Doing: This past week, well let's be honest, the past 6 months, I have been dealing with personal illness.  I FINALLY got a diagnosis last week, and am going in for a surgery consult next week.  The problem that I have with this, is this would have never been diagnosed if I hadn't have pressed the issue and sought out a doctor.  My regular primary care physician is a wonderful doctor, but it was like every time I went in, she just didn't seem concerned with what I was telling her.  My mom was diagnosed with thyroid cancer about 7 years ago, and due to her going so long with out being diagnosed it cause a whole bunch of problems.  My grandmother had a similar experience.  This is why I am such an advocate for knowing your health lineage and being informed when you go to the doctor. It is so sad that we as a patient have to also read and gain as much knowledge as we can, so we can provide evidence to our providers.  What I have learned is that you should ALWAYS trust your instincts when it comes to you health.  I am not sure what is going to be the outcome after next tuesday, but I do know that what is in my throat and around my thyroid has to come out.  Cancer is such a scary word and a loaded one too.  Thankfully survival rate for thyroid cancer is very, very high with treatment and correct action.

Thinking about: I have been thinking about possibly trying an aerial class.  There are several offered in the Kansas City area, and once I am cleared with a clean bill of health (i.e. once I am not so incredibly tired)

Watching: I have got into this new habit of watching Conan every night during the week.  It's weird, cause usually I don't watch those types of shows, but it has been cracking me up.  Do you have a favorite late night host show?

Looking forward to: I am really looking forward to our garden providing lots of yummy produce.  It is growing out of control right now.  We are going to have so much salsa, it's not even funny.  Like, if you invite me to your house, I am bring homemade salsa.

Reading: I just finished reading Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.  It is a YA book, so a pretty quick, easy read, but enjoyable.  I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes a movie option.  It is not life changing or anything, but it is what I consider a good summer read.  What are you reading currently?

Loving: right now I am just really loving coral.  I want everything in my life to be coral colored.  I am finding myself being drawn to coral nail polish, coral shirts, coral EVERYTHING.  Do you have color you are loving right now?


  1. sending you so many hugs and so much love. i'm so thankful you listened to your guts!

    you're in my heart.
    keep your head up, pretty pretty!