Though the temperatures can be a bit too high for my liking, June has always been a favored month of mine. Garden blooms are abundant this time of year, and a variety of daylily blooms present a rainbow of colors. Right on time, our first daylily bloom of the season made an appearance yesterday! Perhaps I will dig one of the big Nikon cameras out of storage in my home office and have a photo shoot. Perhaps not. Frivolity hasn’t been a high priority lately. My go-to camera for the past couple of months has been the iPhone. It’s all about quick and simple snapshots.
May was extremely busy. Between the two of us, we had 11 medical appointments. Plus, Mr. Jim had a trip to the ER because of a pulmonary embolism (PE) and stayed in the hospital for three days. A quick glance at June’s calendar shows a schedule of another 10 medical appointments. Gee whiz, June is going to be busy too!
Mr. Jim has finished five chemo treatments and has one more to go before a CAT scan. Then we’ll find out whether more chemo treatments are recommended. He has tolerated the chemo better as time has gone on. Also, an appetite has returned in the past week. Thank goodness for small favors! Breathing and fatigue issues remain as he recovers from the PE. Mr. Jim also has quite a bit of swelling in his legs because of the existing heart strain cause by the PE. The doctors say that it can take months for those negative effects to dissipate. Your continued prayers for him are greatly appreciated! We’re doing our best to keep our spirits up.
The calendar also shows that I have a birthday at the end of this month! Wow, it will be number 62. If we celebrate with candles and cake, some advance notice to the fire department may be prudent.
The monthly photo challenge is coming up on the 14th of the month. The theme is “stormy weather.” I hope you can join in!
I never know when I might have a few spare minutes, so I pop in and visit blogging friends at all hours of the day and night. In order to save time, I usually don’t leave comments. Thank you for your continued understanding of my limitations.
I am getting a little bit weary of featuring Charleston photos for “photo of the week.” I think I'll switch gears and start culling through archived travel files from a different location. Where, you ask? Hmm, I’m thinking scenic Utah. Does that sound good to you?