I had an exceptionally good day today. My arm is stronger, and I actually have regained a bit of use in my right hand. I'm even using it tonight on the keyboard, with not too many typos! Son-in-law came this afternoon and we got 36 hills of potatoes planted, plus a double row of snap peas and a row of sweet peas. My arm and hand were strong enough to balance a hoe or the light weight rake, so I even got a little bit of garden cleanup done. Not much, but some! Bryan is such a good helper, but I must constantly preach to him to keep his size 14 boots out of my soft garden beds. The man cannot keep his feet in the pathways! I think I'm going to have to put the little wire fencing around some of the beds to protect them from "Bigfoot Bryan"! While we were in the garden, I did get down on one knee to move a seed potato and couldn't get back up, LOL! Bryan had to come to my rescue.
I also got a small container salad garden started on the patio table this morning. If it grows, I'll have a tiny personal space to putter in for a while. There are a few spinach plants, a bit of lettuce and about a dozen tiny onions in it. If my fingers are still working tomorrow, I'll try to get a picture or two. My lunch salad was a big bowl of baby spinach leaves and lettuce from earlier sown seedlings. It was so fresh and crispy...and I couldn't even taste it! I lost my sense of taste after yesterday's radiation treatment. I had lost about five pounds in the past week, so I was looking forward to pigging out. Bummer that everything tasted like wallpaper paste! I found I could taste chocolate, so Mr. Granny keeps bringing me Almond Joys and M & Ms. Daughter Amy baked chocolate chip cookies for me, and I had a couple with a glass of chocolate milk. I'll probably gain that five pounds back by tomorrow.