What I Can Control

I’ve been looking into Paleo and the Whole 30 thing. We’ve done the Paleo diet in the past. I do admit that we did feel good while we followed the diet, but it all fell downhill once I was hospitalized to start chemotherapy in 2011. […]

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Things need to change

The past few weeks have been interesting. My step-mother died suddenly. Her death has brought me closer to my father. It’s also made me think hard about my health. I don’t feel good. It’s more than the GVHD, which has its own set of issues. […]

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100%

I received the most amazing news today at the oncology clinic.  When I had my first relapse in 2015, I was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome positive ALL, something that is difficult to treat and get rid of.  October 7th was my one year anniversary of my […]

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Finding Focus and Challenge Update

First things first.  The photography challenge. I started it so I could learn how to use my camera and take pictures for my food blog. I was using a generic photography challenge I found on Pinterest and things went well until day 12 – take a […]

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Photography Challenge Day 10

Today’s theme is Childhood Memories. This is my Great-grandmother’s rolling pin.  My great-grandfather made it for her. It’s around 70 years old.  It’s clunky and heavy and I’m sure it could mess someone up if used as a weapon.  But I love it and it’s […]

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Photography Challenge Day 9

Someone you love. I first met Paul at my job interview.  I’d just been hired at a small fine dining restaurant and he was the chef.  I didn’t realize it at the time, there was a spark when we shook hands. We spent a year […]

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Photography Challenge Day 8

Today’s theme is “Routine”. One of the complications of a bone marrow transplant is Graft versus Host Disease.  My skin, joints, and GI tract are affected.  That means that I have abdominal pain, joint pain, and I have skin issues.  The skin problems started off […]

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Photography Challenge Day 7

Today’s theme was “Changes to Come”. My husband has been a chef for around 30 years but has been a musician for much longer. Today we set up his studio so that he can focus on his music career and build his business. He is […]

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