Crushing Cancer

How it all started: I love what I do and tend to lose myself in it.  In June 2017, we were in the middle of production for our biggest event of the year and I was assigned more work than ever before.  I didn’t want to let them down and was making good overtime, so I...

How to Achieve the Perfect Relationship

I thought I’d give two perspectives on the topic of relationships in this month’s blog.  One deep, one humorous.  Both insightful.   An In-Depth Approach to Achieving the Perfect Relationship Relationships are never easy.  All too often we are left with the...

The Holidays: Part 1

We are headed into the best 62 days of the year. The Strange household loves the holidays. And we are kicking off the holiday season with Halloween in two weeks. For those that do not consider Halloween a holiday, please leave this blog now. Halloween just brings out...

It’s October! Let’s Paint the town…

Pink …whatever color you want! Before I proceed with my post, I just want to say Happy 19th Anniversary to my husband, Anthony- Here’s to 100 more!  Love you! So…Here we are, mid-Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I don’t know about you, but everything...

A Stranger in a Strange Land

After my husband had been dead for a year, I realized it was time to “get out there.” In my case, the decision was fairly formulaic–my husband had told me to start dating at six months, I wanted to wait for a year and a half, so I split the...

A Courageous Mother & Daughter’s Breast Cancer Journey

A blog co-authored by a Mother & Daughter who survived Breast Cancer This year I celebrated my 27th Cancerversary.  I am well aware that I am one of the lucky ones, as I know many who lost the battle.  So, when my daughter, Janis, asked me to co-author...

There Are All Kinds of Strong

September is the anniversary of many things for me, including the death of a local Tarrytown friend from breast cancer. Those closest to her called her JJ (though not this exact spelling) and have been hosting a breast cancer fundraiser—JStrong—in her honor every year...

Fitting In

I know this seems insignificant, but I haven’t bought a pair of pants that fit, in probably nine years. And I’m 29 years old. Why? Well, it all stems from the fact that I hate my body. It’s funny, because when I was in high school I barely ever thought of my body. I...

ART WITH AN ATTITUDE AND WITH WISDOM AND WIT

POTTER UNKNOWN OHIO POTTERY AMERICA EARLY 1900’s Above is the one and only showing of a vase I once owned. It had a very private life while it resided with us in our Harrison NY home. It has a beginning, a middle and ending! And each level is interesting and filled...

Cooking Is Love On The Outside

Yep, it’s October! My brain is fried! I’m at a loss for words. I’ve been through two open school nights, and endless trips to Staples and the Dollar Tree for school supplies!  It is safe to say that my stress level is on 1000. I always have turned to cooking as a...