Thursday

June 18, 2009

We are still here, even though I've been quiet on the blogging side of things.
Our week has been filled with:
A visit from the tooth fairy--McCady
Rides on her two-wheel without training wheels!--MaLeah
A visit to the doctor where he said, "You're right. She has a high fever and she's grouchy."--Maiya
Thinning Hair-Me
Working and cutting up trees (So we can clear the path for the lane to our property)--Ward

We're doing pretty well. The treatments have shown their side effects. When I tried to brush my hair this morning this is what I saw:I stopped brushing.
Yesterday over a similar scene MaLeah said, "Daddy said not to put hair in the sink!" People have said, "It's probably easier the second time around." I'd like to see their expression in the mirror after they pull out a few clumps.
Okay so the bright side of things. I don't know if this is true in all cases, but did you know that I have one good side effect from the chemo. I can sit outside in a cloud of mosquitos and not get bit!!! I guess they don't like the smell of the chemo running through my blood. I've got to count the positives, what else is there to do?
On the really bright side of things--We're out of here! We are leaving on a road trip in about a half and hour. We are going to Lake Tahoe, the Redwoods and up the Oregon Coast. Just think, now I won't have to clean up all this hair all over these beautiful hardwood floors. Instead I'll leave it in Nevada, California, and Oregon. This is one of the things on my LIST. I'm so grateful Ward and his wonderful staff made work flow smoothly so it can happen.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL week!

12 comments:

Brodi Ashton said...

Have a great trip, Anne.

Josi said...

I hear we're getting all their rain, so you should be heading toward summer (instead of the lovely March weather we've been enjoying) Have a great time!

Karla said...

I haven't been up the Oregon coast yet but the other two places you will love. I hope you have the best time! What a wonderful blessing to not have misquitoes bite you! :) I love how you can always find something good about anything.

Shelly said...

Enjoy your road trip! Have a great time. I love you and how positive you are. Hang in there. Can't wait to see pics of your trip!

Karla said...

Anne,
Have a great road trip! I love how you always look for the good. You're so amazing. Thanks for staying connected and posting on your blog. I check it everyday. I'll be anxious to see your pictures of your trip. Have fun! Tell the girls hi, especially Maiya.:)

Holly said...

Hooray for "the List". I hope your get away together exceeds every expectation...
i love you.

klod said...

Anne, you and the family have a wonderful road trip! It's beautiful here, but that part of the country you're going to is one of our all time favorites.
We love all of you and miss you!

Marietta said...

Have a wonderful trip. Thanks for always posting the "good"...I love that about you. Can't wait to see your amazing photos of your getaway!!

Scott and Kourt said...

I hope that you have a wonderful trip. We look forward to seeing you.

Laurie Jones said...

Have a great trip Anne. Enjoy your little outing with your adorable little family! Still thinking about you!

CaMnKeLL said...

I always love your posts. You're a special person and I count myself blessed to have you as family. Enjoy your road trip with your best friend and beautiful girls.

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

What a great opportunity! That's a trip I hope to take some day, too.