I am married, mother of two adult children and grandmother of two teenagers. I don’t know how they got older so fast, since we haven’t aged at all (uh huh). Our son teaches and practices photography and our daughter recently got her masters and is trying to get a job teaching in California. Not a good time for finding a job in California! At home, we have two spoiled dogs; Bailey, who is a black lab/border collie mix who was born November 20, 2003 and came to live with us in January of 2004 and Shasta, a yellow lab who was born March 31, 2009 and came to live with us in April of 2010. Both girls came from the Humane Society. We also have two spoiled cats; Twiggy, a tortoise shell who was born in March of 2007 and joined us in May of 2007 and our most recent acquisition, Lily, whose mom is a tabby point Siamese and lives with neighbors and whose dad is unknown. She was born September 10, 2010 and came to live with us October 23, 2010.
We have 5 acres of land, so we keep busy during the spring, summer and fall with yard work. I spend a great deal of my time in front of the computer, playing with Photoshop Elements and digital scrapbooking. I also enjoy knitting and reading. I began to blog in the fall of 2009 as a way of posting pictures and keeping up with friends and family when we traveled back to Minnesota to visit my brother and his wife in the fall of 2009. Then I found several blogs by people whose writing style inspired me, and I was hooked.
In the summer of 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and subsequently had a mastectomy, followed by four months’ chemotherapy treatments. There are residual effects; I lost my hair and am now on a medication that completely blocks the production of estrogen, so my hair will probably never again be what it was. It’s very thin and very fine. I also realized how short life can be and I’m not a spring chicken anymore, so now I spend more time doing what I like to do and less doing what should be done. I appreciate this life, and all of the good things it gives me.
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