Monday, September 29, 2008

Chit Chat

Hello, friends! Did you all enjoy a nice weekend? Ours turned out to be a very good one :)

Our daughter, Tess, had to cheer at an 'away' football game on Saturday afternoon. It was just over an hour's drive away (school does not provide transportation) so Tess & I made the trip. (That was one of the reasons why I made sure I took it easy on Friday so I was feeling up to going on Saturday :) The weather was absolutely beautiful and I enjoyed watching Tess do her thing cheering on the 7th grade boy's football team. As I mentioned, Tess is one of the cheer captains so she leads out some of the cheers in a rather big, deep was a real 'proud mom' moment! The team lost (the season isn't going so well for those poor boys) and we all felt so bad that one of the boys fractured his wrist...

Speaking of Tess, could you say a little prayer for that girl again, please? She is home again today with that whole abdominal pain thing. We finally got the results of the bloodwork back and everything was clear. So I'm not sure what is going on but we're going to have to go back to the doctor.

Bobby & I met some friends of ours for dinner on Saturday night. Bobby went to high school with them and they've all remained friends over the years. This couple's daughter attends college about 30 minutes from where we live and they were visiting her on Saturday so we made plans to get together on their way back home. We ended up going to the restaurant where our son, Tyler, works. Our friends were glad to see Tyler and couldn't believe how grown-up he is now! (It IS hard to believe my oldest child will graduate this year!) They even brought me a thoughtful little gift, which I thought was so nice :) We all had a great time together...eating, laughing and catching up on life.

We also got a lot of work done around the house this weekend, unpacking and such. I was overjoyed to pull out my decorating stuff and get some things arranged...I've gotten quite tired of looking at white walls...give me color!!!! I'll have to take some pictures of what I've accomplished so far. My sister is coming over tomorrow to help me again. Let me tell ya, I have a WONDERFUL, CARING, HELPFUL sister...she is a blessing for sure!!!

I had more bloodwork done this morning. UGH, I'm so tired of being poked with needles! It really hurt today. I think the lab technician took 4 vials of blood. She was really sweet; we'd been talking about everything that has happened in my life the last 6 weeks and she just gave me this great big hug and encouraged me! Tomorrow is my next appointment with the oncologist. Betcha I'll find out when I start chemo...

Here's what I decided about my hair. I AM going to get it cut into a shorter, sassy, fringy style right now before chemo starts. I made an appointment to have Bobby's Aunt Pam cut it this Thursday morning. I'm sure there'll be some tears but I know it'll be best in the long run. I'm just not sure I can face losing big clumps of this longer hair I have right now. I'll have to remember to take my camera :)

Hope all of you have a wonderful Monday!


  1. It's so good to hear from you, Michelle. I'm so glad you were feeling well enough to go see Tess cheer on Saturday...and that you had fun with your friends.

    Of course we will continue prayers for Tess. ((((TESS))))

    I'll bet it feels good to get unpacked and start arranging and decorating your new home. Thank God for your dependable sister and her help!!!

    I wish I could give you an encouraging, loving, in-person hug, but this will have to do for now ((((((MICHELLE)))))).

    Shorter, sassy, fringy hair is FUN!! I wouldn't have mine any other way!! You'll love it, no matter how much time you'll have it!

    Can't wait to see the BEFORE and AFTER photos of your hair!!


  2. So glad to hear you had a great weekend!

    I sure hope Tess feels better soon and you can figure out what is wrong.

    Looking forward to seeing your new sassy hair cut!

    Take it easy, it will help keep your immunities up!

    Hugs and prayers!

  3. Prayers and hugs to you dear!!



  4. Hi glad you had fun watching Tess cheer. I loved it when Cassie did ~ and I was the proud momma too!

    I can't wait to see before and after pics of your hair! Good idea getting it cut a little shorter!

    Hugz girlfriend!

  5. Hi Michelle,
    So happy to hear all the fun and good news.
    I'm with you give me color! No white walls
    THe short hair is a great idea! Praying for strength for you to make it thu that painful experience! So hard!
    Have a great wk.

  6. I bet Tess LOVED having the proudest mom in the stands. I sure hope she feels better soon and they can find out what is going on.
    You will look darling with short, sassy hair and fringy bangs! Do post pictures. Do many people tell you, You have a gorgeous smile?
    I am sorry about all the blood they draw and th pain associated with it. MAJOR YUCK:{
    Good luck with the onocologist!
    And thank Heavens again for Sisters!!! Lisa has been a Jewel.
    Have an great week and take care of you.
    So many hugs and prayers coming your way,

  7. oh, take care of each other! and I know you will look great in your new hair do - can't wait to see you with your new sassy look!

  8. Hey girlie...

    I think you are gonna look fabulous with some sassy fringy hair...I am seeing that cut everywhere...It is so fun to decorate a new place...I am glad your sister is there to help you!


  9. I enjoyed reading your post today. I always find it fun and interesting to just hear about the everyday events. I've checked in on your blog at different times but didn't realize that you were battling an illness. I'm going to have to go back and read through more to hear more of your story.

    As I go to bed tonight, I will pray for you.

    Rest in His arms and His steadfast love.

  10. It sounds like a good weekend! You should be so proud of your cheering daughter! I sure hope her stomach pains go away. I am so sorry that the lab apts are hurting you. I pray that it will all get better for you. Your hair plan sounds like a real good one. I am sure you will be beautiful Michelle not matter what your hair looks like.

    Big hugs, Sharon

  11. Michelle, What fun for you and Tess. I would love to watch my daughter, should she decide to cheer. I will pray for Tess. I'm sorry she's in pain.

    Sounds like fun with friends. I'm happy you got to visit with some old friends. That's always so fun.

    I do think it's a smart idea to cut your hair a bit shorter before chemo. I can't imagine, Michelle, what you are facing. I will especially pray for you about your feelings, and that the Lord would give you peace. I will pray you feel His presence.

    Much love, Kathi PS your gift is coming along nicely. I got set back with the workmen here, but I am excited about it.

  12. Thanks for the prayers...I'm doing much better than I thought I would be doing after the Dentist yesterday! And you were right...the ANTICIPATION was worse than anything!!! LOL!


  13. Michelle, I'm so excited I found a touch of black with white polka dots that I'm adding to the project for you. Because of the type of fabric I am hand stitching that part of it. I can't wait to send it. I actually would look better if I could machine stitch, but I will do it this way. I'm praying for you right now. Hugs, Kathi

  14. Michelle, I have to get up and get back to work, but just wanted to add that, although I've pretty much stopped watching Oprah, I did watch yesterday. It was all about breast cancer awareness. I thought of you and Deena so often while watching the program. Hugs, Kathi


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