Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s back to blogging I go… How’s that for an entré? Good? No? Well, I’m not sure where to begin after disappearing for the past few months. How have you been? Have a good summer? I have missed you all. A LOT. To tell you the truth, it has taken a… Continue reading 5th Cancerversary. Yup. FBC.
Hiatus & Hysterectomy Hello! Hello! Hello! Where to begin? My oh my. I thought that sitting down to my beloved blog again after a six week hiatus would be a bit like getting on a bicycle again.* You know, where you hop on and are just able to ride. Not sure why I thought that.… Continue reading Hellooooooo After a Hiatus & Hysterectomy
Fighting Cancer is Not How I Roll This week, I went back to Chicago for the funeral of a girlfriend. Heart wrenchingly sad. Beyond belief, actually. To see her beautiful children took my breath away. At the wake, her daughter said, “Everyone is crying because they loved my Mommy so much.” Cue the tears. At… Continue reading Fighting Cancer is Not How I Roll
I’m a big fan of constructive criticism. I love a perspective other than my own. I even love being made to feel uncomfortable. That may sound weird, but I am a firm believer that good things, i.e., growth comes from discomfort.
I have recently learned of a wonderful, Silver Lined organization called Cleaning for a Reason. As a nonprofit serving the entire United States and Canada, they partner with over 1,000 housekeeping services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for cancer, any type of cancer. To date, they have helped over 9,000… Continue reading Giving: Cleaning for a Reason
After this past month’s wonderful adventures and a very decadent Thanksgiving (think: Maggie’ Pineapple Casserole, I’m not surprised that I have packed on a few extra pounds. The only thing is that in this post-FBC period, yo-yo = no-no.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Just when I thought that life was really back on track and FBC was gaining more and more distance from our lives, our daughter (a.k.a. Finally Five) dropped a big fat reminder that FBC is still at the forefront of her mind (even though she hasn’t talked about… Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Survivor Guilt After Cancer Treatment I’ve never wondered why I was diagnosed with cancer. Many people have asked me, “Why on earth would you, a young, healthy, happy person with no family history get breast cancer?” Even when other people wondered, I never have. I guess I figured that “Why?” wasn’t the point. I had cancer.… Continue reading Survivor Guilt After Cancer Treatment
I am a big fan of tuna salad. I could eat it all day as a matter of fact. As I continually endeavor toward cleaner eating post-FBC (F-bomb breast cancer), I am avoiding the mayo-laden tuna salads and eating only sustainable tuna. Speaking of which, I am crazy about the Wild Planet brand because it… Continue reading Friday's Fixin's: MaryAnne's Tuna Salad