October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, even for hypocrites.
Teton Valley Health Care’s Ann Loyola braves the chilly morning temperatures to pass out Brake for Breakfast bags full of breast health information and snacks.
Similar to a construction contractor who has time to build and renovate everyone’s homes except for his own, I have exhorted countless women and men to stop making excuses and get their mammograms, all the while ignoring my own past-due screening.
I was riding my bike along North Stateline Road, scolding myself for falling off the Good Choice wagon and right onto the Bad Choice ground. It happened right after I had smiled and nodded my way through my husband’s 30-year high school reunion; an event I had dreaded the way I would dread doing jumping jacks in a bikini in front of Chris Hemsworth.
So we took a family vacation to Canada a few weeks ago, which I arranged in my usual bright and cheery manner. I saved a little money, arranged the RV rental, reserved the campsites, packed up the kids and husband, and off we went. I made it very clear — in a bright and cheery manner — that all family members would be happy, appreciative, and helpful throughout the entire journey; turn that frown upside down — quickly — or be given RV dump duty.