In need of patience

My back porch is my little piece of heaven. I like to sit and read out there whenever I can. I rinsed off the concrete Saturday but I really, really, can't wait to get the neighbor kid over to give it a good cleaning with the pressure washer. I get ansy when it's good weather and it is not clean enough to sit. I'm not a very patient person. It's not one of my virtues. Lack of patience is reason number one why I'm going a little crazy these past few days. Silently freaking out because my husband did not want anyone to know he has melanoma skin cancer.
Finally the news is out. I think everyone knows because he is having the surgery next monday. He had to tell his work because he will be out for 2 to 4 weeks. The worst part is we do not know if it has spread. He has caught it early and the Dr. is not worried, so that is good news. I however will not be happy until I know for sure.
He is going to try to work from home after a couple of weeks and I think it is a great idea however now I'll have to share my office with him. Oh, and change is not something I take to very well either. His office is shutting down the end of summer and everyone in the office will work out of his or her home. That is good thing for him but I thought I had all summer to get ready for the transition. Oh well. I hope we don't kill each other spending so much time together. It will be interesting.


  1. Hi Sweetie:

    I will keep you all in my prayers for your husbands surgery. Early detection really seems to make a difference so that is what I will wish for your husband.

    You and I must have been separated at birth because I am the same way...I am impatient and I do not like change, period.

    Sending you love and well wishes,

  2. Charlie, I have you and Hubs in my thoughts and meditations. CS is right -- early detection is its own reward and the doc seems okay, as well.

    AND NObody likes sharing their piece of heaven, sweetie. And you have a fine one from these photos!

    Sending you true friendship and affection -- x

  3. I hope all goes well with your husband.
    I have been through prostate Cancer with mine and open heart surgery.The worst was retirement ! He is in Real Estate and works from a home office. Big adjustment-but-we will celebrate our 40th in July. Wer have survived. Love your work and blog,hope we can be friends.

  4. I'm so far behind in my blog reading and I'm just heart sick about your husband's news.

    As a cancer survivor, my heart and my prayers are with him. And with you, because I learned during my own treatment that this is hard on those we love in a different way than it for us, but no less real. If you want to talk, you know where to find me.

    As for patience...I actually learned that during my cancer treatment...something I sorely needed. But I do know exactly what you are talking about - the weather is fine, you want to be outside but there is work to be done to make it "hospitable"...

  5. Oh sweetie! You definitely have a full plate. I'll be praying for you and your husband. I can't even imagine having to share my creative space with someone but I'm sure you will adjust and even enjoy it. Hugs.