Friday, April 19, 2013

The seasons are changing.

G'day. I can truthfully say I love the winter. I am not a summer girl by any stretch of the imagination. Today, where I live, in my beautiful part of Australia, the day has been cool. Sun has been out, but there was no warmth in it. Wind was chilly and I was delighted. Our seasons are changing and about jolly time too, as far as I am concerned. We have had one extremely hot and very long summer and it's time for it to take a hike.

Our garden is coming along nicely. The photo shows a small portion of the backyard. The old "gate" is actually an old single bedhead. Hubby rescued it from being thrown down the tip on the farm where he works. He has attached it to the arch and it looks fabulous. Clever and thoughtful man this hubby of mine. He knows something good when he sees it.

Once again I would like to thank those who have left lovely messages on my blog about my breast cancer. I have now started my chemotherapy and the first dose is over and done with. It hasn't been a walk in the park. I have had a few very bad days, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will get there. I went out for lunch today with some very good friends and that has been just what I needed. The next two weeks should be ok for me, before the next cycle starts.

My son's partner is back in hospital. All was looking so good, the operation to remove the brain tumour went very well. No real side affects and no complications and that was a relief. But, this morning there was extremely bad weeping from the wound and after a visit to the ER this morning, it's back into surgery as I write this. There is a hole that shouldn't be there and 4 of the staples holding the wound together were doing nothing whatsoever. Clearly something was not right. My son will ring me when he knows more. Hopefully it will be something they can rectify quickly. But it does look like a stay in hospital for a few days will be on the cards.

Take care.


  1. hi Liz, your garden is looking wonderful! great idea with the gate...
    glad that you are on the road to recovery, and hope that everything works out for your son's partner...
    keep well my friend

  2. Oh, I am aching for some warmth. We get to the stage here when we don't want to wear coats anymore, even though it's still cold, because we can't bear all the layers anymore!! So good to read you today. The garden is lovely, and obviously the most good thing your husband knew when he saw it was you!

  3. Nice to get your update. I am also loving this cooler weather. Brisbane days are cool in the morning and warm during the day. Very pleasant. Your garden looks very green. Sorry to hear that your son's partner is having a difficult recovery. Thinking of you and sending lots of positive vibes.

  4. It's nice to hear from you, Liz!
    Your garden looks great! I LOVE the bed/gate!

  5. It is good to hear from you. I know your positive attitude helps with your recovery. Best to you and your son's partner. (I'm a summer girl, myself. Our winters aren't horrible, in SoCal, but give my sumner anytime.)

  6. G'day, Liz:) What a beautiful garden! I love the gate, so creative and much more ornate and original than anything new. Being on the opposite side of the world, it seems so odd to hear about the start of winter. I'm looking forward to spring, it is slow coming this year. Thanks for the update on your health; I think of you in my prayers.