Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Another Weekend, Another Trip to Lake Powell

Last weekend was out third weekend on Lake Powell with Greg's new boat "Serenity".  It is nice to start getting out on the weekends more often than I have since my diagnosis in 2008.  

Our first weekend out was a lot of fun but I couldn't believe how sore I was from getting off/on the boat, climbing into and out of the cuddy, hiking, lifting, and walking in the sand.  My whole body ached all week afterwards.  Boating is a full body workout!  This week I felt great after the weekend.  I'm hoping I am starting to get back into shape.  

We could spend every weekend for the rest of our lives exploring around Lake Powell and not see everything

Daisy Loves Boating and Exploring and Swimming.  Here she is being a good girl

I love spring cactus flowers

This weekend's private beach

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.  I clearly remember her bald performance on the 2005 Grammy Awards show.  I thought - wow, I could never do that.  Well, it was only a few years later that I made the choice to be out in public bald.  I'm glad it wasn't in front of millions.  Here's a video of Melissa talking about her breast cancer fight and how it affected her music.

Here is that 2005 Grammy performance

Here are the full versions of the two songs she talks about in the video

I Run for Life

This is Not Goodbye has a breast cancer awareness page that can be seen at

Lake Powell

We have a new addition to our family - a 19 foot boat.  I hope I don't drive everyone crazy with Lake Powell pictures this summer but this weekend was our second weekend on the lake.

 Lunch on our private beach
 Afternoon exploring - the boat is back that way
 Gunsight Butte
 Globe Mallow in bloom everywhere
 Where did Daisy come from?
 Hey!  Not Cool Daisy!
 That's better
 Daisy searching for her duck water toy
 Pretty colors
 Daisy loves exploring
The perfect ending to the perfect day

Tuesday, May 3, 2011