Revisiting Cinco de Mayo

I don’t know why this is, but when my husband is away (for training this time), I make myself busier than ever. I try staying out of the house as much as possible and invite myself over to hang out with friends, so my days and nights won’t drag on without him. I’ve “been there and done that” where I never even changed out of my pajamas during the day, so I’ve learned that—while every once in awhile it’s fine to do that—getting into real clothes and making new routines are best for me to deal with his absence. 

And with that said, now you know why it’s been so quiet on here….again. I really haven’t been home very much, which also explains why you haven’t heard from me on your blogs.

Today is Cinco de Mayo and it always makes me reflect events that happened six years ago. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile then you’ll know that my dad was diagnosed with cancer six years ago today. Instead of writing out the story again, I have a link to the first post where I wrote about finding out (Evil Six Letter Word) and my “Cinco de Mayo” post from last year that goes a little more in depth with a couple links. 

I should mention here, in case you don’t click the links above, that my dad—thank God—is still in remission. 

And while I’m on the topic of cancer, I recently came across a food blog created by a girl from my hometown called Steph’s Bite by Bite. She’s currently training and fundraising with Team in Training—the same organization I participated in twice whose sole purpose is raising money to find a cure fore lymphoma and leukemia—and is having an online bake sale in a couple weeks. How cool is that? I’m participating in her bake sale and will hopefully figure out what I’m going to make for it sooner rather than later. I completely, 100% endorse Team in Training, but I’ll write more about that when I write my post for the bake sale.

So there you have it, an excuse (again) for why I’ve been absent, a personal back story into what this day means to me, and a yummy promise for some sweet treats for a good cause in the near future!


  1. Glad to hear your dad is doing well! I definitely know what you mean about staying busy. Whenever F is TDY, I make sure to find a million things to do to make the time pass quicker. I think that's perfectly normal 🙂

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