This month will be similar to the last month. Cancer continues to rule our world. Also, my self-imposed blogging slowdown remains in force. Real life gets priority over an Internet life. No question about it. I note that I’ve lost a couple of followers lately. If some people are impatient and annoyed that I'm not posting often enough for their entertainment, then it is best that they move on. Just saying…
Mr. Jim’s chemotherapy treatments continue throughout May. Extreme fatigue and breathing problems are the major issues causing us concern at the present time. Other health issues are manageable. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. Thank you so much for the cheerful and thoughtful e-mails and cards that you have sent us. We appreciate it more than you can ever know.
I have some medical appointments this month as well, including my annual physical. They are all scheduled to cause the least amount of impact on Mr. Jim’s treatments, of course.
In between taking care of Mr. Jim’s needs, I am gradually getting caught up with household chores and landscaping projects. The landscaping contractor has been called back to replace the new maple tree that failed to leaf out. It should be replaced soon. I’ve got another contractor lined up this week to clean the cottage windows (inside and out), clean out the gutters, and pressure wash the front porch, walkway, and driveway. Completion of that big chunk of work will be worth every penny.
The photo challenge is coming up this weekend, and I will be scrambling to participate in this enterprise of my own making. Like Elvis, creativity has left the building. I rarely have time to work on post-processing now. Forget about going out and about to take new photos. It’s just not going to happen. Believe me, I would have never taken on the commitment early last year for these monthly photo challenges if I knew how drastically our lives would change just a few short months later. Let’s hope that I can sustain enough effort to keep the challenges going!
The heating system for our cottage is now getting a rest and the air conditioning system is taking over. Lovely warm temperatures have arrived, trees are decked out in their emerald finery, birds are busy building nests, and colorful flowers are blossoming. Spring has arrived in all of its glory! I hope that you relish the changing season with abandon and joyfully notice the everyday miracles in your life.