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Line dancing...late to the party!

Friday, December 19, 2014      23 comments

Last spring, hubby I started going to a beginner line dancing class at our fitness center. Neither one of us had every done any line dancing before. It was a great way for me to get back into exercise after finishing up my treatments for brea... Read more

Size inflation/vanity sizing drives me nuts!

Thursday, December 18, 2014      19 comments

Size inflation or vanity sizing is rampant! I lost a lot of weight over the last year. When I finally bought some new pants last summer, I was surprised to find that I wore a size 2 in jeans at Kohl's. BUT....that's not really true.... Read more

What a difference a year makes!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      18 comments

Today in aerobics class, I was really struck by the difference in me today versus a year ago. This time last year, I was doing what I call "the hard chemo" after three months of doing a "not quite as hard" chemo. I was so weak I couldn't walk ... Read more

First haircut since chemo

Thursday, December 11, 2014      28 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 just happened. I was diagnosed with Celi... Read more

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

Monday, November 10, 2014      23 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

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