Showing posts from July, 2014

Hey, where you been?

Not much going on here in the Bakerblogosphere. The kids are away at camp and school, we go to work every day, come home, eat dinner, walk the dog, maybe watch a little telly before turning in. Kinda boring. There is no vacation planned to speak of, with the exception of a quick long Vermont (YAY!) getaway weekend for our anniversary in mid-September, followed by girls weekend (double YAY!) in Lake Placid the weekend after that. I don't even have the benefit of seeing Annalisse very much when she's home from camp on the weekends since she's was gone most of last weekend and will not be home at all this weekend. Blah.

Perhaps there is something unexpectedly interesting and exciting on the horizon?

Getting back to (the new) normal

Life seems to have finally returned to "normal." I'm back at work, Mark has resumed occasional travel to his project in Denver (he was gone this week), Annalisse is away at her summer camp job, and Cam is in his apartment near RIT, doing summer research and taking a class.

A couple of months ago I didn't think life would ever feel normal again. I had cancer, and my future treatment was uncertain. I would be undergoing a life-changing surgery, and had no idea what the recovery and treatment, if needed, would be like.

Everyday I remind myself how lucky I've been to be able to come out on the other side of my recent crisis with my health intact. Not to minimize the suffering of those who have gone before me (or who will come after me), but I think of myself as a healthy person who had a cancerous growth in my breast, had the growth removed, confirmed there was "nothing else," and am now moving on. My breasts were a small sacrifice, a no-brainer, when it ca…