The Table and The Zoo (Asheboro, NC)

Month: May 2013

The Table and The Zoo (Asheboro, NC)

Over the Memorial Day weekend, we took a drive to the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro. It’s about 90 minutes from Raleigh, so there was no rush to get out the door at the crack of dawn (thank goodness!). First we took Miss Phoebe to the park for some run time with her buddies Rhythm, Blues, and Jersey. The sweet furry girl loves her park time. After the park we had a relaxing breakfast at home, some puttering around the house, and then hit the road! On the tip of master brewer Jon Bonchak, we stopped at The Table in Asheboro

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Week One is Done: Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

Last Friday marked one week of radiation complete – yay! Just five weeks to go. For the most part it was as I had expected. I lie on a table while a large machine does something seemingly similar to an x-ray. It takes a little longer than an x-ray and I don’t have to hold my breath. Easy peasy, done in 10 minutes. The getting undressed and then dressed again takes as long as the treatment itself. The road to get to radiation, however, was a little more interesting. On May 9 I went in for a radiation planning appointment

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To Keep or Not to Keep (and how?)

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably noticed a post about greeting cards. More specifically, cards received and the question of whether, or how many, to keep. All who commented were adamant that the cards be kept. After all, they are keepsakes, mementos. As one friend pointed out, the hand written note, sadly, is becoming rare. This is true. I’m giving away the ending here so you don’t fret – I kept them. Not all, but many of them, and I’ll show you what crafty little project ensued in organizing them. However, I may not keep them forever, and

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I am 1 in 8: My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The American Cancer Society states that about 1 in 8 (12%) of women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. I am 1 in 8. I was diagnosed on March 14, 2013, which now makes me a breast cancer survivor. Survivor! For the rest of my life, I will self-identify as a breast cancer survivor (among many other things). And I am all right with that. Before I start sharing my journey, let’s lay down some expectations about my blog. My intent is not for Chubs Lived Here to become a blog wholly about cancer, much

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Just a bit of color please!

A couple of months ago I got a bee in my bonnet about the living room having no color. If you recall, we really beiged-out our home when we got it market-ready and staged last spring. Our listing was brought to you by the word neutral (translation = beige). We had quite a few lookers, and we received lots of positive feedback. Most everyone commented on how beautifully our home was staged. BUT, due to the real estate crash a few years back and the fact that our neighborhood has turned into an investment bed for landlords snatching up cheap

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