Category Archives: health and wellness

I Don’t Want You to Be Lonely

It is that time once again. The last time I sat in this chair I was flying solo.  It’s not bad to be alone. There is always such a long wait between blood work and my oncologist’s appointment.  And I … Continue reading

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Do you know why today is so great?

I woke up to snow this morning, wishing that Kevin would neglect to bring a coffee and wake me up to go for our walk.  I was tired.  I listened carefully for sounds of his feet on the kitchen floor … Continue reading

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I can’t wait!

It isn’t even noon yet and I have had such a wonderful day!!!! I have: shared a coffee with my husband, made for me especially prepared breakfast and lunch for my youngest boy and received a warm hug of appreciation … Continue reading

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I DO!

“Who wants to do aquafit this morning?” “I DO!”  I said. “Who wants to go for a walk in the woods?” “I DO!” I said. “Who wants to scale down and up that cliff?” “I DO!” I said. “Who wants … Continue reading

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It’s Jan!

So – I’m pulling out of my driveway today to purchase that black tar paint stuff – you know – the kind you use to paint your driveway so that it looks like new asphalt – when I see this … Continue reading

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Do you want to talk?

When I need to most – I don’t talk. It’s when I am suffering that I withdraw from the public.  I know that’s wrong.  It’s just human nature, I think.  We reach out when we feel stronger to accept help. … Continue reading

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Escape from Alcatraz… did you know?

“What do you want to do today”, I asked of my youngest boy David. “Play Settlers of Catan, Mom”, he replied excitedly. The saw hummed outside the bedroom window – our neighbour was building a new deck. The birds chirped … Continue reading

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It was time to step it up!

Tuesday Fitness with Vandie First walk with Kevin Then “face” the step class Would I be okay – sore arm, sore tendons, no sleep last night… Maybe I shouldn’t go. After all, it’s only been five weeks since chemo and … Continue reading

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What a pain!

Yesterday I had a pain in my shoulder. I thought it was cancer. Then, I remembered I had used hand weights during fitness class. The day before I had a pain in my liver. I thought it was cancer. Then, … Continue reading

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