Leg Day 1 Workout, Aug 21, 2015

FitNotes Workout – Friday 21st August 2015 Normally Chad & I use pen & paper to keep track of things during our weightlifting workouts. Our printer’s been acting up lately, though, so I decided to see if there were any decent tracking apps for my phone. Turns out there’s a … Continue reading

The Absence of Sound

When I woke up this morning, I couldn’t hear. It is the strangest sensation. I’ve been battling an ear infection for the past week. Excruciating pain at first, enough to force me to the doctor for pain meds and antibiotics when it didn’t clear up on its own after a … Continue reading

Remembering Akhe

I’ll never forget the day we got the call about fostering Akhe. Jennifer, a volunteer on ARFP‘s rescue team, told us that she needed a foster home for two young kittens, about ten weeks old. “They’re pretty scared – not feral, just timid, so they’ll need a lot of socialization. … Continue reading

By Popular Demand: The Flying Cow!

Chad got me lots of great gifts for Christmas this year, including a fountain pen display case, an F nib for my Pelikan M205, a Franklin-Christoph pen holder/journal cover, a ukelele, and a flying cow. Yes, a flying cow. When I posted a picture of my Christmas goodies to Twitter, … Continue reading

The Other Thing I Wanted to Say

I had the post-lumpectomy follow-up with my surgeon this morning. He gave me a clean bill of health, told me that my papilloma was fibrocystic changes, and assured me that not only was it not cancerous, but that it doesn’t increase my risk for breast cancer in the future. “Just … Continue reading

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I had a Lumpectomy

When I met my friend Sharon about fifteen years ago, she was fighting breast cancer. She was one of the strongest, smartest, most amazing women I’d ever met. And she still is. I’ve thought about that a lot over the past few weeks, about how Sharon had breast cancer but … Continue reading

A Trip to the Zoo, with Pictures

This past weekend my sisters and my niece came for a short visit. We don’t get to see them very often, so I was excited when they said they were coming for the weekend. In addition to playing Kinect, showing them our local farmers’ market, and just hanging out & … Continue reading