Happy Mothers Day

It's Mothers Day here in the Middle East. And my kids were asking to borrow money from me all week so that they could get me gifts. Instead, I told them that all I wanted was a clean house - not by my hand - and no fighting. This was said while I clutched my…

You know how much you hate it when your sinuses are all clogged up due to allergies and even when you cook a really awesome meal like baked chicken in lemon juice with potatoes, you can't enjoy the smell or taste of it because your stupid nose is not working?!Mine cleared up. About 14.6 seconds…

Endogenous Morphine….I Dig It

I've been a scale yo-yo most of my adult life. I've never been able to wear "skinny jeans" or super short skirts that require you to shave to your belly button. I was always very active and fit because I was a jockette all through school and continued playing in softball leagues and bowling and…

Re-post: How Do YOU Spell Relief?

Due to my busy schedule of oversleeping and not getting my kidsto school on time and then fighting them to study along with my¬†writing schedule for my new novel, I've kind of blown off my blog.And that's just not cool. SO, I thought I'd re-post some of my "bestof" posts from a previous blog just…

Their Language

English, German, Spanish, Arabic and a little Greek. Those are the languages that I speak. I dabble a bit in French, meaning I've picked up enough to help my son maintain a B average in French class three years running now. But I apparently have lost the ability to speak TEENESE.I used to be a…

The Honeymoon’s Over

After seventeen years of marriage and the development of a social conscience, I've stopped running the faucet when I'm pooping to cover up any loud and bombastic gastric releases he might hear on the other side of the bathroom door. He KNOWS I fart.And we DON'T have a noisy ceiling fan here like we did…

Becca’s Right…I Have Stress-Induced Gas

So a while back I was experiencing chest pains so strong that I couldn't breathe. I blogged about it a few times here.¬† Then I spent hundreds (thankfully, not thousands) of pounds paying for tests and cardiograms and ekgs and yada, yada, yada. At the end of the month of two hour bus rides across…

Chest Pains, Homeschool and Housework, OhMy!

Saturday I posted on Facebook that I was again experiencing serious chest pains and that my husband took me to the emergency room and of course, no cardiologist was on duty. That was on Friday night. We paid for an appointment for Sunday night. And I went Sunday night with his cousin (because he had…

Chest Pains

Last year I started having some difficulty breathing deeply. I felt atightness across my back and I blew it off. I had been moving thefurniture around by myself while mopping the house so I justassumed I'd overdone it and tried to take it easy for a couple ofdays. But it didn't get better. In fact,…

Should I or Should I Not?

I'm considering a major change in my life. It's a big decision.I'm not really sure I'm ready for it. But I'm weighing all theodds and I'm leaning toward just jumping off into the unknown.Yes. It's a serious and HUGE change for me. I have seen itcoming for a few years and some of my friends…