Monday, July 9, 2018

Post radiation

6 weeks of daily radiation down. Now some more high-dose chemo just to give it another good whack. BAM 💥

To treat myself (oh yea and the kids), we went to ACE Comic-Con to see their favorite actor, Grant Gustin, of THE FLASH ⚡️⚡️⚡️ He is just the sweetest thing. You should’ve seen all the 12-year-old girls lining up to say “ i 💖u.” He is absolutely adorable. I really wish we could adopt him.

If you’re not aware of The Flash, Supergirl, and The Arrow (DC comics on the CW channel), think about watching with the kids. It says 14+ but my 9 and 10-year-old watch and it’s fine. It’s been a wonderful bonding time for us. We giggle and make private jokes around their older brothers. They are more into video games and the E3 EXPO.


Grant Gustin aka THE FLASH!



SO...

Here is what a radiation mask looks like. Ain't it a beaut!

Friday the 13th...


So now that my hair is half gone, I’m deciding which look to go with. 


Shark week is covered.
#tumorhumor







Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Poem on love

Sometimes love is a
twisted knot covered by tape
Under the bow 
Of a nicely wrapped 
gift

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The the Games Begin

Tomorrow I begin radiation treatment. Every day for six weeks. UGH. Oh yeah, also low-dose chemo. Not the type of cocktail I had in mind. 

Doctor says this will be my full-time job. Radiation will only be about 20-30 minutes. This is a writer's dream, actually. The rest of my day will be reading, tea, rest, repeat.

During the past few months, I've been busy sharpening up manuscripts and cover letters to send out into the world. Terrifying. If you are new to the submission process, let me tell you it takes a lot of research! Click here for helpful tips by children's author Tara Lazar.

For now, I will give my mind a break and slip into some good books. I'm currently reading Ready Player One and hope to see the movie this weekend with the kids if I'm up for it.

Recommended Picture Books:

For my oligo facebook group, I know some of you are struggling with raising children - on top of dealing with health issues. Here are a few picture books filled with humor to brighten everyone's day.


"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." - Mark Twain

Goodnight iPad, by Ann Droyd


Mustache Baby, by Bridget Heos
Mustache Baby Meets His Match
The Great Puppy Invasion, by Alastair  Heim





Nothing Rhymes with Orange, by Adam Rex

Monday, March 5, 2018

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

We must ACT. NOW.

Here is the petition to Congress. Let's help these kids make big change!

https://marchforourlivespetition.com

If you are in the Seattle area, there will be a march at Cal Anderson Park. 10am March 24.




Saturday, February 17, 2018

Another school shooting.

Surprised?

Shame on politicians who did NOTHING AFTER SANDY HOOK.

I lived in Coral Springs for 17 years and went to Douglas. Class of 1995.

I am grieving with my former community.

MSD STRONG










Wednesday, January 31, 2018

miscellanium (a poem for and by the brain)

miscellanium

no…
wait…
miscellaneous?

a mind confound!
a few letters
a sound
a lost word

so fragile…
this world
this mind
this sentence
this word
this letter
not found

and yet…
still strong?
a word created
change is possible?
is it?

to change...
replace "g" with a "c"
add the word "take"
the letter "a"
and reverse "is it?"

make a poem
stitching sounds!
stitching letters!
stitching words!

give it the name:
miscellanium!