Monday, June 27, 2011

And There Was June

June has come and almost gone! It is difficult for me to find time to blog as of late. Here's a glimpse of what is going on here on the farm and in our lives.

John and I saw the dermatologist at the beginning of the month. I had one place removed and John had seven removed. Mine was fine. John has 2 to come back as pre cancer and one as melanoma. He had surgery last Monday the 20th. He has 8 stitches inside and 10 outside. The doctor says there is less than 5% of a chance they will have to go back in again.

John has now lost 53 pounds since March 7th. I am down 30 something. We are very excited!

I am working MANY hours as of late. Things are getting busier as time goes on and it is hard with the little ones in tow. I am blessed though!

My Mom is making remarkable progress with the HSV Encephalitis. Her brain is healing and she is overcompensating for the loss of it. She started keeping her own house and is cooking some from memory now. The neuro doc is amazed and says it is not of his doing but the Lord's! Amen to that!!! WE do not have to see him or the infectious disease doc for 3 months and the best news is that if Mom is still progressing at this rate.........he will let her start driving again!!! YAY! She is staying with Daddy in the afternoon for the last couple of open hours at our market each day. WE did find out that she has Celiac disease though and that has been interesting finding out what she can and CANNOT have to eat. Also, she had a pain block today in her back for the pain.

The boys are doing well and I cannot believe that they start to Kindergarten in 6 short weeks! They are so very excited and I am too (for them)!!!

The farm is hopping! We are picking peaches, nectarines, apples. blueberries, tomatoes (green and ripe), squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cabbage and cantaloupes. We have finished the broccoli. Most of the plums were froze out. We have 300 plum trees and might pick 20 baskets overall. Not good!
They are picking about 200 baskets of peaches a day and in the next few weeks that will increase to 400-600 a day.

We have had some excitement around here as of late. Several more storms (thankfully no tornadoes) but we have had 70mph winds and more. Someone was snooping around at the back of the house last Saturday night about 9pm (the boys and I were home by ourselves) and they even knocked on the door. Scary!

Oh and if you like Paula Deen, pick up the September/October issue of her magazine. The magazine folks were here at our farm last month and it appears as though the farm and my sister in law will be featured in it!!!!! SCREAM! We love us some Paula Deen!!!!

Well, the bed is calling my name. It'll be a long day tomorrow. Lots of work at different places.

Happy June!!


Julie said...

Marva, such exciting news!!! Praise God for your Momma's healing! Praise God for all of His blessings!

So exciting about the magazine!

Congrats on the weightloss too!

Nikki said...

I'm sorry to hear about John's melanoma, but it sounds like you caught it good and early! Great!!

And good for you and John about losing so much weight. I bet you feel like a million bucks right now!

Praise the Lord for your mother's recovery. Who else could have done it?

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mamacantrix said...

Thanks so much for the update! Praise the Lord! Do we get to see some pictures? :) Take care, sweetie! <3

smilernpb said...

Hi Marva, it's been wonderful hearing what you have been up to. I bet those peaches look great, I remember the amazing pictures you posted last year. Keep up the good work and remember to look after yourself and find time for you to have a little rest! Hugs xo

MyKidsMom said...

Wow, you have so much going on Marva! I didn't know about your Mom, but it sounds like the Lord is doing great things in her recovery!

I always love hearing about your farm life, though I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your plum crop. I'm going to keep my eye out for that magazine. Take care.