Thursday, June 14, 2012

Growing Pains

My boy just brought me a glass of lemonade that he made all by himself.  Gosh he will make a wonderful husband (someday---in like 30 years:)

My girl is growing up so fast, they both are.  People tell you that you turn around and they are grown: "little kids, little problems.  big kids, big problems."  So not ready for the big kid problems.  

Leila kissed a boy at preschool and got caught....She has four "boyfriends" (all of whom I thoroughly love and I happen to adore the parents, but four years old???)

J and his friends talk about all the cute girls at school and who has a crush on who.  It goes something like this:  "who do you like?  you do?  but i like her, can't you find someone else?"

I'm headed to the firing range to sharpen my skillz............


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Gosh.  It has been so long that I am not even sure where to begin.

I took a break, stopped the chemotherapy and every other drug doc's have placed me on over the past ten years.  I'm not gonna lie, a few months in paradise actually felt like an eternity in hell. 

The flip side is---it was all worth it.  My head is clear, I am healthier and I actually feel like a normal human being again.  

I love Hawaii.  It is beautiful and everything one would imagine it would be to live here.  The jacked-up prices no longer bother me and the simpler life has felt far more appealing.  I miss our Arizona home, very much so.  I miss my friends and family.  I miss having a Target within five minutes.  God do I miss Lifetime Fitness! But today, I had the rare luxury of laying on the beach all by myself.  No children to worry about drowning; nothing but the sun, sand and myself.  

J has mono so we had to cancel his big summer plan which was surfing lessons.  The kids, myself and the dogs have all settled in nicely.  I am actually going back to work and school! It's time.  I miss that piece of myself.  

I'm going to leave this post short and sweet as I ease my way back into writing.  

To my blogging friends, I have been absent in writing and reading what you have written.  Never has a day gone by that I did not think about you all and how life was going.  Just like old friends, life has a way of picking up right where it left off.