Thursday, June 7, 2007

Not much

I don't have much to say, but I am sure I will come up with something. I have done okay since chemo, I have been tired, as usual, but not too bad. Today was a bit of a crummy day for some reason. I think half of it was mental, just one of those days I didn't have energy which affected my mood (is it affect or effect: sorry English people, I don't remember). I was having some strange symptoms, abdominal cramping and some odd bleeding, so I had to go get abdominal xrays and bloodwork done today. Everything came back normal so that is good. They talked about stopping one of the chemo drugs because of the bleeding. I am a little concerned about stopping it, it is supposed to be a great drug. I don't want to halt the progress that is being made, ya know. Anyway, we have a fun weekend ahead, I will tell you all about it next week.. I will keep it top secret for now, hehe.

My heart goes out to Kelsey Smith's family. I can't imagine their heartache. This and all the many tragedies and senseless acts that happen are so frustrating and saddening to me. I was praying that they would find her safe and not harmed. I don't always understand why these things happen. I know we will never know why some people can be so inhumane. I am sure though that she is in Heaven. It is another reminder that our time is short, we have to live today. I sometimes feel like a broken record saying that but I think that is one of my main messages from this experience. Maybe I am going through this to remind people through my life that we are to "live on earth as it is in heaven".

On a more upbeat note: We tried to put Ella on the potty today. When I was going to the bathroom, she kept saying potty, potty, so I tried to get her on the potty. She didn't want to go but then proceeded to run off without her diaper on. Then grandma went potty to show her and as soon as grandma started to go Ella pottied right on the floor. It was hilarious. I guess she is not quite ready for pee peeing in the potty. It is so cute seeing her run around without her diaper, she's got such a cute tushie, you all know what I am talking about. Anyway, I am going to go eat some crunch berry captain crunch cereal, I am addicted! I hope you all have a great weekend. oh, is anyone else appauled that Paris Hilton is out of jail. ugh! don't get me started.
Enjoy the sun and time with your family and friends this weekend.

Here are some new photos of Ella and the family.


Andrea said...

I'm so sorry for your crummy day and all the not so fun physical things going on. As you said getting off the phone, I'm so glad to be here close to you as well. Thank you!! I'm glad we've gotten to do so much since we've moved, even though I feel like I should be doing more to help. Thanks for understanding. As so many have said on your blog, you are an inspiration. I do believe that God is using you to help many of us - in many ways. But to remember that how we live our lives here is only in preparation for heaven is such an awesome gift to teach. Thank you for reminding us each and every day to love one another as much as we love God - for that's what the commandments say to do!! I hope you have a great weekend. I'll miss you!

Andrea said...

PS - I made the blog!!! Love the pic of all us girls on the Thomas train!!

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, I'm glad to hear the tests came back okay today. I'm sorry it wasn't a good day, I hope the rest of your week is better. You are right each day is a gift. I think of that often as I go through my daily routines. Thanks for helping me and many others to take a step back, be thankful for our blessings each day, and enjoy the moment.
Love, Julie

Anonymous said...

I love all the pictures! And you my dear look "the picture of health!" Your tests results are good and your outlook is so positive. You are helping others so much with your brave and courageous spirit. Keep on keeping on. Just like the Little Engine That Could, just keep chanting "I think I can, I think I can..."
Much love and continued prayers,

Anonymous said...


You made me laugh with the Lindsay and Paris comments. Good to know you are keeping up with the gossip...anything for a laugh, right?

Great job with your test results, I think more positive news is ahead, love,


jill rilinger said...

Shawndra-thanks for great pics and great blog...I'll say it again, you're an amazing woman!

Hope your weekend is great. And I am appalled at the whole Paris thing as well :-)

Kristi said...

I too had a laugh at the Paris comment. Way to keep smiling (or laughing..)!!
I hope you have a wonderful secret weekend. I can't wait to hear the fun details!!!
Kristi :)

Anonymous said...

It is so fun to see the photos! Great grandma looks GREAT! Just like I remember her. You girls are all grown up.....what happened there? I don't feel any older! Enjoy our beautiful weather, enjoy you big plans, enjoy life. I look forward to seeing you all sometime soon. I have grandkids that would love to play. Ok, that ages me a bit, but Grandkids are AWESOME!!! Tell everyone hello from Korbs/O'Reillys and we will have to see about getting together. Kelley

Angie said...

Hope you had a fun weekend!! Love the pictures in the album of the girls from Great-grandma to little Avery! You all look beautiful!

Talk to you soon!