On Turning 50

50. 50 years. 50 years old. What a kick! I’m still kicking. I woke up Saturday to the smell of cake baking in the oven. My mom was making her magical German Chocolate Cake for my birthday–in her kitchen that was in the middle of a major renovation. German Chocolate Cakes have been a yearly […]

My 2018 Words

In 2013,¬†I was inspired by a number of other bloggers to start the New Year with a Three Word Mantra rather than traditional resolutions. I chose Agility, Openness and Creativity and focusing on those three words worked so well, I continued to choose three words for 2014 and 2015. My 2014 words were my spin […]

Happy 5th Blogiversary!!!!

An important anniversary slipped by last month, but it is not too late to celebrate! It’s the anniversary of¬†Searching for EMWA! While I technically started blogging on Caring Bridge in December 2011 to update family and friends outside of New Orleans (where Terry and I were living at the time of my diagnosis) and I […]

On Battered, But Resilient, Barbuda

I liked Tim Duncan when he played basketball, but I found I really connected with him and his love of the Caribbean with his post in The Players’ Tribune “Don’t Forget About the Islands”about living through Hurricane Hugo when he was growing up on St. Croix. He personalized his home for his readers–St. Croix wasn’t […]

Rerun: Maybe I Deserve at Least a Smiley Face Sticker

On the heels of my positive mammogram results and oncology visit on Monday–and with the knowledge that I have continued to row and be active–here is a re-post from early 2016. Since October 2011–when I went to my gynecologist for a long overdue physical check-up, which led to a baseline mammogram at 43 that identified […]