Moving at a Snails Pace
Moving at a Snails Pace

Yahoo!  I am finished with Round 2 of my chemo treatment, but holy cow am I exhausted today!  I feel like I’m moving at a snails pace or like a sloth.  This is all expected since I took my last bit of meds last night before I went to bed, and the meds seem to compile each other and build up.  This makes the day after each round my drowsiest day, which is all expected, but it doesn’t make it fun.  Mike has a busy day working the track meet, and we had to cancel […]

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Slicin’ a Melon…literally!
Slicin’ a Melon…literally!

Okay, so I am not a natural in the kitchen.  In college, I messed up Easy Mac in our sorority house kitchen.  Sad, but true.  I was very upfront with Mike when we were dating and told him that I didn’t cook or clean.  I have willingly improved in the kitchen, but stick happily being terrible at cleaning.  My boys like watermelon (usually…I’m not sure why some weeks they love it and then a switch flips and they won’t touch it, but that may be a kid thing), but watermelons are so big and juicy and […]

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Save Your Feet!
Save Your Feet!

Okay, I’m going to share something not so fabulous about me. First of all, I would like to point out that there are plenty of un-fabulous things about me, but why in the world would I want to point all of them out?! Let’s just fool the world into thinking that I only have a couple of rough qualities! So my feet are dry. Like, real dry. Like, sometimes Mike thinks that sandpaper are rubbing on him kinda dry. In the winter, who cares? In the summer when I am wearing sandals or flipflops it […]

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When did I become an adult?!
When did I become an adult?!

At some point, I became an adult…I think…by society’s definition I definitely am an adult. I remember being young and cool, being a new, young math teacher, and I would go out…like to do social things! Crazy, right?! Do you remember those days? Now when I have a night off I’m excited to…wait for it…do nothing and go to bed early, or stay up late and watch Real Housewives. Not so cool. In the midst of things, I graduated college, started teaching high school, started dating Mike, became a Georgia Force cheerleader, became an Atlanta […]

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Facing the Day…in hot pink!
Facing the Day…in hot pink!

Today was one of those days when you wake up and think, “Holy cow- how am I going to make it through the entire day?!” Tired. Fatigued. When you’re taking crazy meds that tend to make you exhausted, then you have to take it one thing at a time. Get dressed. Treat yourself to Starbucks. Get to work. Get through cheerleading fittings. Mom will be to the rescue after school to help with the kids. Shoot- sometimes even the idea of “getting dressed” is too overwhelming, so you break it down into smaller incriments…put clothes […]

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Mascara Smudges!
Mascara Smudges!

Mascara = daily requirement. I do not have a degree in cosmetology, but I’m pretty confident that any beauty expert would recommend a quick slap of mascara before you go out the door. It seriuosly makes the difference between looking tired and looking polished. You can even do a cheap (inexpensive is a nicer word) mascara, so really, you have no excuses. BUT…and this is a huge but…it is SO annoying when you’ve got your makeup on, and you’re putting on your mascara and then you smudge it on your darn eyelid! If you try […]

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Making an Effort
Making an Effort

So my chemo treatment is in pill form (no port, no infusion, and no losing my hair), so I consider myself VERY fortunate from that aspect. I take meds for 14 days, then I get 14 days off. I’m currently on my 2nd round of chemo, and to be honest it has been better this round. I still have a constant, awful metallic taste in my mouth, but I haven’t felt nauseous this time. The way the treatment plan works is I take 1 med for 14 days…2 pills after breakfast and 2 pills after […]

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Free Lipstick!
Free Lipstick!

Did you know that if you save 6 empties (empty containers) from MAC cosmetics, then you can turn them in and get a free lipstick of your choice!  Free MAC?  Yes, please!

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Real Housewives of Feeling “Normal”
Real Housewives of Feeling “Normal”

Round 2 of chemo is better than round 1. If this becomes a pattern, then I will be a happy girl. I’ve also heard that every round can be very different…so, having said that, we’re just going to be thankful that I only have the metallic taste in my mouth, and I don’t feel like vomiting all over my shoes. Speaking of shoes…I got to go to a Gala (very fancy sounding, I know) with my husband this past weekend and got to wear some very fun Chinese Laundry shoes that I borrowed from my […]

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VOLUME!  Gettin’ some lift
VOLUME! Gettin’ some lift

Need volume in your hair? Okay, if your hair is like mine, then it needs the perfect combination so it won’t be flat and stuck to my head like I just stepped out of the house in the dead of the humid summer in July in Georgia. I’m not complaining, because let’s be honest, I’m in the middle of chemo and I’m not going to lose my hair (thank God for that blessing)! My hair grows slow as you know what, so the idea of losing my hair would mean that I would have short […]

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Fighting the C word
Fighting the C word

Taking it one day at a time. Look, I have cancer. A rather rare cancer called neuroendocrine cancer in my pancreas. It’s treatable…just not cureable or inoperable. It sucks. The end. No, cancer is certainly not fun or a walk in the park, but it does not define me. It is simply a part of my life, but it is not my entire life. I have too many good things going on for it to rule me. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

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Join the Team! (Order a Shirt)
Join the Team! (Order a Shirt)

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