Chapter 13: Two Write Hands

Chapter 13: Two Write Hands

Who You Gonna Believe Chapter 13: Two Write Hands Rodney didn’t refuse to leave 6838 Eagle Creek Path because deep down he wanted to be with me. He just wanted all our mutual friends to think I wanted to be with him. So inflated was his own opinion of himself, he...

I WON MY LONG-TERM DISABILITY APPEAL AGAINST LINCOLN FINANCIAL Group!

I WON MY LONG-TERM DISABILITY APPEAL AGAINST LINCOLN FINANCIAL Group!

Just popping in briefly to share some good news with you all. Though I shared already on Facebook and Twitter a couple of days ago, I just realized I forgot to make an announcement on my blog! I won my long-term disability appeal against Lincoln Financial Group! My...

Give Me Hope, Help Me Cope

Give Me Hope, Help Me Cope

So many people, sensing something profound and historical is afoot, are blogging and journaling and tweeting their way through the stress and confusion. "Isolation: Day 12" someone writes, and you know what? It kinda throws me. And it kinda throws me that it throws...

Someone on the Internet Told Me Not to Get Political

Someone on the Internet Told Me Not to Get Political

Welp. It happened. I got my first YouTube comment asking me not to “get political” today.  I wish people understood what an awful request this is to make of a fellow human being. It’s not appropriate to ask of your favorite celebrity, much less a small-time...

Relaxing Zentangle Art for Beginners

Relaxing Zentangle Art for Beginners

https://youtu.be/qPpaj73Yiyk About This Zentangle This video shows you the relaxing Zentangle art for beginners that I created using tiles and materials from Project Pack 08. The two-tile setup was taught in the official Day 2 video. I changed up the pattern, as...

Outbreaks and Breakouts: A Survivor’s Log

Outbreaks and Breakouts: A Survivor’s Log

Whew! Is it just me or is this week like a thousand years long? Lately I've been thinking about outbreaks and breakouts. I don't want to talk too much about THE THING that has Twitter wound tighter than a Jack Russel Terrier these days, but because this blog is, among...

Weekend Update: Nobody Knows Anything

Weekend Update: Nobody Knows Anything

I saw my primary doctor yesterday. It was supposed to be just a med check to note how I was doing on nortriptyline for my chronic pain. And while we did discuss that briefly, we talked mostly about Pal, the off-the-charts fatigue that has overwhelmed me since...

My First Mammogram: A Story About Pal, the Lump in My Armpit

My First Mammogram: A Story About Pal, the Lump in My Armpit

So, where did we leave off with the present-day health updates? Oh yeah, my mental health and the mammogram for that lump in my armpit. Last Monday, I had an appointment with my oncologist. Dr. P is the local Carle oncologist I entrust with monitoring my brain cancer;...

Who You Gonna Believe? Not a Gaslighter, Bitch!

Who You Gonna Believe? Not a Gaslighter, Bitch!

Have you seen the video for the new Dixie Chicks song Gaslighter? Here, watch. https://youtu.be/sbVPcPL30xc I’ve been listening to the song on a loop since its premiere yesterday. ON. MY. BIRTHDAY. It was preordained this song drop right now---while I’m running a...

Help Me Celebrate My 40th Birthday

Help Me Celebrate My 40th Birthday

I turn 40 Wednesday! To celebrate, I’m taking my webserial memoir out from behind the paywall (Pay-treon wall?) for the month of March. So, not only can you read all 12 chapters of Who You Gonna Believe through the 31st, BUT you get to read chapter 13 in real time...

Chapter 12: Hurt People

Chapter 12: Hurt People

Who You Gonna Believe Chapter 12: Hurt People I started my very first blog around the same time Rodney started one of his own.  Ironically, I created the diary-like website at his suggestion because he “thought I’d like it.” In retrospect, I believe he encouraged...

My Ex-Husband Has to Pay ME $15 to Read His Emails

My Ex-Husband Has to Pay ME $15 to Read His Emails

Someone emailed me Thursday: What happened with the whole Rodney thing? I mean, not *in* the memoir, but with him reading it. Is he still harassing you? I replied, but later it occurred to me a formal update on the blog might be appropriate. So here's where things...

A Million Cancers

A Million Cancers

A while ago I posted about having a hard lump in my armpit. It’s not just there anymore. Now it hurts too. I was going to ask my primary doctor about it last month, but then I didn’t. I rationalized the decision thusly: We were already way over time, I had an...

One Zentangle a Day – Day 42 – with Zentangle Pattern Bronx Cherry

One Zentangle a Day – Day 42 – with Zentangle Pattern Bronx Cherry

https://youtu.be/RhOMU9raMhk It may or may not go without saying, but when you have brain cancer, sometimes finishing something small is a great big deal. And so I'm writing this post--the final lesson in the One Zentangle a Day series--with a great big smile on face....

One Zentangle a Day – Day 41 – Zentangle Folk ART

One Zentangle a Day – Day 41 – Zentangle Folk ART

https://youtu.be/nzd-ryDqn5w About This Zentangle The penultimate lesson for One Zentangle a Day is now complete! The lesson for Day 41 was to create Zentangle folk art using folk patterns. You can see those patterns in the art I created for the video. It includes...

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