- Woodbury, MN, USA
- member since October 21, 2006
Dear Sharon, how have you been? I have not been on Shelfari much as my hubby has been so ill. Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I am imagining you are in quite cold weather in Minnesota by now! Think of you often but haven't been on her much. Wishing you blessings and hugs, Kerrie
Hi! I am reading "Pieces of My Sister's Life" and also a Fatal Vineyard Season, a Martha's Vineyard Mystery in Large Print. They are both good but the mystery one has a lot of foul language, hard to avoid that these days. My hubby is back in chemo and very fatigued. He had to get a shot because his hemoglobin has been way down and last Thursday he had the regular Velcade and also Zometa once a month intervenus so that took an extra half hour. He is exhausted all of the time and sleeps a lot. But we thank God every day that he is as good as he is as I have read horror stories of others with Multiple Myeloma and what they go through with their bodies breaking down. He is still in good spirits and makes me laugh every day. I am holding up the best that I can. Lost some weight but my cholesterol is better than ever-ha! Gee, I am very sorry to hear about your mini-stroke. I sure hope you do not get any more complications. I will be praying for you Sharon. I know it is heartbreaking when the little ones get hurt! Praying for him, too! It has been a very hot and uncomfortable summer. I am so ready for fall! Lots of love and hugs, Kerrie
Hi Sharon! We have had a busy summer! We went to my 50th H.S. reunion and had a wonderful time. Also, got to see our son and family in our home town. The trip was hard on my hubby but he tolerated it well and is back on chemo now after a couple of months off. I am trying to read 3 books -all at once-ha! I hope your summer has been a good one! Hugs, Kerrie
Hi Sharon! Thanks for your note. I am undecided about the Kindle, maybe I will wait for an even better sale than the $189. Amazon is now asking. Have a great 4th. Our neighbors are having a yard party with about 25 people, should be fun if it is not too hot. I am making my Irish Lasagna dessert (layered Jello, sour cream, crushed pinapple whipped cream with nuts and fresh strawberries on top-yum!) And Hubby is making his famous Apple Pie-ha! Hugs to you sweet friend!
I saw your posting on one of the threads in the group "What are you reading", I believe it was in the "May Part 1" thread. I saw you were wondering about some good christian books. While I am not a reader of christian books of any sort, my beloved mother is. SOO, I decided to ask her for some ideas and send them your way! Thought it might give you some ideas since you said they are hard to find. These are her suggestions and what she likes so I hope you can find something you like also. She also shops a lot at her local Family Christian Store and finds a lot of books there.
He chose the nails
or anything by him
Jan Karon: Mitford Saga
Redemption of Sarah Cain
Abrams Daughters (series of 5)
or anything else by her
Joseph Girzone: Joshua series
Jon Bunyan: 1st: Pilgrims Progress. 2nd: Christiana
Jesus Freaks which she couldn’t remember the author but said it was a collection of stories
Thanks! Hubby is not in remission but they have to give him a rest from chemo ever so often so they are giving him the summer off, June, July and August. He still goes for monthly labs and check up and while off chemo, they will catch up with his tests for full body scan, bone density and a 24 hr. Urine collection as Multiple Myeloma by product shows great amts. of protein in the urine. So while he is off chemo, we will make a trip in July for my 50th class reunion back home and also see my son and family. Can't wait. Thanks for asking and for prayers! MM is terminal with a prognosis of 5-10 yrs. with treatment. Sweet Hubby is in his 5th year of treatment.
I am reading several books at once which is my bad habit and I just interrupted myself with another that my daughter brought from the library for me, "This and That" by Bette Davis. I am more than half way through-LOL! It has been great weather here and I have been outside a lot and also not been checking Shelfari! I have 3 blogs I keep up as well, so time gets away from me-ha! My hubby had a monthly check up at the cancer ctr. today and they are giving him a rest from chemo for the summer so we just go for lab work, etc. He feels so much better off chemo and does not have to sleep all day so it has been good. Thank you so much for taking time to write. I love hearing from you! Kerrie
Yes, our Easter was quiet but nice. One daughter and Granddaughter were with us. We love country music too but agree with all of your comments. The Covington series sounds like a lot of fun. I love Christian music also and just love "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Grobin. (sp) Thanks for chatting and have a very pleasant day my friend! K
Hi Sharon! Where does the time go?? The series you speak of with the 3 ladies from N. Carolina sounds like fun, may have to read that one! I am reading a book (one of many at the same time-ha!) on Wynona Judd and her Mom, the singers. I was surprised at the life they led and how Wynona was the meal ticket for her Mom and many others from a very young age! I love their singing voices and my favorite song is "Love Can Build a Bridge" Hope you had a lovely Easter Sunday, take care, Kerrie
Hi Sharon! I gave up on the Shack. I am reading a good little paperback about the first women to come through the gate at Ellis Island. She was from Ireland and was 15 yrs. old. It really keeps your interest telling about how she found work, etc. It is: Annie Moore, First in line for America by Eithne Loughrey. I hope this finds you doing well, Kerrie
I am also looking forward to reading Who Do I Talk To? I thought Where Do I Go? was quite good, and loved all the other Yada Yada books. Lately I've been reading Susan Wigg's books, and thorougly enjoying them. Tomorrow I am beginning a Sherryl Woods book, the first I've ever read. I look forward to your review of Who Do I Talk To?