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I am a Catholic military wife and mother, home educating 4 children.
Interests: Reading, reading, and reading, knitting, learning more about Catholicism, sudoku, photography
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October is breast cancer awareness month. It used to be that you'd see pink everywhere. Pink is good, I guess, but what it represented doesn't represent me. It represents an organization that doesn't use very much of what is donated... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
So we had a bit of a scare this Tuesday. Remember when I said I wasn't feeling well? Well, it all came to a head on Tuesday. I was out grocery shopping when all of a sudden I started to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
Cancer Summary: This Wednesday I have a PET scan. I'm super tired and just not feeling well. I haven't been in months but this past week has been particularly brutal. Prayers would be appreciated. Travel Summary: I LOVE to travel.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
School summary: The girls are off and running with school. Michaela is in her freshman year of college at the local community college. She will transfer (hopefully) to Texas A&M next year into the Dance Science program in the Kinesiology... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
I have several places online where my life story is told. They're all in bits and pieces and for the most part not well written. Writing is not my forte and never has been. Give me a good old math... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
We have quite a few changes in our lives this academic year: Michaela starts college at the local community college and it's paid for. Woohoo! Jordan starts somewhere new for ballet. I'm keeping the details of this one close. Emma... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
I thought I would write down everything about what I go through. Talk about my treatment plan as of right now. Today. Every 28 days, I receive a Faslodex injection which entails 2 shots on each side of my big... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
Everyone has a story. This blog is MY story. Not anyone else's. It's my space where I put down the happenings in my life, good or bad. My story doesn't mean someone else's story is not true. Just because I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
Dear Randall and Jeanne Marie Marks (and all ballet teachers and directors plus anyone who works with teens), There are so many directions this letter can take, but I'm going to address the biggest issue. The issue is your treatment... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
Look at this, two blog posts in a week. I've been pondering friendship lately. I often do as my friend circle evolves and changes all the time. I have a lot of acquaintances, but not a lot of friends. It's... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
Ballet has been an intricate part of our lives since 2005. So, it is with sadness that we will leave our current studio. The fall will bring many changes. I will miss everything. The frenzy of getting ready for shows.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at The Cabbage Patch
Last week, I was sitting in a prep meeting for the Confirmation retreat when my arm went up. I volunteered to do a talk, y'all. A personal testimony! In front of a bunch of teenagers. I can only think it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The Cabbage Patch
First the not so great stuff...cancer. After all was said and done, I've been diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. The treatment is not as harsh as chemotherapy but man, I wish I were going through that instead. It would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at The Cabbage Patch
He is 18. He is obsessed with football and can remember games and plays to the minute details. He obsesses over each game that is televised. He is not necessarily a critical thinker, but that's okay. He is training to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at The Cabbage Patch
Today I have my oncology appointment where I will finally find out my chemo schedule. I still have a heart stress test so I'm hoping I won't start until next week. I really could use one more week of nothing.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at The Cabbage Patch
The year started out very promising. My girls and I spent New Year's Eve with friends and savored the moments as the clock turned to midnight. I started a photography project which brought me out of the doldrums. We met... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at The Cabbage Patch
It started as something small but has built up some steam and now there's a series of photos. My girls met some other teens and we have been having a grand time taking photos for what we call Gage's Gang.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at The Cabbage Patch
Each year, I choose a word to focus on instead of a New Year's resolution. This year I chose the word PERSPECTIVE. Why? Well, I realized this past year that people's reaction to things were colored by their perspective. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at The Cabbage Patch
Last weekend, we had our opening night of Nutcracker. This year was an especially difficult one as we lost our beloved ballet instructor, Renee "Sissie" Gillenwater to cancer. Her death was quite unexpected as we did not know her cancer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at The Cabbage Patch
She is supposed to be here today. She is supposed to be here for at least 8 more years which is when Pumpkin graduates high school. She is supposed to be here when they return from college to visit. She... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at The Cabbage Patch
Boy, it's been a long time since I've been here to talk about things other than autism. This journey as a homeschooling Catholic military family is incredible. One of the many things I've been asked in regards to homeschooling has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at The Cabbage Patch
This is my son. He is a huge football fan and can talk for hours about the NFL down to the minute on a play in any given game. He has trouble sleeping if I am not home. He loves... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at The Cabbage Patch
My youngest just moved into Ballet II. This level requires ribbons on ballet flats. I know there are several newbies so I decided to help them out. First cut the ribbon if it's one long piece. Put the ribbon right... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at The Cabbage Patch
He loves football and can speak incessantly about the the NFL. He know details down to the second in a game. He struggles daily with loneliness. He adores little babies and younger children. He wishes he were normal. He loves... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Cabbage Patch
The homeschool community, nationwide, has two different organizations that run speech and debate tournaments. These are Stoa and NCFCA. Our small band of students participate in Stoa. I am their coach. I have no idea what I am doing but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at The Cabbage Patch