• The Cancer
  • Tests and results

    I read a cute little comic about being a cancer patient.  In it, it mentions gone are the 9-5 work weeks that don’t come with a “sick day.”  Oh ain’t it the truth.  I can’t remember the last time I worked a full 5 days of the week.  My weeks consist of teaching, writing sub […]

  • The Cancer
  • The Best Place to Be

    A little over a year and a half ago I made a very big decision to completely switch careers.  I stayed within the horticulture industry, but went from working in a garden center to becoming a high school teacher.  It was my dream job. Yes.  I’m crazy.  I know this.  I am aware that I […]

  • The Cancer
  • The Mental State

    A conversation BFF: “How are you doing… and don’t give me any of that ‘I’m fine crap.’” Me: “Really no, I’m fine.” BFF: “Really?!” Me: “Other than having the cancer I’m doing quite alright.” That conversation happened prior to the 7th.  Between the 15th and the 7th I lived in this state of limbo.  I […]

  • Uncategorized
  • What’s Next?

    I’ll be frank.  Yesterday was a rough day. It is rather surreal to walk into a place and know that every patient there had some sort of cancer.  I knew it was a big building.  I wasn’t prepared for how many people would be there.  It was a hoppin’ place. We arrived a bit early, […]

  • The Cancer
  • How it comes to pass

    One of the hardest parts of writing again after a long absence is where to start.  Do I go back and catch you up on all the things you’ve missed?  Do I jump right in and start writing? I’m going to do a combination of both.  I’ve only written intermittently since 2012 so there is […]

  • Elle's World
  • Let’s Get Reaquainted

    Whoa… 2 1/2 years. What happened?  Last thing I knew I was appealing for funds for Sweet Hope and the next I’m here.  Where is here?  And who the hell is that orange cheeto sitting in the White House?  What happened to the cool guy? I’d like to think that I’ve been asleep or had […]