Lorelei has taken up gardening

Since our whole mission with chemo is to stop cancer cells from growing, Lorelei decided to bring balance into her life (plus some healthy sun and exercise) by trying to grow something else. We made a trip to "Green Thumb" nursery and bought four flats of pansies and planted them in the front flower beds. It felt good to step away from our usual sterile germaphobic life and get dirty, even muddy. Something about hands in soil just feels right. We're looking forward to watching these beautiful ORANGE flowers grow over the next few months as the cancer cells die. Lorelei was even brave enough to go outside without a wig or hat. She let me take this picture, but of course she "hates" it. She thinks her head is too white. But I think she is beautiful.

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