Celebrating Early

June 30, 2021 - Nearly a week since my last post! But a celebration is in order. 17 weeks ago, I had an endoscopy, with little expectati...
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Getting Ready for a New Day

June 24, 2021 - Each evening, as the last bit of glorious sunshine filters through the trees beyond our western fence, Judy picks the fi...
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Property Lines

June 23, 2021 - So, the new neighbor finally hired his own surveyors to mark the boundaries of the property that he purchased last year.
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What If It Spreads

June 19, 2021 - Okay, this is ridiculous! 1 of three photos taken with iPhone 12 Pro Max. Initially, I did not think I managed to includ...
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Among the Living

June 18, 2021 - Rough three days! I felt absolutely miserable, even wondering if this feeling would ever end. But Thursday morning was d...
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Three Weeks

June 15, 2021 - It's funny how quickly I seize on good news! Dr. Jones told me Monday morning that I would only receive three weeks of d...
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Smiling, But It's Not a Joke

June 14, 2021 - We have a few jokes in our daylily collection. This is one of them: "Tipsy Parson". We've got a few others that have nam...
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Not Just a Patch

June 12, 2021 - I shared this photo some years ago, but it represents something different this time. Renewal. As good as new. Durable....
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Keeping Track

June 11, 2021 - Data: numbers, words, pictures, who knows what kinds of information can be digitized and stored? I'm aware that my diag...
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Escape to Paradise

June 09, 2021 - Among the daylilies that were blooming for the first time on the morning after my final chemotherapy treatment was "Esca...
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Can You See Me Smiling

June 08, 2021 - Wearing my 25 year old sailboat shirt, (I just couldn't part with it when I was thinning out my closet a few years ago b...
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22 and 4

June 07, 2021 - Twenty-two different varieties of daylilies blooming this morning and my fourth and final chemotherapy treatment. Both g...
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This Side Effect

June 05, 2021 - I was awake early Friday morning. My feet and hands were especially numb the night before. The soles of my feet and the...
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The Bloom Begins

June 04, 2021 - Gradually color emerges. First, there is just a glimpse. But then the petals begin to peel away and the structure of the...
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Even in the Shade

June 03, 2021 - Judy has worked hard on this corner of the backyard. Several years ago she scrounged every building site around for flat...
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Step Out in the Rain

June 02, 2021 - This morning began with me in a funk. It's raining. The pool is cold. I have cancer. What I thought would be a good week...
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