Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Looking life in the face.

I wasn't going to say anything, then my GREAT HUBBY said that the more people are aware and hear stories the better off we are, so here is the begining of mine.

I recently found a lump in my left breast also I have a swollen lymph node in my left arm pit.
I went today to have my mammogram and they started with an ultrasound HORRID !!
Anyway, she found the mass right away. It is the size of a quarter and looks like a benign mass and also has some inconsistencies. The doctor told me that she recommends me have a breast biopsy and have the mass removed. There is a non malignant mass called Fibroadenoma, which mine sort of looks like, they can be cancerous but very rare. Most Fibroadenoma's have to be removed soon so they can biopsy the whole thing to determine cancer or not.
So, I am now looking my life in the face and wondering the HOW, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE's of life and all I can do is LIVE!! I now have a different perspective on my life as well as those around me. I am not posting about this for sympathy or DRAMA.. not one for the DRAMA.
I Just want all my friends and family to know how fast a perfect life can go so BUMPY and SHORT.
Taking things for granted is now a thing of my past, I will now PLAY HARDER, LOVE MORE, HOLD MY KIDS LONGER, ACHIEVE MY GOALS, and SURVIVE what ever comes at me.
Thank you to my mom, my husband, Kristie, and Julie for your words of encouragement for now it is my strength.

My Mother

You are truly a special person to so many people and I am blessed to have you in my life!!

My mom is really amazing, I don't get the chances to tell her how amazing she really is. When her dad was really sick she spent numerous nights with her mom and by his side, she set such an example of what a FAMILY is and what a FAMILY does for each other.
My mommy has had her share of illness and I have seen her strength and her power to stay HAPPY and Optimistic.
Mom, I thank you every day for being my mom and loving me unconditionally.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

12 to 16 oz bow-tie pasta cooked and cooled
8 to 10 boneless, skinless chicken tenders, cooked and cubed
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1 1/2 Caesar salad dressing
1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese

Mix all ingredients except cheese in a bowl. Sprinkle cheese over top.
Refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving. Add more dressing, if necessary.
Makes 8-10 servings.

Sorry, I was supposed to post this on Monday, but my hubby to us to the Drive-Inn instead. '
Now that summer is aproaching it is nice to have cool salads to eat or to take to that great BBQ.
This recipe is out of our 101 Things to do With Salad. You can check them out at

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Jill you WON the cookbook.... I am so glad to share fun things I like with fun friends. So I will get it in the mail to you today. I hope you enjoy.