Friday, April 3, 2009

Back to Work!

I really enjoyed being back at work yesterday--but boy was I tired! My feet hurt really bad by the end of the day. I was surprised how tired I was. My schedule has changed completely, so that was a bit of a challenge, but I like challenges! Change is good for me--helps me grow. I loved the hugs I got from the kids! (Can you believe some schools ban touching of any kind? The kids really are the ones that suffer in that situation!) I was surprised how many kids noticed I had been gone!
I was like a zombie after work. Thankfully mom made a beef stew for supper--I probably wouldn't have made anything! Then we had to be at Alyssa's cheer squad's (she's the coach) fundraiser show at 6, then Shonna's choir concert at 8! Both events were very nice, and I'm glad I went! Alyssa and the other 2 coaches even came on stage and did a few cheer moves! Fun! My body ached so much that I came home and took 2 Tylenol and went to bed!
I'm trying to keep a positive attitude, but I am getting nervous about chemo on Wed. Thanks Carol and Michelle for your comments and encouragement!! It really helps alot to hear from others who have gone thru the same thing I am--and have come out on the other side just fine!!
Speaking of Wednesday--I've talked Shonna into auditioning for "The Gospel Dream". Its an American Idol type show on the Gospel Music Channel. The auditions are on Wed. at Club 3 Degrees in Minneapolis (its a Christian music club). It will be very hard to get in, because the age ranges from 16 to 40, and out of all the cities they go to only 30-35 will be chosen. But I think it will be good auditioning experience for her. And who knows? She's certainly a good enough singer! So, while I'm getting my first chemo treatment, she'll be auditioning--pray for us both!
Well, I better finish getting ready for work!
Love and blessings!


  1. Hey - did I tell you that I lived in St Paul for four years? Remind me where Regions is - I know I know the name, but can't place it for the life of me. Call it chemo brain - latent, but whatever. :-)
    We lived in West St Paul - after the winter that I was pregnant with my son, shoveling snow whilst hubby was in Phoenix basking in the sun - well, we moved here. LOL! Oh well.

  2. Hi girl! I've been away enjoying the 112th Pennsylvania State Daughters of the American Revolution conference in Gettysburg, PA. Had a very good time!

    My colonoscopy last Thursday turned out well despite the nurse only giving me Fentanyl and Versed; neither of which alleviated any pain. I felt it all. Doctor said I had alot of scar tissue. He didn't find anything. No tumors or polyps so we are psyched! I don't have to have another one for TWO YEARS! Whoop-whoop!

    Do you have the jello and pudding cups sitting out on the counter as Momma Carol suggested? giggle How bout your fav coffee or tea mug ready? It seemed to go well just knowing I was prepared. I wasn't at all prepared the first chemo treatment.

    If you need to talk please email me at and I'll give you my phone number (home and cell).

    Many, many hugs! <---sending prayers and good vibes your way!