Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Welcome sun

What a beautiful day it is today and I'm feeling as good as can be expected.  

The garden is so lush and green right now.  A couple of days of heavy rain made a big difference.    
We have three raised beds in our vegetable garden in the back yard.  

This year we planted broccoli, lettuce, onions, red beets, tomatoes, and potatoes.  We also have a strawberry patch, blueberries, and a peach tree.  

It's great to walk out to the garden and know you have healthy food right at your fingertips.  

Tomorrow I'm off to UNC Cancer Center again for my 4th treatment.  At this point I will be halfway through the chemotherapy.  This last one knocked me down pretty good, so tomorrow could be a doozy.  

I'm hanging in there and I want to thank all of you again for your love and support.  I love readying your comments and heartfelt wishes.  It means so much to me.  Thank you for your prayers and I hope you will continue keeping me in your thoughts.  

One of my friends who had gone through breast cancer last year said to me, try not to look too far ahead,  but look back and see how far you've come.  I'm keeping that in mind.  


Beverly said...

Donna, my heart took a leap when I found you here today. You are so much in my thoughts and prayers at all times.

Half way is a big marker. I so wish there was a way I could help make this better for you.

Sending love from me to you.♥

The Star Gal said...

Donna, your garden looks soooo good. I grew up with my Daddy having a garden, but I haven't had much luck on my own. Last time I planted one (vegetables that is) someone came along behind me and sprayed some weeds with poison and killed my entire garden. I have planted four little herbs, and I can't wait to sprinkle them on something when I have a cookout. Good luck this week, and hopefully this treatment won't be as bad as the last.
Gloria (and Lucy) in Virginia

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I keep you in my thoughts and prayers, Donna. I hope that this treatment will not be as bad as the last. "Halfway" is a big milestone and before you known it you will be finished. Hang in there! Keep joy in your heart! {{{hugs}}} ♥ Pat

Sherri said...

Donna, your garden looks fabulous! I will be thinking of you tomorrow and I will hold you in my prayers as always! HUGS to you my friend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna,
I was so excited to see that you had posted!! I think about you so often and wonder how you are doing.
Your garden looks so lush and beautiful. I have been enjoying lots of lettuce and radishes from mine. We haven't seen the sun yet, but at least the rain has subsided.
I will be praying that your treatment tomorrow will be easier than the last one.
Take Care.
PS: Hugs to Otis & Riley too :)

Happy@Home said...

Just wanted you to know that the above comment from Kim is Happy@Home Kim. Don't know why it is showing up as it did.

Catherine Holman said...

...and you will have many, many more beautiful summer days ahead of you. Your garden is beautiful just like you. I'm praying for you daily Donna.

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Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your friend is very wise....Sending you warmth and strength.

Your garden looks so green and luscious! I am envying it, now that I just have my tiny little potager on my deck.

Balisha said...

I've been wondering about you. So glad that you posted. Half way through....Hopefully your treatment won't be as difficult as the last.Hang in there my friend...
Hugs, Balisha

Babs said...

I'm so glad to see your post and so glad that by this time tomorrow, you'll be half way through your chemo treatments. Your garden looks sooo good. Glad you've gotten rain. I always think rain is so much better for the garden than tap water.:)
Good thoughts and prayers for you tomorrow.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your garden looks so lush and beautiful...and strawberries, oh my!

The half way point in your treatment, what a milestone...your are so brave and so amazing.

Donna said...

WOW! What a Garden!! I'm envious!
Halfway is Great news Donna! You are in my prayers constantly!
Wish I were there to help out...

camp and cottage living said...

Your garden looks like mine would in 2 months. Hard to believe yours
is so lush so early!
I'm sorry to hear this last treatment hit you so hard. I continue to pray for you my friend.
I'm glad this teatment will make you over half way done. You are getting closer to being finished now.
Hugs to you-Kimberly

Cozy Little House said...

You are in my thoughts and I'm sending good karma your way.

Mimi Sue said...

You know what they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. When this is all over you'll be one strong lady! Prayers are on there way. Beautiful garden! Mimi

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, your garden is looking beautiful.

Soon you will be on the other side of all this medical stuff Donna, you will see. Have a good weekend. Feel Good. Hugs,


Donna said...

Loving you today sweetie!!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Your plants are so beautiful. God bless you today and in the coming days, and give you strength.

Sally said...

Hi Donna, I'm here from our mutual friend Donna in Texas. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending a huge virtual hug.

Pondside said...

By now it's three days after your most recent go-round. You are in my prayers daily - you've come so far, now. Your friend was very wise with her advice!
That garden - my goodness, but it's beautiful. So lush! We're nowhere near that level of green.
I just read that you're originally from Lancaster County - such beautiful countryside. We lived in Chester County for four years, and I became quite familiar with the back roads of Lancaster County.
Hang in there - you're closer to the end of treatment than you are to the beginning now.