Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Today has been a great day.  I have not felt this a month or so.  I am so happy to feel as if my body is going to be normal for a few more weeks.  The radiation oncologist suggested some medication to help with bowel spasms....and DANG!  after only 1 day I feel like a new woman.  It makes me so happy to think of a new normal that I can live and be happy with.

We are still missing Walker, but have had a fun and busy week.  The youngest 2 are loving swim lessons and we are enjoying normal summer freedom, time wasting and play.  We are making every moment count!  We played UNO tonight and caught Jeff cheating.  He parked himself on top of 2 cards that he swore he didn't know he was nesting on.  (Insert roll of the eyes here.)  We caught him red faced and handed, and made him pay with another stack of cards.  Later in the evening we were looking for something that was misplaced and Wyatt mentioned that it was probably under Dad's butt.  Jeff is hoping that he won't be the butt of jokes in our home for long.  I am just glad that someone else is taking that role from me.   

A sweet friend passed on some beautiful scarves and an adorable scarf hanger.  I was humbled by her kindness.  The thought of scarves and hats have been simmering in my brain, but I have shoved them to the back thinking I will cross that bridge when I get there.  I am pleased as punch to have a collection started.   I am not real keen on the whole thought of a wig.  Too granny-ish for my tastes.  When Jeff and I were first married we had a landlord that was a crazy-old-lady.  (A lot of emphasis on the crazy and old!)  She expected us to pay the rent in cash on the first day of every month.  We had to had deliver it to her home and 90% of the time she would answer the door with a gray wig on her head that was messy and sideways.  Halfway through our rent hand-off she would reach up and straighten it.  We would have to pretend to be admiring her flowers and yard gnomes while the adjustment took place.  It was awkward.....and I must say that it has ruined the thought of a wigs for me.  Plus I would like to not subject my sweet neighbors to the same torture.  My flowers are not as beautiful as hers. 

Last week I put my big girl panties on and called the salon that I frequent and made an appointment.  My hair is long enough to donate to Locks of Love....and I am happy to be able to give it up.  I think when it is time to wear scarves...short hair that is falling out will be better for my pschy than this long thick mop.  Hopefully when the hair I donate is made into a beautiful will fit a sweet head well and not need to be readjusted, and readjusted and readjusted, while onlookers admire gnomes. 

Tonight after baths, I was admiring my little collection thinking...I don't know what the "H" I am doing.  So I practiced on my kids.  They were unaware of my intentions.  Obviously.   Wes mentioned, that he was excited to play pirates when I tied it around his head.  And Wyatt the king of all quotes of the day, wondered if I had all of these scarves because I was turning into a Muslim.   Hold that Burka...I am a Mormon!   Many good discussions will follow.......

Love to you all,


  1. Good post babe... but I wasn't cheating. I think someone framed me! I'm so glad you felt well today. -Jeff

  2. Janae and Jeff,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences. Many times I have had tears from both crying and laughing! I can tell you have an amazing family. All my love and prayers, Brooke Walker Sermon

  3. We are so glad you had a good day and are feeling better! You so deserve it!!! You made both Scott and I laugh out loud... literally! One thing is for sure and certain... you will be beautiful in whatever you wear on your head!

  4. I just found this blog and I can't believe it. I wish I would have known sooner. You are amazing people and I've missed you. I wish I could help but know I am thinking of you and that this SUCKS! I bet you are having a good time with all the puns you could make out of this. Abby still talks about her friend Whitney. Good thoughts being sent your way. Joan

  5. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Angela has called several times just to say "Hi" and to let you know we are thinking of you. Please let us know what we can do to help.

  6. Interesting thoughts about the hair and cutting it...I think your right that it might be easier to donate it. The scarves are beautiful..I'll need to keep an eye out for one to add to your collection. Do you have any favorite colors?

  7. That was amazingly HILARIOUS! Maybe we can all be Muslim Pirates for halloween this year.

  8. JaNae,
    I hope you have not posted anything recently because you just feel too dang good to sit by a computer! You are in my thoughts on a daily basis. I'm so glad you are enjoying lots of family time. I want to see a picture of your new haircut!!

  9. I just loved the mention of our landlady. I haven't thought about her for quite a while. Great memories, JaNae. Did you ever get the phone call about testifying on her behalf in court? That was a joyous one, too.