Life today:

A little about me...November 2018, I woke up extremely dizzy. I thought I had carbon monoxide poisoning. After a few hours of things not getting better, the entire right side of my body went numb and I was taken to the hospital.

On the way to the hospital, I stopped breathing. I could feel myself dying. Then I heard my daughter say, "Breathe in, breathe out," and I listened.

After hours in the hospital, the doctor came in and said, "Well good news, it isn't carbon monoxide poisoning, the stroke didn't cause visible brain damage, and you have a brain tumor. Do you have any questions?"

We had lots of them. We found out, "slow-growing, non-cancerous, operable," are all good words. Though, I've not done much except wait...referrals, specialists, more doctors to see.

I struggle every day with memory issues and processing information. I've slowed down a lot. I guess Heavenly Father wanted me to focus on the things which are truly important. I spend more time with my family.

My tumor rests on my optic and ear nerves. Which means my vision is wonky and my balance is not balanced.

I sit and ponder things. Not because I want to, but because it's all I'm really able to do. Days fly by and I'm not sure I do much.

I'm working full-time and still trying to make NetherCream a household name...it truly is an amazing product.

I still love to write. Sometimes, it's hard. I take naps often. Some days my brain just stops and so do I.

I love my family. I am grateful for all the slack they pick up. I'm grateful for all the love they give. I'm grateful to still be here. I'm grateful I listened to the voice of my daughter and breathed in.



2017:
It was an amazing year for Likes Publishing. We published the much loved 2nd grader, Jacob Read's adventure on presentations in Jacob Doesn't Read Book 1: The Flying Aardvark. This book has quickly become a favorite for local elementary school children. It's wonderful to hear feedback from 2nd Grade teachers, who love the book and love reading it to their students. 

Xanthos has returned home from his two-year mission. He is working hard to expand Corporate Fish into a series involving endangered species. This series will feature Chase, the blogging fish. You can follow Chase on Twitter @chasefishblog. He's out to educate kids about endangered species. 



And the BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Goes To:

Corporate Fish!

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 Congratulations to Xanthos Likes!

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