Monthly Archives: March 2015

Our Economy is Forcing Me to Grow Vegetables.


I went shopping the other day and was shocked at how the prices keep rising. A loaf of bread was nearly $4. Four bucks for processed flour that we shouldn’t be eating anyway. As I wandered down the aisles looking for somewhat healthy foods that wouldn’t raise my cholesterol or knock me out with a sugar crash, I determined that I need to start growing my own vegetables. Heck you ‘they’ say you can juice anything and at least I’d know it was really organic. But how do I start?  INTERNET!!!!!

At my age, the last thing I want to do is till up my Texas gumbo or build a fence to protect everything from the dog and 6 cats. Yes…I have 6 cats and 3 spend their days and nights wandering through the yard. Anyway,  I decided on container and vertical gardening, which led me to think about planting containers.  How much depth does a carrot need to grow? What about potatoes…yum…home grown potatoes. How fabulous.

If you lived in my head I bet you can guess what happened next.  Bugs. I’ll need a bat house to eat flying bugs, a net to keep the birds off, bees to pollinate. Can I start a beehive too?  hmmmmm.

Back to containers.

container-vegetable-garden1-400x266Check out what I found. A picture using storage tubs and 5 gallon buckets from your favorite home improvement center! I love the orange ones and I could paint the white ones to look like a rainbow.  How beautiful. How simple.  So off I go to gather my old tubs and buy some new buckets.  You know, I think some old metal pails would look cute for herbs too. Oh and carrots need 6-10″ of dirt.

I hope to share some more pictures about my garden, and I promise, if I try the bee thing I’ll share that as well.


What do you really want to know about breast cancer reconstruction?


Image courtesy of Huffington Post

Breast Cancer is scary at best and my heart goes out to the millions of women who are faced with this diagnosis. But when it comes to finding answers about options, the patient is often reliant upon the doctors for guidance.  Sure there are some amazing sites that have a ton of information but when I started searching for reconstruction options and recovery, not so much.

I have been asked to help develop a website and blog that focuses on Breast Reconstruction. It’s all about educating men and women on the options, risks, rights, and more in regards to reconstruction.

So I’m asking those men or women out there if they would be willing to share what questions  you have or had about reconstruction after a lumpectomy or full mastectomy? If you are a survivor and have gone through reconstruction, what questions do you wish you had asked?