Joining a gym??


For Christmas my husband is going to get a gym membership at Anytime fitness. It’s a national chain with over 3,000 spots. When he travels he can use them anywhere. It seems like a good thing. It’ll be $30 a month with a 2 year contract. I’d rather not have a contract, but most gyms dont work that way. Theres a free 7 day trial that I’m going to try.

Mostly I’d like to build up some upper body strength while I’m off any chemo. But I’m not sure I want that commitment. (the contract).

So, do any of you  belong to a gym and what is your opinion?  Has it helped to get stronger?

We belonged to a gym ages ago just for the pool. That would be my first choice, but our only local pool now is a fitness facility that is very posh and expensive, so that’s off the table. My walking is great, but I’d like to do a little more while I can.

Did you keep to the gym going even on chemo?? I know too many questions, but really any ideas would be helpful.

Labs look great!!

Labs came in :

no detectable m -protein  yeah!!!

kappa 11.7 mg/L

lamdba 11.4 mg/L

ratio 1.03


happy dance……maybe champagne…wait I dont have any except some really expensive stuff I was saving for Thanksgiving….

Going into month 5 off all chemo and drugs. (except acyclovir and my regular stuff, thyroid, Lisinprol… asprin.IMG_0100

the ‘non consumer advocate’ Katy says it all.

Today I’m Mad as Hell

‘French Country Cooking’by Mimi Thorisson

9780553459586.jpegThis book is beautiful and full of wonderful stories and recipes. Mimi and her husband, who did all the photos,  shares what is like to live in the South of FRance in a wonderfully restored house. Theirs is also a bistro type restaurant. Along with her many children they offer rustic menus.

Each recipe has a beautiful picture and a great story. The recipes are intriguing and well planned and laid out. I’ve already tried the baked apples but minus the wonderful cookies she describes.

This is a terrific cookbook and beautiful as well. I enjoyed reading it cover to cover twice.

I would recommend buying this beautiful book and savor the recipes.

I recieved this book from bloggingforbooks in exchange for my honest opinion.

Labs and cleaning

Went and got my labs done do now it’s wait till Wednesday to see how the SPEP and light chains are. This is month 5 off drugs (except Acyclovir and Cholestramine).

Next, it’s the kitchen zone and it takes about 2 hours to get thru. I decluttered pantry items and some some things. I’m doing the minimalists game, which is for each day you get rid of that many things. so far I’m ahead with 70 things. Some just tossed and some to go to the thrift store.

I’ve got a few loads of laundry to do including dog blankets.

Dinner is pasta something maybe with brown butter and a spinach salad.

Simple Sunday?

Well ,probably not since we went to Ikea for the day bed that was on sale. It was a good deal and has drawers under the bed for storage. Plus it was 15% off so that’s why we did it.  Inspite of what alot of  people say about Ikea, I find there stuff well made and I love the Danish/Scandanavian look.

I bought some LED bulbs and will go back or more a good price of 3.99 each. I wanted to try them before committing to them and I do. Let see, candles, which are a necessary part of life for me(3.99 ea), a throw, toilet brush and holder and the Ikea Fjalla boxes which I’ve been wanting so I can reorganize pictures.

We ate breakfast there and the coffee was organic and pretty tasty and free. So a fun date with B.

Dinner is crockpot pot roast with vegies and mushroom stroganoff with buttered noodles for the vegie!


Tomorrow are my big labs, SPEP test and Kappa/Lambda light chains.  I had my thyroid test last week and they were both normal. The dose of levothyroxine I’m on is still perfect.