Sunday, October 31, 2010

What a Wonderful World

As I was getting ready to start this post, I was singing Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World and realized that's a great name for this post!

So many wonderful friends showed up for our movie night and bake sale. It was a huge success and everyone was so generous... and what a fun night! You all made a big difference and Jenny was so appreciative and touched. Amy Lee took some wonderful pictures and sent them to me.

Thank you to everyone that came and to everyone that supported but couldn't come!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting Juiced Up!

Hi everyone!

Just checking in for a little update.... Long overdue, I know. I will try to do better!

I have been keeping busy with the whole WELLNESS world.... Exercising 5 days a week, studying, juicing, making green smoothies, going to my yoga/wellness group (which I LOVE!), taking supplements, meditating . . . along with other non-conventional therapies I have started. Honestly, it is a full-time job trying to be diligent with my wellness. It is all-consuming!

In addition, this week I started my Vitamin C treatments. I get approx. 50,000mg via I.V. twice a week for five weeks. Then I will take a break for a week or so, and repeat the routine for another five weeks. After that, it will be sporadic I.V. treatments. So far the side effects have not been too terrible-- mostly just fatigue, which they say is normal. Today I had the therapy on an empty stomach, and I left there feeling a little nauseus and tired. When I got home I sacked out for two hours!

One of the fringe benefits of this therapy is that, since it takes an hour and half, it forces me to have some down time! I am using this time to work on the book I am writing (No Pouting, No Doubting) about my experiences in coping with cancer. I love writing and wish I could just work on it all day long. I am learning so much and I feel so blessed to be given this road to navigate, uphill though it may often be!

I wanted to say how grateful I am for all the work the Weathersby family is doing to put together these fundraisers for me! It is very humbling for me to have them--and many of you-- come to our aid like this. Scott and I are grateful also to all of you for your love and support. I could never endure all of this without you! Thank you so much!

I hope to see many of you Saturday (10/23) at the Weathersby ranch for movie night! It should be a great time!!

Love & Health,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

November Fundraiser

Saturday, November 20 · 8:00am - 4:00pm

LocationAdams Traditional Academy
23rd Ave and Pinnacle Peak Rd (just south of Pinnacle Peak)

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Jenny Christensen is an amazing woman who is fighting cancer for the second time around. Her story is amazing and her faith and strong willed attitude inspires everyone she comes in contact with. She is a wife and mother of two beautiful children. She works full time, runs a t-shirt business on the side, and is working 24/7 on kickin some cancer butt! However, beating cancer is not cheap. We all feel so helpless and when watching a friend or loved one go through something like this, and this is a small way for us to help in the fight. On Saturday, Nov 20th, we are going to have a HUGE FUNDRAISER to help earn money to pay for Jenny's cancer treatments. Fundraiser events for the day will include:

(we need more donations for the silent auction, so if you'd like to donate something for this, please send a message to Tara McMurdie)

Please mark this date on your calendar and invite all your friends and family to come help support this great woman in her fight against cancer! We can make a difference!

This post was on Tara´s facebook page. If you need to contact her but are not friends with her on facebook (why not?) you can leave your email on a comment for this post and she will get a hold of you. We love you all and are so grateful for the response from wonderful friends!

Don´t forget about the October fundraiser posted below this post!!

Thanks again! and adios, from Spain,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's a date!

Let's plan on Saturday evening October 23rd for a drive-in movie night at my house! I know this probably doesn't work for everyone, but we gotta start somewhere... and Saturday won on the poll... we can't waste a good poll, can we?

  1. Something to sit on (ie. blanket... front row, lawn chairs ooooorrrrr..... couch... back rows, see how this works?)
  2. picnic dinner (if you'd like)
  3. your family ;D
  4. some goody to sell at the bake sale
  5. something warm, as we'll be outside
This is by donation only so everyone is welcome and anything you can donate that night is wonderful and appreciated.

Hmmmmm..... what movie should we show?

Another poll?


See right side bar... again.

Other suggestions? Leave it on the comments. Family friendly, please.

Details will follow when I get back from Spain.... just mark your calendars and hype up the fam!

PS- I kind of need an idea of how many to expect.... maybe let me know if you plan to attend and how many.

Love ya all,