I'm back home after a wonderful weekend at son Steve and his wife's (Meg) house. It was fun to be with them, and Steve and I stayed up late each night talking over old and new times, and just catching up. He's my 3rd (out of 4) child, and now has two of his own. They have two great dogs and I really loved being around them as well.
With me being gone Jeannie, Donald, and their two girls were able to stay comfortably in my house. I would gladly give up my bedroom and sleep on the couch if he stayed here with them, but he's been with his Mom and trying to help her get her house in order. It's difficult and we still have until the end of this year before our new house is move-in ready. We took a drive out to check the progress and it's coming along nicely, although I wish it would go faster. I am so excited about my "in-law suite" which will be exactly enough room for me and Rocky, and will suit us just fine. I will take some photos next time I'm out there.
Donald and I are planning a wonderful garden in one corner of the property, and it is going to be a great way to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for our table. My son (Steve) and his wife (Megan) have a house with an incredible array of garden produce and fruit trees. If the weather cooperates we will be fortunate to have the best, tastiest, and most healthy food that we grow ourselves (and which are chemical free!). I'm a lucky woman!
Last week I started the cancer treatments (infusions) again and it went quite well. I'm starting to feel better now than I have in a month or so, and I'm hopeful. I realize the benefits only last about 2 years and then the cancer will probably come back, but I would like to do it this way for as long as I can. It's painless, and has no really bad side effects - I still have my long thick hair, my appetite, and just about everything I hope for. I am a very fortunate woman, and just hope my luck holds out until my time comes to cross over!
It is good to see Rocky again. Jeannie had their dog (Tito) here and the two dogs are great company for each other, even though they are so different in size.
I skipped a trip to Costco this evening (although I sent Jeannie with my list) and am staying here with the two dogs. They are so sweet and such good company. I'll have to say our family dogs are so special. Steve has two, and Jeannie and I have one each. Pets give us such unconditional love, and can read our minds especially when we're sad.
I've had a great weekend and hope all of you reading this have had a great one as well. My family and our pets are my treasures!