Category Archives: About me

My Response to Matt Walsh

Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat. I’ve heard others talk about things they’ve seen Matt Walsh say and/or do that left them with very poor opinions of him, but since I wasn’t there at … Continue reading

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Depression, Suicide, and Survival

I just cannot believe it. I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes as word of Robin Williams’ death spreads across social media and all the news channels. I’m old enough to have seen some episodes of Mork and Mindy … Continue reading

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This is Animal Cruelty…

Brace yourselves, I’m about to launch a colossal rant. Anyone who’s on Facebook knows how easy it is to miss a post by any friend or liked page, particularly with Facebook’s “we know better than you” attitude that leads them … Continue reading

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Loss

Katie’s gone… A glimpse of how she got her name, Katie-Bar-the-Door. This is the expression I loved most on her face. Joy. The image that inspired the winsomebulldog name.   And finally… Yesterday, at the emergency clinic. If you know me, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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For Mama…

It’s Mother’s Day again. I’ve been facing it without my own mother for 23 years now. Believe me when I say it really never seems to stop being a day of both pain and joy. Because of this, I thought … Continue reading

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Kudzu

I’m starting this early, though I won’t post it for a few days. I don’t know what brought this to mind, beyond the fact that I was talking on my last post about my mother’s hyacinths and the fact that … Continue reading

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Rant……..Rant…Rant!

You know, I’m not a person who’s particularly easily offended. I don’t walk around with a giant chip on my shoulder, daring someone to try to knock it off. I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve, whining every single … Continue reading

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Life and Death and Memories of Both…

I’m generally an even keeled person when it comes to emotional stability. Well, I am these days. I endured a nightmare of very deep, out of control depression immediately after my mother’s death. It lasted 2 years and if asked, … Continue reading

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A Little Common Courtesy, Please…

I’m not the kind of person who gets offended easily. Not for myself, at least. I suppose I was different when I was younger, because I remember my feelings being much more sensitive then. I’ve grown up, I guess. That, … Continue reading

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Quilting, Stitches, & Crafts Expo… With Friends

I went to the Quilting, Stitches, & Crafts Expo at the Sharonville Convention Center in Sharonville, OH on Thursday. It was my first real outing since starting my chemo. I’ve been to the grocery store, but that’s pretty much it. … Continue reading

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10 Things You Might Not Know

Just wanted to make a quick note about Beth’s blog from a few days ago. 10 Things You Might Not Know I’m a notorious procrastinator and so didn’t get around to reading it until today. Have to say that I … Continue reading

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Alley Cat Allies

There’s a local story about a woman who apparently has poisoned several of her neighbors’ cats. There are two women in her neighborhood who are managing cat colonies, following the guidelines put out by groups like Alley Cat Allies. They … Continue reading

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