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This is me a year ago. It marked a full year I’d finished 24 weeks of Chemo. It was miraculous to be physically back to myself. I fought a good battle; with unremarked strength, an equipoise of endurance & an abundance of support. Unfortunately, the previous few years I neglected my Blog, I had a good startup two years ago when I needed to vent the expirience of being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. 

Being spiritual it comes to mind many of my utmost lifestories consists of duplicating each event. This week I learned my cancer returned….. I never cared for this photo yet I never deleted it. Looking at it momentarily I totally relate to my state of mind. I recall thinking of this day. 

I’m taking advantage of a chance to dedicate time to do the dailies…..  I hope previous posts may have been beneficial to others battling cancer. I’d like to touch many more warriors & perhaps correspond with them. 

I’m suppose to be in Europe with phenomenal girls enjoying a “Life Celebration ” …. Thank you United Air for a full refund…  would have been my first Visit  … Easter in Paris the Chocolatiers, Monet, Louve, Eiffel Tower, Carmen the Opera in Versailles…. then Rome, Florence & Capri. A week prior to departure I had a feeling I wasn’t well… of course it was confirmed. Life is an equipoise …. my second granddaughter was born. We were in the same hospital God is Good. 

I’m currently dealing with my new port and Chemo treatments begin tomorrow.

Battle On!


I love this tree 🌺

By the third week of planting, it was barren, not a petal ….. I thought the worst. 

I was assured it was duress due.

Fortunately for me I took this picture before I left our Winter home.

Today I learned I have cancer… Again 

I am in duress ….

But once again I will blossom. 

She’ll be coming around the Mountain……

Just home in bed… whew!
Had Biopsy…..I was awake & not anything I want to do again. 

Venture started with my TINY vessels…. don’t think my Britt screamed any louder …. 3rd attempt to PUSH too large a needle I alarmed the entire ER not to mention poor Robert at my bedside….

Bloodwork again,  of course Cscan

Comfortably medicated….. 

Surgeon & Oncologist follow up (lol) on the late night & early morning Residents. . . .

It’s not a complete shock !

It’s a thought followed by an injury as a survivor and Warrior … each ache or discomfort….?

Is it back?

Wasn’t it 2 weeks ago, I was cheering on a dear friend…. She’s having another battle…. 

“We do what we have too …. 


keep in mind the Daily of your day… 

your only son awaiting the arrival of their first born XOXOXOXO much anxiety 

I’ve learned in the Medical field…. it’s never “too many cooks spoil the soup!” Lol but

Rather a gathering of great minds .

I’m Thankful to all for prayers & comfort & support…. 

Update will follow biopsy report…. 

God Bless & Goodnight ❤🙏🏻🌹💜

Mushrooms…. braised 

 Such a delight cascading over fish pork chicken or rice !

16 lg mushrooms 

1 green onion cut in 1/4 pieces

3 tbs EVO

2 tbs  butter

  Fresh parley to garnish & dress with salt & pepper to taste.

Hint of Nutmeg 

Wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth to remove any residue.

Trim bottom 1/4 inch

Cut in half

Warm pan add oil & mushrooms 

Toss adding butter slices and remaining ingredients 

Braise 3-5 minutes then simmer for 5 minutes covered 

Always a few dashes of white wine!

Forever Flowers 

Saddened coming home to find my dwarf palm had not survived…. 

A gift from a few peeps visiting for a Sunday dinner almost fifteen years ago.

I selected dried flowers from memories & friends…… 


It is with great sadness to learn the passing of my Great Aunt Beatrice 🙏🏻

Broken-hearted I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye 🌹
Aunt Bea was quite an inspiration to me as a little girl … always dressed to the 9’s in a pastel 3 piece ensemble with accessories to match. Never a hair out of place or smudge of lip color. Tall, slender and always a lady🌹
I came to appreciate her as the years passed along with many loved ones… she held memories & a closeness to my Dad as he was the best man at her wedding to my Uncle Lanny … countless times as I’d visit we reminisced looking at her cherished wedding album & speak of younger days. I would fascinate her with moments & tales of my young ones …. especially pictures on my tablet bringing all to life…
Although I’m comforted she is at Peace with her True Love never to suffer in her aged ailments… I feel selfish as I celebrated my life in the recent months… putting my visit to her for a later time… forgetting how quickly God extends His Work ….
As I visit friends at the shore this summer there will be a void passing Brick …
I will miss our visits 💔
Thank God for memories 🙏🏻
Rest In Peace Aunt Beatrice with much love forever your niece Deb


Question or Exclamation….. so a Warrior post a word…. Really

I’m thinking… snow? 

Unfortunately she is challenged, again. I love her & I’ve loved her long before our battle, awesome woman, friend & ” Lol ” Professional associate. 

Just makes me wonder …..

As a Warrior, you may win a battle but the threat lingers…..

Cut to the Chase…. Be Strong Be Positive wholeheartedly accept the challenge and

Fight …. 

Fight for your life,  

God Bless All



Next to Chicken Soup this is perhaps an Italian favorite for a rainy day! 

A wonderful green easily prepared & a variety of dishes. 

Cut a small slice from base to release leaves. Escarole requires a good rinsing to remove ground dirt. 

Old World Style… heat pot with plenty of garlic & oil without browning. 

Add ripped leaves as you sir, I love to add chicken stock for a full flavor. 

Salt & pepper to taste,… onion /scallions, parsley flakes, red pepper flakes as well (optional).

Be adventurous! 

Adding shaved carrots, beans, or a variety of veggies for a light soup. 

Tiny meatballs for Wedding Soup! Rice is another option. Beans & escarole go well for a meal or side with fish or chicken. 


I have high expectations of our new President! My statement is based on his expertise as a businessman.

An article on Facebook inspired this. 

Italy’s new decision on donation of food to the homeless …

My reply..

I once inquired as I saw carts of food in the supermarket… 

“Do you donate the food? 

“No its a tax write off” . So sad

In another instance, I worked for a book company a short time.. endless over run of books. 

Yours for the taking… I tried to bring them to my children’s school, they WOULD NOT ACCEPT THEM! 

It may affect the tax exemptions. 


Sunday Pears & Wine

Ahhh! ….Such a delight!

This is quick & easy…. I’m sure many of you follow me & as in Sunday Gravy… Old World

Half, peel & core pears …. 

Heat pan adding 1 cup of wine ….. “You know that leftover special! ” actually the older the better. 

A light sprinkle of Nutmeg! 

Add pear halves at point of a boil & turn down to a simmer/cover for 12 minutes.

Turn up heat and quickly stir to a thickness.

It’s your preference to Add a sweetner… I use confectionery 1 cup. Although I set them aside, they are served warm & dressed to your choice …. 

French Vanilla works well …


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