I went in and got my first mammogram yesterday.
I'd heard several stories about what all was involved and I was a bit anxious about it. Yes it was everything I expected it to be but considering what it helps prevent I suppose it wasn't all that bad.
I actually went in last week for an annual exam. With my history of uterine cancer and my father having passed away last September of gastric cancer, I've been a little concerned with my health. I've been feeling alright. I just wanted to get a proper check up. We did all the other female tests too. None of those are very pleasant but I'm glad I had them done. We have to take care of ourselves even if it's invasive, inconvenient, and sometimes embarrassing.
We're worth it.
July so far...
This is the only thing blooming in my yard at the moment.
Beautiful orange marigolds.
These are my favorite flowers because they are so easy to grow.
They are supposed to be annuals but the seed spreads so easy they come back year after year.
Love, love, love that cheery pop of color.
My creative project at this time.
These little chicks are the cutest things. Pattern is here. It's taken me longer to finish them than I thought it would but I only work on them for bits at a time here and there. I always think in the summer break I'll have more time to do stuff but it never turns out that way.
A photo of the family last week on July 4th. We picnicked at a local state park that we had never been to. It was actually very nice. I don't know why we hadn't ever visited. It's only about five miles outside the city limits and it has a small lake that local residents use for fishing. It was very peaceful and quiet. There wasn't very many people so we had a lot of privacy too which was nice.
There was a roadrunner that stayed nearby and kept running from here to there which was fun to watch. You can see the rustic dry landscape which is typical in New Mexico.
I've gotten used to it and I've grown to love it. There's beauty in everything if you look for it, as is the case with everything in life.
Don't you agree?