I’ll Pretend Better

I'll Pretend Better

Being me is exhausting some days, even before breast cancer. Today, I’m fighting nausea and knowing I must try to eat in the face of understanding that when I do, I’ll feel worse. The feeling will pass in a few more days, just not soon enough for me or those around me. So, I’ll pretend […]

What’s So Funny About Cancer?

What's So Funny About Cancer?

Y’all know that I can find the funny in anything. Anything. The worse things are, the more I am compelled to laugh. It’s definitely my father’s DNA running through me and I’m grateful for it. Throughout my life, my ill-timed laughter has been misunderstood by a few, but I find it to be a normal […]

My New Obsession: Himalayan Pink Salt

My New Obsession: Himalayan Pink Salt

Do you guys remember my Epsom Salt post and my quest to find a natural way to replenish my waning magnesium levels?  If so, you’ll fully appreciate why I am loving the Himalayan Pink salt! Himalayan Pink salt is packed with the good stuff.  Table salt, not so much. Himalayan salt contains the minerals that […]

Using a Quick-Read Meat Thermometer When Grilling Outdoors

Using a Quick-Read Meat Thermometer When Grilling Outdoors

I originally wrote this post about two years ago, but it has stood the test of time and is topical for this time of year: outdoor grilling season! Even though I have been grilling for years and years, there are still times I rely on my meat thermometer to make sure thangs are done and […]

What I Ate During Chemo

What I Ate During Chemo

Cancer Cancer Cancer!  Omgosh, it hasn’t even been that long since my diagnosis and even I’m tired of hearing about it.  ~snort~ Chances are if you know someone going through chemo, you know someone who is having a hard time eating.  My dearly departed Aunt Mimi and my FIL ascribed/ascribe to the philosophy that if […]

Yes, Your Mother’s Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt to Ease Muscles

When I was a young whippersnapper, when one had an ankle sprain or muscle strain, one of the go-to treatments of moms and grandmas was to soak the injury in a warm Epsom salt bath, most likely out of a bucket.  If the injury was higher up the body, strips of cloth bandages were soaked […]

10 (plus 2) Things My Father Taught Me

10 Things My Father Taught Me

I wrote the original 10 Things post about some things my dad taught me back in June of 2013 and thought I’d share it again with the addition of two more thangs. #11: Daddy taught me the importance of a trusted friend.  Because he was in the public eye, surrounded by lots of folks, my […]

It’s Just Breast Cancer

It's Just Breast Cancer

Most of us want to bring comfort to those in pain, to those who are terrified, to those who are shell-shocked by a horrible diagnosis. None of us want to be the person that says the awful thing, the foot-in-the-mouth thing, or the brings more discomfort thing. I’m here to help! What Was Said That […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #13: Take a Beat

Perimenopause Can Suck It #13

Lucky #13! I know it doesn’t feel lucky, but if you’ve made it this far in your life, far enough to experience perimenopause, you’re one of the lucky ones.  It means you lived long enough to come to a new chapter in your life, you get to turn the page, to enter into your new […]

Tenativ: Helping Those In Need


When one of my godson’s contacted me about a grassroots fundraiser for a company he co-founded, Tenativ, I knew this was something you guys might like to be a part of, because, HELLO!, you are givers for a great cause. Yeah, you are. (I am NOT be compensated for this post, merely wanting to share […]