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Self-care is my TOP priority..the big wake-up call.
Sunday, August 11, 2013      22 comments

I've really been struck by how easy it is for me to know that self-care is my number one priority since I got diagnosed with cancer. That diagnosis was a real kick in the pants to do the things that I've known for so many years were good for me... Read more
It's not always about cancer...
Saturday, August 10, 2013      14 comments

A couple days ago, I was feeling really down. I was having trouble getting a deep breath and was terrified that the cancer had already gotten into my lungs. I burst into tears and told Jim my concerns. After a little crying spell, I dec... Read more
Good things come in the most amazing ways....
Friday, August 09, 2013      19 comments

I'm going to keep this short, but I have to tell you about the nicest thing that happened to me this morning. I was out walking by myself because Jim was busy working on a project at home. I was walking along slowly and just really enjoying al... Read more
The waiting game and gifts of cancer
Thursday, August 08, 2013      21 comments

As I start to write this blog, I have no idea what I'm going to write about, I feel like the last 24 hours have been so long; filled with ups and downs. First, I would like to thank everyone so much that commented on yesterday's blog with l... Read more
I have cancer....
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      56 comments

I'm not sure how long or short this blog entry is going to be because I'm not sure what I want to say at this point. After a couple weeks of testing, I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The cells are "high rate" "high grade" and not ... Read more
I did my first fully self-supported bicycle ride!
Monday, July 22, 2013      26 comments

Last week, my husband and I did our first fully self-supported bicycle ride. Our plan was to ride from Whitewater Wisconsin to Stevens Point (150 miles) over a three day period. We were going to Stevens Point because they have a bike shop ther... Read more
Got my new "Share the Road" license plate for my car
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      7 comments

Tennessee as just recently come out with "Share the Road" license plates for cars. It educates drivers that the law is that cars are supposed to give bicycle riders 3 feet of space. It is the law in most states in the US, but many people don't... Read more
Decided to stick with original bicycle tour plan for next week
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      7 comments

I was having trouble finding places to camp in Wisconsin between Whitewater and Stevens Point for our first self-supported bicycle tour next week. I was about to give up and almost bought Adventure Cycling Association maps for a ride around the... Read more
Undecided about bicycle trip...may go with ACA maps
Sunday, July 07, 2013      8 comments

I'm having trouble plotting out places to stay on our week long self-supported bike trip in Wisconsin next week. We had wanted to bike from a friend's house in Whitewater to a bike shop in Stevens Point. Each way is about 150 miles and I was p... Read more
Things are starting to calm down for now....
Friday, July 05, 2013      11 comments

Ever since we got back from our week-long bicycle trip last weekend, we have been busy trying to get our house in order from our move the week before. Every day this week, we made several trips to our local dump/recycling center. One day, we h... Read more
We survived the "storm" of moving, selling 2 houses and GOBA
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      9 comments

It has been a whirlwind since my husband retired on June 6th. We moved from Illinois to Tennessee the next day. Drove back to Illinios two days later to close and pick up our second car. Drove back to Tennessee (a 10 hour drive each way). ... Read more
The calm before the storm....
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      16 comments

A couple days ago, I blogged about how busy our next week is going to be. In a nutshell, we are (1) moving, (2) selling our house,(3) selling my mother's house, (4 & 5) emptying and cleaning out both my mother's house and our house, (6, 7, 8 &... Read more
More about our bicycle touring adventures...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      5 comments

While I plan to blog on Sparkpeople from time to time about our bicycle touring adventures, I will be posting more up-to-date information on a special Facebook page. It is www.facebook.com/whereve
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Moving to Tennessee...and GOBA....Busy!!!
Monday, June 03, 2013      10 comments

Our condo has sold. Hubby and I been busy packing since Friday morning (with breaks for saying good byes to friends and giving away lots of stuff). We've run out of boxes, and hubby is out rounding up more boxes. We are about 95% packed so the... Read more
Selling the condo and starting our bicycle ride....
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      15 comments

I've been pretty quiet here on SparkPeople, but I've been very busy the last couple months. My husband and I spent a lot of time this cold March doing work on the interior of our condo to get it ready to put on the market. We moved a sma... Read more

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