Friday, August 8, 2014

A Lot Can Happen in Two Months!

Here are pix of the flower box out front.  The top one was taken on June 10th and I took the bottom one today.  I love the sweet potato vine!  And the live forever will bloom this fall.  I'll get another pic then.  The live forever is the dark green one; it all came from one plant in the back flower bed:

The 'mother' live forever is behind the bird bath and the rabbits.  It just keeps being that size even after I take parts to plant elsewhere.  I love it!

Another day I'll put on pix of the irises and how they've changed as we've thinned and replanted.  We had a bumper crop year, but they had to be thinned to keep up that kind of blooming.

My tomato vines are finally producing.  I've had 4 tomatoes off of two vines so far, but there are more green tomatoes on there than I can count, now.  I'm so grateful for them because tomatoes are my favorite thing  to eat in the summer!  I thank God for giving me the strength to keep this yard going.  I've had some good help with Nate and Lee; I could not have done it by myself!  I sprayed all the weeds above, but I just did it yesterday; it'll take about a week or 10 days for them to die.  Then it'll be time to spray again because they will have sent for reinforcements by then.  Ugh.  Weeds make me tired!

I'm enjoying my off week from chemo, but I'll have to be on it again next week.  I really pray that this kind of cycling (one week on and one week off) will do the job and that my body can continue to accept it.)  Time will tell.  I see the oncologist in OKC next Tuesday, so maybe he'll be able to tell by the numbers from my lab work how it's working.  My body is tolerating it pretty well.  My feet and hands burn and hurt, but I can live with that as long as they don't start swelling, again!


  1. The vines look fantastic cascading over the wall MJ...good work

  2. Thanks, Dana! I'm really enjoying them.