Monday, March 29, 2010

Great weekend with Family & Friends

Had a great weekend.  My Uncle Art and Aunt Diane, who live in Texas, were in town.  Went out to dinner with them and my Uncle Ernie and Aunt Gwen, who snowbird in AZ, Friday night at Brio.  I had never been there, but it was good food. Aunt Gwen and Uncle Ernie have a place in Apache Junction and Teya and I went there on Saturday to spend some time with all of them.  It had been quite a long time, years, since I had seen them so it was great seeing them and catching up.

Uncle Art

Aunt Diane
Aunt Gwen and Uncle Ernie

n Sunday we met with good friends for lunch and then a spring training game (well some of the game).  Jason Lasky and his wife April were in town from San Francisco.  We had lunch downtown Scottsdale at the Grapevine and then headed to the spring training game - Giants vs. Padres.  Teya was with us so we made it to about the 5th inning and then it was time for us to go.

Teya and I are on Spring Break this week.  Not sure what is on our agenda, but I guess we better go do something on this awesome day - mid 80s!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Good Health and great weekend

St. Patrick's Day was one year from my last cancer surgery.  It was a great feeling to have a year of excellent health.  Celebrated with flowers from Todd and The Snow Family and then pizza from Z Pizza (my fav) and sundae's.  Mine was topped with Girl Scout Cookies - Thin Mints - yummy!  Teya's was topped with a variety of sprinkles and candies.  We then rented a cabin in Christopher Creek (just outside of Payson) this past weekend.  Me, Todd, Teya and Marely went up Friday night and The Sutton Family joined us Saturday afternoon.  Friday night and Saturday were a little cold for my taste, but the cabin was a really good time.  Of course, Sunday was the warmest day - not that we went there for the warmth, I just prefer it :).  Friday night we had dinner at a local restaurant - take out so we could be with Marley - and then played some games.  Saturday we went for a nice hike before The Sutton's arrived.  It was pretty chilly with a lot of wind, but we were prepared with lots of clothes, so we were good. There was still some snow on the ground in the shaded areas, so Teya was extremely excited to get to play in some snow.  The snow patches were pretty large and deep.  I would fall to mid-shin in places, so she got a pretty good experience.  We then went back and had lunch while we waited.  Once they got there we went for another short hike and found some more snow for the kids to play in. Fun, fun, fun!

The "resort" has a fenced in area for dogs, so Marley got to have some fun off the leash.  There is a play area for the kids.  Not like the local parks, but the kids loved it.  All in all it was a pretty cool place. The cabin wasn't spectacular, but it served it's purpose for all 8 of us with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen including stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, camping grade plates, cups, silverware, pots and pans, a sitting area with fireplace and tv with local channels.  The best part for the kids was the loft.  It had a low ceiling, but the kids could walk.  There were 4 kid size beds up there and the kids absolutely LOVED it!

We forgot our camera, but took pictures on our phones.  I'll post the pictures once we get them uploaded.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's been awhile, but there's good news

It has been a really long time since I have written.  Just can't seem to find the time. I'm not complaining as it is a good busy.  My days are full with working til 3, when I then pick Teya up from school. She loves Kindergarten!   Monday is Teya's dance day and she still loves her class.  As of today, she has choosen ballet as her favorite.  I practice yoga Tueday and Thursday nights.  It has been the best thing I have done for myself.  My body enjoys the stretching and my mind enjoys the break.  Also, I get to catch up with a good friend, Sara, who got me excited about the class as the instructor is fabulous.  Wednesday's I work til 6, which is a really long day.  I love the kids, but I'm exhausted at the end of those days.  Teya comes back to the school with me and gets some extra playtime, so she loves that. 

Teya doesn't like it when I am in the office on my computer.  She complains and basically drags me out.  I have been wanting a netbook or laptop for the mobility. Well I have finally gotten one and I am SO happy.  My new laptop arrived this week and it is awesome.  Hopefully now I can stayed better connected online.

My health is awesome.  Next Wednesday, St. Patrick's Day, will be my one year of being cancer free. It was a year ago that I discovered a melanoma on my left breast and had it successfully removed.  It is also a year and a half out from my lung surgery.  I couldn't be happier!

I have been cleared by all doctor's except one.  In December I had my CT scan of organs and MRI of brain and eye.  Everything came back NED (no evidence of disease).  Since then, my eye doctor, dermatologist and dentist all have given me a clean bill of health.  So I have been cleared inside and out.  At the end of this month I see my oncologist who will run my bloodwork, but with all the other tests coming back healthy, I have no doubts that my bloodwork will be good as well.

For those of you reading this on Facebook, I will be removing the feed and this will be my last blog post.  I want to get back to writing in my blog and it just isn't something I am going to publish in facebook any longer.  It just doesn't feel right.