Monday, April 02, 2007

Shopping fun

OK, this was a lovely, huge fitting room in Nordstrum Rack - designer section - where we learned about how some fitting rooms are nice and luxurious, unlike the dumpy variety we are usually in. Success all around, as all the girls (including Kelly) found a dress. The Sherlocks in particular will be stunning at upcoming weddings, graduations, etc...
And thank you to Loretta, who gave me a little shopping spree as a gift, what fun, and here is the proof that I really was in the store, and had a GREAT time choosing a gift. And yes, it was St. Patrick's Day, and we are nothing if not faithful to the wearing of the green.
This is my week off Xeloda, and I am quite sure that I am feeling better, people keep telling me I sound better, and I am certainly a little more active, which is very enjoyable for me. My feet have begun to hurt (as expected for the side effect called Hand-Foot Syndrome), but that will be managed with dosage, as long as the drug is working. That story will be told soon, as I have a CT scan on Thursday, and will know the results on Tuesday, April 10.
In the meantime, for Easter, Gord, Brian and I are headed to Minot, ND along with our friends, Anne, Chuck, Ryan and Chad. Michelle and Craig are unable to make it, but they were home this past weekend. Making a trip to North Dakota for Easter brings back many fond memories of all the years we did that as a family along with the Reidy family, so I will be happily thinking of that all weekend. Wonderful memories, I hope our kids have as much fun as we did back then, and the grown-ups hope to get a few hands of bridge in by the pool as well!
And of course, there is a Target in Minot, and who isn't happy just being in a Target store?

Happy Easter all... I will check in next week with the results of my CT scan.


Anonymous said...

Great post...Glad to hear that you are enjoying your week "off". Wow, Easter in Minot. That does bring back memories...
Take care!

Anonymous said...

Hello Joanne, thanks for keeping this blog going and allowing us to share this time with you. I feel a little bit closer. Say Target with a french accent and it sounds exotic. Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
Good to hear all is going relatively well for you right now.
I hope that Thursday bears good news for you. I certainly will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
I don't need to tell you to have fun in Minot I know you'll make the most of it!

Patti said...

Hi Joanne,
Minot! How great! I wonder if you can get beer and pizza by the pool? Have a great time. That was always a great way to spend Easter. I think the Easter Bunny used to find the hotel room and if I'm not mistaken we watched
"The Sound of Music" on TV down there at least once. I'll be thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Have a great Easter in Minot - enjoy!

Love, Nick and Lorraine

apprentice said...

Have a good Easter Joanne. Hope you feet are manageable -Nieves had the same problem with her feet and I dressed tham a couple of times.

Everything crossed here for the scans.

Anonymous said...

Have a good Easter guys. Thanks for the updates - always great to hear your news. Tomorrow we will be thinking positive thoughts and hope the scan is a good one.
You are truly amazing Joanne - what strength - we are learning from you!
Take care.
P & G

Anonymous said...

Hello, Joanne,
Thank you for your postings, and we're looking forward to hearing from you after Tuesday. Please always remember you are a very beautiful lady, one who is walking an incredibly difficult path with such heart, humour, and grace that we are encouraged and lifted in spirit just by watching you. We think of you often.
Patsy & John