Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Normal Days are...GOOD!!

I lied. I promised pictures, but I still haven't downloaded hopefully tomorrow. (Always manana, manana--is that spelled right for Spanish?!) I am sitting in my study, so that my ever trusty "slave" (sometimes known as husband) can clean my carpets and do my dishes. I DO have it "made in the shade," and we are all concerned that my re-entry into real life may have some very real adjustment problems!

Today was another good day. I went to hydration at Piper, and then came home to take a nap. Kelsey, my daughter, is always good to share that nap time with me. My cousin, Ginna Baird, came over to do a facial and put some make-up on me. We had such a good time--she even gave me a hand massage too, and that was wonderful. We had a great time, just talking too--she is very sweet. So that was a good thing. Brady and Kelsey ran errands, so I just had a quiet afternoon...and now tonight I have been hanging out here at home. It is so nice to be up more (I even helped some with the dishes!), and not be so out of it. I tried some jello and guacamole (YUM!) and some roll. So far I've kept everything down. I'm making baby steps, but every step to normalcy is a big one for me. Have a good Wednesday! Love you, Louise


  1. We love you too! I hope Kelsey gets a good nap in with you whenever she can. Being a senior in HighSchool would wipe me out too.
    We see my Steve today! I can't wait!

  2. Buenos Días, amiga,
    BRAVO for a better day! I think you are entitled to some major pampering, so a facial and hand massage sound great. You deserve them! You have paid your dues of taking care of others, so it's your turn to let others take care of you! As far as adjustment, I'm sure you will welcome the gradual ease into reality after what you're going through! Jello is great on a weak tummy, so you might try my family's age old tonic for an upset tummy- warm Jello. :) And yippee for having a napping buddy! Even I am tempted to nap with this stormy weather we've been having. Here's sending love and prayers to you for another better day. Love, Deb
    PS it's mañana in Spanish, with the squiggly over the first N. :)

  3. I'll bet Ginna knew just what you needed, since she has been through the whole chemo herself. Is she okay now? Baby steps are wonderful if they are in the right direction. You are always on my mind and in my prayers. Tomorrow or even the next day is always fine for the unimportant things. Today is for getting better.

  4. I'm so glad you are having good days, Louise. Glad you're eating a little bit (guacamole - awesome) and getting much needed rest. How blest you are to have so many wonderful friends caring for you....especially Spence! I hope your week continues to be up..up..up!! Love you, Janet

  5. I agree with Janet, also a lady with a pretty smile, (guacamole- awesome)!

    Keep your chin up, you will recover and once again spread blessings
    to others.

    Luv, Peg

  6. Lousie, thank you for sharing your blog. I have smiled, and cried while reading about your journey. Your strength and the strength of your family is overwhelming to me. There is so much I want to say, yet none of it sounds quite right when I write it so.... please know that your neighbors down the street are here for you and love you and are inspired by you.

    Keep up the fight my friend!! :)

  7. Don't forget your jogging, squiggling and flinging your arms around in bed, K! =D

  8. I love that you are actually able to keep some food down! That is great.. and that you are having some better days. Today I went to the open market (its once a week where I live) and is one of my all-time favorite things to do.. going to all the vegetable stands and checking out the seasonal I bought a beautiful piece of pumpkin and roasted chicken and literally spent 5 hours making the yummiest pumpkin soup. I thought of you because I think you would have loved it and it was made from ingredients that literally come from fresh gardens from around here so incredibly healthy. I wish I could FedEx you some! A big hug. Sue