So, I fell off the face of the earth. Again. Not sure who all stops by here anymore - I'm a lot more active on facebook, pinterest, goodreads, or ancestry these days.
Cancer - My sister was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma a few days ago. We are still reeling from that little bit of news - trying not to over-google it...but still trying to research it just the same. We've joined a few support groups and are just trying to process. It's definitely a life changer. We don't yet know what strain or what stage she is in. There will be a bone marrow biopsy and a PET scan done within the next week. From there we'll know more and then the oncologist will come up with a course of treatment. The prognosis is good, so although we are scared, we are hopeful for a positive outcome. Your prayers are very much requested and appreciated.
Reading - Well, no surprise that I increased my reading goal this year to 110 books. I'm about 75 in so far....fingers crossed. It's nice to know I'll meet one of my goals this year! (ha ha).
Health - You would think that someone who was diagnosed as pre-diabetic would work harder at making better food choices for herself. I know what good choices are - I've gained and lost a lot of weight over my lifetime. For me, limited processed carbs works best. I do better with proteins, veggies, and fruits. I need to lose the weight - over 100 pounds, as a matter of fact. I need to cook more at home, less eating out, less convenience foods - more movements, less sitting around. I need to have more respect for myself and I need to get healthy. End of story.
Genealogy - Still plugging along. Still a lot of dead ends and roadblocks, but it is a passion of mine that I'll carry for the rest of my life. It is wondrous how connected I can feel to ancestors that lived generations before me.