Tag Archives: metastatic

Backseat Driver

It has happened.  Another check mark off the bucket list.  It seemed unthinkable.  But now it has happened.  My fourth child, my baby, my little one, has earned her driver’s license.  I am, by trade, a domestic engineer…aka, a stay … Continue reading

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“God bless us, everyone”

Once again, this is the season of thanks.  The calm before the storm.  Before we rush to shop, to decorate, to visit, we are to bow are heads and count our blessings.  Really, we should do this daily, right?  Even … Continue reading

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Offensive?

I play offense.  I’m on team SAL (stay alive longer) playing against MBC (metastatic breast cancer).  We’re both in the NEL (national epidemic league).  And I play offense.  Because I want to move my team ahead.  I want to play … Continue reading

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Eating my words

        It really wasn’t that long ago…ok, it’s been at least five years…that I’d hold up a whole chicken from the grocery store in front of Maria.  I’d hold out its wings and let its drumsticks (aka … Continue reading

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Another Child is born

It seemed like a good day to give it a try, South-of-the-Border Bread. Yum! With a hearty bowl of soup. Put the ingredients in the bread maker and set the timer for 2:50, that’s 2 hours and 50 minutes. It … Continue reading

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Buckets aren’t for kicking!

Today the sun is shining brightly and I’d like to take a long walk with my doggie. Then, I’m gonna pull some weeds. But, before I go out, I have a thought to share. It smacked me in the face … Continue reading

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More than 50 shades of gray

As a teenager, much of my conversation with my mom happened over a sinkful of dishes.  I was the fifth and final child, lagging five years behind the fourth. One night we were in a heated discussion. I don’t remember … Continue reading

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Are There Two Kinds of People on Earth Today?

My dad used to recite a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox speaking of the two types of people on earth today…those who lift and those who lean.  While I don’t disagree, at all, I pose another idea.  There are two … Continue reading

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Presents or Presence

I promised a friend I’d write a few line about the Christmas season.  So, I am sharing some thoughts tonight…this first night of December… This morning I turned over my calendar.  I always hesitate when I do this.  I stop … Continue reading

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Pink with Outrage

Really, I don’t know exactly why I feel outrage.  It’s just October.  I really love autumn in the Midwest.  But, Nancy Brinker and seemingly the whole country, have taken away some of its beauty.  Nobody means any harm by it. … Continue reading

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