Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

Our local neighborhood park and pool was needing some repair.  The neighborhood pitched in and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department delivered the renovation after a long delay.  Some of the creative neighborhood moms (me of the silver cap and pink sarong) celebrated by putting ourselves OUT THERE for the kids and for our West Austin Park!  Carpe Diem!

Here’s the fabulous video!

Synchronized Swimming: Magnificent Moms of West Austin Park

National Cancer Survivors Day 2011!

National Cancer Survivors Day — that’s something to pause and celebrate, now that I’ve got my energy back and most of my symptoms have disappeared.  There are still a few things that need time to recover  — like my wavy hair (I consider this a plus!) and neuropathy in my hands and feet.  I hear it may take a long time to completely heal and I may have some residual permanent neuropathy.  Not a big deal considering the circumstances.

Yes, I am amazed and overjoyed at my good health.  I’ve been walking, tried yoga (too much pain in my feet) and am getting swimming worked into my routine.  I continue to eat well and am trying to get to bed at a reasonable hour.  Tried paddleboarding while hanging with good friends over the Memorial Day weekend (we call it LakeFest as it is turning into a yearly event). Have been sailing more now that summer is here.  Starting yesterday, I am helping my husband, Doug, with his PB&J Sailing series, teaching kids to sail. And we are looking forward to some good vacation time in cool northern California later this summer.

To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, I wanted to pause and thank everyone on my team who helped me survive the past 16 months. Continue reading