Monday, April 25, 2011

Another 5K down...

Damn, it feels good. Never thought I'd see the day that exercise felt good. I actually look forward to it. Nicole was away on the weekend, so we didn't get to walk (Yes, I could have done it alone...but it isn't near as much fun LOL )


I'm up to I think $300 in donations for the walk...how cool is that!!


Had Easter dinner with my family on Friday...turned out pretty good.


Sean started week 3 of his course. It's going awesome, he's passing his tests at 100% which is even cooler. I'm so freakin proud of him! Today he actually got to drive a big rig around Barrie...oh man he was like a kid in the candy store when he got home. He's so excited and it's so awesome to see that sparkle in his eyes again :)


3 more weeks until my grandson is born....and I'm getting very excited!!


Anyhoot...must run...Mike & Molly is on...and I'm in need of a good laugh!


Have a great night

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I have so much I want to say here, but I can't :( unfortunately I no longer feel that this is a place that I can 'freely' talk about whatever I want.

I might have to go back to hand writing in a journal. I do type a heck of a lot faster then I write though, which is why this sucks so much.


WHY OH WHY can't blogger have a blocking feature :(


Friday, April 15, 2011

Scrap~tures April Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to Scrap~tures Retro Road Trip blog hop!! Thanks so much for joining us! We are very excited show you some scrappy projects from the ‘past’ and hope that you gain lots of inspiration and continue to hop with us!! If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking place, please go back to Scrap~tures and start the Hop. You won't want to miss all the inspiration from our team....... or the chance to win a Rak :-)

Here is one of my very first layouts. It's 8 1/2 x 11 because that's the size I started out scrapping.

It's very simple, and can you believe...not one flower!!!

What was I thinking!!! I love the simplicity of this layout, it's very straight to the point. The photo itself is one of my very favorites :)

This blog hop will run from today, April15th – April 17th.


We will be drawing for winner on April 18th. Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is back at Scrap~tures


Make sure you have left a comment on every single blog in the hop to be eligible for the prize!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Training Has Begun!!

Today was the first day of my friend Nicole's and my training for the cancer walk. We want to do the two day walk, which is 60 km's. It sounds like a HUGE undertaking, but we are so pumped to do it.

Went to a seminar yesterday, watched a video that made us cry and we were given a pink 'carry all' bag with the logo for the 'Weekend To End All Women's Cancers' on it.


The closing ceremonies are supposed to be something to see...so we are pretty sure we are going to sign up for the two day walk.


People never really think of the cost involved in treating someone for a disease like cancer...but here's what I know so far.....


Each chemo costs approximately $3000. I had a total 12 chemo medicines. I'm also Her2 positive which means I'm on Herceptin...which is at a cost of $40 000 per patient. I have no idea what each radiation costs, but I had 22 of them, as well as surgery. I was also given a shot after each chemo to boost my white blood cells at a cost of $2500 each.

DO THE MATH...it's insanely expensive. Why do the drugs cost so much..the research that goes into developing them, getting them approved..but I tell ya, I'll be forever grateful for everyone involved! The researchers, the nurses, the doctors, the surgeons, the oncologists....before this happened to me, I never realized what was involved. So if I can do a little bit in helping to raise money so someone else can beat this terrible disease, then that's what I'll do!!!


SO, today being day one of actual training, we did a 5K walk...it was AWESOME!! I feel great and on top of getting some much needed exercise, I'll be losing weight too!!!


Gotta run, bath is ready!!!