Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Bit of Normalcy

See this view?

If I leave my house and walk for 7 minutes, this is where I end up.  Who says Hamilton's a "dirty city"?

My kids love to walk, hike, just be outdoors in nature.  So do I, although I have a hard time not having a "destination" in mind (What do you mean 'just go for a walk'?  Let's walk somewhere!).

Sadly, with all the crap (heh) that's been happening with me, we have not had a chance to see this view at all this year.

Until today.

You may have noticed (all 10 of you that read this blog, haha) that things have been a bit quiet around here.  I'm not sorry about that.

Because I've had nothing that was colon-related to write about for more than a week!!

(In case you're sad that you haven't had anything brilliant to read in that time, you should also join me over here where I've been writing about non-colon related things!).

Today was the first day in over a year that I trusted my body to be away from a bathroom for any length of time.  Truly, it was only for about an hour.  But it was glorious.

I didn't even carry around my "emergency pack".  No toilet paper, no spare underwear, no moist towelettes, nothing.

Me and my youngest.
Me and my teenager.  She's taller than I am and not done growing!

It was nice to just be silly together.  We skipped, we climbed trees, we spun around in circles...

 It was maybe the most perfect way to spend our Thanksgiving Sunday.

I don't know how long this reprieve from symptoms will last, but I plan to make good use of the time.  I'll pop by now and again to update, but unless something drastic changes I'll be spending the next few weeks focused on rambling incoherently over here!  Thanks for coming along on the journey!!


  1. So glad you've had some relief! Your girls are beautiful. I'm looking forward to when all my kids are big enough to go on nature walks without the stroller.

  2. looks like you had a lot of fun! so happy to hear your colon has settled down