School

There are good ones too

January 19, 2017

Much of the time I feel like I focus on the hardships of finding help for Avery and/or working with the people that we do receive help from. I forget about the good ones. We have worked with and still work with some pretty amazing people. These people have touched not only Avery’s life but mine as well. They make our days so much easier and I don’t think I could ever thank them enough. It’s a long and sometimes…

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Wisconsin

At Least It Wasn’t The Tree

January 17, 2017

We have been quite busy around the house and not in a good way. Two things have always worried me about this house. One is the huge tree in the backyard. It needs to come down. We have had it trimmed and we were told that there are some parts of it that are dead. But then it will sprout off of the pieces that were cut so it’s confusing. Every thunder-storm, high wind, heavy snow and ice storm I…

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Exercise

The Snowiest of Shoes

January 10, 2017

We are getting hit hard today with snow, rain and whatever else mother nature wants to throw at us. Luckily, we have gotten mostly snow. I can deal with snow way better than ice. Instead of hunkering down with my DVR I thought it would be a great idea to go snowshoeing in the arboretum. I am so glad I did. It was absolutely beautiful!! We got two different types of precipitation while we were there and three different types…

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Exercise

The little 5ker that could

January 1, 2017

I cannot believe that it’s 2017!! I am pretty much on the same page as everyone else that 2016 was the worst. But there were some bright spots for me in 2016 and a lot of them included the 5k’s I participated in. My goal was to do one 5k a month this summer. I ended up doing seven 5k’s the summer! The only month I skipped was June. Some were easier than others but I pulled through and was…

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Life

A girl and her diabetic cat

December 21, 2016

It has definitely been an interesting past couple of months for Percy. The insulin train was rolling on without a hitch for Percy until one day back in October. I had never given Percy his shot and ran but that day I had to go and get fabric for Avery’s Halloween costume. So, I shot him up and took off to grab my fabric while Avery was at school. I came home with lots of red felt for my first…

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Satire

Local woman transforms non-festive home into Christmas masterpiece

December 15, 2016

Julia Kidd of Dowfield is a first time Christmas decorator.  After living 34 years in a bleak and non-decorative existence she conformed. Or in her words “really did it up” when it came to decorating her home for the first time. Julia said that the years of listening to her neighbors complain about their property values being brought down by her non-existent decorating practices really began to take a toll on her. “At first I just blew them off,” Julia…

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Cancer

Three More To Go!

November 19, 2016

Last weekend we made the trip down to Cancer Treatment Center for my six month follow-up scans. We were lucky to have great travel weather. (Much better than waking up to snow on the ground today) Try as we might we can never seem to leave on time. This time we only left an hour late so I guess we are improving 😉 As soon as Avery saw my bags she was upset. I think she could sense that something…

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Devil’s Lake Hike

November 13, 2016

Last week I was finally able to go on a hike that was on my bucket list. Personal trainer and I went to Devil’s Lake. It was just as awesome as I expected!! Unfortunately, we ran out of daylight to see everything but we did get to take in some beautiful scenery. We made it to the top and then walked along the shoreline. I am not really sure which one I liked better. The views from the top were…

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Cancer

I am going to worry

November 3, 2016

My scans are fast approaching and my anxiety is at a high level. Scan time is such a stressful time and even though I am getting closer to my five-year mark I still worry. I am to the point now where I have kind of accepted it. I am going to worry; and not just because I have been diagnosed before. I am going to worry because I am human. We worry about everything from the most trivial of things…

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Exercise

The number on the scale

October 11, 2016

Today I had an appointment and I had to step on a scale. I hate scales. I don’t own one and I shudder every single time I have to get on one. There is not a single time that I have been super impressed with the number that shows up on the scale. Today was no exception. I actually gasped when I turned my head to see that number. The tears were welling up and I was so frustrated. I…

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