Its fall in Tennessee! Love the cooler weather - anytime I can wear a sweatshirt its a good thing. I can tell my blood counts are improving slowly & each week that goes by I get stronger.
This week I got to go to the Keys for work. I know its a tough job but somebody has to do it. This picture on Wednesday morning made me so thankful for everything - to get to witness sunrises like this is something I used to take for granted. Not anymore. Now sites likes this make me thankful to be alive. Thankful for the people who have helped me survive the last 9 months. And thankful for modern medicine.
Saturday night was Emilia's first "dance" at school - although they called it a "social." She had fun but said it was very hot in the dance! A couple friends came over before the dance & they got ready together. I took the 3 of them to TJ Maxx - they were cracking me up trying on all the stiletto heels & totally cutting up. The Brentwood women were scowling but it made me laugh. At one point Lexi was wheeling Emilia around inside a suitcase. Good fun. Its fun to see Emilia loosen up when she's around her friends.
Friday was Eriana's first Field Day at school which of course she enjoyed. Tuesday is a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch - I may just surprise her by going along.
Yesterday we did a bunch of errands & got our fall decorations out. Gotta love hay & pumpkins & scare crows.
We also went to see Disney on Ice. Eri took her BFF Matt with her - he is NOT her boyfriend right now (I'm not sure why). As you can see they had a good ole time at the show. They also make me laugh.
This morning Emilia & I went to watch her old gymnastics team compete at Opryland & then we went afterwards to Opry Mills. I've gotten lots of exercise this weekend - walked 1.25 miles yesterday & another probably 1.5 today.
Kendall ran a half marathon this morning - came in 3rd in his age group & got a very nifty plaque. I don't know how he stays so fast, it makes me envious. He's running another Saturday in Murfreesboro.
Very exciting news - my eyebrows are almost visible! Hooray. And I can see my eyelashes coming in but right now they are very short & light colored. Pretty darn exciting. Hair is slower but I know its just a matter of time. I will be psyched to wear mascara! Fat foot & leg is still swelling a LOT. Doesn't seem to be getting any better, in fact it gets worse with exercise.
This is a quiet week - no traveling for Kendall or I. I'm trying really hard to crack down on my eating this week & get the scale on the downward path! Wish me luck.
I'm a working mom & wife in Nashville, TN. Kendall & I have been married for 15 years and have 2 beautiful (well we think they are beautiful) and smart (I've always hated how girls are called beautiful above smart) daughters, who are 7 and 13. We live in Oak Hill just outside Nashville with our menagerie of pets (2 cats, our dog, Jessie, and our new puppy Syd).
I have a job that I absolutely adore working in building products marketing. I have a fantastic team at work, I travel a lot & work hard, but it is so rewarding and enjoyable.
My hobbies are traveling, reading, cooking, baking, photography, and fitness. I spent most of 2012 undergoing treatment for an extra-skeletal Ewing's sarcoma - surgery, radiation, chemo, etc. I started writing this blog when I received my diagnosis, both as a way of documenting my journey and as a way of keeping family and friends informed of my progress.
Now I continue writing occasionally as I try to get back into shape, learn to return to a normal life, and discover what it means to be a cancer survivor.