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How to not gain weight while on vacation....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      19 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 just happened. I was diagnosed with Celi... Read more

Grateful for my own life....sad for some friends

Monday, November 10, 2014      22 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      27 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      72 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

Canoeing for the first time this year!

Friday, September 12, 2014      22 comments

I seem to be squeezing summer into September since I was so fatigued for much of the summer. Today, hubby and I went canoeing for the first time this year. It was so nice to be out on the water. We went lake canoeing today. The water wa... Read more

My favorite canned soup!

Thursday, September 11, 2014      24 comments

Do you ever have those days when you don't feel like cooking, but want to get something warm and healthy in you? I do....particularly in the evening. Last winter, I discovered this great soup by Amy's Kitchens. I love it! Read more

Biking Again!

Monday, September 08, 2014      24 comments

Bicycle riding is my favorite way to exercise. I haven't been able to do much of it this summer due to severe fatigue from Epstein Barr virus and walking pneumonia. My fatigue has been lifting significantly over the last couple weeks and on Su... Read more

Hiking again!

Friday, September 05, 2014      31 comments

This summer has been an odd one because I was hampered by a lot of fatigue. I'm getting better now. It turns out I had Epstein Barr virus. It's very similar to mono. I'm getting over it now and have been able to do a lot more in the last fe... Read more

Fatigue is lifting....hooray!

Thursday, August 21, 2014      69 comments

Last week, I wrote that I had been having very severe fatigue for about a month and a half. I haven't been able to determine the cause of it, but it seems to be lifting now. This week has been significantly better. I've been able to attend ae... Read more

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