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, July 30, 2008

Fun stuff from the Weekend

This post has nothing to with Advocare, except for my daily routine of Spark, MNS Max Energy, Catalyst, Meal Replacement Shake, Amplify AT and OmegaPlex. Sometimes I just want to share some of our daily adventures.

Hmm, what to do for fun on a Saturday in Beaumont, Texas?

We could go to the beach, but gas prices have made that cost prohibitive.

So we check out The Examiner.com and find out that the Art Museum of SE Texas is holding another Free Family Arts Day. We LOVE Downtown and we LOVE AMSET.

The theme is "Things with Wings". Bird's, Angels, Butterflies and Dragons. The Gallery has some great boneyard photos, winged sculpture and beautiful bird paintings.

If you ever do this, plan to spend the entire 4 hours, there is so much to do and the kids (and parents) have a great time.

Now it is after 2 and we are pretty hungry. We were looking for a big sandwich, but The Barking Dog was closed. I can see some activity on Crockett Street.

Hog Wild is hosting a D.E.S.K. event. We head on over and grab some gumbo and listen to a fun band fronted by an 11 year old bass player singing some great tunes from Wilson Pickett to Eric Clapton and GNR covers.

But we're still hungry for a good sandwich. This late on a weekend afternoon it's gonna be tough to find what we want. We decide on Madison's and order up the best burgers in Beaumont.

We had a busy busy day. Our little Rock Star is asleep in her carseat before we get out of the parking lot.

Who says there's nothing fun to do in Beaumont?