Saturday, October 29, 2011

HAIR--Not the Musical but the Reality Show

As those of you know who have been following this blog,
I am the proud owner of two wigs
but not much hair--although
I am proud to announce that it
is beginning to grow back
very slowly but surely.
Two of my grandsons seem to be
especially interested in my "hair".
After getting his own red hair combed
after his bath, David decided it was time
to comb Nana's hair.
Good job, Buddy!
Caleb also has
very definite ideas about Nana's
hairstyles. He prefers the first wig
I bought, probably because it looks
the most like my real hairstyle.
The other night when he was visiting and I had on
my red wig, he came running out of my bedroom
giggling with the above "look".
Although he enjoyed wearing the wig for a few minutes,
what he really wanted to happen was for me to change
from the wig I had on to this wig!

Funny Boys!
So far, Aaron has not displayed a hair preference.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Recommendation--Press Here

If you are looking for a great picture book

for the preschooler in your life,

check this book out.

Press Here by Henre' Tullet

is fun, interactive, and imaginative.

PS. If you are related to me, don't

buy this book because it will

probably show up as a Christmas present.


book cover courtesy of

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chicka Chicka ABC

Are you familiar with the book
Chicka, Chicka ABC's?
It is one of my favorite alphabet books.
Aunt Kelly is sharing the book
one day with David and Aaron.
This cute idea came from Pinterest
and the blog Little Page Turners
I usually look at the ideas, but
Kelly actually implemented this one.
The little guys had a blast!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Autumn in Colorado--2011

We took a drive last week up to
Cripple Creek to enjoy the
beauty of autumn in Colorado.
This cute wagon and all the beautiful trees
were in someone's front yard.
See the satellite dish on the left.
Views from a distance.

We ended taking Country Road 8 from almost
Divide to Colorado Springs.
It turns into Gold Camp Road.
The up-close views were amazing.

Check out that beautiful lake.
I love seeing these old abandoned cabins
and wondering who lived there.

Up close view of the leaves.

I wish you could have heard the quaking of the Aspens!

A closer view of the lake.

Isn't God's beauty breathtaking?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Football Rivalry

The two guys on the left are Steelers Fans.
The one on the right is a Texan Fan.
There was lots of yelling in this game.
We won't mention the outcome.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Race for the Cure

My family showed their
support for me this past weekend
by running and walking in the
Race for the Cure
in both Houston and Lubbock.

They say that a picture is worth a
thousand words, so I'll show you
some very special pictures.

From left to right
My nephew Philip, my sister Kim, and my nephew Josh

Philip, my brother-in-law, Randy, and Josh
I love the signs on their backs.
I get tears in my eyes just looking at them.
Josh, Kim and Philip
My brother Lynn

Kim said that in Lubbock there were
9,000 people participating in the Race.

I don't know how many ran in Houston or nationwide,
but my sincere desire is that every form of cancer
have as much support in the form
of money raised for research.
Because of the amazing support
that breast cancer research has received over the years,
I am blessed with a 99% chance of
no recurrence of the disease.

Hopefully, one day soon,
all forms of cancer will be

Thank you Lynn, Randy, Kim,
Philip, and Josh.

I am truly honored!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Health Update--October 3, 2011

Caleb bought Nana these Sunflowers!
Aren't they beautiful?

This is an exciting week for me because my
LAST chemotherapy session is scheduled
for this Wednesday, October 5th.
To say I am excited is an understatement.

I also had good news from my cardiologist.
In both an EKG and an Echo, my heart looks
healthy. The high heart rate that I have been experiencing
since I began chemo is either being caused by chemo
or possibly by a thyroid issue (I will have a test
for thyroid problems on Wednesday.) The good
news, though, is that I have a healthy heart.

Many people have asked what comes next in
my treatment. In November, I will start
radiation treatments. I will have
treatments 5 days a week for 6 weeks.
I don't want to sound naive, but
most people who have experienced both
say that radiation is much easier
than chemo.

I want to thank each of you who is reading
this update. I have received
SO much support in every way
imaginable during this journey.
I thank God for you!