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Sunday, August 17, 2014      2 comments

So I had my surgery this past Friday. The surgery last 39 minutes, but I ended up in the recovery room for over 5 hours with a nasty reaction to the antibiotic the gave me pre-operatively. Even by the time I came home, I was still sick and the... Read more

I love summer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      1 comments

Canning, preserving, mowing, gardening, swimming, hanging clothes outside, yardwork . . . These are all things I love about summer and add to my activity. Of course, it helps that I love the heat and the humidity and did I mention ... Read more


Monday, July 28, 2014      2 comments

Two weeks ago, my kids and I went camping with a friend of mine from work, Miss Trish. Trish has three children of her own, all with varying degrees of autism. It was such a delightful weekend for my Sam to meet kids much older than him with s... Read more

Good news and bad news

Thursday, July 24, 2014      2 comments

I prefer good news so that's what I will share first . . . 1) I finished school and received my Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science May 15. I knew I was maintaining a 4.0 (and worked hard to get and keep it) but what I didn't realize until ... Read more

Moving on with life

Friday, May 02, 2014      0 comments

Sooooo, the relationship went south He needed time to "think" and moved out lock, stock, and barrel with not a word of goodbye. Hard to understand myself, let alone trying to explain it to an 8- and 6-year old. With the 6-year-old ... Read more

A capital idea

Wednesday, April 02, 2014      3 comments

Here we are in Jefferson City and it's looking a wee bit glum out there. but inside the hotel we are going to have fun. We plan on playing in the pool and hitting the exercise room today while Ryan is at class and (probably) taking a nap since ... Read more

Ideas and Inspiration

Saturday, March 29, 2014      2 comments

I love going to home and garden shows. I've always been in love with renovating homes, especially homes that are old and sad and need some TLC to make them beautiful again. My daughter and granddaughter joined us at the local Home and Garden s... Read more

Laughing at stress

Thursday, March 27, 2014      1 comments

Got a phone call from my attorney last week that she was sending me some paperwork to which I needed to respond. We were headed to Tulsa at the time with no computer. That was Wednesday. We got back late Thursday night. I worked Friday, Satu... Read more

A little laughter, a little good news

Monday, March 24, 2014      0 comments

Okay, so I have the results of the MRI but I haven't had a chance to blog. The blip in my head (also known as a glioblastoma) is still there (no brainer, pardon the pun) but it is smaller. I get a three month break from any treatments and ... Read more

Waiting in anticipation

Friday, March 21, 2014      2 comments

We were in Tulsa, OK the last two days for my follow-up appointment at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America for an MRI of my brain. I just finished a third round of chemo -- 6 months worth of pills for 5 days with a 28 days break between cyc... Read more


Wednesday, March 19, 2014      2 comments

This weekend has been one of the worst of my life. Funny how men and women view things differently and it took 3 days to work out the problems which could very possibly have led to the demise of a relationship. There was lying, cheating,... Read more

Wop-bop-a-loo-bop the weekend's here!

Saturday, March 15, 2014      1 comments

The kids and I have big plans. Movies, lunch with my sister, feeding the fish at the marina, some geocaching and then home for dinner! Today is supposed to be beautiful with weather in the 70's and then back into the lower digits startin... Read more

Righteous anger

Tuesday, March 11, 2014      2 comments

You know those times when someone close to you is going through a difficult situation and being taken advantage of by someone they trusted, but because they are in the midst of it with all the conflicting emotions they can't see the big picture,... Read more

Such a beautiful day

Monday, March 10, 2014      2 comments

I haven't blogged the past few days because I've been at work. Leaving home at noon and not getting home until 2 a.m. makes it difficult to blog. Especially when one of those days we sprung forward so when I arrived home, it was KABOOM . . . 3... Read more

Perception isn't always truth

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      2 comments

I woke up feeling great today. Happy. Healthy Inspired. Tracking my breakfast and planning lunch because I knew the kids and I were going out to after watching the Lego movie. Everything was right on track and then .. .. .. Wham!! ... Read more

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