Things Amy Wrote

Here are some things Amy wrote.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

baked oatmeal

Yesterday, I went apple picking at a local orchard with some friends. I came home with far too many apples for a single person to eat and decided I needed to get creative in the kitchen. I love making fresh, warm applesauce this time of year. But, today, I wanted to try making some baked oatmeal. I found a recipe online and made some modifications to it. This oatmeal would be great with other modifications - using berries, almonds or Continue Reading

“There’s a chance you have cancer but I don’t want to speculate until we know more.”

(cross-posted at Losing It Without Losing Me) via GIPHY “But don’t worry. Even if it is cancer, you’ve probably had it for months or years - waiting a few weeks for a biopsy isn’t a big deal. This cancer grows slowly.” via GIPHY Let’s back up. I started noticing some difficulty swallowing in late spring. I felt like I had a lump in my throat - like when you have a cold - only I didn’t have a cold. My sinuses, ears and lungs Continue Reading

Milwaukee Beer Run

beermug

Today, I participated in my first race in more than two years. I used to be a runner. During training for my first marathon (that wasn't), I suffered some injuries and ended up needing pretty major ankle surgery. My brother, his fiancé and I completed The Milwaukee Beer Run 5k & .05k. They did the 5k and I did the .05k. That is the only distance race that would bring me out of racing retirement. Plus, beer. Here's the problem you guys. Continue Reading

Biofreeze #Protip

biofreeze

My wrists and forearms have been showing the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. I am certain it directly correlates to the amount of time I've been spending on the computer. You see, I got a promotion in May (YAY) and have been managing a gigantic project at work that launches at the end of the month. I'm working 10-12 hour days AT work, then coming home and working some more. There's been numbness, tingling, pins-and-needles, shooting pain, Continue Reading

Let me tell you a story

The girl and her BFF

This one's for all the naysayers. For all the people who say depression is all in your head. For anyone who has been affected by this disease. *** Let me tell you a story. A story about a girl. When this girl was 19 and home from college for winter break, she got very sick. She had debilitating headaches every day. She couldn't leave her bed. She slept most days because that was the only way to keep the headaches at bay. Her family Continue Reading