I have received the OK from my oncologist to drive up to Berkeley for daughter's graduation. To make sure that my immune system will be stronger, I will not have any chemo therapy, tomorrow. They will give me hydration and maybe an immune booster injection. The plan is to drive up to Berkeley on Sunday for the graduation ceremony which will be held on Monday. Monday night. In an outdoor arena. Whose bright idea was that? Night time temperatures in Berkeley tend to be in the low 50s! That, to daughter and me is FREEZING! Neither daughter nor I are looking forward to spending over 3 hours sitting outdoors at night when it is that cold! Brr! If they had to have it outdoors, surely they could have had it during the day? Or, if they had to have it at night, surely they could have had it indoors in one of the halls? OK, I shall not whine any more. I am grateful I am able to attend my daughter's graduation, even if it will be freezing cold.
|Dracaena at the Beginning of December 2015|
The dracaena I brought home from the office at the end of last year and transplanted didn't do well due to insufficient sunlight in the room I had kept it (I had to hide it in the 3rd bedroom because the plant is toxic to cats and Dancer kept trying to eat the leaves). The leaves on two of its branches died off completely and the leaves on the third branch started to die off, as well. Finally, I brought it out to the window between the living room and dining room and pruned back the two branches that had lost all the leaves. Gradually, the one branch with some leaves still left on it picked up and guess what's showing at the end of one of the branches that was cut back?
In the meantime, the sections I pruned off are in a jar of water. I am hoping that they will root and I'll be able to grow a few new plants. Dancer still occasionally tries to eat the leaves, but he is not as taken up with the plant now as he was when I first brought it home.
Today, I am grateful for:
- I am able to be present at daughter's graduation (freezing, but present).
- The car was serviced before the long drive to Berkeley and back.
- The blood test was done without any difficulty.
- A lovely, warm day (mid 80s)
- The dracaena plant is reviving!
How was your Thursday?