Sunday, October 6, 2013

Run for the Cure 2013 (And What a Difference a Year Makes!)


Run for the Cure in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is an event I have been participating in for 9 years! It is an even that is very close to my heart, and I am proud to raise money & show my support for the cause!

This year, well, things were a bit different!

1.  We participated for the first time in Kingston, Ont.
2.  J was with us again this year (having been away for a few years)
3.  I am 60+ lbs. lighter than I was last year! (I wasn't in many pictures last year, so sometimes I forget how different I looked! )
4.  Zoey has truly transformed into a little girl.  Where did my baby go?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

50 Books in 2013: September Update

I have to admit, I've been reading a lot less since moving.  I have been spending most of my spare time talking with J & reconnecting.
Nonetheless, I am still well on my way to goal!

1.  The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
2.  Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young
3.  I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons
4.  Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
5.  We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
6.  Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
7.  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
8.  This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
9.  The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
10.  Ru by Kim Thuy
11.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbotsky
12.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer
13.  Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
14.  Life of Pi by Yann Martel
15.  Wool Obnibus (Wool 1-5) by Hugh Howey
16.  Divergent by Veronica Roth
17.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth
18.  The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
19.  The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
20.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
21.  The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
22.  Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
23.  Lover at Last by J.R. Ward
24.  Wonder by R.J. Palacio
25.  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
26.  The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
27.  Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.
28.  Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore
29.  Rabbit, Run by John Updike
30.  Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
31.  Dead Ever After by Charlene Harris
32.  The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
33.  Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
34.  Gone Girl by Jillian Flynn
35.  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
36.  Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
37.  Bared to You by Sylvia Day
38.  Reflected in You by Silvia Day
39.  Entwined in You by Sylvia Day
40.  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
41.  The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
42.  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
43.  Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich
44.  Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
45.  American Savage: Insights, Slights and Fights on Fatih, Sex, Love and Politics by Dan Savage
46.  Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris