Life

We have to keep going

February 24, 2017

Yesterday, we had an eval for our daughter to start equine therapy. As excited as I am for her start I remain a little guarded. There is no guarantee that she will like it or that she will be able to continue. It went about like what I expected. We are both battling head colds and I questioned whether we should just reschedule. I wanted her to feel good and be in a good mood. But there are no guarantees…

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Cancer

ISO-Lymph Nodes

February 20, 2017

If you frequent for sale sites then you know what ISO means. If not, ISO means “In Search Of” Well, I am in desperate search of lymph nodes. I wrote a while back about my swelling problem that was enhanced by a wasp sting. I have always had some swelling on my right side (mostly my ankle) since my hysterectomy but nothing like this. During my surgery I had lymph nodes removed so that is where this beastly swelling comes…

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Loss Love Uncategorized

Goodbye Percy

January 30, 2017

Today was a day I have been dreading for quite some time now. Today was the day that we let our Percy go. I wish things would have been different and we could have our orange bear with us forever. But it was time. For the last week or so Percy has been crying in pain and really only wanted to be holed up in the bathroom with the radiator blowing on him. He was getting more disoriented every day…

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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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