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In case you wondered…

We’re happy and healthy and sharing occasionally at: The Something Of Our Ways (Mark and Andrea’s audio scrapbook) Get Frivolous (Andrea and her friend, Laurie, share and dare to be frivolous) Wishing you all the best in 2013. — Andrea, … Continue reading

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Happiness Is..

Bold Steps. I was completely honoured to be selected to read a WeCanRebuildHer.com post at Blog Out Loud Ottawa, last night. This reading followed an extremely low week for me and I had barely scraped myself together enough to attend … Continue reading

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A Fresh Chapter

Happy New Year! We’ve begun a fresh chapter: The Something Of Our Ways. Hope to see you there…  

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Irascible Me

My 30day yoga membership expired today. That might explain my wondering: Why do so many women react so weirdly to my not-working choice? Spare me the horror and the defensiveness. How the heck does one perform a breast self-examination without … Continue reading

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On Happy Endings

Towards the end of my treatment, last year, we rescued Sylvester. A sweet little abandoned duckling. He died the next day. And our hearts all broke. Last week, Lucy and Bayla were honoured with the opportunity to help nurture Bernadette. … Continue reading

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Bracing for Pinktober

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Feel Free

When I was diagnosed in October 2009, I was vaguely aware of one woman who had been through the experience before me. I felt isolated. Targeted. Stupid. Alone. Sadly, I don’t feel alone now. There are too many of us. … Continue reading

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Mind Games

We fight about clean-up a lot at our place. About keeping the common areas tidy. Participating in household chores. During after-battle tears, yesterday, Lucy admitted “I know it’s for our own good, Mom. So we’ll know how to clean up.” … Continue reading

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The Time of My Life

A year ago yesterday, was my first day back to work. But yesterday, wasn’t. Lucky, lucky me. Before cancer, I led a charmed life. And I knew it. I was happy. I was healthy. With two delicious daughters. And a … Continue reading

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Hey. You. Get Offa My Blog.

I truly hope to reach my golden years. And if I do, I sure hope I don’t find that I have alienated myself from every one of my children. And if I have, I really hope that none of my … Continue reading

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Hmmmm

I would have much preferred to be the subject of the “Instant Stress Relief!” or “Make Good Sex Great” article. But whatever. Prevention Magazine. October 2011. Pages 94-95.

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Blendered. Again.

School started this morning. Lucy and Bayla were thrilled. Mark was melancholy. And I was chopped, tossed and tongue-tied by the schoolyard full of parents. Stepping into that sea of smiling excitement knocked me flat. I can’t think. I can’t … Continue reading

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Kickin Cousins

It’s August 29, 1982. Five days after my sweet-17. Relatives drop in and I’m sent to the local orchard to pick up some apples. It’s a 4km drive. My 12 year old cousin, Susie, joins me for the ride. We … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Art

Hilarious.

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Extreme Vacationing

Unbelievably, our long-awaited cross-country train trip has come and gone. What a wild, wild ride. It was our longest family vacation, to date. And certainly our most intense. Compared to the hardcore Rocky Mountain hiking, biking and camping of my … Continue reading

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