Monday, January 28, 2008

21 Month Survivor

21 months ago today I was told "you have breast cancer". I am so thankful that I am on the other side now. My life will never be the same as it was before cancer. That is not all bad. Some things in my life have changed for the better, of course hot flashes and weight gain are not some of them but I am alive, my hair is growing and I know when I need to slow down and take care of myself. I feel bad that whenever I am the slightest bit sick my kids get very nervous - post tramatic stress. Kids really should not have to worry about that at such a young age.
The new problem is follow-up scans. One insurance company approved and one denied. Even when my doctors appealed it was still denied. Now for an Independent Medical review through the Department of Insurance.

But,it was a good Monday and I am happy that I have made it to 21 months. Today was the initial luncheon for the heARTS for Healing Guild to benefit Art & Creativity for Healing. I am the secretary of the Guild and will be blogging about our Guild as time goes on. We had 21 compassionate, energetic and creative women sign up and we are so pleased. We are off to a wonderful start.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sway


This collage has taken a bit of time to complete but I tried Traci Bautista's crayon technique and had a great time. The wind has been blowing a lot lately in So Cal. Even though we do not have a ton of flowers blooming right now -this just reminded me of everything swaying the the winds.

Monday, January 7, 2008

My New Year can start today!

Back to school with the kids so my new year can start today! After drop off and morning indoor flag deck at school I headed to my favorite place for my walk, Balboa Island. The Island is a quaint little island - really two - big and little island. There is a walking path around the island right next to the water. It is so peaceful - watching the animals and people. The total distance is 2.6 miles. This view is across the bay looking toward the Balboa penisula. The water was pretty high today after all of the rain so not too many birds, but very peaceful none the less. On my errands I could see the snow on the mountains - beautiful. I get to see snow in the winter but from about a 2 hour drive away - perfect!!
Errands, knock a few things off of the checklist at home,this blog and now lunch or create before I have to pick up the kids? I think I will try to create for 30 minutes.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ok - I did it!!

It's a new year and this is the first step toward my new life. So here it goes. I read Kelly Rae Roberts article in the September issue of Cloth Paper Scissors and sent in my response to her inspirational article. I was reading the new issue that arrived the other day and my response was published!! As I read further into the magazine her new article was about blogging. So here I am, granted I have a lot of work ahead of me to get it looking good. I usually like to have everything planned out to the last detail before proceeding but I am trying to change. So I am jumping in to the blogging world without any details planned out.... I guess that was not so hard.

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