Monday, July 20, 2009

Some very unique Socks

During the weekend we have received 5 pairs of socks. Each pair very individualistic and interesting. We are proud of your creativity. Devree says that for those of you that send extra stuff, she knows that trick. But if you are sending extra stuff to just be nice, she says "Thank you very much." I asked her to tell me which pair she liked the best so far, but she wouldn't say a peep. She is going to have a hard choice.

She is still struggling with nausea just about every morning and I just don't know how to make that better. She takes her ativan before she moves and can keep her pills down about an hour and then everything comes up. We still go to the medicine room everyday to get the IV 24 hour dose of the big drugs, but it doesn't help in the morning. Most of the weekend she has wanted to sleep. She felt so yucky yesterday that we didn't go to church. I miss church and next week we should be in having our last round of chemo. Devree is way too unstable to leave. I can't hardly go down to exercise because she falls too easily. I have to tell her to stay in bed and don't move till I get back. I miss church though.

We have been able to start on some of the books people gave Devree for her birthday. Koe I did finish "The Hourglass Door" by Lisa Magnum. I was getting pretty antsy for something to happen besides teenage girls steady boyfriends etc. but finally the author pulled through and I think the next book will be better. It is a good read if any of you would like to read it.

Crosby's, I totally enjoyed "Austenland" by Shannon Hale. That was so funny I didn't want it to end. Alas that was only a 1 day book for me. Are you reading Cindy, Chris and Tricia? READ that book. You will totally love it! I want to read Shannon Hale's other books now. Brother Crosby, I heard about your leg. I hope you are feeling better really soon.

Fauvell's Devree is reading "Yearbook" and she says, "Wow this is about Mormon kids." Devree has not been feeling her hottest so she hasn't read too much.

Cat I have started to read "The Crystal Cave" by Mary Stewart. One of the nurses said she loved it. I love to read about Medieval times so it is interesting. I will let you know how it goes.

We did go and see "UP" on Friday night. It was awesome and I can recommend it to everyone. We saw the non 3D version.

Have a great day everyone.


walkinourshoes said...

Dear Aunt Shana and Devree,

I am glad that you enjoyed the book. We are sad that Devree is tired and sick, a lot. Do you have to do stem cells for the 4th round of chemo, too? it is very interesting, but I am sure not fun for Devree. We sure love you. I am going to put your families name on the prayer roll, today.

Love, Koe

angelicindy said...

Yes! We have read Austenland. I enjoyed it, but I was a little disappointed at the end because I think it was wrapped up to neatly to quickly but it was a fun read.

I found some books that I'd like to try by amanda grange called "Diary of Mr. Darcy", "Diary of Mr. Knightly" and "Diary of Mr. Wentworth." Of course, it's a woman author so I'm not sure how much of a male perspective we'll get, but could be interested.

I started the Percy Jackson series and am LOVING it. Very clever writing and pretty darn funny. Funny enough to laugh out loud and I love that! :)

PaulaShawn said...

Sorry if you get a double dose of this. My first entry disappeared...

I could not have been more touched had I seen an angel on Friday and not just talked to her! What a highlight! Devree, it's a privilege knowing you and loving you. You are just too much for my capacity to speak or write about. I only wish I could have cheered you and inspired you the way you did for me - not just on the phone that day, but in all my days of knowing you. Your influence is angelic; peace and joy are what you leave others with. Thank you!

That's so nice of you to humor all the other contestants. We both know the Heusser entry is the most "outrageous!"

Enjoy your day and remember that you don't have this countdown to chemo again!!!

Heidi said...

I LOVED Yearbook. It is such a great story. And Austenland, too! Great books. Shannon Hale is wonderful. My favorite of her young adult books is The Book of A Thousand Days. It's like poetry. Read it. Love it. :)