Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Okay, made these yesterday. Didn’t use the iron skillet because… well because I just didn’t want to dig it out and I already had a square cake pan handy. The pan held nine comfortably and I just let them rise pretty much all day, which kinda became an issue eventually because they got so huge … Continue reading

Sometimes Reality Bites…

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how I’m coming to the end of my journey with cancer. (Assuming it never returns, and I’m going to make that assumption for my own peace of mind.) Everyone seems to bring it up. My doctors, my therapist, even Mark and myself. A very tangible evidence of … Continue reading

The Squeaker…

[This post will have to wait a few days to be published, because we have a rule about making it public (as in broadcasting it to the world on the web) when Mark is out of town. This week he's in Costa Rica for business. The events described took place on the night of December … Continue reading

Old Prejudices…

I am positive that I have talked about racism here before. Being Southern by birth and heritage, it’s an inescapable part of me. I openly admit that I had racist parents. But I also will add that they were what I think of as “generational” racists, meaning that they believed and repeated what they’d heard … Continue reading

The End of This Trail…

It is so hard to believe that I’m pretty much at the the end of my cancer journey. I got my final treatment last Thursday. I have other appointments. I will get a heart scan and then see my oncologist in early December. I’ll make regular trips to the treatment center to get my port … Continue reading

My, How Time Flies…

It’s almost over. There is one treatment left to go. There will still be a few more months of cancer related tests and appointments, of course. And the port will have to be flushed every six weeks until they decide to remove it. But after the first week in November, my cancer treatment will officially … Continue reading

Squirrel!

We don’t have children. This has not kept us from watching and enjoying several “children’s” movies, however. These days studios that have traditionally always produced movies strictly for children are injecting expressions and moments into their children’s films that are intended to be picked up by more mature audience members. They decided to do this … Continue reading

It’s Baaack… (Not the cancer!)

You know, I’ve gotten a lot of comments since my diagnosis about how wonderful my attitude was. Several folks along the way have commented on how awesome it was that I was not only able to maintain my sense of humor, but to also use it frequently in relation to the many varied issues that … Continue reading

Day Two…

 Today’s reading: Job chapters 6-20 Alright, I’m in the middle of today’s reading and feeling the need to comment on thoughts that are coming to me as I go. I’m afraid that if I wait until I’m finished, I won’t remember everything. Frankly, I have trouble remembering what comes to mind long enough for me … Continue reading

Day One…

Well, today was day one in our efforts to read through the Bible in 90 days. Our reading was Genesis chapters 1-11 and Job chapters 1-5. Following our SOAP formula, I’m supposed to pick out a verse that stood out or spoke to me. There were a couple of them. First, Genesis 1:1 always gets … Continue reading