It’s been awhile I know but I’ve been busy riding my bike, I’m close to riding 1,000 miles for the season. Knitting of course, getting in a routine now that the kids are back in school and of course still going to Boston every three weeks. The intense tiredness has returned along with joint pain and aches. I’m told that in October when I’m taking off the oral chemo I should feel much better. I’m determined to still keep riding my bike even though I’m not able to go as fast or as hard as I could a month ago. Volleyball is in full swing as well so I’m enjoying cheering on my girls. Last week we added to our family

20130915-185441.jpg meet Gunner he’s 21/2 and other than not liking being left alone he’s fantastic. So our Grey Ghost Bicycles now has an official Grey Ghost.

I’ve been busy with kids home for summer, biking a ton, and just living. I started this knit back in the spring with yarn I bought last fall at Rhinebeck.
It’s going to be sweater weather before we know it. The pattern is Lily and while it blocked a little longer than I originally wanted I think in the long run it will be fine.




Started the day with a 22 mile bike ride in the country

Followed by some picking of natures candy on the side of the road


And now some knitting

My kind of Sunday.

Miss Abbigayle turned 16 today!!!! I have no idea where the time has gone. She is my beautiful, spunky, loyal, smart, amazing first born. It’s bittersweet to look back at all her baby pics and think of all those memories. Birthdays have taken on a new meaning for me in the past year and I’m glad my family humors me with all my picture taken and maybe overindulging a little more than in the past. Happy Sweet 16 Abbigayle Jane I love you.








He’s Ten today, the big double digits… I love this little guy so much. He’s caring, and funny, and has found a sport he loves. He’s a great son, brother, grandson, cousin, and friend. I can’t believe it’s been ten years. I hate that on this day I worry about being here to see him turn thirteen, sixteen, eighteen, and so on.  I hate that cancer has put those feelings upon on us. But I have been trying to instill in all that we now know just how fragile life can be so all the more reason to cherish all these special days and every other day in between!!! Happy Birthday Andrew my lacrosse loving, bike riding, x box playing little boy:)

There’s also a pink ribbon on the front, and I told hubby pink pedals with our pink Grey Ghost Bicycles Jersey would be perfect:)


It’s been awhile but I’ve been busy “living”. It seems life has returned to warp speed as if none of the past 7 months have happened. I still am “recovering” from everything and have my FINAL radiation tomorrow,woohoo!!!!I’ve been lucky in a since that I have only had a little fatigue and probably if I’m being truthful have been more grumpy/bitchy than tired. My skin for the most part has held up except under my armpit is pretty ugly looking. I’ve held off on posting the mastectomy/reconstruction pictures until after tomorrow so I could include what radiation did as well. I’ve been out speed walking, or doing the treadmill when the weather is nasty and have been doing a minimum of 40min each time 5-6x a week and a minimum of 3.5miles each time. So I’m pretty proud of that accomplishment. I’m following the plastic surgeons warnings on what jogging can do and have decided that speed walking for now is the way to go and hopefully hubby is going to surprise me with the awesome Giant Breast Cancer Road Bike so I can start cycling again:) Seriously this bike is awesome looking white with pink flowers and of course a pink ribbon. We celebrated Alyssa’s Thirteenth Birthday on March 16 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA There was also celebrating EasterOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA and comparing who has longer hair (pic taken two weeks ago)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We are twelve yrs apart so I’m going with he looks twelve yrs younger instead of the other way around;) One of my recent walks (5.7miles) was with my favorite exercising partner spring 2013 I love our talks we have and of course she always manages to update me on the countdown till she turns 16 and can get her permit (July 5) so Breast Cancer didn’t kill me but teaching her how to drive omg I’m scared:) She had her first Softball game yesterday and played fantastic and they Won!!! I think I’m still thawing out from it, it was freezing. Tonight Lax starts for Andrew so things are really in full swing now. Alyssa decided to take a break from a sport this spring and just work out with friends and chill, as a parent I’m glad that I only have two sports teams to navigate but am also sad that she opted not to play softball again this year…Treadmill time since the weather is not wanting to cooperate today so be back soon:)