Monday, July 28, 2008

Finally done celebrating

Hey everyone- Wow, this weekend was full of celebrating my birthday. It was absolutely wonderful but very exhausting. We were at the lake on Saturday and it was so fun but completely wore me out. I spent half of sunday in bed, thanks to Doug for letting me sleep. Then we celebrated again with Doug's family Sunday evening. It was all very nice but I am glad to be done with the festivities. Thank you to you all who celebrated with me!
There is really nothing else to report. Not much happening. This is an off week for chemo. Ella and I spent the day today recooperating from the weekend. We layed low this morning but then things got hairy when Ella didn't want to nap, then didn't want to change out of her pajamas, and on and on. I got a bit frustrated at her and kind of snapped. She dumped Lexi's water bowl and I just got angry and told her to go put her nose in the corner and don't talk to me. I had enough! Ugh. Of course, I felt bad after for snapping like that. But she is just trying everything she can to see what she can get away with. oh boy!
We are very excited, we have finally got a trip planned that we have been thinking about for awhile. We are going to take a cruise around the Mediterannean (SP?). yaaaa. I can't wait. It will be really hard to leave Ella for a couple weeks, but it will be a once in a lifetime experience. So that is something we are very much looking forward to. I better get going, we are getting ready to put Ella to bed, early tonight. She is fighting daddy right now because she doesn't want to clean up. Oh 2 year olds. better get going. I just have blood work tomorrow, that is all this week. talk to you soon. shawndra

7 comments:

socalsunshine said...

So, so, SOOOO excited (and maybe a bit jealous) that you and Doug will be cruising the Mediterranean soon.

The Greek Isles are simply incredible, like walking in a post card. And the food...oooohhh, the food...

We also visited Turkey and Italy on our trip and both countries were incredible.

www.tripadvisor.com is a great site for travel recommendations; we found some great independent hotels and restuarants in Italy and Greece on this site. (Places you'd never find w/ Expedia or the major search engines.)

Happy birthday again - and happy planning :)

jg

Anonymous said...

Shawndra-

We am so happy that you Doug get to spend time together on the Mediterranean Cruise. You and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all! Keep Believing!!!

The Mudge Family

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are getting to go on a cruise. What fun! Take lots of pictures.

I hope you don't think that your illness is causing Ella's behavior. She is just a typical two year old who throws a fit when she doesn't get her way. Also, even good moms get irritble with their children. Hang in there.

Love, Marny

Anonymous said...

Isn't it crazy how a 2 year-old can drive you right to the edge! It's the hardest job in the world! Enjoy very moment, she'll be off to school before you know it. Have a great week!

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Sandy M said...

Hi Shawndra, I was just reading Michele P blog down here in Southeast MO and decided to look at yours. What a journey you have been on. I too have colon cancer and was just diagnosed with mets in the liver, groin lymph nodes and omentum. We are going to MD Anderson on Aug 12. I will say some prayers for you and also will continue to follow your blog. You have a beautiful family. Stay strong!!!

Anonymous said...

GREAT. GREAT. GREAT.

GREAT STABLE NUMBERS.

FANTASTIC ATTITUDE.

I'M ONE OF THOSE WHOSE GETTING CLOSE TO SIXTY IN A FEW...MORE..FEW MORE ... YEARS, AND I DON'T LIKE THE NUMBER.
I'M AND ALL OF US ARE LEARNING WITH YOU 32 YEAR OLD CHILD.

TAKE THE BEST CARE OF YOURSELF.
SAY HI TO YOUR FAMILY.

SLEEPING AT MOM'S HOUSE?
THAT'S ALWAYS A GREAT FEELING.
CARLA AND RAINER LIKE IT AND STILL ONE OF THEM ASK ME TO TUCK THEM IN.
I WON'T TELL YOU WHICH ONE.

LOVE,
LOVE,
LOVE,
Roswita I hope you got my birthday card a few days ahead, so you could enjoy it, since on the special day, there was so much going on.