Last Chemo And Life Update

Hello my lovely friends!

How has your summer been so far? I hope you are enjoying the weather and I truly hope you are all well, happy and healthy.

This summer I’ve been stuck indoors because I had to be very careful not to get burned from the sun. Chemo can make you extremely sensitive to the sun. So I stayed indoors. I didn’t do much with the girls this summer. I feel bad because I usually love to take them to various places. But now that I’m done with chemo and have my energy back we will start exploring more.

Last chemo! The side effects were so bad but I’m just so happy chemo is over!

I have completed my chemo and I am feeling so much better. I still have some side effects but they are not that bad compared to doing chemo. I still have 13 rounds of Herceptin to do and I receive the Herceptin via IV every 21 days. Herceptin can cause heart problems so every three months I will do a heart eco. I just did a heart eco last week and the doctor said that my heart hasn’t changed so this is good so far. He also said I should do some physical activity three times a week for 30 min. He also said that it should be something that I enjoy. I am still trying to get a routine going but I haven’t established my routine yet. I find it challenging to create a routine when you have kids. When you have children and two kittens life is so unpredictable! Oh yes and that’s another thing. We have two cats. Ziggy and Auggie. They are brothers and they are blue bi-coloured ragdoll cats. Ziggy is 9 months and Auggie is 4 months old. Ziggy is very smart and listens and Auggie is a rascal. It’s been a challenge to have them get along.

Sometimes they get a long. Very rare to see them like this.

This week I start radiation. I’m nervous about radiation but I’m trying to stay positive and strong. I am trying to adjust to all the changes. There are a few things that are happening at the moment in terms of change but I’m trying to just focus on one thing and that’s to finish radiation. I have 19 rounds to complete. After that I’ll be able to tell you all about the new changes.

With everything that I’ve been through the past two years it’s very challenging at times to feel optimistic and excited. I am so grateful for all my family, friends, neighbours and online supporters like you. You keep me positive and motivated and offer me so much encouragement. I thank you for all your support and love.

I didn’t share my latest video with you so here it is:

Also I would like to say thank you to a few beautiful products that I won on Instagram:

I won lovely skincare Beauty by ZERO and I love these so much. Gentle and all natural plant based products. I already started using them and love them so much. These can be purchased at shoppers Drug Mart.

I also won beautiful Maybelline LIFTER lip glosses and Garner Micellar waters. I absolutely love these products so much. The LIFTER glosses smell like coconut and are so beautiful and not sticky at all and Garnier Micellar water is the best to remove makeup and refresh the face. So lovely and hydrating at the same time. So blessed to have won all these beautiful products.

For a couple of years I’ve uploaded a lot of Autumn posts and this Autumn I am hoping to have a few blog post created. Not as many as previous years but a couple of good ones. I just really love Autumn so much. Don’t you?

This month I was fortunate to attend an event. It’s been many years since I’ve been to one so this was so incredible! I brought my daughter with me. She Absolutely loved it! The event was for Leuchtturm 1917 company. I’ve been using their bullet journal for two years and I love them. I’ll have a blog post up from the wonderful experience soon.

Thank you for reading today’s blog post my lovely friends! I will be writing about the Leuchtturm1917 Event next. Oh it feels so good to be blogging again!

Thank you and remember to live your life to the fullest!

Home is Where The Heart Is

Hope you are all doing well. Self Issolation and staying home can be very tough and difficult for many people. During this challenging time, I’ve tried to keep my self and my family calm and creative. I’ve been following a routine but I also allow my self to go with the flow.

New Artwork
I used Chalk Pastels. I call this
The Flow Of The Morning

In the mornings I wake up and have my coffee followed by my breakfast. I take my vitamins and then make the girls breakfast. Sometimes they make it themselves. Sometimes it’s toast, sometimes cereal and on special occasions it’s pancakes or waffles. That first sip of coffee is amazing!

During this #StayHome time I feel that I’ve learned a lot about GRATITUDE. I talk a lot about being grateful on my blog. Now more than ever being truly grateful is so much more than a word. I’m so grateful for our healthcare and the people who go out there and work for each day. I’m so grateful to the people who deliver foods and goods to people at home. I’m so grateful that we can buy groceries and get our medicine from he pharmacies. This is a huge deal! We are so blessed to be Canadian. I’m grateful for our healthcare, the doctors and nurses that put their life out there and take care of others. A very big thank you. G R A T E F U L for everything you do.

I’ve been vlogging but not as much as I would like to. I’ve been work with my girls and their homework. Following the homework I do my exercize for the day. I’ve been following the 30 Day Yoga challenge. I’m now on day 3. I am keeping a fitness journal and I’m documenting my experience which I hope to share with you in the coming months.

Easter was different this year. But we made the best of it. The girls painted their eggs and did their Easter egg hunt. It was nice and we are so grateful that we can still do these things. I’m so grateful for having space and a backyard. So grateful for everything we DO have. G R A T I T U D E.

My girls are enjoying their time at home. They do homework, artwork, they go outside in the back and stay active. They play their games and toys and digital gadgets. They watch their movies and have fun. They are happy and healthy. I’m so blessed and again G R A T E F U L.

I asked my daughters to choose a recipe and make something. We had a lot of carrots 🥕 so they made delicious carrot muffins. They used Ricardo’s Carrot Muffin Recipe. HERE

Baking and cooking is such an important part of our home. My husband made macarons for the first time and I couldn’t be more proud of him. They were delicious! The filling was a lemon meringue.

I truly hope you are all well. I hope you are doing things you love. I hope you are enjoying reading, writing, cooking and staying calm. This too shall pass and one day we will look back at this time and see how strong were were as a community. I would love to know how you are all feeling. Stay strong, stay healthy and be safe!