Hold Your Loved Ones Tight

Right now I have a little bit of daughterly guilt. My mom is hurting and I don't know how to make it better. I want to be there and give her a big hug and let her have my shoulder to cry on. Losing a best friend is something that no one should ever have to go through. Cancer is an ugly disease that takes the ones that we love away far too quickly. I am happy that she is now in a better place and isn't hurting, but now the healing must begin and I must say I am lost. I want to help, I need to help and I just don't know how.

So the best thing that I can do right now is offer love and support. My mom is my rock. She is the most kind person that I know. She is always willing to put others in front of her and now I need to be there for her. 2000 miles away makes that really hard. But mom, I want you to know that I am here for you. I will always be here for you. I love you more than anything. Lori was such a sweet kind woman, and you should cherish the times that you had with her and think that she is now in a better place where she is no longer hurting.

Mom I love you! I'm so sorry that you are hurting and believe me, I will do anything that I can to make it better.

Hugs big massive bear hugs from the whole family - Stan, Molly, Dru and Me. We love you.


A Skin Cancer PSA...Or Lack thereof

I have been neglecting this poor little blog for a while, and it is because I don't really have anything to say or time to say it. Yes, it is true, my life has been so busy and slightly boring that I don't have anything funny to share. No pooping Molly, No crazy Stan, No fun travels or vacations. Just plain old boring life.

But I am happy to report that I have been really good at recording what I eat each day and also trying to work out. I even went for a run today before it got hot. It is supposed to be sunny and beautiful here in Minnesota today. Which can only mean 1 thing. Tanning and book reading.

Yes, a summertime favorite of mine is getting a tan and reading a book. I can usually read a whole book in an afternoon of sun bathing. So it is almost like going to a movie (yet getting skin cancer while I'm at it)...

But I am going to just come out and say it. Skin cancer doesn't really scare me. I know, I am naive and shouldn't lay in the sun, and should wear sunscreen - yada yada. But I don't look good white, I have good genes (thanks mom) and it is relaxing. My mom is a sun worshiper just like me, and she, at her ripe old age :) I won't mention your age mom, but you are not OLD yet...Is still skin cancer free. Yes I think she has had a few moles removed here and there, but we are not really a sunscreen family. Unless you count my pasty white father. He obviously didn't give me my tan genes, because the man is blindly white (minus the GREAT farmers tan on his arms and face). Sorry dad, you are pretty white.

I know that cancer sucks and is dangerous and I shouldn't be tempting fate with laying in the sun, but look at it this way. I do live in the great state of Minnesota. Where it has been winter for the past 8 months. My tanning has been dramatically reduced since moving from the sunny California coast. So I have tacked a few years on my life just by moving :)

Enjoy your Saturday - and get a tan for me...Or wear some sunscreen if you choose.

PSA brought to you by Banana Boat Tanning Lotion *jk they don't know who I am, but they probably should.