Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

More Good News!

Hello Sweet Friends!

Our visit with the doctor was good.
The CT Scan and the Lab Work both have improved
and now they are going to work
on getting rid of his extreme fatigue,
by giving him 2 sessions of chemo a month
instead of 3 and by eliminating one of the medicines. 

As long as his numbers stay in a good range
they will do this and see what happens.

We are hoping and praying for the best.
To get him feeling better and 
improve his quality of life.

Thank you each and every one for your prayers.
We are so grateful :)

Yesterday a friend came over 
and she and I went for a walk.
It was so good to just put everything aside 
and walk and talk with a friend.

We walked the gravel county lane 
behind the hay field
and along the irrigation canal.
There is no traffic at all along this trail. 

It's very peaceful :) 

I've got my garden all planted
and the yard, flowers and fruit trees 
are all starting to wake up 
from their winter nap.

Garlic chives.

One of my above ground beds.

 Grapes and rhubarb. 


My first rose blooms.

Yes, I'm still smiling!

We are taking it one day at a time
and trusting the Lord.

His Love and Wisdom is far beyond ours.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


  1. Lovely to hear more good news! I am happy for you both and pray Steve's numbers will remain acceptable and that he can recover some energy and feel better more days of the week. God is good. I see you have grown out your hair again; it looks great . . . long ago we had a conversation about that. I am doing the same (again) even though I'm an old lady now! LOL.

  2. Continued prayers. Glad for your good news!

  3. Connie, it does my heart good to read your news. Praying for continued improvement.
    Sometimes a walk through the countryside is just what is needed.

  4. This IS wonderful news!! God is so good!!
    A walk with a friend is just what you needed I'm sure.

  5. I'm so pleased with your good health reports. You are so right, in situations like these, you just have to take one day at a time. Your garden is looking great and it seems spending time with your friend Diego the world of good. So happy to see that you are still smiling!

  6. A lovely photo of your smiling face, Connie♥ You do live in such a pretty and peaceful part of the world. How wonderful Steve's test results are positive and how wonderful you can walk with a friend through your beautiful countryside, sharing friendship and conversation. Praying for you both, lovely Connie.

  7. I am so glad that you where able to go on a peaceful walk with your friend, that is the best thing ever.
    So, happy for your hubby ~ Still praying!!!

  8. I am so happy to hear the good news. God Bless You Both.

  9. Beautiful pictures and a wonderful smile, and best of all is that great news! Praising God with you!

  10. That's wonderful to hear the good news! It's nice that you and your friend were able to go for a walk and recharge, it's probably just what you needed. Keeping your husband in my prayers. Kelly

  11. I'm so glad about the good news. That is wonderful. Sure hope he gets to feeling better. Love the pictures. Looks like you could walk for miles and miles on that gravel road and not see anyone. Can't wait to see your garden grow, oh and those pretty little apricots! Wish we had enough sun to grow fruit.

  12. So happy that you have received good news... the power or prayer! Your garden looks great and it's so nice to have a friend to walk and talk with. Keeping you and Steve in my prayers.

  13. Hi Connie i am your newest follower,hope you will visit and follow me too.
    I am sorry to hear that your husband hasnt been well,but i am glad that he has tests are showing improvement,i will pray for him and for you .
    Oh i love your space and the beautiful gardens and plants that you have i am sure they keep you and your hubby busy.xx

  14. I am so happy to hear this good news! And glad to hear that you had such a nice visit with your friend and got to walk and talk. I'm sure you really needed that. Your gardens are always so beautiful...I'm in awe of how much you get done. Beautiful picture of you with your hat. You have such a pretty smile. Continued prayers for both of you!

  15. So wonderful to hear about the good news. Blessings,

  16. This news is so so wonderful. I have been away from blogging a little and am way behind on my visits...I have kept you two in my prayers...and am so thankful to hear this news. Please know I think of you often...I am still having a little trouble getting used to my new life without Bill...2 years in July...and I am doing ok...just not as interested in blogging as I once was. It's ok, Jesus is taking every step with me and holding me up..stronger ea day...much love to you and your sweetheart...and this photo of you is sooo adorable. xoxo

  17. Oh Connie, that is just wonderful news. God is so good! Your walk sounds like just what you needed at that time. Your garden looks great but your smile is even more beautiful. I love it!

  18. That is wonderful news.
    That rose is beautiful and I just love that happy smiling face :)

  19. I'm glad things are improving for your husband. It's been a harrowing time for you both.Nothing like a lovely long walk to make things slot back into "normal". Is that rose a "Double Delight"?

  20. Hi Connie- your Garden looks fabulous- lovely photos you have taken. Best wishes to You and Steve always. Regards. KEV.

  21. Hello Connie. So glad you got to walk with a friend. At the last church jazz vespers service I went to, we all prayed for Steve. Then I read that things were a little better so I am SO GRATEFUL for the prayers. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you during this difficult time. Your garden and flowers look gorgeous! Susan

  22. Yippee Connie!!! :) So glad to hear this news! Things are looking so optimistic!! I hope hubbie regains his energy soon, he must be so wiped out from all the chemo. I love your smile, your roses, you garlic chives and your walk photos!!! :) xxx

  23. Glad you are still smiling, Connie, and I am so thrilled that Steve is doing so well---that the chemo continues---that the drs are fighting for him as he fights for a cure and/or remission. And, who knows, the longer he remains in a remissive state the more chance a new treatment or drug might come along. You are BOTH in my prayers. xo Diana

  24. So GLAD and happy for the good news! Love your green hay fields and the picture of where you walked. It's wonderful to have a friend to share our cares and concerns with! Sometimes a walk will do a world of good. Your place looks so lush and verdant right now.. all the green, and vines and new leaves and fruits sprouting out! What a wonderful place to be at this time in your life. Hope Steve will regain some of his energy and continue on the path to total recovery. Hugs to you both! Marilyn

  25. Yippee! Keep the good news coming and praise the Lord! Glad you could get out for a walk. Your garden season is farther along than mine and all that good food will help to keep you and Steve well! Hugs. Nancy

  26. Connie, I love hearing news like this. Continued prayers to you both...

  27. So, so glad to see this. We will continue to pray.

  28. Oh Connie I have been waiting to hear how everything went, so glad to hear your good news and I will pray that he gets more strength back.
    So important for you to get out and just walk and soak up the fresh air and talk with a friend.
    Looks like everything is coming along beautifully, that rose is so lovely, have a great weekend!

  29. So pleased you have some good news Connie, take one day at a time. Thoughts and prayers are with you both. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs. Isn't nature wonderful! xx

  30. Such a blessing that things are improving for your sweetheart; I'm so glad to read this happy news!
    You are both in my prayers.
    I'm so glad that you had a chance to go for a walk and talk with a friend; balm for your soul :)

    Sending warm wishes and continued prayers your way.

  31. Oh Yes!! that is great news.
    Going for a walk is always a great idea!! :)
    Prayers will continue, each morning when I walk!!

  32. So nice to meet you Connie, I apologize for being late in coming by, but lately I go for days and weeks and do not pick up my computer, an almost unheard of thing , right!
    I am so happy to hear such a great report for your Dear husband, I will be praying for him and for your strength and to keep giving that big smile I see.
    I agree it is so wonderful to have friends to share and help us along the way!
    Your garden is also so lovely, ours is coming along very nicely too!
    I look forward to getting to know you, I am adding you to my friends list and following too!
    Thank you for your sweet comment.

  33. Great news from the last medical tests! I'm so happy for you! Your garden is looking really good. Gorgeous roses and it's so lovely to see you smiling! With you all the way!

  34. Hi Connie, It’s great to hear the good news on Steve. Will keep him, and you, in my prayers. I love the photos you took on your walk around your place. I admire your ability to get out for a peaceful walk so easily. I’ve been walking around Green Lake each day. If I go really early it can be peaceful. Take care, Connie, and have a happy long weekend. Your blogging friend on the west side, John

  35. Great news!

    I'm so glad you got out for a walk with your friend.

  36. So happy to see your smiling face, Connie, and rejoicing with you over this latest news. Glad, too, that you were able to take a walk with a friend and enjoy your beautiful surroundings. My prayers continue for both Steve and you. Love & hugs, Nancy

  37. Lovely to see all of your photographs.
    So pleased to read your better news, continued prayers for you both.

    All the best Jan

  38. Dear Connie, I hope and pray he will continue to improve and be able to reduce the chemo permanently. Bill must be doing the same one he is as he does 3 weeks on and one off too. Life is full as long as we focus on the good and the Lord. At times things get overwhelming as I'm sure they do for you too, but still there's time to stop and smell the flowers and give thanks for what we have and not what we've lost (hair anyone?) Be well and remember to take care of yourself too.

  39. Hi Connie, i sure am praying for your Steve and praying for you as well. Love hearing the good news . Nice to see you got the garden going looks great! And you look so pretty in your pictur . Lisa @Sweet Tea N Salty Air