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First haircut since chemo
Thursday, December 11, 2014      29 comments

I got my first haircut in over a year yesterday. I think my last true haircut was in July 2013....not counting getting my head shaved after losing most of my hair to chemo last winter. My last chemo was almost a year ago. It was January 15th ... Read more
Thanksgiving decorations down...
Monday, December 08, 2014      22 comments

We finally took our Thanksgiving decorations down today! Since we were hosting our family get together the Saturday immediately after Thanksgiving, I planned on waiting until Sunday to take our decorations down. That Sunday was the day tha... Read more
Back from Cruise to Bahamas
Sunday, December 07, 2014      22 comments

Last Sunday, hubby and I made a spur of the moment decision to go on a cruise. We signed up for one that was leaving the next day from Jacksonville, Florida. We threw stuff into a couple bags and we were on our way! I think the month-long tri... Read more
Family party and cruise!
Monday, December 01, 2014      27 comments

We host a family get together every year sometime over the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year we did it on Saturday. On Friday morning, we thought 12 people were coming. Due to various illnesses, only 5 people came on Saturday. We still h... Read more
Strange Thanksgiving...
Saturday, November 29, 2014      21 comments

Each year for the past 8 years, my husband and I have hosted "Thanksgiving" at our house for my side of the family. Due to geographical reasons, we have made a tradition of hosting it on either Friday or Saturday of that weekend rather than Tha... Read more
How to not gain weight while on vacation....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      22 comments

I made an interesting discovery last month while I was on vacation. I learned how to not gain weight while eating out and being on the road every day for a month. I didn't do it intentionally....it just happened. I was diagnosed with Celi... Read more
Grateful for my own life....sad for some friends
Monday, November 10, 2014      24 comments

As the fall weather sets in, I'm very aware of how low I was feeling this time last year from chemo. As each week passed last November, I would feel weaker and worse than the week before. This year, as the days wear on, I'm feeling better and... Read more
Quick cancer update...good news!
Friday, November 07, 2014      28 comments

One of the consequences of having had breast cancer is that I now go for checkups every few months with either my medical oncologist or my breast surgeon. At my last checkup last week, my oncologist ordered another mammogram and ultrasound for ... Read more
Cleaning out the clutter and a few more pictures.
Sunday, November 02, 2014      28 comments

Yesterday morning after I wrote my blog, hubby and I scoured out closets for coats and winter clothing we could give away. We ended up with quite a bit to take over to charity. We don't have curbside recycling where we live so we collect it an... Read more
Snow this morning!
Saturday, November 01, 2014      23 comments

Happy November 1st! We woke up to snow this morning in my neck of the woods in Tennessee. It's way too early for that! I got up before the sun came up and was surprised to look out my window after sunrise to see this... ... Read more
Home from month-long vacation!
Thursday, October 30, 2014      25 comments

We got home from a month-long road trip the day before yesterday. It was one of the best vacations of my life. In fact, I think it was the BEST vacation I have ever taken. We went from Tennessee to Las Vegas and back taking a different route ... Read more
Road Trip (Part 2)
Saturday, October 18, 2014      25 comments

I'm on a month-long road trip from Tennessee to Las Vegas and back. My husband and I are having a WONDERFUL time. I can't believe how drop dead gorgeous so much the United States truly is. I am so grateful to be having a chance to see it. I ... Read more
Road Trip!! (Part 1) and Pinktober
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      28 comments

Hubby and I are on a month-long road trip that started Sunday. I am having a wonderful time. It's my first real vacation since having cancer and I am so grateful to be able to make this trip. Sunday, we drove to a state park just outside ... Read more
Today is my mother's 90th birthday!
Saturday, September 27, 2014      73 comments

Today is a special day in our family. My mother is 90 years old today! For her age she is in very good health. She loves to tell people that she doesn't have to take any prescription medicines and has ALL her teeth! Honestly, that's pretty impre... Read more
Bicycle ride along new road with bike lanes
Saturday, September 13, 2014      27 comments

I live in a pretty hilly part of Tennessee. Generally, it's a hard place to ride a bike. Most roads are: two lane; no shoulder; and contain plenty of blind curves and steep hills. Last winter a new road was built that starts two blocks from m... Read more

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