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About nancy5vic

40-something year old cancer goddess (hah...make that 50-something now!!) raising four children and one husband. Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2008. Love to travel, cook, bake and spend time with my kids and friends. My perfect day always starts with breakfast out...especially fantastic if I'm with John.

Backseat Driver

It has happened.  Another check mark off the bucket list.  It seemed unthinkable.  But now it has happened.  My fourth child, my baby, my little one, has earned her driver’s license.  I am, by trade, a domestic engineer…aka, a stay … Continue reading

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telling it like it is

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  Because sometimes it’s easier to step away.  Sometimes I try to indulge so much in life that I forget.  Sometimes I am so obsessed with the knowledge, that I can’t talk or write about … Continue reading

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“God bless us, everyone”

Once again, this is the season of thanks.  The calm before the storm.  Before we rush to shop, to decorate, to visit, we are to bow are heads and count our blessings.  Really, we should do this daily, right?  Even … Continue reading

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Be ‘Ware

Well, all over the breast cancer blogging world is commentary on this October, our honorary month.  It’s interesting to me that so many women with breast cancer hate the pink ribbon stuff.  So, then, who are we doing it for? … Continue reading

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WanderLust

Yesterday my sis wore a Life is Good shirt with that phrase you’ve seen “all who wander are not lost”.  A week ago, my son posted a picture labeled, “wandering but not lost” while he was exploring Oregon.  These reminded me … Continue reading

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Dis-ease

[dih-zeez] according to Dictionary.com noun 1. a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; … Continue reading

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Offensive?

I play offense.  I’m on team SAL (stay alive longer) playing against MBC (metastatic breast cancer).  We’re both in the NEL (national epidemic league).  And I play offense.  Because I want to move my team ahead.  I want to play … Continue reading

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Turtles and Geese

Today I am thankful for… The unbelievable clear blue sky The pristine snow that sparkles like crystal in the unobstructed sunshine The scar under  my right shoulder that reminds me of a rough year that I survived My sloppy, graying … Continue reading

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Hold the Relish?

And so it is “that time of year” again.  This year, we have done some home renovations.     We signed papers to start these renovations in June, but here we are in December not yet completed.  So frustrating!  But, … Continue reading

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From My Hero

Many people wonder why they should spend the extra $$$ for organics.  If you’ve wondered, read on.  An additional comment by moi, though, first.  Some peeps responded to Kris’ blog, with a “but studies show that organics aren’t any better … Continue reading

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