A Hopeful Milestone

Okay, so I haven’t had any more really interesting stories to come out of my meal preparations for my endo diet, which is why I have been silent for some time. But I have been eating at least one meal from the book on a daily basis and am now proudly incorporating some of theContinue reading “A Hopeful Milestone”

The Fish Pie That Wasn’t

Immediately after my half-hour workout during a late November evening, I step into the kitchen to start prepping for the Golden Hour Fish Pie, my next endo meal from the endometriosis diet book I had purchased about a month before. The onions, leeks, celery and cauliflower are already diced and chopped. The carrots are boilingContinue reading “The Fish Pie That Wasn’t”

Why Didn’t I Just Ask?

I made the mistake of preparing my first endo diet meal before elevating my mood. What happened next was a progression of internalized negative thoughts and feelings that needed to be voiced. Read about it in my latest blog post “Why Didn’t I Just Ask?”

How I’m Taking Back My Health

When my medical insurance refused to cover a new medication that would dramatically help to relieve my ongoing symptoms from endometriosis, the doctor’s office filled out all the necessary paperwork needed for me to get the medication for free for an entire year. To say I was thankful and relieved didn’t come close to whatContinue reading “How I’m Taking Back My Health”

Roxie’s First Holiday

Any new thing introduced into the normalcy of life takes a certain amount of adjustment. We’ve had to adjust to Roxie’s presence just as much as she has had to adjust to her new living environment and the two humans who now feed and play with her. And oh yes, the discipline. Her playful bitesContinue reading “Roxie’s First Holiday”

4 Lessons from the First Year of Marriage

Dan and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary last month with a romantic dinner at a French restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Just like the day of our wedding, everything was perfect. The food was exquisite, the wine was sweet like my taste buds prefer and the dessert made me forget all about my caloric budget.Continue reading “4 Lessons from the First Year of Marriage”

Summer of Covid, part 2

During the last week of July, when Dan and I realized half the summer was over and we had not done anything notable, Dan suggested we go away for a few days. I agreed that we needed a getaway, and I was desperate to get over my current anxiety (Summer of Covid, part 1), so I wasContinue reading “Summer of Covid, part 2”

Summer of Covid, part 1

During the last week of July, it suddenly dawned on me that the summer was halfway over and Dan and I had not done anything significant! Every day was spent indoors. I worked on my novel and took some online writing and book publishing classes. Dan worked almost every day preparing for Back2Levittown, his weeklyContinue reading “Summer of Covid, part 1”

How Corona Invaded Our Marriage

After being painstakingly careful over the last few months regarding where we went, what we brought into our home, and wearing masks and gloves, Dan somehow contracted the coronavirus. Before going in for a routine medical procedure, Dan’s doctor told him he had to take the COVID-19 test. That was on Monday, June 15. OnContinue reading “How Corona Invaded Our Marriage”

The Importance of Spousal Support

I’ve always been the type of person who prefers to stay home on any given occasion—a homebody. So, when this new directive to stay home was put upon us as a way to minimize the spread of COVID-19, I was quite fine with it. In fact, I believed it would not be a problem forContinue reading “The Importance of Spousal Support”