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Tailgate at your place with these easy party tips

(BPT) – Football season is here, and it’s the ideal time to throw a tailgate party in the comfiest and most welcoming place — in your home, in front of the TV, along with your best friends and your favorite foods. There’s no question that football, food and friends make a great combination. At-home tailgate […]

Besties Open The Allen Lewis Agency!

This chick.  THIS CHICK.  Her name is Jocelyn K. Allen and I am beaming when I say that she is my friend.  I don’t mean my Facebook friend, my Twitter follower, some random chick from way back when.  I’m talking FRIEND.  The kind that I can call on anytime.  The kind that only wants the […]

Mayday! Mayday!

Today is May 1st.  I’ve had the date circled on the calendar for months–not because I was going to wrap the May Pole, like we used to do in elementary school, but because it represented something to me–HOPE.  The day that I circled it was a BAD day.  I was in the throngs on chemo.  […]

Why I Still Write #CouragetoWrite

At least a few times a week, usually in the midst of a complete meltdown, I have a conversation with myself.  It generally goes like this: Me: *wailing*  I don’t want to write anything.  I don’t have anything to write.  I’ve lost my voice. Self:  Don’t be silly.  You have a LONG list of things […]

Why Do Cancer Patients Give Up?

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Right around this time last year, a doctor gave me the hard, awful truth–that I had a 1 in 5 chance of being alive in 5 years.  I remember looking at her incredulously, and totally dismissing her entire conversation.  After all, except for the very recent abdominal pain that I had experienced, I felt FINE–the […]

Dancing With NED!

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“You have cancer. ”  It’s been 6 months since I heard those wretched words.  In less than an instant, my entire life changed, along with my perspective on most things.  A million questions rolled through my mind–How could I have cancer?  Why would I have cancer?  Am I going to die?  How am I going […]

Friends, Indeed!

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I simply can’t believe how much my inner circle has changed over the last few months.  While a few very casual acquaintances have truly stepped up and become centerpieces in my life, others who (I thought) were tight friends have seemingly vanished.  I’m often told that it’s because they don’t know what to say to […]

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