I realize that I am deviating from my latest writing topics; however, it just seemed time for a different kind of post. I plan on blogging more often in the upcoming months if my brain will allow the words and topics to not only develop, but also come out onto the page in coherent form. … Read More Christmas Gift Ideas
Finding joy in the little things becomes easier the more you focus on one day at a time! We all need to remember that we have NO idea what others are going through unless we’ve walked in their shoes, and even then, everyone’s experience is unique. Hope is as necessary as air and water. A… Read More Random Thoughts from My Current Life
Today hasn’t started off very well. Last night was of those hospital nights where sleep just wasn’t destined to happen. It wasn’t for lack of preparation. We knew we would be up early as B was supposed to be taken down for dialysis at 6am, so I got the diffuser going at 9 with sacred… Read More Ramblings & Gratitude
One awesome thing about our new “normal” is that I’ve managed to find time to garden. I’ve spent countless hours in the yard preparing a place for a vegetable garden, cleaning up the jungle that was our front yard when we moved in, and potting flowers. Some of my fondest memories are from playing in… Read More Gardening is cheaper than therapy….
Essential Oils seem to be the latest craze as they are popping up everywhere! If you don’t read anything else in this post, please read this: The EO market is NOT regulated!! Just because the bottle says that it’s pure, doesn’t mean it is!!! Just like “Fragrance” on a label basically means “filled with MANY… Read More Essential Oils & a few of the reasons I fell in love with them
This morning I chose the essential oil blend “Joy” for my morning meditation/prayer time. Last week as an attempt to become more emotionally and spiritually centered, I began this practice. My affirmation for today was “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). I… Read More JOY
One of my husband’s favorite dishes is pasta salad. It’s always been one of my “go to” recipes because it’s healthy, easy, make-ahead, makes a lot, and he loves it! Now that he is Day +31 from his stem cell transplant, he needs to be eating more veggies; however, raw vegetables aren’t safe for him.… Read More Rework of an old favorite
One of the many things post transplant patients face is a new way of looking at food. The saying “eat to live, not live to eat” most definitely applies. Not only is a transplant patient fighting new baby-like taste buds, he is also still dealing with the harsh chemo side effects which leave nausea, diarrhea,… Read More Two recipes-one for him and one for me….post transplant
I don’t think of myself as especially superstitious; however, for the next two days being particularly careful with mirrors, avoiding walking under ladders, and watching for butterflies in my garden for good luck couldn’t hurt, right?? We found out today that Bobby’s white blood counts rose for the 3rd day in a row!! Woo hoo!!… Read More Knock on wood
Link to Robin Roberts’ WSJ interview I am a big fan of Robin Roberts. When my husband was diagnosed with MDS, we had to quickly move to Houston to begin treatment. I started reading anything I could get my hands on about this relatively rare form of leukemia. There’s not a whole lot out there… Read More TWO interesting reads….