Weeks of tests and scans, poking and prodding, procedures. The news came back yesterday, and now we prepare for life with the C-word. For the weeks, months, years to come of physical strife and emotional exhaustion. We will get through it together, as a family who prides themselves in standing strong through times of trial, … More The Battle has Begun
Okay. I feel that I’ve been really good about not using my blog for rants. Considering I can (and do) rage about quite a lot in person, it is a miracle my blog isn’t laden with f-bombs and other profanities, warranting a “please validate that you are over the age of 18” warning upon visiting. That being said, … More You Call THAT Friendship???
Hey all! I’ve been getting bored with my blog theme and style, having had the same look for the past two years, and decided it was time for a long overdue refresh and revamp of The Wordy Rose. Sadly, after selecting the theme I wanted and “activating” it, I lost the proper linking of posts … More Blog Theme Revamp!
‘Twas my birthday on Saturday! It was a very low-key weekend spent with family, which was just what the doctor ordered. 🙂 Both Saturday and Sunday had ridiculously disgusting high temperatures. It was in the high 90s both days, which makes me puke in my mouth a little bit. With heat waves (especially when there … More Happy Birthday to Meeeee!
A close friend of mine has been raving about the health and wellness benefits of essential oils for months now and has had some great experiences after implementing oils into her daily life. Always willing to try something new, I decided to give this a shot and am optimistic that I will reap the health … More Essential Oils – Giving it a Go!
Some of my most treasured childhood memories come straight out of the kitchen. My mother, sister, and I cooking or baking for some holiday or special event, my father looking on, laughing as his girls lovingly bickered and giggled. Throughout the summer, my mother was constantly preserving food. Peeling and canning whole vegetables, cooking down batches … More Raspberry Froth and Foam
Yesterday’s poem, Smells and Sounds of Summer, made me ache for that idyllic summer day. Having fun out of doors with my sweet pup, lazy afternoons swimming and reading at the river, basking in the afternoon sun until my skin threatens to bubble. Days turn into weekends, into weeks, and long vacations. I’m eagerly planning … More Summertime Adventures!
I joined a kickball league. I joined a kickball league with the expectation that it would be a fun way to work in some additional exercise and socializing into my schedule. Last week was our first tournament, and though we lost 4 to 8, it was really enjoyable and I didn’t suck nearly as bad … More Kickball Catastrophe
The tribe has spoken and I have listened! Let’s face it, the “About Me” page is always awkward. A balance between not sounding like a pretentious (insert word of choice here), but also promoting yourself to some extent. A balance of being true to yourself and your voice, while not going over the top and … More “About” Page Update, Complete!
I am wanting to revamp my “About” page. It seems a tad outdated and is in need of a refresh of sorts. I see so many different types of bios out there. Some are in first person and come off as a friendly conversation, some are in first person but come off as a mini … More The “About” Page