4k is swell!

September 21, 2017

I totally thought I would have more time to commit to my blog and possibly start submitting pieces to other publications again once Avery started school again. And I was proved wrong, again. I have been so busy in the three short hours that Avery is in school. I hope after next week things slow down. I mean, it has to sometime right?!?! Anyway, Avery is loving school this year which makes me so happy! This summer was difficult for…

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Cancer Exercise

The long swollen road

August 17, 2017

Here we are half-way through August and my leg is still swollen! I remember telling myself last October that I would take the winter off and get my leg back to normal. Then October turned into June and I was still swollen. I started physical therapy in June with high hopes that my swelling would disappear or be greatly reduced. Unfortunately, that was not the case. While I did learn some exercises and tips to help with swelling it didn’t…

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Music Therapy

Little Drummer Girl

July 27, 2017

Hello everyone!! It has been such a busy summer! Between running to therapies, play dates and outside time writing has gotten pushed to the side. I also forgot how hard it is to write when Avery is home 😉 Between little blips on Facebook and jotting things down I have been pretty absent from writing for about a month. Yikes! Anyway, Avery just finished her sixth music therapy session. I am still so amazed with how music therapy works! Avery…

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy

June 27, 2017

I am so excited to say that after a year and a half of waiting Avery had her first music therapy session last week!! It was better than I could have ever imagined. Avery absolutely loved every minute of her session. The first session was just seeing what instruments Avery is interested in. Well, that turned out to be every single one. Avery played with the guitar, piano, drums, xylophone, ukulele, tambourine and more. When we first walked into the…

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Meet Amber!

June 19, 2017

Something funny happened at the mall the other day. I filled the cat sized hole in my heart! We have been looking for a while but hadn’t really found “the one.” To be honest Amber has some pretty big shoes to fill. We will always miss our Percy bear but it is time to have some new paw prints in the house 🙂 Funny story about our new friend Amber. I had went to the humane society a little over…

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CTCA and a trip to Chicago!

May 25, 2017

Last week we made the trip down to cancer treatment center for my 6 month scans. I am so happy to report that my scans were clear and my lab work was good. I was a little hesitant to write this post quite yet because there is a little confusion on how many follow-up appointments I have left. After I get the final all clear from my Oncologist my mind is celebrating and I space out a little. So, now…

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Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy Time!

May 16, 2017

Avery had her first equine therapy session last week. We had been waiting on this wild Wisconsin weather and we finally got the warm stretch we were hoping for. By wild I mean going from temperatures cold enough to have freeze watches and warnings to now being humid with a tornado watch. Anyway, we were lucky enough to have a sunny and 70 degree day for our first session. I was really not sure how Avery would do; so I…

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You just have to finish

May 4, 2017

Today was a rough day at the gym. I haven’t really ran for about four months. I thought the time off would help the arthritis in my hip and the swelling in my right leg.  Even though I cut out running I didn’t stop exercising completely. Over the winter I got a lot of snowshoeing in, started yoga and started strengthening exercises for my hip. The yoga is going really well and I can do it right at home. My…

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The Play Day

April 9, 2017

Yesterday, Avery and I had an unplanned and unplugged play day. We started things off with a trip to her favorite play place and then home for lunch, a walk and some sidewalk chalk fun. It was definitely something we both needed. Things have been rough lately for both of us. Avery has been having a rough time at school and at home. She hasn’t been sleeping well and her anxiety is high. If she doesn’t sleep that means I…

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The Rejection

April 2, 2017

For the most part I have been pretty lucky when submitting pieces for publication. Out of all of the pieces I have submitted to various outlets I have gotten the rejection twice. The first one really bothered me. I let it affect the way I wrote and it really made me question submitting anything ever again. Looking back, it really was not a huge deal at all and I should have moved on way more quickly than I did. The…

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