Thoughts of Spring and Flowers and the Murder

The Burpee catalogue came. A few of the perennials are sprouting through old growth. The roses need pruning. And there is one side of the yard that is full of dog poop. I was just looking at the Burpee catalogue. It is a catalogue of dreams for me,just as sure as a catalogue of fabulous…

Life’s Too Short To Wear Matching Socks … Or A Bra

When I lived in Ohio, I taught a workshop for women called “Life’s Too Short To Wear Matching Socks.” It was a fun workshop to teach, but exhausting, psychologically. I used writing and art for women to tell their stories and talk about parts of their lives that needed to change. Wow. There is nothing…

The Balm

Because I am taking radiation, I have to rub a balm over my breast to protect the skin. If I don’t I increase the chances of the skin drying, getting a bit icky and rough. With the balm, it might happen anyway. But I do it to try to protect myself. This morning, my psyche…

We Are A Sick Society

This is a 9-11 moment. This is a time where we,as citizens, and the elected leaders of this country must stand up to the insane killings that are terrorizing our country. President Trump needs to get off Twitter and march in front of this nation, and lead this nation out of the mire of the…

Cancerland’s Sunbeam

Beam Me Up The troubling part about having the wrong date and time and wasting a couple hours of time, wasn’t really about the time, because tht ended up being time well spent. It might seem that, but I knowwhatwas going on inside of me. A couple of things. One is that I like to…

LOVE

Although LOVE is only a four-letter word, it is a big enchilad Although LOVE is only a four-letter word, it is a big enchilada. A song says that love makes the world go-round. Love makes the world go-round. With the Hallmark day of love coming tomorrow, I decided to talk about love. On Thursday, Karen…

Testing 1-2-3. Pot Roast in the Instant Pot

I am going to cook my morning post the Instant Pot. We shall see if it makes it read better, be more tender and have it done in no time. Oh, I meant my pot roast. Today in America’s Testy Kitchen, I will be using my Instant Pot that I got for my birthday, By…

Why I Celebrate My Birthday

Happy Birthday to me I live in a tree I look like a monkey And I act like a flea I love my birthday. I celebrate it. I relish it. and I let as many people know as possible. Why? Because I am alive. Birthdays signify that. Age? On my birthday, the number is irrelevant….

My New Instant Pot

Yessirrebob, I got an early birthday gift yesterday.  Towards the end of the day, Nick and I headed out to catch a bit of light before light came. As we were backing out, we saw a box on the front porch. Nick said, “Looks like your birthday present from Andrea came.”  “Woohoo!”  I love my…

Fallow Time by Barbara Stahura

Today, we have Barbara Stahura. We have known each other for over twenty years, having met at a writer’s workshop. Barbara is a thoughtful, delightful writer. Her work has been widely published and I am delighted that she has joined us. “Fallow Time” is a piece that will make you reflect and think about the…