Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I have a small skin tumor, fairly common. It's this:
What's weird is that I went to the doctor about something else and he spotted this small red spot that I never even considered as anything worth checking. Just a small, boring red spot, about the diameter of a chickpea. Just goes to show that you never know what's going to cause you trouble. It's treatable, at least 90% of the time. I'll go with those odds.
I always thought that skin cancer is something that happens to other people, not me. I guess this time the other person is me.
I just found out a few hours ago and am trying to process it, I'm not crying, I'm not particularly upset, maybe I should be? I guess I'm sort of surprised right now.
Spark friends, next time you see anything different on your skin, get it checked,just in case.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
I've had a few stupid days. I say stupid because I've acted stupid. I've eaten things I shouldn't have, including a plate of fried fish and ice cream. Another reason this is so dumb, besides the fattening aspect, is that I had to pay for all of these things. I'm trying to save money and yet here I am, spending it on food I'm regretting? DON'T I KNOW BETTER? Now I'm beating myself up. Also, I spent 50 bucks at the hair salon this week and ended up hating the cut.
Now, Sarah, stop whining and think about the positive things. I joined a gym and made some new business contacts that could turn out good. Those are two positives. And, tomorrow is a new day.
Tomorrow I stop this trend in it's tracks and go to the gym. I'll eat healthy and try to get some work done that I've been procrastinating.
Also, I'd like to give a shout out to my Spark Friends. It's nice to see you like my status, or write notes on my wall, or respond to my blogs. It makes me smile, so thanks everyone!
Have a nice Sunday.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Today I took not one, but two 6,000 -step walks. I started out the day with my dog and son walking three miles to the center of town -the pastry shop, specifically. My son will do just about anything for a trip to the pastry shop!
Then, when we got back, my husband surprised me by saying "hey, you want to take a walk somewhere"? This is completely out of character for him to propose any kind of exercise, so of course I went with it.
We went to Fiorenzuola di Focara, a cliff side town on the Adriatic Sea. It was absolutely beautiful, so I had to take some photos. Supposedly on a clear day you can see Croatia across the sea. Today was not the day however.
The town itself was pretty and quaint, with some surprises.
Part of our walk was along an old brick wall which looked normal at the start, until the small people started to appear.
We were surprised by a very elaborate and well-populated nativity scene in the roots of the trees and the cracks in the wall. It carried on for a large section of the wall. I've made a note to myself to go back at sunset in December to see if it's still there and lit up.
Some more people in the wall. I loved this, if I had a property like this I would totally set up a community of little people. It brings to mind the book The Borrowers.
And because this is Italy, you can park your horse in the parking lot, next to the cars and mopeds.
Because, of course.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I've had to listen all day to a bunch of not-so-elderly people sit around and talk about their ailments, medicines, surgeries, etc. Then (when someone brings up dieting or exercise) they say things like "what's the point of depriving yourself? I'd rather enjoy my life" and "I only run if someone is chasing me" or (my favorite) "I don't drink water, but I drink wine, that's close enough"!
They don't make the connection between how they take care of themselves (or don't, rather) and their health problems.
What do you do in this situation? I wanted to say something, thought about it, and didn't. Instead of speaking up, I spent the afternoon building legos with the kids, which was much more enjoyable then debating with my family.
Maybe it's good I don't have to see these people all the time. A few times a year is enough.
Merry Christmas everyone, I hope your holidays are enjoyable.
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