MARYJEANSL   73,567
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Me with two of my dearest friends and my brother-in-law, June 2010





My baby reading a book to his cousin. He has cowlicks that won't quit, poor kid. Christmas 2009





My mom, my daughter, and me, with my older son in the background getting ready to throw a snowball!



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Building This Bridge for Them

I am a Catholic homeschooling mom of three beautiful kids - well, the oldest has finished college and is working now and the second is in college, so only my baby is left at home with me (except in the summers). My baby, Danny, who is thirteen, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he has undergone two major surgeries, six weeks of radiation, and over a year of chemotherapy. He has finished all his treatments and is officially in remission. Hooray! ...
I am a Catholic homeschooling mom of three beautiful kids - well, the oldest has finished college and is working now and the second is in college, so only my baby is left at home with me (except in the summers). My baby, Danny, who is thirteen, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he has undergone two major surgeries, six weeks of radiation, and over a year of chemotherapy. He has finished all his treatments and is officially in remission. Hooray!

I myself am a breast cancer survivor, and I have degenerative arthritis in my hip, which makes walking painful. Other than that, I am pretty healthy, for which I am extremely grateful.

I pretty much put myself and my goals (and a lot of Danny's schoolwork, too!) on hold while he was being treated. Now that he has finished, I feel that I have a lot of catching up to do, in the area of getting in shape as well as getting him caught up academically. Onward and upward!
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My Goals:
Right now my goals are to incorporate small healthy changes. One other goal is to be able to exercise without severe pain in my hip...not sure if that is feasible with my arthritis.

My Program:
Right now I am just trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, plus walking as much as I can without pain.

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I am originally an Army brat and have lived in quite a few places. Right now I am in Texas, at least for a while. I have three kids, ages 23, 20, and 13. My degrees are in chemistry, but right now I am concentrating on getting Danny caught up with his academic work after cancer treatment.

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Strength of character isn't always about how much you can handle before you break, it's also about how much you can handle after you've broken.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL
5/6/2014 10:18:15 AM

Thanks for your comment on my "Sunday Selfie" blog. I agree with you that my hair is most likely to be curly for a while as it comes in.

I see you are going through much bigger issues these days than BC with Danny's cancer. I know you are so glad to be getting close to the end of his treatment. What a long, long road for both of you!

Hugs,
Kay



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CLAIREINPARIS
4/7/2014 1:56:48 AM

emoticon It makes me laugh that here snails are seen as rather lovely creatures, and still we eat them, but in the USA you find them gross, but you don't eat them!!!
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BROOKLYN_BORN
4/1/2014 8:56:58 AM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. In this era of biggest loser and fast results, gradualism doesn’t get enough attention or credit. That "strength training" guy used to consider himself quite an expert about what everyone else should do.



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BLITZEN44
3/23/2014 11:23:03 PM

"Down with jeans!" Very punny! If yoga pants looked half as good tucked into a pair of tall boots, all my jeans would be long gone. emoticon



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BLITZEN44
3/22/2014 6:19:39 PM

David Thorne is another good internet humorist. Not for sensitive types who are easily offended though. He's got a bit of a mouth on him, not unlike HAAH girl, and he likes using his creative wit to mess with people. Anyway, he was another one I read straight through, non-stop. Filled my laugh tank to the top. The guy's a punk, but he's hilarious!



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