Exercise

The fourth time was not a charm 5k

May 26, 2016

I have been meaning to work on this post all week but time has gotten away from me. We have been so busy with our yard and just getting outside and enjoying the warm weather. Now we are getting some much-needed rain so I finally have time to write this 🙂 Last Saturday was the first 5k of the year for personal trainer and I. We had a goal and unfortunately we did not reach it. Our goal was to…

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Cancer

The positives and negatives of life after cancer treatment

May 18, 2016

I am still on the clear scan high and I am totally lovin’ life right now. This time is great but trust me when I say it doesn’t last long. I wish it lasted forever but for some reason I can’t stretch it very long. From an outsiders point of view I should be ecstatic. I beat cancer going on three years now (besides the small scare I had six months ago.)  I definitely do not want to sound ungrateful…

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Cancer

And we are back

May 17, 2016

We got back from CTCA yesterday afternoon after a super long drive. I can definitely say that we don’t have summer in Wisconsin we have road construction season instead. We tried our hardest to avoid the construction but it is pretty much impossible. Anyway, we were able to come home with great news. All of my scans and labs looked great! There were no abnormalities or huge tumors growing inside of me so I am cleared for another six months.…

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Life Toddler

I want you to be your own biggest cheerleader

May 11, 2016

Dear Avery- Up until now I have been your biggest cheerleader. I have been fighting for you every step of the way and I have always encouraged you to be yourself and to live to your greatest potential. I have pushed you, encouraged you and sometimes made you do things. Now, I am going to take a step back. Not because I don’t love you or want to see you do your best. Actually, quite opposite. I want you to…

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Cancer

Scans drive me crazy!

May 10, 2016

Scan time is fast approaching and I am freaking out! I just want to hide under my blankets so no one can find me. Instead I am busy getting ready to travel back down to CTCA. I used to think that the scans would get easier as time goes on but that is definitely not the case for me. It’s not the scans themselves that bother me. It’s the fact that they are looking inside of my body and I…

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Life

Fighting Robin Part Deux

May 8, 2016

Well, I think our robin war is coming to a close. It has been about four days or so since I have had to clean up the start of a nest. Unfortunately, I think the robin may have met her match with a neighborhood cat. (Obviously, a much younger and stealthier one then our Percy.) I am not 100% sure that the robin we found was the robin that was terrorizing me. Since the nest-building suddenly stopped I’m thinking that…

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Life

Fighting Robin

April 27, 2016

It has been a while since I have written anything. Mostly because we have been sick with allergies and sinus stuff. But there is another pesky problem that has hindered my days. What is that you ask? Well, it’s a Robin that is determined to build a nest above my front door. One would think that this shouldn’t be a real problem but trust me when I say it is. Before I encountered this robin I was sure that Avery…

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Life Uncategorized

Fighting the good fight

April 15, 2016

As I have stated before and I am sure every single person that reads this can agree with me that it is super hard to get your insurance company to pay for anything. I have been fighting with them since our infertility days and the fight continues with Avery. The fight started with Avery last fall when they informed us that they would not be paying for any speech therapy services for her. Or as they so nicely stated “Benefits…

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Life Toddler

Kids will make a liar out of you

April 1, 2016

Yesterday, I scrounged up the courage to take Avery to Target and a trip to the mall play area. We haven’t visited the mall play area since the incident. You know the one that left her bloody and scarred for Thanksgiving. If you want to refresh your memory you can read about that here. Anyway, I was kind of forced to go since we were out of everything. Since I have my secret weapon named You Tube I figured the…

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Shopping

Dear Target

March 31, 2016

Dear Target: I know I have written to you before but I have some new concerns and requests that I would like to share with you.  I also want to let you know that I am still waiting on your reply to my other letters. I understand that you are busy serving all of the lovely guests of Target, so if you don’t have time to respond with a letter I will take a coupon. I want to start off…

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