• My Care Team

    I got to meet my Care Team, and I feel very fortunate. Each of them seemed genuinely interested in me beating this cancer. Each of them seemed competent and knowledgeable; which made me…

  • The Hardest Thing

    I told my kids. Even with everything I’ve been through in my life, including an abusive husband, telling my kids I have cancer is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Now I’m sure…

  • Lists, Lists, and Lists of Lists

    The last few days seem to have been about making lists; both actual lists and those in my head. There are lists of: People to tell The order in which to tell them…

  • My Life Is About to Change

    Today I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two weeks before my birthday. There was part of me that just knew. There was part that hoped & prayed I was wrong. But knowing still…

  • New Year – New Decade

    Not only is it the start of a new year, but it’s the beginning of a whole new decade! It should be exciting. People are popping champagne corks, watching a crystal ball drop,…

  • 2018 in 2018 – March Update

      It’s time for an update on my progress to eliminate 2,018 items from my house this year – hence the title 2018 in 2018! It can be done! I was able to…

  • Love is in the Hair

      From 7 am pst on February 14th, 2018 til 11:59 pm pst on February 15th, Lilla Rose is having a “Love is in the Hair” sale! Here’s what that means: 20-40% off…

  • Fifty Weeks – Week Two

      Today ends Week Two. Our weather doesn’t seem to know what it wants to do. We’ve had days in the 60s, days with hail, and days with ice. During the week, we…

  • Fifty Weeks – Week One

      Well, Week 1 is behind me… What I did involves a website, a family business. And it made me think about how I wanted to handle links and other people’s businesses. So…