you, that is huge too!Best wishes.
I just killed another perfectly healthy hanging plant, so I will not comment on your garden!

Pony Girl said...

I am jealous of that garden!!
It sounds like you have a nice doctor. I feel like mine all want you in and out, in ten minutes or less. And they want to solve my ailments with a prescription. It's sad. There doesn't seem to be any personal connection any more.
Too cute, you wanting to peak in Abby's window! ;) I'm sure she'll love the veggies.

Trailboss said...

That child will eat just about anything that is put before her. She has always eaten well.

I do have an amazing doctor. He has helped our entire family in several ways. We are very blessed to have him. At one time Joe was without insurance the the doctor actually reduced his bill every time he visited. When he got his insurance established only then did he start charging the regular amount. How many doctors can say that?