Our World

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In the early months after we lost Hadley, during those foggy seconds of awakening, I would realize my life all over again. The air in the room would be sucked away and my feet would feel too heavy to lift out of bed. Each and every morning at 6 a.m. I would then go through [...]

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Happiness: Rolling in the Deep

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Happiness can be infectious. Happiness goes deep within, to banish the stale, negative, in-grained emotions, thoughts and energy, to achieve …

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IL-2 Day Two

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Just got off face time with my boys (technology is awesome). They were being their goofy selves and it was nice to see their faces. It’s funny to think that it’s only been since yesterday morning but it feels like so much longer.
I had my 4th dose of the IL-2 this afternoon at 4 o’clock. No major reactions, but we’re keeping pretty up on the pre-meds to avoid things like headaches and nausea. I’ve been feeling fairly tired and beat up for the past couple of hours. My central line is sore because she just changed my bandages and I am in need of shower and clothes change, but might as well wait until the morning now.
I’m pleased with my progress so far and very glad the worst symptoms haven’t shown up – fingers, toes and eyes crossed that they don’t and I make it through this week with as many treatments as possible.
For those of you that don’t know, May is Melanoma Awareness Month. The market isn’t saturated with pink ribbons and yet it is a leading death-causing cancer. I’ll do a post at Defying and here soon, but just a quick reminder that no …

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Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things. ~ Author Unknown

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Once upon a time I used to think I wanted to do a lot of entertaining. And I did a fair amount for a few years.Then Dear Hubby’s work shifts became so impossibly early that we both got in the habit of going to bed around 7 pm so we could get up around…

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The What to Wear Weight Loss Blues and Mom 2.0

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Life’s been busy. I’ve officially become a soccer mom and sitting on the sidelines for hours while work awaits me – we’ll its difficult. My daughter is getting ready to enter kindergarten and summer plans for childcare and day camps stack my de…

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Win a $40 credit to INPINK Jewelry

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INPINK Jewelry and Sidewalk Ready are teaming up to bring you a giveaway of epic proportions. 100 winners will receive a $40 credit to INPINK! INPINK has a huge online inventory full of jewelry of all styles. Their pieces range from bohemian, wooden bangles to girly, colorful necklaces. I am excited to be sharing their [...]

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Sites to Shop for Mother’s Day Gifts

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Perk up her surroundings with some great Mother’s Day offers this week at some of our favorite online retailers for home goods. Get Mom a gift she’ll cherish forever at Art.com when you turn your photos into art.  Get 50% off with “50MOMMY” through 5.4.  Also, take 20% off sitewide when you use…

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Upper Peninsula Statehood – A Bridge Too Far

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Some wags have over the years (since 1858) made noise about the idea of the Upper Peninsula splitting off from Michigan and becoming it’s own state. In 1962, an independence organization submitted a succession bill with 20,000 petition signature…

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Southwest Solutions’ Stand Down helps struggling, homeless veterans get health care, jobs

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TweetBy John Van Camp, president, Southwest Solutions  On the second Friday in April, about 500 veterans attended Stand Down 2012 in Detroit. Many are homeless or recovering from homelessness. The veterans received free services from 30 different providers that came together to offer a “one-stop” venue to address the multiple needs of struggling veterans. Southwest [...]

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DJ LaJedi – Detroit Soniclyzm 2

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DJ LaJedi is a very interesting person who I personally have a lot of respect for. Her DJ moniker, LaJedi, (pronounced “la heady”) was a name that was given to her by native guides and travel companions when she backpacked through Mexico, near the seas, pyramids and pueblas. It is the Mexican translation of Jedi. [...]

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