Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Nanni's Beautiful Flower Garden

This evening we had a nice visit with Nanni in her flower garden. H was sick today so it was one of the first days since Nanni's diagnosis (12 weeks ago) that we haven't been able to be there all day. We were sad this morning, but I used the time to clean our basement (uuughhh). Nanni finally called and gave us clearance to come over. We chatted for a while with a friend who stopped by to visit from California and then Nanni, H and I went to sit in the garden. The garden is a very special place at Nanni's house and being able to be there all together is very important to us. Here are a few shots of our time.

We think this is the baby "zardo" of the big mama zardo we posted about a while back. As soon as I snapped the picture, he dove off the butterfly bush. He is definately not a poser like the other zardo.
Nanni's garden is so full of butterflies that they actually land on you at times. There are a bunch of baby butterflies or really small butterflies that will actually sit on your shoulders as you walk up the driveway. I have to remember to bring my camera for those little guys.
Nanni was feeling a little tired today so she was already in her jammies. Of course, she wanted the jammies to match the garden for photos so she wore her purple ones!
We are so lucky that we live so close to Nanni so that we can be there with her everyday. Right after we took these pictures she realized that her hair is starting to really fall out. I had noticed a few days ago b/c it was all sitting on her shirt, but I didn't want to upset her. I told her it was probably a tad of punishment for when the other chemo people asked about her hair and she ran her fingers through it saying..."oh, my chemo doesn't make your hair fall out." Not to worry, I told Nanni that we will buy her a hot pink bob wig and get her a few "tats" like the L.A. Ink show :) Ha ha. I think she will look great even without hair, but here is the cutsie chemo girl looking cute even on a bad day!
In addition to all of the rest and relaxation in the flower/lavender garden, H had to make sure that he and Nanni did their "nut" work. They collect nuts, throw them into the woods, and say "you drive me nuts"...."no, you drive me nuts" ... "Menuts....who is menuts!"

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