Yearly Archives: 2011

Bruised, Battered, Thankful

This is not the year-end post I had envisioned, but as we know, life doesn’t always play out the way we’d like it to.  It can change in a matter of seconds by something we never even see coming, like … Continue reading

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A Tale of Tattoos

My intention for this post was to solely be a reflection on the events of last Tuesday.  Tattoo Tuesday.  But, that was before reading Being Sarah’s post, The N Word.  Sarah has inspired me to screw self imposed word limits … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

I’m living on the edge here.  Posting random thoughts without the safety net of a rough draft.  I just don’t feel like it today.  Forgive the upcoming ramble. When days pass and I don’t post anything new, I sometimes wonder … Continue reading

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When Cancer Steals

It seems, every now and then I accept that life is a force outside my control, playing out as intended, insisting I go with the flow, all of it, whether I like it or not. Sometimes, when I find myself … Continue reading

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Disclosure

I want to start by saying I’m thankful I’m not spending countless hours receiving chemotherapy in an infusion room or suffering its ill effects.  Believe me, I know how lucky I am to have walked away with “only” a bilateral … Continue reading

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For My Friend

What’s in the small tin box with flowers on it, a small boy might ask.   It can’t possibly be all that remains of my gorgeous dog, would be my answer. Such a small box can’t contain the life force … Continue reading

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Grumbling

Thank you, Nancy Brinker.  For more than you know. For providing the inspiration I needed to get blogging again when all I wanted to do was sit on the couch and mourn the loss of my beautiful dog.  When the … Continue reading

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Me and My Blog

I wrote the following post yesterday morning, in the last blissful, ignorant moments before my husband and I had to rush our beautiful dog, Goliath, to the vet for the last time.  I am too sad, too swallowed up by … Continue reading

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Not Leaving Yet

My dog, Goliath, my buddy, my first boy, nearly died last night.  He is a German Shepherd and he experienced Bloat. Bloat is a serious condition that affects large breeds when too much air is taken into their bellies, usually … Continue reading

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Surrounded

It amazes me there are people on this planet who don’t think about breast cancer every waking moment, or at the very least, once a day.  It’s inconceivable to me that such a life exists.  I seem to be surrounded … Continue reading

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