My family has a goal in life unlike many others. We desire to go tiny. It just makes sense – we enjoy each others’ company and are always within 50 ft of each other in our current 1100 sq ft home. We don’t desire to have a lot of materialistic things. We both wear the same 5 outfits on repeat. And there’s a lot of financial independence that comes with tiny.
It’s been eye-opening to see how many people are against our idea, but it’s not discouraging. To each their own right? We are hoping to have a plan in place in the next 2 years. Alex graduates with his MBA in December & once we know where he’s working full time we’ll kick things up a notch.
Stay tuned for our tiny house adventure!
Last winter our pup Millie tore her ACL. I have no idea how this happened (she just started limping one day), but knew we had to get it fixed. Our family lives to be active & Millie’s a part of every adventure. In early February Millie had her surgery. The vet repaired her ACL & sent her home with orders to basically sit still for the next 12 weeks. How in the world would we do that with a very active Cocker Spaniel?
The answer? Sedatives! Poor Millie has gotten a PB treat that surprisingly makes her sleepy practically every morning since. We’re now on the home stretch of her recovery (Week 10!) and she’s doing great. She’s not allowed off-leash until the end of April but is putting her full weight on the leg. Here we were on a road trip last weekend.
As winter hopefully finally says good bye in Maine, we’re looking forward to more active adventures with our girl soon.
#ACLsurgery #ACL #CockerSpaniel #Maine
It’s actually been 10 years and 3 months now (better late than never?) – but still a big milestone. I’ll never forget that time in my life. I had just graduated college and was on my own for the first time. A routine physical where my doctor found a lump on my neck (which I’m pretty sure I had for at least 10 years before that) set me off on a 6 month whirlwind of tests, doctors, and a lot of uncertainty. One doctor felt it “definitely wasn’t cancer” while a 2nd opinion was “positive it was”. Finally a decision was made for surgery and to make the cancer call while I was under. In December 2006 I had my total thyroid removed and learned when I woke up, that I had Stage 1 Papillary Cancer at the ripe “old age” of 22. I have been very lucky since that day. I had 1 round of radioactive iodine treatment the next month to ensure the cancer was gone. Since then I’ve really had no significant problems – I check-in w/my endocrinologist every year. My levels and subsequently my meds have been adjusted on occasion, but otherwise I’m living my life.
This gets to my new blog. To me, being a cancer survivor was a wake-up call. A 2nd chance at life and to make sure I’m enjoying each moment. Ever since that day I try to start each day with a smile (because I’m happy & healthy!) and enjoy each moment (because you never know what tomorrow will bring). I had been capturing my adventures with a few photos on Facebook. I’m test-driving the idea of blogging about them instead as it’s on my bucket list to write a children’s book some day.
Let’s get this party started!
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