What does 45 look like? It looks a lot like me. It also doesn’t really seem very different than 44. You see, Kelly’s birthday is the day after mine (happy birthday, love!) so I have 364 days to observe how he handles his age. By the time my birthday arrives, I can comfortably step into […]
I had my second round of stitches removed just over two weeks ago. Scar 2.0 isn’t nearly as “pretty” as Scar 1.0. Those are the breaks, I guess, when you have to have surgery on top of surgery. It’s angry and red, far bumpier and sensitive to the touch. Vanity, vanity…thy name is Shannah. And […]
As I’ve shared, dealing with cancer – even a relatively minor bit – isn’t awesome. If it’s a big deal, it’s things like radiation and chemo. If it’s a minor thing (like mine was), it’s outpatient surgery. (And testing and surgery and testing and thankyouLorditsfinallyallgone!). But even in the midst of the not-awesome – be […]
I swear it’s not that I’m a messy person – in fact, my work team says that I’m a neatnik (they’re overstating my tidiness, to be honest). I’m also not a lazy person – see my previous post on always having too much to do. Yet somehow I simply can’t keep our house neat and […]
The Hayleys are some tired people. And I would just like to say THIS IS NOT HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE. You know: Pay off the house, work close to home…life slows down and gets a bit easier, right? Right?!?! So far for us – not so much. Kelly has declared that THINGS must […]
A bit of a bummer – the lab results came back and the cancer was a more widespread than my doctor thought. Thursday afternoon Dr. Q’s office called to say there was still evidence of cancer cells at the edge of the tissue she removed over a week ago. The end result, it seems, is my inch-and-a-half scar […]
I went in for my annual skin check mid-last month – the thing I made myself do as a silly 101 list item what seems like forever ago and have gone ever since – and mentioned the little bump on my shoulder that’s been irritating but not troublesome. Well it was troublesome. Enough so that the doctor removed […]
Did you realize that repairing your foundation might break other things in your house? They warn you of this during the paperwork process, but it’s still a pain. Here’s what to expect as a next repair step.