Raindrops on Roses

Please tell me you know the rest of the lyrics and are singing them loudly…..   Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittensBright copper kettles and warm woolen mittensBrown paper packages tied up with stringsThese are a few of my favorite things.Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels;Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles;Wild geeseContinue reading “Raindrops on Roses”

Lipstick and a Highlight Reel

lipstick on a pig “Some superficial or cosmetic change to something so that it  seems more attractive, appealing,  or successful than it really is.” I’m not the pig! I’m not the pig! Seriously though…..I get bored when I have my chemo/immunotherapy treatments. I listen to music, I listen to podcasts, and yes, I take pics. We’ve already established my “oversharing” tendency on facebook so there’s that. Last week I didn’t have toContinue reading “Lipstick and a Highlight Reel”


First of all, Irene is a lovely name. It’s old-fashioned, it’s spelled correctly, and it’s not one of those “made up” names….. but honestly? Her name was FRANKIE Irene. I’d probably go by Irene too. It’s Mother’s Day weekend so this is my ode to her and to all the mothers reading this. My mother,Continue reading “Irene”