Breast cancer awareness month

As a Breast cancer survivor of 9yrs, I find I have different reactions to Breast cancer awareness month even on a day to day basis. 

Sometimes I resent the reminder that 9yrs ago this month I was recovering from a mastectomy & fretting over starting chemotherapy. That our first wedding anniversary & my 40th birthday was over-shadowed by my recovery.

Other times I’m grateful & humble I’ve made it 9yrs past some of the worst days of my life. 

Mostly I wish for every awareness campaign there were equal amounts of energy put towards finding a cure. 

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30Jan22 When I bought this bread, I just thought maybe there was garlic in the crust or something. Once I got it sliced, I realised that whole cloves of garlic were baked right into the loaf - see the small rectangular shaped hole? The facing slice of bread had a half clove there.  This was so nice.  And lucky for me it was half off - because I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay $6 for a loaf.  But this would probably be worth it for a party or something.  And apologies to my Coles Baker friend.  But feel free to steal this idea! LOL!  #2022pad #BakedGarlicBread #latergram
02Feb22  This big boy is Monty.  He belongs to my friend Shaun.  In the past when I've visited, Monty has ignored me and wasn't impressed with me if I tried to pay any attention to him at all.  But today he decided he loved me and came up, rubbed his face on my hand and practically insisted that I give him long pets.  So I did.  And here he is snoozing away.  It really made my day!  #sleepingkitty #2022pad #catsofinstagram #latergram
10Jan22  This huge box, which was delivered this way up when it should have been that side down, arrived.  It would be another week before the bike could get built because I was feeling unwell and needed to get tested to make sure it wasn't covid.  It wasn't.  #2022pad #bigbox #recumbentbike #bike #homegymlife #keepmoving
7Jan22  Yes!  An American Christmas card!  This was from my son and daughter in love in Texas. #2022pad #belatedxmascard #lovefromafar
18Jan22  Oh ick.  I am NOT showing you what the porch light looked like.  Cleaning the porch and porch light were not my job and wasn't something I even thought about over the last 3yrs.  Until it started looking like this.  The blackness is from the dust and dirt across the road (where there's a large horse paddock). When the wind comes from that direction, even with the windows closed I get a film of dust and dirt over everything.  And obviously cobwebs are not immune from it.  So I took a couple cleaning brushes with extensions on them and tackled this area as well as the porch light.  Rod used to bring the globe around the light into the house and wash it. I can't do that. I'm not safe on ladders.  So I'll just get it to be less scary looking and call it good.  Before I tackled this job, the area was sprayed with my favourite spider killer.  Were spiders hurt? Geez, I hope so. And I hope they stay away for a long time.  #dirt #cobwebs #porchcleaning #eww #spiders #latergram
This is my new computer that I hope will help me upload photos more often - and I'm hoping it will help solve neck issues with straining to see the the larger screen I had before now.  #mbp #newcomputer #2022pad

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