On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

'Tis that time of year

I drew and painted in front of the telly again.  Steve and I are so incredibly addicted to the Doc Martin series from England.  I've never seen village life in Cornwall and doubt that this series is an accurate representation, but we sure are enjoying it anyway!

A spring storm is headed our way and expected to reach land in the next few hours.  We've had a couple weeks of stellar weather so it's about time to have something more active.

In the meantime, I've taken a few steps toward preparing a summer garden.  I have five tomato plants, all different, sitting on my kitchen counter ready for planting as soon as the weather clears.  I was also gifted five cucumber plants and several pole beans. The flowers are already in pots and half-barrels.  As much as I enjoy and look forward to our long rainy season, I also enjoy preparing for summer.


  1. Simply lovely and classy. =) I really like it, and I could see the design on some china or mugs.

  2. ...love this sweet little flower...the colors are so pretty.

  3. Kelly -- Thank you so much!


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