Hmm ... Spring is hiding from the Pacific North West this year. We had some nice temps in Feb.. just a teasing I think. The tress are getting gree, the grass is growing. I saw the flowering plum trees all pink. We had a ver small amount of Snow this morning.. Yes snow. I had to brush it off the car.. the really wet heavy stuff.. Then this afternoon the sun was out, and I was outside in a sweat-shirt.
I have not smoked for 40 days.. This is a Big deal for me. (and so far I have not gained weight) also an issue since I gained weight after the stroke. I am feeling better and noticing a difference. I am using the new medicine, to quit smoking, it has been helpful. I only had a couple really crabby days..LOL I also have used an on-line stop smoking support group.
I made it through the 10 days John was in Phoenix visiting his mother and family. I had people I could call if I needed help. I feel very good/independent that I managed all myself. I was careful and I took my cell phone outside with me. The neighbor above walks his dogs down to the property line every day.. and he checked on me too.. Family members called me to make sure all was well and that I didn't need anything.
John's sister took loads of photos and e mailed them to us. So we have some great pictures of the family and siblings with mom. I printed out some for John as a surprise.
I crocheted a "cheery chemo cap" for mom. The Dr's said she may not lose her hair. John gave it to her and they all thought it was so cute.. and said I should make them and sell them..LOL. Well last night John talked to Mom and she is beginning to lose her hair.. She said I may need another .. and I will have to look for some.
John and I had gone to Seattle yesterday and I had him stop at one craft store.. I bought some of the yarn I needed in another color and had a 2nd hat already started for mom. John told her I had another started..
I have my airline tickets ... I will be going to Arizona to stay with mom for a week. So I will be off site from April 10th through the 21st .. I am looking forward to spending time with her.
Thank you all who have kept our family in your thoughts and prayers.. please continue.. Mom will be starting her 2nd round of chemo on Wednesday. She is a spunky little lady and holds a very special place in our hearts.