Saturday, July 12, 2008


(look! it's a flake in the shape of illinois! I live there and I'm a flake!!)

thanks to all of you that emailed me and left comments - i feel loved - i've had a change of plans tomorrow and won't be able to make it down for lunch. I'm sorry. What a flake I am. I love you all, too, and wish with all my heart that we could get together to pull out our laptops and write to each other across the table at some yummy restaurant. I'm really lame in person, though, so it's kind of a relief. (the real reason for the change of plans? you'll never know... ) Also my hair makes me look like a dark chicken. Seriously - my hair is almost black. what is that all about?

Unrelated: I met a girl out here at church who has Ewing's sarcoma. She was brave and beautiful enough to go to church bald. She is one of THREE teens in that ward that has been affected. Why is that significant? One in about a million get that form of cancer and they have THREE in one ward. I can't believe it. I went over and talked to her for a little while today and she is amazing. She has gone through everything I have and and whole lot more. She was diagnosed last august ad is still getting chemo every couple weeks. She is going to have whole pelvis radiation too. She has already gone through radiation on her back as well as surgery and so much more. Poor thing. She acts like it's no big deal. She rules. I am so happy I got to meet her.

Oh, and most importantly, I need to give a shout out to my man for taking (and surely passing) his BOARDS today. He is done done. really done. I'm so proud of him and can't wait to see him tomorrow ... partly because I want Pres to sleep in his neck for a few nights .. but mostly because I love his smarty guts and have missed him like crazy.


Katie Price said...

Jaymee's alright, I guess. Shut up about your hair. I know you hate it, but it's cute. And I have to ask, which DBB do you stalk? Remember, the ones we were talking about last night? I miss your guts already.

Natalie said...

Shelby, glad to see that you survived the long journey. I can't believe that 3people in ONE ward have that type of cancer! What on earth could cause that? That young lady sounds amazing and i am sure that her getting to meet you was inspiring and a needed boost!

Congrats to your man on being so smart:)! I can't imagine what that must feel like for BOTH of you to actually be DONE with med school! You should have a party. A botox party. He can do that right? His license would only be suspended until the board deemed his actions ethical and all that nonsense. I will totally come. Just let me know when it is. And when we are done botoxing, let's swim in your green apple pool. Fun for hours!