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8:42 PM

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So, I’m sure you guys are probably wondering what the hell I’ve been up to, and why I haven’t been on the blog lately. Usually it’s because I’m just swamped with life, which in this case would also be true, but I haven’t really been too motivated either. This is a hard post for me to write, but I feel I should be up front and honest and I can’t imagine I am the only one whose 2017 has started off rather crummy.

Last Wednesday, after several appointments, scans and a couple biopsies, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 3-A Breast Cancer, meaning she has cancer in her breast, as well as her lymph nodes. She will undergo a PET scan this Wednesday (3 days before my wedding) to determine if the cancer has spread to any other organs and to determine the best course of action in regard to treatment (prayers please). It’s really hard to be 9 hours away from your family on any given day, but when something like this happens -  the world just kind of stops and not only does it suck to be 9 hours away…it really F*CKING sucks (excuse my language).

My mom has always been a fighter…I mean the woman had a brain aneurysm when I was 2, has had high blood pressure since she was 19, had a hysterectomy when I was in college and currently has heart disease in addition to her newest diagnosis…so to say she’s the strongest woman I know would be a complete understatement. 

So to be quite frank, I don’t really give a shit about fashion right now. My wardrobe consists of whatever I feel like putting on for the day, whether it matches or not because I just don’t give a rat’s behind what I look like at the moment. That’s not to say those who find solace in fashion are bad people – I’ve just recently discovered there are more important things in 
this world than thigh high boots and starting trends.

Not to mention, none of my clothes even fit anymore because I’m 1000 weeks pregnant (I’m really only 19 weeks) with a baby that’s due on mine and Joe’s original wedding date (June 3rd)! What are the chances?!! So in case anyone read my last post (which was forever ago) and wondered why Joe and I moved the wedding to January 14th, and thought we were crazy for trying to plan a wedding in 40 days – well we are crazy - but the show must go on! And we are over the moon and so excited to welcome our first child, it’s just the excitement has gotten a little mixed in with all the other things that are currently going on. 

So I think 2017 has handed me a trifecta of emotions – pregnancy (which made me crazy all on its own lol – thank you hormones #sorryjoe), planning a wedding in 40 days and the breast cancer diagnosis of my mother = I should voluntarily commit myself. I'm doing my best to get out of this funk, and I'm hoping to get back to a little more consistency on the blog (if for nothing else than to take my mind off of things). 

So thank you all for your patience, love and support. You all are amazing and I'll never understand why you take the time to read my posts, send me emails, and engage and support my life. I'm so grateful I started this blog and bonded with so many of you over this little corner in the Internet cafe. Thank You!

Now to drown my sorrows in a pint of ice cream. But seriously.