And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Saturday, July 27, 2013

    I think it would be a gross understated to say my life hasn't been completely over-run with all things wedding. On one hand time is dragging on and on the other it is slower then a snail.  As much as I feel is a million times worse for Random Wisdom and her fiancĂ©.  They have been waiting for 7 months for US immigration to issue a fiancĂ© visa so they can pick a date and get married.....sad and frustration for them.

    Finally this last couple of weeks we have gotten some updates so the end is in sight....even if the date can't be set yet.  We now know that there is a packet on its way here with instructions for her on the interview and the medical along with a list of all necessary paperwork she needs for this interview step.  Talk about all the hoops they make you jump thru!!!  It some days makes you stop and think that even though we have done and continue doing this the "legal" way ( the only way we would ever consider doing it)....the get married and figure it out later seems like the easier path....I guess that saying is true "nothing worth while is ever easy"

     It was a difficult day when she had to cancel the Temple, photographer, reception venue and the decoration people.  This long & frustrating path has one major benefit/blessing has shown them that can face & overcome whatever challenges that will get thrown at them in the  has brought them closer together and jelled them as a unit solid in their love and fully committed to each other...a real has been inspiring.   There could very easily (& understandable) been much "weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth" during this time but they owned up to the fact that this was their decision so they have no right to be angry & miserable about it...instead they just take each day at a time moving ever forward...I am so proud of both of them!!!

    Our job at this moment is to just sit back and continue in faith knowing that the Lord is ever mindful and that in His time all will come together as it should...but to be honest....some days that is WAY harder then others..

The first order of business (while waiting for the visa) is selling her car.  It has been listed on every site we could find and though there have been a lot of hits and calls...argg!!!  It allows her great independence and needs to go and get this financial burden off her back.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

     So....with this latest heat/humidity wave we have been in...(which by the way...feels like it has been forever...just sayin) I have to admit I have been doing....well....not much that involves any physical excursion.  To say I have been hibernating in my AC house would be pretty accurate...we all gotta do what we gotta do.  I am definitely the odd person out in my family as they all LOVE the hot summer days and according to the ever-wise VoR...."you can't whine about the heat, then complain about the cold" I don't....complain about the cold that

     Consequently (when wedding planning is in "PARK" mode) I have been enjoying some old favorite movies and picking up the occasional book.  I say "occasional" cause I kind of  have a love/hate relationship.....if a book doesn't grab me within the first 40-50 pages it doesn't get a second chance and it has been a serious drought these last quite a few I have returned to an old favorite (light mindless fluff really) and it has hooked my interest in the printed world again.

     The upside is that I have widened my focus and started researching the "fitness" side of things...walking, diet and fitness as I have started to try and build up some cancer lost stamina and interest.  I have started working out again (now that my boobless side is beginning to be less tender and swollen...thanks to lymphatic drainage massage...don't knock it till you try it...and hopefully none of you will feel the need to try.  Now don't get all impressed...I am using the phrase "work out" very liberally....what I am actually doing is walking and kitchen dance partying a little again. I find it totally unfair that my mind remembers all the hard/great work I did last year losing those 30+ lbs (pre-cancer) but my body/muscles don't have the slightest clue what I'm talking about or that it ever happened...ARGGG!!!! So much for that "muscle memory" theory krap!!! 


    Now...I am NOT willing to give it up but boy do I have to start slow all over again...BTW...still don't have that pacing myself figured I will just crank my tunes louder so I can't hear the "are you out of your mind", "WE don't do this", "you are gonna pay in pain when we get home", that my body screaming at me.

 It isn't fair (not that having cancer is) having to lose that same 30lbs all over again...
& NOT because I decided to slack off it REALLY SUCKS...just sayin