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Need a Wireless Keyboard and Mouse? Love This One.

When you need a new keyboard, you need it quick! Garry and I both need(ed) new keyboards, but Garry was upgrading from a wired board and mouse to a wireless set. Welcome to the 21st Century, Baby! ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping … [Read More...]

OMT! Blogs

Managing Breast Cancer as a Chronic Disease?!

Um, what? Yes, you read that right: managing breast cancer as a chronic disease. If you have ever been diagnosed or know of one who has, you died a little inside, right? Or flipped off your screen, which was exactly my initial response. You can take the gal outta West Texas... Let's look a bit deeper. I recently heard a medical professional use the … [Read More...]

Perimenopause Can SUCK IT #15: Keeping Your Cool

Perimenopause is a beast: a hot, sweaty, cranky, beast. Let's talk taming hot flashes. ~to the fire extinguisher!~ * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Typically, hot flashes are a by-product of reduced estrogen in a woman's system. A group of brain … [Read More...]

What To Do About Sexual Dysfunction Post-Menopause

Oh, man. Who else just broke out in a sweat reading that post title? NOT A HOT FLASH! I'm going to put a caveat right here so NO ONE can say I didn't warn them... CAVEAT: REAL TALK ABOUT SEXUAL FUNCTION POST-MENOPAUSE A small survey was taken (1,858 post-menopausal women, 45 and older - median age 58) by a company that sells women's health products and a … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

How To Get a Leprechaun to Love You: Irish Soda Bread

Once a year I remember how much I love Irish Soda Bread, especially slathered with homemade apple butter, then promise myself not to forget about it again until next March. I'm making that promise again this year. I LOVE YOU IRISH SODA BREAD! I PROMISE NOT TO FORGET YOU! Have you ever made Irish Soda Bread? I could eat it all day long. Right out of the … [Read More...]

Love Cheesecake? Bake Like Grandma, But Better.

Who else bakes when the going gets tough? ~show of hands~ Oooo, that's a lot of us. I've had this recipe on hand for a while, waiting for the perfect moment to make. When we had a rough week, I pulled it out, shopped for ingredients and got to baking. Your turn! Meyer Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake Bars Ingredients: For the crust: 12 sheets graham … [Read More...]

Want a Simple and Delicious Meat Sauce? This!

We eat lots of homemade meat sauce in our house. I use it with pasta, quinoa or rice. It's versatile and superior to anything in a jar. Once you learn how to make a simple and delicious meat sauce, you'll never go back! In the winter I load the sauce with hot spices and garlic to ward of the flu-debil; gotta keep us upright and fever-free. New cooks can be … [Read More...]

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Need a Wireless Keyboard and Mouse? Love This One.

When you need a new keyboard, you need it quick! Garry and I both need(ed) new keyboards, but Garry was upgrading from a wired board and mouse to a wireless set. Welcome to the 21st Century, Baby! ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the … [Read More...]

How To: Using a Light Kit Will Improve Your Photos

I love photography, but have never used a light kit until recently. I prefer natural light when I shoot, but some days, even in sunny Texas, the lighting is subpar. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you … [Read More...]

Need a Home Cooked Meal Fast? Instant Pot To The Rescue!

When I was a kid, moms were cooking with pressure cookers that had to be treated carefully, so as not to explode. Yep, exploding small appliances. Not good. It's the reason I never bought one. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon … [Read More...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

The Amazing Power of the Humble Flaxseed

In my 20s, I did nutritional research that lead me to the powers of the humble flaxseed. I started to include them in my/our diet, but I couldn't find a way to incorporate them consistently, so I stopped eating them. Change is hard, isn't it? Last year, as I proceeded through treatment for … [Read More...]

Perimenopause Can SUCK IT #15: Keeping Your Cool

Perimenopause is a beast: a hot, sweaty, cranky, beast. Let's talk taming hot flashes. ~to the fire extinguisher!~ * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Typically, hot flashes are … [Read More...]

What Grandma Drinks: Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Scotch

Oh, Grandma! You have such refined taste! Any scotch drinkers in da house? You know, other than Choochie? This bottle of Glenfiddech Single Malt Scotch Whiskey was a gift from Boy to Garry at Christmastime, yet we didn't get around to opening it until Garry's birthday and we were not … [Read More...]