I'll never capitalize cancer

I have alot going on in my life, more than just cancer and chemo. Sure it's a big part of my life right now, but it's not the most important part of my life. You will never see me spell it with a capital "c".

I'm a Wife and Mom. I love my Family. I have good Friends. We do fun stuff and dumb stuff and sometimes we argue and then we laugh again. We go to work and to the grocery store and we go swimming and have birthday parties and get ready for the first day of school.

I keep saying that I don't want ovarian cancer to define me, but sometimes I just can't help it.

A good friend put it this way for me "cancer may be defining your life for the moment, but it is not your entire life. You seem to just make time for it." That made me feel better.

If you want to see it from the beginning, my cancer story begins in March.

The rest of my story is happening now.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Commit2Fit Day 11

Today is my Husband's birthday. I am not very good at getting gifts. I mean, if I see something that jumps out and says "this would be perfect for ..." Then of course I'll get it, but then I give it right away. Kids - now that's a different story, gotta bring the gift to the party. Still, I usually buy it on the way. But I'm learning. Especially after weekends like this past one - 3 birthday parties!

Kaboodle.com - this is a sight that may help to make gifting easier. I just haven't made the time to really get into it.

As for my Husband - we'll just let today be his special day.

I will make a special dinner. He bought a roast the other day and I think that is what he wants. I have Paula Deen's recipe for crockpot roast, but I think I will just use some Lipton Onion soup mix. I don't put in the veggies. I'll cook those later. I think they get too mushy in the crockpot. And aren't they better for you if they are just lightly steamed? I did not get cake, but you can see from My Food Diary that I had a bunch of sugar today anyway. I drank all of my water - 12 cups.

We have a water playdate this morning. First, I have to run to the store to get the soup mix. May as well pick up some watermelon and cookies to take along. Drop Abby at the playdate and scoot off to a SHADE house party to pick out a couple of tops, munch a few snacks and chat with other Moms about our kids and my other favorite topics Advocare, Omegas, Fiber, Spark & Slam.

Now I can go back and enjoy the playdate. A little plastic pool, watermelon, goldfish crackers, sunscreen, mudpies, kittens. This is a great day!

We still have ballet and then tumbling this evening. We'll be out for awhile. I have to be sure to grab good snacks and water for both of us.

That is the challenge, planning meals and snacks and having water on hand. Commit2Fit really has helped me to be more aware. I like that it is happening slowly. I know about the upcoming Life Habits. I am excited about them because I know that we will all get great results by following them. But I still am trying to do this one week at a time and not get overwhelmed.