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Recovery Bonsai Update #70 Monday

By: GardenGrrl, 5:28 AM GMT on July 11, 2011

Outdoor gardening has been a wash this year due to heat and upcoming disability, so I thought I would start an indoor bonsai garden.

Most bonsai should be kept outdoors because they are actual trees. The cute little junipers sold cheap at the All-Marts for indoors, should actually be kept outside if you want them to thrive.

Certain house plants can be made into bonsai and thrive indoors. Ficus and Ming Aralias do quite well.
The plant above is called a False Aralia,it was the closest thing to an indoor bonsai starter that I could find at Home Depot. So I divided the roots into three plants spread in a bonsai pot and time will tell how it will turn out.

I'm calling this one; Courage, Hope, Strength.
The crystal was found in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho and given to me by a friend who saved my life during that trip. (Believe me it is never fun to hang by your shorts from a nail high above a river gorge.)

Pinball bumper, that's from a pinball convention and one of the great joys in my life. Where there is joy is also hope.

The malachite cat came from a tourist shop in Hot Springs one of my favorite vacation destinations. Egyptian temple guardians and symbol of feminine strength never under estimate a determined cat.

So my garden will grow indoors. When they take my womb and the darkness that consumes it, I too will make my own spring and grow again.

Updated: 12:20 AM GMT on July 19, 2011


New Path I don't Want.

By: GardenGrrl, 9:32 AM GMT on July 07, 2011

This is me having a really great day. The tattoo's are from me having some really great other days before I blew into Texas 14 years ago, met the love of my life and settled down. I have never regretted either parts of my life.

For the past year or so the doctors have been "crying wolf" after my annual physical. I've had tests, MRI's, ultra-sounds; all fine. I've changed doctors.

Some six months later from the last ultrasound I have no energy, terrible cramps. I've lost weight. This time the ultrasound shows a mass so large they are not sure if it's from the ovaries, the uterus or what. My blood tests are not friendly.

The new gyno has an appointment for me with one of the best gyno-oncologists in N. Texas for this Monday. They are saying the following week for surgery.

Have I been feeling sorry for myself? Yes. Am I scared? Good Lord I'm terrified. Really don't know what else to say. It is what it is.



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