Randy's family's here from L.A.....
It's been really nice to see his sister and others. We have had a family BBQ every night since they got here. I have smelled like a bonfire every night too, so showers have been my escape. I hate to smell like smoke, which is probably why I never picked up the habit.
Anyways, on top of all that, WE STARTED OUR GARDEN!!! I am super excited to finally have sprouts growing. We are going to have so many tomato plants this year, plus jalapenos, habaneros, sweet onions, chives, cantaloupe, sunflowers, lettuce, carrots, basil and cilantro. We cleaned out the planter box that was already here and added a drip system, plus added 2 more boxes on the other side of the house. The yard is Easter ready as Randy has pruned everything in the back and planted 2 palms (on sale @ Home Depot for $8.96) and some ivy. We have really enjoyed this time together listening to music and working together. Cancer or not, he kicked butt. He felt really defeated yesterday though. He has been working really hard for someone going through chemo, but he is still hard on himself. He's not quite able to do as much at once as he used to. To quote Jeremy, "Randy having chemo, makes him equal to everyone else now". (meaning, he used to work circles around everyone before he got sick, now he just works at the same pace as them...) That undoubtedly isn't good enough for him, and of course he pushed himself pretty hard, but the job got done, and now he can take a break.
He goes back in for round 7 of chemo on Friday. This is another week long cycle, and then I go in for my procedure on Monday. I do have a big favor to ask, but I will save that for another blog session. Thanks for all of your support and love. It means more than we can say.