Thursday, August 27, 2015


I haven't posted in a very long time. I would say it's writers block but as I am not a writer nor am I mentally blocked, I really have no excuse. Instead I would go with the fact that I really have nothing to write about. Day in and day out my life revolves around this disease. There are moments, days even, when I want nothing more than to think about something else. That, however, is not my reality. My life revolves around medication, doctor visits, puke patrol, chemotherapy, and making my husband's life as easy as possible. I am trying to change content of this blog, add more happy stories, talk about our trips, and try to not make the disease my main focus. But everything in my life reverts back to cancer. Every month we do chemotherapy. Every month my husband has been making it through it with flying colors, only dealing with minor moments of nausea. I try to reinvent every blog every post, to make it interesting and to add humor as much as possible. More often than not it's hard for me to put our month into words. Sometimes it's a great month, sometimes it's a very boring normal month. I try to make it as interesting as I can, to trying new things and change it up. But the bottom line is that this blog is for myself. I created it with the sole intention of updating people on our lives and for giving myself an outlet to deal with the life I have been given. I shared this with Josh, who in his ever supporting manner told me that I shouldn't worry about keeping people interested. I shouldn't care if one person reads this or if twenty people read this. It's about keeping myself centered and for allowing people into our lives. With that being said, I will update all on our lives!

June 14th was my last update and as it is almost the end of July, I have one word to say- yikes!

July 4th was spent at the White House. Yes, we had the most American Fourth, haha. Because Josh is a wounded warrior, we were invited to attend a barbecue and fire works. The actual day kind of sucked, it rained all morning so I knew no matter what was going to happen, the ground itself was going to be muddy. I was no where near prepared for how muddy it actually was, but that's not as interesting as the actual visit itself, lol. Since it rained all morning, they canceled the barbecue which was a real bummer. We arrived about an hour late due to traffic and issues beyond our control. The White House really did have a nice set up. The event was sponsored by the USO so they had face painting booths for the kids, a photo booth and a concert stage. We really didn't know about anything that was going on prior to the event. We actually got to see Bruno Mars perform, neither one of us are fans but he actually puts on a really good show. He is definitely one of those artists that sounds exactly the same on an album vs. in real life. We were also then told that the President had not made appearances in the past years so it was doubtful he would be making it this year. Well, after Bruno preformed, he introduced the President and First Lady! Regardless of how you feel about him, how many you can say they were standing in the same room as the President?! After his speech, they started the fire works. Though our fourth wasn't the perfect day, plans changed and by the end of the day both of us were annoyed with everything, looking back on it now, it was a great day. I love being so close to DC that we are able to experience these things. Josh being a Wounded Warrior definitely opens a lot of doors for us and allows us to meet extraordinary people and do amazing things. I am grateful for this.

It seems as if our month of July was incredibly busy and incredibly chill at the same time. I feel like we did so much, but at the same time we had a lot of down time. Aside from Chemo, we rarely had any appointments. This of course makes us stir crazy, so to fill the time, we took a random trip down to Norfolk. Spontaneous trips have become our new norm. As crazy as it sounds, I don't worry about money. If there is something we want to do, somewhere we want to go to, something we want to see, we do it. It was a Thursday when I found out there was a Norfolk Aquarium. We packed the car up Saturday and spent the weekend down there. Never in my life have I have been this spontaneous but I figure aside from making our appointments and keeping his health in check, this is the third most important thing, experiencing life. So we spent the weekend in Norfolk, catching up with one of our best friends, and then going to the aquarium. It was actually a cute little aquarium and since we were there when it first opened in the morning, we were able to go through all exhibits and see the animals active.   

And last, but not least my parents came to visit! My brother moved to Virginia for work so my mom tagged along with them then half way through the week my Dad arrived. It was nice to have them both here, it was nice getting a break from life. 

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