My many adventures

Hi Folks, I want to dedicate this first part to all the Houston people and now the Florida folks who were and are in the path of dangerous hurricanes. I pray for you, your family and your pets to get through this terrible time in your life. Some countries all around the world are facing flooding, mud slides and war, please send help, relief and prayers their way.

I survived breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I still want to visit.

I've been to Scotland, England, Vancouver, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, Yukon, Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway), a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & Sulcuk, Ephesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...

BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: September 7, 2017

Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband have been married one year. WOW that went fast. Was invited to Toronto in July to receive an Honorary Membership award from my union PSAC/USGE. They even brought my grandson up with me. We visited Niagara Falls, CN Tower and went to Medieval Knights dinner theatre. We had such a fabulous time!

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.
I just love summer! I hope the winter will be gentle to us.

Still trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

I have so many posts to write about so please keep patience with me. I received a great posting from which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

My granddaughter Layla moved back in so now the family is together again for a while. She is a musician and is going to Community College for a Certificate in Music Finance. She also wants to cook for a living because she just loves food and boy can she cook. I wanted to help her to go to Culinary School but we will have to wait to see when she finally makes up her mind.

My little guy Rialey is now 14 and is 6'1 1/2 ". He is so thoughtful of me and helps me a lot.

I really wanted to travel this year but since retirement, the money is too tight. I'll have to save up but I have all those beautiful memories to keep me smiling for now. Thankfully I have posted most here on my blod.

Take care my blogger friends.

Thanks friends,


Friday, August 6, 2010

my cancer travel

It's hard to believe it has been 8 eight years since I had the breast cancer lumpectomy operation  Because of all the complications with chemo, I almost died twice; infection and clots in lungs and leg.  I'm in t 1 % that can die from chemo so I pray each day it doesn't come back.  It is the worst nightmare for me.

During my 2 1/2 year at home recovery, I ended up with cusody of my two grandchildren who I call energy and attitude because they are 7 and 16.  House work didn't happen much and today it is still hard.  My body ended up growing too old because of the cancer travel.  My knees have to be replaced; I have spurs in my knees and feet; I gained a lot of chemo weight which is hard to get off because I can't exercise much; and   now I have gout that rages in my feet and now finger.  I am on more pills than I care to think of.  Oh, and I  ended up with hypo-thyroid, I was the text book case.  One time, my granddaughter was only 9 years old and I was really sick and she said to me at 1:30 in the morning:  Nanny, please call the doctor cause I'm too young for you to die.  I made the call  was hospitalize and had a blood transfusion followed by an infection that wouldn't go away.

I realized one important thing, that if you want to do something in life or want to buy something or want to travel, the DON'T WAIT, DO IT!!  Tomorrow might not come for you.  What's the good of saving something if you don't get to ever use it or do it.  So now I do travel and I bring the kids with me.  We have a ball.

I now have a handicap sign for my car and what a problem it is for peoples with disabilities to find a parking spot.  We don't have enough in any city, especially in Halifax.  One thing for everyone to know, is that if you can be in a Clinical Trial, do it!  The care is wonderful and they follow you for life.  The Clinic sets up my mamogram appointment every year, they schedule any other tests I need and they check my blood work every year as well.  This is all FREE health care my friends, paid by my tax dollars and worth every single cent.

I'll blog more on my family trials, but I want to focus on my travel.
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